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Marines Qualify With M203 Grenade Launcher

By Cpl Michael Dye

Marines with 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, loaded 40 mm rounds into their M203 grenade launchers and fired them at targets resulting in an explosion of dirt and debris during a M203 grenade launcher qualification aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 5, 2015.

 
 

Marines demonstrate humanitarian aid capabilities

With one knee resting on the crusty, dry soil, the Marine peered down the road and watched as the loose dirt broke apart under the weight of the approaching trucks.

Air support makes a bang on the range

Marines drop to their knees behind a cement barrier as a thunderous explosion sends shrapnel flying through the air.

Marines teach teens marksmanship at matches

Retired Marine Corps Maj Mike Darnell was looking for a way to give back to the community after his time in the military.

Ospreys make longest Pacific flight to date

Two MV-22B Ospreys completed the longest distance Osprey tanking mission to date in the Pacific region Aug. 2-5, beginning from Marine Corps Air Station Futenma and ending in Townsville, Australia.

Turret gunner shares first patrol in Afghanistan

It was his first mission in Afghanistan, and Cpl Kenneth Benton, a technical controller with Combat Logistics Regiment 2, Regional Command (Southwest), found himself in the solitary position as the gunner covering the rear of a more than 20 vehicle convoy.

BLT 1/6, 22nd MEU scout snipers complete SOTG urban sniper course

Battalion Landing Team (BLT) 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) scout snipers completed an urban sniper course at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Commander in Chief visits Camp Pendleton

"Ooh-Rah" echoed through the air as Commander in Chief, Barack Obama, took the stage to address thousands of service members and their families at the air station Aug. 7.

Gas, gas, gas! The ins and outs of the MAG-13 Chamber

A line of Marines donning their M50 joint service general purpose masks file slowly across the threshold of the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., gas chamber as the air wafts with visible CS (2-chlorobenzalmalononitrile) crystals.

Marine recruits learn discipline, motivation through incentive training

Drill instructors use incentive training to instill discipline and motivation in recruits at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. 

 

Painting a Legacy

The fight against corrosion on aircraft is a never ending battle that cannot be disregarded.

Testing mortar skills in the hills of Australia

Like a drum beat, the cannons of naval vessels, rockets of circling aircraft, and shells of artillery pieces echo across the valley. Sweating under the weight of their armor, mortarmen anxiously wait for the opportunity to add their notes to the song. 

Marine veteran among 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots killed

June 30, 2013, 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots lost their lives protecting the community of Yarnell, AZ from a wildfire. Three of the Hotshots were Marine veterans, including their captain, Jesse Steed.

Future of the Corps forged at Drill Instructor School

Students of Drill Instructor School go through a rigorous process of more than 500 hours of academics, physical training and practical applications in order to become drill instructors.

Every Marine a rifleman: CLB-7 attends BCS Course

Upon graduating from boot camp, Marines are required to attend the School of Infantry, where they learn the essential combat skills to become a Marine rifleman. 

Combat engineers plan for the future

Combat engineers assigned to Battalion Landing Team 3/2, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, have been using their time aboard the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), to better themselves and the combat engineer community as a whole by taking courses designed for higher ranking Marines during their 2013 deployment.

Marines strike down from above - Marine Aviation

Marine Corps aircraft have different roles throughout the Corps, but one mission; to support Marines on the ground. 

Korean War vets brought freedom, victory to 50 million people

President Barack Obama reflects on the service and sacrifice of the nation's veterans on the 60th anniversary of the Korean War.

Connecting the world to the MEU: Public Affairs and Combat Camera

Public affairs Marines and combat cameramen assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit work in a unique joint shop environment documenting the operations, exercises and achievements of the 26th MEU by means of photographs, video, multimedia and articles.

Semper Paratus: 15th MEU Marines pitch in to ensure readiness

Sgt Thomas G. Ochoa motor transportation maintenance chief, Command Element, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit believes that sometimes the difference between completing and failing a mission is five minutes.

Maintaining the birds of the air station

Almost every day of the week, Air Station pilots put on their flight suits and prepare to fly one of many F/A-18 Hornets aboard the Air Station.

'Helo' Company inserts into Talisman Saber '13

Marines and Sailors with Company E., Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, were inserted by aircraft from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st MEU, to secure a key area as a part of Talisman Saber 13.

MWSS -172 endures jungle, strengthen training

Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 172 worked together to meet the challenges of the endurance course July 15 as the final event of the eight-day basic jungle skills course.

Fast-roping Marines get boots on the ground at Schwab

Marines receive the opportunity to rappel from a 60-foot-tall tower at recruit training, but not every Marine has the chance to continue that training and further their rappelling abilities.

11th MEU conducts Combat Fitness Test

Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit conducted a Combat Fitness Test, July 12.

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