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The 229th Anniversary of the U.S. Marine Corps
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U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. William Cooper, career retention specialist, Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242 stands at attention as General Lejeune's historic birthday message is read during the squadron's 229th Marine Corps Birthday ceremony Nov. 6 at Al Asad, Iraq. The squadron decided to celebrate the birthday early due to expected operations in Fallujah. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Chad McMeen
U.S. Marines in Kabul Mark Corps' 229th Birthday
KABUL, Afghanistan , Nov. 11, 2004 – United States Marines across the globe paused Wednesday, Nov. 10, to mark the 229 th birthday of the United States Marine Corps. Like those who have gone before them and those who will undoubtedly come after, Marines assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan also paused to honor the passing of yet another year in the history of their beloved Corps. | Full Text |
2004 Marine Corps Birthday Message
from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Happy 229th Birthday to the United States Marine Corps. Marines have built a legacy of warfighting excellence that has endured throughout our Nation's history — a history that continues to be written every day around the globe. The word "Marine" continues to inspire fear in our enemies, hope for those in need, and trust on the part of our allies.
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Corps' Values Remain Unchanged for 229 Years
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2004 – Two hundred twenty-nine years ago, Marines came ashore from sailing ships; today they come off large amphibious ships. But the service's core values have remained the same, the top Marine general said. "The young Marines today … are emulating the warrior ethic that the Marines who went before established," Marine Commandant Gen. Michael W. Hagee said Nov. 5 in an interview with the Pentagon Channel and American Forces Press Service. | Story |
Boot Camp Teaches Recruits to 'Do the Right Thing'
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2004 – Marines who routinely practice self-discipline are the desired result of 12 weeks of arduous training, explained a Marine drill instructor at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. Tough training on parade fields and rifle ranges, in swimming pools and in bivouac sites molds Marine recruits into the world's best and most flexible infantry, Staff Sgt. Matthew M. James noted. | Story |
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Nina N. Garcia
'I wanted something more'
Marine Corps Recruit Nina N. GarciaMARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT PARRIS ISLAND, S.C., Nov. 9, 2004 — "I wanted something more" out of life, Marine Corps Recruit Nina N. Garcia said a few days before she was to graduate from recruit training here.
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Joseph E. Solinger
'I wasn't disciplined enough'
Marine Corps Recruit Joseph E. SolingerMARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT PARRIS ISLAND, S.C., Nov. 8, 2004 – "I wasn't disciplined enough for college," said Marine Corps recruit Joseph E. Solinger.
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U.S Marine Corps 1st Lt. Pritha Mahadevan, intelligence officer, Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242, reads a message from the Commandant as the squadron celebrated the 229th Marine Corps Birthday Nov. 6 at Al Asad, Iraq. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Chad McMeen
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Nearly 200 Marines from Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242 celebrated the 229th Marine Corps Birthday Nov. 6 while deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II at Al Asad, Iraq. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Chad McMeen
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