Oorah is a battle cry common in the United States Marine Corps since the mid-20th century. It is comparable to Hooah in the United States Army, the United States Air Force, and the United States Space Force, or Hooyah in the United States Navy and the United States Coast Guard.


See also: United States Marine Corps Amphibious Reconnaissance Battalion

There are several potential sources from which the word "oorah" may have originated.

Other uses

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  1. ^ "A Little Marine Corps History". National Headquarters. Marine Corps League. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 2009-02-13.
  2. ^ "Hooah - Origins of the Term in the U.S. Military". 4 March 2016. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  3. ^ "ABC NewsRadio: wordwatch, Hooroo". 31 July 2014. Archived from the original on 31 July 2014.
  4. ^ "From one era to another..." Force Recon Association. Retrieved 2009-02-13.