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jar·head

 (jär′hĕd′)
n. Slang
A US Marine.

[Perhaps from the shape of the hat the Marines once wore.]

jarhead

(ˈdʒɑːˌhɛd)
n
(Military) military slang US a member of the United States Marine Corps
[C20: so called because of their distinctive haircut]
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April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A routine assignment explodes into an international crisis in Jarhead 3: The Siege , the newest chapter of the revelatory military franchise from Universal 1440 Entertainment.
Snipers have traditionally played a substantial and significant role in combat owing to their highly developed skills; however, Jarhead tells us a different story, with the highly-skilled craft-workers becoming obsolete in their chosen career because of technological development.
For all of its technical brio - and Jarhead is extremely accomplished, mimicking the same handheld camerawork as Saving Private Ryan - the film lacks an emotional core.
Jarhead describes the physical and mental stresses associated with the profession--the good times as well as the bad.
Jarhead, an adaptation of Anthony Swofford's best-selling Desert Storm memoir, is that unusual war film playing in theaters while American soldiers are dying in battle.
As an example, Anthony Swofford's memoir Jarhead brutally recounts his time spent as a Marine sniper in the Gulf War.
There's also the highly anticipated Jarhead, an adaptation of Anthony Swofford's best-selling Gulf War memoir that Sarsgaard is currently filming in the desert in California and Mexico with American Beauty director Sam Mendes and costars Jake Gyllenhaal and Jamie Foxx--hence his hip buzz cut.
Jarhead (Scribner) by Anthony Swofford and Baghdad Express (Borealis) by Joel Turnipseed relate up-front and personal recollections of war.
Davis paraded boys in Soviet Navy jumpers and tighty whities, read from her bawdy version of the Marine Corps handbook, and allowed a jarhead in full-dress uniform to be thoroughly manhandled.
June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Marine unit stationed in the hostile province of Helmand Afghanistan wilderness faces a harrowing mission as they try to help a fugitive woman reach safety from the Taliban in Jarhead 2: Field of Fire .
JARHEAD ITV4, 11PM After enlisting in the Marines in the late 1980s, Anthony Swofford (Jake Gyllenhaal) is put through a tough boot camp, but eventually makes it through as a sniper.
Next he played against type as a soldier during the first Gulf War in Jarhead.