Comment and Discussion

November 1998
"Listen to the JOs: Why Retention Is a Problem" (See J. Natter, A. Lopez, and D. Hodges, pp. 58-62, October 1998 Proceedings ) Lieutenant Jim Crosley, U.S. Navy —This research ...

Semper Fidelis

By Lieutenant Colonel Steve Richmond, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
November 1998
I can still see the twin grooves the heels of his jungle boots made in the mud. Four friends were struggling to carry his body through the rain to the ...
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE/JASON J. BORTZ

Bottom Line: It's Infantry

By Captain Scott E. Packard, U.S. Marine Corps
November 1998
First Honorable Mention, Marine Corps Essay Contest We need an infantry-based concept for employing forces during operations other than war in urban settings . In the near future, Marines will ...
DOD (MIKE POWELL)

Don't Forget the Fleet

By Major Henry Black, U.S. Marine Corps
November 1998
Second Honorable Mention, Marine Corps Essay Contest The Marine Corps is in danger of becoming a smaller, less-capable version of capabilities already resident in the Air Force and the Army. ...

So You Want to Be a Marine

By Bob Concordia
November 1998
A former Marine and good friend of mine, George Fuska, recently told me how he came to join the Marine Corps. "I was driving home from church on Sunday, December ...
ARTWORK BY TOM LEA, COURTESY OF THE U.S. ARMY CENTER FOR MILITARY HISTORY

What Was Nimitz Thinking?

By Colonel Joseph H. Alexander, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
November 1998
One of the most controversial operations of World War II in the Pacific was the 1944 invasion of Peleliu. A military historian has analyzed the circumstances and the personalities involved, ...

Marine Corps Snaps

November 1998
Following the untimely death early in 1997 of Master Sergeant Tom Bartlett, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired), Managing Editor of Leatherneck magazine, the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation (formerly Historical Foundation) decided ...
COURTESY OF THE AUTHOR

Until Death Do Us Part?

By Captain E. T. Gomulka, Chaplain Corps, U.S. Navy
November 1998
They met at A-School. Their passion quickly grew from innocent attraction to what they thought was love. They married, and a year later they had a child. Now, less than ...
SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE (JOHN GIBBINS)

No Home on the Range

By Commander Eric Okerstrom, U.S. Navy
November 1998
Challenges to military use of federal lands and airspace are growing. To maintain land for testing and training, the services are going to have to combine their talent and resources.
U.S. NAVY

Forward . . . From Long Island

By Captain Raymond S. McCord, U.S. Navy, and Thomas A. Schoene
November 1998
At 2031 on 17 July 1996, TWA Flight 800, a Boeing 747 flying from New York to Paris, crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the south shore of Long Island. ...
D7 PUPBLIC AFFAIRS (SCOTT CARR)

What We Need to Win the Drug War

By Commander Matt Blizard and Lieutenant Joe DiRenzo III, U.S. Coast Guard
November 1998
Nine areas—from sensors to judicial enforcement—must be addressed if we art to defeat drug traffickers in the eastern Caribbean. This U.S. Coast Guardsman is removing marijuana from a ship seized ...
ALLIANT TECHSYSTEMS INC.

Professional Notes

November 1998
The Surface Navy Needs Spotters By Lieutenant Darren McPherson, U.S. Navy U.S. Navy surface combatants, lacking organic assets to conduct real-time targeting, fire support, and battle damage assessment, must rely ...
FRENCH NAVY

Book Reviews

November 1998
Kilo Class Patrick Robinson, New York: Harper Collins, 1998. 484 pp. $25.00 ($22.50). Reviewed by Rear Admiral Charles J. Beers, U.S. Navy (Retired) Kilo Class is the story of perfect ...
DOD (BRAD FALLIN)

The U.S. Navy: Where Have All the Nukes Gone?

By Norman Polmar
November 1998
The U.S. Navy currently deploys almost one-half of all U.S. nuclear weapons. The total number of U.S. "nukes" is declining, while the percentage of U.S. weapons on board ship—specifically, in ...
GENERAL DYNAMICS

World Naval Developments

By Norman Friedman
November 1998
North Korean Satellite Launch Fails At the end of August, the North Koreans launched their two stage Taepo-Dong I missile for the first time. The first stage fell into the ...
H & L VAN GINDEREN COLLECTION

Combat Fleets

By A. D. Baker III
November 1998
L 9525, the first of a planned five LCU-1-class utility landing craft for use with the Netherlands' new 12,750-ton amphibious dock landing ship Rotterdam , was completed this April. Three ...
U.S. NAVY

Lest We Forget

By Lieutenant Commander Rick Burgess, U.S. Navy
November 1998
Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 333 (VMFA-333) originally was activated on 1 October 1943 at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, as Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 333 (VMSB-333). The ...

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