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Happy 236th Birthday U.S. Marine Corps

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Marine Corps Maj. Adrian Armold, one of four Marines assigned to the Joint Space Operations Center here, cuts the cake for the celebration of the 236th U.S. Marine Corps birthday Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011. Formed in 1775, the USMC has served in every American armed conflict and has the unique ability to rapidly deploy a combined-arms task force to almost anywhere in the world within days. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Marine Corps Maj. Adrian Armold, one of four Marines assigned to the Joint Space Operations Center here, cuts the cake for the celebration of the 236th U.S. Marine Corps birthday Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011. Formed in 1775, the USMC has served in every American armed conflict and has the unique ability to rapidly deploy a combined-arms task force to almost anywhere in the world within days. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Members of the Joint Space Operations Center here attend the 236th U.S. Marine Corps birthday celebration to support the four Marines they have on staff Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011. Formed in 1775, the USMC has served in every American armed conflict and has the unique ability to rapidly deploy a combined-arms task force to almost anywhere in the world within days. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Members of the Joint Space Operations Center here attend the 236th U.S. Marine Corps birthday celebration to support the four Marines they have on staff Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011. Formed in 1775, the USMC has served in every American armed conflict and has the unique ability to rapidly deploy a combined-arms task force to almost anywhere in the world within days. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Marine Corps Sgt. Christopher Pettingill, the youngest of four Marines assigned to the Joint Space Operations Center here, takes the ceremonial first-bite of the cake for the celebration of the 236th U.S. Marine Corps birthday Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011. Formed in 1775, the USMC has served in every American armed conflict and has the unique ability to rapidly deploy a combined-arms task force to almost anywhere in the world within days. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Marine Corps Sgt. Christopher Pettingill, the youngest of four Marines assigned to the Joint Space Operations Center here, takes the ceremonial first-bite of the cake for the celebration of the 236th U.S. Marine Corps birthday Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011. Formed in 1775, the USMC has served in every American armed conflict and has the unique ability to rapidly deploy a combined-arms task force to almost anywhere in the world within days. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Marine Corps Sgt. Christopher Pettingill, the youngest of four Marines assigned to the Joint Space Operations Center here, takes the ceremonial ?first-bite? of the cake for the celebration of the 236th Marine Corps birthday Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011. Formed in 1775, the USMC has served in every American armed conflict and has the unique ability to rapidly deploy a combined-arms task force to almost anywhere in the world within days. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Marine Corps Sgt. Christopher Pettingill, the youngest of four Marines assigned to the Joint Space Operations Center here, takes the ceremonial ?first-bite? of the cake for the celebration of the 236th Marine Corps birthday Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011. Formed in 1775, the USMC has served in every American armed conflict and has the unique ability to rapidly deploy a combined-arms task force to almost anywhere in the world within days. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)