16 Feb '14, 9pm

Marine Corps explains why it abruptly relocated independent newspaper

Marine Corps explains why it abruptly relocated independent newspaper

Gen. John Paxton, the Maine Corps’ assistant commandant, posted the following remarks on the Marine Corps’s official Facebook page on Feb. 12 concerning Marine Corps Times’ relocation with the service’s exchange stores: “As we wind down 13 years of war and prepare for the conflicts to come, we are engaged in a wide-ranging effort to rededicate ourselves to who we are and what we do ... specifically with a renewed focus on the moral, intellectual, physical and ethical fundamentals of our profession of arms. The emerging reorganization of Marine Corps Exchange and Marine Mart merchandise is but one element of our broader Reawakening Campaign. The intent is to provide ready access to professional military literature and healthy food and beverage choices.” Reaction to the Marine Corps Times’ relocation demonstrated a clear misunderstanding of intent; therefore, the product wil...

Full article: http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140216/NEWS/302...

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