>>28451062 They are part of the Navy. They get all of their funding from the Navy. You just have the ability to join the USMC instead of the Navy.
>>28451099 lol, no. The Marine Corps has always been a separate branch.
>>28451114 No. Our stupidity just gets highlighted more. Remember, one "oops" will destroy any number of "atta boys". Marines do something stupid, you will invariably hear about it. Army does something stupid, it gets lost in all the bullshit.
>>28451245 No, the Army is just so big stuff gets lost in the noise. Marine Corps is smaller so stuff gets noticed more easily. Then throw in that they have built up this reputation of being so much better than everyone else that when they fuck up, people notice it more. It's like when the President fucks up compared to a Senator. The Senator might have a week or two where everyone is talking about it but then the incident is quickly forgotten, the President will never be able to live down their mistake. For example, good ol' Bill getting a BJ (supposedly).
>>28450949 Yes. It doesn't stop the US military from being the most capable fighting force in the world. It doesn't even hinder most from doing their jobs effectively when needed. But, just like any group of young men in one place, yes.
Don't give Ray shit, he was a dick but overall competent. Think you should definitely replace that picture mess of a CO Captain America. Holy fuck the first time I watched GK I was hoping he would get fucking beheaded by a flying piece of shrapnel
There are some stupid motherfuckers in the Marine Corps. But what I've seen, the other branches have their fair share of people with stupidity of incredible degrees. Not even mad. Sometimes, it really impresses me and go, "what a day to be alive."
Yeah, they are. So are the other branches, but maybe not coast guard. You have to really think about it before you even consider joining them. Not a lot of people do that; I've heard stories of people going to the other recruiting office simply because the other offices were closed and set themselves up for the next four or so years.
>>28453567 Yes. Other branches have their commercials and other "propaganda" to entice you to join. Your average person doesn't really know anything about the coast guard and will probably tell you something way off. So no one really considers the coast guard as an option. Generally, if you do consider joining them, you're at least familiar what sort of operations they do, that is, combatting drug trade and saving sinking ships and what not. You're basically doing the hipster thing to consider joining the coast guard because why? You need a good reason why.
Obviously, you have your small percentage that joins thinking it's the exact same thing as the Navy. I know a guy that did that. The whole time. But look at the utility uniform and tell me that it entices the fuck out of you to join. Well?!
>>28453398 Yeah. And that time when two Navy reservists that weren't even from Okinawa, that raped a girl, gets international attention, was the reason why all US installations went on lockdown and what limitations you have left are even more constricted than it already is.
The majority of Marines are in Okinawa anyways. A six mile air wing is in Iwakuni. But there isn't much significant presence on the mainland. There isn't much friction between us gaijins and the locals in Japan, save for when Hiroshima is around. It was their 9/11 before 9/11 even was.
Saying Marines are the primary reason for the restrictions in Japan is akin to saying blacks are the primary race that commits crime in Detroit. It's true, but it's so circumstantial that any other demographic would be an issue if there's just more of them there. I mean, it's safe to assume the demographic that commits the most in Japan is predominantly Japanese. No one bats an eye.
Foreign stigmatization has been around for a long time. This isn't a new concept.
Exactly! and that part where Ray went fucking apeshit chasing after the guy's from Delta (or Alpha) who were shooting at Bravo during the friendly fire incident. It just proves that he was a smartass who genuinely cared for his guys.
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