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  • USS Tripoli Quietly Leaves on Maiden Deployment

    05/03/2022 9:05:32 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 48 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | May 2, 2022 | Sam LaGrone and Gidget Fuentes
    “We refer to the ship as ‘assault carrier 7.’ And assault is traditional for an LHD, LHA,” Capt. Joel Lang, the ship’s commander, said during an April 3 media event aboard Tripoli. “We have the space for a battalion landing team, we have about 1,000 infantrymen. And typically the air combat element is a blend of rotary and tilt-rotor in order to enable that assault force to go ashore. What we’re doing right now is lightning carrier, and we are proving the operational concept. … We are proving the tactics and the techniques and the procedures to employ the lightning...
  • Ousted Marine General Defends Using 'N-Word' as 'Teaching Moment'

    04/25/2022 11:45:00 PM PDT · by Dr. Franklin · 36 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 25, 2022 | Patricia McKnight
    A former U.S. Marine Corps general, who was relieved of his command over his use of a racial slur, argued that he was "teaching" his subordinates a lesson, according to an internal investigation report. A report provided to Stars and Stripes by the inspector general (IG) of the Marine Corps details the July 2020 incident involving Major General Stephen Neary using the n-word while speaking to junior troops. Neary told IG that he took offense to the word and used it at the moment to set an example. "I was using this as a teaching moment, is what I was...
  • ‘I’ve Been Grounded’: Six Marine Pilots Speak Out Against COVID Vaccine Mandate

    04/12/2022 9:09:59 AM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/11/22 | Kristina Wong
    Six active duty Marines are speaking out against the Biden administration’s coronavirus vaccine mandate in a video that was aired during an anti-vaccine-mandate rally in Los Angeles on Sunday. The video marks one of the most public displays by active duty service members of opposition to the mandate, which was ordered by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin last AugustIn the video, the six pilots — including the first female Marine F-35C pilot — speak about the effect their opposition to the mandate has had on their lives. They all face discharge from the military, the loss of benefits, or have faced...
  • Groundbreaking Held in Texas For Medal of Honor Museum

    03/26/2022 4:52:49 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 1 replies
    AP via Military .Com ^ | 25 Mar 2022 | Associated Press
    ARLINGTON, Texas — Ground was broken Friday for a new museum in Texas to honor those who have been awarded the nation's highest military honor. The National Medal of Honor Museum will be built in Arlington, just west of Dallas. The museum will tell the stories of the recipients of the medal, which is awarded by Congress for risking life in combat beyond the call of duty.
  • Four US Marines killed during NATO drills in Norway are identified

    03/21/2022 10:40:04 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/21/22 | https://nypost.com/2022/03/21/us-marines-identify-four-men-killed-during-nato-drills-in-norway/
    The four US Marines who were killed in a helicopter crash during a NATO training exercise off the coast Norway on Friday have been identified. The Marine Corps, in a Sunday statement, identified the dead as Cpl. Jacob M. Moore, 24, of Catlettsburg, Kentucky; Gunnery Sgt. James W. Speedy, 30, of Cambridge, Ohio; Capt. Matthew J. Tomkiewicz, 27, of Fort Wayne, Indiana; and Capt. Ross A. Reynolds, 27, of Leominster, Massachusetts. All four men were assigned to the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing stationed at Marine Corps Air Station in New River, North Carolina. The victims’ MV-22B Osprey was reported missing...
  • Russian Rocket Attack Turns Ukrainian Marine Base to Rubble, Killing Dozens

    03/19/2022 7:15:10 PM PDT · by McGruff · 59 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 19, 2022 | Michael Schwirtz
    The headquarters of the 36th Ukrainian Naval Infantry Brigade based in the southern city of Mykolaiv is no more. It is now a pile of rubble, where on Saturday rescuers continued to search for bodies of missing marines. An early morning rocket attack a day earlier destroyed the base’s barracks where an unknown number of marines were sleeping. It killed more than 40 marines, according to a senior Ukrainian military official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to reveal sensitive military information. That number would make it one of the single deadliest attacks on Ukrainian forces since the start of...
  • Four US soldiers killed in plane crash during NATO exercise

    03/19/2022 3:44:37 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 19, 2022 5:29am | AP
    Four American soldiers were killed in a plane crash during a NATO exercise unrelated to the Ukraine war, Norway’s prime minister said Saturday. Jonas Gahr Støre tweeted that they were killed in the crash on Friday night. The cause was under investigation. “The soldiers participated in the NATO exercise Cold Response,” he said. “Our deepest sympathies go to the soldiers’ families, relatives and fellow soldiers in their unit.” The plane was a V-22B Osprey that belongs to the U.S. Marine Corps, Norway’s armed forces said. “The aircraft had a crew of four and was out on a training mission in...
  • Marine Corps Announces 640 Marines Discharged over Vaccine Mandate

    02/17/2022 1:11:24 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/17/22 | Kristina Wong
    The Marine Corps on Thursday announced that, as of February 16, 640 Marines have been discharged for not complying with the Biden administration’s coronavirus vaccine mandate.“To date, 640 Marines have been separated from the Marine Corps with the vaccine refusal discharge code,” the service announced in a release.That figure is up from 566 Marines discharged as of last week and brings the total number of troops discharged so far to more than 1,000.The Marine Corps has by far discharged the most service members for not complying with the vaccine mandate.There appeared to be no change in the number of Marines,...
  • Former marines from Snoqualmie test COVID masking efficacy with bear spray

    02/10/2022 5:17:21 AM PST · by algore · 26 replies
    From a driveway in the Snoqualmie Valley, buddies Jeff Kissick and Gavin Pendleton – former U.S. Marines, now married with five school-age kids between them – were out to prove a point. Part chemically-burned tongue-in-cheek and part serious, the men say their experiment was designed to show the relative efficacies of a military gas mask, a KN95 mask and the more common paper or cloth masks most students in Washington state use in school. That’s why they staged their own scientific experiment complete with a military-grade gas mask, canopied tent and one can of honest-to-goodness bear spray. Before videotaping their...
  • Army to immediately start discharging vaccine refusers

    02/02/2022 11:59:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 2, 2022 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army said Wednesday it will immediately begin discharging soldiers who have refused to get the mandatory COVID-19 vaccine, putting more than 3,300 service members at risk of being thrown out soon. The Army’s announcement makes it the final military service to lay out its discharge policy for vaccine refusers. The Marine Corps, Air Force and Navy have already discharged active-duty troops or entry-level personnel at boot camps for refusing the shots. So far, the Army has not discharged any. Army Secretary Christine Wormuth issued the directive Wednesday ordering commanders to begin involuntary separation proceedings against those...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil for February 2, 2022

    02/01/2022 11:31:09 PM PST · by Norski · 65 replies
    http://freerepublic.com ^ | February 2, 2022 | Free Republic Intercessors
    Join with fellow FREEPERS across the world to pray for AMERICA: For those in Authority in Government, Family, Military, Business, Agri-Business, Healthcare, Education, Churches, Technology, and the Media. "I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone: for kings and all those in authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness." (1 Timothy 2:1-2) Religion Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Finally, brothers, rejoice. Set things in order. Be encouraged. Agree with one another. Be at peace. And the God of love...
  • The COVID-19 Storyline Is the Greatest Scam in World History – The Truth Is This Is a 'Pandemic of the Vaccinated'

    01/30/2022 8:25:15 PM PST · by lightman · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 30 January A.D. 2022 | Wayne Allyn Root
    This week has been eye-opening. Even for me -- and I'm the guy who has warned for over a year, in commentary after commentary, and often for three hours a day on my nationally syndicated radio show, that the COVID-19 vaccine could be dangerous and deadly and could lead to catastrophe. I stuck my neck out like no other talk show host in America to warn the vaccine may not even prevent illness; in fact, it could damage the immune system, thereby causing more illness and death. And not just from COVID-19, but also injuries and death linked to the...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL (January 26, 2022) *PRAYER*

    01/25/2022 8:18:24 PM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 35 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 1/25/2022 | Free Republic Intercessors
    Join together with fellow FREEPERS to pray for AMERICA: For those in Authority in Government, Family, Military, Business, Healthcare, Education, Churches, and the Media. I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made for everyone: for kings and all those in authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. ~ 1 Timothy 2:1-2 Religion Forum Threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Goodbye, Gunny

    01/19/2022 5:18:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2022 | Thomas P. Kilgannon
    Dulles, Virginia – A friend was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery this week. At 38-years old, natural causes claimed him too soon, but there is solace in knowing his memory is preserved in a place of earthly honor and his soul rests in eternal glory. A 16-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, GySgt Josh Miles was quietly patriotic and intensely engaged in serving his country and her citizens. Josh grew up on a ranch in New Mexico where he learned to ride horses and to take care of himself. He loved the sense of freedom offered by...
  • Jocko Podcast 316: High Stakes Push-Back and Accountability. W/ Stuart Scheller

    01/16/2022 1:14:57 PM PST · by Perseverando
    YouTube ^ | January 14, 2021 | Jocko Podcast
    No real description of the video, other than the title, so here's mine for those too busy to watch long videos: Fascinating discussion of LtCol. Scheller's career, his values, and why he chose to expose the failures of America's senior military leaders and America's botched "war on terror" as the hill he would die on. He sacrificed his reputation, his career and his marriage for his Marines and his country.
  • Benny Hill had his theme music and now Jill Biden does too

    01/06/2022 3:13:37 PM PST · by simpson96 · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/6/2022 | Andrea Widburg
    The Washington Examiner has broken what is, so far, the best story of the year: It turns out that Jill Biden has her own “walk-up” music. That is, whenever she makes an official appearance, this music is played for her, just as Hail to the Chief is played when the president appears. Someone within the Marine Corps band wrote it, although there is some dispute as to whether the White House requested such music or the Marine Corps band members spontaneously felt that Jill needed that special song. Becket Adams broke the story: The Marine Corps band was instructed last...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil for January 5, 2022

    01/05/2022 2:16:14 AM PST · by Norski · 20 replies
    http://freerepublic.com ^ | January 5, 2022 | Free Republic Intercessors
    Join with fellow FREEPERS across the world to pray for AMERICA: For those in Authority in Government, Family, Military, Business, Agri-Business, Healthcare, Education, Churches, Technology, and the Media. "I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone: for kings and all those in authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness." (1 Timothy 2:1-2) Religion Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. "Finally, brothers, rejoice. Set things in order. Be encouraged. Agree with one another. Be at peace. And the God of love...
  • More Than 200 Marines Have Been Removed for Refusing to Get Vaccinated

    12/30/2021 1:40:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 30, 2021 | Madeline Leesman
    A total of 206 Marines have been removed for refusing to comply with the Pentagon’s mandate that all troops get vaccinated against the Wuhan coronavirus, a Marine Corps spokesperson announced Thursday. In an emailed statement, Capt. Andrew Wood, who is a Marine Corps spokesperson, said that 95 percent of the more than 182,000 active-duty Marines have at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine. The vaccination rate for reservists increased from 86 percent partially-vaccinated to 83 percent fully vaccinated. Two weeks ago, on Dec. 16, a spokesperson for the Marine Corps said that 103 members had been kicked out for...
  • SERGEANT MAJOR OF THE MARINE CORPS...Core Values Memo February 22 2021...sexists, bigots, homophobes...are not welcome [see comment]

    12/30/2021 9:11:34 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 71 replies
    US Government ^ | February 22 2021 | TROY E. BLACK
    The great majority of Marines today live our core values on a daily basis and exhibit the true warfighting culture of our Corps. A few do not. This memorandum concerns them... because of the values our individual Marines embody: Honor, Courage, and Commitment....We must speak plainly and forcefully with our recruits and candidates from day one, and tell them that racists, sexists, bigots, homophobes, and bullies are not welcome...I expect leaders who see any sexism, racism, or other destructive attitudes in the ranks to step in immediately and intervene, just like you would to stop an impending safety mishap.
  • Published 1 day ago Marines say they're being 'crushed' over vaccine refusal: 'A political purge'

    12/30/2021 4:23:03 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 92 replies
    Fox News ^ | 29 Dec, 2021 | Jessica Chasmar
    Zero religious exemptions for the COVID-19 vaccine have been granted to date, Marine Corps spokesman says. U.S. Marines are being "crushed" by President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate as thousands face dismissal for their continued refusal to get the shot, several active-duty Marines told Fox News Digital. To date, 169 Marines have been discharged for refusing the vaccine, and thousands more face the same fate after the Department of Defense’s mandate on all active-duty service members went into effect for the Marine Corps on Nov. 28. U.S. Marines are being "crushed" by President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate as thousands face dismissal...