U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 2/1, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), shield a simulated casualty from the debris of a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey during Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Plams, California, Oct. 30, 2015. COMPTUEX provides the MEU ARG the opportunity to integrate naval training while also allowing focused, mission-specific training and evaluation for the Marines and their Navy counter parts. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Briauna Birl/RELEASED)
Happy 240th Birthday Marines!
For those of you still in, enjoy every minute, you’ll miss it when you leave. To the prior service guys, thank you for the sacrifices you’ve made.
An M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank with Kilo Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fires its 120 mm smoothbore cannon during a live-fire event as part of Exercise Eager Lion 2015 in Jordan, May 9, 2015. Eager Lion is a recurring multinational exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships, increase interoperability between partner nations, and enhance regional security and stability. The 24th MEU is embarked on the ships of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and deployed to maintain regional security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Devin Nichols)
U.S. Marines with 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) carry M240B machine guns and M249 light machine guns from a firing range after crew served weapons training at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 3, 2015. Crew served weapons training develops Marines efficiency with the M240B machine gun and M249 light machine gun and reinforces combat readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Xzavior T. McNeal)