Celebrating Unity, Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial Chalmette Battlefield
Volunteers reenacting as American troops in the War of 1812 fire a cannon at the Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve in New Orleans, Jan. 8, 2015. The firing of the cannon marked the beginning of a series of living history events that commemorated the bicentennial of the 1815 Battle of New Orleans.
150th Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Fisher Commemoration
Members of the Marine Corps Historical Company and Single Marine Program Marines prepare to fire their Springfield Model 1861 Percussion Rifle Muskets during the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Fisher commemoration at Kure Beach, N.C., Jan. 17, 2015. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Christopher Q. Stone, MCI-East Combat Camera/Released)
Silent Drill
U.S. Marines with the Silent Drill Platoon perform during the Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington in Washington, D.C., May 10, 2013. An Evening Parade is held every Friday during the summer months. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tia Dufour/Released)
Color guard
Marines with 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion present the colors at the 15th Annual Morongo Basin Veterans Day Tribute at the community center in Yucca Valley, Calif., Nov. 11, 2014. The 3rd LAR provided the color guard for the event and Combat Logistics Battalion 7 provided military vehicles for static displays.
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U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. David Wilson, bandmaster, Parris Island Marine Band, Headquarters Company, Headquarters and Service Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, leads the Parris Island Marine Band during the Celebrate Columbus 2012 Parade in Bridgeport, Conn., Oct. 7. The parade was led by the Parris Island Marine Band and followed by over 80 groups that participated in the event.
Pasta dinner at Marine Barracks
Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., right, meets with guests during the 2014 Marine Corps marathon pasta dinner at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Oct. 24, 2014.

Marine Week

Marine Week
Marine Week is a celebration of Community, Country and Corps – providing the American public the unique experience to directly connect with hundreds of Marines. The public has the opportunity to climb aboard state-of-the-art aircraft and ground equipment, check out the latest military technology and combat weaponry, witness hand-to-hand martial arts demonstrations and engage in clinics with Marine Corps sports teams, all while taking in the sights and sounds of the Silent Drill Platoon and Marine Corps Band.

Operation Starlite

Starlite Veterans Remembered 50 Years Later

Operation Starlite was the first major battle and regimental size clash between U.S. and enemy forces during the Vietnam War. Over the course of six days, between Aug. 18-24, 1965, units from the 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Amphibious Force, clashed with the 1st Viet Cong Regiment south of the newly established Marine base at Chu Lai in the I Corps area of responsibility. To see the video and read their stories, click here.

2016 Harrier Osprey Demonstrations Announced

The AV-8B Harrier and the MV-22 Osprey flight demonstration is one of the most sought-after aerial demonstrations offered by the U.S. military. Demonstrations are performed by the same aircraft and Marines who train and deploy in support of real-world contingencies. For this reason, Headquarters Marine Corps selects a handful of events to receive the coveted demonstration during the annual AV-8B Harrier and MV-22 Osprey Flight Demonstration Board. For more information and list of 2016 events, please visit:

Marine Corps Aerial Support