Marine Corps Birthday Ball Message 2017

The Marine Corps birthday has been celebrated each year since General Lejeune himself instituted the tradition in 1921. On 10 November, 1775, the Continental Congress resolved, “That two Battalions of Marines be raised….” in founding our beloved Corps. Marines all over the world celebrate the birthday with a ball (as able), cake, and the reading of General Lejeune’s message. The Marine Corps birthday video Additionally, each … Continue reading Marine Corps Birthday Ball Message 2017

Battles Won Marine Corps commercial

Battles Won: New 2017 Marine Corps Commercial

We have a motivating new Marine Corps commercial! It utilizes the new slogan or tagline “Battles Won.” Incredible homage to our illustrious history and values… But do you feel like there’s something missing? Battles aren’t won solely on the field That’s a common misconception Battles are won within Over enemies of fear Enemies of doubt In that place where promises are kept Promises to oneself … Continue reading Battles Won: New 2017 Marine Corps Commercial

The History of Marine Corps Officer Candidates School

Throughout history, the road to becoming a commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps has generally begun with one of several programs at Officer Candidates School (OCS): Officer Candidates Class (OCC) Platoon Leaders Class (PLC) or The Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) Each course is designed to educate and train officer candidates in Marine Corps knowledge and skills within a controlled, challenging, and chaotic … Continue reading The History of Marine Corps Officer Candidates School

Chesty Puller with his Hands in Pockets (or Out of Regs)

Somebody had to do it. Here’s a permanent page to host any and all pictures of Chesty Puller with his hands in his pockets, out of regs, or generally looking awesome. Lieutenant Chesty with his hands in his pockets while deployed The Battle of Agua Carta was an engagement between the National Guard of Nicaragua and the rebels of Augusto César Sandino in 1932. It was … Continue reading Chesty Puller with his Hands in Pockets (or Out of Regs)

Celebrating the Marine Corps Birthday

The Marine Corps birthday has been celebrated each year since General Lejeune himself instituted the tradition in 1921. On 10 November, 1775, the Continental Congress resolved, “That two Battalions of Marines be raised….” Marines all over the world celebrate the birthday with a ball (as able), cake, and the reading of General Lejeune’s message: HEADQUARTERS U.S. MARINE CORPS Washington, November 1, 1921 (1) On November 10, … Continue reading Celebrating the Marine Corps Birthday

United States Marine Corps History: “To the Shores of Tripoli”

By 2ndLt. Dominic Galante This famous line from the Marine Corps Hymn has its origin in the Barbary War of the early 19th century. In the late 1700s and early 1800s, the kingdoms of North Africa, called Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli—today, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya, respectively—conducted piracy in the Mediterranean Sea against American and European shipping. In 1785, the U.S. agreed to pay Algiers an … Continue reading United States Marine Corps History: “To the Shores of Tripoli”

United States Marine Corps History: “Resolved, That Two Battalions of Marines Be Raised”

The story of the United States Marine Corps begins before there even was a United States to speak of. The “Birthday” of the Corps The colonial predecessor to the Marine Corps was formed before independence was even declared. On 10th November 1775, the Second Continental Congress authorized the creation of two battalions of Marines. This date has famously become the birthday of the Marine Corps, … Continue reading United States Marine Corps History: “Resolved, That Two Battalions of Marines Be Raised”