Montford Point


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."

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Montford Point Marines

Many Roles
One Mission

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.

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Many Roles One Mission

Hurricane Sandy

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.

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Hurricane Sandy

MV-22 Osprey

Turboprop speed. Moving toward battle.

Swift and agile during combat situations, versatile and steady in humanitarian efforts, the MV-22 Osprey is one of the Marine Corps' most formidable assault aircraft. First deployed in Iraq, the Osprey is a symbol of the Corps' unparalleled expeditionary strength.

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MV-22 Osprey

Learn From

Meeting a Marine Recruiter

There is no better way to get a clear picture of life in the Marine Corps than with a knee-cap to knee-cap conversation with a recruiter who's served. 

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Learn From Experience


Leadership Traits

These are the leadership traits that enable Marines to lead with honor, on the battlefield and in the community.

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Leadership Principles

These 11 principles form the foundation of leadership in the Marine Corps.

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Daily Life

The pride of becoming a Marine is only enhanced by the fulfillment of purpose that comes from serving as one.

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