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Marine Corps Photos: Talking Guns

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PFC Sebastian Rodriguez, machine gunner, Weapons Platoon, Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, fires an M240 machine gun during a night squad-attack exercise. MRF-D Marines used machine gunners, snipers and rifleman to suppress a simulated squad-sized enemy attack.

Photo by Sgt Sarah Fiocco.

Marine Corps History Photos: Chin Up

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Jiawei Fan, a 19-year-old Milford, Conn., native, grimaces while preforming pull-ups during the 2013 Annual Field Meet, at Chicopee High School’s Football Field, May 4, 2013. Approximately 600 newly enlisted men and women from across New England, to include; Western Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont and Rhode Island, attended the event. The annual Marine Corps event is designed to test the Poolees’ physical fitness with a pull-up and sit-up competition to ensure that they are prepared for the rigors of Marine Corps Recruit Training.

Photo by Sgt Richard Blumenstein.

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Marine Corps History Photos: Cloud Cover

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Cpl Berkeley Lewis, a rifleman with 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, fires his M4 carbine during training at the SR-7 range at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. The 26-year-old, who has been with the battalion for about a year, said he always wanted to join a reconnaissance battalion because of the training and missions. “We are doing this training to stay proficient with our M4 (carbine) and M9 (pistol) to keep up with the standards of our training and readiness manual,” said Manchester, N.H. native, SSgt Matthew Sullivan, a team leader with Bravo Company.

Photo by Cpl Jeff Drew.

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Marine Corps History Photos: A Little Bit Louder Now

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Sgt Angela Arounerangsy, drill instructor, Platoon 4003, November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, motivates recruits as they prepare for the rappel tower aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., Nov. 27, 2012. The recruits execute the rappel tower as part of second phase recruit training aboard the depot.

Photo by Cpl. Rodion Zabolotniy.

Marine Corps History Photos: Emblem Ceremony

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U.S. Marines with Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, prepare to receive their first Eagle, Globe and Anchors during a ceremony aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., April 14, 2012. Emotions ran high after completing the Crucible, the culminating event during Marine Corps recruit training before earning the title, United States Marine.

Photo by Lcpl Aneshea Yee.

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Marine Corps Photos: Push!

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Drill Instructors from Marine Corps Recruit Depots San Diego and Parris Island, S.C., physically train Marine Corps Recruiting Substation Chandler enlistees at the Arrowhead Meadows Park in Chandler, Ariz., Jan. 23, 2013. The enlistees are currently part of the Delayed Entry Program (DEP) and are awaiting their dates to ship to boot camp. The drill instructors are visiting the Phoenix region through Jan. 26 to provide enlistees and potential applicants a first-hand preview of what they may be able to expect once they step onto the yellow footprints.

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Photo by Cpl Tyler J. Bolken.

Marine Corps Photos: Amphibious Insertion

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A 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit Maritime Raid Force Marine engages simulated hostile targets during an amphibious insertion for sustainment training in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.

Photo by Sgt Christopher Q. Stone.

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Marine Corps Photos: In the Heat of the Night

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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.

Marine Corps Photos: All Aboard

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26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Maritime Raid Force Marines climb aboard a rigid hull inflatable boat after conducting scout swimming exercises at sea, April 24, 2013. Eagle Resolve is an annual multilateral exercise designed to enhance regional cooperative defense efforts in the Gulf Cooperation Council nations and U.S. Central Command. The 26th MEU is deployed to the 5th Fleet area of operations aboard the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group. The 26th MEU operates continuously across the globe, providing the president and unified combatant commanders with a forward-deployed, sea-based quick reaction force. The MEU is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force capable of conducting amphibious operations, crisis response and limited contingency operations.

Photo by Cpl Christopher Q. Stone.

1942 Everybody Joins US War Effort

Movie stars travel the country by train, stopping in cities and towns to sell War Bonds.
(Of course, back then most people in Hollywood didn’t spend all day snorting cocaine.)

Jimmy Stewart, Joe Louis, Tyrone Power, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and others enlist.

Plants speed up war production.

RAF blasts Nazis in American made bombers. Cameras mounted on the planes show the bombing runs.

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Marine Corps Photos: Making the Call

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Sgt Pancho A. Valladolid Jr. prepares to call in a 9-line casualty evacuation message for a simulated improvised explosive device threat during convoy operations inside the Combat Convoy Simulator on Camp Hansen. One of the key focuses during the training was ensuring the Marines were able to maintain proper lines of communication during the convoy. Valladolid is a heavy equipment mechanic with 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force.

Photo by Cpl Matthew Manning.

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