usmcmuseum On this date in history... April 1, 1945: The land invasion of the Battle of Okinawa--code named Operation Iceberg--began. It would be the largest amphibious landing of the Pacific War.

Three Marine divisions, four Army divisions and the U.S. Navy would fight on land, air and sea for 82 days to secure the island. ‪#‎TDIH‬#‎USMC‬#‎Marines‬#‎WWII‬
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usmcmuseum It's official! We broke ground on the Final Phase expansion of the Museum last Friday, March 27, 2015. The expansion will roll out in phases over the next five years. See our website for full details. http://j.mp/nmmcexpansion #Marines #USMC #History 3w

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usmcmuseum Women Marines shared their experiences and their gear with families today during our Women in the Marine Corps Family Day event. Join us next month for our Celebration of the Military Child Family Day on April 11th. #Marines #History 1mon

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usmcmuseum The construction demising wall continues to take shape in our Leatherneck Gallery. Later this month we will have a ground breaking ceremony to officially mark the launch of our Final Phase Expansion. Stay tuned for updates! #Marines #museum #Free 1mon

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usmcmuseum In 2010, Marine Sgt. Luis Hernandez was on patrol in Marjah, Afghanistan with the 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment when an improvised explosive device went off next to him and riddled his body with shrapnel. His flak jacket (pictured here) -- and prompt medical care -- saved his life.
Recently, Hernandez shared his experience with us, and donated the flak jacket to the Museum. It will be added to our artifacts collection and used to tell the history of Marjah Marines. ‪#‎Marines‬#‎USMC‬#‎SemperFi‬
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usmcmuseum "The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next five hundred years.” ~ James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, 23 February 1945
#TDIH #Marines #SemperFi #USMC #WWII
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usmcmuseum Flag raising on Iwo Jima

On this date, 70 years ago a patrol on Iwo Jima led by Marine Lt. Harold Schrier raised a small flag on the summit of Mt. Suribachi.

Later, a larger flag was raised by five Marines and a Corpsman on the mountain, and photographer Joe Rosenthal snapped this shot that would forever be a symbol of the Marine Corps.
Oorah! Semper Fidelis!
#TDIH #Marines #WWII #OTD
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  •   nicolesflower Semper Fi! 2mon
  •   sgtvch Thank God our Marines fought through the battle at great cost & our flag was raised in victory on Iwo Jima. But notice the rubble of war at their feet. Freedom has away been won & maintained by rough men who are willing to sacrifice & fight for it's worth. Oorah. 2mon

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usmcmuseum And the Oscar goes to....the Marine Corps!

Did you know that the Corps won an Oscar? The Marine Corps was presented the award at the 1945 Academy Awards for the film “With the Marines at Tarawa”. The film depicts the bloody battle between the Marines and the Japanese on the island of Tarawa during World War II. It was so graphic that President Roosevelt had to approve its release to the public. The Oscar is on display in our World War II gallery. #Oscars #Marines #USMC #Oscars2015
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usmcmuseum Happening now at the Museum--Marines visit with Hershel "Woody" Williams, the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient of the Battle of Iwo Jima. #Marines #IwoJima 2mon

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usmcmuseum Battle of Iwo Jima 70th Anniversary: Artifact Display

Stop by the Museum today, Friday (Feb 20) from 10 AM - 2 PM, and see newly acquired and seldom seen artifacts associated with the Battle of Iwo Jima.
On display will be a uniform from Iwo Jima flag raiser James Michels, combat uniforms, art work and weapons. Our curators also will be on hand to share details on the artifacts and answer any questions you may have.
#Marines #WWII #IwoJima #TDIH
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usmcmuseum Today marks the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima. Watch as #Marines storm the beach on Feb 19, 1945. #Oorah! #USMC #TDIH 2mon

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usmcmuseum Happy Presidents Day and Happy Birthday George Washington! #PresidentsDay #Marines 2mon

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usmcmuseum Happy Valentine's Day! We love our visitors! Come visit!
We are open every day (except Christmas Day) 9 AM - 5 PM.
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usmcmuseum "Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue." -- Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN #WWII #History #Marines 2mon

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usmcmuseum Winners of our annual MRE Cook-off Golden Canteen Cup...sisters, Tracy and Kathryn Gamble! Congratulations! #Marine #MRE 2mon
  •   baltimoremarines Why did they win? What recipe did they create? 2mon
  •   usmcmuseum The Gambles made meatballs with marinara and rigatoni noodles, and beef pot-stickers. The judges loved it! 2mon

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usmcmuseum Happening now! Chefs are battling it out in our annual MRE Cook-off! Can an MRE taste good?? #Marines #MRE 2mon

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usmcmuseum And so it begins...the first step in our "Final Phase" expansion begins with the erection of a construction wall in Leatherneck Gallery. The wall will cover the noise and dust of the construction. The expansion will add 120,000 sqft to the Museum and provide space for two new historical galleries, a large format theater, an art gallery, classrooms and more. The new galleries and spaces will open in phases over the next 5 years. Check back often for updates! #Marines #history #semperfi 3mon
  •   larisaednie A good photo. Check out www.smfollowers.com -- to have more likes and followers. See ya!!! 3mon
  •   nram33 I went there it is a amazing place I had. Great time i recommend it to anyone 3mon
  •   miz0311 Can't wait to see the new "Fallujah" exhibit in 2016 2mon

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usmcmuseum Great #museumselfie @sgtvch! Thanks for visiting! 3mon
  •   sgtvch Thanks, I will look forward to my next visit. Semper Fi. 3mon
  •   davidhuey Nice job, dad! (@sgtvch) 3mon

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usmcmuseum It's #Museumselfie day! Check out our docent, retired #Marine Bill Henry's #selfie in front of the flag that was raised on Iwo Jima-- located in our WWII gallery (Note: No flash photography.) We would love to see your #Museumselfie! Please tag #USMCMuseum in your selfie! 3mon

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