Just 11 photos of Marines being awesome


Oorah! ‘Nuff said.

U.S. Marine pilots with Marine Helicopter Squadron One practice landing and take-off of Marine One on the south lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., March 18, 2017. The Marine pilots practice manuevering the Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King as part of their training to support the President of the United States. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by: Lance Cpl. Micha R. Pierce)
U.S. Marines with the Silent Drill Platoon perform during a Marine Corps capabilites demonstration for Marine Week in Detroit, MI, Sept. 08, 2017. Marine Week Detroit celebrates the contributions of local Marines whose service to our nation has protected and preserved our way of life for hundreds of years. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gregory Boyd)
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Zachary M. Ojeda, guitarist with the Marine Band San Diego, plays for a crowd of Detroit citizens during a Marine Week Detroit concert at Martius Campus, Sept. 7, 2017. Marine Week provides an opportunity for the Marine Corps to visit a city that normally doesn’t have opportunities to interact with Marines on a regular basis. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Cristian L. Ricardo)
U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Forces Detroit fold the flag during Marine Week Detroit, Sept. 6, 2017. Marine Week Detroit is a chance to connect with our Marines, Sailors, veterans and their families from different generations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Danny Gonzalez)
U.S. Marine Sgt. Lucas Devalder, a trumpet player with the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego Band, performs morning colors at the Spirit of Detroit statue during Marine Week Detroit, Sept. 06, 2017. Marine Week Detroit celebrates the contributions of local Marines whose service to our nation has protected and preserved our way of life for hundreds of years. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Betzabeth Y. Galvan)
A U.S. Marine with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, supervises Marines with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion during the 1st Marine Division Infantry Super Squad Competition at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 30, 2017. As one of the duty life guards, the reconnaissance Marine ensured the safety of the Marines during the fitness evaluation phase of the competition. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jestin Costa)
Marines participate in an exercise during Infantry Officers Course class 4-17 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Sept. 18, 2017. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gregory Boyd)
A female poolee waits after completing the two-minute timed crunches portion of the Initial Strength Test during a female pool function aboard Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, CO, Feb. 11, 2017. The female pool function served to prepare females in the Marine Corps Delayed Entry Program for the rigors of Marine Corps recruit training. (Photo by Cpl. Benjamin Pryer)
Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting conducted a controlled burn training exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Oct. 20. The live fire gave experienced Marines training they need to stay proficient and gave the new Marines a chance to train with a live fire. The training simulates extinguishing a jet fire. (Photo by Cpl. Benjamin McDonald)
Lance Cpl. Savannah Lucero, a Korean linguist with 3rd Radio Battalion, shows the functions of the Wolfhound system to Republic of Korea Marines during a demonstration, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Oct. 13, 2017. The system is designed to triangulate on the position of downed aircraft and help in the recovery of the pilot. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Isabelo Tabanguil)
U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Chance Trombetti, a KC-130J Hercules pilot and aircraft commander with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 based out of Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan, pilots a KC-130J Hercules during a nighttime aerial refueling training operation, Oct. 26, 2017. The training consisted of refueling the air station’s F-35B Lightning II aircraft with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 and F/A-18C Hornets with VMFA-251 based out of MCAS Iwakuni. This training was conducted at night to improve operational readiness and enhance pilot proficiency. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Gabriela Garcia-Herrera)