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
A commitment upheld with conviction
We Make Marines. We win our nation's battles. We develop quality citizens. And we continue to stand strong as America's expeditionary force in readiness.
Marines are equipped to succeed
Many prominent figures, entrepreneurs and community leaders attribute personal success to the skills, values and leadership developed in the Corps.
Enlisted and Officer
Active or Reserve, enlisted or officer, as one of the Few, you will forever be known by the title you earn: United States Marine.
Becoming an Enlisted Marine requires the ability to meet the highest standards of moral, mental and physical strength.
No machine can match them Military working dogs and their handlers train together to keep the few and the proud safe during Large Scale Exercise 2016. Specialized search dogs are trained to find explosives and narcotics. Their sense of smell makes them more effective than mine sweepers, sonar and radar in finding such dangerous items.
Watch Marines Do What They Do Best ------------------------------------------- Marines with Kilo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion 6th Marines and a platoon from 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion worked together to conduct a day raid Aug. 16, 2016 on Camp Davis airfield, N.C. The raid was a part of a mechanized raid course, which prepares the Marines for an upcoming deployment with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Sgt. Matthew Callahan)
Marines clash in 'Teufel Hunden' Challenge ------------------------------------------- Marines and sailors with Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, participated in a Teufel Hunden, or Devil Dog, challenge Aug. 12, 2016, on Camp Lejeune N. C. Companies competed against each other in sprint relays, pugil stick fighting, a pull-up and push-up competition, ground fighting and a high-intensity tactical training course. The field meet was organized to build camaraderie among the Marines and sailors.
THIS is what we do. The Amphibious Ready Group/Marine Expeditionary Unit is a sea-based Marine Air-Ground Task Force trained and equipped to face down the threats of our time, anywhere in the world, at a moment's notice.
When the Navy opened the nation's first aviation camp, First Lieutenant Alfred A. Cunningham was the first Marine to receive training. Marine Corps aviation operations grew to successfully support ground and amphibious assaults.