To maintain the flexibility and mobility required to rapidly deploy whenever and wherever the nation calls, the Marine Corps cannot be weighed down with excessive gear, but every Marine is equipped with what is needed to carry the day. It is our middle-weight fighter model that makes the Marine Corps this nation's force of choice in crisis response situations. From our tilt-rotor aircraft to our amphibious assault vehicles, Marines are uniquely and ideally equipped to get to the conflict fast—and take control upon arrival.