MCA Scuttlebutt

MCA Scuttlebutt

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.


October 18, 2021 78 min

This week on Scuttlebutt we continue our reflection on Afghanistan with Will Schick. Mr. Schick, who served as a Police Advisor for Afghan National Police, discusses the complexity of telling the story of the war, its complicated legacy, and more, in addition to talking about growing up in an immigrant family, his transition into becoming a journalist reporting on issues relating to homelessness in Washington D.C.

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Miles Vining is a jack-of-all trades who enlisted into the Marines and served with The Walking Dead in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. His book, Into Helmand with the Walking Dead is a must read for anyone seeking the ground-level experience of a Marine in Afghanistan. You can read an excerpt from Leatherneck Magazine here.

Serving in Afghanistan has instilled a deep connection to the region, which Miles continues to explore in h...

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September 20, 2021 92 min

Part 2 of the amazing SgtMaj Justin LeHew! In this half of the interview the SgtMaj goes into detail about his 10 point system to signal its time for a change, resume writing and History Flight!

Nick and Vic also talk a little bit about the recent nuclear submarine treaty with Australia and Force Design 2030.

Scuttlebutt is a production of The Marine Corps Association, produced by Nick Wilson, hosted by Maj Vic Ruble, USMC (...

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September 8, 2021 64 min

We had the great honor of hosting SgtMaj Justin LeHew, USMC (Ret) for our first ever interview and it was everything we’d hoped for and more. There is a lot to admire about the character and career of the SgtMaj, but as a fellow amtracker, Vic’s excitement was notched all the way to 11. In this first half of our interview SgtMaj LeHew spoke to us about the advice he received throughout his career and how he was able to lock it away...

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September 7, 2021 10 min

Scuttlebutt is a podcast for Marines by Marines. We will be exploring the unseen stories of Marines, past and present. These unseen stories are the foundation of the storied history of the Marine Corps, as well as it’s yet unwritten future. We will be having some great conversations with some really awesome guests, discussing issues focusing on the power (and significance) of storytelling, professional development, and transitionin...

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