The Marine Corps is known as the 911 force of America, and we have earned this phrase because of how quickly we are able to respond to crises around the globe. But it isn’t enough just to be ready in the field. Marines also need to be ready at home. Their loved ones must be ready at any moment’s notice for any crisis response, which means Marines and families should be “always ready”.
What does “always ready” mean in the Marine Corps? Well it depends on who you ask! Spouses, Marines and the Marine Corps answers may vary when asked this specific question.
If you ask a Marine’s spouse, they may give the following answers:
However; if you ask a Marine, “what does ‘Always Ready’ mean to them, they may give completely different answers:
The Marine Corps may say that “Always Ready” encompasses total Marine fitness which includes: mind, body, spirit, and social fitness.
Although the term “Always Ready” seems to have varying answers, they are all interchangeable and equally important. Below are a few helpful tips to help you remain “Always Ready:”
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Whether your Marine is deployed for three months or one year, it is possible for your relationship to grow closer during your time apart by considering these suggested ideas.