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  • Marines Begin Mass Fielding of Suppressors (Silencers) at end of 2020

    01/17/2021 3:49:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 43 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 14 January, 2021 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from Knight Armaments Company Suppressor on M38 cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten The Marine Corps is well on its way to procuring suppressors (silencers) for all small arms in its arsenal.In 2020, the Marines have procured 6,700 suppressors for M4, M4A1, and M27 rifles. Suppressors are in common use with the M38 squad designated marksman rifle.Another 7,000 suppressors are in the pipeline. The goal is to have about 30,000 suppressors by the fiscal year 2023. From Defense Visual Information Service:In 2020, PM IW procured about 6,700 small arms suppressors through Defense Logistics Agency’s Tailored Logistic Program, and...
  • VIDEO: USPS Whistleblower Richard Hopkins: 'I DID NOT RECANT'

    11/10/2020 5:38:45 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 36 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10 Nov 20 (7:40pm) | John Basham
    USPS Whistleblower Richard Hopkins: 'I DID NOT RECANT' "Washington Post‘s Shawn Boburg and Jacob Bogage have been played by the same federal agents that are on the audio coercing the whistleblower to recant. AUDIO TAPES OF COERCION TO BE RELEASED..."- James OKeefe
  • RECORDING: Federal agents “coerce” USPS whistleblower Hopkins to water down story. Hopkins doubles down... (VIDEO)

    11/10/2020 4:42:31 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 124 replies
    twitter ^ | 10 Oct 2020 | James O'Keefe @JamesOKeefeIII
    Agent Strasser: “I am trying to twist you a little bit” “I am scaring you here”...” we have Senators involved...DOJ involved...reason they called me is to try to harness that storm.”
  • Marine Corps commanding general relieved of duty over reported use of racial slur

    10/20/2020 11:52:54 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | Oct 20 2020 | Jordan Williams
    The Marine Corps has removed its commanding general in Europe and Africa while he is under investigation for reportedly using racial slurs. Maj. General Stephen Neary, a two-star general, was relieved of his duties on Monday due to a "loss of trust and confidence in his ability to serve in command," the Marine Corps said in a statement obtained via email by The Hill. Stars and Stripes reported earlier this month that Neary was under investigation for reportedly using racial slurs when referring to African Americans.
  • 80-year-old former Marine dies after confrontation with bar patron not wearing a mask

    10/06/2020 8:20:42 AM PDT · by lightman · 107 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 6 October A.D. 2020 | Janet Krajcsik
    An 80-year-old man, a retired steelworker from Pittsburgh, died after he confronted a bar patron who wouldn’t wear a mask, according to KDKA CBS 2. The District Attorney believes Rocco is the first person to die in the U.S. because of a physical altercation over wearing a mask. The death of Rocco Sapienza is being investigated as a homicide. In a report by WKBW ABC7 in Buffalo, the incident took place at Pamp’s Red Zone Bar and Grill in West Seneca, New York, on Sept. 26. The Erie County District Attorney’s Office in New York says Sapienza got into an...
  • Marine jet crashes after mid-air collision in Riverside [CA] County

    09/29/2020 9:07:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    KTLA ^ | 09/29/2020
    A Marine Corps fighter jet collided in mid-air with another plane during a refueling operation in a remote desert area of Southern California Tuesday afternoon. But the pilot ejected and the other aircraft landed safely, the military said. The F-35B jet collided with a Lockheed Martin KC-130J tanker around 4 p.m., according to a statement from the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma in nearby Arizona. The other plane reportedly had eight crew members on board. None were injured.
  • Trump Stops to Retrieve Marines Hat

    09/08/2020 10:07:00 PM PDT · by ocrp1982 · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 2017 | CNN
    Video of President Trump showing respect for a Marine.
  • 1 Marine dead, 8 others missing after amphibious vehicle accident off Southern California coast

    07/31/2020 10:26:04 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    ktla ^ | 07/31/2020
    Search and rescue efforts are still underway Friday morning for the eight missing individuals with support from the Navy and Coast Guard. At least two others were injured in the accident, which occurred Thursday, and have been transported to Southern California hospitals, according to a news release from the US Marine Corps 1st Expeditionary Force. ... The incident occurred during a 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group routine training exercise in the vicinity of San Clemente Island, according to the Marines. The incident began around 5:45 p.m. local time on Thursday when Marines in an amphibious...
  • You need a hero, America? — Marine catches 3 year-old boy dropped from burning building!

    07/07/2020 12:02:01 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies ^ | on July 7, 2020 1:55 pm | Kane
    WR Phillip Blanks dives to catch a 3-year old boy dropped from a burning, 3rd floor Phoenix apartment. I just spoke to the former Marine who says he was “put on this earth to protect people.” KALAMAZOO — Catching a child who was dropped from a burning building was just Phillip Blanks doing his job. The retired U.S. Marine and former football player at Kalamazoo Central High School doesn’t want special recognition for helping save a 3-year-old boy from an apartment fire in Phoenix, Arizona. Blanks, a body guard today, said protecting others is just part of his job. Blanks...
  • Here's What You Didn't Know About that Hero's Takedown of Antifa With AR-15 at Seattle Riot

    06/10/2020 11:02:56 AM PDT · by rxsid · 56 replies ^ | 06.07.2020 | Victoria Taft
    Here's What You Didn't Know About that Hero's Takedown of Antifa With AR-15 at Seattle Riot At this time when cops are taking knees in supplication to the mobs and rioters are in the streets, there’s one question I keep coming back to. No, it’s not the existential question of the day. It’s this: who was that hero security guy in Seattle? Who was “Shaft,” as I dubbed him? What’s his story? Crazy! Guy finds what looks like AR-15 in busted up police cruiser and gets gun pulled on him immediately. #seattleprotest— Jason Lynch (@206Lynch) May 30, 2020 …...
  • Retired U.S. Marine salutes, stands on DC median for 24 hours to raise awareness for veteran suicide

    05/25/2020 11:38:00 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 25 2020 | David Aaro
    A retired U.S. Marine walked onto a concrete median in Washington D.C. on Sunday and stood for a period of 24 hours -- with the hope of bringing awareness to veteran suicide. Retired U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Tim Chambers, 45, held a salute for 22 minutes at the beginning of the first hour to symbolize the American veterans who take their own life each day. For each hour after, the salute drops by one minute before it eventually counts down to zero. “It’s a very emotional time, very emotional," Chambers' wife, Lorraine Heist-Chambers told Washington's WJLA-TV. “This is something that...

    05/22/2020 2:41:30 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    Youtube ^ | 05/19/20
    This is a sad video.  Nick is a combat vet who loves America.  He served 12 years in the Marine Corps Recon, in combat in Afghanistan, etc..  Now he just wants to raise his family, run his business (a gym) and hopefully one retire.  Although like many of people he is waking up to a fundamentally changed America. 
  • Marine dog achieves legendary status in US special operations community

    05/19/2020 11:53:42 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 19 2020 | Matt London
    Retired Marine Staff Sgt. Alex Schnell said he knew that he had a very unique animal on his hands the very first time he saw Bass, a Belgian Malinois. "One of the first things I noticed is his golden eyes," said Schnell in the new Fox Nation series "Hero Dogs" hosted by "Fox News @ Night" anchor Shannon Bream. "He's got very piercing predator eyes," he continued, "I could just tell with that look -- this is a pretty special canine and I was very happy to get the chance to be assigned with him."
  • California Police STAND DOWN After Marine Vet Challenges Their Integrity

    05/04/2020 7:14:30 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 66 replies
    Youtube ^ | 05/03/20
    California police at an anti-lockdown protest in Sacramento, California stood down after a Marine veteran challenged their integrity for enforcing unconstitutional orders. 
  • The Marine Corps' top general explains his decision to ban Confederate flag displays on bases

    04/25/2020 1:44:08 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 23, 2020 | Gina Harkins
    The Marine Corps' top general has issued a rallying cry for leathernecks to unite around symbols that bring them together, rather than those that divide, as he moves to prohibit the Confederate flag on all installations.
  • Free Republic Lost A Great One Yesterday - RIP The Shrew

    04/15/2020 9:37:33 AM PDT · by Ms. AntiFeminazi · 109 replies
    Personal ^ | 4.15.2020 | MAF
    I'm very sad to say that The Shrew passed away yesterday. I know there are some oldtimers here that would want to know and possibly share condolences and stories. He was one of the best.
  • Marine Vet Blocks Pensacola Abortion Mill Driveway to Prevent Spread of COVID-19 from Louisiana Hot Spot

    04/01/2020 12:23:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    OPERATION RESCUE ^ | April Fools Day | Cheryl Sullenger
    Pensacola, FL – Last Friday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued an order that anyone traveling to Florida from Louisiana, where there has been a dramatic eruption COVID-19 cases, should self-quarantine for 14 days to prevent the spread of COVID -19. However, at the American Family Planning abortion facility in Pensacola, that order is being completely ignored. According to Dr. Tom Messe, of the estimated 80 women who received abortions at American Family Planning during the weekend of March 28, 2020, many women were from Louisiana. It was believed that none of them had complied with the order to self-quarantine. Some...
  • Decorated Marine from Simi Valley among 2 killed in ‘intense’ clash with ISIS fighters in Iraq

    03/10/2020 10:17:38 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    ktla ^ | 03/10/2020
    Gunnery Sgt. Diego D. Pongo died Sunday along with Capt. Moises A. Navas from Maryland, also 34, died in a joint Iraqi-U.S. helicopter assault on a suspected ISIS-occupied cave complex in the Makhmur Mountains of northern Iraq. They were assigned to the Second Marine Raider Battalion. The mission began with several dozen Iraqi counterterrorism forces, along with approximately a dozen special forces Marines, traveling by helicopter to the area where intelligence showed 15 to 20 ISIS fighters had hidden. As they got close to the target, they encountered stiff resistance from ISIS fighters largely equipped with small arms. The firefight...
  • US Marine tests positive for coronavirus in Virginia, Pentagon says

    03/08/2020 1:43:55 AM PST · by deks · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 7, 2020 | Nick Givas
    A U.S. Marine assigned to Fort Belvoir, Va., tested positive for the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, on Saturday, making him the first Marine to contract the disease and the third American service member to become infected.
  • County Sheriff in Alabama Shot to Death in Line of Duty

    11/23/2019 9:24:47 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    ktla ^ | 11/23/2019 | Brian Day
    Gov. Kay Ivey tweeted that Lowndes County Sheriff John Williams had been “tragically killed” in the line of duty and that she offered her prayers and sympathy to his family and the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department. Montgomery County Sheriff Derrick Cunningham told news outlets that Williams was shot at a gas station in the community of Hayneville, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) southwest of Montgomery. Details remained sketchy as law enforcement agents converged on the community. Video from WSFA-TV showed a heavy law enforcement presence late Saturday outside a QV gas station. Alabama Law Enforcement Agency spokesman Cpl. Jess Thornton...