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  • The U.S. Marine Corps Is Getting a New Rifle:The new M27 is more accurate than today's M4 is

    01/11/2018 1:05:20 PM PST · by C19fan · 66 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 11, 2018 | Matthew Moss
    The U.S. Marine Corps has picked the Heckler & Koch M27 as its new infantry rifle. Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller confirmed the selection in an interview with The new rifle is part of a wider overhaul of the Marines’ infantry gear. Jarheads are also getting new communications equipment, body armor, suppressors and night-vision optics.
  • Korean War: Still Praying For These Dead Souls Now And Forever: Chosin... Amen.

    01/06/2018 3:31:51 AM PST · by Djl3668 · 19 replies
    Ap ^ | 0118 | Ap
    American bravery, why we fight and God Bless these souls forever especially in this cold.
  • Worst Battle Ever For US Troops? Marine Corp. Trapped? God Bless Those Who Fought At Chosin.

    12/23/2017 8:12:31 PM PST · by Djl3668 · 34 replies
    PBS ^ | 2016 | PBS
    “The Battle of Chosin INSURMOUNTABLE ODDS. UNFORGIVING CONDITIONS. UNYIELDING COURAGE. Film Description On Thanksgiving Day 1950, American-led United Nations troops were on the march in North Korea. U.S. Marine and Air Force pilots distributed holiday meals, even to those on the front lines. Hopes were high that everyone would be home by Christmas. But soon after that peaceful celebration, American military leaders, including General Douglas MacArthur, were caught off guard by the entrance of the People's Republic of China, led by Mao Zedong, into the five-month-old Korean War. Twelve thousand men of the First Marine Division, along with a few...
  • Man accused of plotting terror attack on SF’s Pier 39

    12/22/2017 1:33:21 PM PST · by VanShuyten · 13 replies
    SF GATE ^ | Dec.22, 2017 | Evan Sernoffsky
    Federal authorities on Friday charged a 26-year-old Modesto man with planning a terror attack on San Francisco’s Pier 39 after an undercover investigation that unfolded in recent weeks. Everitt Aaron Jameson, a tow-truck driver and discharged Marine, was charged in a criminal complaint filed at the U.S. District Court in Sacramento with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization — in this case the Islamic State. ...... Jameson explained that he also desired to use explosives and described a play in which explosives could ‘tunnel’ or ‘funnel’ people into a location where Jameson could inflict casualties,” McKinney...
  • Feel Good Friday: 95-Year-Old Marine Fights Robber, Daughter Chases Down Punk

    12/15/2017 8:27:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | December 15, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    A 95-year-old former Marine and his daughter took down a would-be robber, after the punk attempted to break down their back door and steal their money on the night of December 4, 2017. The man known simply as “Fred” told police his dog started barking late at night, alerting his attention to the back of the house. Then, he saw somebody trying to break through his back door.The World War II veteran was suddenly face-to-face with the alleged degenerate, Gary Wells. Wells is a 53-year-old West Allis, Wisconsin resident.   "I was almost standing nose to nose with him. That was...
  • 95-Year-Old Marine Fights Burglar, Daughter Chases Him Through Town

    12/15/2017 9:07:47 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 18 replies
    WCCO Minnesota ^ | 15 December 2017 | N/A
    “I wasn’t scared. I was so damn mad,” the veteran of the war in the Pacific told reporters. The 95-year-old was able to wrestle alleged burglar, Gary Wells, to the ground before the homeowner’s daughter ran downstairs to help fight the thief off. Fred’s motivated 51-year-old daughter Mary then took off after Wells, chasing the burglar for six blocks before catching and holding him for police. “I was mad because of what he did to my dad,” Mary said. “We jumped over two fences and ran through 12 yards,” the Marine’s daughter added.
  • Vietnam War Medal of Honor recipient Wesley Fox dies at 86

    11/27/2017 4:24:35 PM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 11/27/17 | NIKKI WENTLING
    Marine Corps Col. Wesley Fox, who received the Medal of Honor for successfully leading his company through an enemy attack during the Vietnam War and retired decades later at the mandatory age of 62, died the evening of Nov. 24 in Blacksburg, Va. He was 86. The Congressional Medal of Honor Society confirmed his death Monday but did not provide a cause. As a boy growing up in rural northern Virginia and watching his older cousins leave to fight in World War II, Fox always planned to join the military, he said in an interview preserved by the Library of...
  • The Oldest Navy and Marine Assets Still in service - M1911, USS Constitution, Gitmo etc...

    11/27/2017 10:01:16 AM PST · by Saint X · 12 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | November 22, 2017 | Staff
    The U.S. Navy has always been an innovator. It pioneered the Global Positioning System, developed nuclear propulsion, and deployed the first operational laser weapon. The recently commissioned USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) is brimming with bleeding-edge technology. Its stealth design, Integrated Power System, and long-range gun firing capabilities make it the most sophisticated ship in the world. Likewise, the lead ship in the new carrier class USS Gerald R Ford (CVN-78) features many technological advances including an electromagnetic aircraft launch system. However, the Department of the Navy is not always in a rush to phase out and replace assets that continue to...

    11/22/2017 3:06:43 PM PST · by 7thson · 75 replies
    Has anyone heard of the Marines taking over CIA HQ in Langley last week?
  • Marine Artillery Unit 'Has Killed More ISIS Than Anyone,' General Says [link only]

    11/19/2017 4:09:13 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 49 replies ^ | Nov 17, 2017 | Hope Hodge Seck
    link only due to copyright request
  • Remains of World War II Marine Returned to Gilroy Family

    11/18/2017 7:13:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Nov 17, 2017
    The remains of a World War II Marine who was killed in the South Pacific arrived at San Jose International Airport Friday to be returned to his family in Gilroy. The Masoni family has waited since 1943 for Frank Masoni to return home. Masoni was a Marine cook in the South Pacific but was sent into action and killed in the battle of Tarawa. His family thought his body was never recovered until the military conducted a DNA test matching it to an unknown Marine buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu. Turns out, it was...
  • Marine drill instructor gets 10 years for abusing recruits

    11/10/2017 5:44:05 PM PST · by wastedyears · 58 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/10/2017 | Emery P. Dalesio
  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARINES! 242 years old today!

    11/10/2017 8:41:50 AM PST · by clintonh8r · 6 replies
    Happy birthday to all Marines actively serving and otherwise, in every clime and place.
  • A Message from the Commandant of the Marine Corps (Happy Birthday Marines!)

    11/10/2017 6:52:14 AM PST · by Perseverando · 19 replies ^ | 10 November, 2017 | Gen. Robert B. Neller
    Happy Birthday, Marines! Semper Fidelis!
  • The (Marine) Corps’ secret agents get their own 007

    11/09/2017 10:30:33 AM PST · by Perseverando · 26 replies ^ | November 9, 2017 | Ashley Calingo
    The Corps’ secret agents get their own 007 Individual Weapons project officer Gunnery Sgt. Brian Nelson prepares to draw the M007 concealed carry weapon. The M007 offers enhanced concealed carry capabilities, which includes a smaller frame, ambidextrous slide stop lever and flared magazine well. Marine Corps Systems Command recently fielded the M007 to Marine and civilian CID agents and members of Helicopter Squadron One. MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. -- The Marine Corps is equipping Marines with a new weapon, providing enhanced concealed carry capabilities at an accelerated rate and lower cost to the Corps. The Glock 19M—called the M007...
  • 'Drunk On Power': Did Marine Drill Instructor Torment Muslim Recruits?

    11/09/2017 9:36:57 AM PST · by detective · 49 replies
    Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Felix was drunk on power all the time -- and on his trademark Fireball Whisky sometimes as well, a military prosecutor argued on Wednesday. After eight days of trial and testimony from dozens of witnesses, the defense and prosecution made closing arguments in the high-profile case of Felix, a former drill instructor at Parris Island, South Carolina, who is accused of harassing and assaulting many recruits but saving his worst and most creative torments for a few who identified as Muslim. Beginning Thursday morning, an eight-member military jury will deliberate over whether, among other charges, Felix forced...
  • Former diplomat warns about 'Triple Alliance' threat against Iran [other side POV]

    11/08/2017 7:06:12 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 4 replies
    Islamic Republic News Agency ^ | 2017/11/08 | Hossein Musavian [Present senior researcher at Princeton University]
    Tehran, Nov 8, IRNA – During the past few months, the triple lobby of Riyadh, Tel Aviv and Abu Dhabi have been whispering in the ears of Washington to cut off first what they claimed to be the tale of snake in the Middle East (the Hezbollah of Lebanon), and then behead the snake itself (Iran). Killing of the Iran Nuclear Deal as well as intensifying the sanctions against Iran and Hezbollah in the US Congress; commemorating the death of 241 US [Marines] in Beirut and accusing Iran and Hezbollah for that; inviting Iraq's [Prime Minister] Heidar al-Abadi to Saudi...
  • Marine's dying wish to see a Marine in dress blues one last time

    10/16/2017 6:54:15 AM PDT · by Dana1960 · 8 replies
    Military Courage twitter feed ^ | 10/14/17 | unknown
    Marine Michelle Klimarchuk's dying wish was to see a Marine in dress blues one last time!
  • Hero Marine heard shots, grabbed pickup truck and started saving lives

    10/02/2017 9:44:04 PM PDT · by luv2ski · 16 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 10.2.17 | Kate Briquelet
    Marine Veteran Heard Shots, Grabbed Pickup Truck, and Started Saving Lives in Las Vegas Taylor Winston served in Iraq. Kacy Thompson was an EMT. Together they became heroes. KATE BRIQUELET 10.02.17 10:45 PM ET A veteran Marine and his friends sprung into action in an attempt to save dozens of lives during the Las Vegas massacre. Taylor Winston, 29, was close to the righthand side of the stage when gunfire rained down at the Route 91 Harvest festival. He said the first gunshots sounded like fireworks, but he soon realized people were screaming and saw bodies drop to the ground....
  • Judge orders Iran to pay US Marine jailed for 4 years

    10/02/2017 7:12:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 2, 2017 6:23 PM EDT | Jeff Karoub
    A judge has ordered Iran to pay $63.5 million to a former U.S. Marine who was jailed in that country for more than four years. Judge Ellen Huvelle of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., granted Amir Hekmati’s motion for a default judgment after Iran failed to respond to the complaint. Hekmati, who was released in January 2016, alleged he was falsely imprisoned and tortured. […] Hekmati was detained in August 2011 on espionage charges. He says he went to Iran to visit family and spend time with his ailing grandmother. …