There are two floors beneath the bottom floor of the Pentagon. The two underground floors are labeled "M" for "Mezzanine" and "B" for "Basement."
The Pentagon has five floors above ground. Most people think of the Pentagon's second floor as its main floor, due to the Concourse being located on this floor.
The concentric rings around the Pentagon hold offices constructed in a clockwise formation. The rings are labeled beginning at their innermost point, which is ring A, out to the outermost point, which is ring E. Notably, the Pentagon houses offices for 25,000 military and civilian personnel.Learn More
The plot of land that the Pentagon was originally planned to be built on was bound on five sides due to roads and other divisions, so the Pentagon was designed to conform to these restrictions. When the build site was moved, the Pentagon kept its original shape.Full Answer >
According to The National WWII Museum, as of 2014, there are a little over 1 million World War II veterans still alive. WWII veterans are dying at a rate of 555 per day, with most of them being over 90 years old.Full Answer >
Although the use of the term "battalion" varies depending on what country and what branch of service is being referred to, a typical battalion in the U.S. Army has anywhere from 300 to 1,000 individual soldiers. The number depends on the scope of the mission.Full Answer >
The number of marines who die each year varies. In 2013, 10 Marines died in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and at least 13 Marines died in incidents in the United States.Full Answer >