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
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
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.
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.
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.
Learn From Experience
These are the leadership traits that enable Marines to lead with honor, on the battlefield and in the community.
These 11 principles form the foundation of leadership in the Marine Corps.
The pride of becoming a Marine is only enhanced by the fulfillment of purpose that comes from serving as one.
The western North Pacific has historically been one of the most active tropical cyclone areas in the world. Year after year, tropical storms devastate the many islands in the Pacific. In early August, Typhoon Soudelor, the most powerful storm of the year,,
Marines with 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade alongside service members with the British 3rd Commando Brigade and 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group executed Large Scale Exercise 15 at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California,,
Marines with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment conducted a movement to contact exercise during Large Scale Exercise 15 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Aug. 14–15, 2015.The training helped the 2nd Marine Expeditionary,
The Marine Corps frequently trains Marines to hone unit capabilities and individual skill sets in order maintain its role as the nation’s rapid response force. From Aug. 6-17, Marines with 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, conducted Summer Fire,
Charles "Charlie" Darrow Fink never imagined that his good friend would be shot dead right next to him during a firefight in Vietnam during Operation Starlite. When Fink enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1964, the United States had increased its involvement,
U.S. Navy corpsmen with the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command serve an important purpose by providing both preventative medical care and emergency response capabilities throughout the Central Command area of,
Civilians and service members from across the nation filled the seats in attendance during a memorial service for the victims of the Chattanooga shooting Aug. 15, at the McKenzie Arena at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.“Today we honor the,
Elements of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365 (Reinforced) and 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion attached to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit conducted para-operations training aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Aug. 6, 2015.The aircraft unit is made up,
Under the sizzling Texas sun, the violent sound of waves splashes against assault amphibious vehicles, as they quickly dive into the Galveston Channel, echoes indicating the beginning of Company C, 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion’s weekend drill at the,
The Navy and Marine Corps family and the City of Chattanooga will honor the fallen service members, express appreciation to the Chattanooga Police Department and emergency responders and thank the community for its support.
Marines and sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 1, Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, conducted mounted patrol training during the unit’s Integrated Training Exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms,,
Innovative technology such as tactical data links are changing the way battles are won and strategies are implemented on the battlefield. Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 467, Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 2, and U.S. Marine Corps Forces,,
Marines with 3rd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion participated in an annual stinger exercise on Fort Irwin, California, Aug. 10.During this exercise, Marines fired 60 stinger missiles at remote controlled airplanes. The Marines split into fire teams for,
Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Training Squadron 302 and Combat Logistics Battalion 6 participated in a dual-point, external lift training exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Aug. 5, 2015.Two student pilots flew under the,
Combat Logistics Company 36 Marines and augments returned to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 4, from Exercise Dragon Fire 2015 at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan.Throughout the monthlong exercise, service members participated,
The Marine Corps takes pride in being a rapid response force, capable of completing any task assigned. From combat operations and logistical support to humanitarian assistance mission Marines are always ready to execute the mission. In order to live up to,
Forty Marines with Bravo Company, 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, conducted a week long exercise simulating the protection operations of a submarine during fueling at a port, at range Greater Sandy Run,
Marines with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, conducted a squad attack exercise on range L-5 aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, July 28, 2015.The training pushed three squads from the company’s 1st and 2nd platoons through the course.,
The Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight conducted its first flight August 1962 and on August 1, 2015 the Sea Knight made its final flight to the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, in Chantilly, Virginia.The Sea,
Marines with Truck Company, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, readied their weapon systems and conducted vehicle inspections before performing an evaluated motorized operations course (MOC) aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center,
Marines and sailors with Chemical Biological Incident Response Force, U.S. Marine Forces Command, began a 36-hour continuous operation as part of Exercise Scarlet Response 2015 at Guardian Centers in Perry, Georgia, July 23. Scarlet Response 2015 is a,