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  • Marine Corps again lowers requirements for Infantry Officer Course

    02/22/2018 4:06:49 PM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 22, 2018 | Douglas Ernst
    The Marine Corps is on the defensive for a second time this month over changes to its famous Infantry Officer Course (IOC). Military communities were abuzz in early February when officials confirmed that successfully completing the Combat Endurance Test (CET) — the rigorous first stage of IOC — would no longer be a requirement for passing the 13-week course. The Corps answered criticism on Feb. 7, but found itself in the same position this week as new standards for IOC’s training hikes were revealed. The course previously required a Marine to complete nine hikes, of which six would be evaluated...
  • The U.S Marine famously photographed nursing a kitten during the Korean War has died

    01/25/2018 12:48:10 PM PST · by Saint X · 35 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | January 25, 2018 | U.S. Naval Institute
    Frank Praytor, the U.S. Marine who gained a level of fame after being photographed nursing a kitten during the Korean War, died on January 10, 2018 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was 90 years old and had been in poor health for several years. The widely distributed photo of Praytor with the kitten would prove to be more that just an endearing moment of humanity captured in the midst of a brutal war, it would later save him from being court martialed.
  • Marine JAILED After Shooting Armed Home Invader

    01/12/2018 7:06:24 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 63 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 11, 2018 | Brock Simmons
    A Marine is behind bars for defending himself and his family from an armed thug. It was an ordinary evening for Joey Nelson. He was at home with his fiance, their 3 week old child, and a couple of friends. Then, all of a sudden, they were startled by violent pounding on the front door, and someone trying to force their way in. Nelson grabbed his gun and told the thug to leave. That’s when things turned violent. snip Michael Wilson, the criminal shooter who started the shootout. He is now considered the “victim” after shooting at Nelson and his...
  • Electromagnetic water cloak eliminates drag and wake

    12/11/2017 1:48:34 PM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies ^ | 12/11/2017 | by Ken Kingery & Provided by: Duke University
    A schematic for a prototype of the proposed water cloaking device. It consists of wires and coils that create an electromagnetic field that acts on dissolved ions to move water around the object. Credit: Duke University ======================================================================================= Researchers have developed a water cloaking concept based on electromagnetic forces that could eliminate an object's wake, greatly reducing its drag while simultaneously helping it avoid detection. The idea originated at Duke University in 2011 when researchers outlined the general concept. By matching the acceleration of the surrounding water to an object's movement, it would theoretically be possible to greatly increase its propulsion...
  • 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
    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,...
  • Obama Official RIGGED Election Against Marine Who Urinated on Dead Terrorists

    11/13/2017 8:29:15 AM PST · by Kalamata · 29 replies
    Truthfeed ^ | November 13, 2017 | Amy Moreno
    A Staff Sgt. in the Marines has just had his 2012 conviction for urinating on dead terrorists overturned. The shocking reversal comes after the revelation that an Obama official railroaded the soldier. Staff Sgt. Joseph Chamblin, one of several Marine Corps soldiers convicted in 2012 for having recorded themselves urinating on the dead bodies of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, had his conviction overturned this week because an Obama-appointed official had attempted to rig his trial.
  • Court Overturns Conviction of Marine Who Urinated on Taliban Corpses

    11/11/2017 4:16:54 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 33 replies ^ | 11/09/2017 | Hope Hodge Seck
    A military appeals court has overturned the conviction of a former Marine Corps scout sniper involved in desecrating the bodies of enemy fighters in Afghanistan in 2011, finding that the actions of the service's top officer at the time tainted the case.The decision, by the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, was handed down Wednesday, five years after the original conviction.In December 2012, Staff Sgt. Joseph Chamblin was sentenced to 30 days' confinement, docked in pay, and demoted to sergeant for participating in an incident in which multiple Marine snipers attached to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines, urinated on enemy corpses...

    11/10/2017 6:42:02 AM PST · by Red Badger · 15 replies ^ | 10 November 2017 | Red Badger
  • 31 marathons in 31 days: Double amputee Marine will run in KC for other wounded vets

    10/25/2017 7:16:19 AM PDT · by bgill · 6 replies
    kansas city ^ | Oct. 22, 2017 | Max Londberg
    When Rob Jones was tasked with searching for an IED on deployment in Taliban territory in Afghanistan, a land mine exploded and took away both of his legs. His right leg was amputated above the knee. His left, at the knee. The Marine was honorably discharged in December 2011. Less than six years later, on Monday, he’ll run his 12th marathon — along KC’s Riverfront Heritage Trail — in as many days. He plans to run in 31 marathons in the course of a single month — a marathon a day for 31 straight days, all to raise awareness and...
  • From combat Marine to celebrity chef: How John Besh built a restaurant empire post-Katrina

    10/21/2017 2:15:18 PM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies ^ | 10/21/17 | Brett Anderson
    The foundation of John Besh's culinary celebrity was built in the late 1990s, on the North Shore. He grew up in Slidell, the son of a former fighter pilot paralyzed by a drunk driver while riding his bike. Besh was 9 at the time. By 1999, when Food & Wine Magazine named him one of the country's Best New Chefs for his cooking at Artesia, a now-closed restaurant in Abita Springs, Besh was a Marine combat veteran of the first Gulf War who'd apprenticed at restaurants in France and Germany. The fact that Besh was a precociously gifted craftsman with...
  • Burning My Steelers Gear

    09/25/2017 12:18:01 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | 09/24/17 | Jim Heaney
    Can't come out and stand for our anthem or flag? I'm done with you. #BoycottPittsburghSteelers #BoycottTheNFL
  • WWII Marine vet returns dead Japanese soldier's flag

    09/06/2017 6:38:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    Marine Times ^ | August 15 | Mari Yamaguchi, 
    Marvin Strombo, who had taken the calligraphy-covered Japanese flag from a dead soldier at World War II island battlefield 73 years ago, returned it Tuesday to the family of Sadao Yasue. They had never gotten his body or — until that moment — anything else of his. Yasue and Tatsuya’s sister Sayoko Furuta, 93...covered her face with both hands and wept silently as Tatsuya placed the flag on her lap. ... The flag’s white background is filled with signatures of 180 friends and neighbors in this tea-growing mountain village of Higashishirakawa, wishing Yasue’s safe return. The signatures helped Strombo find...
  • Suspected Florida Cop Killer Claimed To Be Member Of Black Extremist Group

    08/19/2017 5:25:17 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 90 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7:11 PM 08/19/2017 | Chuck Ross
    The Florida man who allegedly ambushed and killed two Kissimmee police officers Friday night is a self-professed member of a black extremist group who appears to have been upset by last week’s events in Charlottesville, Va. Everett Glenn Miller, 45, was arrested and charged with first degree murder in the killing of Officers Sam Howard and Matthew Baxter. Miller, who goes by the name Malik Mohammad Ali on Facebook, allegedly ambushed and shot the officers as they were responding to a disturbance call.
  • Family IDs 1 of 3 Marines Missing in Crash Off Australia as Ruben Velasco of SoCal

    08/07/2017 6:08:47 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    KTLA ^ | August 7, 2017 | Anthony Kurzweil and Simone Boyce
    Family members have identified one of the Marines missing following a U.S. military aircraft crash off the coast of Australia as Ruben Velasco of Southern California. Velasco’s parents said uniformed officers came to their home over the weekend to inform them the search for their son was being called off and was now considered a recovery. ... Velasco had celebrated his 19th birthday only a few days before the crash, according to the post. The wreckage of the MV-22 aircraft, which crashed off Australia’s east coast on Saturday, was located Monday, CNN reported. “The aircraft involved in the mishap had...
  • Whatever Is On Imran Awan’s Smashed Hard Drives Likely Can Be Recovered

    08/01/2017 5:17:19 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 90 replies ^ | Mark Tapscott
    Somebody must have thought they were hiding something by smashing those computer hard-drives the FBI recovered from the home of Imran Awan, Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s former information technology (IT) aide. But odds are excellent they were wrong. Federal law enforcement authorities may have already recovered and read whatever was on those hard drives. “It depends on what happens, but even if it is hit with a hammer, it probably doesn’t damage the platters that actually hold the data, which remains recoverable,” said Tom Hakim, engineering supervisor for, a New York-based lab that specializes in difficult digital...
  • Cancer-stricken Marine dog who served three tours in Afghanistan is given a tearful hero's...

    07/27/2017 10:48:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | July 28, 2017 | Emily Crane For and Associated Press
    FULL TITLE: Cancer-stricken Marine dog who served three tours in Afghanistan is given a tearful hero's farewell in Michigan before being euthanized A cancer-stricken dog who served three tours in Afghanistan with the US Marines has been given a tearful final goodbye in Michigan before being euthanized. Cena, a 10-year-old black lab, received a hero's farewell on Wednesday just days after his owner Lance Cpl. Jeff DeYoung completed a bucket list for the dying pooch. Hundreds of people turned up to farewell Cena, who was wearing a decorated blue Marine vest, in Muskegon before he was euthanized at the USS...
  • FBI Takes Destroyed Hard Drives From Wasserman Schultz’s IT Aides

    07/24/2017 10:30:25 AM PDT · by ptsal · 42 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Chastain | Mary
    The Daily Caller reported that the FBI has taken the smashed hard drives from the home of Pakistani-born Imran Awan, a former IT aide that worked for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL). The Capitol Police took “computer equipment tied to the Florida lawmaker.”...Politico previously described as a Capitol Police criminal probe into ‘serious, potentially illegal, violations on the House IT network'” by Awan, his wife Hina Alvi, and his brothers Abid and Jamal. The veteran discovered “wireless routers, hard drives that look like they tried to destroy, laptops, [and] a lot of brand new expensive toner.”[snip] Then Imran found out...
  • CNN: Donald Trump Rips Marine's Hat Off After Assaulting Him

    07/10/2017 10:08:12 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 9, 2017 | Uploaded by 21,687,875 views
    CNN: Donald Trump Rips Marine's Hat Off After Assaulting Him
  • CLASS ACT: President Trump Picks Up Marine’s Hat and Puts It Back On His Head

    07/09/2017 7:12:01 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 78 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9 Jul 2017
    Full title:CLASS ACT: President Trump Picks Up Marine’s Hat and Puts It Back On His Head After the Wind Carries It Away (VIDEO) Saturday, President Trump picked up the hat of a Marine that was blown off due to the turbulence from the President’s helicopter. As the President approached Marine One at Andrews Air Force Base just outside D.C. after returning home from Hamburg, he bent over and picked up a Marine’s white hat that blew off his head and onto the ground amid turbulence from the helicopter. Trump placed the hat on the Marine’s head and patted him on...
  • Watch: Trump Stops To Pick Up And Return Marine's Hat Blown Off By The Wind

    07/09/2017 5:25:03 AM PDT · by Vlad The Inhaler · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July8, 2017 | Daniel Chaitin
    President Trump stopped to retrieve the hat of a Marine guard Saturday evening after the wind blew it off his head. The wind then blew the hat right off again. The moment happened as Trump was about to board Marine One upon his return to the U.S. after attending the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. Moments earlier the president departed Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews with his wife Melania. (VIDEO AT STORY LINK)