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19 unforgettable quotes from legendary Marine Gen. Jim ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis, who just quit as Trump’s defense secretary

The legendary Marine general led the Defense Department through a tumultuous two years. Here are the most unforgettable Mattis-isms.
Marines assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion-26, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, take cover from demolitions during sustainment training at Camp Titin, Jordan, July 8, 2018.

These are the most incredible photos of the US Marines in 2018

As always, US Marines were busy in 2018. With the year coming to a close, we rounded up some of the best Marine photos to highlight their actions.

8 famous women you had no idea served in the military

"Golden Girl" Bea Arthur was a staff sergeant for the Marines, and Gal Gadot was in the Israeli Defense Forces for two years. See who else served.
U.S. Marines with the School of Infantry-East Color Guard stand at parade rest during a wreath laying ceremony on the anniversary of the bombing of the Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon on Camp Geiger, N.C., Oct. 23, 2015.

35 years ago, the Beirut bombing took the lives of 220 US Marines, the worst single-day loss for the service since World War II’s Iwo Jima

Thirty-five years ago, two suicide bombers killed 241 American and 58 French military personnel, as well as six civilians, in Beirut, Lebanon. The attack marked the largest single-day loss for US servicemen since the Vietnam War's Tet Offensive.
US Marine Corps Cpl. Tyler Blattler, mascot handler, Marine Barracks Washington, escorts Cpl. Chesty XIV, official Marine Corps mascot, during an evening parade in Colonel Truman W. Crawford Hall at Marine Barracks Washington, Washington, D.C., August 11, 2017.

The Marine Corps just retired its 14th Chesty mascot — here’s why the Corps loves English bulldogs

It all traces back to the famous World War I Battle of Belleau Wood, where Marines took heavy casualties during the nearly month-long, grueling fight on the Western Front.
US Marines and the Philippine marine corps land on the beach in assault amphibious vehicles during KAMANDAG 2 in Subic Bay, Philippines, October 3, 2018.

Amid rising tensions with China, Japan just sent armored vehicles to foreign soil for the first time since World War II

Japanese troops are playing a humanitarian role in US-Philippine military exercises this month, and while the US says the drills are not directed at anyone, it comes amid heightened tensions with China.
V-247 Vigilant

Bell’s new tilt-rotor combat drone aims to give Marines even more combat power — here’s what it can do

The V-247 Vigilante has speed and range to escort V-22 Ospreys or new V-280 helicopters, and has a maximum internal payload of 2,000 pounds.

I embedded with US Marines on a Hurricane Florence search and rescue mission — here’s what happened

Camp Lejeune faced criticism from for not ordering a mandatory evacuation before Hurricane Florence, but the Marines ended up assisting with the disaster response operations.
A U.S. Marine with 3d Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, attached to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force, Crisis Response-Central Command, fires a FGM-148 Javelin, a shoulder-fired anti-tank missile, at his target during a live fire demonstration near At Tanf Garrison, Syria September 7, 2018.

The US Marines sent a ‘strong message’ to Russia last week — these awesome combat photos show what it looked like

Check out these awesome photos of US Marines sending a clear message to Russia with a major live-fire exercise involving a variety of weaponry.

1 million have been ordered to flee Hurricane Florence, but the Marine Corps’ Camp Lejeune says it’s going to stay and ‘fight’...

The commanding general at the US Marine Corps' Camp Lejeune is facing criticism for not issuing a mandatory evacuation order as Hurricane Florence barrels toward the East Coast, but he's issued a series of statements defending the move.