Making a Difference
Driven by an uncompromising sense of purpose, Marines are committed to helping others in their local communities.
Moving Forward While Giving Back
Marisol Salgado may have been born in Mexico, but it's the USA she serves every day. She joined the Marine Corps as a way to give back to the country that has given her so many opportunities to succeed and have a better life.
1st Lieutenant Marisol Salgado
Operation Unified Response
After a 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocks the small island nation of Haiti, Marines arrive to restore order and deliver aid.
Operation Unified Response
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.
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
Initial Strength Test
In order to begin recruit training, aspiring Marines must pass the Initial Strength Test (IST).
Physical Fitness Test
All Marines are required to pass an annual Physical Fitness Test (PFT).
Combat Fitness Test
The CFT is a 300-point test with an emphasis on functional fitness related to operational demands.
U.S. Marines assigned to CLB-31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit conducts .50 caliber machine gun training at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, June 17, 2016. The training was held in preparation for the upcoming fall deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. David Diggs/Released)
Mastering the fundamentals of defensive driving and precision shooting in close quarters enhances the overall effectiveness of the individual operator and team. Dynamic and realistic training prepares them to operate in austere, and often, volatile environments.
Stand by, TARGET!! Security force Marines with Company C, Marine Wing Support Squadron 373, Special Purpose MAGTF - CR - CC, engage targets utilizing rifle-to-pistol transitions during a combat marksmanship practice range. The Marines are currently deployed to U.S. Central Command, where they provide a full range of crisis response capabilities. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Sgt. Donald Holbert/Released)
"Having them come up with ways to kill me in training is the best way for us to learn how to protect ourselves in the real world." Watch as EOD Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 11 train to defeat the IED!
#RIMPACMARINES are gearing up for #RIMPAC2016. This is the kind of badassery you can expect to see as III MEF Marines and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit train with our partners across the Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps video edited by Sgt. Matthew J. Bragg)
"I got a fever, and the only prescription is more machine guns." Marines with Battalion Landing Team 1/4 and CLB-11 shoot medium and heavy machine guns during the 11th MEU's Combined Arms Exercise 2016. MEUCAX is an opportunity for the logistics element and ground combat element to conduct offensive and defensive mission sets in an austere environment in preparation for their upcoming deployment.
To serve in our Corps is to embrace the responsibility of keeping our nation safe and free. Whether as an Enlisted Marine or Marine Officer, on active duty or in the Marine Corps Reserve, your service option will define how you serve, not who you are.