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My son, My Marine

 

My son joined the Marines in 2006. I was floored. We had no military in our family at all so this was out of the blue. Best decision he ever made.

Author: Mother of a Marine

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Being an interpreter, speaking Arabic language

 

Corporal Mohamed Mohamed describes how serving as an interpreter in the Marine Corps has given him opportunities to travel the world—while also defending his country.

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Capt Keystella Mitchel

 

Captain Keystella Mitchel embraced the challenge of becoming a Marine Officer. Over her 15-year career, she has witnessed the abundance of opportunities for African Americans in the Marine Corps.

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LtCol Al Trimble

 

Lieutenant Colonel Al Trimble believes in the opportunities the Marine Corps presents each Marine, such as a path to a college degree. He talks about the ways in which the Corps teaches Marines to acquire knowledge and skills more effectively.

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I Was a Very Young Marine

 

I was 15 when I arrived at Parris Island in 1954. Only in the last few years have I realized what an accomplishment this was. During the 12 weeks of boot camp we lost about 8 or 9 to wash out. I wound up in the FMF at Camp LeJeune.

Author: Former Marine

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Salary Information

 

While training and serving, your Marine will earn a salary comparable to that of civilian opportunities so that he or she can continue to be self-sufficient or care for a family.

 
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Phase One complete

 

My husband just received a letter from our son, who has successfully completed Phase One.

Author: Mother of a Marine

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Conquering Life

 

I enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve at the age of 17. It has always been a dream for me to serve in the Marine Corps and in 2001, the opportunity arrived.

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: What’s the difference between enlisting and becoming an officer? A: Enlisted Marines make up the majority of the Marine Corps and include ranks from Private to Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps.

 
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Educator’s workshop: Dinner and a Movie

 

At dinner, we watched Life As A Marine, a film that follows Marines from boot camp to combat training to various MOS assignments.

Author: Friend of a Marine

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