Semper Fidelis, and happy 241st Marines! A MESSAGE FROM THE COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS Each year on or around 10 November, Marines gather in groups large and small to celebrate our history, honor the memory of those who have gone before us, and rekindle the bond that unites all generations of Marines. This year, we mark the 241st anniversary of our Corps—241 years of uncommon valor, innovation, and combat excellence. Marines, we are part of something bigger than any …

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Semper Fidelis, and happy 240th Marines! A MESSAGE FROM THE COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS When the Continental Congress raised up two battalions of Marines in 1775, it launched the greatest fighting force the world has ever known — a force revered globally for its uncommon valor, unparalleled adaptability, and ferocious tenacity. Over the past 240 years, the battlefields and equipment have changed, but the spirit of the United States Marine Corps has prevailed in every clime and place. One …

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Semper Fidelis, and happy 239th Marines! A MESSAGE FROM THE COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS In his birthday greeting 70 years ago, General Alexander Vandeg•ift, our 18th Commandant noted that, “A birthday is a fitting time to peer backward — and forward.” That year, Marines reflected on an extraordinary year in combat during their amphibious drive across the Pacific. Despite the challenges and the horrific conditions, Marines prevailed at Guam, Saipan, and Peleliu. On 10 November 1944, Marines looked back …

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Semper Fidelis, and happy 238th Marines! A MESSAGE FROM THE COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS For 238 years, the United States Marine Corps has proudly served our great Nation with unfailing valor — bolstered by the enduring fortitude of our fellow Marines, our families, and our friends. This is why each year on November 10th, Marines from all generations gather together, in groups large and small, to celebrate the birthday of our Corps and to reflect on the proud legacy …

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Semper Fidelis, and happy 240th Marines! A MESSAGE FROM THE COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS AS WE PAUSE TO CELEBRATE THE 237TH BIRTHDAY OF OUR CORPS, WE REFLECT ON THE RICH LEGACY OF SERVICE HANDED DOWN TO US, WE RECOMMIT OURSELVES TO THE TASKS AT HAND, AND WE LOOK FORWARD TOWARD A BRIGHT FUTURE IN SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY. MARINES EXIST TO FIGHT AND WIN OUR NATION’S BATTLES. WE ARE MOST PROUD OF OUR WELL-EARNED REPUTATION FOR ANSWERING THE CLARION …

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