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  • Marine Michelle Klimarchuk's dying wish was to see a Marine in dress blues one last time!

    10/15/2017 12:24:15 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 24 replies
    Twitter ^ | 5:13 PM - 14 Oct 2017 | Military USA
    Military USA‏@MilitaryCourage Marine Michelle Klimarchuk's dying wish was to see a Marine in dress blues one last time!
  • My two sons left for Marine Corp basic training today

    10/10/2017 9:07:33 PM PDT · by Romans Nine · 92 replies
    Today years of home schooling and teaching honor, duty and love for country came to fruition. My two oldest sons Marshall (19) and Mitchell (18) left for MCRD San Diego. These are two fine young Christian men who have never gave their mother or I any real trouble or grief. They have never so much as back talked us. It was a proud moment for us as we watched them take the oath to protect the Constitution of the United States. Neither of them were looking for a career they just wanted to do what they felt was a duty...
  • 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...
  • Vanity - Friend will be on Fox & Friends Tomorrow

    09/25/2017 3:09:41 PM PDT · by Cementjungle · 15 replies
    09/25/2017 | Self
    Just wanted to share this... My friend, and former roommate, will be on Fox and Friends First and on Fox and Friends tomorrow to weigh in on the NFL controversy. A little background on this guy, a retired USMC colonel (led one of the first light armored divisions into Kuwait during Dessert Storm). Tough as nails... and quite outspoken. When we were plebes together in military school, some officer came into our room, sat on his bed and leaned his head on the flag Jeff had on the wall. He threatened to break the officer's head if he didn't move....
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Suspected Florida Cop Killer Claimed To Be Member Of Black Extremist Group

    08/19/2017 5:25:17 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 90 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7:11 PM 08/19/2017 | Chuck Ross
    The Florida man who allegedly ambushed and killed two Kissimmee police officers Friday night is a self-professed member of a black extremist group who appears to have been upset by last week’s events in Charlottesville, Va. Everett Glenn Miller, 45, was arrested and charged with first degree murder in the killing of Officers Sam Howard and Matthew Baxter. Miller, who goes by the name Malik Mohammad Ali on Facebook, allegedly ambushed and shot the officers as they were responding to a disturbance call.
  • 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,...
  • On this date in 1942

    08/07/2017 4:20:44 PM PDT · by Bull Snipe · 29 replies
    USMC Major General Vandergrift landed his 11,000 Marines of the 1st Marine Division on the island of Guadalcanal. The next 6 months would show the world the mettle of the fighting men of our Marine Corp.
  • Search for three US marines called off

    08/05/2017 10:50:28 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 10 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 6th August 2017
    US miliary officials have effectively confirmed they don't expect to find three Marines missing after their aircraft crashed off Queensland's coast alive and say recovery attempts could drag on for months. Authorities on Sunday suspended search and rescue operations less than 24 hours after their aircraft crashed off Queensland's coast while trying to land. The US Navy and Marine Corp - with help from the Australian Defence Force - are now focusing their efforts on salvage and recovery, which they warn could take several months. The three missing marines' next-of-kin have been notified, the Marine base Camp Butler in Japan...
  • US Marine aircraft crashes off east coast of Australia

    08/05/2017 5:27:28 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 32 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 5th August 2017
    A MASSIVE search is underway after a Marine Corps aircraft crashed off the coast of Australia. Military officials said in a statement an MV-22 crashed off the east coast of Australia. It’s unclear how many service members were on board.
  • Lt. Gen. John Kelly, who lost son to war, says U.S. largely unaware of sacrifice

    07/29/2017 8:05:12 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 16 replies
    Freerepublic ^ | 2 Mar 2011 | Greg Jaffe
    "Please don't mention my son," he asked the Marine Corps officer introducing him. Four days earlier, 2nd Lt. Robert M. Kelly , 29, had stepped on a land mine while leading a platoon of Marines in southern Afghanistan. He was killed instantly. At 6:10 a.m. on Nov. 9, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., one of Kelly's oldest and dearest friends, rang the doorbell at his home in the Washington Navy Yard. The instant Kelly saw Dunford, dressed in his service uniform, he knew Robert was dead. His wife, Karen, was still asleep. "I then did the most difficult thing I've...
  • Ex-Marine Died Fighting Islamic State in Syria

    07/26/2017 7:30:31 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 13 replies
    US NEWS ^ | 25 July 2017
    A former Marine who believed so strongly in the war against the Islamic State group that he secretly traveled to Syria to battle militants there was killed this month fighting for a Kurdish militia... "He said to the effect that 'Isis was the bane of modern existence and needed to be stopped before they destroy any more lives and priceless works of human achievement,'" Cintron said in the email.
  • 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.
  • Birth of the Cobra (attack helicopter)

    07/18/2017 8:54:43 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 57 replies
    Air & Space Magazine ^ | August 2017 | Stephen Joiner
    Bell Helicopter’s prototype for the AH-1G Cobra flies in front of two UH-1 Hueys, the aircraft it was designed to protect. (Bell Helicopter Historical Archives via Ray Wilhite) What was on Mike Folse’s drawing board at Bell Helicopter that day in March 1965 was supposed to be a hovercraft. It wasn’t. “I had an idea instead,” he explains. “My boss would be on vacation for two weeks.” Gloom pervaded Bell’s Preliminary Design Group. In a Pentagon competition to develop an ambitious concept for an attack helicopter, Bell’s proposal had just lost out to Lockheed’s—a demoralizing beat-down from an airplane company...