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  • 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
    VIDEO
  • An American ďSon of FireĒ 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 ďlast full measure of devotionĒ 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 McKennaís life and death is the story of...
  • Marine Corps Considers Ending Policy of ďEvery Marine is a RiflemanĒ

    05/10/2017 4:05:22 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 84 replies
    AmericaFlashNews.com ^ | May 8, 2017 | Admin
    The United Stateís military may be about to undergo a radical change. The Marine Corps Times is reporting that thereís 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 ďMedically Unfit.Ē 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 itís about his 2012 book, ďRather Outspoken: My Life in the News,Ē 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 ďas a MarineĒ 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, ďAs a young Marine.Ē Only he wasnít. 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 Ďterroristí 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 ó a 20-year-old Muslim, Pakistani-American from Taylor, Mich. ó a ďterroristĒ at some point during the recruitís brief time at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, according to a Corps official speaking on background Monday morning. New details about Siddiquiís death ó which the Corps has ruled a suicide ó 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 serviceís training center at Parris Island, S.C.
  • Navy analysis found that a Marineís case would draw attention to Afghan Ďsex slavesí

    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 ó 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 warís bloodiest battles. But the Marines now say Bradley is nowhere in the photo ó and the man believed to be Bradley is in fact Harold Schultz, a private first class.
  • Recruit commander, Sgt. Maj. dismissed at Parris Island after recruitís death

    06/08/2016 7:37:33 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 35 replies
    The State ^ | 6/8/2016 | Wade Livingston
    The Marine Corps has dismissed the colonel responsible for all recruit training ó and the sergeant major of the recruit training regiment ó at Parris Island in the aftermath of the March death of a recruit. Col. Paul D. Cucinotta was relieved of command Monday, according to Corps spokesperson Capt. Joshua Pena. In an email to The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette, Pena wrote that Cucinotta was relieved by Maj. Gen. James W. Lukeman, commanding general, Training and Education Command, who cited ďa loss of trust and confidence in (Cucinottaís) ability to serve.Ē Pena said a ďcommand investigationĒ that...
  • Blue Angels who died in Smyrna, TN crash identified as Marine Corps Captain Jeff Kuss

    06/02/2016 4:14:08 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 32 replies
    WKRN (Nashville) ^ | 6/2/16 | self
    The pilot has been identified in the crash.
  • Immigrant who lied to join marines is naturalized: 'Now the law's on my side'

    04/24/2016 8:37:41 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 29 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 23 Apr 2016 | Griselda Nevarez
    Daniel Torres was an undocumented immigrant when he used a false US birth certificate to join the marine corps. After serving in Iraq, he was found out and discharged. Eventually he returned to Tijuana, where he was born, though he said he was always homesick for the country he had fought for.
  • Budget cuts leaving Marine Corps aircraft grounded

    04/15/2016 8:47:37 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 22 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 4/15/16 | Lucas Tomlinson, Jennifer Griffin
    EXCLUSIVE: Since 1775, the U.S. Marine Corps has prided itself on being ďThe Few" and "The Proud." But while the Corps takes pride in doing more with less, senior Marine officers are warning that the Corps' aviation service is being stretched to the breaking point. Today, the vast majority of Marine Corps aircraft canít fly. The reasons behind the grounding of these aircraft include the toll of long wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the fight against ISIS and budget cuts precluding the purchase of the parts needed to fix an aging fleet, according to dozens of Marines interviewed by Fox...
  • Fiorina: Marine Corp leaders should decide on jobs open to women

    02/09/2016 8:58:49 AM PST · by Bruce Campbells Chin · 37 replies
    The Greenville News ^ | September 24, 2015 | Rudolph Bell
    Fiorina: Marine Corp leaders should decide on jobs open to women Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said in Greenville Thursday that Marine Corps leaders should be allowed to make their own decisions about whether to let women join ground-combat units without political interference from above. The Obama administration and Navy Secretary Ray Mabus are pushing to open all military jobs to women, despite a Marine Corps study of women in combat that found all-male units performed significantly better than mixed-gender units on tactical tests and that women were injured more than twice as often as men. Asked about the issue...
  • Coast Guard to suspend search for 12 missing Marines

    01/19/2016 7:19:34 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 25 replies
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | Jan. 19 ,2016 | Star Ad staff
    The U.S. Coast Guard announced today that they will suspend the search for the 12 missing Marines off Haleiwa at sunset. ‚ÄúThe decision to suspend the search without finding survivors is particularly difficult,‚ÄĚ said U.S. Coast Guard Capt. James Jenkins. A search, led by the Marine Corps, will continue for debris and remains, but the focus of the search is changing to a recovery and salvage operation.
  • Ex-Marines in Congress say Navy chief destroying Corps by forcing integration of women

    01/12/2016 6:36:05 PM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 12, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    <p>Former Marines in Congress, including a liberal Democrat, are on the offensive against Navy Secretary's Ray Mabus' sweeping edicts to the Corps on women in combat.</p> <p>Rep. Duncan Hunter, a former Marine officer in Afghanistan and Iraq, accused Mr. Mabus on Tuesday of "destroying the martial fabric of the Marine Corps."</p>
  • SecNav Bans Marine Job Titles With Term ‚ÄėMan‚Äô to Ensure Gender Neutrality

    01/06/2016 4:53:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 6, 2016 | Morgan Chalfant
    Also demands Marine Corps make boot camp co-ed. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus recently sent a memo to Marine Commandant Gen. Robert Neller directing him to review the Marine Corp's position titles to ensure their gender neutrality. Mabus told Neller to drop the term "man" from position titles so that they become gender integrated by the deadline of April 1, according to the Marine Corps Times. "As we achieve full integration of the force ... this is an opportunity to update the position titles and descriptions themselves to demonstrate through this language that women are included in these MOSs,"...
  • Rogue toy drones are interfering with military operations

    12/24/2015 9:40:36 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 24, 2015 | Craig Whitlock
    The Air Force revolutionized drone warfare. Now it‚Äôs finding itself on the defensive. Rogue toy drones ‚ÄĒ a hot-selling Christmas gift this season and last ‚ÄĒ are starting to interfere with military operations at several bases across the country. With sales of consumer drones expected to approach 700,000 this year, military officials say they are bracing for the problem to get worse and are worried about the potential for an aviation disaster. Last month, an Air Force A-29 Super Tucano aircraft reported a near midair collision with a small rogue drone over the Grand Bay Bombing and Gunnery Range in...