Marines spar during a martial arts instructor course in Romania as a part of The Black Sea Rotational Force. This deployment is designed to promote regional stability and establish lasting relationships with partner nations in the region.
Circa 1943, from the collection of Joseph H. Carpenter, United States Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections, candidates at Montford Point, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, immediately begin in-processing procedures upon arrival to the base.
Do you have questions about the Marine Corps Musician Enlistment Option Program (MEOP) or just about being a Marine? Join us on Instagram and MSgt Rulapaugh of the United States Marine Corps will answer them in our Ask A Marine chat from 1-3pm EST.
This weekend, Marines are supporting the #WCWANationals in Oklahoma City. Over two days, female wrestling athletes will be tested to determine who will win a national title. Through discipline and intensity these athletes, like Marines, will push through the challenge with the fight to win.
"Soon after arriving here in the Drum and Bugle Corps, we were doing a performance in the Midwest. I was a percussionist marching in the front line, and there was a young African-American boy looking at me as I was marching. And just the look on his face told me that I had a different responsibility at that point. And I have been cognizant of that ever since." —MGySgt Kevin Buckles, Senior... View details ⇨
At 12 weeks, Marines undergo the longest period of recruit training, and perfect scores are hard-earned. Pvt Lupita Rodriguez of Elkhart, IN, earned Oscar company's highest physical fitness and combat fitness score, 600 out of 600 points.
Candidates with Delta Company stand at attention during their close-order drill practice at Officer Candidates School, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. Close-order drill is one of the key elements to teaching candidates teamwork and discipline.