The project came about at the request of the US Marine Corps in their idea to expand their use of social media and use Instagram more and successfully. The idea of the embed was born of the brainstorm session the Marines and Instagram had. This was the first time ever that Instagram facilitated embedding photographers from the Instagram community with the US military. I had the honor and privilege of spending time on The USS Bataan with the Marines of 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines with three other incredible photojournalists , riding from Norfolk,Virginia all the way back to NYC, documenting the Marines( mainly. sorry my heart is always with the Corps) and the Sailors. heres the gallery.