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Marines – Honor, courage and commitment

US Marines

Honor, courage and commitment

US Marines
US Marines

These core values of the Marines, define how every Marine in the Corps thinks, acts and fights. Throughout the austere battlefields of the 21st Century, every Marine in the Corps must be confident they can rely on each other to think, act and lead. In the chaos of battle, character matters.

Improvise, adapt and overcome

“Improvise, Adapt, Overcome” is an unofficial slogan among Marines made popular by Clint Eastwood’s movie, Heartbreak Ridge. Whether you plan to bug in or bug out should tough times occur, the ability to improvise, adapt, and overcome problems will be necessary regardless of how well-stocked, tooled, provisioned, or conditioned you are.


Marines put honor, courage and commitment to the test with Ductus Exemplo, Latin for “Lead by Example.” These core principles aren’t just taught at recruit training—they’re embodied everyday by Marine leaders. On and off the battlefield, absolute trust in Corps leadership helps all Marines decisively and effectively face down the threats of our time.

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ricky rocket

ricky rocketIn the Marines and Navy, A ricky rocket consists of

  1. 1/2 cup of coffee
  2. 1/2 cup of cocoa
  3. 4 tablespoons of sugar

There is a recipe on the Internet for this drink as well.


    1 Packet of Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa Mix
    1 cup of hot coffee


Put 1 pkt of hot cocoa mix in cup. Pour in coffee and stir until hot coca mix is dissolved. Serve, makes 1 single serving. Great at Christmas to warm your guests or any other time. To save on additional calories, substitute with Sugar Free Hot Cocoa Mix.

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 117.7
  • Total Fat: 1.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 153.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 23.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 1.9 g
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Branches of Military

Army Navy Air Force Marines

The three branches of military service:

  • Army
  • Navy (the US Marines are part of the US Navy)
  • Air force

The seven uniformed services are, in order of precedence:

  • United States Army.
  • United States Marine Corps.
  • United States Navy.
  • United States Air Force.
  • United States Coast Guard.
  • United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps.
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Three squares

Meaning: Three nutritious meals per day.

xample: The Air Force and Navy give you three squares and a bunk, but the Army makes no guarantees.

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