Image of the Day: 25 March 2015


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A Marine with Fox Company sits in the dust and mud of the flooded entrance to Patrol Base Barcha in the Helmand River valley in southern Afghanistan.

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This Powerful Film Tells How Marines Fought ‘One Day Of Hell’ In Fallujah


Photo: US Marine Corps

NOTE WORTHY: Fallujah fell late last year to the terror group, ISIS. How does that sit with you? I can imagine it sits well with the men and women who fought there over 10 years ago.

This isn’t a first in our nations history of war.  eg.,  the fall of Saigon.

We Are The Mighty

The 2004 Second Battle of Fallujah will be talked about among Marines for years to come, but for some who fought in those deadly streets and from room-to-room, the battle continues to play out long after they come home.

“The most difficult part of transitioning into the civilian world is the fact that I was still alive,” says Matt Ranbarger, a Marine rifleman who fought in Fallujah, in a new documentary released on YouTube called “The November War.” Read more

Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon Stun A Packed Arena


These young Marines have the teamwork thing down. Timing is everything and they’re SPOT ON! 

SEMPER FI, DEVIL DOGS

Image of the Day: 8 January 2015


Let the brass fall where it may.

 Perfect practice makes perfect

 

Image found on flickr.com, The official Marine Corps Page

Season of Serving: Day 5


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On the 5th day of Serving, the #Marine Corps gave to me….5 MARK 19’s.

And if you are singing along:
4 Tough DI’s
3 HIMARS
2 Turbo Props
And A Free and Enduring Country.

See all of the #SeasonofServing videos:http://www.youtube.com/ourmarines.

#USMC #Christmas

Don’t call me ‘POG’: The push to end the Corps’ most damaging divide


Gunnery Sgt. Hector Vicente has 20 years of Marine Corps experiences under his belt, but what he heard one morning from his junior Marines made him wonder how well he knew the Corps.

While at the barracks aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, one weekend, a group of his junior Marines from the entry-level school for personnel administration stopped by on their way to the beach. Read more

Marines of Honor


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United States Marine Corps Cadence


Marine Corps Cadence called 13 Weeks Of Misery. I would like to thank all of you brave men and women out there who have or are still currently serving. Thank you and God Bless you and your families. Get home safe!

U.S. Creates World’s Largest Marine Preserve In Pacific


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HONOLULU, HI – President Obama has signed an order creating the world’s largest Marine preserve in the Pacific Ocean, a move the president has said will further protect the natural habitat of America’s most treasured amphibians. Read more

His Real Name is Marine!


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Happy 239th Birthday, Marines!


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US Marine Corps 239th Birthday!


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On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress approved the resolution to establish two battalions of Marines able to fight for independence at sea and on shore. This date marks the official formation of the Continental Marines.

1st Commandant: Major Samuel Nicholas (1775-1783) Read more

US Marines official withdrawal from Afghanistan: Photo Journal


After an all night long withdrawal operation on Camp Leatherneck, tired Marines are packed into a C-130 with very little room and sit on their rucksacks for the flight to Kandahar Airfield. — Nelvin C. Cepeda / UT San Diego/Twitter @NelCepeda

This photo journal was published in my local paper today. (utsandiego.com) In the related story published  a week ago, a reporter looks back on the history of headquarters given to  Afghan troops. (Camp Leatherneck). Standby, story to follow this post.  Enjoy!!

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An Iranian Ambassador and a Marine Corps General walk into a bar…


 
The Iranian Ambassador to the UN had just finished giving a speech, and walked out into the lobby of the convention center where he was introduced to a United States Marine Corps General.  As they talked, the Iranian said, “I have just one question about what I have seen in America.” Read more

U.S. Embassy in Beirut hit by massive car bomb: 1983


A U.S. Marine watches as rescue workers sort through the rubble of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut

On this day, a suicide bomber drives a truck filled with 2,000 pounds of explosives into a U.S. Marine Corps barracks at the Beirut International Airport. The explosion killed 220 Marines, 18 sailors and three soldiers. A few minutes after that bomb went off, a second bomber drove into the basement of the nearby French paratroopers’ barracks, killing 58 more people. Four months after the bombing, American forces left Lebanon without retaliating. Read more