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April 04, 2006



I wouldn't sweat too much purple piss over this - "sailor" is a rather relative concept with regard to the US Marine Corps, as quite a lot of supporting arms that are usually part of an army are provided by the US Navy instead - for example, the Marines' engineering support comes from the Navy Seabees (for "construction battalion") who are technically sailors rather than marines.

The medics are all Navy, too, and quite often switch between the field and seagoing careers. I'm rather surprised that they haven't been doing more field training for the navy echelon types before, as they've been talking about "sea to objective manoeuvre" i.e. operating deep inland for YEARS.

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