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Montford Point Marines

 

Breaking through racial barriers, the Montford Point Marines transformed the face of the Marine Corps. Their honor, courage and commitment played a critical role, not only in integrating the Marine Corps but also in some of our nation's greatest battles.

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Why the Marines?

 

Service in the Marine Corps appeals to sons, daughters or students like yours for many reasons, including selfless service, pride, legacy, challenge, and a sense of belonging.

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Share the Marine Corps’ 235th Birthday with our Marines

 

November 10th, 1775 marks the traditional birthday of the United States Marine Corps. Each year, on this date, the Marine Corps celebrates her birthday and what is considered the second birthday of all Marines.

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Why the Marines?

 

I’M A MARINE MOM. I am a 55-year-old Marine mother. My brother, whom I raised, did seven years in the Marines from 1976 to1983. His last station was near Victorville, California. My oldest son served four years as a Marine from 2000 to 2004.

Author: Mother of a Marine

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Footsteps to Marines

 

August of 2011 brought on one the most difficult challenges of my life...goodbye. We had been together for three and a half years at that point and had never been apart. We both lived in the same small town and had no idea what life was going to bring.

Author: Spouse of a Marine

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The Marine Corps Family

 

From the moment your son or daughter commits to becoming a Marine, the Marine Corps makes a commitment to them and you. Your family becomes part of ours: The Marine family.

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Marines

 

Hello! I was lucky enough to spend five years of my life training all facets of the Military in food preparation.

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What Is a Marine Poolee?

 

My oldest son is a Marine and due to distance and other obstacles did not participate fully in the Marine DEP (delayed entry program) to the fullest extent.

Author: Mother of a Marine

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The USMC doesn't just make great Marines

 

I read a lot of stories from moms and girlfriends, dads and brothers. We all talk about how we miss our loved ones while they are away. Our guys or gals are working so hard.

Author: Mother of a Marine

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The Marine Dichotomy

 

My son has wanted to be a Marine since he was just ten years old. He met with the local Marine Recruiter in the fall of 2011 and took the oath, becoming a poolee.

Author: Father of a Marine

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