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Making Marines-Week 11: The Crucible – Patrolling (Part 3 of 4)

54 continuous hours of physical and mental challenges:
“It all comes together here. Teamwork, leadership, discipline and all of the skills you have learned. You have to dig deep and finish together to prove yourself worthy of the title, Marine.

This is real footage of Marine Corps recruit training. It is not a simulation. It is a look at the transformation from civilian to Marine through the eyes of real recruits.

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Marine Corps Photos: International Run

Marine Corps Moto Photo 56

Indonesia Marines and U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, run during a morning physical training session May 23 during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training 2013 in Antralina, Indonesia.
The physical training was part of a CARAT, a bilateral training exercise, that included jungle patrolling, jungle survival training, combat lifesaver training and multiple live-fire exercises.


Photo by Cpl John C. Lamb.
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Today In Marine Corps History: 18 September 1990

A new 40-acre training facility for Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) was dedicated at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, by General Alfred M. Gray, Commandant of the Marine Corps.

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Making Marines-Week 11: The Crucible – Planks (Part 2 of 4)

54 continuous hours of physical and mental challenges:
“It all comes together here. Teamwork, leadership, discipline and all of the skills you have learned. You have to dig deep and finish together to prove yourself worthy of the title, Marine.

This is real footage of Marine Corps recruit training. It is not a simulation. It is a look at the transformation from civilian to Marine through the eyes of real recruits.



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Retreat Hell! We Just Got Here!

Fighting spirit and determination against heavy odds is sound tradition in the Marine Corps and nowhere is there a more graphic illustration than an incident which occurred in World War I.

Legendary or true, it personifies the aggressive attitude of Marines.

The occasion was the third great German breakthrough of 1918, when the 4th Marine Brigade and its parent 2d Infantry Division were thrown in to help stem the tide in the Belleau wood sector. The 2d Battalion, 5th Marines, had just arrived at its position when an automobile skidded to a stop and a French officer dashed out and approached the commanding officer. He explained that a
general retreat was in progress and that orders were for the Marines to withdraw.

The Marine officer exclaimed in amazement:
“Retreat Hell! We just got here.”

And the Marines proceeded to prove their point. The battalion deployed and took up firing positions. As the Germans approached, they came under rifle fire which was accurate at ranges beyond their comprehension. Not in
vain had the Marine Corps long stressed in its training the sound principles of marksmanship. The deadly fire took the heart out of the German troops and the attack was stopped.

HISTORICAL BRANCH, G-3 DIVISION
HEADQUARTERS, U. S. MARINE CORPS
WASHINGTON, D. C.
1963

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Marine Corps News From World War Two: Brothers Stick Fast As Glue

SOMEWHERE IN THE SOUTH PACTFTC

Around here they’re still talking about the great brother act the Larkin boys put on for their Marine comrades, and how a good time was had by all — except the Japs. The Larkins not only stuck together all through recruit training right on up to the battlefields of Guadalcanal, but they also were together when the citations were passed out. Corps. Delbert James Larkin and Wilbur John larkin received letters of commendation from the Deputy Commander of the South Pacific area.
The citations said: “After an important communication cable had been cut by enemy shell fire, Corp. Wilbur J. Larkin and Corp. Delbert J, Larkin, with one other man, proceeded in extreme darkness into an area which was being heavily shelled by enemy naval units, located the severed cable and made effective repairs. Their courageous conduct was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United Slates Naval Service.”

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Today In Marine Corps History: 17 September 1966

Elements of 5thMarDiv in Operation “Deckhouse IV,” south of DMZ.

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Making Marines-Week 11: The Crucible-Leadership Wall (Part 1 of 4)

54 continuous hours of physical and mental challenges:
“It all comes together here. Teamwork, leadership, discipline and all of the skills you have learned. You have to dig deep and finish together to prove yourself worthy of the title Marine.”

This is real footage of Marine Corps recruit training. It is not a simulation. It is a look at the transformation from civilian to Marine through the eyes of real recruits.

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Marine Corps Photos: In the Heat of the Night

Marine Corps Moto Photo 57

Marines with Battery M, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division load an M777 lightweight 155mm Howitzer for firing during Exercise DESERT SCIMITAR aboard Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif. May 2, 2013.
Exercise DESERT SCIMITAR was conducted to allow 1st Marine Division the opportunity to sustain their ability to plan and execute all aspects of its operations in offensive and defensive scenarios.

Photo by Cpl John Clary.
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Marine Corps Moto Quotes

“The Marines keep their standards up and their leadership is dynamite! It is the same kind of leadership we have seen throughout the Marines’ history, and they are not lowering the bar.
They are increasing the bar, and they have long lines of people who want to join the Marine Corps.”

-Col David Hackworth, US Army-

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Today In Marine Corps History: 16 September 1814

A detachment of Marines under Major Daniel Carmick from the Naval Station at New Orleans, together with an Army detachment, destroyed a pirate stronghold at Barataria, on the Island of Grande Terre, near New Orleans.

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Making Marines-Week 10: Day Movement

During Day Movement exercises, recruits learn to stay together in simulated, tactical scenarios and ensure the safety of the Marines to their left and their right.

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