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First and foremost - we are NOT the real 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. We are an ArmA III Realism Unit with a very high view of the Corps, and a very high view on realistic gaming. We gather and play to simulate a Marine Corps environment, in honor of the real Leathernecks who serve. The real 15th MEU can be found at the following site:
ArmA III is a great combat simulator that is very conducive to the environment we've set here. ArmA III information can be found at http://arma3.com/
Specifically, we play ArmA III with a custom modpack that includes various community modifications to provide the most unique realistic environment possible.
We're simulating a Marine environment in a virtual world - same ranks, same ideals, same values. Hell, even a few of our members are Marines or are planning to serve in the Corps. They bring their experience to the table to further enhance our Unit.
We strive to create an environment that is both professional and responsible, and at the same time relaxing and enjoyable. Realism gaming to us is the balance between the real world Marine Corps and the gaming world.
We uphold the Corps Values of Honor, Courage and Commitment:
Honor: Marines are held to a high standard of the utmost ethical and moral behavior. Honesty and honor are held in great regard. Respect for others is essential. You are expected to act responsibly in a mature and dependable manner. Every Marine is accountable for his or her actions and meeting the highest standard of the Corps.
Courage: Courage is not the absence of fear. It is the ability to face fear and overcome it. It is the mental, moral and physical strength ingrained in Marines. It steadies them in times of stress, carries them through every challenge and aids them in facing new and unknown confrontations.
Commitment: Commitment is the spirit of determination and dedication found in Marines. It is what impels Marines to serve our country and the Corps. Every aspect of life in the Corps shows commitment, from the high standard of excellence to the vigilances the Marines show for training.
Why do we do this? We'd like to think that a member in our unit would take from these and be a better person for it. A better person for the unit and hopefully a better person in life. They will learn what it is work together in team and work towards a common goal. They will learn what the words "determination" and "dedication" mean. They will learn to be dependable, respectful, and respectable.
They will earn the right to be called a Virtual Marine in the 15th MEU (SOC) Realism Unit, and they will uphold all that comes with that title so not to tarnish the great name of the Corps and those who serve it.
The 15th MEU (SOC) Realism Unit is one of the longest standing realism units within the ArmA Community, having been activated in June 2007. Since that time we have experienced many expansions and reductions, and various changes of command. Our foundation is solid, having stood some of the toughtest tests realism gaming, and group gaming as a whole, can muster. We are here to stay, and will continue to set the standard for realism gaming as our founders laid the basis for, even thought they have long departed our ranks.
If this sounds like something you're interested in, by all means please register and let us know. But keep in mind, once you take that step and commit to joining, we're going to hold you the same standards we hold every other member to.
15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (SOC) Realism Unit Command Staff