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  • Trump’s attacks on Sen. Blumenthal are actually more absurd than Blumenthal’s lies about serving ...

    10/12/2018 1:01:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 11, 2018 | Becket Adams
    Full title: Trump’s attacks on Sen. Blumenthal are actually more absurd than Blumenthal’s lies about serving ‘in’ Vietnam It’s always sad when one privileged Ivy Leaguer with five Vietnam deferments attacks another privileged Ivy Leaguer with five Vietnam deferments. President Trump went after Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., this week with an absurd retelling of how the senator once fabricated stories about serving in Vietnam as a U.S. Marine. To be clear, Trump isn’t wrong in calling Blumenthal a liar. The senator most absolutely embellished his record years ago, making it sound as if he served in Vietnam. Blumenthal never served...
  • U.S. rejects Iran's legal claim to recover $1.75 billion in frozen assets

    10/08/2018 10:18:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | October 8, 2018 8:14 AM | Stephanie van den Berg, Lesley Wroughton
    The United States on Monday asked judges at the International Court of Justice to throw out a claim by Iran to recover $1.75 billion (€1.5 billion) in national bank assets seized by U.S. courts. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2016 that the assets must be turned over to American families of victims of the 1983 bombing of a U.S. Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, among others. The hearings at the tribunal were separate from Iran’s claim relating to current U.S. sanctions against Tehran. Iran’s claim in both cases is based on a 1955 Amity Treaty, which was signed 24...
  • Report: Marines lead all services in binge drinking, sex partners

    07/30/2018 6:57:24 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 124 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | July 29, 2018 | ANDREW DYER
    A new report from the RAND Corporation analyzed survey data from thousands of active-duty military members and found Marines are more likely to be heavy drinkers, use tobacco and engage in riskier sexual behavior than the sailors, soldiers and airmen of the other branches. RAND found that incidents of binge drinking and hazardous drinking among Marines was almost double what it was in the Air Force. Nearly half of the Marines surveyed reported drinking habits that met the criteria for hazardous (alcoholism). The survey also revealed Marines were more likely to have had more than one sex partner of the...
  • The Biker and the Lion

    07/26/2018 9:05:45 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/24/18 | Unk
    A little girl leans into a lion's cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the collar of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, under the eyes of her screaming parents. A biker jumps off his Harley, runs to the cage and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch. Whimpering from the pain the lion jumps back letting go of the girl, and the biker brings the girl to her terrified parents, who thank him endlessly. A reporter has watched the whole event. The reporter addressing the Harley rider says, 'Sir, this...
  • Survey: Military binge drinking drops, but this service stood out in a bad way

    07/18/2018 2:21:43 PM PDT · by BBell · 104 replies
    About one-third of the service personnel surveyed met the criteria indicating hazardous drinking and possible alcohol use disorder, with 30 percent reporting that they binge drank in the past month. Among Marines, that figure jumped to 42.6 percent. Binge drinking is defined as more than five drinks for men or more than four for women in one sitting, according to the report, issued by Rand and based on a survey that was conducted from late 2015 to early 2016. That rate was down from 33.1 percent in the previously reported survey from 2011, but it’s still high enough to cause...
  • 4 KILLED IN MARINE HELICOPTER CRASH NEAR EL CENTRO, MILITARY SAYS

    04/03/2018 11:01:36 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 61 replies
    ABC 7 - Los Angeles ^ | April 4 | Staff
    EL CENTRO, Calif. (KABC) -- A Marine Corps helicopter based in El Centro crashed on a training mission and all four crew members are believed to have died, officials said.
  • 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...
  • Prof uses American flag as doormat in college 'art display'

    01/29/2018 12:29:57 PM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | February 29, 2018 | Mitchell Gunter
    Students and community members at Broward College (BC) are outraged after an American Flag was used as a doormat by a professor during an art exhibition hosted by the school. “So it appears this is ok to do at central campus Broward College. This is a American Flag Painted white and cut in half and used as a door mat,” BC student and Marine Corps veteran Jess Karcher wrote on Facebook, accompanied by photos of an American Flag painted white, cut in half, and lying on the ground.
  • Trump On His New ‘Presidential Helicopter Squadron’ Hat: ‘Now, no other President would do this.’

    12/16/2017 4:17:26 AM PST · by smileyface · 24 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | Dec 15, 2017 | Paula Mooney
    President Donald Trump arrived back at the White House on Friday, December 15, pointing to his new hat, which read “Presidential Helicopter Squadron.” According to the remarks released by the White House via the Office of the Press Secretary, Trump spoke in Quantico, Virginia, at the Marine Corps Air Facility to Marine Helicopter Squadron One. Although Trump didn’t speak to the press upon his return to the South Lawn, he let the words “Presidential Helicopter Squadron” on his white baseball cap speak for him. However, the words that the president spoke during his speech are what’s gaining buzz online, with...
  • Periscope Video of Nephew Graduating MCRD Parris Island 9/22 with Funny Postscript

    09/23/2017 7:57:23 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies
    Periscope ^ | September 22, 2017 | PJ-Comix
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  • An American “Son of Fire” we must remember on this Memorial Day

    05/29/2017 8:13:35 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/29/17 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Let us never forget those who gave their life for our freedoms. Remembering the brave men and women who gave their “last full measure of devotion” for our freedoms, requires us to take a moment on this Memorial Day to focus on the individuals behind the numbers and remember they are not just names on a wall. One of those individuals who gave everything he had for us was Marine Captain John J. McKenna IV who was killed on August 16, 2006 during an operation in Fallujah, Iraq. The story of John McKenna’s life and death is the story of...
  • Marine Corps Considers Ending Policy of “Every Marine is a Rifleman”

    05/10/2017 4:05:22 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 84 replies
    AmericaFlashNews.com ^ | May 8, 2017 | Admin
    The United State’s military may be about to undergo a radical change. The Marine Corps Times is reporting that there’s an initiative in the works that might see Marines branch out, away from the traditional model that trained every member of the Corps on the basics of physical combat. Some of the new Marines may even skip basic training. The idea gained momentum almost a year ago, when Former Defense Secretary Ash Carter suggested a military build up required soldiers with computer skills, and that these new recruits might be able to move into units with credit for their civilian...
  • Dan Rather was thrown out of Marine Boot Camp

    04/15/2017 8:58:47 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 55 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/15/17 | Glenn MacDonald
    Major Glenn MacDonald USAR (Ret) continues his MilitaryCorruption.com expose of Dan Rather by explaining how the disgraced, former CBS Talking Head acquired a photo in a Marine dress blue uniform, complete with white saucer cap. Dan Rather was tossed from the Marine Corps in 1954, yet the former news anchor has continued to claim that he is a Marine! Major MacDonald is having none of it. Ed. From MilitaryCorruption.com: By Glenn MacDonald EXCLUSIVE THE DAN RATHER MARINE CORPS DECEPTION COMES UNDONE - MILITARYCORRUPTION.COM DISCOVERS ORIGIN OF HEADSHOT OF DISGRACED FORMER CBS NEWS ANCHORMAN WEARING DRESS BLUE UNIFORM WITH WHITE SAUCER...
  • Dan Rather has spent decades lying about being a Marine

    04/13/2017 9:01:02 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 39 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/13/17 | Glenn MacDonald
    From Editor-in-Chief Glenn MacDonald USAR (Ret) at Military Corruption.com come 2 stories about the disgraced, former gem of CBS Evening News, Dan Rather. As Major MacDonald explains it, Dan Rather: 1) DID NOT graduate from Boot Camp and, 2) was discharged from the Marine Corps as “Medically Unfit.” From MilitaryCorruption.com: DAN RATHER [IS] "A PHONY," SAYS MARINE CORPS LEAGUE OFFICIAL - "HE DIDN'T GRADUATE BOOT CAMP, SO HE CAN'T CALL HIMSELF A MARINE," RETIRED GUNNERY SGT AND VIETNAM VETERAN GARY LAWERYSON OF MAINE: "HE'S FULL OF BS" AUTHOR OF BOOK "STOLEN VALOR" B. J. BURKETT CLAIMS DISGRACED FORMER CBS ANCHORMAN...
  • Surprise! Now Dan Rather publishes 'fake news' about himself

    04/05/2017 3:00:15 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 39 replies
    WND ^ | 4/5/2017 | BobUnruh
    This time it’s about his 2012 book, “Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News,” which features an image of Rather as a Marine. image: http://www.wnd.com/files/2017/04/rather2.jpg Dan Rather as a "Marine" image appears several places online, credited with being provided by Dan Rather Dan Rather “as a Marine” image appears several places online, credited with being provided by Rather Rather apparently supplied the image to the publisher, which shows him in Marine dress blues and the famous white saucer cap, with the caption, “As a young Marine.” Only he wasn’t. He washed out of boot camp while trying to become a...
  • Tattoo Removal: Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

    11/08/2016 11:50:17 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 87 replies
    CBS8 ^ | Ashley Jacobs
    Regret, job searches and changing rules within the military are fueling tattoo removals. The industry has grown at faster pace than ever before and it's estimated to be worth $83 billion within two-years. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 46-percent of millennials have removed tattoos before entering the job market. The technology to remove tattoos has also come a long way since the 1990's. La Mesa doctor Ellyn Levine said she has been removing more tattoos than ever before, and uses the most most effective method there is today. "I think the technology has advanced literally in...
  • USMC: Muslim-American recruit was called ‘terrorist’ prior to his death

    09/14/2016 5:16:11 PM PDT · by rey · 95 replies
    Beaufort Gazette ^ | 12 Sept. 2016 | WADE LIVINGSTON
    The drill instructor who allegedly hazed recruit Raheel Siddiqui moments before his death was the same instructor who had previously ordered a Muslim recruit into a commercial clothes dryer and interrogated him about his religion and loyalties. That drill instructor had also called Siddiqui — a 20-year-old Muslim, Pakistani-American from Taylor, Mich. — a “terrorist” at some point during the recruit’s brief time at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, according to a Corps official speaking on background Monday morning. New details about Siddiqui’s death — which the Corps has ruled a suicide — show he initially survived the nearly...
  • Marine drill instructor accused of running a clothes dryer with a Muslim recruit inside

    09/14/2016 9:41:33 AM PDT · by DJ Taylor · 71 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 13, 2016 | Dan Lamothe
    A Muslim Marine said he was called a terrorist and ordered into an industrial clothes dryer multiple times by a drill instructor who then turned it on, burning him, according to investigative documents that provide new details about the alleged abuse of recruits at the service’s training center at Parris Island, S.C.
  • Navy analysis found that a Marine’s case would draw attention to Afghan ‘sex slaves’

    09/02/2016 8:15:32 AM PDT · by Theoria · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 01 September 2016 | Dan Lamothe
    Last fall, the Navy Department had a controversial disciplinary case before it: Maj. Jason C. Brezler had been asked by Marine colleagues to submit all the information he had about an influential Afghan police chief suspected of abusing children. Brezler sent a classified document in response over an unclassified Yahoo email server, and he self-reported the mistake soon after. But the Marine Corps recommended that he be discharged for mishandling classified material. The Navy Department, which oversees the Marine Corps, had the ability to uphold or overturn the decision. However, rather than just looking at the merits of the case,...
  • Marine Corps admits it misidentified man in iconic Iwo Jima photo from World War II

    06/23/2016 7:53:45 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 62 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 23 June 2016 | Jason Silverstein
    The Marine Corps admitted Thursday that it misidentified one of the six men in the World War II photograph of a flag-raising in Iwo Jima — one of the most iconic images in American history. For more than 70 years, history said John Bradley, a Navy hospital corpsman, was one of the six men seen in the legendary photo from one of the war’s bloodiest battles. But the Marines now say Bradley is nowhere in the photo — and the man believed to be Bradley is in fact Harold Schultz, a private first class.