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  • "AN APPEAL TO HEAVEN" -Origins of U.S. Navy, Marines, & Coast Guard

    08/07/2019 12:12:24 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    American Minute ^ | August 4, 2019 | Bill Federer
    In June of 1775, citizens acting as merchant mariners captured the British schooner HMS Margaretta around Machias, Massachusetts (present-day Maine). That same month, General George Washington, with the help of merchant ship owner Colonel John Glover of Marblehead, Massachusetts, chartered and outfitted several ships to interrupt the British supplies. The marker at the base of John Glover's statue in Boston states: "John Glover of Marblehead - A Soldier of the Revolution. He commanded a regiment of one thousand men raised in that town known as the marine regiment, and enlisted to serve throughout the war. He joined the camp at...
  • Commandant’s Planning Guidance

    07/30/2019 7:24:58 AM PDT · by Freeport · 8 replies
    Headquarters Marine Corps ^ | 2019-07-16 | David H. Berger
    The Commandant’s Planning Guidance (CPG) provides the 38th Commandant’s strategic direction for the Marine Corps and mirrors the function of the Secretary of Defense’s Defense Planning Guidance (DPG). It serves as the authoritative document for Service-level planning and provides a common direction to the Marine Corps Total Force. It also serves as a road map describing where the Marine Corps is going and why; what the Marine Corps force development priorities are and are not; and, in some instances, how and when prescribed actions will be implemented. This CPG serves as my Commandant’s Intent for the next four years. ......
  • 16 Marines arrested on human smuggling, drug charges

    07/25/2019 11:51:49 AM PDT · by DFG · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | 07/25/2019 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Sixteen US Marines were arrested at Camp Pendleton in California on Thursday during battalion formation for alleged illegal activities ranging from human smuggling to drug-related offenses, according to the 1st Marine Division. “Information gained from a previous human smuggling investigation precipitated the arrests,” a statement said. “None of the Marines arrested or detained for questioning served in support of the Southwest Border Support mission,” it added. Two Marines — Byron Darnell Law II and David Javier Salazar-Quintero — were arrested July 3 for allegedly transporting unauthorized immigrants as part of a smuggling operation.
  • Marines arrested for smuggling illegal immigrants near southern border

    07/09/2019 4:08:41 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 11 replies ^ | July 9, 2019 | Kenneth Garger
    Two Marines were busted last week in California for allegedly smuggling a trio of illegal immigrants near the US-Mexico border. Marines Bryon Darnell Law II and David Javier Salazar-Quintero were caught about 10 a.m. last Wednesday by a US Border Patrol agent while driving three illegal immigrants on Interstate 8 in Jacumba Hot Springs — seven miles north of the border, according to court documents filed last Friday in the US District Court for the Southern District of California. The three passengers admitted to authorities that they were Mexican citizens in the country illegally — and had been picked up...
  • 7 Motorcyclists Killed In Randolph, NH Crash Identified

    06/24/2019 4:22:05 PM PDT · by metmom · 25 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | June 23, 2019
    RANDOLPH, N.H. (CBS) – New Hampshire Deputy Attorney General Jane Young identified the seven motorcyclists who died Friday night after they were struck by a pickup truck towing a flatbed trailer. The crash happened Friday around 6:30 p.m. when the truck and trailer collided with the group of 10 motorcycles on Route 2. During a Sunday press conference authorities identified the victims, who were members of Marine JarHeads MC, a motorcycle club that includes Marines and their spouses. Joanne and Edward Corr, both 58 of Lakeville, died in the crash. Michael Ferazzi, 62, of Contoocook, N.H., Albert Mazza, 59, of...
  • Seven motorcyclists are dead after colliding with a pickup truck in New Hampshire

    06/21/2019 10:58:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 107 replies
    cnn ^ | 06/21/2019 | Christina Maxouris and Deanna Hackney,
    Seven motorcyclists were killed and three others injured when they collided with a pickup truck going the opposite direction in New Hampshire, police said. Authorities received a call around 6:30 p.m. Friday about a motor vehicle crash on Route 2 in Randolph, New Hampshire State Police Capt. Chris Vetter said. The pickup truck, a 2016 Dodge 2500, was traveling west on Route 2 while the motorcyclists were traveling east, police said. State police collision analysis and reconstruction teams are investigating the crash, and will continue overnight in conjunction with local police and the Coos County Attorney's Office. "Route 2 is...
  • 7 dead in crash between truck, motorcycles in New Hampshire

    06/22/2019 6:18:46 AM PDT · by libstripper · 84 replies
    Associated Press va MSM ^ | June 22, 2019 | AP
    RANDOLPH, N.H. (AP) — Seven people were killed in a crash between a truck and several motorcycles in New Hampshire, state police said Friday, in what witnesses described as a "devastating scene" as bystanders grabbed first aid kits and blankets to treat injured motorcycle riders scattered along the highway.
  • Congress Takes 1st Step in Forcing Marines to Make Boot Camp Coed

    06/18/2019 6:34:06 AM PDT · by PROCON · 54 replies ^ | June 12, 2019 | Gina Harkins
    The commandant of the Marine Corps will have five years to stop separating men and women at the service's oldest boot camp, if a new amendment added to the 2020 defense authorization bill survives to ratification. Rep. Jackie Speier, a California Democrat and chair of the House Armed Services Military Personnel subcommittee, proposed the amendment on Wednesday, "Training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina, may not be segregated based on gender," the measure states. "The Commandant of the Marine Corps shall carry out this subsection not later than five years after the date of the enactment...
  • Marine Corps Mass Flight

    06/12/2019 8:22:38 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | June 12, 2019 | Anon
    Marine Aircraft Group 16 recently staged a mass-flight exercise involving more than 40 aircraft at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif. The exercise included 27 MV-22B Ospreys and 16 CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters. Here’s a look at the display of Marine Corps combat power.
  • Senate confirms Gen. David Berger as next Marine Corps commandant

    06/06/2019 10:15:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 6, 2019 | Carlo Munoz
    Lt. Gen. David Berger has been confirmed by the Senate as the new commandant of the Marine Corps, replacing Gen. Robert Neller this summer, according to a service statement Thursday. Gen. Berger will receive his fourth star before taking his post as the 38th Marine Corps Commandant during a change of command ceremony in July. The full Senate confirmation vote came hours after Sen. Dan Sullivan dropped his block on Gen. Berger’s nomination on Wednesday.
  • Trump's excellent choice to lead the Marine Corps

    03/30/2019 9:32:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 30, 2019 | Ishmael Jones
    You've probably never heard of Dave Berger. President Trump nominated him on March 27 to be the 38th commandant of the Marine Corps. I met him when we were both assigned to Camp Pendleton, and I remember his deep interest in mastering the Corps's tactics, logistics, and weapons systems. From the beginning of his career, he showed a quiet devotion to the Corps's excellence. His career is filled with aggressive, on-the-ground combat, including leading a regiment at Fallujah and a division in Afghanistan. He is one of America's best and most experienced combat commanders. The Berger nomination is in contrast...
  • Pictures: President Trump Lays Wreath at Tomb of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey

    06/03/2019 1:59:59 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 June 2019 | Oliver JJ Lane
    President Donald Trump laid a wreath at, and prayed over the interred remains of an unknown combatant of the Great War of 1914-1918 on Monday morning, during a visit to Westminster Abbey on his State Visit to the United Kingdom. The visit to the Abbey, the historic place of burial and coronations for English and British Kings and Queens for nearly 1,000 years, was hosted by British Royal Prince Andrew and the chapter officers of the Abbey itself. President Trump was driven from Buckingham Palace, where he had eaten lunch with Queen Elizabeth II, to the Abbey in the Presidential...
  • A Slice of History: US Marines invaded China 119 years ago today

    05/31/2019 6:56:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/31/2019 | Chriss Street
    Despite the U.S. declaring an “Open Door Policy” in support of China’s sovereignty, U.S. Marines on May 31, 1900 invaded China to help defeat the Boxer Rebellion. With imperial Great Britain, Germany, Austria-Hungary, France, Japan, and Russia trying to carve China into colonies, Secretary of State John Hay in the fall of 1899 declared the United States would honor an “Open Door Policy” that respected Chinese territorial and administrative integrity and allowed equal trading privileges for all nations. Nineteenth-century imperialists had forced China’s ruling Qing Dynasty to accept foreign dominance over much of China’s economic affairs. Two Opium Wars with...
  • Memorial Day 2019. We Remember

    05/27/2019 3:53:35 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 11 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 5-27-19 | MOTUS
    "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." —Winston Churchill As we do on this day each year, we pause to remember the men and women who died fighting for our freedom. We stand by humbly, gratefully, silently, to honor their sacrifice.We remember…We mourn for those lost…And we mourn for those they’ve left behind…As we reflect once again on the the steep price of freedom.By all means, enjoy your picnics, parades and celebrations today – it is a holiday after all. But do pause to remember and honor all the...
  • AUDIO: Congressman Pence Seeks Restitution For 1983 Beirut Bombing Victims, Families

    05/24/2019 1:20:55 AM PDT · by blueplum · 4 replies
    EAGLE COUNTRY 99.3 ^ | 23 May 2019 | Mike Perleberg
    ...Although he avoided being a potential victim of the attack by just days, Pence has never forgotten it. Today, he is introducing legislation to help American terror victims and their families satisfy financial judgments against Iran in connection to the Beirut bombing. In the 36 years since the attack, families of the U.S. victims have won several court judgments authorizing the seizure of Iranian funds as restitution for the attack. Currently, these families seek to enforce these judgments against Clearstream S.A., a financial institution that launders money for the Iranian regime. According to Pence’s office, the bill amends the Iran...
  • Blue Angel's Fat Albert, C-130T aircraft is retiring

    05/23/2019 1:43:39 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    WEAR-TV3 ^ | Wednesday, May 22nd 2019 | by Ly'Nita Carter
    PENSACOLA , Fla. (WEAR-TV) — The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are bidding farewell to their C-130T aircraft. The Blue Angels announced on Wednesday the aircraft known as Fat Albert is officially retiring. The Navy says Fat Albert has served the Blue Angels for 17-years and flown more than 30,000 hours in support of their missions. According to the U.S. Navy the current airframe, BUNO 164763, has been with the team since 2002 and was the last C-130 to conduct a jet-assisted take-off (JATO). The Navy says their team will be transported via Fleet-provided logistics until a permanent replacement aircraft is...
  • The US is sending another warship and more missiles to the Middle East amid Iran tensions

    05/11/2019 5:15:59 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 25 replies ^ | 5/10/19 | Amanda Macias
    KEY POINTS The Pentagon approves the deployment of a Patriot missile defense battery and a Navy ship to the Middle East amid increasing tensions between the United States and Iran.The USS Arlington and a Patriot battery will join the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier strike group and an Air Force bomber task force, which were deployed earlier in the week to the region.The deployments come as Washington tightens sanctions on Iran. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln transits the Indian Ocean. Chief Mass Communication Specialist Eric Powell | US Navy   WASHINGTON — The Pentagon approved the deployment of a...
  • Colorado School Shooting: Student with Plan to Become Marine Disarms Suspect

    05/08/2019 10:56:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies ^ | 5/8/2019 | AWR Hawkins
    A student who plans to become a Marine helped tackle and disarm one of the shooters at Colorado’s STEM School Highlands Ranch Tuesday. NBC News reports that Brendan Brialy, a senior at STEM, and other students tackled one of the two gunmen during the 2:00 p.m. attack.
  • Former MLB Player & Marine Rsv Rick Monday Saves The American Flag (43rd Anniversary)

    04/25/2019 1:54:35 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 17 replies ^ | April 25, 2016 | Tracy Ringolsby
    "What I knew was what they were doing was wrong then, and it's wrong today," said [Rick] Monday. "I had a lot of friends who lost their lives protecting the rights and freedoms that flag represented. I'm not sure what I was thinking, except I was angry and I started to run after them. It is the way I was raised growing up in Santa Monica, [Calif.], and it was reinforced by my six years in the Marine Reserves," he said. Monday said the crowd suddenly began to sing "God Bless America."...(with video)
  • Recommended conservative book: Stepping Off by R.B. Miller

    04/11/2019 10:50:03 AM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 4 replies ^ | 4/1/2019 | R.B. Miller
    Stepping Off recounts 25 years of Middle Eastern wars through the journals of former college sweethearts who became U.S. Marines. Their separate writings sketch the total Marine experience: officer and enlisted, battlefield and garrison, man and woman. Chronicling everything from historic battles to barracks chatter, both authors show fine ears for the language that defines everyday military life. Fighting from air, land, and sea, their interwoven careers reconnect in battle as Marines leave Afghanistan in 2014.