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  • The first common 3D-printed buildings might be army barracks

    09/17/2018 6:23:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Fast Company ^ | September 14, 2018 | Jesus Diaz
    We’ve seen 3D-printed houses, ceilings, and bridges. But one of the most sensible uses for the technology may be by the U.S. Marine Corps, which recently finished printing the world’s first 3D-printed concrete barracks. The new technique is safer and less wasteful compared to conventional construction methods–and the research, a collaboration with the architectural firm SOM, could change how emergency housing and infrastructure are built, too. “The clearest advantage is flexibility,” Captain Matt Friedell, the Additive Manufacturing Lead at the Marine Corps Systems Command, headquartered in Quantico, Virginia, says over email. “We can make walls, obstacles, buildings, and other structures...
  • Marines conduct show of force in Syria amid Russian warnings

    09/09/2018 11:54:26 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 26 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 9/9/18 | USA Features
    The Pentagon ordered a company-sized element of U.S. Marines to conduct an aerial assault drill near a small U.S. base in southeastern Syria called the At Tanf garrison amid new concerns of Russian operations nearby. Reports said that the Russian military has utilized a deconfliction hotline a number of times over the past week to warn the U.S. military of upcoming Russian and Syrian military operations aimed at destroying the last pocket of rebels from the Idlib region.
  • MCRD SAN DIEGO - YOUR FIRST 2 HOURS OF BOOT CAMP

    09/06/2018 1:05:48 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | September 23, 2014
    I'll bet this brings back precious, fond memories to you Marine Veterans :-)
  • MARINE WEEK - By Air. By Land. By Sea. By Charlotte. September 5-9, 2018 | Charlotte, N.C.

    09/04/2018 3:23:05 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 2 replies
    US Marine Week ^ | September 4, 2018 | USMC
    About Marine Week Join the United States Marine Corps in Uptown Charlotte this September for a celebration of Community, Country and Corps. From Sept. 5 – 9, Marine Week Charlotte will feature hands-on displays, live demonstrations, time-honored Marine Corps traditions, musical performances and other events to showcase the history, military capabilities and community involvement of the Corps.
  • Navy Drag Queens and Relieved from Command for saying the word, ‘Faggot’

    09/03/2018 1:53:52 PM PDT · by pboyington · 37 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | September 3, 2018 | Ray Starmann
    Two more news stories this week highlighted the Maoist PC Revolution that is laying waste to whatever remains of the US military’s fighting spirit and warrior culture. If you think Secretary of Defense James Mattis is going to anything to stop the lunatic social engineering policies from the Obama administration, think again. The Mad Dog’s Pentagon looks a lot like Ash and Trash Carter’s Pentagon. In Mad Eunuch Mattis’ Pentagon, Diversity is Job One… The first story, from the traveling circus on water called the 2018 US Navy and reported so gleefully in the Diversity Gazette, aka the Navy Times,...
  • US doubles number of marines stationed in Norway

    08/16/2018 12:29:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 15 August 2018 22:35 CEST+02:00 | NTB/The Local
    The United States has confirmed plans to more double the number of troops based in Norway, a move Russia has already criticized as “clearly unfriendly”. The Norwegian Defense Ministry on Wednesday said that the US had recently informed them that they would push forward with a plan to increase the number of US marines stationed in Norway from 300 to “up to 700”. […] When the plans were first floated in June, Russia’s embassy to Norway complained that they contravened assurances Norway gave the Soviet Union when it joined NATO in 1949 that no foreign combat troops would be stationed...
  • Video: ‘Antifa’ Smashes US Marines Recruiting Office During Protest

    08/07/2018 10:15:14 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 56 replies
    Fox News via American Military News ^ | 08/06/18 | Laura Widener
    On Sunday, a protest carried out by “Antifa” at Berkeley and members of the “alt-right” became violent, and vandalism ensued. A masked Antifa member “sucker-punched a detractor,” and other Antifa members smashed the windows at a recruiting office for the U.S. Marine Corps in Berkeley, California, Fox News reported. Filmmaker Ford Fischer posted a series of photos to Twitter depicting the vandalism carried out by Antifa, along with a video showing the act. Here is the video:https://twitter.com/FordFischer/status/1026255134886514689?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1026255134886514689&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Famericanmilitarynews.com%2F2018%2F08%2Fvideo-antifa-smashes-us-marines-recruiting-office-during-protest%2F
  • 3 Marines Stabbed During Fight in San Clemente: OCSD

    08/04/2018 10:21:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    KTLA ^ | 6:46 AM, August 4, 2018, by | Kristina Bravo and Elizabeth Espinosa,
    Authorities received a call just after 1 a.m. about three people involved in a fight in a parking lot between Avenida Granada and Avenida Victoria,... [A] spokesperson later told KTLA that they were involved in a confrontation against two men and a woman. One of the men stabbed all three Marines, a 23-year-old and two 21-year-olds, who were taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life threatening... The suspect and his two friends were at a hospital, where they were detained, the agency added.
  • 68 years later, Niagara Falls Marine buried in N. Korea is headed to Arlington

    07/24/2018 8:40:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Buffalo News ^ | July 24, 2018 | Thomas J. Prohaska
    The Marine from Niagara Falls clung to hope even as he shivered from cold and fear. "I guess I'll live, as long as they get us out of this rotten Korean winter weather," 24-year-old Marine Corps Sgt. Meredith "Buster" Keirn wrote to his younger brother on Nov. 18, 1950. Buster Keirn was wrong. Twelve days later, he was killed when enemy forces attacked his unit at the base of a frozen hill in northern North Korea. His buddies buried Keirn there before they retreated south, part of the see-saw first year of the Korean War which saw both sides nearly...
  • Marine to receive Medal of Honor 50 years after Battle of Hue heroics

    07/23/2018 7:27:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | July 19, 2018
    A Marine credited with saving the lives of countless members of his company during one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War will receive the Medal of Honor, thanks to the efforts of a congresswoman and a group of Marines who witnessed his heroics. Retired Sgt. Maj. John Canley, who lives in the coastal community of Oxnard, Calif., learned he will receive the nation’s highest military honor via a phone call from President Donald Trump early this month. An official announcement from the White House is expected once a date for the presentation is confirmed. Canley initially received the...
  • Marine Gets Unexpected Call from Trump, Will Receive Medal of Honor 50 Years After Heroic Battle

    07/21/2018 1:39:43 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 69 replies
    Western Journal ^ | July 20, 2018 | Allison Kofol
    Fifty years after the Battle of Hue, one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War, a Marine is being recognized for his brave actions. Retired Sgt. Maj. John Canley received a phone call from President Donald Trump earlier this month in his home in Oxnard, California. Trump told Canley that he was receiving the Medal of Honor for his work in early 1968. The White House will be making an official announcement once the date for presenting the award is confirmed. Canley has previously received the Navy Cross, two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart for his heroism. In...
  • Exclusive–O’Donnell: Soissons, A Battle You’ve Never Heard of Changed the Course of WWI

    07/10/2018 2:28:07 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 9 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | June 8, 2017 | Patrick K. O'Donnell
    One hundred years ago, Allied troops readied themselves for a forgotten battle that turned the tide of World War I. Thousands of American servicemen marched through the night to position themselves for a surprise strike against the Germans. A thunderstorm raged the third week of July 1918. Other than the occasional arcs of white-hot lightning, the night was so dark that the American Marines marched with each man holding one hand on the pack of the man in front of him to avoid getting lost. They hadn’t eaten in more than a day, and the men were bone-weary. Still, they...
  • State Department's Request to Send Marines to Taiwan Irks China

    07/05/2018 4:44:05 AM PDT · by Freeport · 18 replies
    Military.Com ^ | 3 Jul 2018 | Gina Harkins
    A Chinese official is warning the U.S. to "exercise caution" following a report that the State Department wants to send a small team of Marines to guard a diplomatic facility in Taiwan. The State Department requested that a Marine Security Guard detachment be dispatched to the American Institute in Taiwan, a de facto embassy in Taipei City, CNN reported Friday. The news prompted a swift response from a Chinese foreign ministry official, who reminded Americans of the "one-China policy" meant to prevent the U.S. from having direct diplomatic or military exchanges with Taiwan. "[Those] are the political preconditions for...
  • ‘I’m alive’: Parents of missing Kaneohe-based Navy corpsman receive text message

    07/04/2018 6:03:16 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 29 replies
    Star Advisor ^ | 7/3/2018 | By William Cole
    A missing person report was filed after 24-year-old Navy hospital corpsman Shaun Palmer failed to report for duty on Sunday. His mother says she plans to fly from California to help search for him. A 24-year-old Navy hospital corpsman based at Kaneohe Bay remains missing for a third day, officials said, but the case took a turn when a Navy investigator said a text was sent today from his phone to his parents saying, “I love you and I’m alive.” Seaman Shaun Palmer, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, was last seen early Sunday morning when a Marine he...
  • Exclusive: State Department risks China's ire with request for US Marines in Taiwan

    07/01/2018 9:01:37 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | June 29, 2018 | Ryan Browne
    The State Department has requested that US Marines be sent to Taiwan to help safeguard America's de facto embassy there, two US officials tell CNN, prompting China to urge the US to "exercise caution." *snip* If the request is granted, it will be the first time in nearly 40 years that US Marines will be guarding a diplomatic post in Taiwan.
  • Michigan Principal Apologizes for Marine Uniform Comments

    06/14/2018 4:39:34 AM PDT · by Old Teufel Hunden · 165 replies
    Military.com ^ | June 14, 2018 | The Associated Press
    MARSHALL, Mich. — A high school principal in southern Michigan has apologized to two graduates whom he had chastised for wearing their Marine dress uniforms during commencement. Marshall High School Principal Scott Hutchins apologized Monday for his comments regarding the two students' decision not to wear their caps and gowns on June 3, the Battle Creek Enquirer reported. School officials had told the two students ahead of commencement that exceptions wouldn't be made to a policy requiring graduates to wear a cap and gown, Superintendent Randy Davis said. Hutchins pulled aside Pfc. Willie Couch and Pfc. Samuel Hackworth at the...
  • Iraq War vet saves Wyoming trooper from man who was attacking him on highway

    06/04/2018 4:55:00 PM PDT · by familyop · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 4, 2018 | Robert Gearty
    ...Dustin Roberts, 36, of McKinleyville, Calif., tried to disarm the trooper after being stopped for a speeding violation. Troopers found 74 pounds of marijuana and some cocaine in his vehicle, officials said.
  • Trump honors wife and 7-year-old son of fallen Marine

    05/29/2018 11:26:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | May 29, 2018 | Fox & Friends
    In his first Memorial Day remarks as commander-in-chief, President Donald Trump paid tribute to fallen U.S. service members and their families. During his speech at Arlington National Cemetery, Trump saluted Brittany Jacobs and her 7-year-old son, Christian, who was dressed like a Marine. Jacobs’ father, Marine Sgt. Christopher Jacobs, died during a training accident in California in 2011. “Last year at Arlington Cemetery, I met a young boy named Christian Jacobs. He was special,” Trump said. “He was standing fully in a uniform. His father was a great man to him and he was a great man to me. And...
  • Are You a Democrat, a Republican or a Marine?

    05/12/2018 8:18:23 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 25 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/12/18 | Unk
    You're walking down a deserted street with your wife and two small children. Suddenly, a terrorist with a huge rusty knife comes around the corner, locks eyes with you, screams obscenities, raises the knife, and charges at you yelling “allah akbar!” You are carrying a Kimber 1911 .45 ACP, and you are an expert shot. You have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family. What do you do? A Democrat’s Answer Well, that's not enough information to answer the question! What is a Kimber 1911 .45 ACP? Does the man look poor or oppressed? Is he really a...
  • Marine Corps Commandant: In 15 Years, Our Aircraft Won't Need a Human in the Cockpit

    05/04/2018 2:53:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | May 1, 2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    The head of the United States Marine Corps says the Marines' air power could be completely uncrewed within 15 years. General Robert B. Neller, commandant of the Marine Corps, says the technology exists to realize this future. Neller stressed, however, that aircraft would not be completely autonomous, and would still be directed by a human being making key decisions. The Marine Corps Times quoted Neller from an event at the Brookings Institution saying: “I don’t know what war is going to look like in the future, [but] I think things that fly in the sky, the great majority of them...