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  • Outrage in Japan as U.S. Marine veteran arrested in connection with death of woman on Okinawa

    05/20/2016 6:11:31 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 43 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 20, 2016 | Michael E. Miller
    Japanese leaders reacted with outrage after a U.S. Marine veteran was arrested Thursday in connection with the death of a Japanese woman near a U.S. air base on the island of Okinawa. Kenneth Franklin Gadson, a 32-year-old civilian contractor at Kadena Air Base, admitted to strangling the woman, his defense attorney told Stars and Stripes though the attorney questioned the condition under the which the admission was made. Rina Shimabukuro had been missing since last month. The 20-year-olds body was discovered in a wooded location Thursday after Gadson told investigators where to look, according to the Associated Press.
  • Gen. John Kelly's speech about 2 Marines in the path of a truck bomb

    04/22/2016 3:04:31 PM PDT · by Kegger · 9 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Military & Defense Team and Geoffrey Ingersoll
    Eight years ago, two US Marines from two different walks of life who had literally just met were told to stand guard in front of their outpost's entry-control point. Minutes later, they were staring down a big blue truck packed with explosives. With this particular shred of hell bearing down on them, they stood their ground. Heck, they even leaned in.
  • Twenty Citizens' Worth Of Blood Flowed Through Him: A Medic Confronts [truncated with trigger alert]

    04/20/2016 7:54:48 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 2 replies
    Deadspin ^ | April 17, 2016 [2012] | 'Dr. Watts'
    This was originally written for Deadspin's Blood Week, but shit happens and we're running it now. A 20-pound jug of homemade explosives will take off one or both legs somewhere between the knee and hip, perhaps breaking the pelvis and shattering vertebrae as the shockwave travels up through the skeleton. After our first Marine was wounded this waylet's call him Patient Zerohe was stabilized by his squad's hospital corpsman and flown to the trauma center, a British base that abuts Camp Leatherneck, the hub for Marine operations in southwest Afghanistan. At the time I was running a forward combat aid...
  • Smokescreen on the Potomac: Pentagon and Congress deliberately ignoring $36 million USMC study

    04/19/2016 11:35:27 PM PDT · by pboyington · 22 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 19, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The United States of America is in mortal jeopardy and most Americans, tucked away in their beds tonight dont even understand why or who is responsible for their peril. Those responsible are not from North Korea, China, Iran, Russia or ISIS. They are Department of Defense bureaucrats, members of Congress and senior leaders in the US military. The US military is committing suicide. We are in the first stages of beginning a process that is going to decimate the speed, lethality and combat power of the Marines and the US Army combat arms and special operations. The US military is...
  • From the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Gender Neutrality

    04/17/2016 10:34:36 PM PDT · by pboyington · 9 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 17, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The Marines are facing their greatest fight; the battle to implement the lunatic gender neutral policies ordered by the Secretary of Defense and his willing executioner, Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus. There is no doubt that Ray Mabus is going down in history as the worst Secretary of Navy in the long annals of the Marine Corps. Mabus is a disaster for the Marine Corps; a ready-made, machine fabricated, glow in the dark nightmare. Ray Mabus is a politically correct cluster; one each, olive drab. Ray Mabus is a leftist Visigoth, a man whos breaking the premier fighting force...
  • Remains of 9 Marines recovered after Hawaii helicopter crash [3 not found]

    04/16/2016 4:39:49 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 9 replies
    FoxNews ^ | April 15, 2016 | A/P
    The U.S. Marine Corps says it has recovered the remains of nine of the 12 Marines killed when two helicopters crashed during nighttime training off Hawaii. Remains of three Marines were not recovered, the Marine Corps said Thursday in a statement. Sgts. Dillon Semolina and Adam Schoeller and Cpl. Christopher Orlando are still missing. The Marines say they have completed recovery operations.
  • 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 cant 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...
  • War dog Lucca, sniffing for troubleand finding it

    04/13/2016 3:15:05 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 4-12-16 | Andrew Malcolm
    Are you maybe worried over the state of the country, the tenor of politics and leaders, discouraged by the behavior of some? You're not alone. So, this column is perfect for you. It's an inspiring tale of a brave dog and good people, all instinctively taking care of each other in the smoky horrors of war and finding happiness ever after. A good news story. When's the last one you can recall? This story concerns Lucca, a 12-year-old German Shepherd, one of hundreds of military dogs who live, sleep and eat with their handlers through good times and bad. She...
  • The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Must Resign

    04/07/2016 8:06:10 PM PDT · by pboyington · 124 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 7, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    God told Abraham that he would spare Sodom if he could find ten righteous men. Is their one righteous man in the Pentagon who can save the US military from its impending doom? Last September, General Martin Dempsey retired as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Dempseys reign at the Pentagon was a green light to use the US armed forces as some kind of laboratory for the testing and implementation of every lunatic, left wing fantasy of what the military should be like, but in reality, isnt. Any senior officers not supporting Obamas Maoist Revolution in the US...
  • The American Warrior Culture is Doomed

    04/05/2016 9:12:26 PM PDT · by pboyington · 19 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 5, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The US military is in mortal danger as I write this article. Americans have no idea that vast social changes forced upon the military are on the verge of destroying it. Americans will no longer sleep peaceably in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. We are in serious jeopardy of losing the one institution that has enabled us to maintain our freedom for 240 years. We are in serious danger of losing the one institution that successfully defeated and destroyed the worlds thugs, maniacs and sociopaths that teed off against us....
  • Rep. Zinke: The Taliban killed Sgt. McClintock but the Obama White House failed to save him

    04/02/2016 10:51:42 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 17 replies
    FoxNews ^ | March 31, 2016 | By Rep. Ryan Zinke
    On January 5, 2016, America lost an elite Special Forces soldier when the White House turned their back on him and his unit. Army Green Beret Sergeant First Class Matthew McClintock lost his life, and two others were wounded, when his unit came under Taliban fire in a compound in Marjah, Afghanistan. After the unit was pinned down by enemy combatants, reports say the ground commander requested support from a circling AC-130 gunship. Due to the Obama administrations fear of collateral damage, the gunship was initially waived off. The quick reaction force (QRF) was also delayed by hours. Although one...
  • Defense Department Orders Marines to Change Their Culture

    03/30/2016 2:23:57 PM PDT · by detective · 57 replies
    The New American ^ | 29 March 2016 | by Steve Byas
    Among the memorable television commercials of the 1990s was the one where a couple of mechanics are attempting to force a too-large battery into a mans car. The owner protests that the battery is too big, but the mechanics bring out a hammer and promise to make it fit. The commercial does a flashback to when the two mechanics were children, and one was attempting to force a square peg into a round hole. One boy insists, Its not going in!; but the other responds that the solution is to Just keep hitting it. That sums up how the U.S....
  • The Day the US Military Died

    03/29/2016 9:18:50 PM PDT · by pboyington · 30 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | March 29, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    In the 1993 film, Gettysburg, Lieutenant General James Longstreet says to Harrison, the actor/spy from Mississippi, You know whats gonna happen here in the morning? Longstreet was attempting to convince Harrison that participating in General Lees attack toward the center of the Yankee lines on July 3, 1863, might not be in the best interest for his health and general well-being. He was also pointing to the fact that Harrison, while motivated to the cause, was incredibly nave. US Defense Watch to President Obama, Ash Carter, Ray Mabus, Eric Fanning and the Joint Chiefs You know whats going to happen...
  • The Unarmed Forces Medley (TRUMP for Prez)

    03/29/2016 6:03:03 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 8 replies
    Trump For President
  • US Marines gave fire support to Makhmour offensive

    03/29/2016 1:16:45 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    Rudaw ^ | 25/3/2016 | Rudaw
    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - United States Marines based at the artillery firebase on the Makhmour front gave fire support to the joint coalition offensive on Islamic State (ISIS)-held villages. From the Firebase Bell outpost the Marines reportedly fired their howitzer artillery guns in support of Iraqi and Kurdish Peshmerga troops as well as illumination rounds to help those troops identify ISIS positions during Thursday offensive against ISIS positions according to an anonymous senior US official cited by AP. The existence of the artillery base was revealed to the public last weekend when ISIS katyusha rocket fire killed a Marine there....
  • Marine Spends 214 Days In Mexican Prison Then Gets Paper With Donald Trumps Signature On It

    03/24/2016 1:17:48 PM PDT · by GilGil · 45 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 3/18/2016 | V. Saxena
    That Trump forked over some of his own money to help Tahmooressi rebuild his life spoke volumes about his kind heart and charitable spirit. It also inadvertently highlighted one of the fundamental differences between him and our current president: Unlike Obama, Trump actually cares about our military. Instead of just giving lip service to his support, he put his money where his mouth is and demonstrated via his actions that the concern he feels is real.
  • Marines brace for mandatory sensitivity training

    03/23/2016 11:02:19 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 79 replies
    foxnews ^ | March 21, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    The Obama administration has turned the greatest fighting force on the planet into a social engineering petri dish. Marines will soon be forced to attend unconscious bias training in advance of women joining the infantry. The seminar will focus on how people prejudge others based on factors like race and gender, and principals of institutional change. Theres no doubt were leading cultural change, Brig. Gen. James Glynn said. We like a challenge. A Center for Naval Analyses survey found a significant majority of male Marines opposed having women serve in ground combat jobs. Mobile training teams will be dispatched...
  • The Sorry State of Our Militry: Is it Happenstance or Design?

    03/22/2016 4:02:33 PM PDT · by Benny Huang · 24 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | March 22, 2016 | Benny Huang
    How it must have pained Marine Corps General John Paxton to tell Congress that his service might not be prepared for war. Last week, the Assistant Commandant, who has racked up 42 of honorable military service, candidly admitted to the Senate Armed Services Committee that the US Marine Corps isn't what it used to be. "I worry about the capability and the capacity to win in a major fight somewhere else right now," said the general. He fretted over inadequate training and equipment particularly in the fields of communications, intelligence, and aviation. Cynics might see Paxton's testimony as a plea...
  • ISIS Knew Just Where to Hit These U.S. Marines ( Islamic State )

    03/22/2016 5:46:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 03.22.16 | Nancy A. Youssef
    It was supposed to be a secret where these 200 Marines were headed. And yet the terrorists had them in their sights. Three days before ISIS militants killed Marine Staff Sgt. Louis Cardin, the U.S. military notified his familyand the families of roughly 200 Marinesthat their loved ones had moved off the USS Kearsarge, deployed to the Persian Gulf, to somewhere in northern Iraq. The letter didnt say exactly where he had been deployed two weeks earlier, or why. But while his family and the American public were largely being kept in the dark, members of the self-proclaimed Islamic State...
  • The Death of the US Marine Corps

    03/21/2016 8:32:13 PM PDT · by pboyington · 38 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | March 21, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The US Marines are the latest casualty in the Maoist Cultural Revolution being shoved down the throat of the military and incinerating the fighting spirit and readiness of the armed forces like a five alarm fire. As reported this week by Military.Com, Marines across the Corps will be challenged on their unconscious prejudices and presuppositions as women get the opportunity to become grunts for the first time. Unconscious prejudices and presuppositions defined as simple facts such as women lack the upper body strength, the aerobic lung capacity, testosterone for aggressiveness, are more prone to injuries, while possessing a myriad of...
  • Iran-backed Shia militia says it will fight US Marines deployed to Iraq

    03/21/2016 7:40:24 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Raf Sanchez, and Agencies
    Group fighting alongside Iraqi army says US must withdraw Marines or the militia will "deal" with them as an occupying foreign force One of the deadliest Iranian-backed militias in Iraq has threatened to attack US troops deployed fighting the Islamic State (Isil) and "deal" with them as occupying forces. The Asaib Ahl al-Haq militia, known as the League of the Righteous, issued the warning after it emerged the US has deployed several hundred marines to aid Iraqi forces as they try to retake Mosul. The US and the Shia militia are in theory on the same side against Isil and...
  • All Marines to Get 'Unconscious Bias' Training as Women Join Infantry

    03/21/2016 6:26:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Military.com ^ | March 18, 2016 | Hope Hodge Seck
    Marines across the Corps will be challenged on their unconscious prejudices and presuppositions as women get the opportunity to become grunts for the first time. The Marine Corps is rolling out mandatory training for all Marines before the first future female rifleman hits boot camp, aiming to set conditions for a smooth transition and head off cultural resistance. Mobile training teams will be dispatched to installations across the Corps throughout May and June to offer a two-day seminar to majors and lieutenant colonels, Col. Anne Weinberg, deputy director of the Marine Corps Force Innovation Office, told reporters Thursday. Those officers...
  • Marine Killed at Secret Firebase in Iraq

    03/20/2016 3:29:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 20, 2016 | Rick Moran
    A detachment from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit has set up a secret firebase in northern Iraq to support operations of the US and coalition forces fighting ISIS.Yesterday, ISIS targeted the firebase, firing two rockets, one of which landed inside the base killing one Marine and wounding several others.Initially, the Pentagon claimed that the Marine, Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin, of Temecula, California was killed by "indirect fire" from ISIS. But it seems clear that ISIS saw the Marines moving into the firebase and fired directly into the base.The existence of a combat unit in Iraq that could be targeted...
  • A U.S. Marine is killed in Iraq, the second combat casualty of the ISIS war

    03/19/2016 3:33:19 PM PDT · by JohnBrowdie · 10 replies
    WaPo ^ | March 19 | Liz Sly and Mustafa Salim
    IRBIL, Iraq A U.S. Marine was killed near the front line with the Islamic State in northern Iraq on Saturday, becoming the second combat casualty of the war against the militants, according to the U.S. military and Iraqi officials. The Marine died when Islamic State militants fired rockets into a small U.S. base in Makhmour, a front-line town controlled by Kurdish peshmerga forces on the outskirts of the region of Kurdistan, U.S. officials said. Several other Marines also were injured in the rocket attack, according to a Pentagon statement. An earlier statement had not specified which branch of the...
  • Marines to spend $50M moving 1,100 turtles, $45,454 EACH

    03/15/2016 11:22:38 AM PDT · by PROCON · 42 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | March 15, 2016 | PAUL BEDARD
    The U.S. Marine Corps plans to spend $50 million moving some 1,100 turtles from its training base at Twentynine Palms, Calif., or about $45,454 each. The program includes a 30-year assessment of their efforts to monitor the desert tortoises that are listed as threatened under federal law.According to Marine Corps Times, the tortoises live on a section of the base that is to be used for training. The newspaper noted that the cost is half the price if an F-35B vertical takeoff jet.
  • Savior of VA's suicide hotline dropped 1.4M calls from vets (last 18 months)

    03/13/2016 7:10:12 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 9, 2016 | By Pete Kasperowicz
    A division of the Department of Veterans Affairs tasked with fixing up the VA's broken veteran suicide hotline has dropped roughly 1.4 million phone calls from veterans since fiscal year 2015, a VA whistleblower told the Washington Examiner. That high number of abandoned calls is raising questions about whether the VA is doing all it can to fix up the suicide hotline, which has been criticized as the latest part of the VA that is failing veterans. Scott Davis, a whistleblower and program specialist at the VA's Health Eligibility Center in Atlanta, noted that the VA's Health Resource Center is...
  • Bill Clinton snaps at veteran during speech: Shut up and listen to my answer

    02/27/2016 5:53:26 AM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 84 replies
    American Mirror ^ | 2/27/2016 | Olaf Ekberg
    The long hours and grueling pace of the presidential campaign may be finally catching up with a rapidly aging Bill Clinton. During an appearance in Bluffton, South Carolina on Friday, a former Marine interrupted Clintons speech and asked him to address what Hillary was going to do about the VA. What do you think should be done with the VA? Clinton said in a raspy voice, turning the question back on him and yielding the floor. The thing is, we had four lives in Benghazi killed and your wife tried to cover it up, the Marine responded, eliciting boos and...
  • 2nd Marine attacked by Blacks in DC (Cannot post from 2 different sources; no media coverage)

    02/26/2016 7:04:13 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 26 replies
    A second Marine was attacked and left for dead in DC, yet when I go to Google News, I only see 2 sources an both will not allow posting due to copyright issues. There I a near media blackout, and the two sources which are out there have copyright issues. So much for the ides of a free country.
  • US military leader says Okinawa base move delayed 2 years

    02/23/2016 9:47:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 24, 2016 12:13 AM EST | Ken Moritsugu
    A controversial plan to move a U.S. Marine Corps base within Okinawa in southern Japan has been pushed back by two years, America's top military official in the Pacific said. Adm. Harry Harris, head of the U.S. Pacific Command, said Tuesday that the shift of the Futenma air station to a less congested part of Okinawa island would not happen until 2025 because work on a new facility has been delayed. "It's slowed," he told a congressional committee in Washington. "It's a little over two years late. ... Now we're looking at 2025 before that's done." The project faces stiff...
  • FAMOUS MARINE VETERAN Beaten By Black Lives Matter Mob Blocks From White House

    02/16/2016 6:15:48 AM PST · by Excellence · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 15, 2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    A vicious racist attack took place in the Nation's Capital Friday night just blocks from the Obama White House. And I don't seem able to copy and paste from the article. It could be the website, or maybe it's my computer which, though upgraded to Windows 10, is still really old and low power. The kid who was attacked was captured in a photo carrying a wounded Marine out of the "Hell House" in Fallujah. The photo was the inspiration for two statues, oen of which is at Pendleton Marine base.
  • Marine Allegedly Assaulted At McDonald's, As Gang Yelled 'Do You Believe Black Lives Matter?'

    02/16/2016 5:49:02 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 137 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 02/15/2016 | Steve Birr
    Marine Allegedly Assaulted Mid-Burger At McDonald's, As Gang Yelled 'Do You Believe Black Lives Matter?' Steve Birr 02/15/2016 A former Marine became the target of an alleged assault in a McDonald's Friday night, as a crowd of youths cornered him and demanded he answer the question, "do you believe black lives matter?" Before knocking him unconscious and robbing him. Christopher Marquez, a veteran of Iraq and recipient of the Bronze Star for valor, said he was dining at a McDonald's in northwest D.C. when a group of black teenagers came up to him and allegedly began harassing him about the...
  • Bill introduced to end the draft

    02/11/2016 2:13:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 11, 2016 | Rebecca Kheel
    A bipartisan group of four congressmen introduced a bill Thursday that would abolish the Selective Service System, more commonly known as the draft. "Maintaining the Selective Service simply makes no sense," Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.), a former Marine, said in a written statement. "In 1973, the last draftee entered the Army and since then, despite the first Gulf War and subsequent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pentagon has never considered reinstituting the draft. Our all-volunteer military has given us the most elite fighting force in the history of this country." Coffman introduced the bill with Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.),...
  • Revisiting TFP.org And Its Search for Culture Reflections On Women In Combat

    02/09/2016 8:51:16 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/09/16 | Jerry McConnell
    One can't help but wonder if the drastic and yes, insane order to assign females to duties requiring the karma of men in bloody actions not for the gentle make-up of females, will be a fatal decision for our military. Barack Obama, no Catholic lover; or even, Christian liker, bent on eliminating any form of Christianity from the almost 240-year-old established United States of America, positioned himself to effectively take a full quiver of arrows of divisiveness when just days before the highly sacred Christian day of celebration of the Birth of Jesus Christ, had his Secretary of Defense announce...
  • House bill requires women to sign up for draft

    02/05/2016 1:42:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Stars and Stripes ^ | February 4, 2016 | Travis J. Tritten
    WASHINGTON -- Two House Republicans introduced a bill Thursday requiring eligible women in the United States to sign up for the military draft, just days after it was recommended by the Marine Corps and Army. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., a Marine veteran, and Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Minn., a retired Navy SEAL, filed the Draft American's Daughters Act to stoke debate over the military's historic move to fully integrate female troops into all combat roles. If passed, women from 18-26 years old would for the first time have to join men in registering with the Selective Service program and potentially be...
  • Dunford: Recommendations Forthcoming on U.S. Troop Presence in Northern Iraq

    01/25/2016 5:24:35 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 5 replies
    Department Of Defense ^ | January 24, 2016 | Lisa Ferdinando
    PARIS, January 24, 2016 - The United States potentially will make recommendations to position U.S. troops with Iraqi security forces in northern Iraq to support the next phase of isolating the key city of Mosul, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., who met here with his French counterpart for talks focusing on the multinational effort against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, told reporters traveling with him that the U.S. troops would be placed where they can best support the Iraqi forces in the fight. "We're about winning....
  • Marines crack down on trail trespassers

    01/22/2016 7:22:28 AM PST · by redreno · 54 replies
    http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com ^ | Jan. 19, 2016 | By Lyndsay Winkley
    Mountain biker Damian Hiley was hours into a Saturday ride on a West Sycamore Canyon trail in Scripps Ranch — one he’s been excited to try out for some time — when he and his cycling group came upon a man standing in the middle of the trail, a gun at his hip.
  • Search suspended for Marines missing in Hawaii helicopter crash

    01/20/2016 5:38:08 AM PST · by don-o · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/19/16 | Ben Brumfield
    (CNN)The U.S. Coast Guard will stop actively searching for the 12 Marines who went missing when the two helicopters carrying them apparently crashed off the coast of Hawaii last week. The search suspension goes into effect at sunset Tuesday. No survivors have been found nor bodies reported recovered. "A decision to suspend searching without finding survivors is extremely difficult given the depth of its impact. ... Our thoughts and prayers are with Marine Corps helicopter squadron and particularly with families and loved ones of those missing," said Coast Guard Capt. Jim Jenkins in a written statement.
  • 4th life raft recovered from crashed choppers - Day 5

    01/19/2016 12:14:05 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 12 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | Jan 19, 2016 | HNN staff
    All four life rafts from the two choppers that collided off Oahu's North Shore have been recovered on Monday but with no sign of any survivors, according to an official with the U.S. Marines. In spite of this, rescuers on Tuesday will continue searching for the 12 Marines who were on board the two helicopters when they crashed late Thursday. This would be the fifth day of search-and-rescue operations.
  • Search off Hawaii finds life rafts but no sign of 12 Marines

    01/18/2016 12:38:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/18/16 | ap
    HONOLULU (AP) — Authorities searching the area where two Marine helicopters crashed off Hawaii have found some life rafts that were carried aboard the aircraft, but still no sign of the 12 crew members who were on board. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers said Monday she believes three life rafts have been recovered so far. Some were inflated, but it was unclear how they came to be inflated, she said. The search for the Marines entered its fourth day Monday. Mooers said at this point, it is still a search for survivors. Rescuers from various agencies have been...
  • Families confirm identities of several Marines in Hawaii helicopter crash

    01/17/2016 7:05:42 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 14 replies
    USMC LIFE ^ | January 16, 2016 | USMC Life
    Families confirmed identities of some of the missing Marines involved in a helicopter collision over Hawaii on Thursday. The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for 12 Marines who were reportedly on board two CH-53 helicopters when the aircrafts collided at 3 a.m. Thursday. The families of seven Marines released statements providing identities of the supposed helicopter passengers. One was Captain Kevin Roche, whose family released a statement hoping for his return and offering thanks for the report they received following the news. "Captain Kevin Roche is a passionate Marine who loves his family and his country - and we love...
  • Hawaii woman heard 2 booms on night Marine choppers crashed

    01/16/2016 1:53:43 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 27 replies
    AP ^ | 16 JANUARY 2016 | AUDREY MCAVOY
    HALEIWA, Hawaii (AP) -- A retiree who lives across the street from a Hawaii beach said she heard two booms that were loud enough to shake her house on the night two Marine Corps helicopters crashed off the island of Oahu. "I threw my blanket off, put my slippers on and ran outside thinking it was a car accident," Elaray Navarro said. The Coast Guard was notified late Thursday of the crash by another civilian who saw the aircraft flying then disappear and a fireball. Someone else reported a flare in the sky, Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Scott Carr said.
  • Air Force To Consider Dropping ‘Man’ From ‘Airman’

    01/15/2016 11:37:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4:33 PM 01/14/2016 | Jonah Bennett
    The Air Force said it will conduct a review to determine whether the use of "airman" is appropriate given the military's push towards full gender equality. [...] This confirms that a review of job titles, like the one initiated by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, is soon coming. Mabus' review resulted in an order to the Marine Corps to purge the word "man" from job titles, with the exception that compound words can remain the same. In other words, "infantryman" is acceptable, but "reconnaissance man" is not. That order came as part of the broader initiative to open all combat roles...
  • Prayer Request - USMC helicopters down

    01/15/2016 6:38:29 AM PST · by paterfamilias · 25 replies
    15 Jan 2016 | me
    Friends: 2 USMC CH-53 helicopters went down off the coast of Oahu, 12 souls missing. One of my son's best friends is a CH-53 pilot stationed in Hawaii, and cannot be reached. We don't know if he was flying at the time. Please pray for Brian and all those involved. Thanks
  • The Marine Corps can confirm ... active search & rescue ... for two CH-53 helicopters (off) of Oahu

    01/15/2016 5:31:09 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 40 replies
    USMC Facebook posting ^ | January 15 | USMC
    U.S. Marine Corps 22 mins *The Marine Corps can confirm there is an active search and rescue operation ongoing for two CH-53 helicopters of the coast of Oahu. The U.S. Coast Guard is currently conducting search and rescue operations. The aircraft are from the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing from Marine Corps Base Hawaii. We will provide more details as they become available.* — Major Christian Devine, USMC
  • US must apologize over marines entrance to Iran waters ("American military in Gulf never innocent")

    01/13/2016 1:36:50 AM PST · by Dave346 · 26 replies
    MNA ^ | Jan. 13
    TEHRAN, Jan. 13 (MNA) – Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said IRGC Navy will decide about detained US marines who illegally entered Iran waters once chain of command passes down its orders. “All vessels must give prior notice if they want to sail through another country’s waters, especially if they are military,” said Ali Fadavi, Commander of the IRGC (the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps) Navy, referring to the two American riverine command boats that had illegally crossed into Iranian territorial waters around Farsi Island in the Persian Gulf. “In the world of international relations, there is only one instance of innocent...
  • Rep. Duncan Hunter: Navy secretary a 'greater threat' to Marines than ISIL

    01/11/2016 12:06:08 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | January 8, 2016 | Jeremy Herd
    Rep. Duncan Hunter has had enough of Navy Secretary Ray Mabus' strong support for opening all Marine combat posts to women, declaring him "a greater threat to the Marine Corps than ISIS.” The Republican congressman and Marine veteran from California, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, is furious with Mabus for pushing through an end to the ban on women serving in all combat positions over the Marine Corps' objections. Particularly, he's taking exception to memo Mabus sent to the Marines Corps this week, instructing it integrate Marine boot camp, which has been separate for men and women, and change...
  • 'We were left behind': The Benghazi soldiers tell all

    01/10/2016 5:56:24 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1-9-16 | Reed Tucker
    The first shots exploded around 9:40 p.m. On Sept. 11, 2012, a group of local fighters, AK-47s in hand, burst through the fortified front gate of a US outpost in Benghazi, Libya. One very long night later, the diplomatic compound was engulfed in flames and a covert CIA base a mile away lay in ruins, partially reduced to rubble by mortar fire. Four Americans were dead, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens and two CIA members. What happened in between is covered in "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi," a new film from "Transformers" director Michael Bay in theaters Friday. It...
  • SecNav Bans Marine Job Titles With Term ‘Man’ 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,"...
  • Suicide Claims 14th Marine From a Unit Battered by Loss

    12/30/2015 8:57:55 AM PST · by Theoria · 29 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 30 Dec 2015 | Dave Philipps
    Tyler Schlagel slipped out of his parents' house while they were asleep three weeks ago and drove through the wintry darkness to his favorite fishing lake high in the Rockies. Mr. Schlagel, a 29-year-old former Marine corporal who was stocking shelves at a sporting goods store, carried with him the eight journals he had filled during tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He also carried a .40-caliber pistol. Under the bright mountain stars, he kindled a small campfire. When the flames grew high, he threw the journals into the fire, then shot himself in the head. Mr. Schlagel's death Dec. 9...
  • We’re Waiting, Mr. Obama

    12/27/2015 8:34:33 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/27/15 | Judi McLeod
    Even so after more than seven long years of Obama taunting and harassment, there are millions of patriots who would fire back: “We’re waiting, Mr. Obama”. One can only imagine how Marines at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay, subjected to working out at their gym with President Barack Hussein Obama must feel when reading the general email he sent under the cover of “-Friend”, just one day later. In Obama’s own defiant words: “I’ve got 12 months left to squeeze every ounce of change I can while I’m still in office. And that’s what I intend to do.”