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The Women of the Afghanistan War
Hospital Corpsman Shannon Crowley, 22, US Navy Sailor working with the FET 1st Battalion 8th Marines, eats American snacks sent from home while studying, on November 17, 2010 in Musa Qala, Afghanistan. The women, many who volunteer for the 6.5 month deployment take a 10 week course at Camp Pendleton in California where they are trained for any possible situation, including learning Afghan customs and basic Pashtun language. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images
Happy Birthday Mr. Hot Marine
Marines~ The Marine Corps is defined as a 'force in readiness' and stands as the first responders to an executive order. Unlike the United States Army, the Marine Corps is geared to be a smaller, lighter, faster attack force. The Marine Corps specializes in amphibious assaults and in conjunction with the United States Navy, provides an unparalleled capability to project power from the sea.
Camp Pendleton is home of the largest Marine Corps base in the country and serves as the prime amphibious training base for Assault Craft Unit 5. Amphibious and sea-to-shore training takes place at several key points along the base's 17 miles of coastline. Did your service member train at Camp Pendleton? Were you stationed here? Tell us about it!