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U.S. Marines Aid Against IED Threat

By 1stLt Maida Kalic and Cpl Shawn Valosin

U.S. Marines with SPMAGTF-Crisis Response-Africa completed a training engagement focused solely on detection techniques and safety precautions for improvised explosive devices with service members of the Ugandan People's Defense Force in Camp Singo, Uganda.


One Shot: Marines, JGSDF Complete Sniper Training

U.S. Marine Corps scout snipers collaborated with Japan Ground Self-Defense Force snipers during a lesson in stalking Dec. 2 in the Oyanohara Training Area in Yamato, Kumamoto prefecture, Japan.

Capt Karla Cumbie Answers Your Questions on Twitter

On Monday, December 15, Capt Cumbie joined United States Marine Corps Recruiting Command on Twitter to answer your questions and talk about what it's like to earn the title Marine.

US Marines Visit Japanese High Schools, Share Culture

U.S. Marines participating in exercise Forest Light 15-1 visited with high school students Dec. 5 in Kumamoto prefecture, Japan.

Boise, Idaho Native Overcomes Tumor in Spine to Become a Marine

When Esra D. Mullner was taken to a doctor for consistent back pain he had no idea doctors would find a tumor in his spine.

Marines Dive Into Amphibious Skills

Marines are known for their ability to operate in the air, on land and at sea. With this in mind, Marines looked towards the water, bracing themselves for their next dive from the sky, determined to conquer the challenges ahead.

Senators Contribute to Toys for Tots

White boxes overflowed with colorful, shiny new toys when senators, their families, aids and other staff members gathered at the Russell Senate Office Building to give to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation on December 3, 2014.

Finding Best

Each year, the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon conducts Silent Drill School from November until the beginning of March in order to select new Marines for the upcoming parade season.

To Serve, Protect: Marines Train to Save Lives

Military policemen with the Provost Marshal's Office responded to an active shooter and barricaded suspect training scenario Nov. 20 at Camp Courtney's Post Exchange and Commissary to practice their tactical skills.

MARSOC Multi-Purpose Canine Handlers Train for Unforeseen

United States Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command (MARSOC) was born in 2006, during the wake of Operation Enduring Freedom's surge. During their eight years of operating within Afghanistan, MARSOC triumphantly left their footprint in the country's evolution to stability, training and advising Afghan National Army Commandos and eradicating Taliban safe havens.

A Story On Every Plate

Approximately 50 Marine volunteers with Marine Air Control Squadron 1, based out of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, gave a helping hand at the Yuma Community Food Bank November 26, 2014.

Marine Visits Hometown High Schools

MGySgt Kevin Buckles, Drum Major, United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, visits his alma mater and other schools in his hometown of New Orleans. 

TRAP Force Supports Inherent Resolve

The Marine Corps grabbed international attention on March 22, 2011, when Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit recovered a downed Air Force pilot conducting missions over Libya.

New Orleans-Based Marines Serve Community With Special Meal

Marines with Marine Forces Reserve visited the Ozanam Inn, a homeless shelter in New Orleans, Nov. 19, 2014, to help serve a special Thanksgiving meal and distribute cold weather clothing to those in need.

Remembering Greeley: The Marine Who Carried His Flag to Iwo Jima

Few events in Marine Corps history are storied as the iconic flag raising on Mt. Suribachi during World War II's Battle of Iwo Jima. The quiet event, starkly contrasting the bloody battle that claimed lives of a third of the war's fallen Marines, later marked a deafening Allied victory and powerfully symbolized the resolve of a nation at war.

Montford Point Marine Posthumously Awarded Congressional Gold Medal

Friends and family gathered at the National Museum of the Marine Corps to remember their father and a fallen Montford Marine, Cpl Julius B. Foxx, during Foxx's Congressional Gold Medal ceremony, Nov. 14. 

Marines Present 2015 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl

The Marine Corps has always been associated with top physical conditioning, leadership, strength of character and a tradition of winning. Every Marine is required to possess a sound mind and body to be a part of the elite ranks.

Marines, Romanians Refine Communication Skills as Deterrence Against Potential Threat

The need for reinforcing partnerships among allies is becoming more prevalent on the global stage, more specifically due to the lack of de-escalation of Russian aggression in the region.

Marine Corps, Georgia Tech Unveil Modeling, Simulation Facility

An expanded modeling and simulation facility opened for business Nov. 12 at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. Marine Corps Systems Command and Georgia Tech Research Institute officials joined those from federal, state and local government to unveil the state-of-the-art, multi-use site, which offers customized service for agencies eager to develop a broad spectrum of capabilities for the warfighter.

Marines Take Over NYC for Veterans Day

With flags of red, white and blue in hand, the supporters of America's veterans, some of whom are veterans themselves, screamed, shouted, clapped and cheered at the 95th annual Veterans Day Parade, also known as America's Parade.

Purple Foxes retire last "Phrog"

CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 364 made their final flight from Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, California, to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Oct. 29.

Marine From Shirley, New York

In 2010, Cpl Jose W. Delgado was looking for direction in life. Knowing only that he wanted a challenge, he turned to the Few and the Proud for structure and purpose.

Marines Continue to Inspire Local Students

Marines with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron (MALS) 16 and Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 268 mentored students at Morning Creek Elementary School, Nov. 5.

Preparing Poolees to Earn the Title

Marine Corps Recruiting Station Jacksonville, Fla., held an all-women pool function at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, Oct. 31, 2014.

Marines Polish Direct Fire Skills

Artillery units traditionally support ground troops with precise, long-range indirect fire, and are rarely called upon to engage targets with direct fire. Though direct engagements are not an artilleryman's primary mission, Marines on the gun line are expected to be adaptable and effective under any and all circumstances.

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