Army/Marine Corps
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History and Random Facts
100

This is the Army's birthday

June 14, 1775

100

This is what SEAL stands for.

Sea, Air, and Land

100

This is the Space Force motto

Semper Supra

100

The New York City Police Department is larger than this branch

Coast Guard

200

This is the Marine Corps mascot.

English Bulldog named Chesty

200

This is the Navy's birthday

October 13th, 1775

Fun fact: The U.S. Navy was actually formed twice.
The Continental Navy was formed on October 13th, 1775 – roughly six months after the start of the Revolutionary War – and was disbanded after the war in 1785. Our country went without a navy for nine years, however, this lack of defense made us an easy target for pirates. Under the Naval Act of 1794, our country’s navy was resurrected and re-named the U.S. Navy.

200

This is the Space Force birthday

Dec. 20, 2019

200

This president earned the Medal of Honor

Theodore Roosevelt

300

This is how many people the Army currently employs (estimate is fine)

Over 1 million

300

This is how many official flags the Coast Guard has.

2

The Coast Guard has two official flags: The Coast Guard standard and the Coast Guard ensign.

300

This animal is what was studied for the aerodynamics in the F117

Bumblebee

300

This is the percentage/fraction of Americans between the ages 17-23 that are qualified for military service

Less than 28% (about 1/4)

400

Marines in uniform are not authorized to put their hands in this.

In their pockets

400

This is the Coast Guard motto

“Semper Paratus”

400

The Air Force was part of the Army until this year

1946. It was called the Army Air Corps.

400

This popular soda had engineers in the Army in WWII

Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola president Robert Woodruff said that any servicemen in World War II should be able to get a bottle of Coke for a nickel, anywhere in the world, so Coca-Cola created the Technical Observer program to make it happen. There were 148 Technical Observers, who supervised the shipment and operation of 64 bottling plants. Technical Observers had an Army officer's rank and pay, as well as uniforms with a special patch to identify them. They distributed more than 5 billion bottles of Coke to soldiers.

500

President who reached five-star general besides George Washington

Eisenhower

500
This is how many U.S. presidents served in the US Navy during WWII

6

John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. In fact, every president from 1961 to 1993 save for Ronald Reagan was a Navy veteran!

500

The first official Air Force One was this type of plane

Lockheed Constellation

500

This branch was in charge of exploring and mapping America.

The U.S. Army

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