One true difference between the USMC and Army

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  1. USMCGrunt

    USMCGrunt 5-Year Member

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    We often have young people trying to decide between Marine Corps and Army careers. Great advice is given including land/ sea; size/ opportunity; etc. One aspectI haven't seen mentioned is highlighted in the last sentence of the last paragraph of this article.

    https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/articles/improved-50-caliber-machine-gun-hits-fleet

    This is a "truth" I saw first hand many years ago and it still applies today. In fact, it is almost a point of pride with Marines (as they complain to each other!).
     
  2. EOD/SEALmom

    EOD/SEALmom Member

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    Six years?!?!
     
  3. Sledge

    Sledge 5-Year Member

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    Yeah, not so true anymore. The Corps has its $70 milllion/copy Ospreys and $100 million/copy F-35B's, and soon, mega-expensive CH-53K's.
     
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  4. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Well at least the complaining doesn't change. DS is always explaining, "Dad, if I wasn't griping I wouldn't be a Marine." :D
     
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  5. 1mom

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    Marines are allowed the griping as they're always , " the first ones in and last ones out.'
     
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    cb7893 5-Year Member

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    Great for this guy!

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    And these guys

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    Not so much for these guys!


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  7. USMCGrunt

    USMCGrunt 5-Year Member

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  8. Sledge

    Sledge 5-Year Member

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    F-35B - "uniquely expeditionary," no one in congress will see us as "just a second land army" and start asking questions about costs and duplication and such.
    MV-22B - see above
    CH-53K - see above
    Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle - oh, in case you were wondering, we named it the..., but, alas, even the debt ceiling has limits

    New Ma Deuce? - meh, the Army has those - not "uniquely expeditionary."
     
  9. scoutpilot

    scoutpilot 5-Year Member

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    Typical Marine myths. Nevermind their service-unique camouflage, their HK rifles, unique body armor, Oshkosh trucks, brand new howitzers, and on and on.

    The only bigger USMC myth is "first in last out"...well, that or their slogans.
     
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