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Logo des Marine Corps der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika aufgenommen am Freitag, 10. Aug. 2007 in der Botschaft der USA in Berlin. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) --- Logo of the United States Marine Corps pictured at the embassy of the USA in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Aug. 10, 2007. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

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M141 ANTI-FORTIFICATION WEAPON - Marines Test Fire the Shoulder Fired Multi Purpose Weapons Mod 0 and Mod 2 at Range 15 Marine Corps Base Quantico,Va., Nov. 20, 2013. The Marine Corps Operational Test and Evaluation Activity (MCOTEA) colleced data and operational essesment on the SMAW mods, and compared them to the legacy system...(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob Snouffer).

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M41A4 SABER MISSILE LAUNCHER - Sgt. Danielle V. Beck, anti-tank missileman with Anti-Armor Section, Weapons Company, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, fires an M41A4 Saber missile launcher during a live-fire exercise at Range G-3, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 14, 2015. Weapons Co. Marines conducted live-fire training in preparation for their upcoming assessment at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California. From October 2014 to July 2015, the GCEITF will conduct individual and collective level skills training in designated ground combat arms occupational specialties in order to facilitate the standards based assessment of the physical performance of Marines in a simulated operating environment performing specific ground combat arms tasks. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alicia R. Leaders/Released)

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U.S. Marines with Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marines, currently assigned to 3/12, fire the M777-A2 Howitzer down range during Integrated Training Exercise 2-15 at Blacktop Training Area aboard Camp Wilson, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Jan. 31st, 2015. ITX 2-15, being executed by Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force 4, is being conducted to enhance the integration and warfighting capability from all elements of the MAGTF. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron S. Patterson/Released)

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Pfc. Cristian Mejia, javelin gunner, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, and a native of Raleigh, N.C., shoots a javelin missile during a live-fire exercise at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Jan. 26, 2014. Bravo Co. is dedicated to helicopter operations during their upcoming combat deployment to Afghanistan. The Marines were transported to the range by CH-46 sea knight and CH-53E super sea stallion helicopters. After they landed, the Marines maneuvered through a simulated urban environment with unique shock-absorbent walls. This allowed for them to engage in realistic live-fire training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joseph Scanlan / released)

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Marines with Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, fire M777A2 Lightweight Howitzers aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Dec. 11, 2012, during Exercise Steel Knight. Steel Knight is a combined arms exercise conducted by 1st Marine Division Marines and sailors from all elements of the Marine Air Ground Task Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl Jason Morrison)

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U.S. Marines with Sierra Battery, 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, fire Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Sytems from M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System during Exercise DESERT SCIMITAR 2014 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., May 18, 2014. Exercise DESERT SCIMITAR 2014 was a 1st Marine Division exercise held to test and refine its command and control capabilities by acting as the headquarters element for a forward deployed Marine Expeditionary Force simultaneously offering units the opportunity to hone their conventional war fighting skills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ismael E. Ortega/Released)

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Sgt. Danielle V. Beck, anti-tank missileman with Anti-Armor Section, Weapons Company, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, fires an M41A4 Saber missile launcher during a live-fire exercise at Range G-3, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 14, 2015. Weapons Co. Marines conducted live-fire training in preparation for their upcoming assessment at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California. From October 2014 to July 2015, the GCEITF will conduct individual and collective level skills training in designated ground combat arms occupational specialties in order to facilitate the standards based assessment of the physical performance of Marines in a simulated operating environment performing specific ground combat arms tasks. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alicia R. Leaders/Released)

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Logo des Marine Corps der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika aufgenommen am Freitag, 10. Aug. 2007 in der Botschaft der USA in Berlin. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) --- Logo of the United States Marine Corps pictured at the embassy of the USA in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Aug. 10, 2007. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

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An AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter and UH-1Y Huey helicopter fly off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii, toward Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, during maintenance and readiness flights, June 13, 2013. The training was designed to challenge aircraft maintenance crews to maintain the highest possible levels of readiness. A series of 12 helicopters from HMLA-367 and Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 participated in the training, including AH-1W Super Cobras, UH-1Y Hueys and CH-53E Super Stallions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)

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An AH-1W Cobra with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 167 flies toward Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune to direct artillery fire across the New River during a training mission with 3rd Battalion, 10th Marines from Camp Lejeune, Nov. 29. HMLA took three Marines from the battalion to familiarize them with the procedures used in the air. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Manuel Estrada)

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The LAV-25 (Light Armored Vehicle) is an eight-wheeled amphibious armored reconnaissance vehicle used by the United States Marine Corps, United States Army, and the Canadian Army. It was built by General Dynamics Land Systems Canada, developed from the Canadian built AVGP versions of the Swiss MOWAG Piranha 6x6 family of armored fighting vehicles. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John Robbart III)

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The entrance to Marine Corps base Camp Pendleton is seen Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, in Oceanside, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) ** FILE **

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Lt. Gen. Charles G. Chiarotti, left, deputy commandant, Installations and Logistics, and the Honorable Mrs. Phyllis L. Bayer, center, assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, installations and the environment tour privatized military housing with spouses during a visit to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Feb. 15, 2019. Bayer visited MCB Camp Lejeune residential communities to assess on going restoration efforts on the installation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Isaiah Gomez)

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U.S. Marine Corps recruits of Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, begin marching during a final drill evaluation Aug. 2, 2017, on Parris Island, S.C. The strict, particular nature of close-order drill reinforces discipline and fosters unit cohesion. Alpha Company is scheduled to graduate Aug. 11, 2017. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915. Today, approximately 19,000 recruits come to Parris Island annually for the chance to become United States Marines by enduring 12 weeks of rigorous, transformative training. Parris Island is home to entry-level enlisted training for approximately 49 percent of male recruits and 100 percent of female recruits in the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Maximiliano Bavastro)

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M1014 joint service combat shotgun - Sgt. John R. Browning, an instructor and competitor with the Marine Corps Combat Shooting Team, fires a Benelli M1014 Joint Service Combat Shotgun at targets while running through a three-gun scenario, switching from pistol to rifle to shotgun, at the High Risk Personnel Range at the Calvin A. Lloyd Range Complex at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., Dec. 14, 2011. Browning, from Jackson, Ga., has been on the combat shooting team for two weeks. The combat team has only existed for a few years and is now finding its place in the Corps. Seven Marines, all with an infantry background, serve on the team where they represent the Marine Corps in shooting competitions, as well as test combat techniques and instruct combat marksmanship. "I greatly enjoy it on the team," Browning said. "Every day I'm improving my shooting skills and get to promote better combat marksmanship."

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M249 squad automatic weapon - U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Kyle Hancock, a fire team leader with Company C, Marine Wing Support Squadron 373, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command 16.2, fires an M249 light machine gun during a familiarization range at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, June 8, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is forward deployed in several host nations, with the ability to respond to a variety of contingencies rapidly and effectively. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Donald Holbert/ Released)

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Marine Corps Birthday Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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The U.S. Marine Corps recently created a 500-square-foot barracks in roughly 40 hours. (Image: Fox News screenshot via U.S. Marine Corps)

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The U.S. Marine Corps and Army are looking at 6.5mm Creedmoor rifle rounds to replace the 5.56 mm ammunition used by troops. (Image: U.S. Marine Corps via Pfc. Heather Atherton)

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