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Marines Need Support to Push Name Change

You can assist this effort by contacting elected representatives.

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The Marines could have their name officially added to the Department of the Navy title.

(WASHINTON D.C.) - Legislation currently in Congress would change the name of the Department of the Navy, to Department of the Navy and Marine Corps.

Marines all over the nation are in favor of this. U.S. Marines maintain security at Naval bases and are the nation's first combat force in many cases, to respond to war. Marines have long been associated with the Navy, but it is time that the Navy recognizes the role Marines play in the overall mission, but adding the organization's name to the official title.

Michael B. Wilson in Milwaukie, Oregon wrote to today, stating that while this legislation has received overwhelming support in the House of Representative, it must also gain support in the United States Senate.

"Senate Bill, S. 504 needs additional co-sponsors and you can assist by asking your Senator to join the other 47 Senators currently on record supporting this legislation."

For more information on this issue please go to:

Wilson says in the western states, both Senators from Montana and Idaho are listed as co-sponsors but the following western Senators have not made a commitment to this legislation.

You can assist this effort by contacting them via e-mail and letting them know your opinion on this issue.


  • Senator Jon Kyl – (R – AZ)
  • Senator John McCain – (R – AZ)


  • Senator Barbara Boxer – (D – CA)
  • Senator Dianne Feinstein – (D – CA)


Senator Jeff Merkley – (D – OR)


  • Senator Maria Cantwell – (D – WA)
  • Senator Patty Murray – (D – WA)

Please use the following address to send your Senators a message about this legislation:

Please pass this information on to those that you know that are represented by the above non-committed U. S. Senators.

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