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July 28, 1914 - November 11, 1918
September 1, 1939 - September 2, 1945
The conflict between Communist North Korea and Non-Communist South Korea. The United Nations (led by the United States) helped South Korea.
Korean War years
June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953
A war fought from 1914 to 1918 between the Allies, notably Britain, France, Russia, and Italy (which entered in 1915), and the Central Powers: Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and the Ottoman Empire.
A war fought from 1939 to 1945 between the Axis powers — Germany, Italy, and Japan — and the Allies, including France and Britain, and later the Soviet Union and the United States.
The USMC landed in Lebanon in 1958 as part of what operation?
The USS Maddox and Turner Joy attacks became known as what incident?
Gulf of Tonkin Incident
1st beachhead of the Vietnam War?
What were the enemy guerilla forces called in Vietnam?
The Marines used which two offensive strategies in Vietnam?
Clear and hold; Marine Pacification
Which USMC strategy in Vietnam involved winning the trust of the Vietnamese people?
What 1965 operation, led by Major General Lew Walt, showed that vertical envelopment, naval gunfire, close air support, and aggressive infantry maneuvering were more than a match for the VC?
What Operation involved the first time the Marines encountered the NVA?
What is known as the Hill Fights, and is the most famous siege of the Vietnam War?
First battle where Marines fought house to house since Korea?
What operation was commanded by Major General Raymond Davis and involved heli-borne assaults, supported by leapfrogging artillery to hilltop firebases cleared as they progressed?
Operation Dewey Canyon
What was the plan to gradually pull troops out of Vietnam called
What operation involved the evacuation of civilians from Cambodia?
Operation Eagle Pull
What operation involved the final evacuation of Saigon?
Operation Frequent Wind
What Marine sniper was known as "Long Trang" or "the white feather"
GySgt Carlos Hathcock
What general led the "15 year long march" for the USMC?
General Louis Wilson
What was the U.S. invasion of Grenada called?
Operation Urgent Fury
What significant event happened in Lebanon in 1983?
HQ of the battalion landing team was bombed
What operation saw the use of force against Iraqi forces in 1991?
Operation Desert Shield
First ground engagement with Iraqi forces in Desert Storm?
How many hours did Operation Desert Storm last?
General Mohamed Farrah Aidid declared all UN personnel hostile in what country?
In 1995 what operation saw Marines help evacuate UN forces from Somalia?
Operation United Shield
What operation was launched into Afghanistan following the 9/11 attacks?
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
Which Marine General was giving command of the 1st MEB in OEF and also became the commanding general for Marine Corps Forces, Central Command?
BGen James Mattis
In 25 November, 2001 15th MEU seized an airfield 90 miles southwest of Kandahar that became known as what?
Who was elected President of Afghanistan in 2004?
When did the surge begin in Afghanistan?
What was the largest Marine action since the 2004 invasion of Fallujah and the biggest airlift by Marines since Vietnam?
What was the name of the offensive in 2009 that aimed to remove the Taliban from a stronghold town in Helmand Province, the largest joint operation up to that point in the war?
Operation Moshtarak (Battle of Marjah)
What was 1st MARDIV's motto in 2002 leading up to OIF?
no better friend, no worse enemy
What does the term "shock and awe," uttered by Gen Tommy Franks refer to?
The air attacks that began OIF
What task force pushed into the city of An Nasiriyah to secure key bridges over the Euphrates River and Saddam Canal?
Task force Tarawa
What MARDIV covered 808 kilometers in 17 days of sustained combat, the longest sequence of coordinated overland attacks in Marine Corps history?
What 2004 battle took place after the murder of four American security contractors?
Battle of Fallujah
What operation saw Marines shut down access to Fallujah in order to isolate and seek out insurgents holding up in the city?
Operation Vigilant Resolve
What operation included ferocious close quarters fighting and included the second battle of Fallujah?
Operation Phantom Fury
What was the name given to the movement of tribal leaders in Iraq's Anbar Province to align themselves with the U.S. and Iraqi government against the insurgency?
Al Anbar Awakening
Which MOH recipient shielded the rest of his squad from a grenade blast by diving on it with his helmet which left him mortally wounded?
Cpl Jason Dunham
Which MOH recipient became the 1st living Marine in 38 years to win the MOH?
Sgt. Dakota Myer
Which MOH recipient threw his body between a grenade and his fellow Marines, suffering severe injuries but survived the blast and became the eighth living recipient of the MOH for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan?
Cpl Kyle Carpenter
What unit was reactivated in October 2001 and combined elements of the Marine Security Guard Battalion, Marine Security Force Regiment, and Chemical/Biological Incidence Response Force?
Counter insurgency doctrine was further developed and implemented during OEF and OIF using lessons learned during what past manual?
Small Wars Manual
What manual was published in 2006 that consolidated lessons in counter insurgency?
Counter Insurgency Field Manual
What program took female Marines from a variety of specialties and trained them for duty with ground combat units
What aircraft is capable of taking off and landing like a helicopter but flying like an airplane?
Osprey or MV-22
In 2004 what Marine unit responded to a humanitarian crisis in Indonesia?
What operation was launched to enforce a no fly zone and to conduct combat strikes in Lybia by the Air Combat Element of the 26th MEU?
Operation Odyssey Dawn
What type of platoon was deployed to a U.S. embassy in Tripoli in response to a terrorist attack on a U.S. embassy in Benghazi?
What's the birthdate of the Marine Corps (hereinafter "USMC")?
November 10, 1775
What is the birthplace of the USMC?
Tun Tavern, Philidelphia
Captain Robert Mullen
1st Commandant of the Marine Corps
Captain Samuel Nicholas
1st OFFICIAL Commandant of the Marine Corps
William Ward Burrows
1st Sgt Major
1st Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps
1st Amphibious Landing?
New Providence, Bahamas
1st Marine to receive the Medal of Honor
Cpl John Mackie
1st female marine
Opha Mae Johnson, 1918
1st marine aviator
1st Marine Aviator to receive the Medal of Honor for both air and ground combat?
Capt Henry Elrod
1st African American USMC Officer?
Frederick C. Branch
Which two Marines received the Medal of Honor twice?
Dan Daly, Smedley Butler
Who is the only Marine to be awarded five Navy Crosses?
Where did Marine's get the nickname "Leatherneck"?
From the leather collar/neckpiece worn from 1775-1875 to protect Marine's necks from sword slashes
What is the cross shaped braid atop officer covers called?
Where is the oldest post in the USMC?
Eight and I, Washington DC
Who was given the Mameluke sword in 1805 by Prince Hamet in Tripoli?
Lt. Presley O'Bannon
President who re-organized the Marine Corps after its disbandment after the revolutionary war
President John Adams
When was the rank of SgtMaj established
Why SgtMaj was established by Congress
To help out the Commandant of the Marine Corps
First SgtMaj of the Marine Corps
the point of the quatrefoil
sharpshooters in the ship's riggings could identify officers
Marine Corps band
The President's Own
Lt. Presley O'Bannon, USMC
fought in the first barbary war
first American to raise the American Flag over foreign soil - during time of war.
Lt. Presley O'Bannon
Lead the charge against the Barbary Pirates fortress of Derna, Tripoli. Presented the first Mameluke Sword for his actions.
given as a token of gratitude to Lt. Presley O'Bannon by Prince Hamet in gratitude for freeing Derna from the Barbary Pirates
War of 1812
A war (1812-1814) between the United States and England which was trying to interfere with American trade with France.
Battle of Bladensburg
in August 1814 the British captured and burned Washington, D.C.
Landing site of the first large scale amphibious operation of the Mexican American War, and the first large-scale joint amphibious landing in history
Vera Cruz (March 1847)
Worn by Officers and NCO's to signify the bloodshed by Officers and NCO's at the battle of Chapultepec (Mexican-American War)
Eagle from EGA
borrowed from Air Force
Who adopted the Marine Corps Emblem
Commandant Jacob Zeilin
Semper Fidelis (Always Faithful)
Commandant Charles McCawley
adopted the current Marine Corps Motto, Semper Fidelis (always faithful)
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