What Is the Motto for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve?


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The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's motto is "Ready, Relevant, Responsive" and reflects the actions that the United States needs to take to maintain the nation's long-term defense. The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's main function is to serve as the U.S. Marine Corps' reinforcement during times of war.

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The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve first became active on Aug. 29, 1916, with the passing of the Naval Appropriations Act by the U.S. Congress and is garrisoned in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Marine Corps Reserve has served in multiple engagements, including Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, World War II and the Korean War.

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