Source: U.S. ARMY PHOTO, SGT. DANIEL LOVE, 7TH SFG(A) PAO/MARSOC 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) soldiers move alongside each other during urban combat training at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. They are armed with the MK 18 carbine, a modified M4A1 with a shortened 10.3-inch barrel and fitted with a close quarters battle receiver (CQBR). Marines speak their own language. Fred Pushies, author of MARSOC: U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations Command, shares a little “Marine Speak.”
U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command, conducting a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel exercise, Aug. 29, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Trever Statz)
Marine Raiders - As of 2015, the Marine Special Operations Regiment, serving under the United States Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC), was renamed the Marine Raider Regiment. This change was implemented to better show that modern Marine special operations forces trace their lineage and heritage back to the WWII Raiders. Individual Marines of the Marine Raider Regiment are once again called Marine Raiders.
Retired Air Force Col. Gary West took a break from his 2,500 mile bicycle Patriot Honor Ride from Lubec, Maine to Key West, Florida, to be a part of a special flag folding ceremony on Marine Corps Air Station New River honoring fallen service members.