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A Marine with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa is welcomed home by his family as he returns to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan 17, 2017. During the nine-month deployment with U.S. Marine Forces Europe and Africa, Marines and sailors served as the logistics combat element supporting operations across Europe and Africa.

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Reloading!

Here's all the motivation you need for the week ahead.
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The Streets are Guarded by United States Marines

Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit maneuver through a combat town while conducting a mechanized raid in Okinawa, Japan.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Darien Bjorndal)
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An American hero returned home this week.

Lance Cpl. Jose Jimenez was transferred from a cemetery outside of Mexico City to Glendale Memorial Park in Glendale, Arizona, where he was buried next to his mother.

Lance Cpl. Jimenez was awarded the Medal of Honor for single-handedly taking an enemy position after being ambushed during the Vietnam War. He was mortally wounded during the charge.

Medal of Honor

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Badass Alert!

On January 13, Staff Sgt. Michael A. Mendoza received the Navy Cross, the second highest award for valor, for his actions in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

In April 2004, Mendoza led five of his Marines in a charge across an open field and up a 10-foot berm, killing 10 insurgents and forcing others to retreat. He protected wounded Marines and killed an insurgent who wounded his...
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01/21/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
Welcome to The Corps Report, the Corps' premiere web update.

In this week's episode, we remember Lance Cpl. Austin Ruiz, Marines deploy around the world, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 moves to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.
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"It’s good to be back and I’m grateful to serve alongside you as Secretary of Defense.

Together with the Intelligence Community we are the sentinels and guardians of our nation. We need only look to you, the uniformed and civilian members of the Department and your families, to see the fundamental unity of our country. You represent an America committed to the common good; an America that is...
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You voted and this week's Top Shot comes from Sgt. Lillian Stephens!

She captured an F-35B mid-flight over the North American tundra on its way to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
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01/20/2017 at 13:01. Facebook
The bear skin hat might be the only uniform item cooler than the dress blues.

Today, "The President's Own" United States Marine Band is performing in their 55th inauguration.

The Marine Band is the only musical unit to perform in all three components of the inauguration and have supported every ceremony since Thomas Jefferson took office in 1801.
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The Swarm Forms

Approximately 2,500 III MEF Marines and sailors ran a division-wide motivational run for Maj. Gen. Richard L. Simcock's change of command at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Cody Hastings Shepard)
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Help select the "Corps Top Shot" by liking, commenting on or sharing your favorite image. The image with the most combined hits by the end of the day will be crowned as our photo of the week.
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Today, the F-35 Lightning II landed at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan. The aircraft left from MCAS Yuma, Arizona flying over 6,000 miles.

MCAS Iwakuni is the first overseas installation to possess the F-35B as part of its worldwide deployment capability.
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01/18/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
Today, Lt. Gen. Martin L. Brandtner was laid to rest in Fernley, Nevada.

Brandtner was awarded two Navy Crosses within eight days of each other during the Vietnam War. He retired from the Marine Corps in 1993 after 33 years of service, and two years as Director for Operations for the Joint Staff.

Semper Fidelis, Sir.
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There's No Place Like Home

VMA-542 Marines return home after a six month deployment. Semper Fi, Marines!
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The Marines have landed.

U.S. Marines from II Marine Expeditionary Force arrive in Norway to begin their six-month deployment.
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Monday got you down?

Give us 20 seconds and we'll give you all the motivation you need for the week ahead.

Marines with Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting battle the heat.
Today we celebrate the life of an American hero.

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
This month, Marines from II Marine Expeditionary Force operating in U.S. Marine Forces Europe and Africa will begin a rotational force in Norway.

During Exercise Cold Response 2016, Marines were in Norway training with their army in preparation for the upcoming move.
Recruits at MCRD PARRIS ISLAND, SC - OFFICIAL PAGE go through Basic Warrior Training, a 48-hour training evolution that covers land navigation, improvised explosive device, and fire and movement.