Thursday, November 10, 2011

USMC - 236th Birthday




By Akindman 
(SCPO Retired)


The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for providing power projection from the sea, using the mobility of the United States Navy to deliver combined-arms task forces rapidly. It is one of seven uniformed services of the United States. In the civilian leadership structure of the United States military, the Marine Corps is a component of the United States Department of the Navy, often working closely with U.S. naval forces for training, transportation, and logistic purposes; however, in the military leadership structure the Marine Corps is a separate branch. (Wikipedia)


The United States Marine Corps serves as an expeditionary force-in-readiness. As outlined in 10 U.S.C. § 5063 and as originally introduced under the National Security Act of 1947, it has three primary areas of responsibility:
  • The seizure or defense of advanced naval bases and other land operations to support naval campaigns;
  • The development of tactics, technique, and equipment used by amphibious landing forces in coordination with the Army and Air Force; and
  • Such other duties as the President may direct. (Wikipedia)



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXpUcRVzV1s

The Marine motto Semper Fidelis means always faithful in Latin 


Today we honor and celebrate the United States Marine Corps Birthday and their annual Marine Corps Ball this evening – an event that in rich in tradition, remembering those before them, the present and those who will follow.

Happy Birthday Marines!!
Semper Fi

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