Celebrate The Marine Corps 242nd Birthday With These Bada** Shots

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November 10, 2017

Celebrate The Marine Corps 242nd Birthday With These Bada** Shots

…at the front door of crisis and conflict, we possess the finesse, the training
and the tools to knock at the door diplomatically, pick the lock skillfully, or kick
it in violently.”

Today marks the 242nd birthday of the United States Marine Corps. We wish those actively serving and those who have served a very happy birthday!

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Here are some quick facts from the source

  • Marines are focused on combat; every

    Marine is a rifleman.

A U.S. Marine conceals his location by crouching in tall grass Oct. 31, 2017, on Ie Shima air field, Okinawa, Japan, during air assault training as part of Blue Chromite 18.

Photo By: Sgt. Ally Beiswanger

  • Marines are ready, relevant, and forward

    deployed.

A Marine pulls a cord to fire a 120-mm mortar as part of Exercise Bold Alligator at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Oct. 23, 2017. Bold Alligator is designed to showcase the capabilities of the Navy-Marine Corps team, and demonstrate our cohesion with allied nations. The U.S. Marines and British troops gained camaraderie through integrated training, allowing them to familiarize themselves with each other’s capabilities. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Pfc. Nicholas Guevara)

Photo By: Pfc. Nicholas Guevara

  • Marines are innovative, adaptable, and

    versatile; Marines win.

U.S. Marines with 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, I Marine Information Group, fire M2 Browning .50 caliber machine gun during a live fire training exercise on Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 24, 2017. The importance of this exercise was to prepare the Marines for their upcoming deployment with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

Photo By: Lance Cpl. Anabel Abreu Rodrigue

  • Marines do what is right for the Nation.

U.S. Marines with 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, I Marine Information Group, engage targets with the M249 squad automatic weapon during a live fire training exercise on Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 24, 2017. The importance of this exercise was to prepare the Marines for their upcoming deployment with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

Photo By: Lance Cpl. Anabel Abreu Rodriguez

  • Marines keep their honor clean.

Marines with Marine Air Support Squadron 2, Marine Air Control Group 18, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, conduct a range.

Photo By: SGT. Laura Gauna

  • Marines take care of their own.

Marine Corps scout snipers sight in during training in Vietnam. The first Marine Corps scout sniper platoon to be trained exclusively in combat would later be nicknamed ‘the Rogues.’ (Photo courtesy of Walt Sides)

Photo By: Courtesy photo

  • The Marine Corps is a naval expeditionary

    force.

A crew chief with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169 observes the ocean while sitting in a UH-1Y Venom over Okinawa, Japan, September 28, 2017. The squadron conducted aerial live-fire training in Okinawa, which is crucial to maintaining a stronger, more capable, forward deployed force in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The aircraft is assigned to HMLA-169, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, currently forward deployed under the unit deployment program with MAG-36, 1st MAW.

Photo By: Lance Cpl. Andy Martinez

  • The Marine Corps is an integrated

    combined arms organization of

    complementary air, ground, and logistics

    components.

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Alfredo Sandoval, an infantry Marine with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, holds security for a rehearsal raid during Weapons and Tactics Instructors Course 1-18 at Yuma, Ariz., on Sept. 27, 2017. WTI is a seven week training event hosted by Marine Aviation and Weapons Tactics Squadron One cadre which emphasizes operational integration of the six functions of Marine Corps Aviation in support of a Marine Air Ground Task Force. MAWTS-1 provides standardized advanced tactical training and certification of unit instructor qualifications to support Marine Aviation Training and Readiness and assists in developing and employing aviation weapons and tactics.

Lance Cpl. Rhita Daniel

  • The Marine Corps is a good steward of

    the Nation’s resources.

Marines with Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, conduct Military Operations in Urbanized Terrain (MOUT) training at Andersen South Air Force Base, Guam, August 30, 2017

Photo By: Cpl. Amaia Unanue

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