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  • A Woman Explains Why Women Shouldn’t Be In Combat Units, And She's Got A Point

    01/15/2019 10:18:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/15/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    While this subject has largely fallen into the “settled” category for the most part, it’s still being brought up for discussion among the public. We’re once again talking about women in combat. Back during the Obama administration, Ash Carter was directed to open all combat roles to women. At the time, we were assured that female recruits would have to meet the same physical standards as their male counterparts. Slowly but sure, however, that principle was eroded.As Heather Mac Donald writes in the Wall Street Journal (subscription required), the standards did indeed change. But even with those relaxed standards,...
  • VANITY - 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion Assoc

    01/09/2019 12:58:31 PM PST · by Cementjungle · 3 replies
    I hope this sort of shameless vanity post is OK... let me know if not. Some of you may recall a friend of mine, a retired USMC col, who went on Fox News and Fox Business and elsewhere after he wrote a scathing letter to Roger Goodell about the NFL kneelers in 2017: YouTube Now, he's done a video in support of the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion Association... for anyone who may be interested. "Founded to foster connections, fellowship, social communications and support to those Marines, Sailors and the families who have served, are serving or have supported, the...
  • Retired Lt. Gen. Leo Dulacki, an Omaha native who fought in 3 wars, dies at 100

    01/09/2019 6:22:47 AM PST · by NEMDF · 6 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | January 8, 2019 | Steve Liewer
    Omaha native Leo Dulacki had quite a year in 1942. And quite a life ever since. Assigned to the carrier USS Hornet, the young Marine lieutenant was aboard when James Doolittle’s raiders took off for their impossible attack on the Japanese mainland on April 18, 1942. A few weeks later, he lived through the pivotal Battle of Midway, which turned the naval war in the Pacific in favor of the United States. And he survived the sinking of the Hornet near Guadalcanal that fall.
  • Four countries now have links to American detained in Russia as international spillover widens

    01/04/2019 2:43:54 PM PST · by blueplum · 31 replies
    WaPo via MSN ^ | 04 Jan 2018 | Amie Ferris-Rotman
    ….The details of the charges against Whelan from a special court-martial that resulted in his discharge for bad conduct two years later add to an increasingly complex picture of the 48-year-old former Marine, whom Russian officials have accused of spying. His case grew more perplexing on Friday after Ireland became the fourth nation to acknowledge him as a citizen and seek consular access.
  • Marine Corps says $3.6B for storm repairs at Camp Lejeune

    12/14/2018 8:40:27 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 28 replies
    AP via CBS17 ^ | 12/15/18 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — When Marines from Camp Lejeune, N.C., were preparing for their upcoming deployment to the Middle East, they faced an unusual challenge: the beach they needed to train on had been washed away by Hurricane Florence. Using bulldozers and other equipment, they moved enough sand to rebuild a portion of Onslow Beach so Marines could practice moving on and off landing craft and get certified for their deployment. But almost immediately afterward, the ocean swept away the sand. Marine leaders are saying it will cost around $3.6 billion to repair the extensive damage to Camp Lejeune caused by...
  • Search underway off Japanese coast after Marine C-130 and F/A-18 crash

    12/06/2018 7:03:27 AM PST · by mac_truck · 15 replies
    Fox26 KMPH ^ | 12/5/2018 | Fox26
    A search-and-rescue operation is underway off the coast of Japan. The military says a U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet was refueling from and KC-130 Hercules when both planes crashed early Thursday morning. Both planes had taken off from Maine Corps Air Station Iwakuni and were reportedly doing training exercises when the accident happened. The crash happened around 2:00 a.m. local time.
  • These U.S. Marine Corps VMAQ-2 EA-6B Jets Have Just Completed The Prowler’s Final Deployment...

    11/16/2018 7:06:06 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 40 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | Nov 15 2018 | David Cenciotti
    The final operational chapter of the Prowler career has just been written by the U.S. Marine Corps “Death Jesters” and their six EA-6Bs jets. Marine Corps Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron-2 (VMAQ-2) “Death Jesters”, the last of four Marine Prowler squadrons, has just completed its final deployment in Qatar, with the last six EA-6B in the U.S. military inventory. Four aircraft, using radio callsign “Trend 01-04” landed at Lajes, Azores, on their way back to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, from Al Udeid, Qatar, on Nov. 12, 2018. The remaining two aircraft would follow in a couple of...
  • Leon Valley bridge dedicated to veteran who made ultimate sacrifice

    11/12/2018 6:15:36 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 5 replies
    KSAT News ^ | 11 Nov 2018 | Courtney Friedman
    On Sunday, Veterans Day, the Leon Valley community dedicated the Evers Road Bridge to Leon Valley native Lance Cpl. Stephen Perez. Perez was killed on April 13, 2006 when his unit came under heavy fire while providing security for a construction site. The bridge, which is lined with posts containing etchings of the crests of each military branch, honors Stephen Perez's sacrifice and others who served. Stephen Perez's mother, Diana Pena-Smith, said the bridge is an assurance that her son's sacrifice will never be forgotten.
  • USMC Hollywood Best Ever - two minutes

    11/11/2018 6:09:57 PM PST · by ealgeone · 15 replies
    The Marines ^ | February 23, 1945 | The Marines
    A reminder of just how great this country is. Video at the link is from "The Sands of Iwo Jima".
  • Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!

    11/10/2018 5:55:34 AM PST · by usafa92 · 38 replies
    N/A ^ | 11/10/2018 | Vanity
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  • Many dead as trenchcoat-wearing gunman storms 'student night' at country bar and shoots at least 11

    11/08/2018 3:02:08 AM PST · by Enterprise · 110 replies
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 8 November 2018 | Connor Boyd
    A gunman has opened fire at a country music bar during a student night in the city of Thousand Oaks, California, injuring at least 11 people and killing several. The shooter stormed the Borderline Bar and Grill wearing a black trenchcoat armed with a pistol equipped with an extended magazine and smoke grenades and began targeting people as young as 18. Among the victims was a Ventura County deputy sheriff and a doorman - as well as a cashier and college students. The lifeless body of a suspected male victim was seen outside of the venue.
  • Marine Corps first sergeant at SC’s Parris Island led $1.5 million razor theft, feds say

    10/29/2018 6:17:07 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 55 replies
    PostandCourier.com ^ | 10/23/2018 | Andrew Knapp
    The Marine Corps is known for rules limiting recruits from growing facial hair during boot camp. At its Parris Island training facility in South Carolina, most aspiring Marines are cleanly shaven and get a buzz cut soon after showing up. It’s one reason why a store there carries so many razor blades. But earlier this month, a noncommissioned Marine Corps officer and three civilians at the Beaufort County installation were accused of trying to profit off the store’s cache of grooming supplies after more than $1.5 million worth of razors and razor blades went missing. First Sgt. Lascelles Chambers, a...
  • US Troops Deploy ‘Overwhelming Force’ Against Iceland’s Beer Supplies

    10/27/2018 2:32:54 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies
    US Troops Deploy ‘Overwhelming Force’ Against Iceland’s Beer Supplies By Jared Keller on October 27, 2018 U.S. troops landed in Iceland last week ahead of the start the largest NATO military exercise since the Cold War, and apparently, they left their mark in the most appropriate way possible: by drinking every last beer in the nation’s capital. A significant number of bars in downtown Reykjavík were forced to make emergency beer runs under the onslaught of thirsty American sailors and Marines in town for the start of Trident Juncture 18, Iceland Magazine reports. Local media estimate that 6,000 and 7,000...
  • Hershel W. Williams turns 95 today

    10/02/2018 12:50:45 PM PDT · by Borges · 19 replies
    One of only four remaining Medal of Honor winners from WW2. The last remaining Marine MOH winner from WW2. The last remaining MOH winner from the Pacific theater of WW2.
  • Wasp ARG, 31st MEU conduct DATF drill in the South China Sea

    10/01/2018 2:42:37 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 9 replies
    navy.mil ^ | 9/28/2018 11:16:00 AM | Commander Amphibious Squadron 11 and 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit Public Affairs
    SOUTH CHINA SEA (NNS) -- USS Wasp (LHD 1) Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conducted an integrated Defense of the Amphibious Task Force (DATF) drill at sea Sept. 27. DATF scenarios focus Navy and Marine Corps forces on defending ARG shipping and the drills allowed the ARG-MEU team to improve their proficiency when integrating fires. “Increasing the lethality of the Navy-Marine Corps Team is the priority for us. Sailors and Marines are doing amazing work and we are becoming more lethal every single day,” said Rear Admiral Brad Cooper, commander of Amphibious Force 7th...
  • Much-maligned F-35B fighter makes combat debut with Afghanistan mission

    09/27/2018 9:39:57 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    The Week, India ^ | September 28, 2018
    The US military announced on Thursday that its F-35B stealth fighter jet had carried out its first combat operation, with a strike mission against Taliban targets in Afghanistan. The fighters were launched by the US Marines from an amphibious assault ship at sea. The F-35B is one of three variants of the F-35 fighter programme, which is the largest and most expensive weapons programme in US history. Last year, the US government revised the F-35 programme's total cost estimate to nearly $406 billion, after it briefly declined to less than $380 billion. The programme has seen significant criticism over its...
  • 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.
  • 99-year-old man walks 6 miles a day to visit his wife in the hospital, proving true love does exist

    09/02/2018 5:36:29 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 34 replies
    CBS ^ | August 31, 2018 | CAITLIN O'KANE
    A 99-year-old man from Rochester, New York, may restore your faith that true, lasting love does exist. His name is Luther Younger, and after 55 years of marriage, he is still deeply devoted to his wife, Waverlee, whom he calls the sweetest cup of tea he ever had. Luther walks six miles round-trip every day — in the heat, rain and snow — to visit Waverlee in the hospital. He has become a local celebrity in Rochester and many people recognize him from his daily pilgrimage. -snip Waverlee Younger was diagnosed with a brain tumor nearly nine years ago and doctors...
  • Who Are John McCain’s Sons, Jack, Jimmy, Doug & Andrew?

    09/01/2018 9:09:55 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 21 replies
    Heavy ^ | 30 Aug 2018
    James “Jimmy” McCain is the other son of John and Cindy McCain. As a teenager, he enlisted in the U.S. Marines. He went on to serve in Iraq and later went to Afghanistan.
  • Marines 3D-print concrete barracks in just 40 hours

    08/30/2018 8:29:11 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    Marines have used a specialized 3D concrete printer to print a 500-square-foot barracks room in just 40 hours. The innovative project created the world’s first continuous 3D-printed concrete barracks, according to the Marine Corps. The barracks room was built earlier this month at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Champaign, Ill. Army and Navy Seabees were also involved in the construction effort. Harnessing the world’s largest concrete printer, the Additive Manufacturing Team at Marine Corps Systems Command teamed up with Marines from I Marine Expeditionary Force. … Using Computer Aided Design software on a 10-year-old computer, the...