Sunday, January 31, 2010

Did You Know???

Q: Who controls the National Guard in times of peace?
A: State Governors

Q: This branch of the military operates as part of the Navy during war time.
A: Coast Guard

Q: This branch of the U.S. military was officially created November 10, 1775, but was disbanded in 1783 (only to be recreated a few years later).
A: The Continental Marines (The Marine Corps)

Q: The United States Naval Academy is located in what state?
A: Maryland

Q: This branch of the U.S. armed services has no official motto, but is often associated with the phrase "Non sibi sed patriae" ("Not self, but country").
A: Navy

Q: The U.S. Military is made up of how many fighting branches?
A: Five

Q: Their official motto of "This We'll Defend" is incorporated into their seal.
A: Army

Q: This military institution has trained more officers than any other.
A: United States Military Academy - West Point


Mike Golch said...

Great list! Now than,I have a little something for you on my site!

Coffeypot said...

I thought the Navy’s unofficial motto was the thing we here more than anything else at sea, “tweet, tweet, tweet, THIS IS A DRILL, THIS IS A DRILL, GENERAL QUARTERS, GENERALS QUARTERS. ALL MEN MAN YOUR BATTLESTAIONS FORE AND AFT. PORT SIDE DOWN AND AFT, STARBORD SIDE UP AND FORWARD, THIS IS A DRILL, THIS IS A DRILL” Sometimes three or four times a day and night. Or, for me, the unofficial motto was, “COFFEY, GET YOUR ASS DOWN HER ON THE DOUBLE.”

AirmanMom said...

mike...I thought it would be a fun post. thank you for being such a kind blogger-you are a gem!

AirmanMom said...

coffeypot...I have a hunch you are not alone-feeling there are mottos especially for you!!!! Great comment, thank you!