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The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is the maritime land force service branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting expeditionary and amphibious operations through combined arms, implementing its own infantry, armor, artillery, aerial and special operations forces. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the eight uniformed services of the United States.

Brief History of the United States Marine Corps
Brief History of the United States Marine Corps
Marine Air-Ground Task Force
Marine Air-Ground Task Force
Organization of the United States Marine Corps
Organization of the United States Marine Corps
United States Marine Corps
United States Marine Corps
Wasp-class amphibious assault ship
Wasp-class amphibious assault ship
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The Purpose of the US Marine Corps Air Force
The Purpose of the US Marine Corps Air Force
Leveraging Tomahawk Missiles: Enhancing Marine Corps’ Naval Capabilities
Leveraging Tomahawk Missiles: Enhancing Marine Corps’ Naval Capabilities
The Dynamic Relationship Between the United States Marine Corps and Navy Vessels
The Dynamic Relationship Between the United States Marine Corps and Navy Vessels
Insights into Military Blanket Parties
Insights into Military Blanket Parties
Navy EOD vs. Navy SEALs: A Comparison of Elite Specializations
Navy EOD vs. Navy SEALs: A Comparison of Elite Specializations
Switzerland Begins Delivery of Decommissioned F-5 Tigers to United States
Switzerland Begins Delivery of Decommissioned F-5 Tigers to United States
U.S. Marines Explore Alternate Deployments as Amphibious Ship Shortage Looms Large
U.S. Marines Explore Alternate Deployments as Amphibious Ship Shortage Looms Large
Tragedy Strikes as 2 U.S. Navy SEALs Presumed Dead Following Anti-Houthi Operation
Tragedy Strikes as 2 U.S. Navy SEALs Presumed Dead Following Anti-Houthi Operation
U.S. Navy SEALs Seize Iranian Missile Parts Bound for Houthi Rebels, Two Seals Missing in Action
U.S. Navy SEALs Seize Iranian Missile Parts Bound for Houthi Rebels, Two Seals Missing in Action
U.S. Navy Removes Fuel from Plane Overshooting Hawaii Runway
U.S. Navy Removes Fuel from Plane Overshooting Hawaii Runway
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The first F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, on July 17. The aircraft is the first to join VMFAT-501 at MCAS Beaufort since relocating from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Public Domain By José Carlos
Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Manwarren, the senior enlisted advisor and field artillery chief for Long Range Missile Battery A, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, salutes the colors during the battery’s activation ceremony at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., US Marine Corps Photo By José Carlos Palma*
Marines with Battalion Landing Team 2/5, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, during a boat integration exercise on board the USS New Orleans (LPD-18) in the East China Sea, August 2022. U.S. MARINE CORPS (YVONNE IWAE)   By José Carlos Palma* The United States Marine Corps (USMC) and the Navy share a
By Daniel Robinson* In Stanley Kubrick’s iconic film “Full Metal Jacket,” the chilling scene of a blanket party—a form of punishment where a group of soldiers violently beat a fellow Marine—leaves viewers grappling with questions about its authenticity and morality. Understanding Blanket Parties Blanket parties, while harsh and potentially controversial, serve
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Bell TH-57 Sea Ranger A military training helicopter
The Bell TH-57 Sea Ranger is a military training helicopter used by the United States Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. It is a variant of the Bell 206 Jet Ranger, a popular civilian helicopter. Development The TH-57 was developed in the late 1960s in response to a U.S. Navy
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TH-73A Thrasher
The TH-73A Thrasher is a single-engine helicopter manufactured by Leonardo Helicopters and used by the United States Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard as an undergraduate rotary and tilt-rotor helicopter trainer. It is a derivative of the commercial AW119Kx helicopter and is one of only two single-engine helicopters certified to
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Brief History of the United States Marine Corps
Since its creation in 1775, the Corps’ role has expanded significantly. The Marines have a unique mission statement, and, alone among the branches of the U.S. armed forces, “shall, at any time, be liable to do duty in the forts and garrisons of the United States, on the seacoast, or
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Marine Air-Ground Task Force
Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF, pronounced MAG-TAF) is a term used by the United States Marine Corps to describe the principal organization for all missions across the range of military operations. MAGTFs are a balanced air-ground, combined arms task organization of Marine Corps forces under a single commander that is structured to accomplish a specific mission.
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Organization of the United States Marine Corps
The United States Marine Corps is organized within the Department of the Navy, which is led by the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV). The most senior Marine commissioned officer is the Commandant of the Marine Corps, responsible for organizing, recruiting, training, and equipping the Marine Corps so that it is ready for operation under the command
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United States Marine Corps
The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is the maritime land force service branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting expeditionary and amphibious operations through combined arms, implementing its own infantry, armor, artillery, aerial and special operations forces. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the eight uniformed services of the United States. The Marine Corps has been part
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Wasp-class amphibious assault ship
The Wasp class is a class of Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) amphibious assault ships operated by the United States Navy. Based on the Tarawa class, with modifications to operate more advanced aircraft and landing craft, the Wasp class is capable of transporting almost the full strength of a United States Marine Corps Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), and landing them in hostile territory via landing craft or helicopters as
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  • ARLINGTON, Va. — May 22, 2022 marks 110 years of Marine Corps aviation. On May 22, 1912, 1st Lt. Alfred A. Cunningham reported to Naval Aviation Camp in Annapolis, Maryland, “for duty in connection with aviation,” sparking the birth of Marine Corps aviation. Marine Corps aviation has participated in every major American conflict since. Deputy...
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    ARLINGTON, Va., November 10, 2021 — Today, Marines across the globe will recognize and acknowledge 246 years of service to their country, the sacrifices made to defend democracy, and the Marine Corps’ enduring legacy as America’s premier fighting force. The Marine Corps’ annual tradition celebrates the establishment of the organization on November 10, 1775, by the Second Continental Congress. Following...
Brief History of the United States Marine Corps
Marine Air-Ground Task Force
Organization of the United States Marine Corps
United States Marine Corps
Wasp-class amphibious assault ship
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