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Sept. 28, 2018

Marine Corps F-35B Conducts Combat Strikes in Afghanistan

The Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II conducted its first combat strikes in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel in Afghanistan.

July 31, 2018

Marine Marksmanship Instructor Enjoys Mentoring Recruits

Surrounded by a sea of recruits and the smell of hot brass, it’s easy to spot Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Estefania Patino’s campaign cover and trademark green marksmanship instructor jacket as she patrols the rifle range’s firing line, inspecting weapons and encouraging shooters as they sight in on their targets.

July 16, 2018

Fitness Programs Support Marine Corps Readiness

The Marine Corps prides itself on being the world’s finest fighting force. To help the Corps maintain this title, units and individual Marines can take advantage of force fitness instructors and various Semper Fit programs to uphold the Corps’ physical fitness standards.

May 1, 2018

Marine Snipers Train Throughout Deployment

U.S. Marines from the scout sniper platoon, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, are training in Jordan, side by side with professionally instructed gunman, or PIGs, and hunters of gunman, known as HOGs.

April 27, 2018

Face of Defense: Marine General, Former Drill Instructor Describe Unbroken Bond

The Marine Corps promises few things to its members: discipline, shared hardships and, for many, a fresh start. Among those promises is something else that many search for but not all find -- a lifelong brotherhood. This very bond is what Larry Stratton and Brig. Gen. Dimitri Henry, the Marine Corps’ director of intelligence, found in each other.

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