Marine Corps Birthday: Reaching 237

On the 10th day of November, a festive yet earnest ceremony will be repeated at Marine Corps facilities around the world. A cake will be cut with the first piece going to the oldest Marine present. He will take a bite, and pass the cake to the ...

US Air Force Birthday

Aloft and on the Ground, Airmen Celebrate the Air Force Birthday. In the military arena, the power of flight has utterly transformed the practice of national defense. And in a relatively short time, the U.S. Air Force has become one of the most ...

375 Years of The National Guard

In 1636, no one had even imagined a United States of America. The English were still relative newcomers to the continent. And George Washington wouldn’t be born for nearly 100 years. There was no Army, Navy or Marines.

Pearl Harbor’s 70th Anniversary: America Reflects

Dec. 7, 1941, was a peaceful Sunday morning on the island paradise of Oahu. Thousands of American service members were just waking, cleaning up for church services or heading off for a day of R&R at the beach. Just before 8 a.m., the ...

236 Years of Marine Corps Tradition

On the 10th day of November, a festive yet earnest ceremony will be repeated at Marine Corps facilities around the world. A cake will be cut with the first piece going to the oldest Marine present. He will take a bite, and pass the cake to the ...

Sailors Celebrate 236 Years of Our Navy

A Cake for the Navy’s Birthday   Commander Ed Pease, the oldest sailor present, and Seaman Apprentice Patrick Luntey, the youngest sailor present, cut a birthday cake at the 1st Marine Division Navy Birthday Celebration Ceremony, Oct. 13.

Navy Birthday Celebration, 236 Years

It was 1775, in the dawning days of a nation, when early American leaders foresaw the importance of a fighting force at sea. On Oct. 13 of that year, George Washington commissioned a small fleet to intercept British supply ships off the coast of ...