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RIMPAC

U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, patrol through an Infantry Immersion Trainer (IIT) during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 10, 2018. RIMPAC demonstrates the value of amphibious forces and provides high-value training for task-organized, highly capable Marine Air-Ground Task Forces enhancing the critical crisis response capability of U.S. forces and partners globally. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Robert G. Gavaldon)

#marines #semperfi #marinecorps #bluediamond #1stmardiv #usmc

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Live: Maj. Gen. Eric M. Smith, 1 Marine division commanding general, change of command ceremony. Smith will be relieved by Maj. Gen.
Robert F. Castellvi.

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Well known leaders of the U.S. Marine Corps speak about the spirit of being a Marine and the legacy of the 1st Marine Division (MARDIV). The video depicts historical footage of 1st MARDIV, the most decorated division in the U.S. Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Ryan Kierkegaard)

Tune in tomorrow at 10:00PST for the 1st Marine Division commanding general's change of command ceremony livestream.

#usmc #bluediamond #marine #1stmardiv #marinecorps

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Today we celebrate the 242nd anniversary of our country. Happy Independence Day from the Marines and Sailors of 1st Marine Division!

(U.S. Marine Corps mixed media by Sgt. Xzavior T. McNeal)

#independenceday #4thofjuly #usmc #marines #usa #america #bluediamond

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Coming into this week with a bang! #motomonday

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LIVE: Sgt. Maj. William T. Sowers' relief and appointment ceremony. Sowers will be replaced by Sgt. Maj. Terrence C. Whitcomb as the new 1st Marine Division sergeant major.

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We are bringing back the heat this summer!

1st Light Armored Recon, 3d Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (3d LAR) - Official Site, and 1st Tank Battalion are gearing up!

Tune in June 27th to see each squad participating in the first leg of the 1st Marine Division Infantry Competition.

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How about some Monday moto with your morning cup of joe?

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Every Clime and Place — Even Space

NASA Astronaut Randy "Komrade" Bresnik, the former commander of the International Space Station, shares leadership lessons learned in space.

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26 Countries
2 Locations
27 June - 2 August

Get. Ready. RIMPAC 2018 is around the corner! #RIMPAC #RIMPAC2018

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Inside Diamond Strike 2018! 🇦🇺🇺🇸

Task Force Raider, 2d Battalion 4th Marines, has concluded Exercise Diamond Strike with Australian Defence Force service members. The multilateral exercise is a culminating training event for the Australian Army before they are ready to deploy.

(U.S. Marine Corps video by Sgt. Antonio Campbell)

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U.S. Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion and Norwegian Costal Ranger Commandos train together during Exercise Platinum Ren, at Sorreisa, Norway, May 28, 2018.

U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Michael LaFontaine)

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Happy Father’s Day, Marines!

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In the Same Boat

U.S. Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion and Norwegian Costal Ranger Commandos (KJKs) conducted water casting training aboard a CB90-class fast assault craft during Exercise Platinum Ren, at Fort Trondennes, Harstad, Norway, May 14, 2018.

(U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Michael LaFontaine)

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Happy Flag Day, Marines

“When we honor our flag we honor what we stand for as a Nation — freedom, equality, justice, and hope.” — Ronald Regan

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Making a Splash

Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit conduct annual swim qualifications at Camp Pendleton. The swim qualification ensures Marines adhere to the Marine Corps Water Survival Training Program standards and build a safer expeditionary force. (Marine Corps Video by Cpl. Jeremy Laboy)

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U.S. Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion and Norwegian Coastal Ranger Commandos (KJK) conduct a reconnaissance and surveillance patrol from a CB90-class fast assault craft during Exercise Platinum Ren at Sorreisa, Norway, May 21, 2018. The theater security cooperation training with the KJK was held to sustain mission essential tasks in a harsh operating environment and strengthen coalition partnerships.

(U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Michael LaFontaine)

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#MotivationMonday

Watch this video of U.S. Marines with Company F, 2nd Battalion 4th Marines, conducting their first live-fire of exercise Diamond Strike 2018 at Shoal Water Bay Training Area in Australia.

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“Their fighting spirit persists ... passed down through the ranks, their spirit echoes in those who serve today in the air, on land, and at sea.” –
U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis speaking on the fallen.

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Just keep swimmin’

Marines with BLT 3/1 “swim” onto the #USSRushmore for the beginning of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s final pre-deployment exercise. This exercise will certify the MEU/ARG team to deploy around the world as the Nation’s 911 force.

(U. S. Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Danny Gonzalez)

#Fighting13th #13thMEU #USMC

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A Living Legacy Honors the Fallen

Retired U.S. Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 4 Hershel “Woody” Williams, the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient of the battle of Iwo Jima, honors the fallen at the 5th Marine Regiment Vietnam War Memorial at Camp Pendleton, May 29.

(U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. F. Cordoba)

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We Will Never Forget

5th Marine Regiment honored the 2,706 Marines and Sailors who fought and gave their lives while serving with the regiment during the Vietnam War with a memorial at the Camp San Mateo Memorial Garden on Camp Pendleton, May 28.

( U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Branden Bourque)

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