Thunder Marines Facilities
The USS Thunder's Marine facilities are located on Deck 11 between the ship's holodecks, which are located on opposite ends of the deck. The corridors linking the Marine facilities to the holodeck areas are partitioned by doors requiring security code clearance to access the Marine facilities.
Commanding Officer's Office
Squad Leaders' Office
The Marine Squad Leaders' Office is located across from the CO's Office. The Squad Leaders' Office is separated by partitions for the three desks for the squad leaders.
Command Information Center (CIC)
The Command Information Center (CIC) is located next to the CO's Office and is the central location for coordination of all Marine activity on the USS Thunder. The Marine CIC is a briefing room with a large computer display screen and allows the Marine commanding officers to meet to discuss intelligence reports, current Marine operations, and any other Marine activities.
The Marine Armory is located at the center of the Marine facilities and contains all Marine equipment not currently in use. More information about Marine equipment can be found here.
The Marine CO's quarters are on Deck 2 while the Marine squad leaders' quarters are part of the Marine facilities. Starfleet Marine personnel from the rank of 2nd Lieutenant up to Lieutenant Colonel are given one set of Officer's Quarters to themselves in an effort to provide a private environment to perform off-duty work. These accommodations typically include a small bathroom, a bedroom with a standard bed, a living/work area, a food replicator, an ultrasonic shower, and a personal holographic viewer.
The Barracks are the communal living area for the Marines. It is the area of the Marine facilities that is designed to house the Marines in one location as dictated by military guidelines. The Marine Barracks are equipped with the minimum comfort that Starfleet must provide, and these minimum comforts include a bunk, an LCARS coded locker and footlocker as well as a communal bathroom to be shared between squadrons. This might seem sparse compared to the luxury given to Starfleet officers, but it is by and large the only comforts needed by Marines.
After working twelve-hour shifts, a Marine's main requirement is down time to relax and eat their meals. The Marine Mess Hall is a vital part of Marine life as it highlights the unit's need to live and work together in every aspect. It is expected of the Marines to eat at least three meals a day for strength and nutrients, which includes a diet designed for optimum efficiency by the Starfleet Medical Corps.
It is commonly believed that a unit that fights and lives together is more productive. They become a family instead of colleagues, and their work becomes their life in lieu of a job. A Marine learns to protect their brothers and sisters in a way that a pack of wolves would protect their own.