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  • "AN APPEAL TO HEAVEN" -Origins of U.S. Navy, Marines, & Coast Guard "We'll carry on 'til Kingdom Come, Ideals for which we've died"

    08/05/2020 3:15:50 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    American Minute ^ | August 4, 2020 | 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...
  • The Marine Corps plans on fielding suppressors to infantry squads starting this year

    Marine grunts in close combat formations will start receiving suppressors for their small arms at the end of this year, Task & Purpose has learned. Marine Corps Systems Command on Thursday announced its intent to award a single-source contract to Knight's Armament Company for 5.56 small arms suppressors for use on the Corps' arsenal of M27 Infantry Automatic Rifles, M4 carbines, and M4A1 Close Quarter Battle Weapons.
  • Marines are finally about to receive their first new pistol in 35 years

    05/22/2020 1:04:47 PM PDT · by PROCON · 124 replies
    taskandpurpose.com ^ | May 21, 2020 | Jared Keller
    The Marine Corps has officially begun procurement of the Army's Modular Handgun System to replace its existing pistol arsenal, the service announced on Tuesday. The M18 service pistol — a compact variant of the striker-fired M17 that, based on Sig Sauer's P320, the Army adopted under the MHS program in 2017 — will finally see fielding this fiscal year, according to Marine Corps Systems Command. MARCORSYSCOM spokesman Maj. Ken Kunze had previously pegged the start of fielding at some time during the third quarter of fiscal year 2020, with a target completion date in "late 2023." The M18 will replace...
  • Al-Shabaab Claiming Terrorists Attack at Camp Simba (Kenya Navy/US Marines) -Ongoing

    01/04/2020 10:15:04 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 34 replies
    China Daily Africa via Twitter ^ | 1-4-2029 | China Daily
    Lots of tweets and videos showing smoke rising. Akbars claiming “Many casualties and aircraft destroyed” Reports say a suicide car bomb hit the front gate.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Trump Activates U.S. Marine Reserves For ‘Emergency Within The United States

    10/06/2019 5:21:51 PM PDT · by righttackle44 · 110 replies
    InfoWars ^ | Oct, 6, 2019 | Unknown
    [Truncated title: EXCLUSIVE! Trump Activates U.S. Marine Reserves For ‘Emergency Within The United States’ To Stop Illegal Coup] BREAKING NEWS UPDATE concerning a directive involving the United States Marine Corps reserve units via MARADMINS number 550/19, signed on Oct. 3, 2019, authorized by Brigadier General Daniel L. Shipley, Director, Manpower Plans and Policy. Notably, Brigadier General Daniel L. Shipley was nominated by President Trump for the rank of major general, according to a Jan. 16, 2019 Defense.gov press announcement. Before serving in his current role, Shipley served as the deputy director, Program Analysis and Evaluation, Department of Programs and Resources...
  • Antifa activist facing assault charges was tied to Democratic policymakers

    09/28/2019 4:40:10 PM PDT · by mplc51 · 9 replies
    Fox ^ | 09/28/2019 | fred Lucas
    What a difference a year made for Joseph Alcoff. On Monday, the 37-year-old has a court date in connection with charges he’s facing in Philadelphia that include aggravated assault and ethnic intimidation for allegedly being part of an Antifa mob in November that attacked two Marines, Alejandro Godinez and Luis Torres, both Hispanic. Alcoff and two others charged in the attack have pleaded not guilty. ANTIFA FIGURE CHARGED IN MARINE ATTACK But while Democratic officials are distancing themselves from Alcoff now, until recently he was a well-connected, aspiring political player in Washington who may have even had a hand in...
  • US Marines train with Ukrainian troops near Crimean Peninsula

    07/15/2018 5:34:47 AM PDT · by BBell · 83 replies
    https://www.stripes.com ^ | 7/13/18 | MARTIN EGNASH AND CHAD GARLAND
    MYKOLAIV REGION, Ukraine — A platoon of U.S. Marine reservists with the 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment trained with Ukrainian marines to attack a fictitious foe, roughly 100 miles from the Russian-occupied Crimean Peninsula. The purpose of Thursday’s exercise was to increase combat effectiveness and demonstrate resolve among the 17 allied and partner nations participating in the training known as Exercise Sea Breeze, now in its 18th iteration. Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the subsequent conflict in eastern Ukraine have led to a sharp increase in tensions throughout the region. Moscow warned on Thursday that the multinational maritime...
  • 3 U.S. Marines booked with rape in case involving Tulane student

    04/27/2018 12:04:31 PM PDT · by BBell · 73 replies
    http://www.nola.com/ ^ | 4/27/18 | Diana Samuels
    Three U.S. Marines were arrested and booked in New Orleans Thursday and Friday (April 27) on rape charges, after two women reported to police that they were raped by a group of men earlier this month. Antonio Landrum, 18, was booked with third-degree rape, Jared Anderson, 18, was booked with first-degree rape, and Alexander Davenport, 20, was booked with two counts of first-degree rape, according to court records. The suspected rapes occurred April 15 at one of the women's homes in the 6100 block of South Claiborne Avenue, according to police. A Tulane University campus alert sent out shortly after...
  • R. Lee Ermey Passed Away

    04/15/2018 4:31:28 PM PDT · by musicman · 129 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4-15-2018 | Twitter
    Statement from R. Lee Ermey's long time manager, Bill Rogin: It is with deep sadness that I regret to inform you all that R. Lee Ermey ("The Gunny") passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia. He will be greatly missed by all of us. Semper Fi, Gunny. Godspeed.
  • Marine Corps recruit training at Parris Island, San Diego is about to change

    10/14/2017 5:36:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 52 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 10/14/17 | Wade Livingston
    It’s official: changes are being made to training at Marine Corps Recruit Depots Parris Island and San Diego. According to a Marine Corps news release Thursday, recruits arriving in November will be the first to experience the changes, which include the addition of a fourth phase and moving up the Crucible in the training cycle. The Crucible, the grueling 54-hour teamwork and combat skills exercise that is a recruit’s final test before earning the title of Marine, will still occur near the end of the 13-week training cycle, but a week earlier than it does now.The “fourth phase will utilize...
  • 15 Marines taken to hospitals after tank catches fire at Camp Pendleton

    09/13/2017 4:13:24 PM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies
    AP ^ | Sept. 13, 2017
    SAN DIEGO -- The military says 15 Marines have been taken to Southern California hospitals after a seafaring tank caught fire during training at Camp Pendleton. Marine 1st Lt. Paul Gainey told The Associated Press that at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday an amphibious assault vehicle caught fire while the Marines were conducting a training exercise on a beach at the base, north of San Diego.
  • Here’s How The Marine Corps Will Train Future Snipers

    08/12/2017 8:58:40 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 49 replies
    Task and Purpose ^ | 11 Aug, 2917 | SARAH SICARD
    First-person shooter is one of the most popular perspectives among gamers, but these simulations can be used for much more than entertainment — specifically military training. And thanks to new the Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer III, Marine Corps marksmen are about to take their sharpshooting skills to a whole new level. Though the Corps has been using virtual reality to train Marines for two decades, the systems for marksmanship have become exponentially better. With the ISMT III, Marines have access to multiple weapons: the M9 service pistol, M4 carbine, and wireless weapons, including the M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle, M32A1 Multi-Shot...
  • EXCLUSIVE: FBI Seized Smashed Hard Drives From Wasserman Schultz IT Aide’s Home

    07/24/2017 5:37:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7-24-17 | Luke Roziak
    FBI agents seized smashed computer hard drives from the home of Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s information technology (IT) administrator, according to an individual who was interviewed by Bureau investigators in the case and a high level congressional source. Pakistani-born Imran Awan, long-time right-hand IT aide to the former Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman, has since desperately tried to get the hard drives back, the individual told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group. The congressional source, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the probe, confirmed that the FBI has joined what Politico previously described...
  • Marines release commercial focusing on a woman in combat (VIDEO)

    05/13/2017 12:28:46 PM PDT · by PROCON · 63 replies
    guns.com ^ | May 13, 2017 | Brian Seay
    A new TV ad from the U.S. Marine Corps focuses on a woman in combat, the first commercial of its kind for the military branch. The woman starring in the new spot, Marine Capt. Erin Demchko, has served in Afghanistan and was a logistics officer on a Female Engagement Team, according to the Marine Corps website. “FETs build trust with local civilians to gather information and improve relations with the community,” says the website. “Capt. Demchko worked side by side with her fellow Marines to complete missions in the region.” The ad follows a young girl who stands up...
  • Marine drill instructor faces court martial in connection with death of Muslim recruit 'who.....

    04/07/2017 9:54:55 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | April 7, 2017 | Associated Press and Dailymail.com Reporter
    FULL TITLE: Marine drill instructor faces court martial in connection with death of Muslim recruit 'who killed himself after he was called a terrorist and was physically abused at boot camp' A drill instructor faces a court martial in connection with the death of a Muslim recruit at a South Carolina training base. Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Felix faces multiple charges in the death of 20-year-old Raheel Siddiqui at Parris Island, South Carolina, a statement issued by Marine Corps Base Quantico said. The charges include failure to obey a lawful general order and cruelty and maltreatment. Raheel Siddiqui, 20, of Taylor,...
  • Marines have arrived in Syria to fire artillery in the fight for Raqqa

    03/08/2017 12:28:22 PM PST · by CMB_polarization · 66 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | March 8, 2017 | DAN LAMOTHE AND THOMAS GIBBONS-NEFF
    Marines from an amphibious task force have left their ships in the Middle East and deployed to Syria, establishing an outpost from which they can fire artillery guns in support of the fight to take back the city of Raqqa from the Islamic State, defense officials said.
  • Maker of seized military vehicles in Hong Kong confident deal with US military won’t be affected

    11/30/2016 10:04:28 PM PST · by Rabin · 8 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | NOV 30, 2016 | Staff
    The US Marine Corps – Singapore Technologies (ST) Kinetics and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) – to "supply" 13 Terrex series armored personnel carriers, SIAC noted the military vehicles are now impounded in a stand-off between Beijing and Singapore but it won’t affect its deal with the US military. . . The US Marine Corps has commissioned the developer and manufacturer of the Terrex series military vehicles –– to supply 13 units this year for testing, in a contract worth US$121.5 million. They have been shifted to the Hong Kong customs depot at the River Trade Terminal, “which is a...
  • Something Big Is Underway On All Fronts: “Within The Next Few Weeks The Future Of The United (TR)

    11/03/2016 11:30:33 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | November 3, 2016 | Jeremiah Johnson
    As of this writing, the increased U.S. troop presence in Eastern Europe includes a battalion-sized element of American troops being emplaced in the Suwalki Gap, Polish territory that borders Lithuania in a 60-mile stretch of corridor. The Russian Defense Ministry announced that 600 Russian and Belarussian airborne troops conducted training exercises in Brest, on the Belorussian-Polish border only a few miles from where the U.S. forces are deploying in Poland. This on the heels of Britain deploying 800 men, tanks, and jets to Estonia, along with pledges of Challenger 2 tanks, APC’s (Armored Personnel Carriers), and drones. Two companies of...
  • Marines instructors under investigation after death of Muslim recruit

    07/01/2016 8:32:47 PM PDT · by PROCON · 42 replies
    csmonitor.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | Aidan Quigley
    The Marines have launched an internal investigation into staff at a boot camp in Parris Island, S.C., after Muslim recruit Raheel Siddiqui died in an apparent suicide 11 days after arriving. Fifteen drill instructors are now under investigation, as scrutiny increases of military practices that many believe cross the line from teasing, camaraderie, and toughening-up into danger. The Parris Island drill instructors face allegations of hazing, assault, and physical abuse, the Marines announced Thursday. The probe into Mr. Siddiqui's death has sparked a wider investigation into wrongdoing in his training unit, known as the "Thumping Third Battalion," as The Wall...
  • James Gleason of Tampa, An Original Marine Raider, Dead At 90

    04/26/2016 3:32:01 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 14 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | April 25, 2016 | Howard Altman
    In the summer of 1925, a woman put her 2-week old son in a shoebox and dropped him off with a neighbor because she couldn’t take care of him. James Gleason has been born prematurely, said his daughter, Barbara Korchak. “He wasn’t expected to live,” Korchak said. But he did, and in summer 1943, he turned 18 during a bloody World War II battle on the island of New Georgia, where he was saving lives as a Navy combat corpsman assigned to a secret unit called the Marine Raiders. Gleason earned the nickname “Doc” during his time with the Raiders....