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Marines is the name of a commune in the département of Val d'Oise, France.

Science Fiction Marines

Sea terms and naval usage

Marine is a general term for things relating to the ocean, as with Marine biology, Marine geology, and as a term for a navy, etc.

The Royal Netherlands Navy is called the Koninklijke Marine in Dutch, not to be confused with the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps (also called Dutch Marine Corps, in Dutch Korps Mariniers), which is part of it.

The French Navy is called the Marine Nationale.

The Deutsche Marine is the modern German Navy.

Naval infantry

Marines are naval infantry, specialising in fighting on ships and conducting amphibious assaults. Marines are usually a branch of a country's navy, often designated a corps rather than a service. Note that some countries do not differentiate branches of their armed forces, as Israeli Defense Forces, Canadian Armed Forces.

See also

  • Corps of Colonial Marines - Formed by the British during the mid 1840's to serve in the remaining British America colonies (mainly the West Indies), The Colonial Marines were controlled by the Royal Marines as an auxiliary force. initially recruited from freed or escaped slaves from the United States and later by local inhabitants. These units were either disbanded or absorbed by the West Indies Regiment
  • French Marines two types of French Marines exist,
  1. French Army units which were formerly titled Colonial Troops and were army troops who wore and anchor patch and served overseas, but were the responsibility of the French Navy for administration. Nowadays, Marine troops consist Marine Infantry (Infanterie de Marine), Marine Artillery (Artillerie de Marine), Marine Armor (Chars de Marine). Marine troops wear an anchor patch.
  2. The Naval Fusiliers who protected naval bases and served on capital ships. Currently the Naval Fusiliers (FUSCO, or fusiliers/commandos) consists of 14 Companies of Fusiliers and a small commando battalion.
  • The Spanish Infanteria de Marina - The oldest Marine Corps in the world, established in 1533.
  • Republic of Korea Marine Corps
  • People's Liberation Army Marine Corps
  • Republic of China Marine Corps
  • Royal Marines - (British naval infantry established in 1664)
  • Royal Netherlands Marine Corps - (established December 10, 1665)
  • Royal Thai Marine Corps
  • United States Marine Corps - (established November 10, 1775 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • Soviet Naval Infantry Russian Naval Infantry

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Marine Corps News Room (1012 words)
In response to the government of Bangladesh’s request for assistance, elements of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) embarked aboard USS Kearsarge traveled approximately 3,500 statute miles from the Sea of Bengal and is now providing disaster relief to the region.
A pair of Marine helicopters lifted from the USS Kearsarge flight deck today with loads of bottled water, marking the first delivery of U.S. military aid to the storm-battered nation of Bangladesh.
Marine Lance Cpl. Gene Landrus was hurt in a roadside bomb attack outside Abu Ghraib, Iraq, on May 15, 2006, and faces medical separation from the Corps.
Environment - Water - Marine (0 words)
The Thematic Strategy on the Protection and Conservation of the Marine Environment aims to achieve good environmental status of the EU's marine waters by 2021 and to protect the resource base upon which marine-related economic and social activities depend.
The Marine Strategy will constitute the environmental pillar of the future maritime policy the European Commission is working on, designed to achieve the full economic potential of oceans and seas in harmony with the marine environment.
The Marine Strategy is consistent with the water framework directive from 2000 which requires that surface freshwater and ground water bodies (lakes, streams, rivers, estuaries, coastal waters…) achieve a good ecological status by 2015 and that the first review of the River Basin Management Plan should take place in 2021.
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