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.
Enlisted and Officer
Active or Reserve, enlisted or officer, as one of the Few, you will forever be known by the title you earn: United States Marine.
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.
Facing Down Threats
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Whether called upon to be the first to distribute aid or called to be the first to fight the forces of global tyranny, there is no better friend or worse enemy than a Marine Expeditionary Unit.
Facing Down Threats
Always Faithful. Always a Marine.
Latin for "always faithful," Semper Fidelis is more than the Marine Corps motto. Becoming a Marine is becoming the always faithful—true to the mission, to the Marines by your side, to the Corps, to your country.
Each service played an important role in Valiant Shield 16; As the exercise wraps up, leaders discuss lessons learned from working in a joint environment. Watch the full video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbsrKEKJGTQ
History being made at Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One, Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command, Yuma, Arizona. "Last night we had a historic "first-ever" for the F-35B -- a successful hot re-load of ordnance on 2xVMFA-121 aircraft that enabled a dramatic improvement in turn time between sorties. To put this into context, a typical cold re-load of ordnance on the F-35B requires 3 hours including turn time. Using the hot re-load method in the North CALA last night, our ordnance experts completed a GBU-12 reload in under 10 minutes for one aircraft (with SATS loader). They used a slower method (with manual drive assembly) on a second aircraft that required about 30 minutes, still a substantial improvement. Factoring in the entire taxi/pit/reload time, last night's turn required approximately 45 minutes -- on the first attempt. No doubt these turn times will improve dramatically as proficiency" Col. James B. Wellons, Commanding Officer, MAWTS-1 Read on here: https://www.dvidshub.net/news/210452/hot-loading-f-35b-mawts-1-ordnance-innovation-sets-new-standard
MOTO MONDAY Need some extra motivation this Monday? Watch U.S. Marines and Australian soldiers exchange weapons at Robertson Barracks Close Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia, on Sept. 14 and 16, 2016. Marines with MRF-D and Australian soldiers with 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment exchanged rifles to familiarize themselves with each other’s weapons systems.
On this day, 69 years ago, the #USAF became an official branch of the United States military. Today your American #Airmen are working hard as they continue to bring #AIRPOWER to the joint fight. #AFBday
INSIDE THE OUTBACK U.S. Marines and 25th Infantry Division soldiers, Australian Army soldiers, and the People’s Liberation Army soldiers participate in Exercise Kowari, a survival training exercise, at Daly River region, Northern Territory, Australia, on Aug. 27 to Sept. 9. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Mandaline Hatch)