The United States Marine Corps’ claim to fame has always been amphibious operations, but throughout nearly two decades of combat operations in the Global War on Terror, the Marines’ responsibilities have grown to absorb nearly every facet of war fighting. Born in a bar, the Marine Corps was founded in Philadelphia’s Tun Tavern on 10 November, 1775.
A component of the Department of the Navy, the Marine Corps now conducts operations on land and aboard sea-going amphibious warfare ships everywhere in the world. Marine Corps aviators also fly combat missions from land-based air strips and alongside their Navy counterparts aboard America’s massive Nimitz and Ford class aircraft carriers. Throughout 2017, the Marines participated in combat operations all over the world, and transitioned their training strategy to prepare for the possibility of future warfare with peer and near-peer level opponents. Here are the best pictures they took along the way:
Alex Hollings writes on a breadth of subjects with an emphasis on defense technology, foreign policy, and information warfare. He holds a master's degree in communications from Southern New Hampshire University, as well as a bachelor's degree in Corporate and Organizational Communications from Framingham State University.
Zac S · 1 year ago
Thats an affirm . Alex, #3 is a 249 SAW
Chad S · 2 years ago
Pretty sure the 240b pic is actually a 249 saw...
nitro58 · 2 years ago
Nice Alex pics of the few! With my son’s serving in the Corp, Its brought much deeper appreciation of toughness the leathernecks bring to the US military.
Paul H · 2 years ago
George E. Hand IV · 2 years ago
Dude, that last one of the Cobras flying by the summit of Fuji is gold. geo sends