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Devil Dogs

  • In the Belleau Wood fighting in 1918, the Germans received a thorough indoctrination in the fighting ability of the Marines.
  • Fighting through supposedly impenetrable woods and capturing supposedly untakeable terrain, the persistent attacks, delivered with unbelievable courage soon had the Germans calling Marines “teufelhunden,” referring to the fierce fighting dogs of legendary origin.

Espirt de Corps

  • The “spirit” of a unit. This spirit is commonly reflected by all members.
  • It implies devotion and loyalty to the Marine Corps, with deep regard for history, traditions and honor.


  • A slang term used by sailors as early as World War II to refer to members of the Marine Corps, drawing the term from the resemblance of the Marine dress blues uniform, with its high collar, to a Mason jar.

Semper Fidelis

  • The Motto of the United States Marine Corps.
  • Latin for always faithful. Faithful to god, Country, Family and the Corps.

Once a Marine, Always a Marine

  • The motto of the Marine Corps League.
  • Having earned the title of Marine it becomes a integral part of who and what we will become later in life.


  • The Marines’ long-standing nickname goes back to the leather stock or neckpiece, which was part of the Marine uniform from 1775 to 1875.
  • The leather bands around their threats were intended to ensure that Marines kept their heads erect.

First To Fight

  • Marines have been in the forefront of every American war since the founding of the Corps.
  • They have carried out over 300 landings on foreign shores. They have served everywhere, from the poles to the tropics.
  • Their record of readiness reflects pride, responsibility and challenge.
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