USMC DAY — Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corps. Semper Fi!
MARINE CORPS FUN FACTS:
- The Marine Corps is the smallest branch of the Defense Department, with about 185-thousand active-duty personnel (about half as many as the Air Force)
- The typical Marine carries 14-thousand dollars’ worth of equipment, not including night-vision goggles
- ‘Semper Fi’ comes from the Marines’ motto ‘semper fidelis’ – that’s Latin for ‘always loyal’