Marine Corps

The U.S. Marine Corps was created on November 10, 1775.  It is a combined-arms task force known for its focus on aggressiveness and the offensive. The Marines have been central in developing groundbreaking tactics for maneuver warfare; they can be credited with the development of helicopter insertion doctrine and modern amphibious assault. 

There are approximately 194,000 Marines actively serving today, with another 40,000 Marines serving in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.

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After escaping conflict in Afghanistan, Pvt. Atiqullah Assadi felt called to serve to protect those around the world who...
U.S. Marine Capt. Frank Zastoupil, F-35B Lighting II pilot with Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501, speaks about the...
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