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  • Marine's dying wish to see a Marine in dress blues one last time

    10/16/2017 6:54:15 AM PDT · by Dana1960 · 8 replies
    Military Courage twitter feed ^ | 10/14/17 | unknown
    Marine Michelle Klimarchuk's dying wish was to see a Marine in dress blues one last time!
  • Hero Marine heard shots, grabbed pickup truck and started saving lives

    10/02/2017 9:44:04 PM PDT · by luv2ski · 16 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 10.2.17 | Kate Briquelet
    Marine Veteran Heard Shots, Grabbed Pickup Truck, and Started Saving Lives in Las Vegas Taylor Winston served in Iraq. Kacy Thompson was an EMT. Together they became heroes. KATE BRIQUELET 10.02.17 10:45 PM ET A veteran Marine and his friends sprung into action in an attempt to save dozens of lives during the Las Vegas massacre. Taylor Winston, 29, was close to the righthand side of the stage when gunfire rained down at the Route 91 Harvest festival. He said the first gunshots sounded like fireworks, but he soon realized people were screaming and saw bodies drop to the ground....
  • Judge orders Iran to pay US Marine jailed for 4 years

    10/02/2017 7:12:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 2, 2017 6:23 PM EDT | Jeff Karoub
    A judge has ordered Iran to pay $63.5 million to a former U.S. Marine who was jailed in that country for more than four years. Judge Ellen Huvelle of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., granted Amir Hekmati’s motion for a default judgment after Iran failed to respond to the complaint. Hekmati, who was released in January 2016, alleged he was falsely imprisoned and tortured. […] Hekmati was detained in August 2011 on espionage charges. He says he went to Iran to visit family and spend time with his ailing grandmother. …
  • This Marine Takes a Knee against the NFL

    09/29/2017 4:44:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | September 29, 2017 | Ken Russel
    I had the privilege to serve with the finest Americans, the U.S. Marine Corps, from 1979 until 1990. These fine Americans included people you've never heard of like Pat Guigerre, Jeff Sharver, and Jeb Seagle, who gave their lives to provide NFL players the freedom to make an issue of themselves. To demonstrate their feelings of concern about this horrible racist nation – at least according to their own delusions – they must have the courage and patriotism to disrespect the symbols of their freedom during a football game and not on their own personal time. Keep in mind that...
  • First Woman to Join Marines as Infantry Officer

    09/21/2017 9:28:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    UPI ^ | Sept. 21, 2017 | Danielle Haynes
    For the first time in its 250-year history, a woman will be joining the ranks of the Marine Corps as an infantry officer, the U.S. military said Thursday. The lieutenant, whose name was not revealed, is expected to graduate from the grueling, 13-week infantry officer course Monday, the training center said in a statement released to The Washington Post. ABC News confirmed the historic first. Three dozen women have attempted to complete the course, and all but one have failed. About 25 percent of all trainees do not complete the course. The Pentagon opened up all ground combat roles in...
  • Marine kicked out of Corps for flying white supremacist banner

    09/14/2017 8:50:12 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/15/2017
    A Marine who was arrested in May for flying a white nationalist banner during a Confederate celebration has been kicked out of the Marine Corps. Staff Sgt. Joseph Manning was arrested on May 20 in Graham, North Carolina, after hanging a banner with a white supremacist expression, the Marine Corps Times reported. Manning was charged with first degree trespass. Manning, who joined the Corps in 2002, is a Purple Heart recipient who served in both Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • 15 Marines Injured During Fiery Training Accident at Camp Pendleton; 6 in Critical Condition

    09/14/2017 6:32:45 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    KTLA ^ | , September 13, 2017, by | Cindy Von Quednow and Steve Kuzj,
    Fifteen Marines were injured, including six critically, Wednesday when an amphibious landing vehicle caught fire during a training exercise Camp Pendleton, Marine Corps. officials said. The injured, from the 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment and 3rd Amphibian Battalion, were participating in a training operation about 9:30 a.m. when the accident occurred, the Marine Corps said. Six of the victims are in critical condition, another six are in serious condition, while the rest had minor to unknown conditions. The victims were taken to three hospitals.
  • 15 Marines taken to hospitals after tank catches fire at Camp Pendleton

    09/13/2017 4:13:24 PM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies
    AP ^ | Sept. 13, 2017
    SAN DIEGO -- The military says 15 Marines have been taken to Southern California hospitals after a seafaring tank caught fire during training at Camp Pendleton. Marine 1st Lt. Paul Gainey told The Associated Press that at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday an amphibious assault vehicle caught fire while the Marines were conducting a training exercise on a beach at the base, north of San Diego.
  • Decorated married Marine colonel, 56, who sexually abused daughter, 6, sentenced to 5 years.

    09/11/2017 8:19:02 AM PDT · by wyowolf · 56 replies
    Decorated married Marine colonel, 56, who sexually abused daughter, 6, of one of the men serving under him, is sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4871880/Marine-colonel-guilty-sexually-abusing-child.html#ixzz4sNrLcR98 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Remember This Pic? Well Trump Just Had His Defining "Umbrella Moment"

    09/08/2017 3:56:02 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 72 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | September 8 2017 | Cillian Zeal
    ... [F]or Barack Obama, one of the moments that crystallized why he frustrated so many Americans came not from anything he did, but rather what he forced a Marine to do for him back in 2013. Back then, Obama was holding a joint press conference in the White House Rose Garden with Turkish strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan when it started to rain. Instead of holding an umbrella for himself, he decided to have a U.S. Marine hold it for him — something that, as the U.K. Telegraph points out, isn't necessarily allowed by the Marine Corps regulations. The "umbrella...
  • WWII Marine vet returns dead Japanese soldier's flag

    09/06/2017 6:38:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    Marine Times ^ | August 15 | Mari Yamaguchi, 
    Marvin Strombo, who had taken the calligraphy-covered Japanese flag from a dead soldier at World War II island battlefield 73 years ago, returned it Tuesday to the family of Sadao Yasue. They had never gotten his body or — until that moment — anything else of his. Yasue and Tatsuya’s sister Sayoko Furuta, 93...covered her face with both hands and wept silently as Tatsuya placed the flag on her lap. ... The flag’s white background is filled with signatures of 180 friends and neighbors in this tea-growing mountain village of Higashishirakawa, wishing Yasue’s safe return. The signatures helped Strombo find...
  • Judge Blames Trump for Illegal Alien’s Deadly Hit-and-Run with Marine

    08/24/2017 11:55:38 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 42,2017 | Bob Price
    Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Larua Kiessling said, from the bench, she received many letters about the case expressing concern about the “current political climate” where President Trump has been “harshly critical of illegal immigration and of Mexico in particular,” the Capital Gazette reported. The judge said it is “reasonable to conclude” that the defendant, Martin Martinez-Ballinas, would flee the scene out of fear of being deported. “I’m not going to sentence based on the political environment,” Keissling told the courtroom. Maryland defense attorney Kush Arora told Breitbart Texas that Martinez-Ballinas’s fear does not matter as to guilt or...
  • Marines Fitness Instructor Puts Kate Upton Through Her Paces

    08/22/2017 7:33:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    us news and world report ^ | Aug. 22, 2017, at 5:33 p.m. | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press
    The U.S. Marines put supermodel Kate Upton through her paces on Tuesday during a workout in Detroit to promote the upcoming Marine Week celebration in the city. Upton struggled a bit at the end, but was able to complete the training routine that involved a series of aerobic exercises and running as her fiance, Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, watched from afar. Upton joined several other Tigers players' wives and significant others in the session at Wayne State University's athletic complex that was led by Gunnery Sgt. Sara Pacheco, a Marine Corps fitness instructor. "It was (a) very hard workout,"...
  • 50,000 MORE H&K M27s for Marines: USMC Releases M27 IAR Sole Source Notice

    08/21/2017 10:15:19 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 39 replies
    The Firearm Blog ^ | August 12, 2017 | Nathaniel F
    Original caption: "Marine Cpl. Alfredo Ibarra from Laredo, Texas, attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, fires an M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle (IAR) during a combat-marksmanship program weapons exercise on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48)." Image credit: US Navy, Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay, public domain. The United States Marine Corps has issued a new acquisition notice for up to 50,814 M27 Infantry Automatic Rifles (IAR), to be sole sourced from Heckler & Koch. The notice is technically not a solicitation in and of itself, but a pre-solicitation notice,...
  • US Marines Test All-Male Squads Against Mixed-Gender Ones – And The Results Are Bleak

    08/08/2017 5:17:25 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 133 replies
    In 2013, the US military lifted its ban on women serving in combat. Shortly after, the Marine Corps began what it calls an “unprecedented research effort” to understand the impact of gender integration on its combat forces. That took the form of a year-long experiment called the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, in which 400 Marines — 100 of them female — trained for combat together and then undertook a simulated deployment, with every aspect of their experience measured and scrutinized. All branches of the military faced a January 1, 2016 deadline to open all combat roles to women,...
  • Female Marine Vs Male Marine In A Round Of Pugile Sticks

    08/08/2017 12:23:27 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    Femal Marine battles a Male Marine in Pugile sticks. She gets more than she can bargain for.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1jCOkyuzCs  
  • Family IDs 1 of 3 Marines Missing in Crash Off Australia as Ruben Velasco of SoCal

    08/07/2017 6:08:47 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    KTLA ^ | August 7, 2017 | Anthony Kurzweil and Simone Boyce
    Family members have identified one of the Marines missing following a U.S. military aircraft crash off the coast of Australia as Ruben Velasco of Southern California. Velasco’s parents said uniformed officers came to their home over the weekend to inform them the search for their son was being called off and was now considered a recovery. ... Velasco had celebrated his 19th birthday only a few days before the crash, according to the post. The wreckage of the MV-22 aircraft, which crashed off Australia’s east coast on Saturday, was located Monday, CNN reported. “The aircraft involved in the mishap had...
  • VH-92A Presidential Helicopter Achieves First Flight

    08/07/2017 2:17:56 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 9 replies
    Lockheed Martin ^ | Aug 3, 2017
    VH-92A Presidential Helicopter Achieves First Flight Aug 3, 2017 On July 28, the VH-92A configured test aircraft completed its first flight in support of the U.S. Marine Corps’ VH-92A Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program. STRATFORD, Conn., Aug. 3, 2017 – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced the first flight of a VH-92A configured test aircraft in support of the U.S. Marine Corps’ VH-92A Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program. The July 28 flight signals the start of the 250 hour flight test program, which will take place at Lockheed Martin facilities in Owego, New York. The aircraft achieved its first flight, and later...
  • Marines Ground KC-130T Planes After Deadly Crash

    07/28/2017 8:55:38 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    KTLA ^ | 5:48 AM, July 28, 2017, | by CNN Wire
    “Out of an abundance of caution, the Marine Corps took the prudent action not to fly our KC-130T aircraft in the wake of the mishap on July 10 until further notice,” ... The crash remains under investigation. The Federal Aviation Administration reported it lost contact with the plane when it was flying at an estimated altitude of 20,000 feet. Andy Jones, a witness to the crash, described the moments before the plane struck the ground. “At first it looked like an acrobatic plane, like a stunt plane, blowing the smoke out the back,” Jones said. “Then all of a sudden...
  • Marine dog with cancer gets tear-filled hero's farewell

    07/28/2017 5:55:07 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 33 replies
    AP and Chicago Tribune ^ | 27 Jul 17 | AP writer
    Hundreds of people in Michigan came together to say a tear-filled final goodbye to a cancer-stricken dog who served three tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines. Cena the 10-year-old black lab received a hero's farewell Wednesday before being euthanized at the USS LST 393, a museum ship in Muskegon, and carried off in a flag-draped coffin. Cena, who was recently diagnosed with terminal bone cancer, was a bomb-sniffer for the Marines until his retirement in 2014. The celebration for Cena was organized by his owner, Lance Cpl. Jeff Young, who was paired with the dog in 2009 and...