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  • After 16 years, vindication for Marine pilots

    04/16/2016 7:59:54 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 6 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | April 14, 2016 | Jeanette Steele
    In a victory rare to U.S. military aviation, two widows of Marine Corps pilots have won a 16-year fight to lift blame from their husbands shoulders for a 2000 Osprey crash that killed 19 people, including 15 Marines from San Diego County. Test pilots Lt. Col. John Brow and Maj. Brooks Gruber were at the controls of the MV-22 aircraft when it crashed in the Arizona desert during an exercise. The revolutionary aircraft -- which travels like an airplane but lands vertically like a helicopter -- was still in the operational evaluation stage. The Marine Corps had a lot of...
  • Marine Corps scolded for dragging its feet integrating women into the infantry

    01/08/2016 1:21:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/8/16 | Rowan Scarborough
    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has sent scolding memorandum to the Marine Corps, warning commanders that problems with integrating women into the infantry should not be used as an excuse to “halt the policy.” Mr. Mabus is also ordering the Gen. Robert Neller, the Marine Corps commandant, to remove the word “man” from titles, apparently meaning the job title of “infantryman” is a casualty. Mr. Mabus, a former Democratic governor of Mississippi, has followed the Obama’s administration’s priorities in other ares. He has named war ships after liberal politicians, push climate change initiatives and followed the first lady’s lead on nutrition...
  • Restoration of Second Amendment on Corps Land Proposed by Senator from Idaho

    01/31/2015 5:18:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Idaho Senator Mike Crapo has introduced legislation to remove federal infringments on second amendment rights from lands controlled by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). From the press release: The bill seeks to make firearm regulations consistent across federal lands by allowing law-abiding citizens to carry firearms on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) property. Under current law, a person may carry a concealed weapon in a National Park or Refuge as long as individuals comply with the firearm laws of the parks home state. However, the same rights are not extended to Americans who hunt, camp or...
  • Does Second Amendment apply to the Corps? 11th Circuit to Decide

    11/27/2014 5:24:10 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Army Corps of Engineers Administered Land In the Ninth Circuit federal court of appeals, District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill ruled that the second amendment does not stop at the boundary of land administered by the Army Corps of Engineers. There are millions of acres of wild land and waters involved, as the Corps of Engineers administers enormous projects across America on the waterways. In the 11th Circuit, Judge Harold Murphy in Georgia has ruled that the second amendment does not apply on land administered by the Corps, because the land is all considered "sensitive", like a courtroom, or...
  • Florida woman loses battle for insurance coverage after home was damaged by exploding corpse

    04/26/2014 8:55:35 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 56 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 4/26/14 | Alex Greig
    A Florida appeals court judge has ruled that an insurer is not liable for damages that occurred to an apartment after a neighbor's dead body 'exploded.' Judy Rodrigo battled State Farm for almost six years, arguing that the insurer of her Jupiter condo should pay for the clean-up of her apartment. She argued that the Keystone Condominium Association left the neighbor's corpse so long that the body's fluid leaked into her apartment.
  • Marine Corps rapid-response team ordered to Africa to thwart another Benghazi attack

    03/08/2013 10:36:04 AM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/8/13 | Shaun Waterman
    U.S. Africa Command will get a new Marine Corps rapid response force as part of a plan to beef up its crisis response capabilities. More Leathernecks will be at the ready after the military was unable to get timely aid to Benghazi, Libya last year, during a terror attack that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and members of his security detail. Gen. Carter Ham, Africoms commander, told Congress this week about the planned new force, Stars and Stripes reported Friday.
  • Tongues Are Wagging After Snub of Pentagon's Top Dog Leads to Marine Corps Promotion

    08/25/2012 12:03:35 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 40 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | JULIAN E. BARNES
    Tongues Are Wagging After Snub of Pentagon's Top Dog Leads to Marine Corps Promotion Some Say Chesty's Conduct With Defense Secretary's Golden Retriever Was Unbecoming; Pats From the Commandant WASHINGTONThe Marines won't say it out loud, but everyone knows that Cpl. Chesty got promoted to sergeant this summer not for being a good Marine, but for his in-your-muzzle confrontation with the top dog in the Pentagon. Just two weeks before his promotion, the Marine Corps mascot, an English bulldog formally known as Chesty XIII, had a run-in with Bravo, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's golden retriever. Chesty, usually known for happily...
  • Boozman Seeks Second Amendment Protection on Corps Land

    02/16/2012 5:55:27 AM PST · by marktwain ^ | 15 February, 2012 | NA
    Feb 15,2012 - Boozman Seeks Second Amendment Protection on Corps Land Files Amendment to Senate Transportation Bill WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senator John Boozman filed an amendment Monday that would prohibit the Secretary of the Army from enforcing any regulation that keeps an individual from possessing firearms on Army Corps of Engineer Water Resource Development projects or facilities. "This amendment would make gun regulations consistent across all federal recreational lands, Boozman said. Law abiding gun owners deserve to defend themselves on federal lands while enjoying the outdoors. This move will bring clarity and uniformity to firearms policy on federal recreational...
  • 2 U.S. marines in urinating video ID'd by corps

    01/12/2012 6:35:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies · 28+ views
    ap ^ | 1/12/12 | staff
    An official says the U.S. Marine Corps has identified at least two of the four marines in an internet video that purports to depict them urinating on Taliban corpses in Afghanistan. A marine official said Thursday that the four were members of the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines, which returned to its home base in North Carolina last fall after a tour in Afghanistan. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because a criminal investigation is underway. The official said that at least some of the four marines are no longer in that battalion. He provided no other details. (Snip) Panetta
  • Hot Air exclusive: Perry raises $17.1 million in Q3

    10/05/2011 5:51:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 113 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 5, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    A source on the Rick Perry campaign tells Hot Air that the Texas governor conducted some Texas-size fundraising in the third quarter. Coming in just a little over halfway through, Perry raised $17.1 million. That number would put Perry somewhere between $4-6 million ahead of Mitt Romneys rumored total for Q3, according to this report last week from the Boston Globe. Its also likely to far outpace Herman Cains fundraising or that of the other Republicans currently in the race. The pace is even more impressive. Perry had 49 days in which to raise funds, rather than the full 92...
  • Video: WH press corps laughs at Carneys transparent spin

    09/13/2011 2:08:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9/13/11 | Tina Korbe
    More evidence that Obamas jobs plan isnt resonating as much more than a reelection effort. As Greg Hengler at asks, what do you do when even your fans laugh at you?
  • House Approves Altmire Amendment to Restrict Funds for Gun Enforcement on Army Corps Land

    07/19/2011 6:07:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 18 July, 2011 | Altmire
    WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Congressman Jason Altmire (PA-04) was the lead Democrat on a measure that passed the U.S. House of Representatives today to restrict funding for the Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) to enforce a gun ban on land they own and operate. The amendment to H.R. 2354, the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill, was introduced with Congressmen Paul Gosar (AZ-01) and Bob Gibbs (OH-18). Last Congress, the House passed an amendment by Congressman Altmire that allows individuals to legally possess firearms in any unit of the National Park Service or National Wildlife Refuge System, but not...
  • Happy Birthday, Devildogs (11/10/1775)!

    11/10/2010 7:48:24 AM PST · by greatdefender · 11 replies
    On this date... 11/10/1775 On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress passed a resolution stating that "two battalions of Marines be raised" for service as landing forces with the fleet. This established the Continental Marines and marked the birth of the United States Marine Corps. A special birthday to those Few & Proud. My father was in the Corp in the early 70's (went to Saigon afterwards). I salute to those serve proudly. The following video is a tribute to all those WHO ARE MARINES(remeber: once a Marine, always a Marine)OOH-RAH!
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on A New Beginning: Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship

    03/05/2010 9:47:38 PM PST · by Cindy · 13 replies · 419+ views ^ | March 5, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Home Briefing Room Statements & Releases The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release March 05, 2010 Statement by the Press Secretary on A New Beginning: Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship President Obama, together with the Department of State and the Department of Commerce, will host the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C., on April 26 and 27. Participants from over 40 countries on 5 continents have been invited to participate. The Summit will highlight the role entrepreneurship can play in addressing...
  • ObamaCare's New Public Health Workforce Corps

    03/16/2010 2:57:41 PM PDT · by givemELL · 16 replies · 712+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | March 16, 2010 | Michael Geer
    "It speaks of regular and reserve Officers, scholarships, loans, obligated service, individual contracts, training centers, the traditional income redistribution scheme of grants and grant proposals, etc. The debt repayment provisions are especially attractive to certain sectors of our population. It appears to be an indentured servitude gig. You sign up, do your part for nationalizing health care and the Corps will get the American taxpayer to foot the bill for your training and educational costs and retire your debts. Of course, if pinned down, I'm sure this will be characterized as a draft, a proposal, need to modify, hasn't been...

    02/12/2010 1:38:52 PM PST · by Edisto Joe · 32 replies · 1,147+ views
    The Edisto Joe Outlook ^ | 02/12.2010 | EJO
    On Obama's use of the word "corps"... this has been making the rounds, but I thought for those who haven't seen it, it is worth posting.
  • Iraqi, U.S. Soldiers Become NCOs Together

    08/10/2009 4:49:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 256+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Jason Douglas, USA
    An Iraqi Soldier walks under crossed sabers as he is recognized as a new non-commissioned officer during a combined NCO induction ceremony between the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, and the 12th Iraqi Army Division at K1 Iraqi Military Base near Kirkuk, July 29. Photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Douglas, 1st Cavalry Division. KIRKUK — The U.S. Army’s way of recognizing newly-promoted non-commissioned officers to the NCO corps is through an NCO induction ceremony; a time-honored tradition for the U.S. Army which has now been shared with Soldiers of the new Iraqi Army. For the first time, newly...
  • Obama Nazi Youth Corps Leader/Teacher Suspended

    03/28/2009 7:16:22 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 14 replies · 1,152+ views
    stop the ACLU ^ | October 7, 2008 | Warner Todd Huston
    Ooopsie. Looks like the public school teacher that is responsible for turning a group of young black teens into an Obama Nazi Youth Corps has been suspended pending an investigation for posting the video of his mind numbed paramilitary Obama youth drill teams little soiree.
  • Obama Corps Passes House

    03/20/2009 3:25:59 PM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 39 replies · 1,454+ views ^ | 03 20 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    It is hard to believe how fast this is happening. We need to impeach this guy NOW. Here's the money quote: The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a plan to set up a new "volunteer corps" and consider whether "a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people" should be developed. The legislation also refers to "uniforms" that would be worn by the "volunteers" and the "need" for a "public service academy, a 4-year institution" to "focus on training" future "public sector leaders." The training, apparently, would occur at "campuses." The vote yesterday came on...
  • Obama flashes irritation at press room visit

    01/22/2009 8:55:53 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 71 replies · 2,970+ views
    Politico ^ | 1-22-09 | JONATHAN MARTIN & CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN
    President Obama made a surprise visit to the White House press corps Thursday night, but got agitated when he was faced with a substantive question. Asked how he could reconcile a strict ban on lobbyists in his administration with a Deputy Defense Secretary nominee who lobbied for Raytheon, Obama interrupted with a knowing smile on his face. "Ahh, see," he said, "I came down here to visit. See this is what happens. I can't end up visiting with you guys and shaking hands if I'm going to get grilled every time I come down here." Pressed further by the Politico...
  • Obama's New Domestic Youth Corps

    11/13/2008 7:53:05 AM PST · by Candybar · 53 replies · 2,673+ views
    Yes, I mentioned that Rahm Emanuel has proposed, in his book "The Plan", that young people, between the ages of 18 and 25, be enlisted for 3 months of civilian service. They would report for basic civil defense training in their state or community to learn what to do in the event of biochemical, neclear, or conventional attack. On WMAL Radio, Washington, DC, this morning, I heard Chris Plante tell people about this book and about Emanuel's youth training. He played a radio snip of Obama saying that "this youth corps should be as strong and as well-financed as our...
  • Afghan National Army Air Corps Increases Capability

    09/15/2008 8:53:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 127+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2008 The Afghan National Army Air Corps has made big strides, with 27 operational aircraft three times the number it had a year ago flying 350 percent more missions in direct support of Afghan security forces, a senior military official reported today. Air Force Maj. Gen. Jay Lindell, commander of the Combined Air Corps Transition Force in Afghanistan, told Pentagon reporters via teleconference from the Afghan capital of Kabul that the Afghan air corps is developing capabilities needed to assume missions currently carried out by coalition forces. The air corps is taking on more of...
  • Afghan air corps soars again

    05/05/2008 5:30:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 175+ views
    5/5/2008 - KABUL, Afghanistan (AFPN) -- Graduates completed the first orientation course for the Afghan National army air corps April 30 at the Kabul Air Corps Training Center here. The four-week inaugural course laid the foundation for the air corps soldiers as they began their careers in the ANAAC. "This is an exciting new age," said Brig. Gen. Jay H. Lindell, the Combined Air Power Transition Force commander. "I congratulate you as you build, and rebuild, the Afghan air corps." During the course, KACTC instructors taught 20 students airfield safety, computer instruction, the history of the air corps, logistics and...
  • Afghan Air Corps Development Kicks Into High Gear

    03/27/2008 4:49:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 208+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 27, 2008 With progress made in developing Afghanistans army and police forces, the coalition focus there has expanded to include building an Afghan air corps, the U.S. general leading the effort told military analysts today. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jay H. Lindell, commander of the Combined Air Power Transition Force, described an aggressive campaign under way to develop a fully self-sustaining and operationally capable Afghan National Army Air Corps. That effort has made solid momentum within the last year, since U.S. Central Command issued an approved development plan in September, Lindell said during a conference call from...
  • Defense Department Seeks Civilian Language Corps Volunteers

    01/30/2008 3:39:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 122+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2008 – Don’t be surprised to see a poster featuring a white-goateed Uncle Sam in a star-spangled top hat, his index finger jutting through the canvas above a row of block letters that read: “Я Xочу Bас” -- “I Want You.” A familiar WWI recruting poster altered to reflect a shifting American cultural landscape that places greater demand on linguists. Originial poster by J.M. Flagg, modified by Fred W. Baker III for use by American Forces Press Service.   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Starting today, Uncle Sam wants skilled speakers of Russian, Mandarin Chinese,...
  • 1-15 Inf. Regt. Holds Iraqi Conservation Corps Sign-Ups

    12/31/2007 3:42:23 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 161+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Natalie Rostek
    Local citizens stand in line at the Iraqi Conservation Corps Force sign-up Dec. 27 in Al Huda, Iraq. Photo by Sgt. Natalie Rostek. FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER — Soldiers and leaders of Company C, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, held an Iraqi Conservation Corps (ICC) sign-up Dec. 27 for citizens of Al Huda. According to Capt. John Horning, from Houston, Texas, commander of Company C, the members of the ICC conduct one of three services in their communities within the Nahia. These services are sanitation, construction, and security.“A program like this takes the Concerned Local Citizens Program to the next...
  • Military Question -- Vanity

    11/28/2007 5:43:44 PM PST · by Labyrinthos · 99 replies · 50+ views
    Question: I was in my local pub tonight debating the war in Iraq with some of the idiot libs from the local college when this guy interjected "You keep saying 'we did this,' 'we should have done that.' Did you serve?" I told him that I had not served (I'm 50 years old and have been legally deaf since my teens), and explained that I used the word "we" in reference to "we" as a Country and as a supporter of our Military, President Bush, and the War on Terror. He said that he served in the U.S. Marine Corp...
  • Pentagon draws up plans for Pakistani fighting corps

    11/19/2007 6:13:28 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 51+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/19/07 | Jim Mannion
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - The Pentagon plans to train and equip an expanded paramilitary force in Pakistan's tribal areas in a major effort to counter the growing strength of Al-Qaeda and Taliban forces, officials said Monday. US Army troops will be used to train the Pakistani Frontier Corps at a new center in the tribal areas that border Afghanistan, said Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell. The efforts come amid political instability in nuclear-armed Pakistan under President Pervez Musharraf and mounting US concerns over the spread of Islamic militancy. It was unclear how many military trainers will be required, but any increase...
  • Family legacy in the Corps runs strong as father, daughter meet up in Iraq

    10/22/2007 5:48:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 157+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Zachary Dyer
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Oct. 22, 2007) -- A lot of families have traditions, something that is passed down from generation to generation. For some, its opening presents on Christmas Eve. For others, it is passing the reins of the company business on to the kids. For one family, it is serving in the military. The Flaherty family, from Sewell, N.J., have three generations of serving in the military. Members of two generations were able to spend a day together in Al Asad, Sept. 18, after almost a year apart. Cpl. Shannon Flaherty, an avionics technician with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron...
  • Growing Iraqs NCO Corps a Decade-Long Deal, General Says

    08/31/2007 5:49:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies · 276+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2007 It will take 10 years to breed Iraqs noncommissioned officer corps, the general who oversees training for Iraqs security forces said today. Often described as the backbone of the Army, a noncommissioned officer, or NCO, is an enlisted member of an armed force who has been given authority by a commissioned officer. The NCO corps includes all grades of sergeant, in addition to corporals. Growing an NCO corps is not a month-long deal; its a decade-long deal, Army Lt. Gen. James M. Dubik, commander of Multinational Security Transition Command Iraq, told online journalists and bloggers...
  • A son of S. Phila. who gave all for Corps

    08/08/2007 4:17:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 399+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Gayle Ronan Sims
    Christina Formosa was settling down for the night in front of the behemoth television in her snug South Philadelphia rowhouse. That was when all was still right in her world. At 10:30 p.m. July 27, the phone rang. It was the coroner in San Bernardino County, Calif. He said her husband, Master Gunnery Sgt. Nicholas Formosa, 55, a Marine stationed at the large base at Twentynine Palms, Calif., had been killed.
  • Senior leaders gather to help rebuild Iraqi NCO Corps

    06/02/2007 1:30:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 295+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Jacob Boyer
    BAGHDAD Noncommissioned officers are known as the backbone of the U.S. Army. They train their Soldiers, care for their needs, and ensure they have and know everything necessary to be successful on the battlefield. NCOs were once an important factor in the Iraqi army as well, but under the Baath Party regime, their importance dwindled as officers took on all aspects of leadership. For years, the Iraqi NCO Corps weakened. Now, with the help of U.S. and coalition forces, that corps is being rebuilt into an important force in the modern Iraqi Army, starting with the most senior Iraqi...
  • Report: Army Corps has to face global warming

    04/12/2007 4:54:08 PM PDT · by Ellesu · 7 replies · 467+ views ^ | 04/12/07 | CAIN BURDEAU AP
    NEW ORLEANS - To better protect the nation from flooding and hurricanes, the Army Corps of Engineers, and by extension politicians who push pork-barrel projects on the agency, need to acknowledge that the world is heating up and seas are rising, a report by two environmental groups said. The report, released Thursday by Environmental Defense and the National Wildlife Federation, was a compendium of complaints against the agency that have gained momentum since its catastrophic engineering mistakes caused about 88 percent of the flooding of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. The policy analysis said that unless the corps prioritizes its...
  • Louisiana senator blocks Corps nominee because of Katrina work

    04/03/2007 12:24:08 PM PDT · by Ellesu · 8 replies · 559+ views ^ | 04/03/07 | wfmj
    NEW ORLEANS Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu (LAN'-droo) says she's blocked the Senate confirmation for the proposed head of the Army Corps of Engineers so there can be a debate on his role in rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina. The Corps has been hammered by critics for installing faulty drainage pumps to protect New Orleans. Landrieu wants government auditors to find out if contracts for the work were subject to improper influence. She also wants to know if New Orleans was in danger, and what the Corps was thinking when it had them installed. The Corps has said that having some pumping...
  • New Orleans files $77 billion claim against Corps

    03/02/2007 2:50:33 AM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 33 replies · 893+ views
    CNN ^ | 02 March 2007 | CNN
    The city of New Orleans filed a $77 billion damage claim against the Army Corps of Engineers Thursday for flooding that inundated the city when levees failed after Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. Under the Federal Tort Act, Thursday was the last day residents could file such a claim against the Corps. The claim is a required step before any lawsuit could be brought to recover damages. City Attorney Penya Moses-Fields said uncertainty over which federal statute might govern the city's damage claims against the Corps made it "prudent" to file under the tort act "to preserve the city's claim."...
  • Corps Reaches Out to Former Marines

    02/16/2007 4:48:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 33 replies · 627+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2007 The Marine Corps is reaching out to former Marines in its effort to grow the service, the Marine commandant said today. Marine Gen. James Conway said in a media roundtable that the increase of 27,000 Marines by fiscal 2011 will allow Marines to spend more time at home between deployments. He also said the corps will maintain the current quality of recruits. Part of the effort to grow the force is to contact noncommissioned officers who have separated from the service and offer them the option of coming back in. Conway is sending a...
  • Marine Returns to Corps to 'Get Some'

    12/15/2006 5:10:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 867+ views
    Defense News ^ | Lance Cpl. Nicole A. LaVine
    Cpl. Jeffrey T. Christian Marine Returns to Corps to 'Get Some' By Lance Cpl. Nicole A. LaVine, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Dec. 14, 2006 -- There are countless ways Americans serve their country. Some become doctors or lawyers, while others become teachers and authors. But, for people like Cpl. Jeffrey T. Christian, a more hands-on job is all that can satisfy their needs to serve. Christian, a 35-year-old native of Huntington, W.Va., re-enlisted in the Marine Corps this year, 13 years after his initial enlistment began in September...
  • For military, 'Lightning' strikes again

    09/18/2006 4:44:42 AM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 36 replies · 1,826+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 18, 2006 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    Nothing on the planet can see the F-22, much less outfight it. But when the F-35 comes online, the two will literally dominate the skies. The F-35 will be able to see virtually hundreds of airplanes at distances far exceeding the scope of previous fighter systems. Tracking distances are classified, but the new aircraft's sight range is said to be twice that of existing fighters (about 40 miles in every direction for existing aircraft).
  • 3rd Corps Commander Urges Resolve on 9/11 Anniversary

    09/15/2006 5:35:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 283+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2006 -- The commander of the Armys 3rd Corps and Fort Hood used the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the United States as an opportunity to remind his troops -- most of whom have played active roles in the global war on terror -- about the importance of their mission in keeping America safe. Soldiers and first responders at Fort Hood, Texas, drape a large flag over the second story balcony in the east atrium of the 3rd Corps Headquarters building during a Sept. 11 ceremony marking the fifth anniversary of the...
  • The American warrior Part II Why American warriors will defeat the terrorists

    08/15/2006 12:24:25 PM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 14 replies · 1,266+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | August 15, 2006 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    For those who may never have served in an elite unit, laughing and singing in the face of death, boasting about wanting to fight and welcoming the sting of battle, might seem like the behavior of disturbed, socially disconnected people. Nothing could be further from the truth.
  • Marine Corps recruiting tactics move into 21st century with MySpace profile

    08/11/2006 6:11:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies · 657+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Terence L. Yancey, MCB Camp Butler
    CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan (Aug. 11, 2006) -- The Marine Corps has established a profile on the popular social networking Web site in order to spread interest and boost its recruiting mission, according to officials from Marine Corps Recruiting Command. The Marine Corps recruiting profile features videos, desktop wallpapers and a link that helps visitors contact a recruiter through, the Corps' official recruiting Web site. More than 14,500 users have signed up as friends of the Marine Corps on the popular site, which boast 98 million registered users. "The objective of advertising on is to generate awareness...
  • Marine generals: Haditha probe helps reinforce corps' integrity

    08/04/2006 12:16:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 960+ views
    North County Times ^ | 8/4/06 | Estes Thompson - ap
    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -- As the leadership of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force changed hands, the departing and incoming commanders said they believe an investigation into accusations that U.S. Marines deliberately shot civilians in Haditha, Iraq, will ultimately strengthen the corps. Lt. Gen. Keith Stalder took command of the Camp Lejeune-based group on Wednesday from Lt. Gen. James Amos, who is headed to the Pentagon to become deputy commandant in charge of combat development. "We don't know the facts on Haditha, let alone what the facts mean at this point," said Stalder. "We do owe it to the American people...
  • Marine Shares Life Experiences through Corps, Old Country

    07/26/2006 10:43:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 336+ views
    Defense News ^ | Cpl. Joel Abshier
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., July 26, 2006 A 12-year-old from the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics exits a commercial flight in Detroit during 1988 and steps foot on U.S. soil for the first time. More than 18 years later, that 12-year-old boy is now walking full stride amongst his brothers-in-arms within the Corps. Lance Cpl. Dennis Greenberg, an administrative clerk with the Group Consolidated Administration Center, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, has led many walks of life that ultimately led him to being an enlisted Marine at Camp Lejeune. Life is full of challenging journeys and changes,...
  • The Pendleton 8 K/3/5 Hamdaniya The Death of the Marine Corps?

    07/26/2006 5:07:35 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 52 replies · 3,364+ views
    One Old Marine | 07/26/2006 | RaceBannon
    The Death of the Marine Corps. Is it the Old Corps anymore? Is our Corps dead now? Where is the Semper Fidelis that we were taught to uphold and believe in?
  • From the director of the Counterterrorism Research Center

    07/26/2006 4:17:07 AM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 368+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | July 26, 2006 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    Its a simple concept, requiring only that you: A) Never be hesitant or too embarrassed to express a concern to authorities or share information about something you believe to be unusual or out-of-the-ordinary, no matter how seemingly insignificant that something or suspicious looking someone may be. Dont fall into the trap of NOT trusting your own senses, or hoping that if you ignore something it will simply go away. B) Commit to educating and conditioning yourself to be aware be a sensor at all times. C) Help other family members do the same. So how do we notice,...
  • The picked men of Naval Special Warfare

    07/16/2006 4:41:18 PM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 9 replies · 1,391+ views ^ | July 16, 2006 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    Outsiders often view SEALs as supermen. Perhaps they are in the sense of infused commitment to both achieving the objective and never quitting. But ordinary, according to insiders, in the sense that they are just highly trained men doing extraordinary things. Definitely not Supermen, my classmates particularly, says Worthington. One guy, however, could hold his breath five minutes. Another was a two-pack-a-day smoker who still survived BUDS. BUDS, incidentally, is between your ears. Sure, you have to make times on the O-Course [obstacle course], the four-mile run, etc., but the kid who sticks in there, survives. Its a mindset of...
  • The Very Best Men

    07/12/2006 5:54:09 AM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 7 replies · 1,096+ views
    National Review Online ^ | July 12, 2006 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    "I honestly dont remember ever being afraid, Command Sergeant Major Gary L. Littrell (U.S. Army, ret.) says, recalling a fierce four-day, four-night battle he led against a numerically superior enemy force that had surrounded his battalion and was hell-bent on destroying it. I just remember being very, very angry, because all of sudden from the first mortar round that killed one of my best friends and seriously wounded several others there was this nonstop fighting that lasted for days where the enemy was killing my soldiers. The effect it had on me was extreme anger.
  • Marine Corps' First Islamic Prayer Center Dedicated

    06/07/2006 5:55:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 65 replies · 2,429+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va., June 7, 2006 Calling freedom of religion a principal right in "a nation of people from all races and creeds who believe in liberty and freedom," Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England helped the Marine Corps dedicated its first Islamic prayer center here yesterday. Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England and Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Michael Hagee unveil a plaque to dedicate the new Islamic prayer center at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., June 6. Photo by Lance Cpl. Kara L. Coonrod, USMC(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. England offered his congratulations to the...
  • MAG-16 Sgt. Maj. bids farewell to the Corps, 30-year career

    05/17/2006 4:01:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 788+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | May 16, 2006 | Cpl. Jonathan K. Teslevich
    AL ASAD, Iraq (May 16, 2006) -- "Generation after generation of Marines have grown gray in war, in both hemispheres, and in every corner of the seven seas that our country and its citizens might enjoy peace and security." These words, written several generations of Marines ago by Lt. Gen. John A. Lejeune, 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps, describe with uncanny accuracy the service one proud warrior with Marine Aircraft Group 16 (Reinforced), 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, has given to his country and Corps over a career spanning 30 years. Sgt. Maj. Abelardo Flores passed his position as Group...
  • V Corps continues success in Iraq

    05/09/2006 6:58:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 241+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Spc. James P. Hunter
    V Corps continues success in Iraq By Spc. James P. Hunter Polish Army Warrant Officer 4th Class Jardseaw Krysinski (right) of the Military Training Team, Multi-National Division - Central South at Camp Echo, Diwaniyah, Iraq, uses lines of dirt and bricks as a map to explain an exercise while training 8th Iraqi Army Division Soldiers on proper cordon and search procedures last month.Senior Airman Jason T. Bailey CAMP VICTORY, Iraq (Army News Service, May 8, 2006) Since the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom more than three years ago, coalition forces have thwarted the regime of Saddam Hussein, battled a...