marine force recon

An Army Ranger, a Recon Marine, a Navy SEAL, and a member of Delta Force are sitting around a camp fire. The Army Ranger, bragging about his exploits says “You guys aren’t so tough, I once parachuted down, marched fifty miles, and killed everyone in sight.” The Recon Marine is unimpressed, and says, “That’s nothing, I once made a beach landing, marched 60 miles, and killed everyone in sight.” The SEAL is unimpressed, he says “That’s nothing, I once swam 10 miles to shore, marched 70 miles, and killed everyone in sight with my bare hands.” Thoroughly impressed, they all look over at the Delta Force member, and he’s dead silent, just stirring the coals of the fire with his dick.

“Success within a brotherhood is defined as taking care of your brothers. That’s the bottom line. Everybody comes home.”




Ferguson Venom.

U.S. Marines with 1st Force Reconnaissance Company, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force perform a helocast training exercise out of a UH-1Y Venom at Ferguson Lake, near Yuma, Arizona. The exercise is part of Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) 1-16, a seven-week training event hosted by Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) cadre. MAWTS-1 provides standardized tactical training and certification of unit instructor qualifications to support Marine Aviation Training and Readiness and assists in developing and employing aviation weapons and tactics. 

(U.S. Marine Corps photographs by Staff Sergeant Artur Shvartsberg, MAWTS-1 COMCAM, 3 OCT 2015.)

Pararescuemen, also known as PJs (Pararescue Jumpers), are United States Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) and Air Combat Command (ACC) operatives tasked with recovery and medical treatment of personnel in humanitarian and combat environments. These special operations units are also used to support NASA missions and have been used to recover astronauts after water landings. They are attached to other SOF teams from all branches to conduct other operations as appropriate. Of the 22 enlisted Air Force Cross recipients, 12 are Pararescuemen. They wear the maroon beret as a symbol of their elite status, and to symbolize the blood shed by past PJs, as well as the blood current PJs are willing to shed to save lives.

MEU Monday

U.S. Marines with the Force Reconnaissance Detachment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct a static-line jump from an MV-22B Osprey during Realistic Urban Training aboard Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., Dec. 4, 2014. These Marines make up the 15th MEUâs Maritime Raid Force. The purpose of RUT is to provide the MEU the opportunity to conduct training in unfamiliar environments in preparation for their upcoming deployment.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Anna Albrecht/Released)

Phrog SPIEs.

Reconnaissance Marines with Company C, 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, Marine Forces Reserve, conduct Special Patrol Insertion/Extraction, or SPIE rigging, out of a CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 774, to maintain their qualifications during Integrated Training Exercise 4-14. SPIE rigging permits quick extraction of Marines from a situation where a helicopter cannot land or is limited on time. Reserve training exercises like ITX 4-14 are imperative to maintaining readiness and integrating seamlessly with their active duty counterparts.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Codey Underwood, 11 JUN 2014.)