Free Republic 2nd Qtr 2024 Fundraising Target: $81,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $52,095
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 64%!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: semperfi

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • 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 –...

    11/10/2023 5:22:06 AM PST · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | November 10, 2023 | Staff
    UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY On November 10th, The United States Marine Corps Birthday commemorates the establishment of the Continental Marines. #MarineCorpsBirthday The United States Marine Corps, a branch of the United States Armed Forces, is responsible for providing power protection from the sea. They use the mobility of the United States Navy to deliver combined-arms task forces rapidly. The Continental Congress first established the Continental Marines on November 10, 1775, leading up to the American Revolution. Two battalions of Marines fought for independence both on land and at sea. The birth of the U.S. Marine Corps began as a...
  • Not A Great Sign: The Marine Corps Central Command Canceled The Marine Corps Ball Which Is Absolutely Wild

    11/01/2023 10:44:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies ^ | 11/01/2023 11:40 AM | Staff Alright, before we get into why this shit is surprising to me, I wanna lay the groundwork for the responsibilities of the US Central Command. From the government website: Mission: USCENTCOM directs and enables military operations and activities with allies and partners to increase regional security and stability in support of enduring U.S. interests. Command Priorities: 1. Deter Iran 2. Counter Violent Extremist Organizations 3. Compete Strategically - Regional Constructs - Integrated Air and Missile Defense/ Counter Unmanned Aerial systems All those things sound relevant given the disasters that are dominating the news and the globe. The area that...
  • A corporal gave a speech in front of the top Marine — and got promoted

    09/05/2023 8:03:52 AM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 21 replies
    Marine Corps Times (Via Yahoo News) ^ | Sept., 5, 2023 | Irene Loewenson
    Before July 24, then-Cpl. Peyton Nott had never met a four-star general, or any generals, for that matter. But that day, Nott received an unexpected Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal from the top general in the Marine Corps and — after the corporal gave an off-the-cuff speech at the award ceremony — a meritorious promotion to boot. Beginning in February, he had to step into a billet typically reserved for gunnery sergeants, leading a team of eight mechanics and operators, according to a statement from his battalion to Marine Corps Times. The gap between a lance corporal and a...

    11/10/2021 5:25:09 AM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies ^ | November 10, 2021 | Red Badger
  • Group Of Soldiers Who Lost Their Buddy In The Afghan Suicide Attack Asked The Bar Owner If They Can Leave A Shoot They Ordered For Their Brother, They Left Him The Most Heartbreaking Message Too (Photos)

    08/28/2021 9:10:16 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 22 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 08.28.2021 | Alex Hall
    Several of the U.S. service members who were killed in an Islamic State-perpetrated terror attack in Afghanistan were identified Friday as tributes poured in honoring their sacrifice. Marine David Lee Espinoza, a 20-year-old from Laredo, Texas, was reportedly among the 13 servicemen who were killed by an ISIS-K suicide bomber outside the international airport in Kabul, which left another 18 service members injured and more than 100 others dead. The Laredo Police Department, which lowered the flags outside its headquarters in honor of Espinoza, thanked the fallen Marine for his service. “Our thoughts and prayers will remain with the family...
  • Second Lady Karen Pence Meets the “The Walking Marine” for Final Walk to The White House

    07/27/2020 3:02:43 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 8 replies ^ | July 27, 2020 | White house, Second Lady Karen Pence
    Today, Second Lady Karen Pence joined Vietnam Marine Veteran, Terry Sharpe, known as “The Walking Marine,” for the last leg of his eighth and final walk from Stokesdale, North Carolina to Washington D.C. Mrs. Pence joined Terry at the Washington Monument and walked with him to the White House. On the walk, Mrs. Pence was able to hear more of Terry’s story and his passion to bring awareness to veteran suicide prevention.Upon arrival to the White House, President Trump and Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie surprised Terry by greeting him on the South Lawn. Terry was welcomed by guests and supporters as he and...
  • Semper Fi - Trace Adkins A Fantastic USMC TRIBUTE Video By Leatherneck Lifestyle

    11/10/2019 5:36:36 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    Leatherneck Lifestyle via Youtube ^ | 08/26/19 | Trace Adkins
    Great dedicated USMC song and video.Happy Birthday U.S. Marines!Semper Fi!  
  • 16 Marines arrested on human smuggling, drug charges

    07/25/2019 11:51:49 AM PDT · by DFG · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | 07/25/2019 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Sixteen US Marines were arrested at Camp Pendleton in California on Thursday during battalion formation for alleged illegal activities ranging from human smuggling to drug-related offenses, according to the 1st Marine Division. “Information gained from a previous human smuggling investigation precipitated the arrests,” a statement said. “None of the Marines arrested or detained for questioning served in support of the Southwest Border Support mission,” it added. Two Marines — Byron Darnell Law II and David Javier Salazar-Quintero — were arrested July 3 for allegedly transporting unauthorized immigrants as part of a smuggling operation.
  • Nolte: Robert Mueller Isn’t Senile; He Was a Dirty Cop Forced to Take the Witness Stand

    They told us Robert Mueller was Captain America: Crusader for Truth, and instead we got George Costanza and all the inept deception, sweaty stalling, and blundering dishonesty that comes with him. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s bumbling, stumbling, grumbling, tumbling, crumbling testimony Wednesday before the U.S House of Representatives was not only karma on steroids, it once again proved just how brilliant the American Constitution is. You see, the sublime spectacle of watching Robert Mueller’s reputation go up in flames, flames ignited by his own corrupt report and fueled by three years of the establishment media’s hoax machinery, would not have...
  • Colorado School Shooting: Student with Plan to Become Marine Disarms Suspect

    05/08/2019 10:56:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies ^ | 5/8/2019 | AWR Hawkins
    A student who plans to become a Marine helped tackle and disarm one of the shooters at Colorado’s STEM School Highlands Ranch Tuesday. NBC News reports that Brendan Brialy, a senior at STEM, and other students tackled one of the two gunmen during the 2:00 p.m. attack.
  • Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!

    11/10/2018 5:55:34 AM PST · by usafa92 · 40 replies
    N/A ^ | 11/10/2018 | Vanity
  • Cancer-stricken Marine dog who served three tours in Afghanistan is given a tearful hero's...

    07/27/2017 10:48:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | July 28, 2017 | Emily Crane For and Associated Press
    FULL TITLE: Cancer-stricken Marine dog who served three tours in Afghanistan is given a tearful hero's farewell in Michigan before being euthanized A cancer-stricken dog who served three tours in Afghanistan with the US Marines has been given a tearful final goodbye in Michigan before being euthanized. Cena, a 10-year-old black lab, received a hero's farewell on Wednesday just days after his owner Lance Cpl. Jeff DeYoung completed a bucket list for the dying pooch. Hundreds of people turned up to farewell Cena, who was wearing a decorated blue Marine vest, in Muskegon before he was euthanized at the USS...
  • Trump Team Reaches Out to Marine Vet Who Is 'Out of Ammo'

    12/22/2016 10:29:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | December 22, 2016 | Larry Elder
    Last week, I received this email from Rennae: "Dear Larry, "Larry Wayne Lindsey is from Colorado. He has been a staunch supporter of President-elect Donald Trump, who had a big rally on the state capital steps in Colorado, where Larry did security. "Larry is a Marine veteran who served with honor. He has also been battling cancer for about three years. Three days ago, they only gave him the night to live. I fear he won't get to see the inauguration. I am trying to get through a maze of people to see if we can get a call...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Pipe Bomb explodes on route of charity 5k run for military ...

    09/17/2016 9:29:30 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 76 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | September 17, 2016
    Complete Headline: BREAKING NEWS: Pipe Bomb explodes on route of charity 5k run for military: Thousands of runners evacuated from Jersey Shore after explosion inside trash can — and there 'may be a second device' Authorities say pipe bomb exploded shortly before the Semper Five Run at Seaside Park, New Jersey The bomb was in a garbage can when it exploded, leaving no injuries The race, which is a 5K to benefit marines and sailors, was canceled because of the blast A pipe bomb exploded in a Jersey Shore town shortly before thousands of runners were due to take part...
  • The Marines' last stand

    10/28/2015 8:41:29 PM PDT · by pboyington · 10 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | October 28, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    Leave it to the Marines to make the US military’s last stand. It’s the last stand for the Marines, the last stand for reality, the last stand for the military to function as a cohesive war fighting organization and not a Santa Monica yoga class. In America 180, everything is upside down. What kind of madcap lunatic asylum do we live in when the military has to ask for exemptions to keep women out of combat? This is what happens when policy is being dictated by radicals whose idea of combat is elbowing for a place in line at the...
  • Hero former Marine saves mother and baby from smoldering car wreck

    10/16/2015 10:04:17 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/16/15 | Chris Pleasance
    A hero former Marine has helped save a mother and her baby from a smoking car wreck in New York despite having lost his legs in a bomb blast in Afghanistan. Matias Ferreira, 26, was driving through the Queens area of New York City on Wednesday when he came across a car wreck with a mother trapped inside screaming for help. Despite wearing prosthetic legs below both knees after stepped on a bomb in Afghanistan in 2011, Ferreira ran to help, climbing into the back seat to free her baby from its car seat. Meanwhile, Ferreira's brother and father-in-law, who...
  • Marine’s Epic Response to Not Wearing His Uniform for His Own Protection

    07/25/2015 7:09:05 PM PDT · by · 47 replies
    Washington Standard ^ | July 25, 2015
    Just a few days ago, the Obama Pentagon refused to acknowledge the rights of its military members to arm themselves at recruitment offices. Instead, they told them the same thing troops were told in Europe back in November: Don’t wear your uniforms and “close the blinds” for their own protection. However, one Marine had an epic response to the ridiculous recommendations and, no doubt, it will go viral. John McCall is a motor transportation operator in the United States Marine Corps. He has been serving since October of 2009, as well as being the Director of Marketing for Visalus Sciences...
  • Disarmed military personnel are sitting ducks for terror attacks

    07/23/2015 10:02:06 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 23, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    In the wake of the Chattanooga shootings, in which five unnamed U.S. servicemen were murdered by a self-radicalized jihadist, U.S. Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno suggested that allowing soldiers on base or at recruiting centers “could cause more problems than it solves.” With all due respect to his service and status, this is nonsense.
  • Indeed, How Dare We Leave Andrew Tahmooressi Behind?

    10/03/2014 9:20:27 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October3, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Veteran Neglect: A Navy and Marine Corps veteran asks a House panel why an administration that says it leaves no one behind has let a soldier with post-traumatic stress disorder sit in a Mexican jail for six months. From the famous "latte salute" to the Marine holding the presidential umbrella, President Obama's respect for our men in uniform has been open to question. Unless, of course, they desert their post in Afghanistan to try to join the Taliban, like Bowe Bergdahl. Then you have the parents to the White House and trade the Taliban general staff to obtain their release....