2007 Photo Galleries

“Marines believe in nothing more strongly than the Corps’ uniqueness and superiority, and this undying faith in its own exceptionalism is what has made the Marines one of the sharpest, swiftest tools of American military power.”

The making of the Modern Marine Corps, Aaron B. O’Connell 2012

Adjutant & Commandant.JPG
Adjutant & Commandant.JPG (mcladmin)
2 views
Commandant Rich.JPG
Commandant Rich.JPG (mcladmin)
1 view
cookout.JPG
cookout.JPG (mcladmin)
1 view
Food preping.JPG
Food preping.JPG (mcladmin)
1 view
Harmonic player.JPG
Harmonic player.JPG (mcladmin)
1 view
Idaho State Veterans Home.JPG
Idaho State Veterans Home.JPG (mcladmin)
1 view
National Anthem.JPG
National Anthem.JPG (mcladmin)
0 views
Ralph,John & Roy, 10_05_2008.JPG
Ralph,John & Roy, 10_05_2008.JPG (mcladmin)
1 view
Serving up the Vets.JPG
Serving up the Vets.JPG (mcladmin)
0 views


“Marine culture may not have been unique or exceptional, but it was so to them, and in the end, that made all the difference. At the root of the Marines’ ideas about themselves were narratives of exceptionalism-an ideology that made them feel separate from and superior to everyone else, both soldiers and civilians. This exceptionalism, with its attendant sentiments of insularity and mistrust of outsiders, was the first of Marine Corps culture.”

The making of the Modern Marine Corps, Aaron B. O’Connell 2012