Marine Corps Times
Marine Corps Times cover 10 April 2017
TypeWeekly newspaper
Owner(s)Sightline Media Group
PublisherMichael Reinstein
Headquarters6883 Commercial Drive, Springfield, Virginia, United States
Circulation36,385 (June 2013)[1]
ISSN1522-0869 (print)
2328-2258 (web)
OCLC number40058477

Marine Corps Times (ISSN 1522-0869) is a 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. It is published 26 times per year.

Marine Corps Times is published by the Sightline Media Group, which is a part of TEGNA Digital, which itself is owned by TEGNA, Inc. The group was called the Army Times Publishing Company until 1997, when it was sold to Gannett and renamed Gannett Government Media.[2] In 2015, it was spun off into one of the digital properties of TEGNA, and renamed Sightline. In March 2016, TEGNA sold Sightline Media Group to Regent, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm controlled by investor Michael Reinstein.[3]


Marine Corps Times traces its roots to the 1940s, when Army Times, founded by Mel Ryder, had reporters covering the U.S. Army Air Corps and U.S. Army Air Forces. The Army Times Publishing Company later added Air Force Times, Navy Times, and, in 1999, Marine Corps Times.[4]

Marine Corps Times writer C. Mark Brinkley was among the first journalists to embed with ground troops in Afghanistan in November 2001 during Operation Swift Freedom, which was the Pentagon's first opportunity to Embed Journalists.[5]

In 2005, Marine Corps Times received an Associated Press Managing Editors association Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Public Service[6] in the under-40,000 circulation category for its investigative story on the recall of body armor.

Marine Corps Times and Brinkley were also responsible for exposing[7] 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 resignation[8] 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,[9] the nation's highest award for valor, for bravery in Afghanistan in September 2009. Meyer's case was approved in July 2011,[10] making him the first living Marine to receive the medal since the Vietnam War.

In spring 2011, Lamothe received the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation's Maj. Megan McClung Award,[11] 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 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.[12] They finished behind The New York Times in MRE's online interactive award category.


Current employees include:

See also


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  2. ^ "GANNETT CO INC /DE/ - GCI Annual Report (10-K) STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY". Retrieved July 13, 2012.
  3. ^ "Here's how much Tegna's CEO earned in 2015". Washington Business Journal. March 22, 2016. Retrieved November 19, 2022.
  4. ^ "Army Times turns 75, still serving those in uniform". August 15, 2015. Retrieved March 20, 2017.
  5. ^ Stanley, Alessandra. (2001-11-28) A NATION CHALLENGED - THE MEDIA - Marines Land in Afghanistan With Panache, Semper Fi and Press Tagging Along. Retrieved on 2014-02-24.
  6. ^ Fort Lauderdale, Charleston, Marine Corps newspapers exhibit public service – APME – Associated Press Media Editors. APME. Retrieved on 2014-02-24.
  7. ^ "". Archived from the original on July 11, 2007. Retrieved July 13, 2010.((cite web)): CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  8. ^ "Former Marine cook admits lies, quits Food Network competition". Archived from the original on July 9, 2008.
  9. ^ MCT: Marine Nominated fof MOH[clarification needed] Archived 2010-11-13 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ MCT: MOH Approved Archived 2011-07-26 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ "Reporter recognized for combat coverage". Marine Corps Times. Retrieved February 24, 2014.
  12. ^ "Marine Corps Times cited for combat coverage". Marine Corps Times. Retrieved February 24, 2014.