Community Impact

Making a Difference

Driven by an uncompromising sense of purpose, Marines are committed to helping others in their local communities.

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Community Impact

1st Lieutenant
Marisol Salgado

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.

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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.

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Operation Unified Response

Our Purpose

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.

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Our Purpose

Many Roles
One Mission

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.

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Many Roles One Mission


Initial Strength Test

In order to begin recruit training, aspiring Marines must pass the Initial Strength Test (IST).

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Physical Fitness Test

All Marines are required to pass an annual Physical Fitness Test (PFT).

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Combat Fitness Test

The CFT is a 300-point test with an emphasis on functional fitness related to operational demands.

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