· 1. Best haircut. Hands down. You can't have
a bad hair day with a high and tight. And you spend less on shampoo.
· 2. Dress blues. They're the coolest uniforms in
any military worldwide.
· 3. Bloused trousers. Another distinctive Marine
look that sets the proudest service members apart.
· 4. The rest of the Marine sea bag. From the Alphas
to the camouflage utilities, uniforms just look better on a Marine
than any other service member.
· 5. Marines don't wear dungarees.
· 6. Most respect I. When the Marines pulled out
of Haiti and Somalia, the media reported the U.S. military was
pulling out -- as if tens of thousands of Armytroops weren't still
in the country. Now that's respect.
· 7. Most respect II. When the Corps came back to
Haiti after 60 years, an old man on the Cap-Haitien beach said
· 8. Toughest mascot. The Marine Corps' is a bull
dog. The Navy's: a goat.
· 9. Esprit de Corps. Even if you can't spell it
or pronounce it, the Marine Corps has it in spades. One example:
When sailors get tattoos, they do it toexpress their individuality,
and their choices range from Betty Boop and Mickey Mouse to raging
sea serpents. When Marines get tattoos, they do it to express
their solidarity, and choose bull dogs, ``death before dishonor,''
· 10. Best war monument: Iwo Jima
· 11. The Marines invade, then go home. The Army
has to do the occupying.
· 12. The silent drill platoon. Just watching them
ply their trade makes you want to wear dress blues.
· 13. Status. Sailors live and work on ships. Marines
go for cruises -- then hit the shore.
· 14. Best fast attack vehicles: LAVs.
· 15. Best fighting knife: Ka-Bar.
· 16. Best duty assignments: Okinawa, Kaneohe Bay,
Camp Pendleton, Diego Garcia, Moscow, North Carolina. Plus any
ship at sea.
· 17. Worst duty assignments: Okinawa, Kaneohe Bay,
Camp Pendleton, Diego Garcia, Moscow, North Carolina. Plus any
ship at sea.
· 18. Most exotic duty assignments: Kuala Lumpur,
The White House.
· 19. Best phone number. Call 1-800-MARINES and you've
got the Corps. And if you're a civilian with the mettle to be
a Marine, a recruiter there will be happy to sign you up.
· 20. Toughest DIs. They're so tough that when the
Navy wants to train its officers, who do they call? 1-800-MARINES.
· 21. Toughest boot camp. When San Diego was still
training Navy recruits, legend has it that recruits occasionally
would jump the fence and accidentally land in Marine boot camp.
The Marines would keep them a couple of days, and when the recruits
were sent back, they were ready to be sailors!
· 22. Best motivational cry: Ooh-rah!
· 23. Best emblem: Eagle, globe and anchor.
· 24. Best campaign covers: The Smokey Bear hat.
· 25. Separate heads for enlisted and officers. Everywhere
else, officers and enlisted use the same pot.
· 26. The only official, congressionally sanctioned
hymn for any of the services: ``The Marines' Hymn.''
· From the Halls of Montezuma
· To the Shores of Tripoli;
· We fight our country's battles
· In the air, on land and sea;
· First to fight for right and freedom
· And to keep our honor clean;
· We are proud to claim the title of
· United States Marine.
· Our flag's unfurled to every breeze
· From dawn to setting sun;
· We have fought in every clime and place
· Where we could take a gun;
· In the snow of far off northern lands
· And in sunny tropic scenes;
· You will find us always on the job --
· United States Marines.
· Here's health to you and to our Corps
· Which we are proud to serve;
· In many a strife we've fought for life
· And never lost our nerve;
· If the Army and the Navy
· Ever look on Heaven's scenes,
· They will find the streets are guarded by
· United States Marines!!! OOOHrah.''
· 27. Best slogan I: "Once a Marine, always a Marine''
· 28. Best slogan II: "Tell that to the Marines''
· 29. Best slogan III: "Send in the Marines.''
· 30. Best nicknames I: Jarhead
· 31. Best nicknames II: Leatherneck
· 32. Best nicknames III: Devil Dog. Trivia question:
Where did this term come from? Answer: The German Army in World
War I, whose soldiers' greatest fear was running up against the
toughest American fighting men, the Marines. They called them
"teufelhunden,'' or Devil Dog.
· 33. Most remarkable airplane: The Harrier. No other
service's jets can take off and land on a dime.
· 34. Most dangerous airplane: The Harrier. Not a
simple science, but luckily more of a danger to the enemy than
to Marine fliers.
· 35. You're a Marine. Not a soldier or a troop.
· 36. That's Marines, with a capital M.
· 37. Tradition! The Corps is older than the republic
· 38. Marines symbolize: Discipline, courage, honor,
commitment, valor, patriotism, military virtue.
· 39. Best recruiting gimmick I: Those darn Knights-in-Shining-Armor
· 40. Best recruiting gimmick II: ``We're looking
for a few good men.'' OK, they left out women. The Corps is looking
for a few good women, too.
· 41. Best recruiting gimmick III: ``If you have
the mettle to be a Marine.''
· 42. The Commandant's House. It's the oldest occupied
residence in Washington, D.C.
· 43. Chesty Puller. You gotta love a service that
has heroes with names like that.
· 44. Former Commandant and Mud Marine Al Gray (Anecdote
I.: His official portrait, in cammies.
· 45. Former Commandant and Mud Marine Al Gray (Anecdote
II.: He drank from a four-star canteen cup.
· 46. Former Commandant and Mud Marine Al Gray (Anecdote
III.: Business leaders are so impressed with his ethic and style,
they're using his Fleet Marine Force Manual 1, ``Warfighting,''
to hone their skills for boardroom battles.
· 47. Unity. Every Marine is a rifleman.
· 48. The Marine Air-Ground Task Force. Marines attack
by land, by air and from sea -- simultaneously.
· 49. The ``docs,'' -- Marines' corpsmen-in-arms.
They're sailors, but they're as tough as Marines.
· 50. Mud. You wanna see pure joy? Look at a group
of Marines after a mud fight.
· 51. Starch. Clean 'em up, put 'em in starched cammies,
and they look sharp.
· 52. Poetry in motion. They're weapons, not g-u-n-s.
And if you don't know the pithy verse that explains that, don't
ask us. We blush to tell.
· 53. Point of the spear, out in front, kicking down
the door. What the Marines do best.
· 54. Marine spouses. God love 'em. They have it
then worst of any of the service spouses. They endure six-month
deployments and one- and two-year unaccompanied tours. The ones
who survive a career are as tough as the Marines they married.
· 55. Marine kids. God loves them more. They know
the meaning of duty, honor and country at too young an age.
· 56. The Air Force. Aren't you glad you're not an
airman? They're pampered, yet they still find time to whine.
· 57. The Army. They get all the best equipment first
and Marines still do it better.
· 58. The Navy. Give them credit. They have it almost
as tough as Marines. But who wants to be a limo service?
· 59. The Coast Guard. Tell the truth: If you couldn't
be a Marine, would you be a Coastie? In those powder blue uniforms?
Not on your life!
· 60. CH-46. Say a Hail Mary and climb aboard. Nobody
makes 'em anymore, but Marine ingenuity keeps 'em flying. And
with a safety record that's nothing short of a miracle.
· 61. The Close Combat Manual.
· 62. Leadership I. In the Corps, E-3s and E-4s get
to do more than most E-6s in other branches.
· 63. Leadership II. Every Marine above the rank
of corporal can tell you what it takes to be a leader. It's spelled
out clearly and drilled in relentlessly. And it pays off under
· 64. Leadership III. Corporate America could --
and does -- learn from the Corps' leadership curriculum. All Marines
who enter the private sector take those lessons with them.
· 65. Combat correspondents. They're journalists
in the Navy, but in the Corps, the job is combat correspondent,
thank you very much.
· 66. Marines do more with less, and they like it
· 67. Amphibians one and all. Like the Army, Marines
have tanks and armored vehicles. But theirs not only fight . .
. they swim.
· 68. Air power. When the grunts look to the sky
for support, they see Marine pilots, not zoomies.
· 69. Style. Nothing beats the canopy of sabres during
a full dress Marine wedding.
· 70. Wetting-down parties. No one celebrates promotions
with more flair and admiration.
· 71. Mess etiquette. Enter covered and drinks are
· 72. Mess night I. Those who make the most pay the
· 73. Mess night II. ``1775 Rum Punch'' -- four parts
dark rum, two parts lime juice, one part pure maple syrup. Grenadine
· 74. Non-Comms rate their own ceremonial sword!
· 75. Fighting style I. When the U.S. went into Haiti,
Army soldiers sought cover behind their rucksacks. Marines DUG
· 76. Fighting style II. When the Air Force deploys,
they carry their Samsonite bags on luggage carriers and stay in
hotels. When Marines deploy, it's two seabags and your weapons.
And a tent in the bush.
· 77. Fighting style III. Marines know how to use
their bayonets. Army bayonets may as well be paper weights.
· 78. No smiling in official portraits. All business.
· 79. Terminology. In the Corps it's a ``fighting''
hole not a ``fox'' hole. Fox holes are for people who want to
hide. Fighting holes are for people who want to fight.
· 80. The ``people's own'' Marine Corps Marathon.
· 81. When asked by the press, an overseas Marine
doesn't say ``I don't know what my mission is,'' ``I don't know
why I'm here'' and ``I don't like it here.'' He knows. It's his
· 82. The ``Stumps.'' The combat center at Twentynine
Palms, Calif., is a huge sandbox in California's desert. It's
where Marines go to play warrior any time of the year.
· 83. Best environmental motto: ``We're looking out
for a few good species.'' They may be charging the beach, but
Marines are taking care not to step on endangered critters.
· 84. Image. Marines get real network coverage, not
the kind you need a gridiron and an academy to get.
· 85. AH-1W SuperCobra gunships. They are lean, mean
· 86. The ONLY combined arms force. You want jointness?
The Marine Corps has been joint for decades, with its own air
force, groundpounders and Navy in one.
· 87. When the President cares enough to order in
the very best, who's he gonna call? Not ghostbusters -- but Marines.
· 88. First in, first out. Marines bust in first
so the Army can do its job.
· 89. When it absolutely, positively has to be destroyed
overnight, the number may as well be 9-1-1. Send in the Marines!
· 90. Boss' night. Every so often, the NCOs or staff
NCOs buy the drinks for their charges attheir club. Can't beat
· 91. Physical fitness. You've seen portly chiefs,
but there are no fat Marines.
· 92. Everyone's a Marine -- officer and enlisted
· 93. Actor who should have been a Marine: John Wayne.
· 94. Former Marine who shouldn't be an actor: John
· 95. .50 caliber sniper rifles! OOOHRAH.
· 96. Most stickers spotted on America's highways
on car bumpers and windows.
· 97. The summer evening parade.
· 98. ``The President's Own,'' the Marine Corps Band.
John Philip Sousa, the world famous band master, was the first
leader of the band.
· 99. Value for your tax dollar. The Corps does it
all for less -- just 6 cents of every dollar spent on defense
goes to the Marines.
· 100. Best motto, Semper Fidelis, always faithful.
That's Latin, by the way.
· 101. Best twist on the best motto. Semper Gumby,
always flexible. Yeah, he was green, too.
· 102. Best slogan I. ``Nobody ever drowned in sweat.''
· 103. Best slogan II. ``Marines go where others
fear to tread.''
· 104. Best self description. Gungy
· 105. First in orbit. No, that's not another gunny
losing his temper. John Glenn, that clean Marine, was the first
human to orbit Earth. Now he's a senator.
· 106. Marines are first on foot and right of the
line. Marines form at the place of honor in any naval formation.
Secretary of the Navy bestowed that honor in 1876.
· 107. When the President climbs into a helicopter,
he flies Marine One.
· 108. Most prestigious helo squadron. HMX-1, the
· 109. When the Navy needed someone to guard its
ships, sailors and nuclear devices, they called on Marines.
· 110. Best personalized license plate I: ``1775.''
It's on the commandant's car.
· 111. Best personalized license plate II: ``SM OF
MC,'' Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Harold Overstreet's four-wheel
drive Chevy Blazer truck.
· 112. The Chief of Naval Operations rides in a Lincoln
Town Car. Commandant Gen. Carl E. Mundy Jr. rides in a sporty
Chrysler LHS sedan.
· 113. When the nation goes to war, the press covers
the Marine Corps. During the Gulf War, there were more than 90,000
Marines in the region of a total force of 650,000. But the Corps
outpaced the Army, 293 to 271, on articles about the ground war
in four major newspapers. As journalist and author John Fialka
put it: ``If the PR rivalry between the two services . . . had
been a basketball game, the score would have been Marines 149,
· 114. Best Heroes I: Smedley D. Butler. With a name
like Smedley, he had to be tough, in self-defense. The Army rejected
him, but by lying about his age, he got a commission from the
Marine Corps in 1898, at age 16. From the Philippines to Haiti,
he was an expert in suppressing revolution. His blunt style was
pure Marine, and probably cost him a job as Philadelphia's public
safety director after his first retirement and a bid for the Senate
after his second.
· 115. Best Heroes II: Chesty Puller. It's more than
the name. He started in the Corps with a reserve commission and
was released in the drawdown after World War I. He then enlisted
as a corporal, served in Haiti and received his second commission
in 1924. He retired in 1955 a lieutenant general, the most decorated
Marine in history, and probably the most colorful as well.
· 116. Best Heroes III: Lewis Puller Jr., Chesty's
son. He joined to follow in his father's footsteps, lost both
legs in battle, and went on to become a Pulitzer Prizewinning
author. He ended his own life this year, and he's sorely missed.
· 117. Best Heroes IV: ``Manila John'' Basilone.
A true gunfighter from the word go. The first enlisted Marine
in World War II to be awarded the Medal of Honor. Won it for his
heroic efforts on Guadalcanal. Later killed on Iwo Jima, and posthumously
awarded the Navy Cross.
· 118. All the Marines who won the Congressional
Medals of Honor. There are 293 in all.
· 119. Best greeting. Semper Fi, Mac!
· 120. Best show of pride. After the 1982 Beirut
Bombing, Marine Corps Commandant P.X. Kelly visited a wounded
Marine in the hospital to present his Purple Heart. Covered by
tubes and unable to speak, the Marine simply asked for pad and
pen. On it he wrote: ``Semper Fi.''
· 121. Best recruiting station: Tun Tavern, Philadelphia,
1775. It's a bar, no less.
· 122. Only armed force with a beer named in its
honor: Tun Tavern Beer.
· 123. Best description: Soldiers of the Sea.
· 124. Best slang for a Navy ship: LHA -- Luxury
· 125. Best Marine quote from the Gulf War: ``I sure
hope the Iraqis are good lovers, because they sure can't fight.''
· 126. Best acronyms I: The MEU (SOC.. Say it out
loud and it says what it means. Sock it to 'em.
· 127. Best acronyms II: SPIE rigging. It stands
for Special Insertion, Extraction. It's what they do when they're
saving the day.
· 128. Hollywood loves Marines. A few examples:
· 129. ``Sands of Iwo Jima.''
· 130. ``The Wind and the Lion.''
· 131. ``Heartbreak Ridge.''
· 132. ``The Flying Leathernecks.''
· 133. ``The D.I.''
· 134. ``Death Before Dishonor''
· 135. And television loves Marines:
· 136. ``Baa Baa Black Sheep''
· 137. ``Gomer Pyle, USMC''
· 138. ``Major Dad''
· 139. Heroes. The 40,000 Marines who gave their
lives on the fields of battle since the Revolutionary War.
· 140. Scarlet stripe on NCO and officer trousers.
They're not just sharp, they serve a point: The stripes represent
blood shed in battle.
· 141. The Book of Remembrance. Stored at the post
chapel at Quantico, it lists the name, rank and date of death
of all Marines and sailors who served with Marines and who gave
their life in Vietnam.
· 142. Famous proverb. A young recruit asked the
D.I., ``Sergeant, who carries the flag in battle?'' The reply:
``Son, every Marine carries the flag in battle.''
· 143. The highest-ranking active-duty woman in the
services wears two stars. She's Maj. Gen. Carol A. Mutter, USMC.
· 144. Notable quotable I. ``A ship without Marines
is like a coat without buttons.'' -- Adm. David G. Farragut.
· 145. Notable quotable II. When the Marines found
themselves surrounded by Chinese troops near the ``Frozen Chosin''
during the Korean War, a Marine officer summed it up for his men.
``Good. Now I can shoot in all directions.''
· 146. Notable quotable III. ``Uncommon valor was
a common virtue.'' -- Adm. Chester Nimitz, leader of Pacific forces
in World War II.
· 147. Notable quotable IV. ``Retreat . . . Hell!
We just got here.'' -- Col. Wendell ``Whispering Buck'' Neville,
fighting in France during World War I.
· 148. Notable quotable V. ``Come on, you sons of
bitches! Do you want to live forever?'' -- Sgt. Dan Daly, World
· 149. Notable quotable VI. ``The raising of the
flag on Mount Surabachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500
years.'' -- James Forrestal, who was then secretary of the Navy.
· 150. Fleet submission I. ``My 10-year-old is proud
when he's teased about his mother wearing combat boots'' -- anonymous
· 151. Fleet submission II. ``Marine Corps spirit
and purpose define American resolve and intent.'' -- Carrol Childers,
a civilian employee at Quantico's Amphibious Warfare School.
· 152. Leadership. The Corps trains its leaders young
and expects a lot out of them. And, gosh darn it, they get what
they ask for.
· 153. Fleet submission III. ``Those hardcharging
NCOs that have done so much with so little for so long.'' -- Capt.
James Lopez, Quantico, Va.
· 154. Fleet submission IV. ``The smell of gunpowder
in the morning on the rifle range.'' -- Cpl. Bradley Cameron,
· 155. Fleet submission V. ``It's my life.'' -- GS-8
· 156. Fleet submission VI. ``The feeling of belonging.
Whenever you go, there will always be someone you know, someone
with something in common and someone willing to lend a hand''
-- anonymous Marine.
· 157. Fleet submission VII. ``The Corps is the world's
biggest fraternity. All our present and past members are, and
always be, members of the Semper Fi fraternity. And unlike other
fraternities, ours is open to women.'' -- CWO Mark Roulette.
· 158. Fleet submission VIII. ``Knowing when you're
in need, a Marine will be there.'' -- SSgt. Cheryl Oban, Quantico.
· 159. Hollywood loves Marines. (Part II: Marines
who went to Hollywood..
· 160. Don Adams.
· 161. Charlton Heston.
· 162. Bob Keeshan (Capt. Kangaroo..
· 163. Lee Marvin.
· 164. Steve McQueen.
· 165. Burt Reynolds.
· 166. George C. Scott.
· 167. Gene Hackman.
· 168. Tax advantages I. VHA & BAQ -- your housing
allowances -- are tax-free.
· 169. Tax advantages II. You don't pay tax at the
· 170. Marine wives. They put up with a lot but they
have their limits. See No. 94.
· 171. Fleet submission IX. ``It is a family.'' --
· 172. Fleet submission X. ``It teaches us to be
strong people both mentally and physically.'' -- Cpl. Maria Retan,
· 173. Fleet submission XI. ``I love the Marine Corps
for those intangible possessions that cannot be issued: Pride,
honor, integrity and being able to carry on the traditions for
generations of warriors past. After I have done what I can for
the Corps, I can say that I was a Marine'' -- Cpl. Jeff Sornij.
· 174. Fleet submission XII. ``The pride of going
home on leave, putting on the dress blues and everyone knowing
you're a member of the world's finest fighting force.'' -- Sgt.
Chase Gilbert, Laurel Bay, S.C.
· 175. Up-to-date fashions at overseas Exchanges.
· 176. Congress loves the Corps. The congressional
``mafia'' of former Marines now in positions of power or influence
over the defense budget includes:
· 177. Rep. Ronald Dellums (D-Calif... The chairman
of the House Armed Services Committee is sometimes lampooned as
a dovish cutter of defense budgets. But he's a former Marine,
too. And once a Marine, always a Marine, as the saying goes.
· 178. Sen. John Glenn (D-Ohio., chairman of the
Senate Armed Services subcommittee on military readiness and defense
· 179. Sen. Chuck Robb (D-Va.. All right, he may
not be reelected Nov. 8. But if he loses, look who'll take his
place: Republican nominee and retired Marine, Oliver North.
· 180. Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., chairman of the House
defense appropriations subcommittee.
· 181. Sen. John Warner, R-Va., ranking Republican
on the Senate Intelligence Committee and armed service committee
member who is a former Navy secretary. He served in the Navy in
1944-46, became a civilian, and then went back to do it right:
He joined the Marine Corps and served from 1950-52.
· 182. Other former Marines in Congress include:
Rep. Lane Evans, D-Ill.; Sen. Conrad Burns, R-Montana; Rep. Gerald
Soloman, R-N.Y.; Rep. Paul McHale, D-Pa.; Sen. John Chafee, R-R.I.,
a former Navy secretary; Rep. Arthur Ravenel, RS.C., a House Armed
Services Committee member who is retiring; Sen. Jim Sasser, DTenn.;
Rep. Frank Tejeda, D-Texas; Sen. Howell Heflin, D-Ala.; Sen. Dale
Bumpers, D-Ark.; Rep. Matthew Martinez, D-Calif.; Rep. Al McCandless,
R-Calif.; Rep. David Skaggs, DColo.; Rep. Dan Schaefer, R-Colo.;
Rep. Andy Jacobs, D-Ind.; Rep. Pat Roberts, R-Kan.; Rep. Wayne
Gilchrest, R-Md.; Rep. Thomas J. Manton, D-N.Y.; Rep. Amo Houghton,
R-N.Y.; Rep. Austin J. Murphy, D-Pa. (who is retiring.; and Rep.
Craig Thomas, R-Wyo., a House Government Operations Committee
· 183. And finally, pulling strings for Marines behind
the scenes on Capitol Hill are two Marine-friendly power brokers:
Marine Corps Reserve Brig. Gen. Arnold Punaro, staff director
for the Senate Armed Services Committee, and retired Lt. Col.
P.T. Henry, the staff director for the Senate Armed Services subcommittee
on force requirements and personnel.
· 184. Global presence, global reach. As the Hymn
notes, so spread out are Marines around the globe that some can
watch the sun set while others are watching it rise.
· 185. Despite their service to U.S. presidents,
no Marine has ever been a president. Now that's smart!
· 186. Respect. The State Department chose Marines,
not soldiers, to protect our embassies.
· 187. Good taste in gifts. Wanna know how much a
Marine missed his family during a deployment? Check out the china
and toys in his seabag on the return trip, and then look at his
credit card bill.
· 188. The 1st and 15th of each month. Gotta pay
for those good gifts.
· 189. Marines are winners. Consider, for example:
· 190. Tarawa.
· 191. Saipan.
· 192. Guadalcanal.
· 193. Tripoli.
· 194. Belleau Wood.
· 195. Chosin.
· 196. Hue City.
· 197. Peleliu.
· 198. Leyte Gulf.
· 199. Guam.
· 200. Tinian.
· 201. Iwo Jima.
· 202. Okinawa.
· 203. The Officer's Sam Browne Belt.
· 204. Top Guns I: The Marine Corps Rifle Team. After
a record-setting performance at the interservice rifle championships
in July, the Marine team blew away the 1,200 civilian and military
rivals at the U.S. Nationals in August. No doubt about it, Marines
are the best riflemen in the country.
· 205. Top Guns II: MSgt. Donnie L. Heuman. After
17 years of competitive rifle shooting, he took top individual
honors at this year's Interservice Rifle Championships, shooting
a record-breaking 995 out of a possible 1,000 points with 50 bull's-eyes.
His nearest competitor was nine points and 10 bull's-eyes behind.
· 206. Top Guns III: The Marine Corps Pistol Team.
They won the U.S. National trophy six years running, establishing
themselves as the champion to be beat. They were second this year,
· expect the trophy to stay in anyone else's hands
· 207. Top Guns IV: Marine snipers. Oneshot, one
kill, one thousand yards.
· 208. The 174,158 men and women in Marine Corps
uniforms as of Oct. 1, 1994.
· 209. Top Guns V: Marine Corps wrestlers and boxers.
They don't use weapons, and they don't need them, they are regular
medalists at the Olympic Games.
· 210. Navy chow. It's better on the ship than in
· 211. Navy chaplains. You gotta love a man of the
cloth when the cloth is camouflaged. One example: Lt. Cmdr. Dennis
Rocheford, wounded twice in Vietnam as a Marine infantryman, is
now a Navy chaplain aboard the USS Wasp.
· 212. MREs. You hate to love 'em, but when you're
hot and sweaty and in the field, nothing satisfies like the beef
frankfurters and beans.
· 213. The Marines take care of their own. On the
battlefield, nobody's left behind -- dead or alive -- and the
homefront is always secure.
· 214. Commitment and devotion. ``You gotta love
it,'' says Col. Richard D. Stearns, commanding officer, Marine
Corps Air Station, Beaufort, S.C. ``Just liking it won't get you
through the day.''
· 215. Image. ``I'm inspired by the integrity of
Marines: uplifted by the pride, focus, discipline, flexibility
and motivation to do the right thing in thebest way. I'm honored
that, by service to the country, they are serving citizens like
me. All this, and they are fun colleagues and co-workers.'' --
Jean Forrest, civilian instructional systems specialist, Marine
· 216. The Birthday Ball I: The cake.
· 217. The Birthday Ball II: Remembering all those
Marines who gave their life for their service and their country.
· 218. The Birthday Ball III: Seeing who's the oldest
and youngest Marine in your unit.
· 219. Ooh-rah!
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