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  • U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Sexual Abuse of Boys by Afghan Allies [Obama Admin's Orders]

    11/25/2017 10:57:49 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    New York Times ^ | 9/20/2015 | Joseph Goldstein
    In his last phone call home, Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr. told his father what was troubling him: From his bunk in southern Afghanistan, he could hear Afghan police officers sexually abusing boys they had brought to the base. “At night we can hear them screaming, but we’re not allowed to do anything about it,” the Marine’s father, Gregory Buckley Sr., recalled his son telling him before he was shot to death at the base in 2012. He urged his son to tell his superiors. “My son said that his officers told him to look the other way because it’s...
  • Pentagon To Sell-Off Its AH-1W Super Cobra Attack Helicopter Fleet

    01/23/2018 7:50:51 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 26 replies
    The Drive ^ | January 19, 2018 | Tyler Rogoway
    Staff Sgt. Artur Shvartsberg—Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Co The Department of Defense plans on putting its surplus fleet of AH-1W Super Cobras up for sale on the international arms market. The news comes as the USMC continues to outfit its light attack helicopter squadrons with new-build AH-1Z "Viper" derivatives of the Bell design, which traces its roots directly to the iconic UH-1 Iroquois/Huey. A recent business opportunity posting over at Fedbizops.gov describes the need for flight and maintenance training, sustainment, and refitting "Whisky Cobras" with new commercially available off-the-shelf avionics upgrades in preparation for foreign transfers of the type...
  • Turkey Is Interested in Buying Surplus USMC AV-8B Harriers, Others Likely To Follow

    12/07/2017 8:22:19 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    The Drive ^ | December 6, 2017 | Tyler Rogoway
    With F-35B production ramping up, the AV-8 Harrier is entering into the twilight of its service with the United States Marine Corps. By most accounts, America's Harrier fleet has quite a bit of life left in it, especially considering Pentagon picked up the UK's entire fleet of 74 Harriers, many of which were very young, and all the spare parts that went with them, for cost of roughly 1.35 F-35Bs at today's prices, or a paltry $177M. As a result, large quantities of surplus Harriers and ample stocks of spare parts are likely to be put up for sale by...
  • Jim Nabors Dies: ‘Gomer Pyle’ Star Was 87

    11/30/2017 11:22:42 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 71 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 30/11/17 | Greg Evans
    Jim Nabors, who gave popular culture its most enduring image of a wide-eyed, good-natured if none too bright hayseed in a character whose very name – Gomer Pyle – would become synonymous with lovable rube, died Thursday in Hawaii. He was 87. Nabors’ husband, Stan Cadwallader... With catchphrases “Shazam!” and “Gollllly!” (the latter drawn out to four or five lilting syllables), Nabors debuted his downhome, gas station attendant character in 1962 on The Andy Griffith Show, where the slow-going, dim-witted Gomer was a constant irritation to Don Knotts’ officious, high-strung Deputy Barney Fife. The Gomer character, and Nabors’ odd-couple chemistry...
  • 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...
  • MARINES AT LANGELY

    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?
  • Vietnam War veteran, 83, wears his dress blues to stand guard over his Marine buddy's casket...

    11/16/2017 5:16:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 34 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Nov. 16, 2017 | Regina F. Graham For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Vietnam War veteran, 83, wears his dress blues to stand guard over his Marine buddy's casket after they made promise to each other in 1968 when they survived a mortar attack An 83-year-old retired Marine kept a promise he made to a fellow officer while they were hunkered down in a bunker during the Vietnam War. Retired Marine Master Sgt. William H. Cox and Retired Marine First Sgt. James 'Hollie' Hollingsworth were shielding themselves from rockets and mortars in 1968 as they were fighting in the Marble Mountains during the war on New Year's Eve. The two men,...
  • 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
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/marine-drill-instructor-gets-10-years-for-abusing-recruits/ar-BBEPedt
  • 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
    Marines.mil ^ | 10 November, 2017 | Gen. Robert B. Neller
    Happy Birthday, Marines! Semper Fidelis!
  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS!..................

    11/10/2017 6:42:02 AM PST · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    www.wzzm13.com ^ | 10 November 2017 | Red Badger
    http://www.marines.mil/
  • Marine who urinated on Taliban has conviction tossed thanks to general’s meddling

    11/09/2017 11:24:15 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 66 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 9, 2017 | Chris Perez
    A former US Marine who was caught urinating on the corpses of dead Taliban fighters got his conviction thrown out this week thanks to the unlawful actions of a retired general — who “severely and systematically” interfered with the case, a report says. Staff Sgt. Joseph W. Chamblin had been reduced in rank for the infamous 2011 incident, sentenced to 30 days confinement and ordered to pay a $500 fine after he pleaded guilty to wrongful desecration, failure to properly supervise junior Marines, and posing for photographs with battlefield casualties. What he didn’t know at the time was that the...
  • The (Marine) Corps’ secret agents get their own 007

    11/09/2017 10:30:33 AM PST · by Perseverando · 26 replies
    Marines.mil ^ | 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...
  • HiMARS Goes To Sea: US Marines Now Fire Guided Artillery Rockets From Ships

    10/24/2017 8:50:49 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 31 replies
    The Drive ^ | OCTOBER 24, 2017 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    As it had long planned, the U.S. Marine Corps has successfully fired a 227mm GPS-guided rocket from the flight deck of a ship during an annual exercise in the Pacific region, nicknamed Dawn Blitz 2017. Something we at The War Zone have highlighted many times in the past, this combination could offer an important new capability for traditional amphibious operations, more limited contingencies, and even possibly operations further out at sea. Marines of the 5th Marine Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment conducted the mock fire support mission with a truck-mounted M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) while on board the...
  • Marine Michelle Klimarchuk's dying wish was to see a Marine in dress blues one last time!

    10/15/2017 12:24:15 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 24 replies
    Twitter ^ | 5:13 PM - 14 Oct 2017 | Military USA
    Military USA‏@MilitaryCourage Marine Michelle Klimarchuk's dying wish was to see a Marine in dress blues one last time!
  • My two sons left for Marine Corp basic training today

    10/10/2017 9:07:33 PM PDT · by Romans Nine · 92 replies
    Today years of home schooling and teaching honor, duty and love for country came to fruition. My two oldest sons Marshall (19) and Mitchell (18) left for MCRD San Diego. These are two fine young Christian men who have never gave their mother or I any real trouble or grief. They have never so much as back talked us. It was a proud moment for us as we watched them take the oath to protect the Constitution of the United States. Neither of them were looking for a career they just wanted to do what they felt was a duty...
  • This Marine Takes a Knee against the NFL

    09/29/2017 4:44:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | September 29, 2017 | Ken Russel
    I had the privilege to serve with the finest Americans, the U.S. Marine Corps, from 1979 until 1990. These fine Americans included people you've never heard of like Pat Guigerre, Jeff Sharver, and Jeb Seagle, who gave their lives to provide NFL players the freedom to make an issue of themselves. To demonstrate their feelings of concern about this horrible racist nation – at least according to their own delusions – they must have the courage and patriotism to disrespect the symbols of their freedom during a football game and not on their own personal time. Keep in mind that...
  • Vanity - Friend will be on Fox & Friends Tomorrow

    09/25/2017 3:09:41 PM PDT · by Cementjungle · 15 replies
    09/25/2017 | Self
    Just wanted to share this... My friend, and former roommate, will be on Fox and Friends First and on Fox and Friends tomorrow to weigh in on the NFL controversy. A little background on this guy, a retired USMC colonel (led one of the first light armored divisions into Kuwait during Dessert Storm). Tough as nails... and quite outspoken. When we were plebes together in military school, some officer came into our room, sat on his bed and leaned his head on the flag Jeff had on the wall. He threatened to break the officer's head if he didn't move....
  • First Woman to Join Marines as Infantry Officer

    09/21/2017 9:28:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    UPI ^ | Sept. 21, 2017 | Danielle Haynes
    For the first time in its 250-year history, a woman will be joining the ranks of the Marine Corps as an infantry officer, the U.S. military said Thursday. The lieutenant, whose name was not revealed, is expected to graduate from the grueling, 13-week infantry officer course Monday, the training center said in a statement released to The Washington Post. ABC News confirmed the historic first. Three dozen women have attempted to complete the course, and all but one have failed. About 25 percent of all trainees do not complete the course. The Pentagon opened up all ground combat roles in...
  • Marine kicked out of Corps for flying white supremacist banner

    09/14/2017 8:50:12 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/15/2017
    A Marine who was arrested in May for flying a white nationalist banner during a Confederate celebration has been kicked out of the Marine Corps. Staff Sgt. Joseph Manning was arrested on May 20 in Graham, North Carolina, after hanging a banner with a white supremacist expression, the Marine Corps Times reported. Manning was charged with first degree trespass. Manning, who joined the Corps in 2002, is a Purple Heart recipient who served in both Afghanistan and Iraq.