A LEGACY OF DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Once the Marines minted at Montford Point were given the chance to prove themselves, it became impossible to deny that African-Americans were capable and deserving of the title "Marine."
Montford Point Marines
Always Faithful. Always a Marine.
Latin for "always faithful," Semper Fidelis is more than the Marine Corps motto. Becoming a Marine is becoming the always faithful—true to the mission, to the Marines by your side, to the Corps, to your country.
Marine Corps Hymn
Known By Heart and History
Written from a sense of pride and sung as a sign of respect, the Marines' Hymn is the oldest official song in the U.S. Armed Forces. Celebrating historic battles the world over, the Marines' Hymn is an essential element of Marine Corps culture.
Marine Corps Hymn
An honor that is earned
There is no greater symbol of the Marine Corps legacy than the Eagle, Globe and Anchor (EGA). The emblem represents the nation we defend, our global presence and our naval heritage.
Eagle, Globe and Anchor
A Life Of Distinction
Make a career out of making a difference
The career path of a Marine is both rewarding and enriching. Whether it's as an Enlisted Marine or a Marine Officer, the opportunities to serve are as impressive as the choice to do so.
A Life Of Distinction
Marines with Company F, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, conducted a week-long field exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 28.The company reinforced infantry fundamentals
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Marines pair up with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Marines during a combined training exercise at the Central Training Area, Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 28-31, 2016. The training brought the two units together to train to protect the Asia-Pacific Region from CBRN and explosive ordnance threats.
The LAV-25, or light armored vehicle, is a versatile, amphibious vehicle in the Marine Corps. Its mission is to provide combined arms reconnaissance and security in support of a ground combat element.
2nd Marine Division celebrates 75 years with a parade through downtown Jacksonville and a free concert by the 2d Marine Division Band "The Division's Own". Join us at 10 a.m. on February 6, 2016 in downtown Jacksonville for the parade, followed by a community celebration until 3:00 p.m. End the day with the concert at 6:00 p.m. at Northside High School. #Followmeto75 #2dMD75
FIRST OF THE FIRST Marines with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, conduct company-level assaults and military operations in urban terrain during live-fire training aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Jan. 4-19, 2016. The Marines completed the tough, realistic training in preparation for an upcoming deployment to Australia. (Marine Corps video production by Cpl. Will Perkins / Released)
The relative quiet of a small neighborhood in Guam at night in is broken by a loud explosion. The concussive bang is soon followed by the small pop of gunfire. It doesn’t take long for camouflaged men
This morning at 10:00 AM HST we will be streaming a live feed to the HMH-463 memorial service honoring the 12 Marines who were involved in the CH-53 incident off of the North Shore. Please join us in remembering these Marines and all that they have done for their Corps and their country. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnrtyPn637o
PRESS CONFERENCE VIDEO Marine Brig. Gen. Russell Sanborn, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing commanding general, III MEF, and Coast Guard Capt. James D. Jenkins, District 14 chief of staff, provide remarks, as well as question and answer, Jan. 17, 2016, on the ongoing search and rescue for 12 Marines that went missing after two CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters were involved in an incident off of the North Shore on Oahu, Hawaii, Jan. 14.
VIDEO: @3d Marine Division-Team Caltrap infantry Marines searching the northern shores of Oahu for debris from the two missing CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters. The #Marines with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment are combied the whole north portion of the island to determine the size of the debris field Jan. 16 2016. #PrayForPegasus
The Montford Point Marines fought two wars, one abroad and one at home. While they fought for freedom overseas, they returned home to a nation that was separate and unequal. Breaking through racial barriers, they transformed the face of the Marine Corps.