The Mark of an Officer
The pinning of the 2nd lieutenant bars to your uniform states you've accepted your commission and symbolizes a commitment to your Country, the Marine Corps and the brotherhood of fellow Marines.
A Title Well Earned
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.
Total preparedness, ultimate performance
With the most advanced and armored vehicles in the military, Marines can take on any terrain and any mission imaginable. From 70-ton M1A1s to blast-resistant MRAPs, see why Marines call their tanks the beast of the battlefield.
Every Marine is a Leader
These are the leadership traits that enable Marines to lead with honor, on the battlefield and in the community.
Female Engagement Teams
Making history while making a difference
The Female Engagement Team (FET) began in 2009 to help build relationships with Afghani women and children and gather information. The FET bridged crucial cultural gaps and successfully completed their mission in 2012.
Female Engagement Teams
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.
The Marines of Mike Battery rolled into Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park early Monday morning in T-shirts and polos, shorts and jeans, unsure of exactly why they'd been called to the park.
Marines with Company A, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, performed parachute jumps into the ocean at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 14-15, 2015.The Marines and sailors conducted low-level parachute operations with,
More than 20 U.S. Marines, sailors and coast guardsmen with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa taught and trained more than 30 Compagnie Fusilier de Marin Commandos small-boat operations and maintenance in St. Louis,,
His weapon was steady and level as he glided over the flat terrain. Bullets quickly riddled the circular target with holes as the Marine sighted in on his next objective. When he was finished, an instructor tallied his score, which resulted in two pushups,
SECNAV STATEMENT ON SHOOTING IN CHATTANOOGA, TN: Today, the Navy and Marine Corps team collectively mourn the loss of four heroes. The tragedy in Chattanooga is both devastating and senseless. On behalf of the entire Department of the Navy family, I offer my deepest condolences to the families of those killed and wounded in service to our nation during this incident. Throughout history our Sailors and Marines have served overseas, in harm's way, and the men and women of the Navy and Marine Corps have experienced the deep and lasting pain of combat loss. Today, here at home, we once again feel that pain. While we expect our Sailors and Marines to go into harm's way, and they do so without hesitation, an attack at home, in our community, is insidious and unfathomable. As the investigation unfolds, our priority will be to take care of the families of those affected. I'd like to express my gratitude to the first responders on the scene whose prompt reaction was critical to stopping this individual from inflicting further violence. Though we can never fully prevent attacks like this, we will continue to investigate, review and guard against future vulnerabilities and do everything in our power to safeguard the security of our service members and their families.
Thank you Wounded Warrior Project for posting the short clip of "Hey Baby" during our performance at the 2015 U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Wounded Warrior Games. As requested, here is the full version of "Hey Baby"
Out of the darkness, the distinct growl of a CH-53E Super Stallion reaches across a dimly lit horizon. It stops, hovering at the right height before a rope drops from its “hell hole,” a hatch in the helicopter’s floor. In seconds, a squad of Marines pours,
The Combat Center hosted the annual Western Regional CombatMatch at the Rifle Range June 29 through July 2, 2015.The competition, ran by the Marine Corps Combat ShootingTeam along with the Combat Center Marksmanship Training Unit, is meant torefine the,
Marines and sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 11, 1st Marine Logistics Group, and supporting units recently participated in a LOADEX (Load Exercise), taking place at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and San Diego, California, June 22 - 24, 2015. The,
Marines and Sailors from across the 1st Marine Division came together for the Division’s Super Squad Competition aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 30, 2015.One squad from nine battalions was selected to represent their unit to compete,
The USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) flight line is always active.Going to the flight-line at night, one will encounter the Marines that keepaircraft running.The night crewmen with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron(VMM) 162 (REINFORCED) conduct maintenance on aircraft,
The U.S. Marine Corps’ F-35 program took another step forward as two key capabilities were delivered to support the service’s first operational squadron.Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, also known as the "Green Knights", received the latest,
U.S. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force 15.1 concluded their final week-long infantry tactics and live-fire range with Romanian marines at the Babadag Training Area, Romania, June 28 – July 3. “We did raids and patrolling this week which culminated in,
Marines with 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, conducted a dynamic scenario-based field exercise that forced them to operate in multiple environments on different missions in only a few,
Marines with 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd MarineDivision, conducted a combat engineer specialists leadership course, (SAPPER)for Marines with 4th CEB, 4th Marine Division, stationed at various unitsacross the U.S. and soldiers with the 119th Engineer,
The path to becoming an officer begins with the Officer Selection Officer (OSO). The OSO's duty is to identify those who will be worthy officer candidates. Once you have made the commitment to become an officer, your OSO will guide your physical training regimen and otherwise prepare you for the challenge of becoming a Marine Officer.