U.S. Marines

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#Recruits complete obstacles during the Crucible at @MCRDPI. The Crucible is a 54-hour culmination event that ends with recruits earning their Eagle, Globe and Anchor and the title U.S. #Marine.
A #Marine interacts with Afghan children on @MCB_Quantico, Sept. 18, 2021. The Operation Allies Welcome initiative provides the Afghans essential support at secure locations outside of #Afghanistan. @DeptofDefense @USNorthernCmd
#Marines with the @11thmeu post security on the @USNavy's USS Pearl Harbor while transiting the Strait of Hormuz. The 11th MEU is deployed to the @US5thFleet in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region.
#Marines with the @11thmeu conduct close-quarters combat training at the @uscoastguard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia Maritime Engagement Team training facility onboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain. The 11th MEU is currently deployed to the @US5thFleet area of operations.
#Marines with 4th Marine Logistics Group conduct a 21-gun salute during a funeral for Pfc. Glenn White in Emporia, Kan. In November 1943, White was a member of @2dMarDiv when he was killed in action in the Tarawa Atoll of the Gilbert Islands during War World II.
#Marines with the @26MEU unload supplies for Afghan evacuees in support of #OperationAlliesWelcome aboard Fort Pickett, Virginia, Sept. 21, 2021. @DeptofDefense @USNorthernCmd
U.S. and Swedish #Marines conduct fast-rope drills during exercise Burmese Chase at @camp_lejeune. Burmese Chase includes training on integration of ground and air fires, infantry tactics, and naval gunfire alongside @NATO allies and partners.
Today we recognize Major Gen. Angela Salinas, who after 39 years retired as the Marine Corps’ highest-ranking female, and first Hispanic woman to become a general officer. Her trailblazing epitomizes what it means to be a Marine. #HispanicHeritageMonth #Marines #TheFewTheProud
#Marines with the @11thmeu use a Ground-Based Observational Surveillance System to search for nearby surface contacts while transiting the Strait of Hormuz aboard the @USNavy's USS Portland while deployed in the @US5thFleet area of operations.
Capt. Ryan Garvey, a pilot with @MrfDarwin, shows a child the controls in the Venom during community day in Australia. #Marines and the @AustralianArmy set-up a static display of aircraft and other military equipment for the community to view and interact with.
The 10th anniversary of the repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" is a reminder of our commitment to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion across the force. It makes us more representative of the nation we defend. It makes us wiser. It makes us stronger. defense.gov/Newsroom/Relea…
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Pfc. Quavon Allen, a #Marine with @3rdMLG, adjusts the tripod for an M240B machine gun during Iron Dragon on Ie Shima island, Okinawa, #Japan. Iron Dragon is a regimental exercise designed to simulate the establishment of a new command center in a tactical environment.
Listen as Major Ben Sutphen describes firsthand the actions of Marines during the attack on #HKIA in Kabul, Afghanistan on 26 August, 2021. twitter.com/cbsmornings/st…
Marines with Marine Corps Air Facility Quantico execute fire and rescue training at the airfield on @MCB_Quantico. They practiced how to control a fuel fire on a simulated downed aircraft to prepare for real-life scenarios.
Aim High Happy 74th birthday to the @usairforce and all the Airmen flying high past and present. Fly-Fight-Win. #Airforce #Birthday #Military #Flying #USMC
Marines with @IIIMEF prepare to takeoff during a Special Patrol Insertion and Extraction (SPIE) on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan.
On #POWMIARecognitionDay, we honor the memory of Americans who were prisoners of war, and those missing in action who have yet to return home. They are not forgotten. Semper Fidelis #Marines #USMC #HonorThem #UntilTheyAreHome
Today is the 79th anniversary of @3d_Marine_Div. Take a look back with us at their history, and see how today's team carries on the legacy.
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#Marines with @3d_Marine_Div apply camouflage paint while conducting a rapid-response drill within the first island chain. These actions are part of a series of integrated drills to maintain their high state of readiness and demonstrate U.S. resolve to maintain regional security.
September is National #SuicidePrevention Month. This year's theme, Connect to Protect: Support is Within Reach, highlights the importance of connecting with each other. Reach out to the resources available. #Marines #BeThere #BeThe1To usmc-mccs.org/articles/make-…
#Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 3 and Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463, conduct a Helicopter Support Team external lift of a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Rehearsing the ability to maneuver fire support assets maintains our readiness.
#HispanicHeritageMonth begins today. #OTD during the Landing at Inchon, #MOH recipient 1st Lt. Baldomero Lopez used his body to shield his Marines from a grenade’s fatal blast. We salute the legacy of this exemplary Marine. Semper Fidelis #Marines #USMC #USMCHistory
U.S. Marines continue to support the @StateDept in evacuating American citizens, SIV applicants and other vulnerable Afghans alongside our teammates in @usarmycentral, the @USEmbassyDoha and our Qatari partners. Oorah, Marines.
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Cpl. Brian Eakle, a reconnaissance Marine with @2dMarDiv fires at a target during a live-fire range on Camp Lejeune, N.C. Members of the Marine Corps Shooting Team provided specialized knowledge to Force Reconnaissance Company for further mastery of weapons techniques.
#Marines and #Sailors provide services on @MCB_Quantico in support of #OperationAlliesWelcome. The @DeptofDefense, through @USNorthernCmd, and in support of the @DHSgov, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening, and general support for Afghan evacuees.
#Marines assigned to the U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon rehearse aboard @MCB_Hawaii. The Silent Drill Platoon traveled to Hawaii in order to perform during a ceremony commemorating Patriots’ Day on Sept. 11, 2021.
Listen as @USMC Capt. Marshal Andrews talks about what it meant to be a part of #OperationAlliesRefuge at @NAVSTA_Rota and helping Afghan evacuees in their time of need.
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In lieu of comments, we ask for a moment of reflection on the many sacrifices made in the last two decades. #wewillneverforget
#Marines have always stood ready to answer the nation’s call. We honor those who most recently gave their last full measure of devotion, and let us not forget the thousands of others who rendered the same these past 20 years. Semper Fidelis. #MarinesRemember911 #WeRemember911
We remember. We were changed. We will never forget. Semper Fidelis.  #MarinesRemember911 #WeRemember911
LIVE: The U.S. flag is unfurled at sunrise on the west side of the Pentagon near the 9/11 Memorial in honor of those killed in the terrorist attack. The flag unfurling marks the 20th anniversary and is followed by private and public ceremonies. twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…
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Attending law school in NYC after finishing active-duty earlier in 2001, Sgt Jason Thomas learned of the attacks as he dropped off his daughter with his mother for the day. He immediately put on a uniform and drove to Ground Zero. Listen here. #MarinesRemember911 #WeRemember911
LCpl Sarah Rudder (ret) was one of the first on sight after the plane hit the Pentagon. Here she shares her experience of 9/11 and how she overcame the trauma of losing her left foot. Follow this video series via #MarinesRemember911. Semper Fidelis. #WeRemember911
These Lights, Which Shine: A 9/11 20th Anniversary Tribute. Composed by Major Ryan Nowlin, presented by the Marine Chamber Orchestra and a Joint Service Chorus. @theusarmyband @usnavyband @armyfieldband @USMC #MarinesRemember911 #WeRemember911 #NeverForget youtu.be/15vsm4RmZgQ
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Maj. Paul Clifford reflects on his surreal experience as a Marine Recruit graduating from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego just days after the September 11th attacks. Semper Fidelis. #MarinesRemember911 #WeRemember911
As we continue to share how #MarinesRemember911, we encourage you to follow #WeRemember911 to connect with stories of sacrifice and valor shared by our sister services as we collectively reflect on the last 20 years.
As a 2nd Lt. in basic officer training at The Basic School in Quantico, VA, now Lt. Col. John Fennell shares his story of watching the attacks unfold on the news while receiving instruction on how to issue combat orders. Semper Fidelis. #MarinesRemember911 #WeRemember911
Col. Ashe was in the final days of active duty on 9/11. Without hesitation, Ashe donned his camouflage uniform, drove to Ground Zero, and rendered aid as part of the Bucket Brigades. Semper Fidelis. #MarinesRemember911#WeRemember911
Born in July 2000 to 1st generation Cuban immigrants, LCpl. Brian Valdes shares how his parents and teachers conveyed their experience of 9/11 to him from a young age, and how it has shaped his service. Follow this series via #MarinesRemember911. Semper Fidelis. #WeRemember911
Over the next three days, we’ll share stories of 9/11’s impact on Marines, young and old. Listen here to Col. Lance Lewis share his experience as one of the first Marines engaged in combat in Afghanistan. Follow the series via #MarinesRemember911. Semper Fidelis. #WeRemember911
A message from Gen. David H. Berger, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, and Sgt. Maj. Troy E. Black, the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps: twitter.com/CMC_MarineCorp…
#Marines with 8th Engineer Support Battalion conduct amphibious engineer reconnaissance on @camp_lejeune, North Carolina. Marines and Sailors with @2ndMLG demonstrated logistical capabilities in a tactical environment to Ukrainian service members. #USMC #Military
#Marines interact with Afghan children at @MCB_Quantico, September 1, 2021, during Operation Allies Welcome. This initiative provides Afghan personnel essential support at secure locations outside #Afghanistan. @DeptofDefense
A #Marine with @2dMarDiv observes a target while clearing rooms during an Assault Enablers Course aboard Stone Bay, North Carolina. The course improves Marine’s proficiency and communication in close-quarters combat settings.
Marines recently conducted a live-fire exercise featuring the NSM during #LSE21. You can read more about the Marine Corps' long-range percision strike capabilites at the link below. marines.mil/News/News-Disp…
#Marines with 12th Marines and Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 463 push a Naval Strike Missile (NSM) onto a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter on @MCB_Hawaii. The NSM is a long-range, precision strike weapon that is designed to destroy enemy ships.
#Marines 1st Battalion, @12th_marines, fire a M777A2 Howitzer during a live-fire operation on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Live-fire exercises ensure Marines maintain weapons proficiency and combat readiness. #Marines #USMC #Artillery #Military
#Marines with Echo Company, School of Infantry East, engage targets during the Infantry Marine Course (IMC), at Range 30 on @camp_lejeune, North Carolina. IMC is a 14-week program of instruction designed to modernize infantry training by improving efficiency and lethality.
Realistic training is a vital component of readiness, and the Marine Corps is committed to ensuring Marines train under the safest conditions possible; this includes ensuring the functionality of vehicles and equipment.
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