From the Persian Gulf to the Coral Sea: Your Marines around the globe this week


This week, Marines around the world are battling drug trafficking in Guatemala, training with Dutch, British and Spanish counterparts in western Africa, and providing embassy security in Libya, along with a host of other forward-deployed missions.

Here are the latest available status of forces totals:

Active duty: 195, 231

Selected Marine Corps Reserve: 39, 984

–Reservists on active duty: 2,266

Featured photo of the week: A Marine assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit signs autographs for children at a cultural exchange community service program at Bidau Akadiru-hun school in Dili, Timor-Leste. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Lindahl)


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