245th Marine Corps Birthday Celebration

QIC:  NordicTrack/Gretel/Recycle

Date: 11/10/2020

PAX: Hambone (RESPECT), Afterbirth, Threeskin, Prosciutto, Whittler, Natty Light, Joanna, Napoleon, Blue, Dundee, Tonka, Red Raider, Holy Kiss, Pomade, Pound Dog, Truck Stop, No Show, Snow Patrol, Friday

AO: Smackdown


61 degrees at the disclaimer. A beautiful Marine Corps morning.


Warm up Mosey around the track


Forward Folds


Little Baby Arm Circles

Freddie Mercury’s

Willie Mays Hays

The Thang


Read about the formation of the Marine Corps on November 10, 1775.

Timed Marine Corps crunches (PFT style)

Pax divided into Fire Teams. Each team has 2 minutes to complete an average of 100 Marine Corps crunches per team. Not meeting this target resulted in performing 10 Burpees.

Read about the history of the Nickname “Leatherneck.”


We got our nickname Devil Dogs from official German reports which called the Marines at the WWI Battle of Belleau Wood “Teufel Hunden”. It has been said that this nickname came about from Marines being ordered to take a hill occupied by German forces while wearing gas masks as a precaution against German mustard gas. While the Marines fought their way up the hill, the heat caused them to sweat profusely, foam at the mouth and turned their eyes bloodshot, and at some points the hill was so steep it caused the Marines to climb up it on all fours. From the Germans’ vantage point, they witnessed a pack of tenacious, growling figures wearing gas masks, with bloodshot eyes and mouth foam seeping from the sides, advancing up the hill, sometimes on all fours, killing everything in their way. As the legend goes, the German soldiers, upon seeing this spectacle, began to yell that they were being attacked by “dogs from hell.” Additionally, the Marines earned such a reputation at the battle of Belleau Wood that the French officially renamed the landscape “Bois de la Brigade de Marine”–“The Wood of the Marine Brigade”

PAX complete a lap around the track as follows: 10 squat jumps at corner, “Devil Dog crawls” (bear crawls) around turn, 10 monkey humpers, mosey the straight, repeat at other end


PAX pair up. Mosey to the visitors side of the field.

One partner completes reps, one moseys to the home side and completes 10 curls for the girls. Keep going until the pair completes 245 Marine Corps pushups.



On November 1st, 1921, John A Lejeune, 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps, directed that a reminder of the honorable service of the Corps be published by every command, to all Marines throughout the globe, on the birthday of the Corps. Since that day, Marines have continued to distinguish themselves on many battlefields and foreign shores, in war and in peace. On this birthday of the Corps, therefore, in compliance with the will of the 13th Commandant, Article 38, United States Marine Corps Manual, Edition of 1921, is republished as follows:

“On November 10, 1775, a Corps of Marines was created by a resolution of the Continental Congress. Since that date, many thousand men have borne the name Marine. In memory of them, it is fitting that we who are Marines should commemorate the Birthday of our Corps by calling to mind the glories of its long and illustrious history.”

“The record of our Corps is one which will bear comparison with that of the most famous military organizations in the world’s history. During 90 of the 146 years of its existence the Marine Corps has been in action against the Nation’s foes. From the Battle of Trenton to the Argonne, Marines have won foremost honors in war, and in the long eras of tranquility at home generation after generation of Marines have grown gray in war in both hemispheres, and in every corner of the seven seas that our country and its citizens might enjoy peace and security. In every battle and skirmish since the birth of our Corps Marines have acquitted themselves with the greatest distinction, winning new honors on each occasion until the term Marine has come to signify all that is highest in military efficiency and soldierly virtue.”

“This high name of distinction and soldierly repute we who are Marines today have received from those who preceded us in the Corps. With it we also received from them the eternal spirit which has animated our Corps from generation to generation and has been the distinguishing mark of the Marines in every age. So long as that spirit continues to flourish Marines will be found equal to every emergency in the future as they have been in the past, and the men of our Nation will regard us as worthy successors to the long line of illustrious men who have served as “Soldiers of the Sea” since the founding of the Corps.”

The inspiring message of our 13th Commandant has left it’s mark in the hearts and minds of all Marines. By deed and act from Guadalcanal to Iwo Jima, from Inchon to the Korean Armistice, in interventions from Lebanon to the Dominican Republic, from the opening battles in Vietnam to Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and from Kandahar and Helmand in Afghanistan to Nasiriyah and Fallujah in Iraq, Marines have continued to epitomize those qualities which are their legacy. The success which they have achieved in combat and the faith they have borne in peace will continue. The Commandant and our many friends have added their hearty praise and congratulations on this, our 245th birthday.


F3 Chattanooga Beer Run coming up THIS Saturday 11/14. Look for the #beer-run channel on Slack for more info

Geek Squad on #smackdown Q this Thursday 11/12

Pound Dog on #convoy Q this Saturday 11/14

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