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  • 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...
  • Ohio State Fair ride victim recently enlisted in Marines

    07/27/2017 1:06:21 PM PDT · by grayboots · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/27/2017 | Travis Fedschun
    The 18-year-old man killed Wednesday when a thrill ride broke apart at the Ohio State Fair had joined the Marines less than a week before the tragedy. The Ohio State Highway Patrol identified the lone person who was killed Thursday as Tyler Jarrell of Columbus. Seven others, who ranged in age from 14 to 42 years old, were injured when the Fire Ball ride malfunctioned and sent riders flying into the air. The Marine Corps said in a statement that Jarrell, 18, enlisted on July 21 and wanted to be in the infantry or serve as a combat engineer. He...
  • Jury awards millions to pilots flying improperly packed airplane with USMC MRAPs

    07/19/2017 3:38:14 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 67 replies
    USMC Life ^ | July 13, 2017
    Jury awards millions to pilots flying improperly packed airplane with USMC MRAPs By USMC Life| July 13th, 2017|Featured, News|11 Comments A Cook County jury has returned a verdict in favor of the families of three of seven crew members who perished in the dramatic crash of a National Airlines 747 cargo airplane in Bagram, Afghanistan on April 29, 2013. The crash itself was captured on a dashcam video that went viral over the internet shortly after the accident occurred.
  • No Marines from Cherry Point involved in Mississippi Crash, Official Says

    07/11/2017 8:54:40 AM PDT · by Cecily · 30 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 11, 2017
    IITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — A U.S. military plane used for refueling crashed into a soybean field in rural Mississippi, killing at least 16 people aboard in a fiery wreck and spreading debris for miles, officials said. Leflore County Emergency Management Agency Director Frank Randle told reporters at a briefing late Monday that 16 bodies had been recovered after the KC-130 spiraled into the ground about 85 miles (135 kilometers) north of Jackson in the Mississippi Delta. A witness said some bodies were found more than a mile from the crash site. Marine Corps spokeswoman Capt. Sarah Burns said in...
  • At Least Five Dead after Military Plane Crashes in Mississippi

    07/10/2017 6:15:10 PM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 68 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 07/10/2017 | Christopher Brennan
    At least five people are dead after a military transport plane crashed in Mississippi, according to reports. The plane came down early Monday evening, sending plumes of black smoke billowing into the air above a field near Moorhead, northwest of Jackson. Sheriff Ricky Banks told the Clarion-Ledger that at least five people had died on the aircraft, believed to be carrying nine.
  • USMC Vet: Employer Won't Let Me Come to Work With PTSD Service Dog

    07/08/2017 7:00:17 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 75 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 8, 2017
    USMC Vet: Employer Won't Let Me Come to Work With PTSD Service Dog A United States Marine Corps veteran who suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder said his employer won't let him come to work with his service dog. Yauncey Long said Cincinnati Bell, a Midwest telecomm company, refused to let him work in the company of his service dog, C4. Long said he's gotten pushback from the company, including "unsatisfactory" responses from management, after he applied for reasonable accommodations. He said he was sent home every day for a week without pay after he came to work with C4. Long...
  • Independence Day Prayer From a United States Marine

    07/04/2017 9:00:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/4/17 | Tony Woconish
    AHOY Marines! "School circle, ready seat, adjust." I will make this short, I know you all have a 96 hour pass burning a hole in your pocket, and the bus will be here soon to get you on the road to family and friends for the 4th of July Holiday Weekend. Question: "Why is it you and I have never received a BILL for our freedoms?" Answer: "Someone else has already paid the price, usually with their shed blood." We mark this weekend for celebration of our Nations 241st birthday, as well we should. But let us call to mind...
  • 79 Years Young and Looking Great: Happy Birthday, Billy Mills

    07/01/2017 2:28:01 PM PDT · by righttackle44 · 14 replies
    Indian Country Today ^ | June 30, 2017 | Vincent Schilling
    In 1964, at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Billy Mills, an Oglala Lakota, prepared to run the 10,000 meter race in hopes of winning an Olympic gold medal. Today, over five decades later, he is celebrating his 79th birthday.
  • Retired generals to Mattis: Don't delay accepting transgender recruits

    07/01/2017 2:22:16 AM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 78 replies
    The hill ^ | 6.27.2017 | Staff
    A trio of retired generals is urging Defense Secretary James Mattis not to delay accepting transgender recruits into the military after reports that the Pentagon chief was considering such a move. “Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has stated that he will make personnel decisions based on evidence about what best promotes force readiness,” retired Army Lt. Gen. Claudia Kennedy, retired Army Major Gen. Gale Pollock and retired Army Brig. Gen. Clara Adams-Ender wrote in a statement provided to The Hill.
  • Trump signs VA reform bill, following through on campaign promise

    06/23/2017 7:51:16 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Fox ^ | June 23, 2017 | Barnini Chakraborty
    President Trump on Friday signed Veterans Affairs reform legislation meant to protect whistleblowers while making it easier to fire problematic employees at the department. The Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act passed by Congress earlier this month streamlines the process to remove, demote, or suspend VA employees for poor performance or misconduct. In addition, it authorizes the VA secretary to recoup any bonuses awarded to employees who have acted improperly. “Veterans have fulfilled their duty to this nation and now, we must fulfill our duty to them,” Trump said. “So to every veteran who is here with...
  • The Forgotten War that Changed American History

    06/22/2017 8:18:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/22/2017 | Janet Levy
    In the late 1700s, the newly independent republic of the United States was continually beset by piracy at sea from four Muslim Barbary Coast states: Algiers, Tunis, Tripoli, and Morocco. The U.S., with limited military resources and staggering debts from the War for Independence, sought to establish secure routes for international commerce to spur rapid economic growth needed to build the emerging country. Yet the U.S. faced constant Ottoman attacks on its merchant ships. American and European ships venturing into the region routinely faced capture of crewmembers, who risked being held as slaves until hefty ransoms were paid. The persistent...
  • Special Ops Veterans Become Guardians of the Sea

    06/11/2017 12:29:11 PM PDT · by Epoch Times · 3 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | June 8, 2017 | Charlotte Cuthbertson
    A human with a purpose is a beautiful thing. A group of highly trained combat veterans with a mission is truly astounding. Enter Force Blue, a nonprofit that brings together ex-Marines and special operations veterans to help save the oceans from environmental destruction. “Basically what we’re doing is we’re taking men and women trained to destroy stuff underwater and re-teaching them instead how to preserve it, and through the process, perhaps restore themselves as well,” said co-founder and executive director Jim Ritterhoff, in a video. The idea for Force Blue grew out of a dive trip that Ritterhoff and former...
  • US Marine who graduated early barred from high school’s June commencement. Because of his uniform.

    06/08/2017 12:36:02 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 148 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 06/08/2017 | Dave Urbanski
    A U.S. Marine who graduated early was barred from participating in his Indiana high school’s commencement ceremony Tuesday because he was wearing his uniform, the Northwest Indiana Times said. Pfc. Jacob Stanley graduated from Crown Point High School in December and then joined the Marines, the paper said. Stanley completed boot camp on Friday, flew home for his graduation and even practiced with his classmates during the day, the paper reported. But Principal Chip Pettit reportedly told Stanley that he wouldn’t be allowed to wear his uniform at the ceremony, the Times said. Stanley reportedly got more than a few...
  • LEFTIST MEDIA OUTLET ATTACKS MARINES ON MEMORIAL DAY OVER ‘TOXIC MASCULINITY’

    05/29/2017 12:55:55 PM PDT · by blam · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-29-2017 | Charlie Nash
    Left-wing news outlet Vox attacked Marines on Memorial Day, claiming in an article that the Marine Corps has a “toxic masculinity problem.” The article, which was simply titled “The Marine Corps has a ‘toxic masculinity’ problem,” continued to claim that the Marine Corps often “marginalizes or mistreats female troops.” Citing the Marines United nude photo sharing scandal, Vox staff writer and defense correspondent Alex Ward attempted to link the Marines with systemic sexism and listed ways how the Corps could get rid of their “toxic masculinity.” “And to be fair, it’s not just the Marines. Sexual assault has increased in...
  • Marine officers are drugged, robbed after Bogotá pub crawl and could face charges

    05/27/2017 3:41:38 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 71 replies
    miamiherald.com ^ | MAY 26, 2017 | CAROL ROSENBERG
    Three married U.S. Marine officers have found themselves under investigation for a night in February that went off the rails in Bogotá, involving allegations they went drinking with some local women, were slipped illicit drugs, robbed of U.S. property and landed in a local hospital emergency room.