An honor that is earned
There is no greater symbol of the Marine Corps legacy than the Eagle, Globe and Anchor (EGA). The emblem represents the nation we defend, our global presence and our naval heritage.
Eagle, Globe and Anchor
Being the first to fight starts before boots hit the ground, and Marines bring airpower as close as possible to each battle. From the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) to the Close Air Support (CAS), the aviation combat element is ready at a moment's notice.
Aviation Combat Element
Responding Quickly and Decisively
Where chaos looms, the Few emerge. Marines move toward the sounds of tyranny, injustice and despair—with the courage and resolve to silence them.
First to Fight
Facing down threats anywhere around the world
When a crisis ensues, Marines respond rapidly. Whether it's rescuing civilians from terrorists or aiding with natural disasters, today's Marines are a willing, capable and an agile force ready to move in at a moments notice.
First to Fight
Marine Corps Hymn
Known By Heart and History
Written from a sense of pride and sung as a sign of respect, the Marines' Hymn is the oldest official song in the U.S. Armed Forces. Celebrating historic battles the world over, the Marines' Hymn is an essential element of Marine Corps culture.
Marine Corps Hymn
1ST MEDICAL BATTALION COMPLETES COMBAT EVALUATION CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- U.S. Navy Sailors with 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group and Marines from within the group completed a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation from Oct. 17-21 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif. A MCCRE is designed to test the combat effectiveness of Sailors and Marines. “We are able to do all levels of care here, whether that’s administering medicine, conducting surgery, or even just giving them a place to rest until they’re back on their feet,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Apollo Silva, a field medical technician with 1st Med Bn. “Every medical technician has their role and everyone is integral to getting the patient the care they need to potentially save their lives.” The scenarios given to the Marines and Sailors were specifically designed to push them to their limits and test their ability to respond quickly. “We’re inserting patient scenarios that we would be likely to see in a field environment such as mass casualty, a downed helicopter and an explosion,” said Lt. Cmdr. Aaron Bowlin, the company senior nurse for 1st Med Bn. Although the services administered by the medical technicians in this field environment were highly successful, the goal is to evacuate priority patients to a full service medical facility. “During these drills we’re looking for a fast response from our Marines and Sailors,” said Bowlin. “In a life or death scenario you don’t have time to lollygag.” Bowlin explained how he felt the varied experience levels of medical technicians was an advantage for this exercise. “During this MCCRE we have people with a wide range of experience that can help the people who may not be as experienced to learn from those that are,” said Bowlin. “A big part of this exercise is to share what you know and get better.” Navy medical technicians are trained to provide a wide range of treatment and services. “Once the patient is stabilized, if we have the means to move them to a higher echelon of care we will as quickly as possible,” said Silva. Getting this hands-on experience is instrumental for the Marines and Sailors here, he explains. “Exercises like this are really important because they prepare us for the fight; they give us that experience of training and doing exactly what we would be doing in a war-time scenario,” said Silva. “It also gives us a higher level of confidence with the equipment we use.” Marines from 1st MLG participated in the exercise mainly to provide transportation and security for the Sailors. “Navy medicine is here to make sure everyone gets home safe, but they wouldn’t be able to do what they do without the Marines,” said Bowlin. “Whether it’s providing utilities or motor transport support, or setting up security. This MCCRE is about working as a team.” Marines and Sailors rely on each other and their collective skills to ensure they’re combat effective. “Working with and being alongside Marines is another [challenge] from being in the hospital; Marines carry themselves different and I like working with them because of that.” said Silva. “Just being able to help out the Marines while they’re doing their job and working towards mission completion is an honor.” Story by Lance Cpl. Joseph Sorci Video by Lance Cpl. Jocelyn Ontiveros
We can confirm that a pilot with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251, Marine Aircraft Group 31, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing ejected from an F/A-18C Hornet after touching down at the Twentynine Palms Strategic Expeditionary Landing Field (SELF) runway at approximately 6:15 p.m. local time (9:15 p.m EST.). Our primary concern is the safety and well-being of our Marines. The pilot has been safely recovered, and is in good condition with no major injuries reported, but was transported to the local area hospital as a precautionary measure. The incident is under investigation, we will provide updates as they are available.
IT'S A TRAP! Listen to Sgt. Patrick Clancy with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, discuss the Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel capability his unit provides to the 16.2 rotation of SPMAGTF-CR-CC during their deployment to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. The Special Purpose MAGTF maintains a short response time for their TRAP force, because when a crisis arises - every second counts. 1st Marine Division | MCAS Miramar and 3rd MAW | I Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF) | Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve - عملية العزم الصلب | U.S. Marine Corps
Today is the anniversary of the 1983 bombing at Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon that killed 220 Marines and a total of 241 U.S. service personnel. We remember. Semper Fidelis, Marines. http://bit.ly/2e8oOTQ
SNEAK PEEK - 1ST MLG's MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY VIDEO Revisit the 1st Marine Logistics Group's history from the Korean War to our present day mission supporting the 1st Marine Division, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and I Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF).
Recruits of Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, and Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, gained confidence in their abilities to don and clear a gas mask Sept. 27, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits learn the basics of how to operate in a chemically contaminated environment. Both companies are scheduled to graduate Nov. 18, 2016. (Video by Lance Cpl. Carlin Warren)