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  • 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
    VIDEO
  • 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.
  • Recruit commander, Sgt. Maj. dismissed at Parris Island after recruit’s 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 — and the sergeant major of the recruit training regiment — 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 “a loss of trust and confidence in (Cucinotta’s) ability to serve.” Pena said a “command investigation” 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 “The 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 can’t 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...