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  • Stolen valor? Video of alleged fake soldier sparks outrage

    07/26/2014 6:20:33 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | July 25, 2014 | Brittany Shammas
    To the untrained eye, he might have looked like a decorated war hero. But it didn't take long for two Marines to decide there was something off about the uniformed man outside the military funeral, who wore medals as prestigious as the Silver Star. And when they started asking questions, they became even more convinced: The guy was a fraud — a fake soldier.
  • Afghan who killed three U.S. Marines in 2012 to serve over 7-year prison sentence

    07/26/2014 5:49:18 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 25, 2014 | Rowan Scarborough
    Afghan who killed three U.S. Marines in 2012 to serve over 7-year prison sentence By Rowan Scarborough An Afghanistan man has been given a 7-1/2 year prison sentence for murdering three U.S. Marines in a forward operating base in Helmand Province in August 2012.
  • WATCH: Marines Confront a Man Impersonating An Army Sergeant Major (Video)

    07/21/2014 8:34:49 PM PDT · by montag813 · 1 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-21-2014 | Jason DeWitt
    by Jason DeWitt | Top Right NewsAt a military funeral this weekend in Florida, a couple of Marines confronted a man dressed in a U.S. Army dress uniform. The back-and-forth, in West Palm Beach on Sunday, started off well enough, with polite questions about his medals and ribbons.  Then the Marines started to real suspicious of the self-proclaimed “sergeant major.” WATCH:
  • Watch Some Marines Confront a Man Impersonating An Army Sergeant Major

    07/21/2014 8:33:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    IJReview ^ | 7/23/14 | Kevin Boyd
    At a military funeral this weekend in West Palm Beach, Florida, a couple of possibly retired Marines confronted a man dressed in a U.S. Army dress uniform. At first the conversation, posted on the Facebook page U.S Army W.T.F! moments, is cordial, then the Marines started to get suspicious of the alleged “sergeant major.” During the conversation, the Marines catch him in one too many lies about everything from violating uniform code to wearing the wrong ribbons and medals. The man also called himself a sergeant major, a military policeman, and a special forces operator. He also claims to have...
  • The Gender Confusion Challenge to Army Recruitment

    07/17/2014 4:48:01 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 17, 2014 | WILLIAM KILPATRICK
    One thing that you can say for ISIS, the Middle-East terrorist army, is that it doesn’t have a recruitment problem. Young men are streaming to Syria and Iraq from all over the world to join the cause. And they come not just from the Muslim world, but also from England, France, Sweden, Australia, and the U.S.Perhaps hoping to put a dent in the appeal of ISIS, some Western newspapers have made much of the expensive stolen watch visible on the wrist of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi during his first public appearance at the Grand Mosque in Mosul. According to...
  • Sending pink slips to a war zone

    07/10/2014 7:50:01 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 7/9/2014 | Jonathan Hendershott
    In a stunning display of callousness, the Defense Department has announced that thousands of soldiers — many serving as commanding officers in Afghanistan — will be notified in the coming weeks that their service to the country is no longer needed. Last week, more than 1,100 Army captains — the men and women who know best how to fight this enemy because they have experienced multiple deployments — were told they’ll be retired from the Army. The overall news is not unexpected. The Army has ended its major operations in Iraq and is winding down in Afghanistan. Budget cuts are...
  • What ever happened to the “US Marines urinating on Taliban” case?

    07/08/2014 5:07:26 AM PDT · by don-o · 12 replies
    Blue Force Tracker ^ | Shayrl Atkisson
    Many Americans remember the video posted on YouTube in January of 2012 showing U.S. Marines urinating on the corpses of Taliban terrorists in Afghanistan. (VIDEO) The images provoked international outrage. Some felt the Marines’ unlawful behavior was mitigated by the context of a long and bloody war against a brutal enemy. Others felt there was no excuse. But few people know what became of the case once it left the public eye: it collapsed under claims of unlawful interference at the highest level of the U.S. Marine Corps. And the key whistleblower leveling allegations is one of the prosecutors: Deputy...
  • The Marines Are Looking For A Few Good (Combat-Ready) Women

    07/07/2014 6:32:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | July 7, 2014 | Tom Bowman
    The challenge for the Marines, and for the Army, is how to open up ground combat jobs to women in January 2016, without lowering standards. And here's where things stand in the Marines. Eighty-five female Marines already made it through an infantry training course last fall at Camp Lejeune, N.C., which included drills such as attacking a mock enemy force, hidden in a pine forest. That course lasted eight weeks, and the men and women all completed the same training. Now the Marines have a more ambitious plan that will take a new group of volunteers from the deserts to...
  • World War II vet, 90, closer to getting Marines to fix AWOL error in war record

    07/01/2014 10:52:51 AM PDT · by topher · 8 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Published July 01, 2014 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A 90-year-old decorated World War II veteran still fighting to correct what he says is an erroneous war record may finally be getting closer to realizing his goal. Thomas Joseph Smith, Jr., of Glenville, N.Y., who survived some of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific, said he received the shock of a lifetime when he realized military records detailing his time with the U.S. Marine Corps incorrectly indicated he went AWOL for one month during his unit’s deployment on the Marshall Islands in the early 1940s.
  • World View: USS Bataan with 1,000 marines to Join Six Other Warships in the Persian Gulf

    06/29/2014 5:34:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/28/14 | John J. Xenakis
    CNN is reporting that the USS Bataan is being sent to the Persian Gulf with 1,000 marines on board. There is no word of a planned invasion. That will make seven warships there -- the USS Arleigh Burke, the USS Truxton, the USS Gunston Hall, the USS George HW Bush, the USS O'Kane, the USS Philippine Sea, and the USS Mesa Verde -- along with helicopters and warplanes that can be used for an invasion or for an evacuation of US citizens. There have been US drones flying over Iraq for several days, but now it's been confirmed that the...
  • Recruits' Ineligibility Tests the Military

    06/28/2014 9:11:18 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 64 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 27, 2014 | Mariam Jordan
    More than two-thirds of America's youth would fail to qualify for military service because of physical, behavioral or educational shortcomings, posing challenges to building the next generation of soldiers even as the U.S. draws down troops from conflict zones. The military deems many youngsters ineligible due to obesity, lack of a high-school diploma, felony convictions and prescription-drug use for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. But others are now also running afoul of standards for appearance amid the growing popularity of large-scale tattoos and devices called ear gauges that create large holes in earlobes.
  • Harrier Pilot Proves Marines Can Stick a Crazy Landing in a Pinch

    06/28/2014 4:09:54 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 8 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 28 Jun 2014 | Elizabeth Kreft
    This pilot brings a whole new meaning to “stick the landing.” Just after taking off from the carrier in early June, U.S. Marine Corps Capt. William Mahoney, attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263, had to get creative with an emergency landing. “It was a normal flight day, we were going out to re-punch currency for landing on the ship in the evening,” Mahoney said in a video posted on YouTube. But as soon as he left the deck, the jet indicated a problem. “As I was climbing away from the deck and put the gear up and realized that...
  • If China and Japan Went to War: What Would America do?

    06/23/2014 8:25:46 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 32 replies
    The National Interest ^ | 06/21/14 | Harry J. Kazianis
    Picture it: It's March 1, 2015. Tokyo and Beijing are headed towards what was once the unthinkable. Over the last several months China has instituted daily non-naval maritime patrols around the hotly disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu islands. Beijing is even sending fully-fledged naval assets within the islands' 12 mile exclusion zone while its aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, exercised only 50 miles away from the islands back in February — truly the end of Beijing's small-stick diplomatic strategy. But on 1 March the plot thickens. Two Chinese SU-27 fighters come within 25 feet of a Japanese P-3 Orion surveillance plane just 10 miles...
  • Sarah Palin: Seems Like Captured Marine Only Person Obama Doesn't Want Crossing Border

    06/19/2014 3:21:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 19, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is calling on the Obama administration to bring Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi back home. "Does it seem like a decorated Marine is the only one Obama doesn't want crossing our border?" Palin asked on Wednesday. As Breitbart News has noted, "on March 31, Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi accidentally crossed the Mexican border with guns in his truck. He was promptly arrested, chained, and beaten by Mexican authorities." "This terrible and unnecessary situation will likely be resolved via the court system and there is every indication that Sgt. Tahmooressi has a strong case to win, but...
  • U.S. Navy ship with 550 Marines on board entering Gulf: CNN

    06/16/2014 5:00:10 AM PDT · by sunmars · 107 replies
    The USS Mesa Verde with 550 Marines on board entered the Gulf on Monday to support possible U.S. action to help Iraq's Shi'ite-led government combat a Sunni Islamist insurgency that has overtaken large areas of the country's north, CNN reported. The USS Mesa Verde joins the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush, which the Pentagon ordered on Saturday to move into the Gulf. President Barack Obama has said he is considering military action, short of putting U.S. troops in Iraq, to aid that government's efforts to stop the insurgency.
  • How to Get Sgt. Tahmoorissi Home

    06/10/2014 11:44:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    I’ve written about the plight of U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi for weeks now. It’s a sad story. It’s made even sadder by President Obama’s terrible trade for what appears to be a deserter and traitor, while he allows a true hero to languish behind bars in Mexico. Tahmoorsessi is being falsely imprisoned by our “friend” and neighbor Mexico. He’s been mistreated, beaten and some would say tortured. I’ve already suggested what should be done to free this Marine hero - warn the President of Mexico that every option is on the table until we get our Marine hero back....
  • Parris Island Sgt. Major steps down following altercation with former Marine, protester

    06/10/2014 12:25:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    WTOC-TV ^ | June 9, 2014 | Vanessa Nguyen
    PARRIS ISLAND (WTOC) - The highest ranking enlisted Marine at Parris Island has stepped down from his position following last week's alleged assault with a former Marine. Parris Island released the following statement early Monday afternoon: Understanding the Marine Corps has very high standards of personal and professional conduct for its most senior leaders, Sgt. Maj. Archie voluntarily stepped down as the depot sergeant major, and the commanding general regrettably accepted his retirement. People all over the country have reacted to this viral video between protester and former Marine Ethan Arguello and Depot Sgt. Maj. Paul Archie. The altercation began...
  • Fallen Marine’s Parents Adopt Son’s Bomb-Sniffing Dog

    06/09/2014 11:39:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    KWTX ^ | 6/8
    A Texas couple has adopted a bomb-sniffing dog that was with their son when he was killed in Afghanistan. The parents of Staff Sgt. Christopher Diaz adopted Dino Saturday, after the 6-year-old Belgian malinois was declared retired in a ceremony at Camp Pendleton. Law permits such an adoption if it will help a family with the grieving process. Dino had to pass a test to ensure he didn't suffer the canine equivalent of post-traumatic stress disorder after his combat experience. Rich Landgrebe, operations manager for the Marine working-dog program, said the test showed Dino has the right temperament to be...
  • Jack Webb in The D.I.

    06/06/2014 9:30:23 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 26 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    A brief clip from a great old movie with Dragnet's Jack Webb.
  • Navy considers banning tobacco sales on bases

    06/05/2014 6:07:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 5, 2014 5:02 PM EDT | Jennifer McDermott
    Tobacco sales on Navy ships and in stores on Navy and Marine Corps bases would be a thing of the past under a plan being considered by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, but some congressional members are pushing back. The Navy Department, which includes the Marine Corps, would be the first military department to prohibit tobacco sales. […] Congress is considering a measure that would prevent Mabus from instituting a sales ban, with the prohibition’s opponents arguing it overreaches on a habit that is unhealthy but still legal. …
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California

    06/02/2014 5:59:14 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 127 replies
    Serving The Best Troops & Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego is a United States Marine Corps military installation in San Diego, California. It lies between San Diego Bay and Interstate 5, adjacent to Lindbergh Field and the former Naval Training Center San Diego. MCRD San Diego's main mission is the initial training of enlisted male recruits living west of the Mississippi River. Over 21,000 recruits are trained each year. The Depot also is the home to the Marine Corps' Recruiter School and Western Recruiting Region's Drill Instructors School....
  • WH petition to free Marine Tahmooressi from Mexico prison reaches 100K online signatures

    06/02/2014 5:36:36 PM PDT · by blueplum · 27 replies
    FOX ^ | May 31, 2014 | Staff
    A petition on the White House website asking President Obama to demand the release of a Marine sergeant in a Mexico prison has garnered more than 100,000 online signatures -- a threshold that typically elicits an administration response. “The effect of this unjust incarceration on a decorated combat Marine is despairing,” says the petition, which as of Saturday afternoon had 116,051 signatures. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi was arrested March 31 after crossing the Mexican border with three guns in his truck. Tahmooressi said he accidentally crossed the border and immediately told Mexican authorities that he had three guns in his...
  • A Marine's story: Women set up to fail USMC’s most grueling test

    04/21/2014 12:00:08 PM PDT · by kingattax · 130 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4-21-14 | Martha Raddatz, Richard Coolidge & Jordyn Phelps
    VIDEO AT LINKAt a petite 5’3’’, Sage Santangelo may not look like a combat fighter at first glance. But the female second lieutenant has never let that hold her back from pursuing her dream of becoming an infantry officer in the Marine Corps. Growing up, Santangelo found she was always able to keep up with the guys and enjoyed playing hockey on all boys’ teams. But when she joined the Marines, Santangelo found the playing field changed; she was segregated into female-only training units and as a woman, was relegated to less strenuous physical training than her male counterparts. And...
  • U.S. Marine in Mexican Jail Fires Attorney

    05/28/2014 5:24:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Wednesday, May 28, 2014 | Christina London, Brian Hamacher and Wendy Fry
    Andrew Tahmooressi, 22, was arrested for driving into Mexico with firearms A U.S. Marine Corps reservist who had been living in San Diego will remain in a Mexican jail after firing his attorney. Andrew Tahmooressi, 22, was expected to testify before a Mexican judge during a court hearing Wednesday. Instead, he fired his attorney. Now the case is up in the air. On Monday, Tahmooressi's mother Jill told NBC 7 that her son said his attorney had instructed him to lie under oath. Tahmooressi was arrested April 1 after driving his black Ford pickup over the border at San Ysidro...
  • Marine held in Mexico set to tell his story to judge

    05/27/2014 11:43:08 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 27, 2014 | Joseph J. Kolb
    The U.S. Marine who has been jailed since accidentally crossing into Mexico nearly two months ago with three registered guns will appear before a judge for the first time Wednesday in Tijuana, where his mother says he is ready to face his accusers. Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi has been held in two Mexican prisons since his arrest, one of which he tried to escape after receiving threats, according to his supporters. On Wednesday at 9 a.m. local time, he'll go before a federal judge in Mexico's sixth-largest city. According to his Tijuana-based attorney, Alejandro Osuna, Tahmooressi will be afforded the chance...
  • Leave no man behind: Why is Team Obama unable to bring home Marine held in Mexico?

    05/26/2014 10:08:48 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 41 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 26, 2014 | Tamara Holder
    This weekend we celebrate Memorial Day in honor of our American servicemen and women who have sacrificed their lives defending us both at home and abroad. Many of our troops enlist in the military upon adulthood and have served in wars before their classmates have even graduated from college. These men and women are true American heroes and we must protect them just as well as they protect us. Unfortunately, despite President Obama’s Memorial Day proclamation that we shall “never forget” the sacrifices of our soldiers, he and Secretary of State John Kerry have forgotten about a living American hero...
  • I do recall, the President referring to the Benghazi incident as "a bump in the road.

    05/24/2014 4:25:04 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 11 replies
    ex-Navy Seal being interviewed on Fox News | 05/24/2014 | A Marine
    “THE BATTLING BOYS OF BENGHAZI” We're the battling boys of Benghazi No fame, no glory, no paparazzi. Just a fiery death in a blazing hell Defending our country we loved so well. It wasn't our job, but we answered the call, fought to the Consulate and scaled the wall. We pulled twenty Countrymen from the jaws of fate Led them to safety, and stood at the gate. Just the two of us, and foes by the score, But we stood fast to bar the door. Three calls for reinforcement, but all were denied, So we fought, and we fought, and...
  • No respect: Navy is the least prestigious military branch in the eyes of Americans

    05/23/2014 9:15:37 AM PDT · by Allah AtBar · 57 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 05/23/2014 | S.A. Miller
    Americans say the U.S. Army is the most important service branch to national defense, but the Marine Corps is still considered the most prestigious, said a Gallup poll released Friday. The annual poll​, timed to mark the start of the long Memorial Day weekend, showed that 26 percent of Americans say the Army is the most important military branch, followed closely by the Air Force at 23 percent. The Marine Corp was called the most important by 19 percent, the Navy by 17 percent and the Coast Guard by 3 percent, the poll found.
  • Obama Can't Bring One Marine Back From Mexico

    05/21/2014 9:26:01 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 44 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 21, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Priorities: A Marine Corps combat veteran remains in a Mexican jail after missing a freeway ramp and crossing the border with legally owned American firearms — without a single hash tag from the White House. It is a tough time for veterans these days, starting with those left to die — or even commit suicide — while on Veterans Administration waiting lists, seemingly abandoned by their commander-in-chief who early on promised to make things right and redress their grievances. Also seemingly abandoned is Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, a 25-year-old combat veteran, who was jailed in late March after he missed a...
  • Veteran long celebrated by Marines to be awarded Medal of Honor

    05/19/2014 3:46:23 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 19 May 2014 | Dan Lamothe
    Cpl. William Kyle Carpenter doesn’t remember much about the day he and a fellow Marine were caught in the blast of a hand grenade in southern Afghanistan while manning a rooftop security post. There was almost no time to react before the explosion tore into him in a searing, angry ball of white light. Carpenter recalls that he “got right with God” as he was enveloped by the sensation of warm water pouring all over him. It was his own blood. “My last few seconds before I lost consciousness,” he said, “I had accepted the fact that ... I was...
  • 25 TV shows about the US Navy and Marines (with video)

    05/19/2014 8:06:54 AM PDT · by Saint X · 10 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | 5/19/14 | U.S. Naval Institute
    Michael Bay’s upcoming TV series The Last Ship on TNT — premiering next month — is the latest in a long line of programs that have featured the U.S. Navy and Marines. From action adventures and comedies to dramas and primetime soaps, the sea services have been represented in almost every genre (even dipping into reality TV, with shows such as Lone Target and Navy SEALs: BUDS Class 234). Some were hits, many were misses.
  • Gunny R. Lee Ermey hits the Sportsman Channel airwaves with Saving Private K-9

    05/15/2014 9:36:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    nrablog.com ^ | 5/15/2014 | Lars Dalseide
    New Berlin, Wisconsin - For 2,500 trained canines and handlers serving America’s military and law enforcement, the idea of “man’s best friend” is no overstatement. Dogs are known to be loyal, stalwart companions that love and defend their owners at any cost. Some of these dogs have even paid the ultimate sacrifice. Sportsman Channel invites viewers into the lives of these military and law enforcement service dogs and handlers with its new original series Saving Private K-9, premiering Thursday, May 15 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. Hosted by (NRA Board Member) actor and former Marine R. Lee Ermey (Full Metal Jacket),...
  • International military surf contest at Pendleton

    05/14/2014 3:45:21 AM PDT · by blueplum · 14 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | May 13, 2014 | Linda McIntosh
    CAMP PENDLETON — A surf contest pitting top area surfers from several branches of the armed forces against surfers from the British Army is set for May 24 at Camp Pendleton. This is the fourth year Red Bull is holding the Rivals Surf Competition on base, but the first year that the contest has international participants. The U.S. team’s 12 active-duty military surfers were picked based on performance at last month’stryouts at the base’s Del Mar Beach. Teams compete at the Del Mar Jetty in a modified version of the National Surf League’s game format. The one-day contest is similar...
  • Military officials raided Marine law offices, may have compromised cases

    05/10/2014 4:41:41 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 9 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | May 9, 2014 | Michael Doyle
    An unusual government search of Marine Corps defense attorneys’ offices at California’s Camp Pendleton could cast a cloud over dozens of criminal cases. The search May 2, which lasted about two and a half hours, included investigators opening more than 100 case files compiled by defense attorneys, Marine Corps officers say. The search went beyond what was necessary and exceeded applicable legal standards, officers think.
  • Top enlisted Marine pens open letter after testimony angers troops

    04/14/2014 9:52:56 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 78 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | April 14, 2014 | Stars & Stripes Staff
    What started as a hard-charging Marine comment to Congress has turned into a public relations emergency for Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Micheal Barrett. Speaking to the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel on Wednesday, Barrett was making the case that personnel costs needed to be reined in to maintain readiness — as all the services have in recent testimony — but went a step further by saying that lower pay would actually improve discipline within the Corps. “I truly believe it will raise discipline,” Barrett said. “You’ll have better spending habits. You won’t be so wasteful.” (snip) Barrett...
  • Former U.S. Marine Hekmati retried, convicted in Iran: report

    04/12/2014 12:16:13 AM PDT · by blueplum · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 11th, 2014 10:01pm EDT | Will Dunham
    (Reuters) - Iranian-American Amir Hekmati, a former U.S. Marine whose previous death sentence in Iran on espionage charges was overturned, has been secretly retried, convicted of collaborating with the U.S. government and sentenced to 10 years in prison, the New York Times reported on Friday, quoting his lawyer. The newspaper quoted lawyer Mahmoud Alizadeh Tabatabaei as saying Hekmati, held since 2011, was not told by Iranian officials about the retrial, conviction or prison sentence. The Times quoted Tabatabaei as saying Hekmati was retried by a revolutionary court in December and convicted of "practical collaboration with the American government." :snip: The...
  • Idiot Sgt. Major Michael Barrett Pushes for Lower Pay for Marines Saying “It Will Raise Discipline”

    04/10/2014 5:01:45 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 59 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4-10-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Sgt. Major Michael Barrett greets Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. (American Military News) Idiot Sgt. Major Michael Barrett, the highest enlisted member of the US Marine Corps, told Congress Marines don’t need higher pay. Barrett said he believes lower pay will “raise discipline.” Nice job looking out for your brothers, Sergeant Major. American Military News reported: The highest enlisted member of the United States Marine Corps said that lowering salary of Marines will “raise discipline” and make Marines less wasteful. The comments come as a debate in Washington talks about cutting active duty member pay in order to make sharp...
  • Sgt. Maj. Of The Marine Corps Says Lower Pay For Marines “Will Raise Discipline”, Make Them Less....

    Can you believe this guy? Who is he representing, the president of the troops he is supposed to stand up for? Last time I checked our Marines are plenty disciplined and far from entitled. http://americanmilitarynews.com/2014/04/top-enlisted-leader-marine-corps-says-lower-pay-marines-will-raise-discipline/
  • Shooting at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina Leaves 1 Marine Dead

    04/08/2014 6:04:09 PM PDT · by blueplum · 66 replies
    TIME ^ | April 8, 2014 8:20pm EDT | David Winograd
    Authorities say the shooter at the Marine Corps base camp is no longer active A Marine fatally shot a fellow service member at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina Tuesday, the base said in a statement. The shooting occurred at around 5:30 p.m. The gunman, a Marine standing guard at the base’s main gate, discharged an M4 rifle, killing another guard. Camp Lejeune’s provost marshal said the shooting is not thought to be an act of terrorism and that the shooter is no longer active.
  • Op-Ed Gets USMC Commandant’s Attention, Sparks Change for Women

    04/08/2014 8:07:42 AM PDT · by don-o · 102 replies
    Seapower ^ | April 1, 2014 | OTTO KREISHER
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Marine Corps commandant has reacted swiftly to a female Marine officer’s complaint that women are unfairly precluded from trying a second time to pass the prestigious Marine Corps Infantry Officers Course, when men can have a second try. In response to a question from a female Army officer at an Atlantic Council forum April 1, Gen. James F. Amos said he has ordered a change in the rules and lavished praise not only on Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Sage Santangelo, who protested the restriction, but on all his female Marines. And, Amos said, he offered Santangelo...
  • GOP Rep. Hunter slams reported proposal to ban tobacco sales on Navy bases, ships

    03/29/2014 3:21:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 61 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 28, 2014 | FoxNews.com
    Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter is speaking out against a reported proposal being considered by the Navy to ban the sale of tobacco products on all its bases and ships, calling it a “political decision.” The Military Times reported Monday that Navy officials are considering removing tobacco from all retail outlets, including exchange-operated sales venues and Morale, Welfare and Recreation program outlets. Navy commissaries do not sell tobacco products. Hunter, a Marine veteran who served two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, said in a letter to Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus he strongly opposes the ban, saying it...
  • Police: Taco Bell Customer in Fremont "Belligerent," Arrested After Fatal Motorcycle Accident

    03/26/2014 2:53:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 | Christie Smith, Shelby Hansen and Kris Sanchez
    U.S. Marine who just returned from Afghanistan identified as victimFremont police arrested a 23-year-old man after they say he acted in a "belligerent" manner inside a Taco Bell on Tuesday morning, fled from officers, then slammed into a utility pole, killing a motorcyclist during his attempted escape. Bystanders identified that motorcyclist as a Marine who just returned home from Afghanistan. His name has not been made public. The intersection of Decoto Road and Fremont Boulevard was shut down for hours as investigators combed the scene for evidence. Debris was scattered all over the road. The intersection remained closed until just...
  • Marine Corps to create experimental task force with 25 percent women

    03/15/2014 2:11:50 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 97 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | March 13, 2014 | Jennnifer Hlad
    The Marine Corps will open new combat jobs to women, allow women to volunteer for combat specialty training previously closed to them and create a co-ed experimental task force to evaluate how female Marines perform as part of a ground combat unit, Marine officials said. The task force will be made up of about 460 Marines, and about one quarter will be women, said Capt. Maureen Krebs, a Marine spokeswoman. The task force will look like a small battalion landing team with attachments such as artillery, tanks and amphibious assault vehicles — similar to the ground combat portion of a...
  • Marine injured in Afghanistan grenade blast to receive Medal of Honor, report says

    03/07/2014 10:06:43 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 7, 2014
    A U.S. Marine, who suffered serious injuries after it is believed he jumped on a grenade to protect a fellow Marine as they stood guard on a rooftop in Afghanistan's Helmand province, will receive the nation's highest combat valor honor, The Marine Times reported, citing unnamed sources. William Kyle Carpenter, 24, who medically retired as a corporal, is expected the receive the Medal of Honor later this year, the report said. Carpenter lost his right eye, most of his teeth and shattered his mouth and arm in the November 2010 grenade attack, the report said...
  • On Defense Cuts, Obama Just Comes Right Out And Says He Wants The Terrorists To Win

    03/06/2014 5:57:19 AM PST · by servo1969 · 5 replies
    duffelblog.com ^ | 3-3-2014 | Juice Box
    WASHINGTON — Confirming suspicions of Americans and Fox News contributors everywhere, Communist-in-Chief Barack Obama announced today that his plans to downsize the Defense Department in size and spending are singularly rooted in a heartfelt desire to allow the terrorists to win. “I’m doing this because I hate America,” Obama told reporters. “Plain and simple.” Indeed, last week, the president unveiled proposals that would shrink the Army to pre-World War II levels, slash a number of costly programs, and roll back some benefits to service members and their families. Speaking today from the White House briefing room, the president assured Americans...
  • Fallen Marine Rafael Peralta’s family accuses reporter of playing ‘race card’

    02/27/2014 9:15:37 AM PST · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com ^ | Thursday, February 27, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Supporters still press for Medal of Honor Ten years after he died in a 2004 firefight in Iraq, Sgt. Rafael Peralta’s death continues to ignite controversy, with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel last week refusing to reopen his nomination for the Medal of Honor and the Marine’s family accusing a newspaper of race-baiting in its reporting on the standoff. Peralta’s mother Rosa said in a letter this week that a reporter for The Washington Post seemed intent on trying to get her to say her son was denied the Medal of Honor because he was Hispanic. And some Marines who were...
  • Marine Corps Times: Emails show intent behind Corps moving newspaper

    02/27/2014 3:23:19 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 10 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | February 26, 2014 | Stars and Stripes
    Marine Corps officials who tried to ban the Marine Corps Times from base newsstands or move it to less visible areas in stores did so because of the paper’s reporting on the commandant, emails obtained by that paper suggest.
  • Iwo Jima: ‘The Ghastly Price of Freedom’

    02/21/2014 3:11:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | February 21, 2014 | Jarrett Stepman
    This Wednesday, February 19, marked the 69th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima. One of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific War and all of World War II, the month-long slug-fest between American and Japanese forces in many ways set the stage for the firebombing of Japan and the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In the final stages of the fighting, an iconic picture was taken of U.S. Marines and a Navy corpsman raising an American flag atop Mount Surabachi, an image that perfectly captured American resolve and military strength. The men that raised the flag...
  • Outrageous: Russian TV Anchor Mocks Iwo Jima Memorial As Homoerotic In War-Statue Spat With CNN

    02/16/2014 6:49:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 16, 2014 | Tim Graham
    The London Daily Mail reported this week that “CNN caused a firestorm when it included a war monument in Brest, a city in the former Soviet republic of Belarus, in an article on the 'world's ugliest monuments' published last month.” This isn’t Ted Turner’s CNN, where a reporter would be disciplined for saying the word “foreign” in a sentence. The online article from a travel-piece contributor was intended as humor. A Russian news commentator responded by suggesting the Marine Corps War Memorial – the Iwo Jima sculpture just north of Arlington National Cemetery – is “easy to mock” for its...
  • Things Your SgtMaj Hates: Online Training

    02/06/2014 5:00:19 AM PST · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    Castra Praetoria ^ | 1-27-2014 | America's Angry SgtMaj
    There are a number of annual training requirements we have to meet in the Marine Corps. It being the 21st Century, some of those have to do with cyber awareness and protecting information of various kinds. Since common sense is not a common virtue we are all subjected to online training in protecting personally identifiable information and classified material. Not completing the training will result in the Marine Corps turning off our access to e-mail and internet at work. This sounds more like a reward than a consequence but remember what I said about sense being common. The cyber counter...