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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...
  • Why did Robert McTureous leave a safe spot and risk his life?

    08/02/2019 8:02:36 PM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    Internet Based Leadership ^ | December 11, 2012 | David Marquet
    Why did Robert McTureous leave a safe spot and risk his life? December 11, 2012 by David Marquet In 1942 Robert Miller McTureous Jr. quit. He quit collage were he was active in sports, and he was active in church and he was an avid airplane modeler to go back to his hometown Altoona, FL with the intention of enlisting. When McTureous tried to enlist he received some incredibly dispiriting news. He was classified as 4F — unfit for duty — because he had a hernia. So his brother Basil got on a job with the Florida Highway Department, where...
  • 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. ......
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Sgt Reckless ~ 29 July 2019

    07/28/2019 5:01:26 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 44 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Sgt. Reckless Info from here.             By Nancy Lee White Hoffman - Originally Published November 1992 Today, the subject of American women in combat is a controversial issue. In the 1950s it was almost unheard of.But, during the Korean War there was at least one female who saw combat. She was a Marine named Sgt Reckless."I first saw this little lady. ....
  • 16 US Marines arrested for alleged crimes including human smuggling and drug-related offenses

    07/25/2019 10:54:08 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 24 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 7/25/19 | Zachary Cohen and Barbara Starr
    Washington (CNN)Sixteen US Marines were arrested Thursday for alleged involvement in various illegal activities ranging from human smuggling to drug-related offenses, according to a statement from the Marine Corps. The arrests took place in a dramatic fashion on Thursday morning at Camp Pendleton, California, during a battalion formation. "Information gained from a previous human smuggling investigation precipitated the arrests," the statement said. "None of the Marines arrested or detained for questioning served in support of the Southwest Border Support mission." Eight other Marines were also questioned on their involvement in alleged drug offenses unrelated to today's arrests, the Marine Corps...
  • FBI seeks help on case of Marine kidnapped in Mexico

    06/05/2013 8:34:24 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies
    The Monitor ^ | June 3, 2013 | Elizabeth Findell
    The FBI is asking for help finding leads on a Rio Grande Valley Marine kidnapped at gunpoint in Mexico, the agency said Monday. Armando Torres III, 25, crossed over the Progreso International Bridge on May 14 to visit his father on a ranch near Los Indios, according to an agency news release. There, investigators believe armed intruders took Torres, his father Armando Torres II and uncle Salvador Torres shortly after they arrived. The younger Torres’ sister Cristina Torres, 24, who lives in Virginia, said she got a call from her cousin minutes after the gunmen raced away. “She saw a...
  • After Nike's Garbage Move, This U.S. Marine Got a Betsy Ross Flag Tattoo

    07/07/2019 2:49:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    Last week Nike pulled a Betsy Ross American flag inspired sneaker after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick complained. The backlash was swift, especially since the move came right before Independence Day. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey pulled tax incentives for the company, which planned to open up facilities in the state. Retired U.S. Marine Johnny "Joey" Jones, who lost both of his legs serving in Afghanistan, took things to another level. #NewProfilePic pic.twitter.com/1vNAFf03HA— Johnny (Joey) Jones (@Johnny_Joey) July 5, 2019 Thank you for your service and your continued service to enlisted men and women and veterans everywhere. You come back and get tattooed...
  • Marine gets 20 years in in parachute case

    08/08/2003 3:10:27 AM PDT · by kattracks · 9 replies · 260+ views
    AP | 8/08/03 | ESTES THOMPSON
    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — A Marine sentenced to 20 years in military prison for cutting parachute suspension lines before a training jump will have to testify against another Marine charged in the case.Lance Cpl. Antoine D. Boykins was sentenced Thursday, a day after he pleaded guilty to nine counts of reckless endangerment, four counts of aggravated assault and one count of destruction of government property.Boykins, 21, admitted cutting suspension lines on 13 of the 22 parachutes that were to be used in the exercise Sept. 21. He said he knew someone could be killed or injured because reserve...
  • Marines Identify Remains Recovered from KC-130J Salvage Operation

    06/28/2019 7:19:02 PM PDT · by robowombat · 4 replies
    USNI News ^ | June 26, 2019 10:08 AM | Megan Eckstein
    Marines Identify Remains Recovered from KC-130J Salvage Operation By: Megan Eckstein June 26, 2019 10:08 AM The Marine Corps has identified the remains of three Marines recovered during a recent salvage operation to retrieve a KC-130J that crashed in December during a refueling mishap off of Japan. Five Marines assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 were onboard the aircraft when it crashed last year, and all were killed. The Marine Corps conducted a salvage effort that spanned May 27 to June 7, and during that effort the remains of three of the Marines were found. After sending...
  • Cast. Brian Jordan: The USMC pilot who cheated death

    06/26/2019 5:08:30 PM PDT · by jeb184 · 4 replies
    CDN - Communities Digital News ^ | 06/25/2019 | Jeanne McKinney
    Marine Corps UH-1Y pilot Capt. Brian Jordan was low on fuel when he heard a frantic plea. Two British soldiers had been hit by a Taliban Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and were at death’s door. It was June 21, 2012, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Jordan had had a busy week of flying missions when he learned that a small unit of British Grenadier Guards were pinned down under heavy enemy fire. They needed an urgent MEDEVAC. There is no hesitation for what becomes an unplanned Casualty Evacuation (CASEVAC). Jordan and his crew push through combat fire to help brothers-in-arms. These...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • EXCLUSIVE: U.S. Marine Attacked on Border Surveillance Mission

    05/31/2019 2:55:14 PM PDT · by proust · 45 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 5/31/19 | BOB PRICE AND BRANDON DARBY
    A U.S. Marine was attacked while working on the California-Mexico border by three unknown persons. The Breitbart Border Team spoke with multiple sources operating under the umbrella of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Department of Defense (DOD), and reviewed an official document detailing the matter. Authorities are expected to publicly confirm the incident now that it has been made known to the public.
  • USMC's CH-53K King Stallion's Woes Have Put It In A Duel With The CH-47 Chinook

    05/08/2019 9:04:40 AM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 11 replies
    The War Zone ^ | May 7, 2019 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    Congress has demanded that the Pentagon conduct a detailed assessment of the U.S. Marine Corps’ troubled CH-53K King Stallion program and examine potential alternatives, such as the CH-47 Chinook. Any decision to cut back CH-53K purchases, or abandon them altogether, would be a major blow to the manufacturer Sikorsky, now a part of Lockheed Martin, as well as a boon to Boeing, which makes the Chinook. Changes in the King Stallion program could also further delay Marines from getting a critically needed replacement for their aging CH-53E Super Stallions. Bloomberg was first to report the existence of the Congressionally...
  • Restaurant Owner Refuses to Back Down After Backlash Over Pro-Marine Sticker,

    05/01/2019 10:49:14 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 62 replies
    Chick on the Right ^ | 5/1/19 | Ashley
    Sales Now Skyrocketing A sticker at an Illinois hamburger restaurant is getting a lot of attention. A bumper sticker at Gross Burgers says, “If you can’t read this, thank a Marine.” There is Arabic writing on the sticker. The owner of Gross Burgers, Brad Gross,says the sticker has been up for YEARS, given to him by a marine who served in Iraq. He’s never had a problem until now. According to WCIA-TV: Some say this message is offensive because it makes it seem like there’s something wrong with speaking Arabic–or we are protected from people who speak Arabic because of...
  • [Former] US marine 'arrested over N Korea embassy raid in Madrid'

    04/19/2019 6:44:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    American authorities have arrested a former US Marine who is allegedly part of a group that raided North Korea's embassy in Madrid, reports say. Christopher Ahn will reportedly appear in a Los Angeles court. It would be the first arrest over the incident, which happened in February days before US President Donald Trump met North Korea's Kim Jong Un in Vietnam. Free Joseon, a self-styled human rights group, says it was involved. US federal agents have also raided the apartment of Adrian Hong, one of the group's leaders, says the Washington Post. ... On 22 February, a group of at...
  • Marine running Boston Marathon for fallen comrades crawls across finish line

    04/15/2019 11:03:42 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 15 2019 | Nicole Darrah
    A Marine who ran the Boston Marathon in honor of three men he served alongside crawled across the finish line on Monday as his body almost gave up — but his mind didn't. Micah Herndon, 31, ran the race in 3 hours and 38 minutes, according to race results. But to hit that mark, he had to physically drag his body along the pavement to finish the race. Herndon, of Ohio, served several deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Record-Courier reported. During a tour in Afghanistan in 2010, three people he was with were killed when they were targeted by...
  • Marine accused of killing fellow Marine at S.C. base

    04/15/2019 10:39:44 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 25 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 15 April 2019 | Brian Niemietz
    A Marine stationed at a South Carolina base was shot dead by another Marine, officials say. The victim has been identified as Tyler Wallington of Standish, Maine. The 21-year-old was an aircraft ordnance technician with Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 (VMFAT-501) and was stationed in Beaufort, S.C. The suspect — 21-year-old Cpl. Spencer T. Daily — was also an aircraft ordnance technician with the training squadron.