49 episodes

The Marine Corps Association is dedicated in its mission to support Today’s Marines. Our podcast, Scuttlebutt, seeks to create a forum to encourage and inspire Marines, former Marines, Marine families, and supporters of the Marine Corps to engage with issues that impact Marines and the Corps. Storytelling not only helps us unpack who we are, but brings us into conversation with the world and people around us. We will hear stories from Marines and civilians working to honor, uncover, and restore Marine Corps history, as well as from those working every day to make the world a better place.

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The Marine Corps Association is dedicated in its mission to support Today’s Marines. Our podcast, Scuttlebutt, seeks to create a forum to encourage and inspire Marines, former Marines, Marine families, and supporters of the Marine Corps to engage with issues that impact Marines and the Corps. Storytelling not only helps us unpack who we are, but brings us into conversation with the world and people around us. We will hear stories from Marines and civilians working to honor, uncover, and restore Marine Corps history, as well as from those working every day to make the world a better place.

    Scuttlebutt Ep 48: "Strait Talk" with Dr. Michael Hunzeker

    Scuttlebutt Ep 48: "Strait Talk" with Dr. Michael Hunzeker

    In light of the recent trip to Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and the subsequent saber-rattling by China, now seems as good of a time as any to start keeping regular tabs on the Taiwan Strait. Dr. Hunzeker, who has studied the military, political, social, economic, and historical factors that have created one of the most potent tinderboxes on the planet.







    We also check in on SgtMajs LeHew and Kinser as the walk across the country on Highway 20 and take a peak into the September edition of Leatherneck Magazine.







    Support The Long Road on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/698444134910085







    The views and opinions expressed on Scuttlebutt are those of the individuals and do not reflect the official position of the Marine Corps Association.







    Produced by Nick Wilson, Vic Ruble, William Treuting, and Nancy Lichtman.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Scuttlebutt Ep 47: "Always Faithful" with Maj Tom Schueman

    Scuttlebutt Ep 47: "Always Faithful" with Maj Tom Schueman

    Friend of the show Maj Tom Schueman and his Afghan interpreter, friend, and brother Zainullah “Zak” Zaki have written “Always Faithful”, which describes their parallel lives, converging paths, and unbreakable bond in the face of overwhelming danger, culminating in Zak and his family’s harrowing escape from Kabul.  After getting our hands on an early copy of the book and getting engrossed in it, we had to bring Schueman back onto Scuttlebutt to tell everyone about it.







    You can buy “Always Faithful” at Amazon or Barnes & Noble







    Support Maj Schuman’s Patrol Base Abbate initiative here: https://www.pbabbate.org/







    The views and opinions expressed on Scuttlebutt are those of the individuals and do not reflect the official position of the Marine Corps Association.







    Produced by Nick Wilson, Vic Ruble, William Treuting, and Nancy Lichtman.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Scuttlebutt Ep 46: Miles Vining talks Afghanistan Aftermath

    Scuttlebutt Ep 46: Miles Vining talks Afghanistan Aftermath

    Miles Vining returns to Scuttlebutt to chat with us about the immediate fallout after the US pullout in Afghanistan. He and some of his fellow Free Burma Rangers spent time in the mountainous regions on the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border, helping refugees where and how they could. Its an eye-opening discussion about a region of the world known by so little of us in the West.







    To help support Afghanis still trying to escape the clutches of the Taliban, check out No One Left Behind at https://www.nooneleft.org







    The views and opinions expressed on Scuttlebutt are those of the individuals and do not reflect the official position of the Marine Corps Association.







    Produced by Nick Wilson, Vic Ruble, William Treuting, and Nancy Lichtman.

    • 50 min
    Scuttlebutt Ep 45: General Langley, ACV Rollover, and arguments against FD2030

    Scuttlebutt Ep 45: General Langley, ACV Rollover, and arguments against FD2030

    General Langley is the first Black four-star general in Marine Corps history and we celebrate the occasion by chatting a little bit about the history of USMC generals and the challenges General Langley will face in his new job leading American Forces in Africa.







    We also dive into the recent ACV rollover in Camp Pendleton and chat about Retired LtGen Van Riper’s, and many others’, arguments against Force Design 2030.







    Thanks to Service Credit Union for supporting us, check them out! https://servicecu.org/







    The views and opinions expressed on Scuttlebutt are those of the individuals and do not reflect the official position of the Marine Corps Association.







    Produced by Nick Wilson, Vic Ruble, William Treuting, and Nancy Lichtman.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Scuttlebutt Ep 44: Analyzing the MEB? Shore to Shore off Saipan?

    Scuttlebutt Ep 44: Analyzing the MEB? Shore to Shore off Saipan?

    The team is trying something new this week, segments! Catch up with Gazette, Leatherneck, Friends of the Show and a bit of history as we dive into the MEB, Modern Day Marine, Saipan, and catch up with a bunch of our previous guests!







    Thanks to Service Credit Union for supporting us, check them out! https://servicecu.org/







    The views and opinions expressed on Scuttlebutt are those of the individuals and do not reflect the official position of the Marine Corps Association.







    Produced by Nick Wilson, Vic Ruble, William Treuting, and Nancy Lichtman.

    • 59 min
    Scuttlebutt Ep 43: MCDP-8 Information, Maneuvering in Russia?

    Scuttlebutt Ep 43: MCDP-8 Information, Maneuvering in Russia?

    This week on Scuttlebutt we dive into the recently published MCDP-8: Information and talk about this 7th function of warfighting. We also chime in on Marinus’ arguments about Russians employing maneuver warfare in Ukraine, whether or not China is benefitting from the state of the globe, and we even touch on a post Nazarbayev Kazakhstan and their ongoing efforts to decentralize and modernize their republic.







    Thanks to Service Credit Union for supporting us, check them out! https://servicecu.org/







    The views and opinions expressed on Scuttlebutt are those of the individuals and do not reflect the official position of the Marine Corps Association.







    Produced by Nick Wilson, Vic Ruble, William Treuting, and Nancy Lichtman.

    • 1 hr 11 min

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