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Sergeant Charles Lopez (center), squad leader, 1st Squad, 2nd Platoon, Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, served with First of the First for eight years, his entire career. He's deployed in support of combat operations to Fallujah, Iraq, twice, once on the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and most recently deployed to Helmand province, Afghanistan, during 2011Lopez had the choice to transition to another duty station when he re-enlisted during 2009, but he chose to stay with First of the First so he can sharpen his skills as an infantry rifleman and an antitank missileman. Lopez is a native of San Antonio. - Sergeant Charles Lopez (center), squad leader, 1st Squad, 2nd Platoon, Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, served with First of the First for eight years, his entire career. He's deployed in support of combat operations to Fallujah, Iraq, twice, once on the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and most recently deployed to Helmand province, Afghanistan, during 2011Lopez had the choice to transition to another duty station when he re-enlisted during 2009, but he chose to stay with First of the First so he can sharpen his skills as an infantry rifleman and an antitank missileman. Lopez is a native of San Antonio.

Lieutenant Col. Robert Rice, commanding officer, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, passes the noncommissioned officer sword to Sgt. Maj. Carlos Ruiz, incoming sergeant major, 3rd Bn., 5th Marines, during a relief and appointment ceremony here, Sept. 20, 2013. Relief and appointment ceremonies are one of the many traditions upheld in the Marine Corps today, which involves the passing of the noncommissioned officer sword from the outgoing sergeant major to the oncoming. The passing of the sword signifies the transfer of responsibilities and accountability from one senior enlisted Marine to another. - Lieutenant Col. Robert Rice, commanding officer, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, passes the noncommissioned officer sword to Sgt. Maj. Carlos Ruiz, incoming sergeant major, 3rd Bn., 5th Marines, during a relief and appointment ceremony here, Sept. 20, 2013. Relief and appointment ceremonies are one of the many traditions upheld in the Marine Corps today, which involves the passing of the noncommissioned officer sword from the outgoing sergeant major to the oncoming. The passing of the sword signifies the transfer of responsibilities and accountability from one senior enlisted Marine to another.

2nd Bn., 4th Marines participates in distributed maneuver exercise
Feb. 16, 2024 | 2:18
U.S. Marines with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, participate in a Marine Air-Ground Task Force distributed maneuver exercise as part of Service Level Training Exercise 2-24 at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Feb. 12-16, 2024. The maneuver exercise prepares Marines for future conflicts by conducting offensive and defensive live-fire and maneuver training scenarios within an austere training environment. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Anita Ramos)

U.S. Marines with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, participate in a Marine Air-Ground Task Force distributed maneuver exercise as part of Service Level Training Exercise 2-24 at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Feb. 12-16, 2024. The maneuver exercise prepares Marines for future conflicts by conducting offensive and defensive live-fire and maneuver training scenarios within an austere training environment. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Anita Ramos)

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2nd Bn., 4th Marines participates in distributed maneuver exercise

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2nd Bn., 4th Marines participates in distributed maneuver exercise

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Sgt. Nate Bullock: four more for the Corps

Feb. 16, 2024 | 1:40

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2nd Bn., 5th Marines trains for tactical recovery of aircraft, personnel

Feb. 7, 2024 | 2:00

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2nd Bn., 5th Marines trains for tactical recovery of aircraft, personnel

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The Blue Diamond and Korean Marines: 70 years of history

Feb. 6, 2024 | 2:04

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The Blue Diamond and Korean Marines: 70 years of history

Feb. 6, 2024 | 2:04

1st MARDIV holds colors rededication ceremony

Feb. 2, 2024 | 1:44

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1st MARDIV holds colors rededication ceremony

Feb. 2, 2024 | 1:44

U.S. Marines conduct sUAS, mortar integration training

Feb. 2, 2024 | 1:30

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U.S. Marines conduct sUAS, mortar integration training

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Steel Knight 23.2

Dec. 12, 2023 | 3:14

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Steel Knight 23.2

Dec. 12, 2023 | 3:14

Steel Knight 23.2: 5th Marines prepares fresh chow

Dec. 8, 2023 | 1:19

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Steel Knight 23.2: 5th Marines prepares fresh chow

Dec. 8, 2023 | 1:19

Reel: Steel Knight 23.2: 3rd Bn., 4th Marines conducts live-fire ranges

Dec. 7, 2023 | 0:28

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Reel: Steel Knight 23.2: 3rd Bn., 4th Marines conducts live-fire ranges

Dec. 7, 2023 | 0:28

Steel Knight 23.2: CLB-5 rehearses evacuation control center procedures

Dec. 4, 2023 | 1:00

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Steel Knight 23.2: CLB-5 rehearses evacuation control center procedures

Dec. 4, 2023 | 1:00

Steel Knight 23.2: Fox Co., 2nd Bn., 5th Marines reinforces embassy  

Dec. 2, 2023 | 2:02

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Steel Knight 23.2: Fox Co., 2nd Bn., 5th Marines reinforces embassy  

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Steel Knight 23.2: 2nd Bn., 5th Marines seizes airfield

Dec. 2, 2023 | 1:45

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Steel Knight 23.2: 2nd Bn., 5th Marines seizes airfield

Dec. 2, 2023 | 1:45

Teaser: Steel Knight 23.2

Nov. 17, 2023 | 0:40

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Teaser: Steel Knight 23.2

Nov. 17, 2023 | 0:40

1st CEB hosts annual sapper squad competition

Oct. 19, 2023 | 2:10

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1st CEB hosts annual sapper squad competition

Oct. 19, 2023 | 2:10

Marines with 1st Bn., 1st Marines participate in MTX 5-23

Oct. 2, 2023 | 2:35

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Marines with 1st Bn., 1st Marines participate in MTX 5-23

Oct. 2, 2023 | 2:35

Marines with 3rd Assault Amphibian Bn. take part in Bright Star 23

Sept. 15, 2023 | 2:41

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Marines with 3rd Assault Amphibian Bn. take part in Bright Star 23

Sept. 15, 2023 | 2:41

1st MARDIV Band performs ‘Tonada de Luna Llena’

Aug. 31, 2023 | 3:43

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1st MARDIV Band performs ‘Tonada de Luna Llena’

Aug. 31, 2023 | 3:43

1st Battalion, 4th Marines; Chilean naval infantry conduct bilateral cold weather training

Aug. 26, 2023 | 2:38

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1st Battalion, 4th Marines; Chilean naval infantry conduct bilateral cold weather training

Aug. 26, 2023 | 2:38

U.S. Marines Participate in Talisman Sabre 23

Aug. 5, 2023 | 2:43

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U.S. Marines Participate in Talisman Sabre 23

Aug. 5, 2023 | 2:43

U.S., Philippine Marines participate in Marine Aviation Support Activity

July 26, 2023 | 2:51

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U.S., Philippine Marines participate in Marine Aviation Support Activity

July 26, 2023 | 2:51

1st MARDIV Band performs at Disneyland for Independence Day

July 3, 2023 | 1:03

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1st MARDIV Band performs at Disneyland for Independence Day

July 3, 2023 | 1:03

2nd Bn., 11th Marines becomes first Marine unit to fire NMESIS missiles

June 29, 2023 | 2:24

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2nd Bn., 11th Marines becomes first Marine unit to fire NMESIS missiles

June 29, 2023 | 2:24

Students, Transition Training Unit complete test with ACV

June 15, 2023 | 2:10

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Students, Transition Training Unit complete test with ACV

June 15, 2023 | 2:10

Marines hold precision fires comparative assessment

June 14, 2023 | 2:07

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Marines hold precision fires comparative assessment

June 14, 2023 | 2:07

1st Marine Division Band celebrates AAPI Heritage Month

May 19, 2023 | 2:26

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1st Marine Division Band celebrates AAPI Heritage Month

May 19, 2023 | 2:26

2nd Bn., 7th Marines trains with U.S. Air Force during readiness exercise

May 12, 2023 | 3:18

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2nd Bn., 7th Marines trains with U.S. Air Force during readiness exercise

May 12, 2023 | 3:18

REEL: 2nd Bn., 7th Marines trains with U.S. Air Force during readiness exercise

May 5, 2023 | 0:48

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REEL: 2nd Bn., 7th Marines trains with U.S. Air Force during readiness exercise

May 5, 2023 | 0:48

Exercise Garnet Rattler: Training JTACs to support Marines on the ground

April 29, 2023 | 6:01

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Exercise Garnet Rattler: Training JTACs to support Marines on the ground

April 29, 2023 | 6:01

Recon Marines, Indonesian Korps Marinir participate in annual reconnaissance exercise

April 10, 2023 | 2:20

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Recon Marines, Indonesian Korps Marinir participate in annual reconnaissance exercise

April 10, 2023 | 2:20

"War Dogs" trained, evaluated as designated marksmen

March 17, 2023 | 2:17

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"War Dogs" trained, evaluated as designated marksmen

March 17, 2023 | 2:17

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