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  1. Sam Folsom, born July 24, 1920 in Quincy, Massachusetts, was one of the first echelon of 17 Marine fighter pilots with Marine Fighter Squadron (VMF) 121 tasked with defending Guadalcanal. He is also one of the last living Marine Corps WWII combat pilot.
    World War II veteran Sam Folsom flew the Grumman F4F Wildcat during his time of service in Guadalcanal in late 1942. His squadron, Marine Fighter Squadron 121, was the highest scoring Marine fighter squadron of WWII and received the presidential unit citation. During Folsom’s time with VMF-121, he shot down three total enemy aircrafts and received the Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross. (Courtesy Photo)
  2. Marines from units across 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing provided assets and personnel during Northern Lightning 18-2, a joint training exercise at Volk Field Counterland Training Center, Camp Douglas, Wis. Aug. 13-24.
    Minds behind the flight: MAG-13 mechanics support Northern
  3. As the Marines Corps Hymn boasts, Marines must be prepared to operate in any clime and place whether
    Pfc. Alejandro Lazcano, a rifleman with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, participates in a hike during Mountain Training Exercise 4-18 aboard Mountain Warfare Training Center Bridgeport, Calif., July 30, 2018.
  4. On August 13, 1918, Pvt. Opha May Johnson became the first in a line of just over 300 women to join the United States Marine Corps. Today, exactly 100 years later, women are continuing that legacy, helping the Marine Corps progress in leaps and bounds.
  5. Marine Wing Support Detachment 31 conducted an aircraft recovery convoy exercise during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Aug. 2, 2018.