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Marine From Shirley, New York

Sgt Emmanuel Ramos

In 2010, Cpl Jose W. Delgado was looking for direction in life. Knowing only that he wanted a challenge, he turned to the Few and the Proud for structure and purpose.


Marines run to honor heritage

Headquarters Marine Corps personnel ran with Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Micheal Barrett in honor of the 237th Marine Corps birthday Nov. 9.

Growing up in Alaska Prepares Marine To Be a Scout Sniper

A six-man team of scout snipers hiked through snowy, mountainous terrain under heavy winds. With freezing temperatures and no warming layers packed, the Marines looked to Sgt Emmanuel P. Velayo to get them through their mission during mountain scout sniper course at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif.

Team week allows recruits to build teamwork, camaraderie

A big lesson learned in recruit training is teamwork, which requires recruits to put aside their differences to complete a common goal. 

Marines respond to disaster on home soil: Hurricane Sandy

Marines respond to disaster around the globe. After the intense storm of Hurricane Sandy swept through the Northeast, Marines responded to the call to help their fellow Americans in their time of need.

"Grand Old Man" Continues to Impact Marines

Twenty years is the retirement goal for many young Marines, but one Marine's time in service nearly doubles the mark.

For Honor, For Country: 2012 Marine Corps Birthday Message

The Commandant and SgtMaj of the Marine Corps, Gen. James F. Amos and SgtMaj Micheal P. Barrett, present the 2012 Marine Corps Birthday Message.

Recruits learn of Corps' triumphs

Since the birthday of the Marine Corps, Nov. 10, 1775, Marines have fought in numerous battles across the globe. During recruit training recruits are taught about these major battles and how each has affected how the Marine Corps trains, as well as the appearance of their dress uniform aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego Sept. 7.

A Message from the Commandant of the Marine Corps


26th MEU deploys in support of Hurricane Sandy disaster relief

Marines and sailors with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit deployed aboard the USS Wasp (LHD-1) on November 1 in support of Hurricane Sandy disaster relief efforts in New York and New Jersey.

'Every Marine a Rifleman' during training package in Djibouti

Non-infantry Marines mix it up with their infantry brothers in Djibouti, with both groups becoming more familiar with each other's roles in a Marine Air Ground Task Force.

From Bronx to Sandbox: New York native keeps forward operating base running in Afghanistan

Volunteering to deploy to what has been one of the most volatile areas in Afghanistan may come as a tough decision for some, but for LCpl Marbelyn Cepeda, the decision was easy.

Marines help save 14 New Yorkers trapped by Hurricane Sandy

Winds, close to 80 mph, whipped the 14-foot floodwaters through the streets of New York Monday night as Hurricane Sandy bore down on the city. During the height of the storm, a detective from the New York Police Department approached the duty noncommissioned officer of 6th Communications Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group in Brooklyn, N.Y., and requested assistance for a rescue operation.

Fly by: Cpl Siobhan Garro

When Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 employ or repair aircraft, those operations and repairs are recorded on a network of servers. Cpl Siobhan Garro, an aircraft maintenance administration specialist with VMGR-252, turns information given to her by pilots, crew chiefs, mechanics and other personnel into useful logs and archives.

Technicians provide critical communication

Attaching antennas to communication interface systems, plugging in cables and configuring systems may not make it into the movies, but military units working behind the scenes play just as big a role in operations as those fighting on the front lines.

Recruits get warrior intensity with pugil sticks, bayonets

From the crucible to drill, everything a recruit is asked to do is for a purpose. Sometimes that purpose is revealed by their drill instructors and sometimes it is left up to the recruit to figure out and understand.

Marine sergeant excels on, off duty

One Marine sergeant has distinguished herself among her peers at work and during her free time.

College students find out what it takes to be a Marine

More than 80 graduate students from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and 15 students from Johns Hopkins University took part in the Quantico Leadership Venture at Marine Corps Base Quantico's Officer Candidates School on Sept. 20-21.

Marines compete at TRX competition during Fleet Week

During San Francisco's busiest weekend of the year, TRX partnered with 24 Hour Fitness to host a service-wide competition on Marina Green during San Francisco Fleet Week 2012.

Marines Support Local Fire Authorities During Deadly California Wildfire Season

Whether they're lending humanitarian aid to earthquake-ridden Japan or protecting world citizens from tyranny, Marines are called upon to face down a wide spectrum of threats, often within a few hours' notice.

Female Marine Panel

Influential female Marines from different walks of life came together at the National Museum of the Marine Corps to take part in a panel discussing their experiences.

Female Martial Arts Instructor

Sgt Julia Henley, MCMAP Instructor, speaks about being a female Marine Martial Arts Instructor.

Women take on combat roles

Women Marines will soon be serving in ground combat elements.

3/7 and FET help educate local children

The Female Engagement Team and 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment has been conducting shuras or community gatherings in order to help the local population outside of Forward Operating Base Jackson, Afghanistan.

Master Sergeant James Clark, a profound patriot

Master Sergeant James Clark marked the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, terror attacks in a special way – he signed on for three more years of service in the Marine Corps.

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