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Dusty Winds

An MV-22 Osprey prepares to land during a noncombatant evacuation training operation in Djibouti, Africa, Jan. 5, 2017. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brandon Maldonado)

#USMC #Marines #USMarines #MarineCorps #Deployed #DeployedLife #MarineLife #MEULife #Deployment #Osprey #Fly #FlyHigh #Sand #SandStorm #Dust #Landing #Yut #Motivate #Rah #Kill #Slay #SemperFi

Journey Over the Mountains

An F-35B from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron transit the Pacific from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, with its final destination of Iwakuni, Japan, to join 1st Marine Aircraft Wing. VMFA-121, originally an F/A-18 squadron was re-designated as the Marine Corps’ first F-35 squadron in 2012.
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lillian Stephens)

#USMC #Marines #MarineCorps #aviation #F35 #aircraft #newhome #Iwakuni #Japan #overseas #flying

Badass Alert!

On January 13, Staff Sgt. Michael A. Mendoza received the Navy Cross, the second highest award for valor, for his actions in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
In April 2004, Mendoza led five of his Marines in a charge across an open field and up a 10-foot berm, killing 10 insurgents and forcing others to retreat. He protected wounded Marines and killed an insurgent who wounded his commander, before evacuating his commander to safety.
Mendoza is just the 18th Marine to be awarded the Navy Cross during the Global War on Terror.

#USMC #Marines #MarineCorps #NavyCross #award #honor #OIF #Iraq #Kill #remember #inspiration #motivate #notanordinaryjob #SemperFi

Another Brick In The Wall

Marines, sailors, soldiers, airmen, and Japanese Security Guards take cover behind riot control gear as flash bangs activate during a Non-Lethal Weapons Instructor Course aboard Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 17, 2017. The course teaches personnel the proper techniques to conduct taser training, oleoresin capsaicin exposure and riot control team tactics.
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Allison Lotz)

#USMC #Marines #MarineCorps #riot #nonlethal #training #wall #Okinawa #Japan #teamwork #strongertogether

The bear skin hat might be the only uniform item cooler than the dress blues.
Today, "The President's Own" United States Marine Band is performing in their 55th inauguration.
The Marine Band is the only musical unit to perform in all three components of the inauguration and have supported every ceremony since Thomas Jefferson took office in 1801.

#Marines #USMC #Inauguration #Trump #DonaldTrump #PresidentElect #President #POTUS #PresidentsOwn #MarineBand #music #Uniforms #DressedUp #Rah #SemperFi

Hurry Up and Wait

Marines await their turn to shoot the table two portion of their annual rifle range qualification, Jan. 12, 2017, at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. The Marine Corps revised table two of the marksmanship program October 2016 to increase marksmanship skill and realism in a combat environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andy Martinez)

#USMC #MarineCorps #USMarines #Marines #Shooting #Qual #RifleQual #Shooting #Training #AmmoCan #Partners #HurryUpAndWait #Japan #Okie #Motivate #SemperFi #Yut #Kill

The Swarm Forms

Approximately 2,500 Marines and Sailors ran a division wide motivational run for Maj. Gen. Richard L. Simcock's change of command. at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 12, 2017. Simcock, the commanding officer for 3rd Marine Division, applauded the accomplishments of each Marine and Sailor of the division during his time in the command and thanked them for their service. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Cody Hastings Shepard)

#USMC #Marines #MarineCorps #USMarines #MotoRun #Moto #Motivation #Honor #Courage #Dedication #Run #Fitness #FitFam #3rdMEF #Okinawa #Japan #Overseas #SemperFi #SemperFit #Rah #Yut #Kill

Today, the F-35 Lightning II landed at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan. The aircraft left from MCAS Yuma, flying over 6,000 miles.

MCAS Iwakuni is the first overseas installation to possess the F-35B as part of its worldwide deployment capability.

#MCASIwakuni #F35B #MCASYuma #Japan #Marines #MarineCorps #USMC #USMarines #Deployment #News #HistoryInTheMaking #Overseas #Squadron #OohRah #Yut

Today, Lt. Gen. Martin L. Brandtner was laid to rest in Fernley, Nevada.
Brandtner was awarded two Navy Crosses within eight days of each other during the Vietnam War. He retired from the Marine Corps in 1993 after 33 years of service, and two years as Director for Operations for the Joint Staff.

Semper Fidelis, Sir.

#USMC #Marines #MarineCorps #NeverForgotten #Honor #Courage #Commitment #NavyCross #Vietnam #Hero #Valor

I've Got the Spins

Marines with 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit rush to simulated patients to assess and apply in-scenario medical treatment during tactical casualty combat care training as part of Exercise Alligator Dagger, Dec. 14. The first phase of TCCC is to ensure the patient is alive and conscious at the point of injury before executing the follow-on procedures. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Devan K. Gowans)

#Marines #MarineCorps #USMC #USMarines #Deployed #MarineLife #MEULife #ShipLife #Training #Medical #Spinning #Photo #PhotoOp #Casualty #CasualtyTraining #Doc #SemperFi #Motivate #Kill

Eye in the Sky

Cpl. Monique Romo watches as the UH-1Y Huey flies to the forward arming and refueling point at Ie Shima Island, Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 10. 2016. The FARP is a temporary set up that rapidly arms and refuels aircraft, allowing them to expedite the refueling process and to better operate in austere environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jessica Etheridge)

#USMC #Marines #USMarines #MarineCorps #Huey #Airborn #FlyHigh #Blue #Sea #Views #Okinawa #Japan #Training #Work #Motivate #Yut #Kill #SemperFi

Today we celebrate the life of an American hero. "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at a time of challenge and controversy. The true neighbor will risk his position and even his life for the welfare of others." — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

#MLK #MLKDay #MartinLutherKing #MartinLutherKingDay #AmericanHero #Hero #Murica #CivilRights #Impact #Change #Fight #FightingRacism #SemperFi #Ooh-Rah

Sgt. Gabriel R. McInnis, engineer equipment mechanic with Bulk Fuel Company C, 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, received a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, Jan. 7, 2017. McInnis received the medal for his actions in preventing an assault of a family in Tempe, Ariz., Dec. 27, 2016.

#USMC #MarineCorps #Marines #USMarines #Honor #Courage #Commitment #Dedication #NAM #Awards #Ooh-Rah #SemperFi #DoOrDie

Homecoming Hugs

A Marine embraces a loved one during Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa’s homecoming at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 10, 2017. After completing the mission of protecting U.S. personnel, property and interests in Europe and Africa, Marines returned home safely from their nine-month deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Miranda Faughn)

#USMC #Marines #MarineCorps #USMarines #Homecoming #Deployment #Love #Hugs #Embrace #semperfi

Fight or flight...why not both?

Marine Aviation Weapons & Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) highlight the six functions of Marine Corps Aviation.

Watch the full video at the link in our bio. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Sgt. Daniel D. Kujanpaa)

#Marines #MarineCorps #USMC #USMarines #Aviation #AirPower #Strong #Go #Fight #Win #Explosions #Training #Motivation #Yut #Ooh-Rah #Kill

This month, Marines from II Marine Expeditionary Force operating in U.S. Marine Forces Europe and Africa will begin a rotational force in Norway.

During Exercise Cold Response 2016, Marines were in Norway training with their army in preparation for the upcoming move.

Read more at the link in our bio.

#Chilly #Winter #Marines #Norway #AllDayErrDay #OohRah #Training #Artic #USMC #USMarines

Marines with Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting battle the heat in this week's #basass15seconds

#USMC #ARFF #CrashFireRescue #Fire #FireFighter #Marine #Fireman #Flames #ItsLit #Lit #Blaze #Smolder

Take A Hike

Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, hike to range 101 during Integrated Training Exercise 2-17 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Jan. 10, 2017. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Aaron S. Patterson)

#Marines #USMC #TakeAHike #Training #ITX #TwentyninePalms #USMarineCorps #Reflection #ManInTheMirror #Battalion #Cameraderie

Pull The Plug

A Marine with Alpha Battery, Battalion Landing Team 1st Bn., 4th Marines, fires a M777 Lightweight 155mm Howitzer in Arta Beach, Djibouti during Exercise Alligator Dagger. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Zachery C. Laning)

#USMarines #Marines #USMC #Alpha #Training #Howitzer #PullThePlug #Djibouti #Alligator #Dagger #OohRah #Yut

Marines are always on duty.

Four @iiimef_marines Marines were awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for their heroic actions on New Years Eve outside of Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan.

More: http://go.usa.gov/x9UWa

#heroes #humble #Marines #SemperFi #celebrate #honor #courage #commitment #teamwork #Yut

Here are ten things you need to know about the new fitness standards that took effect Jan. 1:

1. No more flexed arm hang.
2. Every Marine will do pull-ups or push-ups.
3. Females can weigh 5-9 pounds more depending on height.
4. Scoring 285 or above on both tests will exempt Marines from weight and body fat standards.
5. Tougher PFT scoring.
6. New age groups.
7. Marines 46 or older can row instead of run on the PFT.
8. New BCP waiver process.
9. Tougher CFT: more ammo lifts, more push-ups, faster run times.
10. Marines can run more than one test to improve
#USMC #Marines #MarineCorps #USMarines #Fitness #New #Standards #FitFam #Fit #Exercise #Workout #BodyBuild #Strong #Strength #Bulk #Bulking #Health #Run #WorkHard #Energy #Dedication #Gym #Gains #Gainz #Muscle #Test #Endurance

Here's to "The Greatest of All Leathernecks"
Happy 150th Birthday, and Semper Fidelis, General John A. Lejeune.
#USMC #HappyBirthday #150 #Corps #MarineCorps #CorpsLife #Marines #SemperFi #OohRah #Birthday

One death by suicide is too many. Marines, if you see something, say something.

Marine Corps experts are on hand now to respond to your questions and comments below.
If you need someone to talk to, contact the DSTRESS Line (www.dstressline.com). If you have questions about a sexual assault, contact your SAPR Victim Advocate or the DOD Safe Helpline (safehelpline.org). #USMC #SAPR #OneTooMany #BeThere #Marines #TheFewTheProud #SemperFi

Marines with Marine Aviation Weapons & Tactics Squadron One earn their wings during Weapons and Tactics Instructor course 1-16 in Yuma, Arizona.

Watch the full video by clicking the link in our bio. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Sgt. Daniel D. Kujanpaa)

#MAWTS1 #Marines #OohRah #Yut #Freebird #Flight #Operations #Training #Field #USMC #USMarines #Weapons #Tactics #Course

Let's Start a Riot!

Marines with 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and military police with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st MEU, conduct a non-lethal weapons training exercise at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Amy Phan)

#USMC #Marines #MarineCorps #MarineLife #Riot #RiotControl #31stMEU #MP #militarypolice #shotgun #shields #training #areyouready #dontmesswithus

Fly, Fly Away

Cpl. Evangellos Kanellakos, a field radio operator with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, launches an RQ-11B Raven small unmanned aerial system during Exercise Alligator Dagger, Dec. 12. The Raven provides aerial imagery up to 10 km away from its point of origin for close range surveillance, which can support forward observation of fires, identifying enemy locations, and to provide feedback for improving defensive and offensive positions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Adam Miller)

#MarineCorps #Marines #USMC #MarineLife #USMarines #MEULife #Deployed #Deployment #DeployedLife #Photo #Aerial #Imagery #AlligatorDagger #Training #Prepared #Ready #Go #Fight #Win #Battle #WarReady #Motivation #Yut #SemperFi

BREAKING: Marines with II MEF will deploy this spring to train and advise Afghan National Army 215th Corps and 505th Zone National Police leaders. The deployment to Helmand Province, Afghanistan, is in support of the NATO-led Resolute Support mission.

More at the link in the bio.

#USMC #Marines #MarineCorps #devildog #IIMEF #deploy #deployment #MarineLife #Afghanistan #HelmandProvince #Helmand #ANA #AfghanNationalArmy #AfghanArmy #NationalPolice #Yut #OohRah

Snakes On A Plane

1st Marine Aircraft Wing has started to phase out the AH-1W Super Cobra for the AH-1Z Viper in Okinawa, Japan. The Viper improves flight and weapons capabilities throughout the Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Steven Tran)

#Viper #Cobra #Aircraft #Marines #Training #USMC #YutYut #OohRah #Okinawa #1stMAW

A group or Marines, sailors and Japanese citizens saved the lives of two children after a fatal car crash New Year's Eve.

The three other passengers were killed when the car fell five stories from a parking garage outside of Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan.

More: http://ow.ly/ZUGD307IXPI

#USMC #Marines #Sailors #Citizens #SavingLives #USMarines #OohRah #Yut #Yokosuka #Japan #NavyTimes

The Sandbox

Lance Cpl. Nathan P. Olson, with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, sets up a perimeter while forward deployed to the Middle East. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher D. Thompson)
#Oorah #Gunny #SlayBodies #Kill #SemperFi #HonorCourageCommitment #Marine #Corps #AlwaysFaithful #TRAP #USCENTCOM #SPMAGTFCRCC

Finger Straight 'n' off the Trigger

Lance Cpl. Jordan Adams, a rifleman with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, watches as soldiers with the Cameroonian Naval Commando Company demonstrate weapons handling techniques in Limbé, Cameroon. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell)
#Oorah #SlayBodies #Kill #SemperFi #Marine #Corps #AlwaysFaithful #Africa #Training #Cameroon #PartnerNation

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