Through smoke, debris and jet fuel, Captain Trey Kennedy risked his life to rescue several victims from a NATO helicopter crash in Afghanistan. For his bravery, Kennedy was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for Heroism by his alma mater, Clemson University, at their recent win against University of South Carolina.
Congratulations to United States Marine Corps Veteran Brian Buhman on being named the 2016 Team Rubicon USA Veteran of the Year. Brian was honored with this award for his leadership during Team Rubicon missions and for his dedication to bettering communities through service.
Cpl Matthew Long's idea could empower Marines and save lives.
He designed a wearable packet that administers first aid to Marines on the battlefield. The packet is worn beneath Marines' flak jackets and, when pierced, releases a quick clotting agent and pain killer. Read more:
Every year Marines attend the annual New Orleans Sheriff's Department Thanksgiving Feast as a way to give back to the local community. Marines help distribute food and drinks while conversing with the attendees.
Navajo Code talkers were one of the most crucial components of the Marine Corps. They developed the only military code never broken by the enemy. Today, nineteen of them remain and preserve the Navajo Legacy.