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How did the British Bull Dog become the Marine Corps Mascot?

Question: How did the British Bull Dog become the Marine Corps Mascot?Answer: According to Marine Corps tradition, German soldiers facing the Marines at Belleau Wood called them teufelhunden. These were the devil dogs of Bavarian folklore - vicio Read More

Phonetic Alphabet

A phonetic alphabet is a list of words used to identify letters in a message transmitted by radio or telephone. Spoken words from an approved list are substituted for letters. For example, the word "Navy" would be "November Alfa Victor Yankee" when s Read More

Why are Marines Known as Devil Dogs?

Question: Why are Marines Known as Devil Dogs?Answer:  On June 12 and 13, 1918, Marines fought the Battle of Belleau Wood in France. The valor of the Fourth Marine Brigade was such that the wood is now called "Bois de la Brigade de Marin Read More

Why are Marines called Leathernecks?

Question: Why are Marines called Leathernecks?Answer: Leatherneck: A U.S. Marine. (The Marine uniform originally had a leather-lined collar). Since the days of the Barbary pirates, U.S. Marines have called themselves "leathernecks." Legend and lo Read More

When was the Battle of Chapultepec?

Question: When was the Battle of Chapultepec?Answer: The Battle of Chapultepec is the Marine Corps’ 1847 victory at the Mexican Palacio Nacional, also known as the “Halls of Montezuma,”  which is immortalized in the Marines Read More

Why Do some Marines in Dress Blues have a Red Stripe on their uniforms and others do not?

Question: Why Do some Marines in Dress Blues have a Red Stripe on their uniforms and others do not?Answer: The scarlet "blood stripe" runs down each trouser leg of the dress blues worn by Non-Commissioned Officers, Staff Non-Commissioned Officers Read More

How can I submit my web site to this site?

Question: How can I submit my web site to this site?Answer: To submit your site to the Marine Corps League - Westchester County Detachment web site for consideration to be listed in our links section please use the following link to Contact Webmas Read More

Oath of Enlistment

Enlisted:I (state your name) do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same and that I will obey t Read More

Staff NCO (Non-Commissioned Officer) Creed

I am a Staff Non-Commissioned Officer in the United States Marine Corps.As such, I am a member of the most unique group of professional military practitioners in the world.I am bound by duty to God, Country, and my fellow Marines to execute the d Read More

NCO (Non-Commissioned Officer) Creed

I am the backbone of the United States Marine Corps, I am a Marine Non-Commissioned Officer.I serve as part of the vital link between my commander (and all officers) and enlisted Marines.I will never forget who I am or what I represent.I will c Read More

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