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A list of the most prominent annual events from across the Marine Corps.
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A U.S. Marine prepares to climb a rope during the High Intensity Tactical Training Tactical Athlete Championship at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., Sept. 10, 2019. Marines from all over the Marine Corps compete to become the Ultimate Tactical Champion by testing their speed, agility, power, strength and endurance during the HITT Tactical Athlete Championship. - A U.S. Marine prepares to climb a rope during the High Intensity Tactical Training Tactical Athlete Championship at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., Sept. 10, 2019. Marines from all over the Marine Corps compete to become the Ultimate Tactical Champion by testing their speed, agility, power, strength and endurance during the HITT Tactical Athlete Championship.

Blood, Sweat and Tears - 2019 HITT Championship

Marines from far and wide accept this annual challenge, and there is no exception this year at the 2019 High Intensity...

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U.S. Marines with 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, a unit based out of Tampa Bay, Florida, conduct a safety brief to Brazilian, Colombian, Peruvian, Chilean, Argentinian and Ecuadorian Marines before a ship-to-shore exercise during UNITAS LX on the Brazilian Marine Corps Base of Ilha do Governador, Brazil, Aug. 20, 2019. UNITAS is the world’s longest-running, annual exercise and brings together multinational forces from 11 countries to include Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay, Mexico, Great Britain and the United States. The exercise focuses in strengthening the existing regional partnerships and encourages establishing new relationships through the exchange of maritime mission-focused knowledge and expertise during multinational training operations. - U.S. Marines with 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, a unit based out of Tampa Bay, Florida, conduct a safety brief to Brazilian, Colombian, Peruvian, Chilean, Argentinian and Ecuadorian Marines before a ship-to-shore exercise during UNITAS LX on the Brazilian Marine Corps Base of Ilha do Governador, Brazil, Aug. 20, 2019. UNITAS is the world’s longest-running, annual exercise and brings together multinational forces from 11 countries to include Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay, Mexico, Great Britain and the United States. The exercise focuses in strengthening the existing regional partnerships and encourages establishing new relationships through the exchange of maritime mission-focused knowledge and expertise during multinational training operations.

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Marine and naval forces from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Great Britain...

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U.S. Marines with 2nd Transportation Support Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, depart for a hike during exercise Resolute Sun at Fort Story Virginia, June 16, 2019. U.S. Marines participated in the exercise to increase combat operational readiness in amphibious and prepositioning operations while conducting joint training with U.S. Army during a joint logistics over the shore scenario. - U.S. Marines with 2nd Transportation Support Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, depart for a hike during exercise Resolute Sun at Fort Story Virginia, June 16, 2019. U.S. Marines participated in the exercise to increase combat operational readiness in amphibious and prepositioning operations while conducting joint training with U.S. Army during a joint logistics over the shore scenario.

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The exercise allowed Marines to increase combat operational readiness in amphibious and prepositioning operations while...

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U.S. Marine Corps veteran Isaac Blunt fends off an Air Force defender at the DoD Warrior Games wheelchair basketball tournament in Tampa, Florida, June 24, 2019. The 2019 Warrior Games consist of 13 Paralympic-style sports, and more than 300 athletes representing the U.S. Marine Corps, Army, Navy, Air Force, Special Operations Command, and five international teams. - U.S. Marine Corps veteran Isaac Blunt fends off an Air Force defender at the DoD Warrior Games wheelchair basketball tournament in Tampa, Florida, June 24, 2019. The 2019 Warrior Games consist of 13 Paralympic-style sports, and more than 300 athletes representing the U.S. Marine Corps, Army, Navy, Air Force, Special Operations Command, and five international teams.

Warrior Games 2019

 The Warrior Games were established in 2010 as a way to enhance the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded warriors and to...

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U.S. Marines display the American and Japanese flag attached to the M777’s for the Friendship Festival May 11, 2019, on Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan. The local community, Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force, and U.S. service members experience a day dedicated to Japanese and Marine Corps tradition and culture events. - U.S. Marines display the American and Japanese flag attached to the M777’s for the Friendship Festival May 11, 2019, on Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan. The local community, Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force, and U.S. service members experience a day dedicated to Japanese and Marine Corps tradition and culture events.

Friendship Festival

Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji annually hosts one of the largest community relations festivals between the U.S....

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Marines with the Silent Drill Platoon perform at the Statue of Liberty, May 26, 2019. Marines with the Battle Color Detachment performed at multiple venues during Fleet Week in New York City. - Marines with the Silent Drill Platoon perform at the Statue of Liberty, May 26, 2019. Marines with the Battle Color Detachment performed at multiple venues during Fleet Week in New York City.

Fleet Week

Fleet Week is a United States Navy, United States Marine Corps, and United States Coast Guard tradition in which active...

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