Navy Fleet Marine Force personnel, usually Corpsmen, Religious Program Specialists or Naval Gunfire Liaison Officers who participate in amphibious assaults, are also eligible to receive the FMF Combat Operations Insigniato certain service medals and ribbons. If worn by a Marine officer, the presence of this medal indicates the officer was once an enlisted Marine. Its predecessor was the Advanced Base Force in the early 20th century. Download our app to find events, locations and programs near you. 6. Stand up, Marine – Marines, whether on active duty, retired or veteran, always stand at attention during the playing of the Marines Hymn. The appearance of DoD visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement. 241,,, House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, Naval Forces Europe – Naval Forces Africa, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center, United States Armed Forces School of Music, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, United States battleship retirement debate, Military Secretary to the Commandant of the Marine Corps, Seapower and Projection Forces subcommittee, United States Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory,, Military units and formations of the United States Navy, Articles lacking in-text citations from March 2018, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 7 August 2020, at 13:20. Nicknames are kind of a thing – If your name is too long or difficult to pronounce, it’s likely that drill instructors will rename you “Alphabet.” If you wear glasses, it’s likely drill instructors may rename you “portholes.” 2. The Fleet – The FMF (Fleet Marine Force) is the name Marines give to the “real life” Marine Corps beyond the “pipeline” that includes Marine Corps Recruit Training and … The commanders of Marine Forces Command (MARFORCOM) and Pacific (MARFORPAC) serve as Marine Corps component commanders to their respective combatant commanders and may also serve as commanding generals of Fleet Marine Forces (FMFs) Atlantic, or Pacific. 4. 9. Shower Shoe – Most of us have heard the term “boot” applied to someone new in the Corps, but for those Marines who are newer than new and don’t even rate the term “boot,” the term “shower shoe” (a flip-flop worn in the shower) is lovingly applied.