As a former United States Marine, I proudly served my country while fighting alongside the 1st Marine Division during Operation Enduring Freedom. After leaving the service, I began a career in writing in an effort to highlight veteran issues that not only affected my community, but myself as well...
The living quarters onboard the Marine expeditionary unit (MEU) are tight, to say the least. Marines often live on beds stacked one on top of the other, and the small spaces they get to spend their free time are cramped, offering little to no privacy from each other. Of course, this is just another day in the life of any forward deployed United States Marine, and those on the 31st MEU aboard the U.S.S. Essex are no different.
It’s a hard job trying to feed a ship full of Marines and sailors three times a day, but Marine and Navy cooks get the job done. Not only do they get it done, but they get it done well. There’s nothing better than a nice hot meal after a long day at sea. Life aboard a large ship is never easy, and one of the few simple pleasures that people can look forward to are port calls and chow times.
Pugil Sticks are foam padded plastic pipes used to teach bayonet techniques to Marines, as well as other branches. The users don helmets and other protective equipment to try and make killing strikes to disable and disrupt their opponents. Of course, often times a simple training exercise can be turned into a friendly competition, and that competition can get out of hand, as you will see in the video below.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".