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The United States Marines Corps have a long an proud history. The famed “Eagle, Globe and Anchor” represent the mark of a very proud and brave few. Here 25 incredible photos that give a small glimpse at what amazing work Marines do each day.

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Light Show

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An AV-8B Harrier with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 (Reinforced), 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepares to take-off aboard the USS Essex.

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Fire Pit

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Marines use water to extinguish a fuel fire at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma during live-burn training. Bulk fuel specialists dispensed fuel into the training pit, and a Marine with Aircraft Rescue Firefighting ignited the fluid. The ARFF and bulk fuel specialist Marines then worked together to contain and extinguish the fire.

Photo: U.S. Marines

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Amphibious Assault

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U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, in an AAV-7 Amphibious Assault Vehicle dock aboard USS Rushmore (LSD 47) off the coast of San Diego.

Photo: U.S. Marines

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Dropping a Line

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U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force toss the rope for a fast-rope mission during maritime interoperability training at Stu Segall studios in San Diego. MIT prepares the 15th MEU MRF for their upcoming deployment by enhancing their combat skills and teaching them techniques for boarding vessels.

Photo: U.S. Marines

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Pointing to the Past

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Marines with Alpha Battery, 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion point out names at the Onslow County Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Jacksonville, N.C. The Marines visited the memorial to learn more about the Corps’ history and the sacrifice of previous generations of service members.

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Own the Night

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Marines with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire M240G medium machine guns at fixed targets during sustainment training in D’Arta Plage, Djibouti.

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What Goes Up…

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U.S. Marines assigned to mortar section, Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment (2/3), fire the M224 60 mm mortar system during various courses of fire at Range 106 aboard Camp Wilson, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms.

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Battling the Flames

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Marines with Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting douse flames engulfing a mobile aircraft firefighting training device as a part of night time 360 degree firefighter training aboard Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay.

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Jump Around

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Marines attempt to break through a wall of Bulgarian and Serbian soldiers during the riot control course of Platinum Wolf 15 at South Base, Serbia. Platinum Wolf is a peacekeeping operations training exercise focused on non-lethal systems and basic infantry skills.

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Light ’em Up

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LAV-25 Light Armored Vehicles from Charlie Company, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance detachment, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire on fixed targets as part of a combined arms engagement range during sustainment training in D’Arta Plage, Djibouti.

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Quick Scope

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A Marine aims in on a target during a combined arms exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

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Taking It All In

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An MH-60S air crewman with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 28, Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group, gazes out of the gunner’s door of a Seahawk helicopter while participating in flight operations over the Atlantic Ocean.

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I Believe I Can Fly

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Force Reconnaissance Marines with the Maritime Raid Force, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit perform a diving exit while conducting an initial High Altitude Low Opening jump out of an MV-22B Osprey at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue Field, N.C.

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Peas in a Pod

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Marines assigned to Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, prepare to disembark amphibious assault vehicles to conduct a simulated raid at landing zone Boondocker, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

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In the Shadows

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Marine special operations officers graduating from Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command’s Individual Training Course will be assigned a new primary Military Occupational Specialty. Previously, only enlisted Marines designated as Critical Skills Operators were awarded a PMOS of 0372, while SOOs were awarded an additional Military Occupational Specialty of 0370.

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Just Hanging Out

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A Marine with Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), rappels out of a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during a fast rope and rappel training exercise aboard the USS Bataan (LHD 5).

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Got Air?

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A shallow water egress trainer observes as a Marine goes upside down and attempts to breathe compressed air from an emergency breathing system at the base pool on Marine Corps Base Hawaii. SWET is introductory training that prepares Marines to evacuate an aircraft in the event of an over-water mishap.

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Get to the Choppa!

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Landing support Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 22, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit await a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter for a helicopter supply transfer during a U.S.-French bilateral exercise.

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Fire Fight

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Marine CH-53E Super Stallions return to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., after assisting in firefighting efforts of wildfires in San Diego county. The Tomahawk fire, in the northeast section of Camp Pendleton burned more than 6,000 acres forcing evacuations of housing areas on base and various schools both on and off base.

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Honoring a Legend

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U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Chester Nez recieves an American flag from Pfc. Tiffany Boyd, at Code Talker Hall, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. The flag was flown over the Marine Corps War Memorial, on the first day of spring in honor of Cpl. Nez’s attendace at the Platoon 382 Hall rededication. Cpl. Nez is the last of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers of World War II.

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In The Air, On Land And Sea

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Republic of Korea Marines with 7th Marine Regiment participate in a mock amphibious landing during exercise Ssang Yong.

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Here Comes the Boom!

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Marines with tank platoon, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fire the M256 smoothbore gun of an M1A1 Abrams tanks on static targets during Realistic Urban Training Marine Expeditionary Unit Exercise 14-1 (RUTMEUEX) at Fort Hunter Liggett, CA.

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Fly By!

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The Blue Angels, Marine Corps’ C-130 Hercules, affectionately known as “Fat Albert,” flies over the Silent Drill Platoon at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz.

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Sky Fall

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Marines with Air Delivery Platoon, Landing Support Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 17, 1st Marine Logistics Group, conduct jump training aboard a CH-46E Sea Knight with Marine Medium Helicopter Training Squadron 164 (HMMT-164) aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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