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    • Montford Point Marines

      Montford Point Marines

      In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established a presidential directive allowing African Americans to be recruited in the Marine Corps. African American recruits were not trained at Parris Island or San Diego, but were segregated and received basic training at Montford Point, a facility at Camp Lejeune, N.C. From 1942-1949, approximately 20,000 African American recruits received training...

    • Pacific Partnership

      Pacific Partnership

      Born out of the devastation wrought by the December 2004 tsunami that swept through parts of South and Southeast Asia, Pacific Partnership began as a military-led humanitarian response to one of the world’s most catastrophic natural disasters. Building on the success and goodwill of this operation the U.S. helped spearhead the inaugural Pacific Partnership mission in 2006. This mission...

    • U.S. MARINES INVOLVED IN COMBAT OPERATIONS

      U.S. MARINES INVOLVED IN COMBAT OPERATIONS

      This gallery features some of the best imagery and video of Marines actively involved in firefights with the enemy.

    • Javelin Thrust 2012

      Javelin Thrust 2012

      Javelin Thrust is the largest annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve training exercise, with more than 5,000 Marines participating from units across the United States.

      The purpose of Javelin Thrust 2012 is to prepare the 1st MEB (Marine Expeditionary Brigade) command element for employment as a joint task force headquarters while simultaneously training selected MARFORRES (Marine Forces Reserve)...

    • Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy

      Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy

      In March 2011, CMC issued the “Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Strategy and Implementation Plan” to change the way we use energy. This is a “bases-to-battlefield” strategy, which means all Marines will be trained to understand the relationship between resource efficiency and combat effectiveness. Throughout the last decade of combat operations, we have become more lethal, yet we have...

    • War of 1812

      War of 1812

      The War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration kicked off in New Orleans, April 17, 2012. The commemoration is a salute to all sailors and Marines who fought gallantly in that conflict, who have served in our nations' conflicts since then, and who are defending freedom around the world today.

      Commemorative events are scheduled to continue along the East Coast and Great Lakes over the next three...