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  • The Goodness Of Goggles Gordon

    11/25/2016 11:16:15 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/25/16 | Jimmy Reed
    Awarded several medals for bravery, along with a Purple Heart, for a severe leg wound he’d received as he and fellow marines fought in the jungles of Iwo Jima, When our new geometry teacher entered the classroom, we high school seniors almost laughed out loud. Well over six feet tall, Mr. Gordon was skeleton skinny, his clothes hung on him like a suit on a scarecrow, he walked with a wobbly limp, and the meek expression on his thin, bony face, along with his subdued, kindly tone of voice, convinced us he was a wimp. How wrong we were. To...
  • Trump Meets With Longest-Serving Marine General John Kelly

    11/22/2016 11:01:29 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/22/16 | EDWIN MORA22 Nov 201618
    President-elect Donald Trump has recently discussed national security and diplomacy with retired Gen. John Kelly, the longest-serving Marine general in the military today, with nearly half a century of military service under his belt. Although during his last press conference before retiring earlier this year the decorated general described his “greatest fear” as being offered a job in the U.S. government, Reince Priebus, Trump’s choice for White House chief of staff, told Meet the Press host Chuck Todd on Sunday that Kelly is being considered for secretary of state. The Marine combat veteran could provide an unmatched and informed perspective...
  • Muslim Marine recruit killed himself amid culture of hazing and abuse: Officials - Breaking911

    09/09/2016 9:22:33 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 65 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | 09/08/2016 | Breaking 911
    Muslim Marine recruit killed himself amid culture of hazing and abuse: Officials - Breaking911 http://m.breaking911.com/muslim-marine-recruit-killed-amid-culture-hazing-abuse-officials/ Muslim Marine recruit killed himself amid culture of hazing and abuse: Officials September 8, 2016 | 6:01 PM Home » BREAKING NEWS » Muslim Marine recruit killed himself amid culture of hazing and abuse: Officials Marine Corps completes three command-level investigations into allegations of abuse and maltreatment at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island / News release WASHINGTON — The Marine Corps has completed three command-level investigations into allegations of abuse and maltreatment at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, to include an investigation into...
  • A Marine stands guard while a brave young child dies

    09/07/2016 11:06:05 AM PDT · by Puppage · 18 replies
    Linkedin.com ^ | 09/07/2016 | Puppage
    “Every now and then, in the middle of the constant barrage of crap that’s just pissing us all off these days, we come across a story, a feat, an event that just makes us stop in our tracks. This was one for me. “Cody Green was a 12-year kid in Indiana who was diagnosed with leukemia at 22 months old. He loved the Marines, and his parents said he drew strength and courage from the Marine Corps as ... he bravely fought the battle into remission three times. Although he was cancer-free at the time, the chemotherapy had lowered his...
  • Zumwalt Will Return the Honor for Late Marine Who Escorted Remains

    08/19/2016 9:36:19 AM PDT · by Freeport · 23 replies
    Military.com ^ | Aug 18, 2016 | James Zumwalt
    James Zumwalt is a retired Marine lieutenant colonel who served in the Vietnam war, the 1989 intervention into Panama and Operation Desert Storm. The son of the late Navy Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr., he's also a best-selling author, speaker and business executive. The views expressed in this commentary are his own. On Jan. 2, 2000, less than 48 hours into a new millennium, the U.S. Navy lost a 20th century hero and revered, visionary leader. Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr., 79, had succumbed to mesothelioma -- a lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure, incurred during his naval career. He...
  • Female Marine drops out of infantry course

    08/16/2016 6:19:20 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | 15 August 2016 | Ryan Browne
    The only female officer enrolled in the Marine Corps' Infantry Officer's Course has dropped out after failing to complete two conditioning hikes last month, according to the Marine Corps' Training and Education Command. This was the female officer's second attempt at passing the course. She will now be given another specialization for her career as an officer in the Marines.
  • Marine who was court-martialed after putting up Bible verse at her desk loses 1st Amendment appeal

    08/11/2016 5:50:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 118 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/11/16 | James Wilkinson
    Marine who was court-martialed after putting up Bible verse at her desk loses First Amendment appeal in 'outrageous' federal court decisionA Marine who was court-martialed after refusing to take biblical verses down from her desk has lost her federal appeal, in a decision her representative called 'outrageous'. Marine Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling lost a 2014 court-martial at her base in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, based in part on her refusal to remove the verses. She challenged that action but was told Wednesday that she had lost the case after it was ruled that the order was not a 'substantial burden'...
  • Orange County [California] boy, 8, dies day after becoming Honorary Marine

    08/01/2016 2:03:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    kabc ^ | 08/01/2016
    Wyatt Gillette suffered from Aicardi-Goutierres Syndrome Type 1-(Trex 1 mutation), a rare condition that caused him multiple medical problems, including seizures and complete kidney failure. His father, 29-year-old Jeremiah Gillette, is a Marine drill instructor and said he wanted to see his son become an Honorary Marine. As Wyatt fought for his life, his father turned to fellow Marines on social media, asking for prayers. What he got was an outpouring of support, and a petition was started to make Wyatt an Honorary Marine. The U.S. Marine Corps. granted Wyatt's request, an honor only bestowed on a select few people...
  • Police: Ex-Marine, 81, held hostage in motel for 4 years

    07/21/2016 12:05:07 PM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    statesman.com ^ | July 21, 2016
    HIGHLANDS, N.Y. — A man held an 81-year-old Marine Corps veteran hostage in his squalid motel room for at least four years in order to steal his benefits checks, authorities said Thursday. Perry Coniglio was arrested Tuesday in his room adjoining the victim's at a motel in Highlands. The motel sits next door to the police station in the Hudson Valley town, about 50 miles north of New York City. Coniglio, 43, used brute force and intimidation to get the mentally diminished veteran to cooperate with him, police said. The elderly man has advanced dementia, according to police. Police Chief...
  • Former Marine kills 3 Baton Rouge officers, wounds 3 others

    07/17/2016 8:43:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 17, 2016 | Mike Kunzelman and Linda Deslatte
    A former Marine dressed in black and carrying extra ammunition shot and killed three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers Sunday, less than two weeks after a black man was fatally shot by police here in a confrontation that sparked nightly protests that reverberated nationwide. Three other officers were wounded, one critically. Police said the gunman was killed at the scene. The shooting less than a mile from police headquarters added to the tensions across the country between the black community and police. Just days earlier, one of the slain officers had posted an emotional Facebook message about the challenges of...
  • Marine Officer Under Fire Wants Same Treatment as Hillary Clinton

    07/08/2016 4:40:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 7, 2017 | Andrew Stiles
    A U.S. Marine officer facing involuntary discharge for improperly handling classified information is hoping to receive the same lenient treatment the FBI recommended for former secretary of state Hillary Clinton. Maj. Jason Brezler has been embroiled in a legal battle since December 2014. Brezler is facing an involuntary discharge from the service after he admitted sending classified information to an unclassified email address in 2012. He was trying to warn fellow Marines about a corrupt police chief in Afghanistan. Several weeks later, a deputy of that police chief killed three Marines in a rifle attack.
  • 29 Palms Survey, again? (Vanity)

    07/04/2016 2:28:33 AM PDT · by packrat01 · 3 replies
    self | self
    I was watching a Chuck Baldwin sermon on John chapter 7 titled "Elitists have always hated Jesus". It is one of three sermons on a DVD labeled "Christ and the Pharisees". About 34 minutes into the sermon, he mentions that 25% of those surveyed in 1995 replied "Yes" when asked if they would fire on Americans. Shortly after, he stated that the number was 66% in 2013. I have been trying to verify the 66% figure. I found one article posted on the 'net, where that number was given as current (in 2013); but have been unable to verify the...
  • Marine Harriers begin striking ISIS from Arabian Gulf (and Mediterranean for the first time)

    06/16/2016 6:11:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/16/16 | The Hill
    U.S. forces are now simultaneously striking the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria from the Mediterranean Sea and the Arabian Gulf for the first time, the Navy announced Thursday. U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harriers embarked on the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer began striking ISIS from the Arabian Gulf on Thursday, joining U.S. aircraft striking ISIS from the carrier USS Harry S. Truman in the Mediterranean Sea. "Today, U.S. naval forces are striking ISIL simultaneously from both the Mediterranean and the Arabian Gulf," said Vice Adm. Kevin Donegan, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, using another acronym for ISIS....
  • San Antonio [TX] man who died saving teens from Medina River dam was a decorated Marine Corps vet

    06/10/2016 10:15:03 AM PDT · by bgill · 20 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | June 9, 2016 | Madalyn Mendoza
    A San Antonio Marine Corps veteran spending Wednesday afternoon with his family on the Medina River made the heroic, fateful decision to sacrifice his own life while rescuing two teens caught in the undertow, according to authorities. Master Sgt. Rodney Buentello was visiting Bandera City Park when an unidentified teen girl tried crossing the dam, a violation of city ordinance, the Bandera Marshal's Office said in a statement. A male teenager followed her in an attempt to save her, but was also swept away, prompting Buentello to jump into action."(He) went into the water and managed to save both of...
  • Ex-Marine Fired From Time Warner Cable For Lowering Flag On Memorial Day

    06/04/2016 8:06:44 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 80 replies
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A former Marine says he was fired from his contract job with Time Warner Cable in Charlotte after he lowered the American flag to half-staff on Memorial Day. The 29-year-old Thornwell was fired Tuesday. The placement service that arranged the job for Thornwell said Time Warner told them they were disturbed by what was termed his "passion for the flag and (his) political affiliation."
  • Blue Angels who died in Smyrna, TN crash identified as Marine Corps Captain Jeff Kuss

    06/02/2016 4:14:08 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 32 replies
    WKRN (Nashville) ^ | 6/2/16 | self
    The pilot has been identified in the crash.
  • Missing Remains Of WWII Marine Finally Returned To Texas

    05/29/2016 10:06:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 29, 2016 | Bob Price
    The remains of a U.S. Marine who was killed in action during World War II finally completed the 70-year journey from a South Pacific atoll to his home in Texas. His body has been missing since 1943. n November 1943, U.S. Marine Corps Private First Class Elmer “Rabbit” Mathies, Jr. was killed during the Battle of Tarawa. Private Mathies was one of 1,200 Marines killed during the 3-day battle battle. His remains were finally identified and have been returned to Hereford, Texas in time for Memorial Day, the Amarillo Globe-News reported.
  • Illinois high school refuses to let Marine walk for graduation over dress code

    05/22/2016 5:27:49 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 69 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 22, 2016
    An Illinois high school has come under fire after officials refused to let a graduate, who is also a U.S. Marine, walk across the stage Thursday in her blues. Marine Corps Pvt. Megan Howerton technically finished up her studies at McHenry West High School early in order to start her career as a Marine, WLS-TV reported. But when she returned to the school to join her classmates at graduation, she wasn’t allowed to walk with her class. "Rules are rules, but just because she's in the military doesn't mean you can break them. The Marines stand for rules and order,...
  • Gift suggestions needed for new Marine graduating Combat Training [personal]

    05/14/2016 8:16:15 PM PDT · by Silly · 56 replies
    May 14, 2016 | Silly
    I just learned today that my roommate's son, approx. age 20, is starting combat training in July to become a Marine. I am very proud of this young man, and want to show him my respect and honor him when he completes training and graduates. Can you give me some gift suggestions, please, that are not too expensive, but would be meaningful, and possibly a keepsake, that he might be glad to receive? Feel free to ping military lists to this thread; I'm sure they have lots of great ideas. Thanks, everyone. Silly
  • TX: Home Invasion Stopped with Gunfire by Former Marine; no Story

    04/14/2016 8:30:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    One of the advantages of Open Carry is that it is a good excuse for social interaction.  I was in the local Dallas Wal-Mart, taking pictures of .22 ammuntion for sale, while another customer was waiting for the cabinet to be unlocked.  I asked him to take my picture.  On the shelf lined up with my chin, there are 31 50 round boxes of CCI standard velocity, for $3.47 each. My new photographer casually mentioned that he was there to buy .38 special ammunition, because he had to repel a home invasion the previous night. I asked if he...
  • This Man Can Save Us From Trump and Clinton

    03/27/2016 12:13:33 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 99 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 03/25/16 | John Noonan
    He’s retired Marine General James Mattis. He’s an extraordinary American. Yes, it’s a longshot. But he is exactly what we need.
  • A U.S. Marine is killed in Iraq, the second combat casualty of the ISIS war

    03/19/2016 3:33:19 PM PDT · by JohnBrowdie · 10 replies
    WaPo ^ | March 19 | Liz Sly and Mustafa Salim
    IRBIL, Iraq — A U.S. Marine was killed near the front line with the Islamic State in northern Iraq on Saturday, becoming the second combat casualty of the war against the militants, according to the U.S. military and Iraqi officials. The Marine died when Islamic State militants fired rockets into a small U.S. base in Makhmour, a front-line town controlled by Kurdish peshmerga forces on the outskirts of the region of Kurdistan, U.S. officials said. “Several” other Marines also were injured in the rocket attack, according to a Pentagon statement. An earlier statement had not specified which branch of the...
  • VIDEO: Bill Clinton snaps at veteran during speech: ‘Shut up and listen to my answer’

    02/27/2016 8:36:21 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 60 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 02/27/16 | Olaf Ekberg
    The long hours and grueling pace of the presidential campaign may be finally catching up with a rapidly aging Bill Clinton. During an appearance in Bluffton, South Carolina on Friday, a former Marine interrupted Clinton's speech and asked him to address what Hillary was going to do about the VA. "What do you think should be done with the VA?" Clinton said in a raspy voice, turning the question back on him and yielding the floor. "The thing is, we had four lives in Benghazi killed and your wife tried to cover it up," the Marine responded, eliciting boos and...
  • Marine veteran banned from daughter's school after objecting to Islam lesson - may miss graduation

    02/25/2016 4:06:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/23/16 | Clemence Michallon, Joel Christie, Wills Robinson
    Marine veteran banned from his daughter's school after objecting to Islam lesson and now looks set to miss her graduation A Marine veteran who was barred from his daughter's school after objecting to a lesson about Islam wants the ban overturned in time to attend her graduation. John Wood and his wife Melissa have filed a civil rights complaint against La Plata High School in Maryland, claiming the district forced their 16-year-old daughter to take classes that promote Islam over Christianity and Judaism. The lawsuit also says Wood was barred from the school after complaining about the curriculum. Wood now...
  • Two Suspects Arrested in Connection to the Brutal Beating of a Decorated Marine Veteran in D.C.

    02/23/2016 2:07:22 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 41 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb. 23, 2016 2:25pm | Chris Enloe
    Police say they have arrested two suspects in connection to the brutal beating of a Marine veteran outside of a McDonald's in Washington, D.C., last week. However, there is still a third suspect on the loose. All three suspects -- two males and one female -- are juveniles, according to police. While the two males assaulted Chris Marquez, the female suspect allegedly stole his wallet. According to a press release from the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, one of the males and the female is in custody. The male has been charged with aggravated assault, while the female has been charged...
  • Black lives batter

    02/19/2016 10:41:16 AM PST · by Starman417 · 13 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-18-16 | DrJohn
    Unless you watch Fox News or read the Daily Caller or the Daily Mail you probably don't know who Chris Marquez is. Chris Marquez is a Marine veteran who served for eight years in both Iraq and Afghanistan and was awarded a Bronze Star for his actions in Iraq. On November 7 2004, American, British and Iraqi troops began a fierce, unrelenting conflict with insurgents in the Iraqi city of Fallujah - little knowing that the campaign would last two months and become known as The Second Battle of Fallujah.The fighting was furious throughout, but it was the brutal events...
  • Fmr Marine Fed. Lawsuit: Banned fm LaPlata HS after Objecting to "Islamic Indoctrination..."

    01/28/2016 3:05:24 PM PST · by wtd · 16 replies
    Southern Maryland Online ^ | January 28, 2016
    Former Marine Launches Fed. Lawsuit: Banned from La Plata H.S. Property after Objecting to "Islamic Indoctrination of Daughter"Plaintiffs believe that it is "a sin to profess commitment in word or writing to any god other than the Christian God"CALLAWAY, Md. (Jan. 28, 2016)—The Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) yesterday afternoon filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of former Marine, John Kevin Wood, and his wife, Melissa, who "refuse to allow their teenage daughter to be subjected to Islamic indoctrination and propaganda in her high school World History class." The lawsuit was filed against the Charles County Public Schools, the Board...
  • Hawaii woman heard 2 booms on night Marine choppers crashed

    01/16/2016 1:53:43 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 27 replies
    AP ^ | 16 JANUARY 2016 | AUDREY MCAVOY
    HALEIWA, Hawaii (AP) -- A retiree who lives across the street from a Hawaii beach said she heard two booms that were loud enough to shake her house on the night two Marine Corps helicopters crashed off the island of Oahu. "I threw my blanket off, put my slippers on and ran outside thinking it was a car accident," Elaray Navarro said. The Coast Guard was notified late Thursday of the crash by another civilian who saw the aircraft flying then disappear and a fireball. Someone else reported a flare in the sky, Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Scott Carr said.
  • Two U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E helicopters have collided off Hawaii (12 Marines missing)

    01/15/2016 1:10:03 PM PST · by robowombat · 69 replies
    Aviationist ^ | Jan 15 2016 | David Cenciotti
    Two U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E helicopters have collided off Hawaii Jan 15 2016 - By David Cenciotti The two CH-53E Super Stallions were conducting night ops off the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The U.S. Marine Corps have just confirmed that a Search and Rescue operation is underway off Hawaii’s Oahu after two CH-53E Super Stallions helicopters collided mid-air during night training. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, debris field was spotted less than 3 miles off the coast, near the town of Haleiwa, Both helicopters were from MCAS Kaneohe Bay and each had six people aboard. No further details on...
  • Marine Corps scolded for dragging its feet integrating women into the infantry

    01/08/2016 1:21:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/8/16 | Rowan Scarborough
    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has sent scolding memorandum to the Marine Corps, warning commanders that problems with integrating women into the infantry should not be used as an excuse to “halt the policy.” Mr. Mabus is also ordering the Gen. Robert Neller, the Marine Corps commandant, to remove the word “man” from titles, apparently meaning the job title of “infantryman” is a casualty. Mr. Mabus, a former Democratic governor of Mississippi, has followed the Obama’s administration’s priorities in other ares. He has named war ships after liberal politicians, push climate change initiatives and followed the first lady’s lead on nutrition...
  • Marine arrested in UNT student's murder

    01/06/2016 3:53:55 PM PST · by Sheapdog · 14 replies
    WFAA ^ | January 6, 2016 | David Goins and Jobin Panicker
    DENTON – An arrest has been made in connection with the New Year's Day murder of Sara Mutschlechner, a student at the University of North Texas. Eric Jamal Johnson, 20, was taken into custody after being located in Yuma, Arizona by the U.S. Marshals Service Tuesday morning after a warrant for his arrest was issued by the Denton Police Department. Johnson is a Marine and was stationed at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, according to Marine Corps Public Affairs Officer Capt. Justin Smith. Johnson was arrested at the base at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Denton Police said Wednesday that...
  • Authorities search for Marine missing from NJ base for nearly a week

    12/26/2015 4:11:14 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/26/2015
    <p>Officials from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, near Pemberton, are looking for 28-year-old Marine Sgt. Tristan Clinger.</p> <p>Clinger’s wife told the station the man took off on foot around 4 p.m. ET on December 20 and has not been seen since then.</p>
  • TN: Lt. Cmdr Tim White honored for his actions during July 16th shootings

    12/13/2015 12:18:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    WSMV ^ | 14 October, 2015 | Kelly McCarthy
    CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - The American Red Cross honored local heroes during the 8th annual Heroes Luncheon. Among the brave men and women recognized, Lt. Cmdr Tim White gave his first TV interview describing his experiences during the July 16th shootings. Lt. Cmdr Tim White says the community has been so supportive since the attacks. White wants to thank everyone for donating their time and money to help the victims and their families, and for showing the local military their support. "We've been receiving cards, and letters, and gifts to the units and it's been overwhelming, it's been really amazing,"...
  • Medal Of Honor Recipient: "If ISIS Shows Up Here,We Will Crush Them"

    11/16/2015 2:45:42 AM PST · by Biggirl · 44 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 16, 2015 | Trent Baker
    Marine veteran Dakota Meyer said on Sunday’s Fox News Channel broadcast of “Fox & Friends” that he and some of his military buddies are ready to take on ISIS on American soil.
  • WATCH Marine Give Thug With a Baseball Bat a Lesson in Kick-Ass

    11/07/2015 3:46:37 PM PST · by PROCON · 45 replies
    joeforamerica.com ^ | Nov. 6, 2015 | Nancy Hayes
    It’s sad to think we have many thugs who think they can get away with anything. But it’s great to see a real life “hero” come to the rescue and put a bully in his place, right? If you need a real feel good today, check this out. A United States Marine in South Philly disarms the baseball bat and chokes the attacker to sleep without getting hit once.
  • Police respond to reports of gunman in Davenport, Bettendorf

    10/26/2015 12:48:25 PM PDT · by Aliska · 28 replies
    KWQC News, Davenport, Iowa ^ | October 26, 2015 | Marcia Lense
    BETTENDORF, Iowa (KWQC) – Police are responding to calls of a possible shooter in the 4500 block of Utica Ridge in Bettendorf. It appears to have started at the Marine recruiting office located at 710 E. Kimberly Rd. in Davenport around 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. A witness tells TV-6 that he heard shots fired at a law office next to the Marine recruiting center. He says he heard screaming and then heard the gunman try to reload his gun. A Marine recruiter told everyone to run. As the witness was running, he said he heard more gunfire. Kimberly...
  • Hero former Marine saves mother and baby from smoldering car wreck

    10/16/2015 10:04:17 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/16/15 | Chris Pleasance
    A hero former Marine has helped save a mother and her baby from a smoking car wreck in New York despite having lost his legs in a bomb blast in Afghanistan. Matias Ferreira, 26, was driving through the Queens area of New York City on Wednesday when he came across a car wreck with a mother trapped inside screaming for help. Despite wearing prosthetic legs below both knees after stepped on a bomb in Afghanistan in 2011, Ferreira ran to help, climbing into the back seat to free her baby from its car seat. Meanwhile, Ferreira's brother and father-in-law, who...
  • Marine dead with gunshot wound to head at Camp Pendleton shooting range

    10/05/2015 5:45:18 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 48 replies
    LA Times.com ^ | 10/5/15 | Tony Perry
    A young Marine was found dead from a gunshot wound to his head at a marksmanship range at Camp Pendleton early Monday, officials said. The Marine, from the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, was part of a training exercise in which live ammunition was used, said officials at the Marine Corps base.
  • Neller takes over as top Marine as Dunford moves on to chairman of Joint Chiefs

    09/24/2015 6:08:05 PM PDT · by opbuzz · 9 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | September 24, 2015 | Corey Dickstein
    WASHINGTON — Hailed as “a tested warrior and an innovative strategist,” Gen. Robert Neller accepted command of the U.S. Marine Corps on Thursday morning during a traditional ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington. Neller — who was pinned with a fourth star Thursday — became the Corps’ 37th commandant, taking over for Gen. Joseph Dunford, who held the post for less than a year. Dunford will become the 19th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Friday during a ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., replacing retiring Army Gen. Martin Dempsey.
  • Marines to release study questioning women's role in combat [Less effective than all-men units]

    09/10/2015 11:56:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 09/10/2015 | Anna Mulrine
    An experimental Marine Corps study obtained by the Monitor has concluded that units with both men and women are less effective than all-male units. The results of the experiment, known as the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force (GCEITF), could be used by the Marines as grounds to ask for an exemption to the combat exclusion policy, which currently bars women from taking part in direct combat. The services have until January to open all jobs to women, or ask Pentagon leaders for an exemption by October. The GCEITF included roughly 200 male and 75 female volunteers, who were evaluated...
  • One Marine killed, 11 hurt in helicopter accident in North Carolina

    09/03/2015 5:42:53 PM PDT · by 2111USMC · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 3, 2015 | Suzannah Gonzales in Chicago and Letitia Stein in Tampa, Fla.
    One U.S. Marine was killed and 11 were injured when a helicopter made a hard landing during a training exercise at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, the Marines said on Thursday. The accident, which occurred around 9 p.m. on Wednesday with a CH-53E helicopter, is under investigation, the Marines said in a statement. A hard landing occurs when an aircraft touches down with greater force and speed than normal, typically after a particularly fast or steep descent, according to the statement. Of the injured, two were hospitalized in stable condition. Nine were scheduled to be released after medical evaluation, the...
  • Reminder: Marine at risk of discharge over e-mailing classified document — to warn against massacre

    08/14/2015 10:33:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/14/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    What happens to people who send classified data through unsecured e-mail channels? Unless his or her name rhymes with Millary Minton, it usually results in legal discipline or prosecution. As a reminder of what happens to rank-and-file Americans who act with gross negligence in retaining and transmitting classified data, The Daily Beast’s Michael Daly spotlights the legal battle of a Marine Corps officer and New York City firefighter who violated the law — in an attempt to warn people of a danger that went tragically ignored: As the protégé of an accused drug lord with connections to the then...
  • Teen With Cancer Gets to Be Marine for a Day

    07/28/2015 8:23:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Published at 10:23 PM PDT on Jul 27, 2015 Source: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Teen-With | Brie Stimson
    Marines at Camp Pendleton served their community in a different way Saturday by granting the Make-A-Wish of a Poway teenager battling cancer. James Gallant, who is on the verge of turning 16, was just diagnosed with brain cancer. His wish? To be a Marine for the day. “James has loved the military since he was two years old and always wanted to be a part of it,” James’ mother, Sarah Silverstein, told Marines at Camp Pendleton. During his two years of junior ROTC in high school, James became especially interested in Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD). So to make his wish...
  • NOSC Commander and Marine used sidearms to engage Chattanooga Jihadi

    07/25/2015 5:48:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The Navy Times reports that the installation commander and a Marine engaged the Chattanooga Jihadi with sidearms during the attack.  From the navytimes.com: A report distributed among senior Navy leaders during the shooting's aftermath said Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White, the support center's commanding officer, used his personal firearm to engage Abdulazeez, Navy Times confirmed with four separate sources. A Navy official also confirmed a Washington Post report indicating one of the slain Marines may have been carrying a 9mm Glock and possibly returned fire on the gunman. From the comments, Mark Keith states that : gunnery sergeant sullivan eel...
  • Walker Cancels Campaign Events to Attend Funeral of Marine Killed in Chattanooga

    07/24/2015 6:08:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Breitbart Big Government, ^ | 7/24/15 | Sarah Rumpf
    Republican Presidential candidate Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) has cancelled his campaign events scheduled for tomorrow in order to attend the funeral of one of the five service members killed in the Chattanooga, Tennessee shooting, Breitbart News has learned. Marine Sgt. Carson Holmquist, 25, a native of Wisconsin, was killed on July 16th when a gunman opened fire at a Chattanooga Naval Reserve support center. According to Fox 6 Milwaukee, Holmquist was born in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, and graduated from Grantsburg High School. Holmquist joined the United States Marine Corps in 2009, and his service included deployments in Afghanistan and
  • Walker cancels campaigning to attend funeral

    07/24/2015 9:10:55 AM PDT · by knittnmom · 12 replies
    WEAU in Eau Claire, WI ^ | 7/24/2015 | not credited
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker has canceled presidential campaign stops in North Carolina and New Hampshire so he can attend the funeral of a Wisconsin native who was one of four Marines killed in last week's shootings in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
  • Armed Marine vet standing guard outside recruiting center told to leave or he’ll be arrested

    07/22/2015 7:38:33 AM PDT · by Jacvin · 47 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 7/22/2015 | Tom Tillison
    A Marine veteran standing guard outside an Armed Forces Recruiting Center has been told he is no longer welcome and ordered off the property. Matthew Benack took up a sentry post outside the Center in Jacksonville, Fla., in response to the deadly attack on five members of the U.S. military last week in Chattanooga, Tenn., WNCT reported. Police said the vet was within his constitutional rights to have a loaded weapon outside the center as long as the unidentified property owner gave permission.
  • Disabled Vet Stands Guard Outside Of Alabama Marine Recruiting Office

    07/21/2015 11:50:21 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    On July 20, disabled veteran Jim Young stood guard outside a Guntersville, Alabama, Marine recruiting office as part of his “patriotic duty.” Young stood outside the office for approximately three hours. According to 48 WAFF, Young said, “I felt it was my patriotic duty to make sure nothing happened to them. I can’t see them giving their life back here in the United States because someone wouldn’t arm them.”
  • Mother of Murdered Chattanooga Marine: Obama Has Not Called Me (VIDEO)

    07/20/2015 10:30:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/20/15 | Jim Hoft
    Cathy Wells, the mother of Lance Cpl. Skip Wells who was murdered last week in Chattanooga, joined Sean Hannity on Monday night. Cathy told Sean she has not received a call from President Obama. Sean Hannity: Have you heard from the president? Cathy Wells: No. Hannity: Does that surprise you? Cathy: No. Hannity: The same White House, I didn’t even see the flags at half-mast. Did you? Cathy: I know some states are doing it… Hannity: I’m talking about Washington. Cathy: No. Hannity: Is this the same White House that after the Supreme Court decision put rainbows on the White...
  • Muslim Muhammad Adbulazeez Guns Down 4 Marines at Chattanooga Military Recruiting Station

    07/18/2015 9:15:28 PM PDT · by Patriot27591 · 5 replies
    CleanTV ^ | 7-18-15 | CleanTV
    Four Marines were shot and killed in a cowardly ambush by Muslim Muhammad Youssef Adbulazeez who drove his car up to the curb in front of the combined Naval and Marine recruiting station in Chattanooga and opened fire, without even getting out to face the Marines. As obvious as it is that the enemy of the United States and the western world is Islam and with the first name of Muhammad, the mainstream news media are trying everything they can to call this cold blooded murder anything other than Islam murder, despite the fact the core teachings of Islam and...