100 Years of The U.S. Marine Corps
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100 Years of The U.S. Marine Corps
The past of the U.S. Marines
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Heritage of the Corps

This is almost everything the marines have been involved in from the 18th century until current today.  It is very exact, precise and detailed. 

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Cadences

Marines run up to 12 kilometers or 'klicks,' a day sometimes.  They run to a song or cadence to keep their mind off the pain and distance of the run and to focus on the words and rythem, every word or sound is a step or two.

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Uniform for an officer

Uniform for an officer | 100 Years of The U.S. Marine Corps | Scoop.it

This is the 'dressed blues' for an officer,  it is a very high and prestiges rank to have.

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The Prelude

This saying has been used for a very long time and will remained being used until the end of the Corps.

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Tradition

Marines have held many traditions over the years but some have been dropped.  The boot camp has and always will be 12 weeks long.  But,  in the early to mid 1900's a drill instuctor was aloud to hit you and get away with it, now they can't without losing a rank and being fined.

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Marine boot camp

Marine Corps boot camp is the hardest boot camp in almost the entire world.  If you choose to move to another branch of the military you do not need to go through their basic training, but you have to go through Marine boot camp no matter what.

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Marine Corp Boot Camp 2

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sayings and nicknames

There are several names for each rank of the military. An 0-3-11, is just a grunt, also called 0-3-hump alot.

Acting Jack: assistant drill instructor

The Bricks: barracks or living quarters

There are many other acronyms and nick names for Marines and what they do her are a few of many.

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Uniforms

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This is the suit, or 'dressed blues for a simlpe enlisted man. The other is for an officer in the Corps.

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Eagle, Globe and Anchor

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There is no better symbol for the purpose to serve than the emblem every Marine earns: the Eagle, Globe and Anchor. The eagle represents the proud nation we defend. It stands at the ready with our coastlines in sight and the entire world within reach of its outstretched wings. The globe represents our worldwide presence. The anchor points both to the Marine Corps' naval heritage and its ability to access any coastline in the world. Together, the eagle, globe and anchor symbolize our commitment to defend our nation—in the air, on land and at sea.

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Rifleman's Creed

Rifleman's Creed

Every Marine is first and foremost, a rifleman. This becomes evident in the first days of Marine Corps Recruit Training, as all recruits since World War II have learned to recite the Rifleman's Creed.

This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.
My rifle, without me, is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless. I must fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will…

My rifle and myself know that what counts in this war is not the rounds we fire, the noise of our burst, nor the smoke we make. We know that it is the hits that count. We will hit...

My rifle is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its sights and its barrel. I will ever guard it against the ravages of weather and damage as I will ever guard my legs, my arms, my eyes and my heart against damage. I will keep my rifle clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will...

Before God, I swear this creed. My rifle and myself are the defenders of my country. We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviors of my life.

So be it, until victory is America's and there is no enemy, but peace!  This creed has been memorized since World War II.

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Marine Aviation

The marines have been in aviation for more than a decade and the numbers are getting larger and larger every year.

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