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US Marine (USMC) flag description
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The Marine Corps flag is bordered with gold fringe for indoor and parade purposes, while the outdoor version has no gold fringe. The eagle on the flag represents the nation that the Marines protect and is situated on top of the globe, wings open wide. In its mouth is a scroll with the words, “Semper Fidelis.” The anchor points to both the naval heritage of the Marines and their access to any coastline in the world. And finally, the globe stands for their worldwide presence. The flag has one final component: below the emblem is a ribbon that reads, “United States Marine Corps.”
The Marine Corps flag flies on many occasions such as ceremonies, parades, installations, and more In addition, the flag is also displayed in the offices of the United States President, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of the Navy, and the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
#1) Marines Practice Martial Arts
In 2001, the Marines introduced a new program to train servicemembers martial arts. Known as the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP), it was designed to teach Marines how to navigate hostile close-quarter environments more successfully. The MCMAP consists of a variety of martial arts, including taekwondo, karate and Brazilian jiu-jutsu.
#2) Marines Carry $14,000 Worth of Gear
No, that’s not a typo. The average Marine carries about $14,000 worth of equipment and gear — a figure that doesn’t account for expensive night-vision goggles. In comparison, Marines in the early 2000s carried just $2,500 worth of gear.
#3) It’s the Smallest Branch of the Department of Defense
With roughly 185,000 active-duty personnel and 38,5000 reserves, the Marines are the smallest branch of the Department of Defense’s (DoDs) armed forces. To put that number into perspective, the Army currently has more 541,000 personnel, while the Navy has more than 317,000 personnel, and the Air Force has 333,000.
#4) Semper Fi Refers to the Marines’ Motto
Whether you’re familiar with the Marines or not, you’ve probably heard them say “semper fi.” Marines are often depicted saying this phrase in movies and TV shows. Well, this is because “semper fi” is a direct reference to the Marines’ motto, semper fidelis. Latin for “always faithful” or “always loyal,” semper fidelis is the official motto for the U.S. Marines. With that said, origins surrounding the phrase can be traced back to the French town of Abbevillle in 1339.
#5) The Marines Have 3 Primary Responsibilities
As explained in the National Security Act of 1947, the U.S. Marines have three primary responsibilities. This includes seizure or defense of naval bases and land operations to support naval campaigns; the development of tactics and equipment to conduct amphibious landings in conjunction with the Army and Air Force; and other duties as directed by the President or DoD.
#6) The Marines Have 3 Operating Forces
The Marines also have 3 operating forces. This includes the Marine Corps Forces; the Fleet Marine Forces; and the Security Guard detachments for American embassies. Additionally, these Forces are categorized as either Forces Command or Pacific Command, each of which is led by a Lieutenant General.
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- How are you supposed to fly a USMC flag when flying it with an American flag?
- What does the design on the USMC flag mean?
- How are you supposed to fold a USMC flag?
- Where can I purchase a USMC flag?
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How are you supposed to fly a USMC flag when flying it with an American Flag?
If you are flying your flags on the same flag pole, you should fly your USMC flag beneath any state flag you might have, as well as the American Flag, with the American Flag always on the top and should be the largest. If you have different flag poles, the USMC flag should be to the left of the American Flag. If you choose to leave your flags outside during inclement weather, please be sure to use all-weather flags.
What does the design on the USMC flag mean?
The Marine flag is bordered with gold fringe for indoor and parade purposes, while the outdoor version has no gold fringe. The eagle on the flag represents the nation that the Marines protect and is situated on top of the globe, wings open wide. In its mouth is a scroll with the words, “Semper Fidelis.” The anchor points to both the naval heritage of the Marines and their access to any coastline in the world. And finally, the globe stands for their worldwide presence. The flag has one final component: below the emblem is a ribbon that reads, “United States Marine Corps.”
How are you supposed to fold a USMC flag?
Hold the flag open so it is lying flat between two people. Fold the flag in half lengthwise by bringing the right side over to meet the left side. Repeat this step to fold it in half a second time. Create a triangle shape in the flag by folding one of the corners down to the bottom edge of the flag. Turn the triangle on the diagonal edge, flipping it back around to the original side. Continue turning the triangle, first on the straight edge and then on the diagonal until the entire flag is folded into a triangle. Tuck the remaining edge of the flag into the folded triangle. Smooth out any wrinkles that might be in the flag.
Where can I purchase a USMC flag?
You can buy a USMC flag that is 100% Made in USA from Star Spangled Flags. The USMC flag is made of a very strong nylon material that keeps it both tough and long lasting. It is treated to dry fast and resist sun and chemical deterioration, which keeps the colors strong against ultraviolet rays in the bright sunshine. It has superior lock stitching and uses 4 rows of this on the fly end to prevent fraying which makes it incredibly durable. The flag has a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and free shipping in the U.S.A.
Marine Corps flag description
The U.S Marine flag or the United States Marine Corps is used to represent its subsidiary units and formations that was adopted on January 18, 1939. The official flag is scarlet, with the Corps emblem in grey and gold in the middle. Although the standard flag carried by the Marines during the 1830s and 1840s consisted of a white field with a gold fringe, and bore an elaborate design of an eagle, anchor, and globe and is a powerful part of the Marine Corps flag history.