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  • On This Day: October 22 - 1962 - During the Cuban Missile Crisis,

    10/22/2009 3:31:52 AM PDT · by WVKayaker · 33 replies · 696+ views
    Leatherneck ^ | 10/23/06 | 10th Zodiac
    ... For the public, the President's address was the first alarm bell of danger. But for many days the Commander-in-Chief Atlantic (CINCLANT) had been preparing to counter this newest aspect of the Russian buildup in Cuba. On October 18th, the prepositioning of forces to reduce reaction time in the event of action against Cuba continued. A reinforced infantry battalion, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines and Bravo Battery, 11th Marines from the Pacific Command's 5th MEB was ordered transferred to the operational control of CINCLANT and a light antiaircraft-missile battalion (Hawk) was ordered to Guantanamoto augment forces there. On October 22, 1962,...
  • All Military Components Meet, Exceed Recruiting Goals

    11/13/2007 2:48:22 PM PST · by Fido969 · 74 replies · 112+ views
    USDOD ^ | 11/13/07 | Jim Garamone
    The first month of fiscal 2008 was a success for all active and reserve military components. In a meeting with Pentagon reporters today, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said all components met or exceeded their recruiting and accession goals for October. On the active-duty side, the Army made 101 percent of its goal of 4,500, with 4,564 recruits. The Navy made 100 percent of its goal of 2,788 recruits. The Marine Corps made 102 percent of its goal of 2,720, with 2,788 enlisting. The Air Force made 100 percent of its goal of 2,656.
  • Time Magazine selects Harper

    12/17/2006 4:28:03 PM PST · by kanawa · 14 replies · 866+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | Dec.17/06 | Canadian Press
    TORONTO — Time Magazine has chosen Prime Minister Stephen Harper its 2006 Canadian Newsmaker of the Year. Contributing editor Stephen Handelman writes that the prime minister who was "once dismissed as a doctrinaire backroom tactician with no experience in government has emerged as a warrior in power." The magazine says Mr. Harper defied conventional wisdom about how to lead a minority government. It says he slashed more than $1-billion worth of federal programs, reshuffled the federal bureaucracy, and reopened the wounds of the national unity debate by supporting Quebec's right to declare itself a “nation.” At the same time, Time...
  • Marines can now earn Combat Action Ribbon for IED response

    03/08/2006 2:11:59 PM PST · by presidio9 · 13 replies · 1,604+ views
    Stars & Stripes ^ | Wednesday, March 8, 2006 | Lisa Burgess
    Marines who encounter roadside bombs and respond appropriately now are eligible for the Combat Action Ribbon, according to the Marine Corps. The ribbon was and still is awarded to Marines who performed satisfactorily in a firefight or under enemy fire, said Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Michael Hagee in a Marine Corps announcement. But warfare has evolved to include a new threat — roadside bombs, also known as improvised explosive devices — Hagee said. As of Feb. 25, such devices have killed 927 U.S. troops in Iraq — about 52 percent of hostile deaths — and wounded 9,549 troops — about...
  • A MARINE AS SEEN BY . . . (Semper Fi alert!)

    03/07/2006 3:01:52 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 38 replies · 1,894+ views
    A MARINE AS SEEN BY . . . Himself:A handsome, buff, highly trained professional killer and female idol who carries a finely honed K-Bar, wears a crisp 8-point cammie cover and is always on time due to the absolute reliability of his Seiko digital watch. His Wife:A stinking, gross, foul mouthed lovable bum who arrives back at home every few months with a seabag full of dirty utilities, a huge Seiko watch, an oversized knife, a filthy hat and hornier then hell. Headquarters Marine Corps:A drunken, brawling, HMMWV-stealing, woman-corrupting "cumshaw artist" who wears a Seiko watch, an unauthorized K-Bar and...
  • Patriot Guards: Fighting the Hatred (fred phelps continues to disrupt military funerals)

    12/27/2005 1:59:34 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 34 replies · 5,884+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | Tuesday December 27, 2005 | Michelle Malkin
    PATRIOT GUARDS: FIGHTING THE HATRED By Michelle Malkin   ·   December 27, 2005 01:50 PM The execrable Fred Phelps and his "church" continue to disrupt the funerals of fallen soldiers across the country. Jim Hoft has the latest. The good news is that veteran bikers of all political stripes have united to form the Patriot Guard Riders. Their mission: We have one thing in common besides motorcycles. We have an unwavering respect for those who risk their very lives for America’s freedom and security. If you share this respect, please join us. We don’t care what you ride, what your political...
  • Chris Matthews Meltdown: Hardball Host Unhinged on Talk Radio

    11/23/2005 9:04:39 AM PST · by Coastal · 104 replies · 6,920+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | 11-23-05 | Jim Kouri
    MSNBC's talk show host Chris Matthews is a man who obviously: (1) Believes he is the smartest person on television; (2) Enjoys bullying women such as Michelle Malkin on the air; (3) Enjoys bullying senior citizens who may not be as quick with the mouth as he is; (4) Is irrelevent except for a few of his fellow moonbats who actually believe he's a mental giant; (5) Is of the opinion that he's really competition for Fox News Channel's lineup. During a speech he gave in Canada at the University of Toronto, Matthews did what most American liberals do when...
  • The thankful tree (honoring our fallen heroes this Thanksgiving)

    11/24/2005 3:18:04 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 6 replies · 496+ views
    Town Hall column ^ | Wednesday November 23rd, 2005 | Michelle Malkin
    "The thankful tree" By Michelle Malkin "So, what did you do in school today?" It's the question I greet my daughter with every afternoon after she returns home from kindergarten. Usually, she recycles three jaded answers delivered with 5-going-on-16-year-old aplomb: "I don't remember," "I did the monkey bars," and "I drank chocolate milk." This week was different. She came home yesterday bubbling about a new holiday art project: The Thankful Tree. "You trace your hands and cut them out and then you write what you're thankful for on the hands," my enthused daughter explained, "and then you paste them onto...
  • 850am KOA tonight - FReeper 'GunnyBob': John Murtha's surrender, Fri Nov 18th from 7pm to 10pm

    11/18/2005 7:51:50 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 11 replies · 2,504+ views
    Gunny Bob announcement last night ^ | Friday November 18th, 2005 | Gunny Bob
    Retired Marine Corps veteran of 20 years, FReeper ('GunnyBob') and 850am KOA talk show host 'Gunny Bob' Newman will be covering the topic of John Murtha's call for our military to surrender to Al-Quaida and assorted terrorists in Iraq on his program tonight! November 18th, Friday from 7pm to 10pm on 850am KOA. (mountain time) That is 6pm to 9pm for folks in Rio Linda. ;) You can listen LIVE at - click Listen Live on the top left side of the page (no registration required) Or because of the sun going down so early these days you can...
  • Asking All FReepers to Contact Rep. John Murtha's Office

    11/18/2005 5:00:04 AM PST · by right wing · 166 replies · 4,062+ views
    I am asking all FReepers who are outraged at Rep. John Murtha for his devastating political stunt yesterday to contact him. Murtha may not care to hear from you unless you are one of his constituents, but HE put himself on the National stage yesterday calling for the immediate withdrawal of our troops in Iraq and as Americans, we need to let him hear from us. If ever there was a time for us to ban together on this forum, we need to do it now. The anti-war drumbeats are becoming deafening and ALL OF US need to find our...
  • A Traitor's Tirade: Rep. John Murtha Soils The Corps (by Gunny Bob Newman, Marine Corps veteran)

    11/17/2005 10:27:58 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 71 replies · 4,686+ views
    Gunny Bob's weekly column posted at his 850am KOA website ^ | Thrusday November 17th, 2005 | Gunny Bob Newman
    *** Note *** Gunny Bob's Friday evening show on 850am KOA from 7pm to 10pm (mountain time) will be devoted to this topic. Details below. --- GUNNY BOB'S COLUMN NOVEMBER 17, 2005: A Traitor's Tirade: Rep. John Murtha Soils The Corps In a statement that has angered, embarrassed and humiliated Marines around the globe, one of our own -- a retired Marine Corps Reserve colonel -- has called for the legendary fighting force to retreat from Iraq and surrender to the terrorist organization that has killed thousands of Americans at home and abroad. He has even called for the United...
  • A Traitor's Tirade: Rep. John Murtha Soils The Corps (Gunny Bob)

    11/17/2005 6:14:19 PM PST · by Stultis · 60 replies · 4,739+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 17 November 2005 | Bob Newman ("Gunny Bob")
    In a statement that has angered, embarrassed and humiliated Marines around the globe, one of our own -- a retired Marine Corps Reserve colonel -- has called for the legendary fighting force to retreat from Iraq and surrender to the terrorist organization that has killed thousands of Americans at home and abroad. He has even called for the United States to enter into negotiations with al Qaeda. This vermin’s demand for retreat, surrender and negotiations with the enemy is so committed to assisting al Qaeda in their efforts in Iraq that he has posted his unspeakable demands on his...
  • Rep. Murtha Calls On Daughter to Immediately Withdraw From Pa. Home

    11/18/2005 2:19:46 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 2 replies · 428+ views
    Point Five blog ^ | Thursday November 17th, 2005 | Point Five Staff Writer
    Rep. John Murtha, who made headlines for his call to pull American troops immediately out of Iraq, has called on his daughter to immediately and unconditionally leave her suburban Pa. home. Murtha believes his daughter is trapped in a helpless parenting dilemma, as her twin boys frequently warn each other when trouble is brewing with Mom. The home, purchased in March 2002, is home to Murtha’s daughter, son-in-law, and two boisterous grandchildren. Parenting problems with the twin boys, 2, have caused increased strain on the family. A recent incident involving a broken vase has led Rep. Murtha to call for...
  • Does America Still Deserve The Marines?

    11/12/2005 9:21:18 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 70 replies · 2,448+ views
    Weekly column posted at Gunny Bob's 850am KOA webpage ^ | Friday November 11th, 2005 | Gunny Bob Newman
    Does America Still Deserve The Marines? (by Gunny Bob Newman, retired 20-year veteran of the Marine Corps) Not that I know what one is, but I do know what one looks like. A parabolic wave is a thing that looks like a wave when viewed from the side. Parabolic waves appear on screens that are part of certain machines and computers and other technical devices. I suspect they are useless, really, but scientists and technicians like them because they look cool and by turning just about any dial, one can change the height and frequency of the wave. The war...
  • Rosen: Duty, Honor, Country

    11/11/2005 6:14:46 PM PST · by A.A. Cunningham · 4 replies · 416+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 11 November 2005 | Mike Rosen
    Rosen: Duty, Honor, Country November 11, 2005 Today is Veterans' Day - the day we honor those without whose sacrifice this nation would never have been forged nor could it continue to exist. It took a war to win our independence and freedom from England. It's taken many wars since then, the service of tens of millions and the ultimate sacrifice of hundreds of thousands of courageous Americans to defend those precious values. In November 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11 as Armistice Day, commemorating the end of hostilities in "the war to end all wars." That was a...
  • Semper Fi, Marines. Happy 230th Birthday - OOHRAAH!

    11/10/2005 3:53:57 PM PST · by ma bell · 56 replies · 998+ views
    Semper Fi to all Marines! Happy Birthday, lets all go down to Tun Tavern for a few then head out to Iraq for business.
  • Veteran's Day Parade to be broadcast Worldwide

    11/09/2005 9:15:08 AM PST · by notpoliticallycorewrecked · 12 replies · 1,273+ views
    The largest Veteran's Day parade will be broadcast nationwide on Friday morning. The parade will take place on Friday morning at 10:00 AM in Fresno California. The parade is being picked up by over 10,000 TV stations nationwide (last count). The Pentagon will be picking up the broadcast to send to the troops overseas.
  • U.S., Iraqis launch attacks in Falluja

    10/14/2004 3:27:27 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 71 replies · 2,438+ views
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- American troops and Iraqi special forces launched a major operation in Falluja late Thursday aimed at disrupting future attacks by insurgents who control the volatile city, the U.S. military said. U.S. warplanes pounded targets in the Sunni Triangle city, lighting up the nighttime sky and jolting a city that has been a hotbed for the insurgency for months. 1st Lt. Lyle Gilbert, a spokesman for the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, said Marines, Army soldiers and Iraqi special forces were participating "in and near the city of Falluja." The ground forces were being backed up by fixed-wing...
  • Super Bowl battle is dwarfed by what band of brothers faces

    01/28/2003 10:27:50 AM PST · by maxwell · 9 replies · 231+ views
    Post-Dispatch Sports Columnist [email] ^ | 01.22.03 | Bryan Burwell
    Super Bowl battle is dwarfed by what band of brothers faces Bryan Burwell Post-Dispatch Sports Columnist 01/22/2003 SAN DIEGO - It was just around midnight Tuesday night, and the outdoor courtyard at Dick's Last Resort was throbbing with the rowdy energy of a spring break bacchanal. There was loud rock music blaring out of the stereo speakers, and the air was filled with the distinct and somewhat revolting aroma of deep-fried bar food, cigarette smoke and spilled beer. Dick's is the sort of bar-restaurant ideally suited for Super Bowl week mischief, because it has a down-and-dirty roadhouse feel to it....