This is the ultimate proving ground for those who are driven by purpose, guided by values and aspire to earn the title reserved only for the Few.
A finish line. And a starting point.
For twelve arduous weeks you are known and treated as a recruit. It is only after every demand has been met that a senior drill instructor will stand eye to eye and address you, and your platoon, as a Marine.
Endure the training. Witness the transformation.
Those who desire our title must first endure our training, and undergo an everlasting change that is external, internal and undeniable. The transformation will not happen overnight, but will last a lifetime.
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.
A DIFFERENCE THE WORLD WILL NOTICE
Standing up against tyranny and injustice are Marines: elite warriors who courageously and honorably face down the threats of our time.
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.
Marine Corps Captain James E. Frederick, who ejected from a Marine F/A-18 on Dec. 7, was pronounced deceased after his body was found during search and rescue operations. Frederick, 32, of Corpus Christi, Texas, served as an F/A-18 pilot with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115, Marine Aircraft Group 31, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, and deployed to III Marine Expeditionary Force out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. “I mourn, along with his family and the rest of the Marine Corps, for the loss of Capt. Frederick. We have lost a fine American patriot who volunteered to serve for freedom,” said Lt. Gen. Lawrence Nicholson, Commanding General of III Marine Expeditionary Force. “I want to sincerely thank the Japanese government for the tremendous efforts they made during search operations following the mishap.” Read the full story here: http://www.iiimef.marines.mil/News/News-Article-Display/Article/1025345/deceased-marine-pilot-identified/
Update: Search and rescue efforts for downed F/A-18 pilot have expanded to a greater radius and include more rescue assets with the increase in daylight. Read more at http://www.iiimef.marines.mil/News/News-Article-Display/Article/1023665/search-area-and-assets-increase-for-missing-fa-18-pilot
LIVE: Dec. 7, 2016 marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and Oahu; the U.S. military and the State of Hawaii host the 75th National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Commemoration to honor the courage and sacrifices of Pacific Theater veterans. #PearlHarbor75 #PearlHarborRemembranceDay
Search and rescue effort underway for Marine F/A-18 pilot who ejected from their jet off the coast of Japan today at 6:40 pm JST. Please keep pilot, their family, and the unit in your prayers. Read full details here: http://www.iiimef.marines.mil/News/News-Article-Display/Article/1022134/search-and-rescue-effort-underway-for-marine-fa-18-pilot/