A battle won. A legacy born.
In 1945, Marines stormed Japan's Volcano Islands, capturing two airfields and one of our nation's most iconic images—Marines raising the American flag over Mt. Suribachi. The battle lasted 30 days, but its legacy of courage and commitment endures in all Marines.
Responding Quickly and Decisively
Where chaos looms, the Few emerge. Marines move toward the sounds of tyranny, injustice and despair—with the courage and resolve to silence them.
Marines from the 31st MEU respond after a 9.0 magnitude earthquake triggers a massive tsunami off the coast of Japan.
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
A Bold Step Forward
Meeting with a 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.
A Bold Step Forward
Becoming an Enlisted Marine requires the ability to meet the highest standards of moral, mental and physical strength.
Marine Officers learn and adopt leadership skills that have been tried and proven in every conflict this nation has seen.
Ready to supplement the active-duty forces when needed, the Marine Corps Reserve is critical to the Marine Corps' ability to provide a balanced, prepared force.
A 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing F/A-18 Hornet, based out of Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C., crashed earlier today near Statenville, Ga. The two members of the aircrew ejected safely and were treated for minor injuries at South Georgia Medical Center,
MEU Life --- U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit conduct confidence training aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif. Feb. 13, 2015. This training helps the 15th MEU familiarize with and build confidence in their gear and equipment as they prepare for their upcoming deployment this spring. Video by Sgt. Jamean Berry Photos and footage by Cpl. Elize McKelvey, Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos and Sgt. Jamean Berry Graphics by Sgt. Jamean Berry
Marines currently deployed aboard the ships of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group embody the spirit of Marines who fought on Iwo Jima 70 years ago - we continue forward, not knowing what tomorrow brings but willing to walk into chaos and take the fight to those who wish us harm. From now until February 23, follow us on Facebook as we pay homage to the fighting spirit of the men who fought on Iwo Jima and showcase how that same spirit continues today with the 2,400 Marines and Sailors of the 24th MEU.