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The U.S. Marine Corps was created on Nov. 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 186,000 Marines actively serving today, with another 40,000 Marines serving in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.
Find the latest news and information on the U.S. Marine Corps including top stories, technology, policies, leadership, and more.
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The U.S. Marine Corps uses many different types of equipment. Learn about the vehicles, aircraft, weapons and technology the Marine Corps utilizes to carry out missions and defend the United States.
Looking to join one of Americas elite fighting forces? Learn everything you need to know about joining the United States Marine Corps. Find out what you can expect when you join the Marine Corps, information on Marine Corps jobs, and physical fitness standards to get you started with a successful career as a United States Marine.
Learn about Marine Corps Special Pay. In addition to a Marine's basic pay they may receive special pay and incentives pay. Marine Corps Special Pay can vary depending on occupation, specific assignments, and geographic location.