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Marine Corps Museum  See U.S. history through the eyes of Marines. The USMC Museum is open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM. Admission & parking are FREE.

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It's #VolunteerAppreciationWeek⠀

Our Museum is truly blessed with a Volunteer Corps of vibrant, dedicated men and women, who contribute over 25,000 volunteer hours each year - the equivalent of 12 additional full staff members! These individuals work within our galleries, conduct tours, greet visitors, work with our Curators and Restoration team---and so much more. Functioning in many ways as adjunct staff, our museum comes alive because of their efforts.⠀

We want to thank all of our Docents and Volunteers for all they do to bring our Museum, and Marine Corps history, alive!⠀

#Volunteers #Rock #Awesome #LOVE #SemperFidelis #Marines #USMC #volunteer

It's Geography Day at the Museum!
Explore, learn and navigate! This free event is going on till 3 PM today. All are welcome!
#USMC #learn #education #geography

“Go to war, do art.” ~ Brigadier General Robert Denig, 1942⠀

The Marine Corps Combat Art Program traces its origins to 1942. Its mission: Keep Americans informed about what “their Marines” are doing at home and overseas. Managed today by the National Museum of the Marine Corps, the collection has grown to include more than 9,000 works of art created by 350 artists.⠀

In July 2017, the Museum will open a new Combat Art Gallery. The gallery will feature exhibits that tell the history of the Marine Corps through works of art.

This battlefield sketch by artist John Carrillo will be included in our inaugural exhibit, "Honor, Courage, Commitment: Marine Corps Art, 1975-2015." Cabrilla's pencil and felt tip pen sketch titled "Sandstorm," captures a Marine walking through a sandstorm in Iraq on 26 April 2003. ⠀

#ART #USMCMuseum #USMC #Marines #Combat #Iraq #OIF

Thank you to all the visitors who came out to welcome our nation's heroes to the Museum today! Semper Fidelis #usmcmuseum #honor #service #commitment (Swipe left to view more photos.)

Marines were on hand to welcome Honor Flight Historic Triangle Veterans today. Semper Fidelis

#honor #respect #neverforget #thankful #marines #airforce #navy #army #usmcmuseum

We were truly honored to welcome Honor Flight Veterans to the Museum today. Thank you for your service! Semper Fidelis
#honor #usmcmuseum #military #love #marinecorpsmuseum #honorflight #marines #army #navy #airforce #neverforget

19 April 1995 - #OTD the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building was bombed in Oklahoma City.⠀

These blood-stained ribbons and pilot wings belong to a Marine that was in the building at the time of the bombing. Capt Randy Norfleet was standing in the Marine Corps Recruiting office on the sixth floor when the explosion occurred and made it out of the building thanks to fellow Marines. He sustained many injuries, including the loss of his right eye, and eventually would be medically retired from the Corps.⠀

In our Final Phase "Every Clime and Place" exhibit opening in November 2018, we will tell the history of the Oklahoma bombing with Norfleet's artifacts. ⠀
#Marines #USMC #OklahomaBombing #MurrahBuilding #History #NeverForget #Honor #SemperFidelis #USMCMuseum

Happy #WorldArtDay! ⠀

We thought we would give you a preview of some of the artwork that is being prepared for our new Combat Art Gallery that opens in July 2017.⠀

Our inaugural exhibition in the new gallery is titled "Honor, Courage, Commitment: Marine Corps Art, 1975-2015," and will contain one hundred works of art by 22 artists. It will honor Marines who have served in the Corps during the last 40 years and echo the core values of the Marine Corps: honor, courage, and commitment.⠀

The Combat Art Gallery is the first of many new spaces we will be opening as part of Final Phase. See our website for more information on Final Phase.⠀

#USMC #Art #Marines #History #Artwork #Honor #Courage #Commitment #usmcmuseum

Today's "World War I Wednesday" event included an original WWI recruiting poster, Marine uniforms and gear, and artifacts from the Battle of Belleau Wood.
Join us for our next "World War I Wednesday" event on April 26, 2017 (10 AM-12 PM). #WWI #wwicentennial #USMC #Marines #USMCMuseum

Happy #nationalpetday!⠀

It's not unusual for Marines to take in a pet or two in "every clime and place"! ⠀

Photo: USMC Archives.⠀
Description: "Somewhere in the Marshall Islands, Cute aren't they?", ca. 1941-1945⠀ ⠀
"These four Marines have taken over the job of being foster mother to the pups, after their real mother left behind by the Japanese, gave birth to a litter of 13 and couldn't take care of all of them. The Marines are, from left to right, 2nd Lt. G.H. Hoffman Jr., Corporal Louis R. Bonini, Corporal Edward J. Frankenbech, and Master Sergeant Harold "Porky" May. Their recipe for raising good, healthy puppies--plenty of C rations. All four Marines and puppies were attached to an aviation group with 4th Marine Air Wing."⠀

#Marines #History #USMC #WWII #Puppies #LOVE #potd📷

9 April 2003 -- #OTD Iraqi resistance in Baghdad collapsed and U.S forces occupied the remainder of the capital. Marines assisted Iraqi civilians in toppling a large statue of Saddam Hussein in downtown Firdos Square.⠀

#OIF #Marine #USMC #History #Freedom #POTD

Photo by 1st Marine Division.

Thank you Diana Cunningham for capturing this perfectly timed shot of the #USMCMuseum from I-95 yesterday! ⠀


#USMC #Marines #FridayFeeling #POTD #Rainbow #Beautiful #love #military

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