General Knowledge

The Three Word Address

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These seem meaningless right?  Wrong.

These are part of a new website that is setting out to change addresses for the entire world.  A lot of smaller, less developed nations have a tough time getting an addressing system that works within their community.  What3words set out to change that.

They have divided the entire Earth into 3 meter squares and assigned each a 3 word address using 40,000 words.  These seemingly random words however give people “lost” in the ...

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DEA Device

Every year, Young Marines around the country strive to make their communities better by teaching other youth to live a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.  One the most coveted awards in our program is the DEA Device.  Those few that have went above and beyond just handing our flyers and having brief chats with folks in their community are able to display the DEA’s badge on their Drug Demand Reduction Ribbon.

How do I earn ...

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What Should I Buy My Young Marine?

I recently received an email from a family member regarding what items they should buy for their Young Marine such as fire starters, canteens, etc..  I thought it was a good question and after some thought I replied to the email with a few items I thought should be prioritized.  I also thought it would be a topic to put some extra thought into and make a top 10 list for this site.

1. Hydration System:

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Getting Started with Project Alert

What is Project Alert?

Project Alert is the main Drug Demand Reduction curriculum in the Young Marines organization.  It is a series of 11 lessons and 3 booster lessons.

Who should take the Project Alert Course?

Every Young Marine age 14 and over should get certified to teach Project Alert in their unit.  Registered Adults are also urged to take the course.

How do I sign up?

  1. Log in to www.projectalert.com.

  2. Click Sign Up.

  3. Fill in the fields on the Account ...

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Submitting Esprit Articles

Young Marines,

Have you ever wondered how to submit articles for the Young Marine Esprit Magazine?  It isn’t hard at all and I urge all of you to try it.  You all do so many great things with your unit and you should share those experiences with other units across the country.

Why should I submit an article?

There are several reasons to submit an article.  It will improve your writing ability, get exposure ...

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STANDING ORDERS, ROGERS’ RANGERS

Rogers Rangers

STANDING ORDERS, ROGERS’ RANGERS (Major Rogers, 1759)

  1. Don’t forget nuthin’.
  2. Have your musket clean as a whistle, hatchet scoured, sixty rounds powder and ball, and be ready to march at minute’s warning.
  3. When you’re on the march, act the way you would if you was sneaking up on a deer. See the enemy first.
  4. Tell the truth about what you see and what you do. There ...
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