Every role critical to success
All Marines have a specific role for which they are optimally trained in support of the overall mission. And while each role comes with different responsibilities, the end results are accomplishing the mission.
Many Roles One Mission
READY—AND EQUIPPED—TO FACE ANY MISSION
From our weapons and gear to our vehicles and aircraft, Marines bring what's required to accomplish each mission.
2012/New York and New Jersey
When a massive hurricane slams into the shores of New York and New Jersey, Marines respond first—bringing aid, organization and much-needed manpower to the destroyed seaside neighborhoods.
Marine forces train the Ugandan People's Defense Force to defend against the warlords that have risen to power and destabilized the region.
After the worst monsoon in 80 years floods Pakistan, the nation's frail infrastructure is paralyzed. The Marines coordinate with international forces to deliver aid and rescue thousands.
Find the willpower you never knew you had, the strength you never knew you needed, bonds that will never break, and a lifelong desire to serve a purpose far greater than self.
The last day of the 12th week of the most demanding recruit training in the world represents both a finish line and a starting point.
School of Infantry
Following Recruit Training, the School of Infantry is the second stage of training for all Infantry Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) Enlisted Marines and marks the transition from entry-level Marines to combat-ready Marines.
“My AMTRAC and I are the defenders of our country. We are the masters of gunnery. We are the saviors from the ocean.” Marines from 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division know these lines well because it comes from their AMTRAC creed.An AMTRAC,
During the light of day and the cover of darkness, Marines with 2nd Platoon, 2nd Force Reconnaissance Company, II Marine Expeditionary Force conducted close-quarters combat tactics training at range K-501A aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 14-15,,
Reconnaissance and surveillance patrols are one of a few crucial missions reconnaissance Marines are assigned. They typically involve a clandestine insertion, movement under darkness, surveillance from concealed positions, and an expeditious extraction,
Searching and sniffing for anything suspicious, military working dog teams provide a unique layer of security for Marines while forward deployed, operating alongside as their handlers clear patrol routes and conduct vehicle searches on the front,
Amphibious assault and movement to contact training was conducted by Marines with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, on Onslow Beach at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 9, 2015.The Marines used ten Assault Amphibious Vehicles, operated by,
Smoke poured out of the front doors of St. Elizabeth’s East hospital, Washington, D.C. Marines and corpsmen with Chemical Biological Incident Response Force took over the grounds and cleared the four-story building, room by room.The force was responding to,
An urban training town at Camp Pendleton, California, was tranquil during the afternoon of April 1, 2015. Targets were spread across the town to simulate enemy insurgents, but they remained in position without harassment. Only small gusts of wind were,
Gunnery Sgt. Brian C. Jacklin, a critical skills operatorwith 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces SpecialOperations Command, will be awarded the Navy Cross for his heroic actions whiledeployed to Afghanistan in 2012. The award,