Marine Corps Times
Marine Corps Times cover 19 July 2010
|Owner||Gannett Government Media|
|Headquarters||6883 Commercial Drive, Springfield, Virginia 22159 United States|
Marine Corps Times (ISSN 1522-0869) is a weekly newspaper serving active, reserve and retired United States Marine Corps personnel and their families, providing news, information and analysis as well as community and lifestyle features, educational supplements, and resource guides.
Marine Corps Times is published by Gannett Government Media, which is a part of Gannett Company (NYSE:GCI). Gannett Government Media Corporation, formerly known as Army Times Publishing Company, was purchased by Gannett in 1997 from the Times Journal Company.2
Marine Corps Times writer C. Mark Brinkley was among the first journalists to embed3 with ground troops in Afghanistan in November 2001 during Operation Swift Freedom, which was the Pentagon's first opportunity to Embed Journalists.4 Marine Corps Times and Brinkley were also responsible for exposing5 the fabricated military record claimed by Joshua Adam Garcia, a contestant on Food Network's 2007 season of "The Next Food Network Star," resulting in Garcia's resignation6 from the cooking competition reality show.
In November 2010, senior writer Dan Lamothe broke the news that the Marine Corps had recommended former Cpl. Dakota Meyer for the Medal of Honor,7 the nation's highest award for valor, for bravery in Afghanistan in September 2009. Meyer's case was approved in July 2011,8 making him the first living Marine to receive the medal since the Vietnam War.
In 2005, Marine Corps Times received an Associated Press Managing Editors association Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Public Service9 in the under-40,000 circulation category for its investigative story on the recall of body armor.
In spring 2011, senior staff writer Dan Lamothe received the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation's Maj. Megan McClung Award,10 which honors one journalist annually for dispatch reporting abroad. Lamothe was honored for his work in May and June 2010, when he embedded with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, in Afghanistan's then-violent Marjah district.
In fall 2011, Lamothe and staff photographer Thomas Brown received honorable mention from the Military Reporters and Editors organization for their blogging from the battlefield during the same embedded assignment.11 They finished behind the New York Times in MRE's online interactive award category.
- Andrew deGrandpré, Managing Editor
- Gina Harkins, Deputy News Editor
- James K. Sanborn, Staff Writer
- Gidget Fuentes, San Diego Bureau Chief
- Gina Cavallaro, Senior Writer
- Dan Lamothe, Senior Writer
- C. Mark Brinkley, Managing Editor (2007–2009), Staff Writer (1998–2007)
Each year Military Times honors an "Everyday Hero": "Someone with whom you are proud to serve. Someone whose dedication, professionalism and concern for fellow service members and community set a standard for all of us. There is a Marine of the year, Soldier of the year, Sailor of the year, Airman of the year and Coast Guardsman of the year. Each service member is nominated by their peers for Military Times selection." The winners are honored at a formal ceremony on Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C.12
- MCT: Marine Nominated fof MOH
- MCT: MOH Approved
- Marine Corps Times web site
- Marine Corps Times Facebook page
- Battle Rattle: The official blog of Marine Corps Times
- Military Times Service Member of the Year web site