"Here Rests In Honored Glory An American Soldier Known But To God" Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, Washington DC 


"Here Rests In Honored Glory An American Soldier Known But To God"
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, Washington DC 

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Marines with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit fires at targets during a combat marksmanship training exercise aboard USS Bataan, April 22, 2011. 

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“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different…”
Time changes everything. ♥

Haha I think it’s fun that from the first gif to the last he only got 1 extra stripe…

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All along the watchtower

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Sgt. Thomas Block, a Bravo Company, 3rd Battlaion, 75th Ranger Regiment team leader, was wounded by an IED in October of 2013. Since that time, block has endured surgical procedures, while continuing to regain his strength.

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Marines with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force-Darwin, work as a unit to overtake objectives during a live-fire exercise at Bradshaw Field Training Area during Exercise Koolendong, August 2014. 


Members of a Marine Special Operations Team medically extract Naval Aircrewman 3rd Class Zachary Faltys, assigned to Helicopter Combat Squadron (HSC) 14, during a personnel evasion and recovery drill with during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Shannon E. Renfroe/Released)


Before Justin Baldridge came home from Afghanistan, a friend in his U.S. Marine unit who lost both of his legs, made him a promise: He would walk to his military buddy and give him a hug when he returned home.


Marines with Scout Sniper Platoon, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, sight down range and fire their M40A5, M110 SASS and M107 SASR Sniper Rifles as part of an unknown distance qualification range August 18, 2014, at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia, during Exercise Koolendong 14. 

I feel like I’m in boot camp
Boot Camp for Marine Girlfriends
I’m learning how to become self sufficient
I’m learning my true feelings for my man
I’m learning how to sleep on my own
To not eat, to not sleep, to be deprived of what was “normal living” for me
I’m being questioned and learning how to answer the hardest ones of all.

How do you do it without him?
Why do you put yourself through this?
Why do you stay with him?
My love, my body, and my mind are going through rigorous training.

My heart will face a Crucible
In the end I will come out a Marine Girlfriend
One that knows her duties, commitment, and place in the Marine Corps.
I will learn how to engage in conversation with complete strangers.
I will learn to use and be patient with the United States Post Office.

I will learn how to train my mind, not to break down every second of the day
I will do all of this in 13 weeks, miles away from my man.
And on his graduation day, I too will have accomplished something.
I will have stood behind him and stood there for myself.
I will come out with honor, courage, sacrifice,
and above all commitment to my Marine.

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