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    Happy Birthday to the U.S. Navy!

    Was googling something else and saw that today is the Navy's birthday. Thanks to all who served, are serving, will serve and their families!
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    When I was considering which branch of the military to join, the CO of my university AFROTC detachment said to me:

    The Navy navigates by the stars.

    The Army sleeps under the stars.

    The Air Force chooses hotels by the stars.

    It was a moment of clarity for me.

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    I never heard that before - I like it!

    I'm sort of afraid to ask, but the Marine Corps? They ARE the stars?!?!?!?! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by happystuff View Post
    I never heard that before - I like it!

    I'm sort of afraid to ask, but the Marine Corps? They ARE the stars?!?!?!?! LOL
    Haha!! that's what I was going to say! (DH served as a Marine). Seriously, thanks to all who served under the stars or in 5-star hotels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by happystuff View Post
    I never heard that before - I like it!

    I'm sort of afraid to ask, but the Marine Corps? They ARE the stars?!?!?!?! LOL
    They were a separate option under Naval ROTC (I wonder if AFROTC has a Space Force option now), but I do have this:

    The different branches use different terminologies, for instance, when ordered to “secure the building”:

    The Marines kill everyone inside and set up a CP.

    The Army posts a sentry.

    The Navy turns out the lights and locks the doors.

    The Air Force negotiates a five year lease with an option to buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    Haha!! that's what I was going to say! (DH served as a Marine). Seriously, thanks to all who served under the stars or in 5-star hotels.
    I carried a lot of luggage in defense of my country. Surprisingly, they don’t have a medal for that.

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