Time lapse of the USS Whidbey Island (LSD-41) as it leaves port for a sea deployment at Morehead City State Port, June 27, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Chris Garcia)
Taken: 06.27.2016 | Video by Cpl. Chris Garcia
160724-M-MK246-019 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 24,2016) An AH-1W Super Cobra with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 264 (Reinforced), 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD-1) on July 24, 2016. The 22nd MEU, deployed with the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, is conducting naval operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Hamilton Jr.)
Taken: 07.24.2016 | Photo by Cpl. John Hamilton
British Royal Marines, much like U.S. Marines, take tremendous pride in their history. King Charles II established the Royal Marines on October 28, 1664 during the beginning of the Second Dutch War to serve as the Royal Navy’s amphibious infantry troops. In order to become a Royal Marine, recruits have to go through 32 weeks of physically and mentally demanding training in the inhospitable terrain of Dartmoor, Woodbury Common woodlands, England and Sennybridge, Wales. During their visit aboard the USS Whidbey Island, the Royal Marines were able to integrate into some of the U.S. Marine Corps training such as the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program. They also observed the capabilities of the U.S. Marine Corps amphibious assault...
07.10.2016 | USS WHIDBEY ISLAND, ATLANTIC OCEAN | Story by Cpl. Chris Garcia