I worked on an airfield as a firefighter for three years but had never been on a carrier— finally visited the USS Midway museum in San Diego last week and it was really amazing and cool— I’d think very few or no human achievements that are more impressive than a working aircraft carrier. And the USS Carl Vinson floated by us while we were aboard. They also had some awesome flight simulators ($9 to try) that I couldn’t control at all haha (lots of spinning around and nausea!). That knots board was really cool— I knew several, but have to learn several more.
Dusty Patrol - Marines with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, begin a patrol out of Forward Operating Base Shamsher, Helmand province, Afghanistan Sept. 6, 2012. Marines conducted the patrol to disrupt the flow of lethal and illicit aid by the enemy in the area.
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jason Morrison) by United States Marine Corps Official Page http://flic.kr/p/d9Ubzf
A Marine refuels a CH-53 helicopter, which can carry a 28,000 pound Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) or 16 tons of cargo; get a 360-degree view at http://bit.ly/NksaNK. Photo by Sgt Kevin M. Okamura
Reflections in The Fuel by United States Marine Corps Official Page Marines from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting units walk through the water to stir up the jet fuel at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar July 27. Both units work together to tackle the fire and build cohesion between the two.
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Zachary Scanlon) http://flic.kr/p/cMijj9
My old job, believe it or not.
Vietnam….A Marine stands watch in an observation tower as Lieutenant Commander McElroy, the 3rd Battalion, 26th Marines chaplain, holds mass on Hill 950., 07/31/1967
Sgt. Miguel A. Gamboa (far right), a native of Friona, Texas and Sgt. Jake R. Roby (far left), a native of Grantspass, Oregon, both squad leaders from Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine regiment, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, re-enlist during a company size boat raid here, July 11. Re-enlistment ceremonies are held wherever the Marines prefer and sometimes include unique and memorable places.
ask-a-marine: 120601-M-PC317-548 by Regional Command Southwest KAJAKI, Afghanistan – Lance Cpl. Kyle Yudin, a machine gunner with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, patrols through the town of Zamindawar, a known insurgent stronghold, June 1, 2012. Marines fought through hostile enemy contact and temperatures reaching 120 degrees Fahrenheit during the operation. http://flic.kr/p/chsKCf
ask-a-marine: 3rd Marine Regiment honors 116 fallen heroes with memorial run [Image 8 of 11] by DVIDSHUB U.S. Marine Cpl. Jeffrey Rehkopf, a rifleman with Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, and 22-year-old native of Fountain, Colo., runs with his unit guidon amid approximately 3,000 Marines and sailors during a memorial run here, June 1, 2012, to honor the sacrifices of 116 men from 3rd Marines who died during combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. The infantry regiment’s three battalions began supporting Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom in 2004 and during this course became the highest-deployed Marine infantry regiment. The regiment’s 3rd Battalion recently returned from its third Afghanistan tour, marking the last scheduled combat deployment there for 3rd Marines.
Marine Corps Base Hawaii – Kaneohe Bay
Photo by Cpl. Reece Lodder
Location:MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, HI, US
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