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Capt Karrie Brimhall Reaches New Heights As Marine Aviator

By Marine Corps Recruiting Command

In 2009, during her first deployment to Afghanistan, Marine aviator Capt Karrie Brimhall knew how much her fellow Marines were in need of supplies.  And with a helicopter full of food, water and other necessities, a 10 thousand foot wall of inclement weather stood between her helicopter, her crew, and the Marines on the other side.  

 
 

Second Tanks crashes Onslow Beach

The sounds of a 70-ton tracked machine interrupts the usual soothing sounds of Onslow Beach.

Co. I recruits experience first Marine Corps inspection

Recruits stood tall in formation at the position of attention. Their eyes were fixed as they patiently wait to be inspected by their drill instructor.

Cutting Edge sharpens skills

Marines with 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, conducted a series of day and night live-fire squad supported attacks at Range 410A Feb. 26.

Marine body-builder gives advice on pull-ups

With the Marine Corps transitioning pull-ups into the female physical fitness test repertoire, the exercise is more in the spotlight than ever

Marines train at sea to bolster blue-green interoperability

Marines assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit took advantage of their time at sea to conduct Maritime Interoperability Training aboard the USS Rushmore.

Marines fire howitzers in deep snow, frigid conditions

Marines and sailors with Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, conducted artillery live-fire training with M777A2 155 mm howitzers Feb. 19 at the Ojojihara Maneuver Area in Miyagi prefecture, Japan.

Women Marines share experiences from 1943 to present

Women Marines, past and present, gathered at the National Museum of the Marine Corps for lunch Feb. 27 to celebrate the anniversary of the establishment of the Marine Corps Women's Reserve and the birthday of one who joined the very first day.

Goodbye CH-46

Melei Nguyen Kelly and her mother Thai Nguyen pose for a photo in front of a CH-46 helicopter, after a Medium Helicopter Training Squadron 64 graduation ceremony, Feb. 20.

KC-130's flexibility extends commander to reach further

Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364 (Rein.) is the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit's Aviation Combat Element, providing a wide range of capabilities to the MEU's commanding officer. Many of these tasks would not be possible without the assistance of Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352. 

Marine resilient despite adversity

Since LCpl Ryan Nicolai was young he felt it was his calling to serve his country as a United States Marine. However, before he could follow his dream, he knew his duty was to take care of his parents.

Marines turn up the heat at MCAF

Normally people back away from a fire that has engulfed an object the size of an aircraft. Yet, without hesitation, Marines who are part Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting at the Marine Corps Air Facility, rushed into a wall of fire to put out several fires during a training evolution on Feb. 12.

Terrain dictates leadership at JWTC

The endurance course stretches for miles, filled with winding, dense jungle and nearly vertical slopes. Marines encounter rivers, flooded trenches and submerged tunnels filled with waist-deep mud and cable bridges that must be traversed to reach the end.

1/4 Conducts Training Exercise With JGDSF

U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, wrapped up live-fire training with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force as part of Exercise Iron Fist 2013, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. Jan. 25, 2013.

31st Marines execute amphibious assault alongside Royal Thai Marines

Drenched in salty water, more than a dozen amphibious assault vehicles cut through the white sand and climb their way out of the surf. Steel doors on the rear of the vehicle steadily lower, revealing scores of United States and Royal Thai Marines prepared for a fight.

IED training: More than meets the eye

A Marine cautiously raked the inside of a doorway with a pole twice his height. He skirted the left side of it, drawing the metal hook slowly through the dirt... nothing. He shifted to the right, gently pulled the hook through the ground, and froze.

Osprey pilot realizes dream in the Corps

Some people go through life not knowing exactly what it is they want to do when they grow up. This was not the case with 1stLt Jamie Bunce.

2nd Supply Battalion gears up for Rolling Thunder

Marines and sailors with 2nd Supply Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group spent a week in the field, from Feb. 4 to 7, to train on communications, security and logistical support techniques, which are all key elements for Exercise Rolling Thunder.

Marine connects with past during visit with Thai children

Marines are men and women of diverse cultures, ethnicities and lifestyles who volunteer to serve in the armed forces for many different reasons. What varies even more are the life experiences each Marine brings with them to the Corps.

Exercise Fire Dragon 13-2 commences at Camp Fuji

Marines began regimental-level artillery Exercise Fire Dragon 13-2 Jan. 28 at the North and East Fuji Maneuver Areas.

Marines Respond to New York Storm

Marines recently displayed their unique ability to go wherever they are needed with short notice during relief efforts in New York. This video is a look back on their achievement in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Corps' top leaders address lifting of Combat Exclusion Policy

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta officially announced the end of the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule excluding women from assignment to units and positions whose primary mission is to engage in direct ground combat, Jan. 24.

Marines provide guidance and encouragement to young women during mentoring weekend

As part of the Marine Corps' national partnership with the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation, six senior female Marines from Marine Corps Recruiting Command engaged 100 young women from the Atlanta metropolitan area in the second annual "Girls Who Rule the World" mentoring weekend in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

Passion to lead drives Marine to new heights

When he was 16 years old, he was a supervisor at a scrap-metal yard, and he served as the captain for his high school wrestling team. Today, he's a sergeant in the Marine Corps and a youth basketball coach.

Corps shooting team teaches marksmanship

Being recognized as the best at anything is an accomplishment in itself. Being recognized as the best shooters in the Marine Corps is an honor some consider second to none.

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