U.S. Marine Special Operators on the ground in Iraq and Syria in the coalition's anti-ISIS fight have been getting into plenty of direct combat going back to at least January 2016, according to award citations obtained by Task & Purpose.

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National Museum of American History Smithsonian

“Based on my year traveling through Africa, I have concluded that Marines are very popular training partners on the continent because they are Marines. They have a reputation for military efficiency and soldierly virtue, and they have many of the qualities that make them great foreign advisors, mentors, and liaisons. I have also concluded the primary deficiency Marines have in Africa is a lack of appropriate foreign language ability, and there are other organizations on the continent that conduct similar activities better: the French military and the Peace Corps.”

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U.S. Marine Corps

Second Lt. Mariah Klenke has done most everything with total commitment.

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U.S. Marine Corps photo

The US Marines built a temporary bridge across the Colorado River so Light Armored Reconnaissance could cross it. Here's how they did it. Following is a transcript of the video.

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U.S. Marine Corps photo

The Marine Corps infantry rifle could be seeing an upgrade in the very near future.

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