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  • Marine corporal earns prestigious medal for saving military $140M

    05/18/2024 6:41:35 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 34 replies
    yahoo ^ | May 16, 2024 | Irene Loewenson
    A Marine truck mechanic received a medal typically awarded to more senior service members for saving the Defense Department more than $140 million through work he began as a teenage lance corporal. Cpl. Gage Barbieri, now 21, received the Meritorious Service Medal on Friday from Col. Damon Burrows, commanding officer of 2nd Marine Division’s Headquarters Battalion. Barbieri is only the second Marine corporal to receive the Meritorious Service Medal since at least 2008, Burrows wrote on LinkedIn
  • JIHAD FOILED: Illegal Foreign Nationals On Terror Watch List in ICE Custody after Attempting to Breach Virginia Marine Base

    05/15/2024 11:27:03 AM PDT · by bitt · 30 replies ^ | 5/15/2024 | pamela geller
    A Jordanian national who had recently crossed the southern border into the United States was on the U.S. government’s terrorist watch list….. It’s only a matter of time. A better headline, "Biden's Open Border Policies enable attempted terrorist attack on Quantico". — William Joseph Hellmann (@w_j_hellmann) May 15, 2024 2 people in ICE custody after attempting to breach Virginia Marine base By: Marine Times, May 15, 2024; The Marine Corps prevented two people from breaking onto a Marine installation in Virginia on May 3 and turned them over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The two people drove up...
  • U.S. Marine Special Operations Testing Armed Robotic Canines: The New Vanguard of Battlefield Technology

    05/09/2024 4:23:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    Trendy Digests ^ | 05 09 2024 | Emma Taylor
    In an era where technology increasingly interweaves with the fabric of modern warfare, the United States Marine Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) has embarked on testing a new frontier of combat capabilities: armed robotic dogs. These quadrupedal unmanned ground vehicles (Q-UGVs), developed by Ghost Robotics and equipped with weapon systems by Onyx Industries, represent a remarkable leap in military robotics. MARSOC’s current evaluation of these Q-UGVs, as disclosed by Onyx Industries, includes testing two variants equipped with the company’s SENTRY Remote Weapon System (RWS). This system, which is AI-assisted and features advanced digital imaging for target acquisition, maintains a crucial...
  • USS Boxer, Amphibious Assault Ship Carrying Hundreds of Marines, Forced to Return to Port for Repairs Two Weeks After Deploying

    04/17/2024 11:06:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies
    Legal Insurrection Foundation, ^ | April 17, 2024 | James Nault
    That’s taking time when they go in for their upgrades, and that’s taking a little bit longer than expected.. We have been documenting the U.S. Navy’s troubles with one of its premier amphibious assault ships, USS Boxer (LHD-4). This Wasp-Class ship, per the Navy’s description, is “[t]he largest of all amphibious warfare ships [and] resembles a small aircraft carrier.” It is capable of Vertical/Short Take-Off and Landing (V/STOL) fighter jet operations, meaning that because Boxer does not have launch catapults, it can’t launch classic aircraft carrier fighter jets like the F/A-18, but it can launch the venerable Harrier jump jet...
  • Deputy Sheriff Arrested, Charged with Numerous Felonies After Apparent Double Life Exposed

    04/08/2024 8:54:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | April 8, 2024 | Adelle Nazarian
    A California sheriff’s deputy was arrested Thursday after an investigation uncovered that he was leading a double life as a member of an outlaw motorcycle gang, according to reports. San Bernardino County Deputy Christopher Bingham, 45, an 18-year veteran of the sheriff’s department, is being held in the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga on $500,000 bail, according to the Los Angeles Times. The sheriff’s department announced the arrest in a Facebook post on Thursday. “In January 2024, the Gangs/Narcotics Division began an investigation into Deputy Christopher Bingham and his association with a local Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMG). During...
  • Found the Memory of the Old Corps for our Marines

    04/03/2024 7:58:53 AM PDT · by Chainmail · 60 replies
    Old Marine Vu-Graph | 1965 | Unknown Marine
    Life in the Old Corps - but likely the same as the New Corps too
  • Arizona Marine stops armed robbery. Receives Award.

    04/02/2024 8:22:52 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    Twitter ^ | April 1, 2024
    Arizona Marine stops armed robbery. Shows up to receive an award for his courage wearing a MAGA hat and Let's Go Brandon tshirt! Nicely done Marine!
  • Illegal Immigrant from China Detained After Illegally Entering Marine Corps Base — Security Concerns Prompt Investigation

    03/30/2024 8:03:58 AM PDT · by bitt · 28 replies ^ | 3/30/2024 | jim hoft
    A Chinese national has been detained after illegally entering a Marine Corps base in the El Centro Sector on Friday, sparking a federal investigation into the incident. The unnamed individual was apprehended on a U.S. Marine base after reportedly ignoring orders to vacate the premises. Border Patrol Chief Agent Gregory Bovino shared the incident on X. Bovino revealed that the subject had been confirmed as being in the country illegally. An accompanying image of the suspect was posted, though details about the individual’s identity remain undisclosed. “His purpose & intent behind his actions are still being investigated,” Bovino wrote. BP...
  • Gold Star mom blasts ex’s ‘complete BS’ arrest for heckling Biden at SOTU over Marine son’s death, calls prez ‘a failure’

    03/09/2024 2:01:16 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 9, 2024, 4:50 p.m. ET | Joshua Rhett Miller
    The mother of a Marine killed during the US’ botched withdrawal from Afghanistan on Saturday called “BS” on the fallen hero’s father getting arrested for heckling President Biden during his State of the Union address.“I was shocked because I thought it was complete BS that they arrested him,” Shana Chappell told The Post. “He shouldn’t have been arrested, he’s a Gold Star father. He’s in the same room as the man that he knows is responsible for our son’s death, so why was he arrested?”Chappell, 51, of Lake Elsinore, Calif., said she’s still struggling to survive nearly three years after...
  • Father of Fallen Marine Interrupts Joe Biden’s State of the Union And Gets Tossed Out And Arrested

    03/08/2024 6:01:01 AM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    National File ^ | March 7, 2024 | by PATRICK HOWLEY
    Bad optics for the censorious Regime.. Last Updated on March 7, 2024 Steve Nikoui, the father of fallen Marine Kareem Nikoui, interrupted Joe Biden’s State of the Union address on Thursday night. The man’s son, Lance Corporal Kareem Nikoui, was among 13 U.S. military servicemen who died during Joe Biden’s disastrous “Abbey Gate” pullout from Afghanistan. A terrorist attack felled the American troops at a Kabul airport named for Hamid Karzai, the Bush administration’s puppet leader of Afghanistan after the U.S. invasion. The Capitol Police confirmed that they arrested Nikoui. Steve Nikoui attended the event as the guest of Florida...
  • Legendary Marine Scout Sniper Chuck Mawhinney dies at age 75

    02/16/2024 5:08:00 AM PST · by nuconvert · 15 replies
    MSN ^ | 2-15-24
    Legendary U.S. Marine Corps Scout Sniper Charles Benjamin “Chuck” Mawhinney died at the age of 75 after an incredible life, both in the military and after. Mawhinney is famous for over 100 confirmed kills as a sniper in Vietnam. “I’m just a simple person, and in Vietnam, I was just doing my job.” Mawhinney once said. His famous quote represents just how humble he was. Mawhinney worked for the U.S. Forest Service after his time in the Marines, retiring after 27 years, and for most of his life, no one knew just how legendary he was.
  • Five U.S. Marines Confirmed Dead in California Helicopter Crash

    02/08/2024 9:40:27 AM PST · by bitt · 44 replies
    breitbart ^ | 2/8/2024 | simon kent
    Five U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) members aboard a helicopter that went missing on a flight from Nevada to California were confirmed dead Thursday morning. A search-and-rescue operation was launched for the CH-53E Super Stallion after it was “reported overdue” on Wednesday, as Breitbart News reported. The heavy-lift cargo helicopter was on a training flight from a Nevada Air Force base to an air station near San Diego. The crew was flying in an historic storm that dumped snow and rain across California, conditions that also hampered search and rescue efforts. It was later found in the snow-covered California mountains –...

    02/08/2024 5:19:47 AM PST · by V_TWIN · 63 replies ^ | February 8th 2024 | CBS News
    The five Marines who went missing while traveling aboard a helicopter from Nevada to California have been found dead, officials said Thursday morning. The helicopter was found crashed in a mountainous area in Southern California, the Marine Corps confirmed on Thursday. This is a developing story.
  • Missing Marine Corps helicopter carrying 5 troops from Nevada to California has been located

    02/07/2024 12:25:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    ABC15 ^ | Feb 07, 2024
    A Marine Corps helicopter that had been missing with five troops aboard as an historic storm continued drenching California was found Wednesday morning in a mountainous area outside San Diego. The aircraft was located just after 9 a.m. by civil authorities near the mountain community of Pine Valley, about a 45-mile (72-kilometer) drive from San Diego but rescue crews said snowy conditions were making access challenging on the ground They were "using ground and aviation assets to locate the aircrew in coordination with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department and multiple federal state and local agencies," the Marine Corps said...
  • Missing military helicopter found, search continues for 5 Marines on board

    02/07/2024 10:25:57 AM PST · by V_TWIN · 89 replies ^ | February 7, 2024 | Luis Martinez andEmily Shapiro
    A missing military helicopter was found in Southern California Wednesday morning, but a search and rescue operation continues for five missing Marines on board, the U.S. Marine Corps said. The CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter was "reported overdue" to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Tuesday night. The helicopter departed from Creech Air Force Base near Las Vegas and was en route to Miramar, in the San Diego area. The sheriff's department said it received a call at 1:50 a.m. and sent its own helicopter to search, but the helicopter wasn't able to reach the area due to the atmospheric river storm...
  • Conor MacNessa - Final Goodbye

    01/28/2024 6:59:51 PM PST · by AbnSarge · 52 replies
    Conor MacNessa (Tom Mitchell) will be laid to his final rest at Arlington National Cemetery April 10. Unfortunately it takes that long to be scheduled with full appropriate honors. I will be there, and invite any Freepers in the DC/VA/MD area who may have known and respected Tom to participate. PM me for more details. God love Tom, God Bless and comfort his family, and God Bless you all. 'Til Valhallah, Brother
  • Hawaii Democrat introduces bill to ban Trump from ballot Hawaii considers legislation to ban presidential candidates over 14th Amendment's insurrection clause

    01/28/2024 2:24:50 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 24, 2024 | Danielle Wallace
    A Democrat-sponsored bill in Hawaii that could ban former President Trump from the ballot for allegedly inciting the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol advanced in the state legislature Monday. Hawaii state Sen. Karl Rhoads, a Democrat representing Honolulu who frequently criticizes Trump and Republicans over the Jan. 6 riot online, first introduced SB 2392 last week, which aims to "specify that election ballots issued by the chief election officer or county clerk shall exclude any candidate who is disqualified under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; article XVI, section 3 of...
  • Marines Can't Count on Navy Ships to Carry Them to Global Emergencies, One of the Service's Top Generals Says

    01/27/2024 6:59:41 AM PST · by devane617 · 31 replies
    yahoo ^ | 01/27/2024
    The Navy's amphibious ships are not ready to deploy Marines around the world on time, a problem that has no short-term fix and degrades America's ability to deter adversaries and reassure allies at a time when it is needed most, according to one of the Marine Corps' top generals. "There's a saying that wars are a come-as-you-are game," Lt. Gen. Karsten Heckl, the commanding general of Marine Corps Combat Development Command and deputy commandant for combat development and integration -- the Marine who heads the service's modernization efforts, told on Thursday. "Well, this is where we are. And there...
  • FORBESBUSINESSAEROSPACE & DEFENSE ‘Exceptionally Heavy Losses’ As Russia’s Newest Airborne Division Attacks Ukraine’s Dnipro Bridgehead

    12/17/2023 2:55:19 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | 15/12/23 | David Axe
    The 104th Air Assault Division was supposed to save the Russian campaign on the left bank of the Dnipro River in southern Ukraine. Instead, the newly-formed division “suffered exceptionally heavy losses and failed to achieve its objectives during its combat debut,” the U.K. Defense Ministry reported. Two months ago, Ukrainian marines from the 35th Brigade motored across the Dnipro and, under the cover of artillery, drones and intensive radio-jamming, secured a bridgehead in the settlement of Krynky on the otherwise Russian-held left bank. It’s a new front in the war—one the Ukrainians hope eventually to exploit in order to push...
  • Goodbye, Scout Snipers ... For Now

    12/15/2023 6:05:54 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 29 replies
    RealClear Defense ^ | 15 Dec, 2023 | John J. Waters
    Scout Snipers have a mantra. I learned that mantra years ago when I was assigned to lead a platoon of these Marines. My chief scout in the platoon, a title held by the most experienced Scout Sniper, was Damon. When we met in 2012 on Camp Lejeune, Damon was in his late twenties. His guys were at-home in the woods and with a load on their backs; they rarely complained about being dirty, tired or uncomfortable. I learned quickly that Scout Snipers were the best in the battalion, regular infantrymen who had started out carrying an assault rifle or lobbing...