The U.S. Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, 1951-2001

The U.S. Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, 1951-2001

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From the Foreword: The following account represents a significant look at a half century of U.S. Marine Corps effort in the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California. This has been and is still the location of the Corps cold weather and mountain training facility. Over time the needs and demands for Marines and units prepared to operate under these conditions waxed and waned with the real world requirements of deployed forces. This was reflected in the realities of conflicts in the Korean Peninsula, the Cold War's northern and southern flanks, and in the current Global War in Terrorism fight in Afghanistan and elsewhere. While the future is often uncertain, this firm look at the past is useful to show how previous challenges have prompted creative and innovative responses. This is as much a story of evolution as an institution.--p. iii.This purchase alone cost $56.50. To not put this special gear to use in bad weather would have been a waste, and for the thrifty Cochrane, a€œwastea€ was a sin that was second only to idleness. a€œThroughout our absence, a€ he later wrote in his report to the Commandant, a€œdrills and instructions were unremitting. ... The German battleship Bismarck and cruiser Prinz Eugen had two weeks earlier been raiding in the shipping lanes ... Courtesy of Col James A. Donovan land on 16 August 1941.

Title:The U.S. Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, 1951-2001
Author: Orlo K. Steele, Michael I. Moffett
Publisher: - 2011

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