U.S. Marine Corps Women’s Reservists work on a PBJ-1, a U.S. Navy designation of the B-25 Mitchell bomber. Faced with manpower shortages, the United States Marine Corps Women’s Reserve was officially established on 13 February 1943. On 13 March 1943, just one month after the Marine Corps began accepting women, the first class of officer candidates began their training. Nearly 19,000 women would complete their training at New River, North Carolina during the course of the war. The women were assigned to over 200 different jobs, among them: radio operator, auto mechanic, photographer, parachute rigger, driver, aerial gunnery instructor, quartermaster, control tower operator, motion picture operator, telegraph operator, cryptographer, post exchange manager, stenographer and agriculturist. They would serve as the trained nucleus for possible mobilization emergencies. Cherry Point, North Carolina, U.S.A. 9 March 1945.

In honor of the end of the Second World War, ICS has pulled out all the stops in crafting this stunning 70th anniversary tribute rifle, released to honor all the men and women who fought for liberty and freedom in both the European and Pacific theaters. The ICS Limited Edition Gold M1 Garand is recreated here in Airsoft form, with no detail over looked, from the real wood stock, individually crafted and stained, to the metal receiver and barrel finished in a gorgeous gold tone. Whether you’re patrolling the fields of France, landing on the beaches of Iwo Jima or even just displaying this rifle on your wall, it is sure to be noticed and is a fitting tribute to the greatest generation. The M1 Garand originated in 1936 was the first semi-automatic rifle to be generally issued to the US Armed Forces. It replaced the older standard issue bolt-action M1903 and was extensively used throughout World War II, the Korean War, and some of Vietnam. Regarded as “the greatest battle implement ever devised” by General George S Patton, the M1 Garand has a long history and even lengthier service record.

The ICS M1 Garand does some serious justice to its real-steel counterpart. Outfitted with a beautiful real wood stock, full-metal barrel and trigger assembly, and 1:1 replicated look and feel it is definitely an Airsoft gun that will be a great addition to any player’s arsenal, whether it be a collector’s piece or used on a regular basis. The ICS M1 Garand also comes with a sturdy full metal 6mm / 8mm bearing hybrid gearbox providing and a long service life.

Visit our website for more information on the ICS Gold Limited Edition 8mm M1 Garand 70th Anniversary Airsoft AEG!

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15th MEU Marines Demo MV-22B Ospreys Raid Force Capabilities

Rct. Dallas J. Ray, Platoon 2050, Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, responds to orders during an incentive training session May 5, 2015, on Parris Island, S.C. Discipline, defined as the instant and will obedience to all orders, respect for authority and self-reliance, is a key trait drill instructors must instill in recruits, like Ray, 19, from Schenectady, N.Y. Golf Company is scheduled to graduate July 10, 2015. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915. Today, approximately 20,000 recruits come to Parris Island annually for the chance to become United States Marines by enduring 13 weeks of rigorous, transformative training. Parris Island is home to entry-level enlisted training for 50 percent of males and 100 percent of females in the Marine Corps. (Photo by Sgt. Jennifer Schubert)

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Heavy Huey Raid by 1st Marine Division (HD)

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A few favorite shots taken from a recent family shoot I did. It was trying, but the good ones made it all the worth while. I enjoyed capturing their moments, beauty, and love.

Locations: Browns Island, Richmond, Virginia & The Virignia War Memorial, Richmond, Virginia