Marines at Central Mall Fort Smith in Fort Smith, Arkansas – The few. The proud.
Semper Fidelis #AllAmericans lead with honor on the field & in their communities. Read about the 2016 #SemperFiBowl: https://t.co/0fZOEEGXCw
Meet McTelvin "Sosa" Agim. A senior defensive end and University of Arkansas commit, Sosa sees football as an opportunity to better himself and better the lives of those he cares for. Read why he was honored by Sports Illustrated and the Marine Corps as a High School Athlete of the Month.
Recruits learn safety, marksmanship principles & shooting positions during Grass Week, their 7th week of training. https://t.co/brvfSVB9Le
Marines serve as an example to those around them of honor, courage and commitment. https://t.co/bmtLivjaBT
"The Marines gave me a sense of belonging and a purpose that I never had before. Through the Marines, I have been able to volunteer and participate in things I probably wouldn't have had as a civilian.” —1stLt Gabriel Adibe
The more you know, the better off you are. Explore knowledge, one of the 14 traits of #MarineCorps leadership. https://t.co/6X5LcnEmZ5
Your path from civilian to Marine is largely guided by the discipline and drive of Marine Corps Drill Instructors. https://t.co/jYMd3svepx
Stand with those who are willing to fight for the people, places & ideals that make this country the land we love. https://t.co/GDEwYOz6HW
RT @DeptofDefense: #SecDef Ash Carter arrives at @MCASMiramarCA via #V22osprey #osprey @USMarineCorps https://t.co/jGEmy6GDvk
Did you catch the NFL 2016 Pro Bowl on Sunday? If so, you may have heard Capt Skye Martin singing the national anthem. Capt Martin represents the Marine Corps as a Public Affairs Officer. She was selected by the NFL to sing the national anthem at the game, and she has previously sung at the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. Learn more about the role of Public Affairs Officers at http://usmarin.es/pto1Zh
Endurance. Initiative. Integrity. Three of the reasons runner Hannah Debalsi was named #SIHighSchoolAthlete. https://t.co/rioTMenlm9
In 1945, Frederick C. Branch became the 1st African American officer in the Marine Corps. #BlackHistoryMonth https://t.co/N80vSXMYyl
Marines win our country's battles. Find out what makes Marines different when you #AskAMarine. https://t.co/W7pEgo9LLS
Over the next 12 weeks, they will help you become a better version of yourself. Are you ready? https://t.co/gG60RPh8e6
Efficient and flexible, the fireteam is a 4-man unit of infantry that increases the combat power of rifle squads. https://t.co/5jdpbE3CL7
On the first night recruits arrive at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island or Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, they receive the items they will need during recruit training, from socks to toothpaste.
"What are some of the possible deployment locations available to Marines once they've completed recruit training?" You can get an idea of some of the locations Marines are stationed and deployed around the world here: http://usmarin.es/fxPNOo. Ultimately, your path in the Marine Corps will be determined by your Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) and where the Marine Corps and your country need you the most.
Do you know an athlete who represents honor, courage & commitment? Nominate them for #SIHighSchoolAthlete here: https://t.co/UnWhsuPf7w
After 12 weeks of transformation, families see for the first time the honor and duty that come with wearing the emblem and earning the title of United States Marine.
Honor, courage and commitment start in the community. Do you know a student athlete who exemplifies the core values of the Marines? Nominate them to be the Sports Illustrated High School Athlete of the Month presented by the Marine Corps.
"I'm becoming part of something that's bigger than myself." —Taylor Dewispelare #WhyTheMarines
For Capt Cumbie, a Marine Aviator, it was the challenge in becoming a Marine that moved her to earn the title. https://t.co/Y72AMiWzmo
A: Sports can help prepare you to become a Marine. They teach teamwork, discipline & leadership—all Marine qualities. #AskaMarine
Q: Do team sports help you get ready for recruit training? #AskaMarine https://t.co/aPCsk2BBhf
Recruits must endure 12 weeks of transformative training in order to earn the title. https://t.co/75vV1Vf2Uv
"Will playing sports help me get ready for recruit training?" Yes, team sports can help you prepare to become a Marine. They teach the values of teamwork, discipline and leadership. These are all qualities that every Marine should strive to possess. Additionally, all Marines must pass the physical fitness requirements set forth by the Corps, and team sports can help ensure that you'll have what it takes.
On their first day at recruit training, female recruits are instructed how to wear their hair to meet the Marine Corps standards. All recruits are expected to uphold a military appearance at all times.
1stLt Aaron Kalil takes leadership as a Marine Officer to the mat as Captain of the Marine Corps wrestling team. https://t.co/J0W9nINScq
Two years ago, Marines led a shooting class in Maafilaafushi, Maldives, for the Maldivian Marines. This partnership is a noncommissioned officer development program aimed to provide both forces with training in different tactics, techniques and procedures.
Close order drill, an exercise in precision and discipline, is executed throughout recruit training to emphasize cohesion among recruits and units.
“I joined the Marine Corps for the pride, brotherhood and challenge.” —Sgt John Salazar #WhytheMarines
The 4-mile Moto Run is a key component to Family Day, the first time recruits see their loved ones before graduating.
Recruits at Parris Island respond to commands during an incentive training session. Incentive training is used to correct minor disciplinary infractions and consists of physical exercises administered in a tightly controlled manner.
"You don't think about how hard it is, but about how bad you want it." —Cpl Remedios Cruz #WhyTheMarines
Stepping off the bus marks the immediate beginning of a recruit’s transformation from civilian into a Marine. https://t.co/HD5qEIKGaQ
Born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey, SSgt Mehmet S. Bayar came to the United States on a federal scholarship to attend the University of Central Florida. He studied Aerospace Engineering in hopes of becoming an astronaut. In 2008, after two years of college, SSgt Bayar took a break from the classroom to pursue a greater calling—one that drew him to earn the title Marine and United States citizen. Read about his journey:
"We stress to these guys to be prepared for any situation, especially in a day and age when our enemy isn’t always wearing a uniform." —SSgt Randal Nelson Read how the training these three Marines underwent prepared them to respond decisively to any situation.
During a training session with the Spanish Army, LCpl Torres crosses a river on a zip line at Candanchú Mountain. https://t.co/G9kE7MWN0j
For the first time since leaving for recruit training, a Marine reunites with loved ones on Family Day at @MCRDSD. https://t.co/BxmHn875ui
During receiving, recruits make their phone calls home reading only what is printed on the script in front of them. Aside from written letters, this is the only time in which they may contact their families via phone and are not allowed to do so until the end of recruit training.
Drillmasters, experts on the Marine Corps Drill and Ceremonies Manual, conduct drill evaluations during recruit training, grading Drill Instructors and recruits on a number of movements and exercises.
The Warrior Ethos examines mental toughness, and living with honor and integrity. #FridayReads https://t.co/wzSscUQpRh
From disasters to defense of a nation, Marines continue a 240-year legacy of facing down threats across the world. https://t.co/v9dwcycZ5o
Hear from @SanDiegoMarines female poolees after they faced Marine Corps Drill Instructors for the first time: https://t.co/FzriLHtmnq
Chief Drill Instructor SSgt Terrell teaches his recruits Marine Corps history at Parris Island. https://t.co/HInsQ7EisM
"I joined because of family tradition, and I wanted to travel the world." —Pvt Harley Seifert #WhytheMarines https://t.co/ndVPVJcD5t
The moment you step onto the yellow footprints is the biggest step toward becoming a Marine. https://t.co/Qo7QylIeMn
Drill Instructor Sgt Nicholas Garcia enforces discipline with recruits during an incentive training session. https://t.co/gIyHJpQekq
"Poolees" are students participating in the Delayed Entry Program (DEP). Learn more: https://t.co/vdYhKteUEX
At the end of each training day, recruits receive one free hour in the barracks to relax and prepare for the next day. This time is a relief period from the 15 hours of close supervision and instruction from Drill Instructors. Recruits can spend time reading scripture, writing letters or journaling.
Every morning, recruits clean the barracks and learn how cleanliness reflects their discipline as a unit. https://t.co/P6bfpqOG82
Recruit Gonzales climbs a Confidence Course to overcome the challenges that come along with physical training. https://t.co/J79V3WJB2Y
When recruits are received at their depot, they receive haircuts immediately to create uniformity. https://t.co/He48VUK6JO
Recruits at Parris Island respond to commands during an incentive training session. https://t.co/F2jcug1Q2P
Sgt Valencia physically and mentally challenges enlistees to see if they have what it takes to become Marines. https://t.co/RepBUcJnon
Earn the Eagle, Globe and Anchor and earn the respect of your nation. https://t.co/8PdRXraILq
Capable of transporting 24 Marines at a time, the MV-22 Osprey was an integral part of the air operations in Iraq. https://t.co/zzVJlwAd3y
For five days leadership and brotherhood have been forged on the rosters of @TheSemperFiBowl. It kicks off now on @FS1.
The leadership and brotherhood that has developed over the course of five days is now taking the field at the StubHub Center, as Semper Fi East and Semper Fi West kick off the 2016 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl on FS1.
A Semper Fidelis All-American isn’t just a football player, but models character on the field and in the community. https://t.co/aRoGdXeaZL
Recruits complete a series of strenuous exercises over a short time period during an incentive training session. https://t.co/PmfA314lxG
Commitment to fitness, a core element of the Marine Corps, is vital to unit cohesion and brotherhood https://t.co/ugSAzqO8oy
RT @TheSemperFiBowl: Aye sir! Watch drill instructor-led PT from the perspective of a #SemperFiBowl athlete. https://t.co/HhLrqbJDFL
#SemperFiBowl athletes are selected not only for their skill on the field, but also for their service to community https://t.co/ljEogKoP0V
Marines at @MCRD_SD competed in the Atlas Games, enduring three days of pull-ups, tire flips and 3-mile runs. https://t.co/FJHHAVu44C
The #USMCLeadership Principles guide both Enlisted Marines and Marine Officers throughout their career. https://t.co/eDFrykukpE
The Marines are committed to their community. Cpl Ashton Tyler volunteered at the home of a retired Marine. https://t.co/SCqmCFlNAZ
Drill Instructors like Sgt Edwin Gonzales maintain the Marine tradition of shaping those earning the title. https://t.co/OqrE5OlOuP
Be pinned as a #Marine Officer, and you'll serve as a leader of Marines. https://t.co/MOaS7i57uf
Recruits begin live ammunition exercises during Firing Week. This is the first time they train with live rounds. https://t.co/Wj6KrW5RNv
Recruits are consistently inspected by series commanders, testing abilities in executing various small tasks. https://t.co/xTsMt53GGb
The official Marine Corps photo is often the first picture of life as a Marine for these recruits. https://t.co/oygQFJtoUS
Pugil training teaches combat skills and mental discipline, preparing recruits for close encounters with enemies. https://t.co/WNX2Uj82rk
The transformation begins here. A Drill Instructor greets recruits at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. In a few moments, the recruits will be ordered off the bus to take their places on the yellow footprints.
“I joined the Marine Corps because I wanted to lead Marines. I wanted to make a difference.” —1stLt Emanuel Baning https://t.co/axDXLMO8kA
The uniform fitting is a milestone for recruits, bringing them a step closer to earning the title. https://t.co/3QqhF40KV4
The road from civilian to Marine is a journey that will transform you. https://t.co/SUwpgt6iSG
Becoming a Marine requires mental & physical persistence. If you believe in yourself, anything is possible. https://t.co/qpKCVxuKkT
During receiving, recruits experience for the first time the influence and discipline of Marine drill instructors. https://t.co/FAjl3zN2MW
Why do you choose to serve? Explore why Marines answer the call. https://t.co/26VnFkY5sS
Recruits must conquer physical and mental hurdles to complete the Confidence Course, which includes 15 obstacles designed to build confidence by overcoming rigorous challenges.
Recruits must complete the Confidence Course, which includes 15 obstacles designed to build confidence. https://t.co/yc5UcgC2Ok
Marines come from all walks of life to defend our country's way of life. How will you be a part of our legacy? https://t.co/2EikIMkqzW
LCpl Dassallo prepares for Exercise Iron Fist, a training event that builds military-to-military relationships. https://t.co/PLj3srb6rY
You will endure. Physical exertion is a key part of the transformation process from citizen to #Marine. https://t.co/0tXWK4mKGY
Read how becoming one of the Few prepared Adam Driver for life as an actor. https://t.co/BwEBKDrMSk #StarWars
Drill Instructor Sgt Bacchus talks to recruits about #leadership, discussing the importance of growing as a leader. https://t.co/vx2X6Rb9Qm
In support of @TroopTreats, PFC Krishna Mandal prepares cookie dough for families to bake and send to troops abroad. https://t.co/LPjf60ilxi
SSgt Alberto Oliveras volunteers by reading to students from St. Juliana School in the Philippines. https://t.co/17CC0javdF
Find the Confidence within. https://t.co/ShhjSoXt3e
The strict, particular nature of a close-order drill teaches discipline and reinforces teamwork in recruits. https://t.co/ovM7LjsMLs
This month we're highlighting organizations & individuals whose values we respect & who selflessly fight #ForTheGood https://t.co/ldarp6ViDk
After 12 weeks of training, recruits await their Drill Instructor's command during their final drill evaluation. https://t.co/DMfmDIzMHM
During training, recruits learn to become comfortable with each position before heading to the firing line. https://t.co/B9QAuC8g41
The transformation begins here, where recruits begin serving with honor, courage and commitment. https://t.co/tBS8RSYuxG
In 2011, as floodwaters in Japan rose, the Marine Corps responded with the @31stMEU and 160,000 lbs. of supplies. https://t.co/3ngD4z7EW1
Marine Officer Candidates choose from one of several paths to earning a commission and becoming a leader of Marines. https://t.co/reo22aXHdr
True or False: The Eagle, Globe and Anchor became the official emblem of the Marine Corps in 1868. #QOD https://t.co/Qqgwrl3ZUR
To learn more about the path to becoming a Marine, please contact a recruiter: https://t.co/6ZYoCWZv1m 3/3 #AskAMarine
If your question wasn’t answered in the chat, we will follow up after the chat. 2/3 #AskAMarine
Thank you all for participating in the #AskAMarine chat. 1/3
A15: The Marines give me a sense of direction, and I’ve been able to meet some amazing people along the way. —GA 2/2 #AskAMarine
A15: Through the Marines, I've been able to volunteer & participate in things I probably wouldn’t have had as a civilian.—GA 1/2 #AskAMarine
Q15: @Kermit_el_frogg asked, “How do you think the Corps has affected your life?” #AskAMarine
Learn more about military occupational specialties in the Marine Corps: https://t.co/YWwF9Lu4Yl #AskAMarine
A14: There are several military occupational specialties to choose from. Within each, there are several career paths. —GA #AskAMarine
Q14: @SepTicFrEEzE asked, “How many career opportunities are in the Marine Corps?” #AskAMarine
NROTC. ECP. MECEP. Each of these are different commissioning paths that lead to OCS. Learn more: https://t.co/J40nr2MF1q #AskAMarine
A13: Being prior enlisted, you have experienced a little more than you would straight out of college about the Marine Corps. —GA #AskAMarine
Q13: @Tomaxx15 asked, “How much different is ECP than OCS right out of college?” #AskAMarine
.@harbenlachica An Officer Selection Officer would be the best person to speak to about your situation: https://t.co/6ZYoCWZv1m #AskAMarine
A12: MECEP allowed me to stay on active duty as I pursued a commission. —GA #AskAMarine
Q12: @harbenlachica asked, “I’ve been out for 3 yrs. How hard is it to go back in as an officer?” #AskAMarine
A11: Yes. Navy Chaplains provide several different worship services regularly. —GA #AskAMarine
Q11: @ace12ondeck asked, “Can you have church services?” #AskAMarine
A10: It allows for opportunities that you wouldn’t normally have on base that really challenge you and force you to grow.—GA 2/2 #AskAMarine
A10: Deployments allow you to become a well-rounded Marine Officer as well as a well-rounded individual. —GA 1/2 #AskAMarine
Q10: @RachelGeorgeEnt, “How does deployment benefit your career and personal growth?” #AskAMarine
The #AskAMarine Twitter Chat is happening today at 7 PM EST/4 PM PST. Stay tuned.
The #AskAMarine Twitter Chat is happening today at 7 PM EST/4 PM PST.
Not many know what it’s like to provide relief to cities devastated by natural disasters. 1stLt Gabriel Adibe does. Join us on Twitter on December 17 at 7 PM EST/4 PM PST to ask your questions about what it’s like to be a Marine Corps Officer. http://www.twitter.com/usmarinecorps
Ever wondered about life as a Marine Corps Officer? #AskAMarine and find out. Live chat with 1stLt Adibe tomorrow 7 PM EST/4 PM PST.
Communicating the Marine Corps mission and its interests begins with their Public Affairs Officers, who plan and execute internal and external communication with decisiveness and preparation.
Communicating the Marine Corps mission begins with the preparation and decisiveness of their Public Affairs Officers https://t.co/zs6JHLcZ2p
The Marines are committed to their community: Cpl Ashton Tyler volunteered at the home of a retired Marine. https://t.co/Z9Bk2INkTr
Graduation requires recruits to swim 25 meters, leap from a tower, tread water and shed gear underwater. https://t.co/AzIxbSNXMD
The call to serve often begins in the community, where Marines lead, influence and inspire neighbors and family. https://t.co/bHk5sYlpQ6
When Haiti was rocked by an earthquake, the Marines responded, helping to rebuild a nation and bolster its people. https://t.co/iALrqiB7t4
Officer Candidates School combines leadership, academic and physical training, preparing you to lead Marines. https://t.co/tqbK5f8Ea1
Lead from the front as a Marine Officer. https://t.co/DiTuavuWfR
Earning the title of Marine means an unparalleled commitment to discipline. Choosing the right path gets you to the doors, but you—and only you—can walk through them to earn the title.
Not many have played a part in relieving cities devastated by natural disasters, but 1stLt Adibe has. #AskAMarine on 12/17 at 7 PM EST.
The journey to earning a commission in the United States Marine Corps is demanding. Preparation is key. https://t.co/YbGD54K1oq
Those who fill our ranks define the land they defend. Learn more. https://t.co/nrCo9x8Ndo
There’s multiple ways to earn a commission as a Marine Officer. Find the path that suits you best. https://t.co/fImT6ORsED
True or False: A Marine Corps Private wears no rank insignia. #QOD
From an early age 1stLt Gabriel Adibe learned the values of putting others first, the foundation of Marine service. https://t.co/VdU6j7zc15
Talk to a Marine about enlisting, deploying and working to become an officer. #AskAMarine with 1stLt Adibe 12/17 at 7 PM EST.
The Motivation Run is one of the final events before new Marines leave recruit training. https://t.co/Blwa0sspc3
In 2013 GySgt Aguilar was the only runner to complete the Marine Corps Marathon Forward wearing boots and camouflage utilities at Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan while most runners wear light clothes and sneakers.
Do you have what it takes to take your place among the Few? https://t.co/nrCo9x8Ndo
1stLt Adibe has always been committed to his community. He enlisted in 2004 because he saw the Marine Corps as a way to give back as a member of our country’s elite fighting force. 1stLt Adibe eventually pursued a commission and attended college while continuing to serve. Today, 1stLt Adibe is involved in several community programs and is currently preparing for deployment to the Philippines where he will serve as a Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Manila.
Recruits' final fitness test consists of pull-ups or flexed-arm hang, crunches, and a 3-mile run. #fitnessfriday https://t.co/4FHsVC9g7T
Our reasons to serve may be different, but our purpose is the same: to protect the land we love. https://t.co/7TVQsEwpwh
Will you raise your hand to be counted among the Few? https://t.co/nrCo9x8Ndo
Join us 12/17 at 7PM EST/4PM PST to #AskAMarine your questions. https://t.co/Z49H26NT0M
Marine Corps Officers develop expertise in their #MOS during specialized training. Explore more: https://t.co/Tf1ayzlbvC
Have you ever wondered where "Oorah" came from? Here is one possible origin.
Learn more about Explosive Ordnance Disposal Marines and their role here: https://t.co/XMZm4k5vkf
Marines educated the Cambodian Mine Action Center on procedures for disarming and disposing of explosives. https://t.co/rGrglur8cL
Will you raise your hand? Visit Marines.com to learn why young men and women from across our country are choosing to pursue the title Marine.
When Hurricane Sandy slammed the shores of New Jersey, Marines provided critical aid and helped a community rebuild. https://t.co/c2FHdDKum3
Marines conduct close-quarter firing drills in the Mediterranean Sea aboard the USS Oak Hill https://t.co/22INxN7Cpq
During the annual Marine Special Operations Command All-Terrain Competition, 11 teams of Marines and Sailors from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, NC, competed in the 7-mile event. This competition brings together the branches of the military and encourages camaraderie and teamwork. It takes a high level of persistence and intensity. First place went to the Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 14 Honey Badgers.
Hear 1stLt Gabriel Adibe as he describes life as a Marine and his commitment to his community 12/17 at 7 PM EST. https://t.co/q0zes4cDr4
During Marine Week, Marines honor their community by volunteering at a garden and removing invasive plant species. https://t.co/AdzfWgvMvI
Marines practice fireman carries during various workouts to ensure that if ever necessary, no Marine is left behind. https://t.co/XFwq6rLdms
Have you ever wondered where #Oorah came from? Here is one possible origin: https://t.co/aUFNpDt2mb
After three tours in Iraq, a veteran Marine is teaching leadership and integrity to his classroom of 1st graders. https://t.co/wxauj8vxjW
Brian Stann, Marine Corps veteran, UFC retiree and silver star recipient–which is the nation's third-highest award for valor in combat–gives advice about fighting to a Marine at the Semper Fit Center.
Become a leader. Earn a commission in the United States Marine Corps. https://t.co/1ANMLnj7xG
“When you’re right next to the kids and seeing that maybe an extra push will motivate them, that’s the kind of thing I do." —Travis Grimme, Marine veteran Read how Travis Grimme is taking the lessons he learned in the Marine Corps to the classroom. The first-grade teacher is helping students find their passion and succeed in school.
Join us on Twitter Thursday December 17, for #AskAMarine at 7 PM EST/4 PM PST to hear 1stLt Gabriel Adibe describe life as a Marine from the beginning to his experiences now as a Public Affairs Officer. You can ask questions from now until the chat when you use #AskAMarine. twitter.com/usmarinecorps
Join 1stLt Gabriel Adibe here on 12/17 at 7 PM EST to ask questions about what it’s like to be a Marine. #AskAMarine https://t.co/i9q7wpY6aA
Do you have a question about enlisting in the United States Marine Corps? Ask it when you use #AskAMarine.
Today, we honor and remember those who sacrificed, those we lost, and the bravery of all at Pearl Harbor.
Today we remember the sacrifice and loss on this date during the attack on #PearlHarbor in 1941. https://t.co/VF6c3Hdo5e
Silver star recipient & #UFC retiree @BrianStann gives advice about fighting to a Marine at the Semper Fit Center. https://t.co/wMMKFUeFVT
1stLt Donovan Holloway, an Air Intelligence Officer, volunteers his time at an orphanage while stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. How are you giving back this season?
Recruits aboard @MCRDPI receive a class on proper range safety procedures before they fire the M16/A4 service rifle. https://t.co/gQQJaHPZf8
Marines and Sailors packaged bags of oatmeal for senior citizens at a volunteer event at The Angel’s Depot in CA. https://t.co/y6T5Bmx3WW
In 2013 GySgt Aguilar completes the USMC Marathon Forward at Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan. https://t.co/zUwRCB5hIH
“It was the only military code in modern history never broken by an enemy ... As for the 19 of us remaining, it is our responsibility to preserve a Marine Corps legacy, a Navajo legacy, America’s legacy, because what we did, using our language for code to help save thousands of lives, represents what America is all about.” —Peter MacDonald, Sr., President of the Navajo Code Talkers Association.
Recruits spend one week on proper range and gun safety procedures before firing live ammunition. https://t.co/I8RSCumZ9u
Cpl Matthew J. Rice advises a recruit on how to improve his shooting accuracy at Parris Island SC. https://t.co/uhlCPvwqjA
If you think you have what it takes to earn the title and become one of The Few, contact your local recruiter.
At the Marines Special Operations All-Terrain Competition, 1st place went to MALS 14. https://t.co/HQmS1UUgke
Overpower. Outmaneuver. Overcome. During week four of recruit training, recruits will face an opponent one-on-one for the first time. Pugil stick events allow recruits to use full force against each other and simulate rifle combat.
Recruits face an opponent one-on-one for the first time during pugil stick events. #FitnessFriday https://t.co/tboUDTrX66
In the aviation combat element, enlisted Marines are tasked with maintaining and keeping aircraft in the air. https://t.co/VlNGYppZmV
There are 14 traits that make up Marine Corps leadership. How many do you have?
Do you have what it takes to endure the challenges of recruiting training? Find out. https://t.co/k0mCVoOMNZ
Do you have what it takes to endure the challenges of recruiting training? Find out when you talk to a recruiter.
“I joined because I wanted to change my life and do something better.” —Sgt Gooden, Drill Instructor #WhytheMarines https://t.co/5yGP7fqZFE
Every role is vital to the Marine Corps mission. Explore Marine Occupational Specialties. https://t.co/RexL7hEJYn
As a Marine Officer, you take an oath to defend and uphold the Constitution of the United States. https://t.co/sNYnm0FKLJ
A central element of Marine Corps ground forces, infantry officers train and lead in ground combat. https://t.co/v4wehxjVJ4
For the first time in more than 60 years, on July 2 Bill Toldedo, a Navajo Code Talker for the 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines, sent a message in Navajo code over radio frequencies at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma. The Navajo Code Talkers were bilingual speakers who developed a code from their native language which was never broken by an enemy.
Every Marine is a rifleman, and it begins with marksmanship training. https://t.co/DxKSMWgSNd
RT @SInow: #SIHighSchoolAthlete, presented by @USMarineCorps, honors athletes who lead on & off the field. Nominate one here! https://t.co/…
Peter MacDonald Sr. commemorates the Navajo Code Talkers distinguished history. https://t.co/dxLAthfTgW
Every Marine is a rifleman. During Week Seven—Grass Week—recruits learn the fundamentals of marksmanship as they practice shooting positions. By the end of Grass Week, recruits will have learned how to shoot from every firing position: sitting, kneeling, standing and in the prone.
Marines fight for those to their left and to their right. Explore the bond between Marines. https://t.co/I8RSCumZ9u
On day one when they call home, they're recruits. 12 weeks later, they're forever changed as United States Marines. https://t.co/r8VhHMRxpS
We make Marines. We win our nation's battles. We develop quality citizens. https://t.co/kGL7ovRUiN
Ever wondered what's required to take to the air with the Marine Corps? #AskAMarine https://t.co/mhb3rEwHE7
Ask your questions about serving in the Marine Corps when you use #AskAMarine.
Hear the story of Capt Marisol Salgado and why she chose the Marine Corps to give back to her country. https://t.co/bTRgx7AuWw
The journey to becoming a Marine is gratifying for all who take the challenge; in the case of Cpl Osmar S. Gorish, he overcame more obstacles than most to earn the title. Read about it here:
The journey to becoming a Marine is gratifying for all who take the challenge. https://t.co/Fgky2Av0ez
Find out the basic requirements to enlist & begin the path to earning the title of United States Marine #AskAMarine https://t.co/Tjkb1R8zA4
During Week Seven — Grass Week —recruits learn the fundamentals of marksmanship. https://t.co/fK5HIwtXR7
Marking National Public Lands Day on Sept 26, Marines helped clean up Big Morongo Canyon Preserve in Morongo Valley. https://t.co/ds31RtYcug
#MarinesHaveLanded at @BayouClassic74 & are excited to participate in this year’s schedule of events. #BattleintheBayou
What defines the character of a leader? The Marine Corps will show you. https://t.co/LBem8woqB9
Bill Toledo, a Navajo code talker, speaks about his time as a code talker to the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma. https://t.co/7mgpdJL2xT
Today we commemorate the Navajo Code Talkers whose code was never broken during WWII. #NationalNativeAmericanDay https://t.co/Xvf7erZJc6
Protecting natural habitats & improving trail systems, Marines volunteered @GoldenGateNPS to preserve the Bay Area. https://t.co/yExZVB9umC
Transformation is as much physical as it is mental. Marines maintain a commitment to fitness through obstacle course training like this at Rota Naval Base in Spain.
The fact that every Marine is a rifleman is one of the hallmarks of the Marine Corps. https://t.co/4G6pxIudh0
Training doesn't stop after the 12 weeks of Marine Corps Recruit Training. Marines at MCAS Cherry Point conducted stinger simulation training to hone their surface-to-air missile capabilities and proficiency.
Recruit Lopez of West Haven, CT, adjusts the sling his rifle during final evaluation. https://t.co/jVoXdnBCIe
Marines with the @24thMEU monitor ships and terrain in the Strait of Bab al-Mandeb, between Yemen and Djibouti. https://t.co/jPlP7zHevd
More than a uniform, Marine Corps Dress Blues reflect the proud legacy of warriors who have served our nation for more than two centuries. Learn more about what it means to wear the uniform of a United States Marine:
Do you have questions about earning a commission in the Marine Corps? #AskAMarine.
What’s the difference between training at @MCRDPI and @MCRDSD? Find out when you #AskAMarine. https://t.co/ErzvwMy8Nm
It is a transformation that will shape the rest of your life. Ready to walk through the doors? https://t.co/FiyZpgbRxn
Upon graduation, 2nd Lieutenants take an oath to defend our country and protect her interests. https://t.co/KdGiWZacy6
Marines in Yuma, AZ set up perimeter security during Weapons & Tactics Training 1-16, A 7-week training exercise. https://t.co/SqS2Vz4Owh
Capt Hudson speaks to young men in the Kappa League about leadership, responsibility and being quality citizens. https://t.co/wNFh6DoEvu
SgtMaj Ronald L. Green, the 18th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, which is the highest enlisted rank in the Corps, shares his insights and guidance to younger Marines at The Basic School in Quantico. #USMCLeadership
To enlist or earn a commission in the United States Marine Corps, you must first meet our basic requirements: https://t.co/oA7MT1p9Rn
See the world from a Marine's point of view. Follow us on Instagram. https://t.co/MnMoeQQTCF
"As a Marine now, you see yourself as making the world a better place, protecting people and keeping the world safe." —LCpl Lane
#OTD in 1947, the Marine Corps Reserve founded #ToysforTots. https://t.co/843MTK5qhS
“I joined the Marine Corps because I wanted to serve a greater purpose and serve my country.” —Rct Gonzalez https://t.co/qcMOwZUc51
Student members of @NSBE participated in the chin-up challenge during the 2015 national conference. #FitnessFriday https://t.co/FPpfePzU14
Marine Corps musicians study theory, ensemble techniques & improvisation before assigned to an active duty band. https://t.co/rfNlYIpaNF
Committed to serving their communities, Marines volunteered at La Paloma Elementary School in Fallbrook, California. They ran with students from kindergarten through sixth grade during the school’s jog-a-thon, aiming to motivate and inspire the students to achieve fitness goals.
Learn how the AAV-7 Amphibious Assault Vehicle helps Marines complete ship-to-shore objectives: https://t.co/6QaimuCugu
Marines show their families a day in their life by immersing them in military gear & training activities. https://t.co/1d3HkuduFL
Each obstacle brings you closer to achievement and success. What are some of your greatest accomplishments? https://t.co/UsDAcsWlrD
We are America’s expeditionary force—the first deployed to respond swiftly to crisis. https://t.co/KGGNpV7kiV
More than just self-defense training, the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program fuses both mental and combat discipline. https://t.co/XNcnCSkzLP
These are the standard requirements to earn the title of United States Marine. #AskAMarine https://t.co/qzZG8p5DYY
Do you have a question about Marine Corps Recruit Training? Ask it in the comments below.
Do you have a question about enlisting in the United States Marine Corps? Ask it when you use #AskAMarine.
Marines embrace risk. Do something every day that challenges you. #PushTheLimit https://t.co/DRK0dj8aWz
Honor, courage and commitment, the core values of the Marine Corps, define how every Marine must live and serve. https://t.co/185Q84Ayq7
Marines embrace risk during special insertion and extraction training with a helicopter. Do something every day that challenges you.
Learn how to rappel like a Marine with the @IIIMEF. https://t.co/Pp9nu3tHSd
Recruit Bracey joined to, "Fight for a country that gives us more than any other country gives its citizens." https://t.co/h6pTxfckAC
The Frederick C. Branch Leadership Scholarship is offered to college students who attend 17 HBCUs around the country https://t.co/aJgoSrvsIh
Recruits are addressed as "Marines" for the first time during the Emblem Ceremony #EarnedNeverGiven https://t.co/3tCYDMaC70
Upon graduating Marine Officer Candidates School, 2nd Lieutenants will take an oath to defend our country. Learn more about what it means to earn a commission in the United States Marine Corps.
Endurance. Initiative. Courage. These are just three of the traits that you will develop during the 12 demanding weeks.
The @SHPEnational conference participants are challenged physically to #wakeupworkout with the Marines. https://t.co/CRMB23ZJCY
On #NationalPhilanthropyDay we honor those who take the time to serve their communities as well as their country. GySgt Tawanda “Tee” Hanible founded Operation Heroes Connect to bring active and veteran members of the military together with at-risk youth from the D.C. and Virginia area. In tough times, these volunteers emphasize the importance of education and provide encouragement to children who need it most. The ultimate goal is for the mentees to become the mentors. How do you effect change in your community?
How hard will you push? The ammo can lift is part of the Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test. https://t.co/V1LpHfpRDQ
Endurance. Initiative. Courage. What leadership traits will you find within yourself? https://t.co/vMExpI33rX
Lead the Few. Learn if you have what it takes to earn a commission in the United States Marine Corps. https://t.co/JwCk0KUOLy
#fridayreads: Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley tells the story of the Marines who raised our flag on Iwo Jima. https://t.co/qwEBIBVTs9
More than just self-defense training, the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program fuses both mental and combat discipline. https://t.co/V7YBA3uns3
The faces and stories of recruits on Parris Island have changed over 100 years, but the honor, courage and commitment of those who have earned the title have not. Do you have what it takes to become one of the Few? Talk to a recruiter. http://usmarin.es/mEFRhA
One Mind. Any Weapon. Every Marine must learn how to combine unarmed techniques from various martial arts with armed techniques designed for hand-to-hand combat. More than just self-defense training, the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program fuses mental strength and character building with combat disciplines.
Capt Lindsay Rodman felt the Marine Corps was where she could make the biggest impact on the world around her. https://t.co/6YpjIoHn2J
For 100 years, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island has shaped the Few that defend our nation against threats. Read the story of life at Parris Island through the eyes of those who mold the 20,000 recruits who pass through the doors every year: Drill Instructors.
One Mind. Any Weapon. Explore the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program: https://t.co/68rLVP52sh
Today we honor those who served our nation. Happy #VeteransDay. https://t.co/rBX5GHIJ41
Today we honor those who served our nation. Happy Veterans Day.
Today marks 240 years of service. Happy birthday, Marines. #USMC240 https://t.co/RjDx9KSkUH
Every Marine shares a birthday, but the path to earning the title Marine is different for everyone. Sound off, Marines. Why do you serve?
Turn up the volume and listen to the sounds of the Few on the 240th Birthday of the Marine Corps. https://t.co/jfQG1OsuGF
Marines at #MCASCherryPoint conducted stinger simulation training to hone their surface-to-air missile capabilities. https://t.co/w05PCqPcPY
The @18thSMMC shares his insights and guidance to younger Marines. #USMCLeadership https://t.co/lrn46fohuv
Forward-deployed. Amphibious. Prepared. #Marines conduct well deck operations aboard the USS Somerset. https://t.co/KvAt9V4l2e
True: Self-contained and forward-deployed, the Marine Expeditionary Unit is made up of just 2,200 Marines. https://t.co/HxJsgZnHtV
True or False: The Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) is the smallest standard Marine Air-Ground Task Force.
There are 12 weeks standing between a recruit and one who has earned the title United States Marine. See what it takes to transform a recruit from civilian to Marine.
"You have so many moments where you just want to quit. And you don't." —Sgt Darhonda Rodela
"I definitely had the leadership ability given to me by the Marine Corps to go out and make things happen." —Capt Rico Acosta
"They finally had permission to feel something other than the punishing weight of their gear, the blisters on their feet, the weariness of their muscles and the pain in their bones.” —Liz Farrell, The Island Packet The final test of mental and physical strength, the Crucible is a 54-hour challenge of everything recruits have learned during recruit training. Designed to push recruits to the edge of what they’re capable of, it’s the last obstacle before recruits become Marines.
Air officers coordinate and manage aircraft in support of Marine Corps ground forces on the battlefield. https://t.co/outEVDLxfu
Ours is a brotherhood that lasts a lifetime. Hear from Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen Robert Neller on the veterans who influenced him, and share your stories and photos in the comments below.
The brotherhood lasts a lifetime: Hear from Commandant @GenRobertNeller on the veterans who influenced him. https://t.co/nsJdee6dvN
Honor. Courage. Commitment. These are the core values of every Marine. https://t.co/QAxaB61fC1
Marines are largely defined by their sustained commitment to fitness. The Combat Fitness Test (CFT) requires that all Marines lift a 30 pound ammo can like this one overhead, until elbows lock out, as many times as possible. It also requires a 300 yard shuttle run and an 880 yard course that serves as a test of Marine endurance. #FitnessFriday
Ready to run the Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test? #FitnessFriday https://t.co/Q9uvgbkGlf
“Marines don’t ever want to lose. Marines want to win.” —Col Thomas Gordon https://t.co/S65DHFjvSE
How hard will you push? The ammo can lift is part of the Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test. #FitnessFriday https://t.co/Hhcf52GNT1
The M1 Abrams Tank provides armor-protected firepower for Marine Corps ground forces. https://t.co/dZ6AJDgA5z
The Dark Horse Ajax Challenge tests Marines' endurance and leadership over eight miles of obstacles and challenges. https://t.co/CZGBpSj65r
See inside the 12 weeks of life for recruits at @MCRDPI and @MCRDSD: https://t.co/RUIvuEAaxm
At @MCRDPI, the faces change, but the honor, courage and commitment from a century of transformation don't. https://t.co/Wx7UfQifPi
For 12 weeks, drill instructors at Parris Island and Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego are tasked with shaping the more than 36,000 recruits who pass through the doors every year with the goal of earning the title of United States Marine.
Transformation is as much physical as it is mental. Commitment to fitness continues long after recruit training. https://t.co/bUfruOpKt4
For 100 years, Drill Instructors have been molding recruits and shaping the Few on @MCRDPI. https://t.co/IYkWR057t9
The faces and stories of recruits on Parris Island have changed over 100 years, but the honor, courage and commitment of those who have earned the title have not. Do you have what it takes to become one of the Few? Talk to a recruiter. https://www.marines.com/request-information
Learn more about paths to service, including the Enlisted Commissioning Program, when you talk to a recruiter: https://t.co/vDrPrBHDQm
Students who attended this year’s National Society of Black Engineers conferences were able to engage with Marines and learn about career opportunities during the organizations career fair.
Judge Advocates build courtroom skills & acquire legal experience sooner than traditional attorneys. https://t.co/ye7IHXf3v0
A Marine loads gear onto an MV-22B Osprey before departing from the amphibious assault ship USS Essex. The Marines flew to Kenya to meet President Barack Obama in support of his visit to the African nation.
#WhytheMarines? "The Marine Corps strives for perfection.” —Rct Peter Jarrett https://t.co/GWBz9gpuzk
“To be the best.” —Rct Valencia Bracey #WhytheMarines https://t.co/SYG9FRpgkO
#WhytheMarines? “To keep the military tradition going in my family.” —Rct Zach McCollum https://t.co/bsmBjdMult
The Enlisted Commissioning Program provides an opportunity for enlisted Marines with a Bachelors degree to commission as a Marine Officer.
"To serve my country, strengthen my faith, and become the best person I can be." —Rct Logan Cradic #WhytheMarines https://t.co/HJJS5sq0TA
In July, Marines led @PennStateFball in a workout and lesson in fitness. Video courtesy @GoPSUSports. https://t.co/cmwQ1ErYgo
Learn more about the Enlisted Commissioning Program: https://t.co/s2CLKZuMdg
Marine Corps Judge Advocates build courtroom skills and acquire legal experience in a shorter time frame than traditional attorneys. Soon after becoming a Judge Advocate, Marines are given the responsibilities of maintaining their own caseloads and advising Marines on legal issues. Their training as Marine Corps Officers prepares them to be leaders in and out of the courtroom.
The Enlisted Commissioning Program (ECP) offers the opportunity for enlisted Marines with a bachelors degree to commission as a Marine Officer and bring enlisted experience to a leadership role. Learn more about paths to service when you talk to a Marine Corps Recruiter:
“For the leadership and for the challenge of saying I became one of the best.” —Rct Lamar Booker #WhytheMarines https://t.co/qwnZ7Es3zN
#WhytheMarines? "To become independent and to do something with my life." —Rct Ashley Karaianis https://t.co/r7RL4Z3chj
"When I was in boot camp, I came in like a little knucklehead. My Drill Instructors changed me, and now I have the opportunity to change the same people." —Sgt Kingsley Nwosu, Senior Drill Instructor, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island Sgt Nwosu is shaping the future of the Marine Corps. See why he loves his role as a Drill Instructor.
#WhytheMarines? "To make a change in my life and to give back to this country." —Rct Eduardo Rivera https://t.co/fVgcdKTX7a
"You are what you do, not what you say you'll do." —Pvt Riley Gorczynski It's a different answer for every Marine, but why they've chosen to serve is at the heart of all that they do in uniform. Why have you chosen to seek the title Marine? #WhytheMarines
“I joined the Marine Corps because I wanted to serve a greater purpose and serve my country." —Rct Margarita Gonzalez #WhytheMarines
Marines with the Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa form a human shield learning how to operate through dense smoke and riot-control gas. Maintaining formation is a key aspect of this gas training taking place at the National Gendarmerie Training Center in France.
It is a title earned over 12 transformative weeks. Explore the journey to become a Marine. https://t.co/s8VIHGNQ8K
Cpl Williams demonstrates to elementary school students from California how to perform various fitness exercises. https://t.co/gBVwMHJw4y
Every task is necessary to complete missions. A Marine ensures radios are operational for a team leader's course. https://t.co/ZRZ2cbJzwy
SSgt Timothy Hanson demonstrates extraction procedures, part of 84th Training Command’s combat support exercises. https://t.co/0k1Pj0T2ds
Marines with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit navigate an ATV training course at Camp Lejeune.
Marines lift ammo cans, run 880 yards & maneuver under fire for the Combat Fitness Test, an annual requirement. https://t.co/Xe816slWfn
In August, Marines participated in the Joshua Tree Summer Splash, demonstrating the use of ground robotics systems.
Marines extinguish a fuel-fire at the Marine Corps Air Station Futenma during a live-burn training exercise. https://t.co/G0HpYaJ8Dj
SSgt Devera, senior drill instructor at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego takes recruits through what he expects over the next 12 weeks of recruit training. His leadership will guide them on the path to becoming Marines. Do you have the courage to lead?
Why we serve is different for everyone, but the purpose is the same: to protect the land we love. #WhytheMarines https://t.co/JNdlUNMGPR
The Silent Drill Platoon exemplifies Marine Corps discipline, precision and skill. Learn more about our traditions: https://t.co/GMRHl4RkkZ
Sgt Kingsley Nwosu is shaping the future of the Marine Corps. Hear why he loves his role as a Drill Instructor. https://t.co/sDhMsdlJdL
100 years ago, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island became the first Marine base dedicated to training and shaping future Marines. Today, 20,000 recruits annually stand on the yellow footprints and walk through the doors to pursue a title that is earned, never given. Sound off, Marines: During your 12 weeks as a recruit, what were the challenges that most shaped you?
See the discipline that goes into a Silent Drill Platoon performance—and what it means to represent the Marines: https://t.co/2T1d1jG20c
Physical training is a cornerstone of Marine preparation. As a Marine Officer candidate, your physical limits are always tested. #TransformationTuesday
1stLt Emanuel Baning earned a commission after being inspired by the Marine Officers around him. https://t.co/8zMIXoECbv
Marines at Camp Pendleton demonstrated an amphibious raid in conjunction with a visit from Defense Secretary Ash Carter.
Justice. Integrity. Loyalty. These are just some of the 14 leadership traits of a Marine. https://t.co/zxnlMsgbas
The AN/PVS-14 night vision device gives Marines full depth perception and clarity in the environment around them. https://t.co/rg3s1BNC5z
Serving is different for everyone. But all Marines serve our country for one purpose: to protect the land we love. https://t.co/CV4O0GYlDB
"I wanted to be able to give back to this country that has provided me with so many opportunities." —Capt Katie Higgins #WhytheMarines
At recruit training, formal inspection challenges recruits' attention to detail, uniform compliance and confidence. http://t.co/H0nBXHlIMI
Those serving in the Musician Enlistment Option Program (MEOP) are first and foremost Marines. Learn more: http://t.co/6QyL3L4QTp
A member of our community asked, "Are the Marines in the Marine band real Marines?" Those serving in one of the Marine Corps Bands are first and foremost Marines. The Musician Enlistment Option Program (MEOP) presents the opportunity for Marines to serve our country while pursuing their passion for music. If you are qualified for MEOP, you will be able to enter the Delayed Entry Program. During your time in the Delayed Entry Program, your recruiter will begin to prepare you for recruit training. As a qualified musician, your discipline, familiarity with teamwork and attention to detail will greatly assist you in successfully completing Marine Corps Recruit Training. Marine Corps Musicians have one of the highest recruit training completion rates of any job group in the Marine Corps.
1stLt Saenz receives the Combat Engineer Officer of the Year award for his achievements during his deployment to Iraq http://t.co/GfhWFMdgV1
In Uganda, Scout sniper Sgt Bagley explains the parts of a .50 caliber scoped rifle to his fellow Marines & sailors. http://t.co/XBngKPU2fZ
Those who seek to lead Marines must endure & excel. Explore earning a commission in the #USMC. http://t.co/pMmJ3V7nEU
A leader will protect their team by any means necessary. http://t.co/mmmCTeLXRA
LCpl Greer, a military policeman teaches a Royal Thai Marine how to perform a non-lethal takedown during an exchange. http://t.co/pkxZQMcCrC
LCpl Sparacino sweeps an area during Mountain Exercise aboard Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center. http://t.co/FKn01qZWXp
Do you have what it takes to workout with the Marines? Engineering students attending the UNH Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers - SASE Conference in Houston, TX, earlier this month took time out from their studies to test their strength at the Marine Corps pull-up bar during the Career Fair. After participating in the Pull-up Challenge, students learned about Marine Corps leadership traits and principles.
Enthusiasm. Decisiveness. Endurance. Loyalty. Courage. Are you ready to take the leap? https://t.co/mJNgva4P4O
As a Marine, physical limits are always tested. As an officer candidate, they'll be pushed even further. http://t.co/Yt1GRIYcvr
Our ranks are few. The title is earned. Find out if you have what it takes to become a Marine. http://t.co/02DJF7tHBM
As a Marine Corps Officer, 11 principles will remain with you long after you've finished training. http://t.co/JZQQVcyFjg
Marines load gear onto an MV-22B Osprey before departing from the amphibious assault ship USS Essex. http://t.co/0TkYmlhoAz
As section leader with 7th Marines, LCpl Steven Hoggand directs his Marines’ fire while suppressing an enemy position during platoon attack drills in Twentynine Palms, California.
Scout sniper training teaches Marines the importance of remaining undetected while moving and firing at a target. http://t.co/WQSBvKK4Cv
The Officer Selection Officer identifies worthy officer candidates, who have the traits required to lead Marines. http://t.co/A59NSYgeCT
Recruits crawl through a simulated battlefield as a part of a combat training course at Parris Island. This Basic Warrior Training develops recruits’ newly learned combat skills such as tactical communication and movement -- skills that will be built upon throughout their Marine Corps careers.
Marines at Camp Pendleton demonstrated an amphibious raid while Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited. http://t.co/EAHbzncxzz
Aspiring Marines must pass the Initial Strength Test (IST), which includes pull-ups, crunches & a 1.5-mile run. http://t.co/wiRxwZm7b3
Veteran Marine William McNulty continued serving after leaving the Marines, as cofounder of @TeamRubicon. http://t.co/NQ5LvqAhS1
Every major command of the Marines participates in raising and lowering the flag with the sun, daily. http://t.co/UqKNXlJNbA
Making an #impact, Marines mentored college students during the @MyMAES science & engineering national symposium. http://t.co/SOKNOBDido
Committed to combat readiness, Marines conduct egress training at Camp Pendleton prior to deployment. http://t.co/mHVRbDf0SI
Basic Warrior Training develops recruits’ newly learned combat skills such as tactical communication and movement. http://t.co/lik3meCTjN
Marines with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit navigate an ATV training course at Camp Lejeune. http://t.co/8cRDZYbZiF
This is the face of a warrior. 1stSgt Sigrid Rivera earned her fourth-degree black belt, which ranks her among nine fourth-degree black belts currently in the Marine Corps.
Marines with @15thMEU on the USS Essex conducted deck shoots, simulating staying behind cover during firefights. http://t.co/p6IJpHBxMg
A Marine with Africa Partnership Station 13 fires his weapon during a battle sight zero range exercise. http://t.co/jM6Bp0khbM
Students participating in the College Decathlon during MAES: Latinos in Science and Engineering Symposium learn how to work as a team and employ Marine Corps leadership traits of integrity, dependability and unselfishness to solve complex engineering problems.
The confidence course isn’t just an obstacle. It builds a recruit’s #confidence by overcoming hurdles. http://t.co/o5wxhAU2bh
In a three-part series from the III MEF Marines, LCpl Donald Hesse and his Patrol Explosive Detection Dog Dasty show how specialized training and the bond that’s built between a Marine and his dog is valuable to mission success.
After graduating and reuniting with family, they’re no longer recruits. They’re Marines.
There are few roles as noble, and even fewer who are capable. See the path required to become a Marine Officer. http://t.co/kcasRmk26T
A Marine swabs the breech of a M777 155mm Howitzer while conducting a live fire drill at Camp Lejeune. http://t.co/kwos2IXh1p
In August, Marines participated in the Joshua Tree Summer Splash, demonstrating the use of ground robotics systems. http://t.co/cnQH9GAeEM
Small unit leadership is the calling card of Infantry Squad Leaders—find out why: http://t.co/JwvMZXE9Bm
Few have the resolve to serve our country. Do you? http://t.co/Xsxs5mtVaP
Before taking the Combatant Diver Course at the Naval Diving And Salvage Training Center in Florida, Marines with the 2nd Reconnaissance learn advanced breathing techniques and proper reconnaissance procedures in the water.
M1A1 Abrams Tank exercises help prepare Marines for their upcoming deployment and enhance their combat skills. http://t.co/a1851ZpuOw
Marines depart the USS Essex on a combat raiding craft during Amphibious Squadron Integration Training. http://t.co/6QUY1BTaKv
During the @NLLSA national conference, Capt Vanesa Sigala discusses her experiences as a judge advocate. http://t.co/PDMJO9IH31
LCpl Hoggand directs his Marines’ fire while suppressing an enemy position during platoon attack drills. http://t.co/CVoCMwftAL
Education is constant in the Marine Corps, learning from the past and strategizing for the future. http://t.co/k71nPgmWdG
Marines within Infantry MOSs are trained to locate, close with and destroy the enemy by fire and maneuver. http://t.co/QBf7af5nmO
The transformation from civilian to Marine is earned and instills pride that lasts forever. http://t.co/bqoF6fA10y
High school student athletes at @TheSemperFiBowl exemplify USMC values on and off the field. https://t.co/igltmZ1xWl
1st Sgt Sigrid Rivera earned her fourth-degree black belt, making her one of nine currently in the Marine Corps. http://t.co/HdXLUcuwwi
Those selected to participate in the Infantry Leader Program will have a clear and accelerated path to becoming a combat leader within the Marine Corps. As an Infantry Squad Leader, you will be responsible for ensuring the Marines in your squad understand their orders and are properly trained, cared for and combat ready. Learn what steps you need to take to be accepted into the Infantry Leader Program.
The 37th CMC @GenRobertNeller answers what motivates him most about the Marine Corps. #WhytheMarines. https://t.co/W2ahUNQGI0
Before taking the Combatant Diver Course, Marines must pass a pre-dive course, a measure of amphibious skills. http://t.co/e5RG7TnmE3
The Marine All-Terrain Vehicle (MATV) is the Marine Corps off-road vehicle of choice, designed for adverse road conditions, primarily in mountainous regions. It serves a number of roles in battle from transporting troops to towing weapons, and even serving as an ambulance when needed.
Marine scout snipers and spotters continually train to become technically sound in their tactics and procedures. In July the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment conducted patrols as part of their constant training for battle readiness.
Recruits spend 12 weeks training to forever be called #Marines. http://t.co/ZhyLWusojb
.@SLCDA teaches high school students about leadership and teamwork through hands-on learning. http://t.co/1BxLOIQL1b
Spend part of your summer with The Few and develop leadership and character during the 2016 Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy. High school students from across the country join the Marines at Quantico for lessons in teamwork, leadership and becoming quality citizens through hands-on workshops and training. Follow the SLCDA on Facebook to get updates on the 2016 program. http://usmarin.es/c2GEsm
Aerial refueling extends operational range and endurance and is essential to Marine-Air-Ground Task Force missions.
Meet Pvt Minnie Spotted-Wolf, the first #NativeAmerican woman to join the Marine Corps. #NativeAmericanDay http://t.co/YeM2DpiPL2
"We make Marines, we build teams, we fight and win, and I understand that. It's very clear to me. I've seen it, I’ve been a part of it, and it's a beautiful thing to be a part of that. Now I understand what I have to do, it's with great honor and privilege to take this on.” —Gen Robert Neller, 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps Today Gen Joseph Dunford passed command of the nation’s finest fighting force to Gen Robert Neller, who becomes the 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps.
Today Gen Robert Neller assumed command as the 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps. #SemperFi http://t.co/7o1qBhpR52
Earn the Eagle, Globe and Anchor and earn the respect of your nation. http://t.co/6WH7HkazxZ
The Individual Training Course prepares Critical Skills Operators for the unique demands of special operations. Marines search within themselves to find the strength to endure relentless training exercises. Field skills include navigation, patrolling, Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) and Tactical Combat Casualty Care.
PFC Corey Kise saw #JROTC as a foundation for the traits & skills he would learn in Marine Corps Recruit Training: http://t.co/RaVpxbNMKY
#NROTC is not only an education–it is a potential path for those who have what it takes to lead Marines. http://t.co/KSEcSyn3tG
Do you know a student athlete who shows honor, courage & commitment? Nominate them here: http://t.co/UnWhsuPf7w
Students named #SIhighschoolathlete are making an impact in their communities. Read their stories: http://t.co/AMkONQmPla
1stLt Marisol Salgado sees her service in the Marine Corps as a way to give back to her nation. Hear her story: http://t.co/g61r7VuD0B
Our purpose is our promise. We serve our country with honor, courage & commitment. #ConstitutionDay https://t.co/t4t8dGJkXi
Ours is a legacy shaped by a brotherhood of honor, courage and commitment. On September 4, Pvt Nicholas Lauro joined his father and brother in that brotherhood when he earned the title United States Marine. Does a commitment to service run in your family? Share your photos in the comments.
The Combat Fitness Test is an annual requirement that measures the fitness of all Marines in combat environments. http://t.co/gGBtqkztp9
During @MarineWeekPhx, Marines showcased Marine Corps equipment and capabilities and connected with citizens. http://t.co/yzBGvfIm0v
Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis-Response-Africa participate in a multilateral training exercise with the Bulgarian and Romanian armed forces. “Exercise Platinum Eagle” demonstrated the capabilities of the MV-22 Osprey and the combined forces.
LCpl Ben Seeger volunteers at the Lynwood Park Zoo near Camp Lejeune, part of the #Marines local volunteer efforts. http://t.co/4tQVIiglSy
Marines celebrate community, country & Corps during the @MarineWeekPhx Community Leaders Reception. http://t.co/aQHZaJNCqr
Marines know that the right equipment for the right job is essential. Razors allow the Marines to move quickly on rough terrain while maintaining a low profile, giving them an advantage on the battlefield. Marines conducted razor training at Camp Lejeune to familiarize themselves with the vehicles.
Students at the United Negro College Fund Empower Me Tour are encouraged to pursue their education and consider the Marine Corps as a future career. The Empower Me Tour was designed specifically to motivate and inspire students to pursue college and university level education to better position themselves in the professional world. It also encourages young people to be responsible in not only academics, but also in personal and financial areas.
To all the #Grandparents who continue to inspire us with their history of service-Happy #NationalGrandparentsDay http://t.co/0B3Gt7fCWm
Be pinned as a #Marine Officer, and you'll serve as a leader of Marines. http://t.co/HPOCOndUWn
As a Marine Corps Officer, #leadership is embedded in every decision. Find the path for you. http://t.co/lSjYbKtkgh
"I just knew I wanted to become a Marine." –Sgt Jason Cantu As a young man, Sgt Cantu admired the commitment, enthusiasm and endurance of Marines. Now, Sgt Cantu is a Marine and a competitor on American Ninja Warrior. Hear what he learned during the competition and how applies those lessons to the Marine Corps.
Life is full of obstacles but the most important aspect is how you respond. Having the courage to continue is what it means to become a United States Marine.
Hear how veteran Marine @ChefJohnBesh continues to make an impact on his hometown of New Orleans: http://t.co/7c5Qi219Wz
Follow @TheSemperFiBowl for the latest information on players selected for the 2016 #SemperFi All-American Bowl. https://t.co/WKn3wbKrQU
As strategic warriors, Marines maintain comprehensive knowledge of the principles and values they demonstrate every day. All Marines, reserve or active duty, enlisted or officer, are required to read a minimum of three books from the Commandant’s Professional Reading List each year. See the list here: http://usmarin.es/vADxuq #InternationalLiteracyDay
Marine Corps volunteers conduct a fitness challenge and motivate middle schoolers to stay active in Oceanside, CA. http://t.co/KWTj0d6MZI
Sergeant Carlos O. Rodriguez is one of the Drill Instructors who greets poolees as they step off the bus at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. More than 16,000 recruits stand on the yellow footprints every year as they begin the 12 weeks of recruit training that will ultimately earn them the emblem and the sought after title of United States Marine.
Hard work and commitment. These are the traits embodied by the Marines participating in a combine-style event hosted by the San Diego Chargers at MCAS Miramar and 3rd MAW.
The Crucible is a 54-hour event where recruits endure 40 miles of marching, sleep and food deprivation and physical mental challenges. It’s the last test they face before earning the eagle, globe and anchor, when they’re called a “Marine” for the very first time.
Marines succeed in any clime and place, from the jungle to the desert and everywhere in between. http://t.co/e30w8FBFrZ
In service to the community, Marines read books to children in the pediatric center at the Guam Memorial Hospital. http://t.co/7LcAPcXYVp
“He was a Marine. I wanted to follow on that same path…I have always tried to be the best at everything.” - Inspired by his grandfather, or cheii’, who served as a Navajo Code Talker during WWII, LCpl Devin Bidtah chose the Marine Corps path as a field radio operator.
A Marine crosses a single-rope bridge during Mountain Warfare Training with the 1st ROK Marines in South Korea. http://t.co/RzNtIDwHPU
Yasushi Kajita was skeptical of what the Marine Corps could offer his son Brandon, but as he witnessed the transformation, he said, he saw how the Marine Corps shaped his son into a man with honor, courage and commitment. Hear his story in his own words.
The future of the United States Marine Corps starts at Drill Instructor School. SSgt Michael D. Riggs, a physical training instructor, commands the platoon before their Physical Fitness Test (PFT). Drill Instructor School is a rigorous program that ensures future DIs properly train, mold and lead future Marines.
The emblem won’t wait for you. The time for change is now. http://t.co/GsFHG1xGWl
Marines with Combined Joint Task Force, a part of Operation Inherent Resolve's Advise & Assist mission are working as mentors with the Iraqi security forces to lend support in logistics and operational planning.
#Marines lead patrols during Forest Light, a semi-annual exercise enhancing U.S.and Japanese military partnerships. http://t.co/vI3jNEDOGx
Naval Flight Officers serve beside pilots aboard F/A-18 Hornets and EA-6B Prowlers. Learn more about NFOs: http://t.co/BRTraHeVmx
Before he runs his family farm, 2ndLt Tim Friskop, a Naval Flight Officer, is managing weapons aboard the F/A-18. http://t.co/8SK7EyFCQe
#FitnessFriday is a team effort. Marines with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines perform fire team pushups during the eight-mile Dark Horse Ajax Challenge on Camp Pendleton last week.
Maj Domonique Neal earned the Meritorious Service Medal, a mark of outstanding service, for leading @LAXMarines. http://t.co/01GltuHEJN
.@usyoungmarines met with Navajo Code Talkers during Navajo Code Talkers Day last week: http://t.co/jMKFf5j0ZB
High school students participating in the Young Marines Program met with Marines and Navajo Code Talkers during a Navajo Code Talkers Day event last week. The students learned how the Marines transmitted messages in Navajo to prevent enemy forces from intercepting them during World War II. Navajo Code Talkers were instrumental to Allied victory.
Marines rope climb on an obstacle course at Rota Naval Base, Spain. The course tests a the physical capabilities of Marines through demanding obstacles that prepare Marines for a multitude of environments.
Being committed doesn't mean you can wear the uniform. The title comes after 12 weeks of proof. http://t.co/A1GgWKWb43
Courtesy of the Marine Corps, 400 #Florida teens got a workout and a first hand look at what Marine fitness requires. http://t.co/Uw9Rj2zTb2
54 years ago, three Marines lowered the American flag as relations between Cuba and the United States dissolved, and an era of uncertainty began. On Friday, the same Marines present in 1961 watched the raising of the American flag outside the new U.S. embassy, ushering in a new period of diplomacy and closing the book on an era of tension and strain. In Cuba, and across the world, Marines are there when history happens.
"Success is doing little things consistently to constantly become better." -Ret. Marine Steven Rhodes http://t.co/fImT6ORsED
The quality of leadership and character developed at the United States Naval Academy is why it's the first step for many in the path to becoming a Marine Corps Officer. As young men and women begin returning to campuses across the country, see why Forbes has placed it at #27 on this year’s list of the top 100 colleges in the nation.
In the wake of the devastation of Typhoon Soudelor, Marines and Sailors with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit have mobilized to provide relief to those in need in the Northern Mariana Islands. In addition to 600 Marines and sailors, the Marine Corps is prepared to assist from the air, with four MV-22B Ospreys remaining on standby in Guam.
Drill Instructors sustain a 240-year legacy of transforming men and women into the next generation of Marines. http://t.co/m9Pn649BzQ
Capt Hudson's leadership impacts the environment around him, inside and outside the Marine Corps. http://t.co/CPoVpDlii7
Capt Hudson's leadership impacts the environment around him, inside and outside the Marine Corps.
Challenges or obstacles, Marine Officers lead over, around, and through all of them. http://t.co/GMmjuHQDtG
LtGen Robert Neller, who has served in roles across the Marine Corps for 40 years, is about to begin his newest position as the 37th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps. LtGen Neller previously served as Commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command. A graduate of University of Virginia and Pepperdine University, LtGen Neller was commissioned as a Marine Officer in the Platoon Leaders Class program in 1975. Called a “warrior” and “statesman” by Defense Secretary Ash Carter, LtGen Neller will begin his term in September.
Gen Joseph Dunford has been confirmed as the newest Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Of Staff, and will become the nation’s highest ranking military officer and serve as the primary military adviser to the President. Gen Dunford becomes only the second Marine to serve in the role, and will begin his term in September.
Earning the title means leading when others won't. http://t.co/G9ZYPW01N8
Capt Angelica Valdez runs the 26.2 mile course of the Marine Corps Marathon Forward at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan. Valdez finished third among the female runners with a time of 3:27:27.
For 51 years, the CH-46 Sea Knight, known as “The Phrog” served a vital role in Marine Corps aviation, serving in assault support, transport of troops and equipment, as well as search and rescue. As Marine aviation continues to adapt to the ever changing climate of military readiness, and following its final flight, we say thank you for the generations of Marines you served. Semper Fi, Phrog.
Capt Valdez placed 3rd (time 3:27:27) during the Marine Corps Marathon Forward at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan. http://t.co/aRN9Q7NvwY
“Being part of the elite few of Marines who earned that title gave me something to build on.” —SSgt Myrie De Malcolm http://t.co/hDltDQDIaA
#SLCDA15 visited the Marine Corps War Memorial observing the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon's evening parade. http://t.co/LfY7LqIuid
First a Marine Captain, and now a @ninjawarrior contestant, Capt Dalton personifies commitment. #FitnessFriday http://t.co/lABkaqoQus
RT @USMC: JUST NOW: Confirmed 4 Marine fatalities at Navy & Marine Reserve Center in TN. Names of Marines released upon notification of ne…
About 600 #Marine Corps Drill Instructors shape the approximately 20,000 recruits who come to Parris Island annually. http://t.co/R4CH7lvSwU
Watch how Marines come through the door-with power, precision and efficiency. http://t.co/Nl60I1OwtJ
All #Marine Recruits learn land navigation with a map and compass, a vital toolset in the event #technology fails. http://t.co/CH9BGnnrnL
Marines conduct airborne insertion training to be ready when called upon. http://t.co/HgEcCPhLHZ
.@NewYorkMarines led the Leaders Of The Hardwood Skills Academy emphasizing #leadership on and off the court. http://t.co/B4QPaPKwUN
Always ready. #Marines and Sailors participate in an exercise in Southwest Asia. http://t.co/GSQbDge3dV
Capable of responding to any threat within 6 hours, #Marines earn their “first to fight” reputation. http://t.co/Q6AOe9u8gt
Explore what happens in the moments after recruits pass through the doors at @MCRDPI and @MCRDSD. http://t.co/UTVAc4QlLT
Happy to have you @CoachVanW and thanks for all you do for the next generation of America’s leaders. https://t.co/7Lf1kaekBb
#Honor #Courage #Commitment. These core values guide every Marine on the battlefield and in their communities. http://t.co/ONaM5EL9Ba
Seasons change. Determination doesn’t. What are you accomplishing in the summer heat? http://t.co/s593u6UVfJ
"[In the Marines] you have to be a leader. If you aren’t independent and confident, no one will follow you.” — Rct Deanna F. Williams
Before becoming famous, these six stars first made a difference as #Marines. http://t.co/TzVYjbcw3m
Camp Fuji’s Friendship Fest: one of many events that bring U.S. Marines closer to the communities they serve. http://t.co/a8R7untwul
MOS 1371 Combat Engineers are responsible for employing explosives for construction and demolition. http://t.co/cVlbzuXBBp
Drillmasters, experts on the Marine Corps Drill, grade Drill Instructors on their ability to command their platoon. http://t.co/kEC4MiHqRg
#Marines from Recruiting Station #Indianapolis show students at Wayne High School how Marines do PT. http://t.co/Mjx6rThjYd
A "Hooch" is a Marine's home in the field, be it a fighting hole or shelter-half. http://t.co/QtRTtAusNB
You don’t join the #Marines. You become one. Through 12 grueling weeks that transform the willing into #warriors. http://t.co/KwSdKBbiWU
#Marines in the #Philippines use creative play to engage with local children. http://t.co/PrnRT6Gc93
GySgt Chad Kiehl interacts with children during a volunteer service event in Bahrain. http://t.co/lHg8aZAQHs
Make a splash. #Marines use Amphibious Assault Vehicles for ship-to-shore transportation. http://t.co/Q0akXqQyXL
Marines make the world better for those who follow. http://t.co/HwTjWigjOu
A "squared away" Marine is fully prepared for either action or an inspection in uniform, arms and equipment. http://t.co/wyom1WgUBc
A bird’s eye view. Marines engage targets & hone their skill sets during a training exercise. http://t.co/wmitWgINsb
Sgt William Moore spoke to @co_boysstate students about what it means to serve our country. Why do you want to serve? http://t.co/mCcuaWy193
RT @warriorgames: Will @USMCWWR be able to take home the most gold medals at this year's #WarriorGames? http://t.co/R4C1N4Skpg
The 2015 #WarriorGames begin now. Watch the games live and see #TeamMarines compete: http://t.co/W0DxeZt6Jw
The #MarinesHaveLanded on @Tumblr: http://t.co/Sgk1UD1NO3
Determination. Commitment. Perseverance. These traits are embodied by @SINow #SIHighSchoolAthlete Hunter Gandee. http://t.co/ivZYrqoaBj
RT @SInow: Hunter Gandee, June's #SIHighSchool Athlete of the Month, was presented his award today by @Lions TE @Ebron85! http://t.co/JkA5y…
Two Medway High School students are spending their summer preparing for recruit training. How will you spend yours? http://t.co/aFzRMLaWPc
For 130 years, she has stood as a symbol of our country. Happy Anniversary, #StatueofLiberty. http://t.co/xKNi6GZdPY
This isn't your typical college dorm, this is #recruittraining. http://t.co/dJmvEFECV7
How will you take your #leadership skills to the next level? http://t.co/OkejkqlaK1
Capt Karla Cumbie—call sign "Marge”—defines what it means to lead by example. Hear her story. https://t.co/DgzWuLDknT
"Made in the shade” has a whole new meaning at Parris Island. http://t.co/osGU78ztJ9
Kevin Thomas led his platoon during recruiting training, earning the designation Honor Graduate. http://t.co/7u9pdvBL7s
Integrity is making the right choice when no one is watching. http://t.co/IeDpqr32w5
“There’s no backing down now. I made this choice, and now I have to finish it.” —PFC Mark-Louie H. Taocta http://t.co/HPRW7sDH21
A leader challenges the definition of "possible." #USMCLeadership http://t.co/4B3xDssryq
If you’re on the bus, you’re eligible. Proving you’re capable begins the moment you step off. https://t.co/FrWCkQ0tBV
The leadership of one means the success of all. #USMCLeadership http://t.co/WtDWrfOzSI
Slide across a rope in three positions without falling on this #confidencecourse obstacle. http://t.co/i5YVezWsgv
This isn't summer camp. Are you up for the challenge at @MCRDPI or @MCRDSD? http://t.co/rfCJLP4yAb
How does “Marine Expeditionary Unit Maritime Raid Force” compare to your summer job? http://t.co/dh1KGECEnk
Madison Schulte leads by example. That’s why she’s the #SIHighSchoolAthlete presented by USMC. https://t.co/zGMnQJ8Nus
Madison Schulte leads by example That’s why she’s the #SIHighSchoolAthlete presented by USMC. https://t.co/zGMnQJ8Nus
"I just want to be the best at everything I do." —Veteran Marine and @MT_FB football player Steven Rhodes. http://t.co/kWKwBlzRQi
When it's your time to step up, can you take the heat? http://t.co/zQWIsSRADb
"I demand the best from everyone, because that’s what I demand from myself.” —SSgt David Long #USMCLeadership http://t.co/hJOe3OYlJs
"There was nothing in the world that I didn't think I could accomplish.” —Col Jerry Carter http://t.co/iyKGyQQq7A
Bring on Summer without the Summer Break. #MotivationMonday http://t.co/WVnYzwLfwu
Break! Break! Break! Marines execute rappelling to build individual and unit confidence. http://t.co/RottBUhTEu
For #Marines at @MCCSHawaii, citizenship means working to improve local parks. http://t.co/VpiN1eiQQw
In the transformation of a lifetime, commitment is paramount. Will you be heard? http://t.co/JI2jFseFx7
0331 Machine Gunner. Provide direct fire in support of the rifle and LAR. #AskAMarine about a specific MOS. http://t.co/HMN1kfVNVI
Discipline: noun; a way of behaving that shows a willingness to obey rules or orders. http://t.co/SvwWAcle2v
Being a Marine means protecting and caring for fellow citizens of all ages. http://t.co/ATglic8HmQ
.@BamaGymnastics athlete Mary Lillian Sanders is seeking a different bar—the kind that can only be earned at OCS. https://t.co/WS00VhjDPA
The Marine Corps serves many purposes, but at its core, it comes down to a simple goal: winning our nation’s battles. http://t.co/qmJ5cpoWdz
Where will you ship out: @MCRDSD or @MCRDPI? http://t.co/HypnMRtqYM
See how #Marines exemplify Semper Fidelis by remembering others: https://t.co/g17tTZsC92. #MemorialDay
What will you do today to celebrate those who have sacrificed for your freedom? See how Marines exemplify Semper Fidelis by remembering others:
When every decision matters, will you be prepared? http://t.co/NdAPieBBrl
In 1989, the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft made its debut. Today, it offers Marines advantages over their enemies. http://t.co/8Vr75LeF4U
Being a Marine means being a good neighbor—in every corner of the world. http://t.co/bFAqCjf1uU
Being a Marine means being a good neighbor. Marine volunteers spent the day in Darwin, Australia, with 120 schoolchildren, teaching them basketball skills and promoting health and fitness.
An MV-22 Osprey refuels midflight as part of the final exercise of the Weapons and Tactics Instructors course. http://t.co/raTGxzLEUx
1stLt Drexel King's drive to connect and serve his community grew from his training in the Marines. See how: https://t.co/ps52bpgC36
See what happens when recruits face an opponent for the first time during pugil stick training. https://t.co/WEom2UIu7K
Marines are trained to lead others through the harshest elements. http://t.co/NAq3cNPdUQ
The United States Marine Corps is the most elite warrior class on Earth. http://t.co/QHz9AIm4yq
Are you ready to rise to the challenge? http://t.co/Ch4s7Cq08z
Leaders like Maj Daniel Grainger embody #USMCLeadership and set an example for all those who take the oath. http://t.co/iVLrkZkEbt
Interested in pursuing the title Marine while you attend college? Learn more about NROTC (Marine Option) here: http://t.co/bWG7RI15SX
“I want to be the best. I want the challenge and want to earn the title [Marine].” —Poolee Olivia Assi. Why do you seek the title?
There is no better friend or worse enemy than a Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). Explore why: http://t.co/Co6thrqgg6
Incentive training is essential to instilling discipline into future Marines. http://t.co/G1yKjyC99c
Thank you to the men and women of the @USArmy, @Navy, @AirForce, @CoastGuard and @NationalGuard. #armedforcesday http://t.co/Y9JqvXRfCT
Witness the moment the transformation begins. http://t.co/13MibO4Xwl
As a Marine there is a responsibility to go first. Lead from the front, and show others the path to victory. http://t.co/pRJnsbmb6R
Graduating from recruit training will be a turning point. You'll never regret earning the title.
Impactful leaders don't just instruct; they demonstrate what is attainable. http://t.co/ngaSqbzeoq
Sgt Joshua Krutz mentors a student from St. Paul's Elementary School in South Korea. http://t.co/67Eo9xmaiC
Marines watch each other's backs. A combat engineer checks for IEDs while on patrol during a training exercise. http://t.co/1b5xWrwnJr
"When we hit the beach, you guys know what to do." At 05:00 hours, the brief is approved, platoons are staging. https://t.co/j8dAE89lDQ
At 04:00 hours, the confirmation brief is underway with staff officers outlining the plan for the MEU Commander. https://t.co/BtrrbHrhf0
It's 03:00 hours, and the crisis action team has finalized the plan, and is preparing to brief the MEU Commander. https://t.co/wzhhkXlvoz
At 02:00 hours, we're taking inventory of our aircraft operations, and ensuring vehicles are prepared and ready. https://t.co/N5kkgoUHM8
At 01:00 hours, the order is in at the MEU's landing force operation center. The clock starts now. https://t.co/qXUueGEv8p
Designed to respond quickly, Marines are ready for anything, anywhere on earth, within 6 hours. Follow us to see how. http://t.co/jiN5GmiOH1
Graduating from recruit training will be a turning point. You'll never regret earning the title. http://t.co/udhSnwRJdd
The Marine Corps honors the mothers who serve and the mothers who support our Marines. http://t.co/miLqKQ28Qj
Marines partnered with Republic of Korea Army soldiers to help cultivate community gardens. http://t.co/j3AsNu7xx7
Are you worth their admiration? http://t.co/7Vxvvj6jia
The choice to become a recruit at @MCRDPI is different for all. But the goal is the same: To earn the title Marine. http://t.co/6l19gkMY4r
A commitment to your goals will never let you down. Congratulations, @usairforce LtCol Christine Mau. http://t.co/nnixkpF1hI
You'll be walking taller when you see your family at graduation after finishing 12 weeks of recruit training. http://t.co/BZJyICrWXf
There have been amazing Marine Corps moments over the course of 237 years. Here are 32 of them. #TBT http://t.co/WFKICJcaeZ
OTD in 1945, the German High Command unconditionally surrenders at Reims, in Northwestern France. http://t.co/BqklImGTEy
Leaders are not born—they are made in the United States Marine Corps. http://t.co/chizFCLYM5
Leadership means a duty to pass knowledge to those who come behind you. What will you offer those coming after you? http://t.co/bwMvcGKyco
Marines never stop learning how to become better leaders. #USMCLeadership http://t.co/fxfPfv2eys
RT @USMC: JUST NOW: Pres. @BarackObama nominated @GenDunford as the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Ooh-rah, Sir! http://t.co/…
Do you have what it takes to lead? Applications for #SLCDA15 are due May 10. Submit yours: http://t.co/YjbEc5BCuD
True leadership is demonstrated in actions, not talking points. #USMC http://t.co/CFObUPGPDc
We fight our country’s battles in the air, on land and sea. http://t.co/eR9XQssLgK
Marines constantly train so they’re ready at any moment. http://t.co/xOsqOFUheG
550 Drill Instructors at @MCRDSD are responsible for molding more than 21,000 recruits into Marines every year. http://t.co/FtOf4kCvgj
Discipline. Commitment. These are the traits shown by @SINow High School Athlete Wyatt Johnson in the Rodeo Ring. http://t.co/7u9WX1ZkvS
Marksmanship coaches teach recruits to improve accuracy during recruit training. http://t.co/E01Vt5Cirh
You won't be scared of the deep end after you take the leap at @MCRDPI http://t.co/qbYjKd6RXq
Become worth their pride. http://t.co/dCyWuz6jY8
Looking for direction? Marines stay on the path of innovation, testing new technology like unmanned vehicles. https://t.co/KGTNEnlD0O
11 leadership principles form the foundation of every Marine. How many do you have? http://t.co/jNOtMISEXp
PFC Laereman and PFC Flores were friends that set out on a mission together. Now they're both Marines. #transformationtuesday
Fire up your future and fight with the Marines. Victory is the only option. http://t.co/rPH51EmAzT
"We fight for our friends, we fight for our peers, we fight for our freedom." —Cpl Vannessa Huff http://t.co/KtkoWmrfq1
Leadership; noun: the act or instance of leading, guiding or directing. http://t.co/JI0gytp0AH
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt Robert Torres Jr. demonstrates weapon-loading procedures with a Burundian soldier. http://t.co/lP9pcezWZr
“To the shores of Tripoli.” The Marine Officer’s sword traces its roots to the April 27, 1805 capture of Tripoli.
Every Marine's journey starts in the same place—his or her community. http://t.co/xDUhQ4FDdV
“To the shores of Tripoli.” The Marine Officer’s sword traces its roots to the April 27, 1805 capture of Tripoli. http://t.co/27pv5IUKvq
Looking for a high-tech future? Marines keep their sights on the latest advancements like these futuristic helmets. http://t.co/rZjfgYUURn
Focused on the future? So is the Marine Corps, testing new technologies like this unmanned, heavily armed robot. https://t.co/6nyYbl9jTY
A unique test for a unique calling. Be prepared for the ASVAB. http://t.co/2v9fjmn9g9
Approximately 20,000 recruits come to Parris Island every year to push themselves to the limit and become Marines. http://t.co/yDGjQqpwR0