usmcmuseum Happy Independence Day America! #4thofJuly #Marines #USA 1w

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usmcmuseum Apparently June 25 is #MusCake Day (Museum + a Cake)! We got this covered...U.S. Marine style (circa 1969): Marines, cake, beer and a Ka-Bar knife.

#Marines #USMC 
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usmcmuseum With Father's Day this weekend, we would like to give a salute to Dads everywhere this #ThrowbackThursday.

In the photo young sons of a drill instructor salute their dad in their home, Parris Island, South Carolina, circa 1956.
Photo: From the collection of Robert Lerner (COLL/5132), Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections.

#TBT #Marines #fathersday
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usmcmuseum It's Throwback Thursday! Check out this photo of motivated Marines.

Titled "VICTORY USMC, 1944"--the photo caption reads:
"The barber even remembered to dot the 'I' when he cut and shaved this sign on Marines aboard ship, bound for the invasion of the Marshall Islands." Photo credit: Alexander Vandegrift Collection (COLL/3166) at the Marine Corps Archives and Special Collections. OFFICIAL USMC PHOTOGRAPH. #marines #tbt #throwbackthursday #usmc
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usmcmuseum On Memorial Day and everyday, we remember and honor all those who have given their lives in service to our nation. "As we honor their memory today, let us pledge that their lives, their sacrifices, their valor shall be justified and remembered for as long as God gives life to this nation."
-- President Ronald Reagan - May 31, 1982
#marines #memorialday #usmc #neverforget
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  •   curley_dd Semper Fi 2mon
  •   jabailey8540 Fair winds and following seas brother and Semper Fi 2mon
  •   jproberts02 Semper Fi 2mon
  •   bigfluff I believe we met his parents today. Their story was heart breaking like so many others. Bless them. 2mon

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usmcmuseum “To the shores of Tripoli”

27 April 1805: Marine First Lieutenant Presley O’Bannon and his men wrested a stronghold from Barbary pirates in the Battle of Derne. It was first time that the United States flag was raised in victory on foreign soil. This action by O’Bannon and his men would later be memorialized in the Marines’ Hymn -- “To the shores of Tripoli.” #Thisdateinhistory #Marines #USMC #MarinesHymn
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usmcmuseum Today our outreach team, TASK FORCE ONTOS attended "Junior Ranger Day" at the US Marine Corps War Memorial. It was a perfect day at the Memorial to share information about the Museum as well as the "Lore of the Corps" - the history, stories and traditions of the Marine Corps. Check back soon to find out where Task Force Ontos will be next! #USMC #juniorrangerday #NPS #Marines 3mon

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usmcmuseum Lt.Col Oliver North, USMC Ret, is hosting a book signing in the Museum Store until 3 p.m. The books "American Heroes: On the Homefront" and "Heroes Proved" are available for purchase in the store. #ollienorth #books #usmc #mchf #nmmc #Marines #heroes #homefront #americanheroes 4mon

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usmcmuseum It may still be a bit frosty out there but it's warm and inviting in the Museum. We're waiting for you. 4mon

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usmcmuseum The Museum is honored to host Project Healing Waters' Fly Tying Marathon. The flies tied here will be used when PHW takes disabled veterans fly fishing. #marinemuseum #projecthealingwaters #flyfishing #woundedwarriors #honor 5mon

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usmcmuseum This striking painting is just one of the panels included in "Eyes of Remembrance - Lima Company Memorial" on display at the Museum through May 6. This traveling exhibit specifically depicts the 22 Marines and one Corpsman from Lima Company, 3/25 who died between May and August 2005, it has also come to be a remembrance of spirit and freedom for all who have answered the call to serve. 5mon

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usmcmuseum In front of the National Museum of the Marine Corps today, two Marines from MCB Quantico sculpted the Iwo Jima monument out of snow. They started the project just because they just wanted to--but their timing couldn't be more perfect because today Iwo Jima Veterans visited the Museum for their annual Reunion and Memorial Ceremony. Semper Fi Marines! Thank you joining us in honoring our nation's heroes! #Marines #IwoJima #USMC 5mon

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usmcmuseum Our MRE Cook-off just kicked! Let the cooking begin! #Marines #USMC 5mon

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usmcmuseum It's been a busy year for our country and Corps.  At the Museum we're working full throttle on the Final Phase, which covers the years 1976 to present.  These new galleries will open to the public starting in 2017 through 2020.

We're considering this flak vest and SAPI plate, which saved the life of PFC Michael Meyer, an 18-year-old who was serving with India Company 3/5 in Iraq during April 2003.  While on operations south of Baghdad, Meyer was shot eight (8) times at very close range by a Syrian fighter.  We're glad to report that this Devil Dog survived the fight.  When Mike spoke to his family he said, "Dad, I've been shot but I'm OK." We wish Mike Meyer and all of you a very Happy New Year!

Semper Fi

#SemperFi #USMC #USMCmuseum #MarineCorps #SapiPlate #WIA #OIF #IraqiFreedom
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  •   wileynathan4711 Don't consider it, put it in! I think the vest, plate and story would be an excellent way to not only honor the devil dog that got hit, but to show civvies what the Corps uses in terms of personal defense. 6mon
  •   whisky_lau happy 6mon
  •   whisky_lau happy new year!!! 6mon
  •   mrniceguy1377 Awesome. .. Wow. 6mon
  •   adrock_irish 3/5 dark horse !!! 6mon
  •   cfrusmc this needs to be included 6mon
  •   salmonslayerak Definitely include this! 6mon
  •   firstassault_usa Interceptor Body Armor ( IBA ) 2mon

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usmcmuseum Does this bring back any good memories from your deployments?

Merry Christmas

#deployment #holidays #USMC #USMCmuseum #semperfi #spades
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usmcmuseum Today we celebrate Christmas, warm and safe with family and friends.  Please join us in thanking those Marines, sailors, soldiers, airmen, Coasties - and their families - who are separated for another holiday.  We sincerely appreciate your sacrifice, honor, courage, and commitment.  Semper Fidelis and Merry Christmas!

#USMC #USMCmuseum #SemperFi #Christmas #Holiday #USA #USN #USAF #USCG
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usmcmuseum This time of year is about relationships and memories. You can build both at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

We're open today until 1700.
Semper Fi

#SemperFi #TunTavern #Marines #Quantico #USMCmuseum #holiday
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usmcmuseum The weather forecast is calling for a fine Marine Corps day, rain followed by more rain. Stay amphibious my friends.

Semper Fidelis

#Marines #YATYAS #amphibious #USMC #USMCmuseum #holidays
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usmcmuseum We are open every day from 0900-1700, except 25 December. Stop by, learn something, and be inspired.

Semper Fi
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  •   jaymattbro @karinalucianosmom can we go 7mon
  •   whisky_lau Semper Fi 7mon
  •   marinecorps2019 I went over the summer. I went with my platoon, the Young Marines anyway. It was a great time, a promotion, learning experience, and discovering the true valor of the United States Marines. We wanted to see the first Young Marine but unfortunately, he was not there the day we went. @usmcmuseum 7mon
  •   usmcmuseum @marinecorps2019 the gentleman you're speaking of is Mr Bob LaChance. He's usually off on Wednesdays. Sorry you missed him. SF 7mon
  •   marinecorps2019 @usmcmuseum I plan on going back one day. Hopefully it will not be on a Wednesday. The worst part was on the trip I was homesick and got sick right outside the mess hall back at the base. But I loved the museum. 7mon

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usmcmuseum This field expedient table was in the Battalion Aid Station with 1st Marine Division (Forward) during the first Gulf War. Does anyone know Doc Christian? He scrawled his name on the table.

Semper Fi

#SemperFi #usmcmuseum #GulfWar #DesertStorm #Corpsman #Corpsmen
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  •   gil_crew Post more stuff like this. Super cool. 7mon
  •   jaymattbro Future devil doc right here. Can't wait to earn my place thank God for this country 7mon
  •   whisky_lau happy Xmas! 7mon
  •   susankrowpmandesigns I love this ! Amazing 7mon

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