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Code of Conduct:  (excerpt from Warrior Culture of the U.S. Marines, copyright 2001 Marion F. Sturkey)

      During the Korean War in the early 1950s, the Chinese Army and North Korean Army captured some American military men.  These American prisoners then faced a deadly new enemy, the Eastern World's POW environment.

      For the American prisoners, brutal torture, random genocide, lack of food, absence of medical aid, and subhuman treatment became a daily way of life.  Many of the Americans found that their training had not prepared them for this new battlefield.

      After the war the American armed forces jointly developed a Code of Conduct.  The President of the United States approved this written code in 1955.  The six articles of the code create a comprehensive guide for all American military forces in time of war, and in time of peace.  The articles of the code embrace (1) general statements of dedication to the United States and to the cause of freedom, (2) conduct on the battlefield, and (3) conduct as a prisoner of war.

      The new Code of Conduct is not a part of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).  Instead, the Code of Conduct is a personal conduct mandate for members of the American armed forces throughout the world.

Article I:  I am an American, fighting in the armed forces which guard my country and our way of life.  I am prepared to give my life in their defense.

Article II:  I will never surrender of my own free will.  If in command I will never surrender the members of my command while they still have the means to resist.

Article III:  If I am captured, I will continue to resist by all means available.  I will make every effort to escape and aid others to escape.  I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.

Article IV:  If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners.  I will give no information nor take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades.  If I am senior, I will take command.  If not, I will obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me and will back them up in every way.

Article V:  When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am required to give name, rank, service, number, and date of birth.  I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability.  I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country and its allies or harmful to their cause.

Article VI:  I will never forget that I am an American, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free.  I will trust in my God and in the United States of America.


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      This is my rifle.  There are many like it, but this one is mine.  It is my life.  I must master it as I must master my life.  Without me my rifle is useless.  Without my rifle, I am useless.        I must fire my rifle true.  I must shoot straighter than the enemy who is trying to kill me.  I must shoot him before he shoots me.  I will.  My rifle and I know that what counts in war is not the rounds we fire, the noise of our burst, or the smoke we make.  We know that it is the hits that count.  We will hit.

      My rifle is human, even as I am human, because it is my life.  Thus, I will learn it as a brother.  I will learn its weaknesses, its strengths, its parts, its accessories, its sights and its barrel.  I will keep my rifle clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready.  We will become part of each other.

      Before God I swear this creed.  My rifle and I are the defenders of my country.  We are the masters of our enemy.  We are the saviors of my life.

      So be it, until victory is America's and there is no enemy.


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Every Marine knows what these yellow footprints mean


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Open sights - no scope...Target 'bout the size of a man @ 500 yds.....

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1775 RUM PUNCH

This traditional beverage was supposedly served to potential Marine Corps recruits at Tun Tavern, Philadelphia, during the American Revolution.

one part dark Jamaican rum
four parts lime juice
maple sugar and grenadine to taste
pour over cracked ice in a glass punch bowl


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Presence

Serving close to home, in combat zones, and all points in between, it is the presence of our Marines that keeps our nation safe—and global threats at bay. We may be called The Few, but our Marines are deployed practically everywhere. Whether keeping our embassies secure, or keeping our nation safe and our citizens free, Marines are ready to respond to the threats of our time at a moment's notice.

[taken from marines.com]


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Quick Draw

Marines assigned to Battery B, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fire 9mm pistols during marksmanship training on the flight deck of USS Rushmore, March 9. Using the M9 Beretta, each shooter went through an entire course of fire on the paper targets. The 15th MEU is deployed as part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a U.S. Central Command theater reserve force, providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Photo by Cpl Timothy Childers.


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Santa's Angels

Marines with the Blue Angels and Santa bring toys for a Toys for Tots donation Dec. 3 on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. The Marines brought more than $700,000 in toy and book donations on their C-130, ‘Fat Albert,’ from donation points in Atlanta and Washington, D.C. The toys were put onto trucks for distribution to points in the affected New York area. Photo by Sgt Aaron Hostutler.


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Faster, Stronger!

Drill instructors of Company C, 1st Recruit Trianing Battalion, encourage recruits to exert maximum effort to excel during the quarter-mile sprint exercise aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego April 16. Photo by LCpl Bridget M. Keane.



Bluedog, can you believe they wear running shoes for PT now in boot camp?  Those big, black combat boots were good for stress fractures and endurance.  Some 'chunkiness' in some of these recruits

"3 miles, good for you, good for me.  No way, 4 miles, good for me, good for you"


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"This is not debate class. And this is not about politeness. We're talking about the damn future of our country"

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Faster, Stronger!

Drill instructors of Company C, 1st Recruit Trianing Battalion, encourage recruits to exert maximum effort to excel during the quarter-mile sprint exercise aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego April 16. Photo by LCpl Bridget M. Keane.



Bluedog, can you believe they wear running shoes for PT now in boot camp?  Those big, black combat boots were good for stress fractures and endurance.  Some 'chunkiness' in some of these recruits

"3 miles, good for you, good for me.  No way, 4 miles, good for me, good for you"

“All right, they’re on our left, they’re on our right, they’re in front of us, they’re behind us…they can’t get away this time.”

Chesty Puller

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Is it just coincidence that an acronym for the title of this thread would be...

PBR



With sincere respect,

A swami, not a swabbie


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one small difference, libtards will not be tuned into this thread as they do PBR radio.  Here there will be some talk of guns and protecting your own, as they tried to do in Benghazi.  There is a code of relying on yourself and your buddies for your survival.  The people that will not post here rely on their government for their survival.  

This thread may just be one of the things 'right' with America.

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Need for Speed

LCpl Jacob Arthur, a crew chief serving with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion and a native of Los Angeles, shoots during a timed event at the 2013 Western Division Matches at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 5. More than 300 competitors from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Miramar, Logistics Base Barstow and Camp Pendleton came to Wilcox Range to compete in the two-week competition. Only the top ten percent on the competitors will receive medals and will qualify to compete in the Marine Corps Champion Matches later this year. Photo by LCpl Joseph Scanlan.


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"This is not debate class. And this is not about politeness. We're talking about the damn future of our country"

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Bluedog, can you believe they wear running shoes for PT now in boot camp?


LOL....I don't remember having short pants??
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Hit the Ground Running

A Drill Instructor of Company D, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, encourages recruits to run faster. The recruits ran one half mile as a warm-up prior to the obstacle course. Photo by Cpl Walter Marino II.


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11 General Orders of the US Marine Corps Sentries

General Order 1
To take charge of this post and all government property in view.

General Order 2
To walk my post in a military manner, keeping always on the alert and observing everything that takes place within sight or hearing.

General Order 3
To report all violations of orders I am instructed to enforce.

General Order 4
To repeat all calls from posts more distant from the guardhouse than my own. General

General Order 5
To quit my post only when properly relieved.

General Order 6
To receive, obey and pass on to the sentry who relieves me all orders from the commanding officer, officer of the day, and officers and noncommissioned officers of the guard only.

General Order 7
To talk to no one except in the line of duty.

General Order 8
To give the alarm in case of fire or disorder.

General Order 9
To call the corporal of the guard in any case not covered by instructions.

General Order 10
To salute all officers and all colors and standards not cased.

General Order 11
To be especially watchful at night, and during the time for challenging, to challenge all persons on or near my post and to allow no one to pass without proper authority.


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"This is not debate class. And this is not about politeness. We're talking about the damn future of our country"

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As a FMF Corpsman I went thru Navy Boot then was attached to marines and had to meet their physical specs as well.
2-a-days and even 3-a-days in texas high school football back in 70s before they cut out 3-a-days (football is not just a sport in texas high schools) and college sports had me physically ready and growing up in a conservative military family had me mentally ready.

Military service is a positive.
Back then we wanted to serve our country...now people have their hands out for their country to serve them.


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As a FMF Corpsman I went thru Navy Boot then was attached to marines and had to meet their physical specs as well.
2-a-days and even 3-a-days in texas high school football back in 70s before they cut out 3-a-days (football is not just a sport in texas high schools) and college sports had me physically ready and growing up in a conservative military family had me mentally ready.

Military service is a positive.
Back then we wanted to serve our country...now people have their hands out for their country to serve them.



well said fhoenix and your service to our Corps and our Country was much appreciated then as it is now, we couldn't make it w/o the Corpsmen and women supporting us.  [USMC 76'-80, the Carter years]

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kiir-

Let me simplify...

PBR, as in "What'll ya have?"

Not NPR, nor bull riders, pro or otherwise.

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I missed that one BS, as oftentimes I do,

PBR was my first libation as a 12 year old with my Grandmother at her kitchen table, she shared.  About a 4 oz. serving from an old glass pimento cheese jar


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Thank you to you both, and to everyone else, for your service.

You are Great Americans.
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Aside from the very real fact that nationalism and religion are the two most major causes of war (mankind at his worst dotted with instances of nobility), I want you all to know that I live in Zephyrhills, Florida, and my wife shops at that Publix, but we did not win the Powerball  so quit calling.     Frank
PS - May I once again reach out to respect and admire the service of all military of the USA, my brothers and sisters in arms.

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Same store?  I think it's you JG, holdin' out I see


"A single winning ticket for a record Powerball lottery jackpot worth $590.5 million was sold in Florida, organizers said late on Saturday, but there was no immediate word about who won one of the largest jackpots in U.S. history.

The winning numbers from Saturday night's drawing were: 10, 13, 14, 22 and 52, with a Powerball number of 11. The odds of winning were put at 1 in 175 million.

The winning ticket was sold at a Publix supermarket in Zephyrhills, a suburb of Tampa, according to the Florida Lottery.

The winner or winners had not come forward as of Sunday morning, said Connie Barnes, a Florida Lottery spokeswoman."

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Sheesh, Frank. Clean your reading glasses, then fish that "losing" ticket out of the trash. Not in that order.
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kiir-

Always assume I'm poking fun with a pun, not trying to be a political pain-in-the-bun.


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I love those that gave all so we have what we have today.  I appreciate all services that helped protect and secure our nation during trying times.  God Bless 'The Greatest Generation'.  We owe you!!

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