The Eagle, Globe, and Anchor (EGA) is the official emblem of the United States Marine Corps.The current emblem traces its roots to the designs and ornaments of early Continental Marines as well as British Royal Marines.The present emblem, adopted in 1955, has only a change in the eagle from the EGA of 1868.Before that time many devices, ornaments, and distinguishing marks followed one another as official marks of the Corps.The Crucible includes food and sleep deprivation, long marches, combat assault courses, leadership reaction courses, and team building situations.Recruits must work together to solve programs and overcome obstacles along the way.
Intrinsically bound, the Marines have fought battles throughout time to defend our constitution, protect our people, and to stabilize the world in times of crisis. Battles are won within by those with a fighting spirit.
The inspiration that led to the adoption of the English bulldog as the official Marine Corps mascot came from World War I-era German soldiers.
Legend has it that the Marines were referred to as teufel-hunden, (devil-dogs), the vicious, wild mountain dogs of Bavarian folklore, because of the Marines relentless method of attack that turned the tide as the German Army approached Paris.
Don’t be offended when your recruit calls you for the first time and isn’t able to chat.
The recruit is given a scripted response: “I have arrived safely at MCRD Parris Island or MCRD San Diego. I will contact you in 3 to 5 days via postcard with my new mailing address. Goodbye for now.” They are allowed to say this and nothing more, to provide you with the peace of mind that your son or daughter has arrived safely and their training has started.