Semper Fidelis

U.S. Marines raising flag atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima. Date: February 23, 1945

On November 10, 1775, the greatest military force in the history of mankind was born. 247 years later, on November 10, 2022, 11 pax celebrated the U.S. Marine Corps birthday in the early hours of Hurricane Nicole. The weather was a perfect combination of light winds and rain…Marine Corps sunshine.

Snowball, Fidget Spinner, Geico, Gump, Low Lights, Mr. Brady, Yogi Bear, Siri, Heartbreaker, D2, and War Chicken

Battle of Iwo Jima

“Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue.” – Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN, 16 March 1945.

Six combo sets of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 reps = 420 total reps

Side Straddle Hops

Single-count Merkins’

Cherry Pickers

Imperial Walkers

2x formation run around parking lot

Battle of Belleau Wood

“Retreat Hell! We’ve just got here!” – Attributed to several World War I Marine Corps officers, Belleau Wood, June 1918.

Four combo sets of 5, 10, 15, 20 reps = 200 total reps

Side Straddle Hops

Burpees

Side Straddle Hops

2x formation run around parking lot

Embrace the Suck

“They’re on our right, they’re on our left, they’re in front of us, they’re behind us; they can’t get away from us this time.” – Colonel Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller during the Chosin Reservoir campaign in Korea, November 1950.

Six combo sets of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 reps = 210 total reps

Merkins’

Flutter Kicks

2x formation run around parking lot with American flag

 

Happy Veteran’s Day to ALL those who served in defense of this great nation.

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