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To Be A U S Marine

Author : Stephen F. Tomajczyk
ISBN : 0760317887
Genre : History
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Comprised of smart, highly adaptable men and women, the Marine Corps serves as the aggressive tip of the U.S. military spear. Theirs is a smaller, more dynamic force than any other in the American arsenal, and the only forward-deployed force designed for expeditionary operations by air, land, or sea. It is their size and expertise that allow them to move faster. Working to overcome disadvantage and turn conflict into victory, they accomplish great things, and they do so together. In the Marine Corps, there is a motto that describes their commitment to each other, their organization, and their country. It is Semper Fidelis or "Semper Fi." Translated from Latin, it means "Always Faithful."- Superb full-color action photos- Behind the scenes look at the training and structure- Next book in the colorful and successful series covering America's military forces- Still one of America's most combat efficient forcesFeatures:Chronological photographic displays, with personal stories, of a class of recruits as they progress through Marine recruit training.Steve Tomajczyk gains unprecedented access to the men in training around the country, including California, North Carolina, Virginia, and Okinawa.Superb full-color action photos.Author Steve Tomajczyk takes you through Marine recruit training - "Boot Camp" - the 13-week process that transforms a young person with the courage to succeed into a mature, highly disciplined, and fully capable Marine. During this time drill instructors teach individuals how to care for themselves and others, function as a member of a team and to achieve success together. Training includes first aid, water survival skills, marksmanship, tactics and other related topics. Training also focuses on customs, traditions and history that have made the Marine Corps respected around the world.About the AuthorS.F. Tomajczyk has written numerous books on weapons, agencies, and other aspects of the U.S. military and warfare, including Black Hawk, Bomb Squads, and Carrier Battle Group. Tomajczyk lives in Loudon, New Hampshire.
Category: History

I Chose To Be A U S Marine

Author : George W. Carrington
ISBN : 9781491831762
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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George Carrington tales you on a journey- from Sunny Scarsdale, New York; New Zealand; Guadalcanal, Guam, and Iwo Jima; Peking and Tsingtao, China; Seoul and Inchon, Korea; Taipei and Kaohsiung, Taiwan; and Saigon and Danang, Vietnam. Don't forget the Pentagon! He discovers foolishness and stupidity, as well as bravery and heroism. Along the way he runs into President-to-be Jerry Ford, Commandant Gen. Dave Shoup, Gen. Maxwell Taylor, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara; Chiang K'ai-sheck; Lord Louie Mountbatten; and JFK and LBJ
Category: Biography & Autobiography

If I Became A U S Marine

Author : Stacy Marinaro
ISBN : 9780615219882
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Paperback Edition. This is a book for anyone who wants to understand what it takes to become a U.S. Marine. As a special Bonus this book also has the "Military Diary for Kids" a wonderful addition for any military child. Great tool for Family Readiness helping families understand USMC history and motivation. This book is written to be very straight forward and easy to follow and will provide a good framework for what is expected if you were to pursue this career path. This is also a great book for recruiters, military stores and national landmark gift shops.

The U S Marine Corps

Author : Michael Benson
ISBN : 0822516489
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 37.69 MB
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Presents the history of the U.S. Marine Corps and facts about its soldiers and officers, the high-tech weapons used in its operations, and what a typical day in the U.S. Marine Corps is like.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Combating Terrorism

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ISBN : 9780788105456
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Sections include: terrorism today; terrorist profile; organizational structure; terrorist operations, tactics and training, and targets; U.S. policy and responsibility; tri-level concept; military responsibility; Marine Corps role; intelligence support; essential elements of information; threat estimates; preventive security measures; protective security measures; crisis management planning; and crisis management employment. Includes 20 appendixes, such as: U.S. policy and legal considerations; physical security plan format; installation vulnerability assessment; individual security precautions in high-risk areas; office procedures; postal bombs; telephone call procedures; procedures for drivers; assassination threat procedures; explosive device procedures; crisis management plan format; crisis management plan checklist; and public affairs checklist.

The U S Marine Corps

Author : Hunter Keeter
ISBN : 083685683X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents the history of the United States Marine Corps from 1775 to the present day and discusses the Marine Corps' peacetime duties as well as contributions during wartime.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Adventure Diary Of Mike

Author : Carole Marsh
ISBN : 0635011506
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Mike and his fellow Marines tackle missions around the world, as they learn why Semper Fi means always faithful.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Thirteen Weeks Of Hell

Author : Dave Stivason
ISBN : 1524672165
Genre : Self-Help
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This is the true story of an eighteen-year-old who went to Marine Corps boot camp. It will tug on your heartstrings, bring you to tears, and fill you with pride as you read about the experience of becoming part of the world's finest and most disciplined of all branches, the United States Marine Corps! This book will bring you smiles and tears; you will finally understand what Marines go through to keep your families safe at night. This remarkable story will answer all your questions. It will take you right into boot camp as if you were there. You will feel the pain it takes to become the warrior you have all heard so much about. Your heart will pound as if Drill Instructors were in your living room.
Category: Self-Help

Pacific Blitzkrieg

Author : Sharon Tosi Lacey
ISBN : 9781574415254
Genre : History
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Pacific Blitzkrieg closely examines the planning, preparation, and execution of ground operations for five major invasions in the Central Pacific (Guadalcanal, Tarawa, the Marshalls, Saipan, and Okinawa). The commanders on the ground had to integrate the U.S. Army and Marine Corps into a single striking force, something that would have been difficult in peacetime, but in the midst of a great global war, it was a monumental task. Yet, ultimate success in the Pacific rested on this crucial, if somewhat strained, partnership and its accomplishments. Despite the thousands of works covering almost every aspect of World War II in the Pacific, until now no one has examined the detailed mechanics behind this transformation at the corps and division level. Sharon Tosi Lacey makes extensive use of previously untapped primary research material to re-examine the development of joint ground operations, the rapid transformation of tactics and equipment, and the evolution of command relationships between army and marine leadership. This joint venture was the result of difficult and patient work by commanders and evolving staffs who acted upon the lessons of each engagement with remarkable speed. For every brilliant strategic and operational decision of the war, there were thousands of minute actions and adaptations that made such brilliance possible. Lacey examines the Smith vs. Smith controversy during the Saipan invasion using newly discovered primary source material. Saipan was not the first time General “Howlin’ Mad” Smith had created friction. Lacey reveals how Smith’s blatant partisanship and inability to get along with others nearly brought the American march across the Pacific to a halt. Pacific Blitzkrieg explores the combat in each invasion to show how the battles were planned, how raw recruits were turned into efficient combat forces, how battle doctrine was created on the fly, and how every service remade itself as new and more deadly weapons continuously changed the character of the war. This book will be a must read for anyone who wants to get a behind-the-scenes story of the victory. “Pacific Blitzkrieg is not only a major contribution to our understanding of the Pacific War, but is also a delight to read. Lacey demolishes the belief, widely held among students of the Pacific War, that a deep gulf lay between the Marine Corps and the Army. In every respect Pacific Blitzkrieg is what one should expect from a scholarly book: well researched, well argued, and coherent.”—Williamson Murray, coauthor of A War to Be Won: Fighting the Second World War “This is a significantly fresh approach in that it goes beyond the Army-Marine controversies best exemplified by ‘Smith versus Smith.’ It does so by explaining their genesis in institutional and personal terms, then showing how both services marginalized the controversies during the war, in the interest of resolving the real problem: crossing the central Pacific with minimum cost and maximum effectiveness.”—Dennis E. Showalter, author of Hitler’s Panzers and Patton and Rommel “Pacific Blitzkrieg is an exceptional analysis of U.S. joint amphibious operations against Japan during World War II. Lacey clearly demonstrates that despite the heat of the Smith versus Smith controversy during the invasion of Saipan, in fact U.S. Army and Marine units and commanders cooperated far better than the published historical record to date suggests. A must read for current and future joint force commanders and their staffs.”—Peter R. Mansoor, author of The GI Offensive in Europe: The Triumph of American Infantry Divisions, 1941-1945
Category: History

Operation Worship

Author : Tyndale (PRD)
ISBN : 1414333870
Genre : Bibles
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Give the gift that matters most in the place it’s needed most. Last year CBA stores took up the challenge of sending 500,000 Bibles to our men and women in uniform. Now available for the general trade in tan camo, a special edition for the Marines that serve the United States around the world.
Category: Bibles