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  • Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!

    11/10/2018 5:55:34 AM PST · by usafa92 · 38 replies
    N/A ^ | 11/10/2018 | Vanity
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  • Many dead as trenchcoat-wearing gunman storms 'student night' at country bar and shoots at least 11

    11/08/2018 3:02:08 AM PST · by Enterprise · 110 replies
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 8 November 2018 | Connor Boyd
    A gunman has opened fire at a country music bar during a student night in the city of Thousand Oaks, California, injuring at least 11 people and killing several. The shooter stormed the Borderline Bar and Grill wearing a black trenchcoat armed with a pistol equipped with an extended magazine and smoke grenades and began targeting people as young as 18. Among the victims was a Ventura County deputy sheriff and a doorman - as well as a cashier and college students. The lifeless body of a suspected male victim was seen outside of the venue.
  • Marine Corps first sergeant at SC’s Parris Island led $1.5 million razor theft, feds say

    10/29/2018 6:17:07 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 55 replies
    PostandCourier.com ^ | 10/23/2018 | Andrew Knapp
    The Marine Corps is known for rules limiting recruits from growing facial hair during boot camp. At its Parris Island training facility in South Carolina, most aspiring Marines are cleanly shaven and get a buzz cut soon after showing up. It’s one reason why a store there carries so many razor blades. But earlier this month, a noncommissioned Marine Corps officer and three civilians at the Beaufort County installation were accused of trying to profit off the store’s cache of grooming supplies after more than $1.5 million worth of razors and razor blades went missing. First Sgt. Lascelles Chambers, a...
  • US Troops Deploy ‘Overwhelming Force’ Against Iceland’s Beer Supplies

    10/27/2018 2:32:54 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies
    US Troops Deploy ‘Overwhelming Force’ Against Iceland’s Beer Supplies By Jared Keller on October 27, 2018 U.S. troops landed in Iceland last week ahead of the start the largest NATO military exercise since the Cold War, and apparently, they left their mark in the most appropriate way possible: by drinking every last beer in the nation’s capital. A significant number of bars in downtown Reykjavík were forced to make emergency beer runs under the onslaught of thirsty American sailors and Marines in town for the start of Trident Juncture 18, Iceland Magazine reports. Local media estimate that 6,000 and 7,000...
  • Today in US military history: 1983 Beirut Barracks Bombing kills 241

    10/23/2018 8:05:00 AM PDT · by fugazi · 21 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Oct. 23, 2018 | Chris Carter
    Today's post is in honor of Lance Cpl. Stephen E. Spencer, 23, or Portsmouth, R.I., who was one of 241 Marines, sailors, and soldiers killed in the Beirut Barracks Bombing (see below). A majority of the casualties from the terrorist attack were members of 1st Battalion, 8th Marines. 1864: In Westport, Mo. (present-day Kansas City), Maj. Gen. Samuel R. Curtis' 22,000-man Army of the Border defeats a heavily outnumbered Confederate force commanded by Maj. Gen. Sterling Price in the largest battle fought west of the Mississippi River. The Union brings an end to Price's Missouri Expedition with his defeat in...
  • When a fire erupted in a senior citizens' building behind their barracks, here's how the Marines

    10/22/2018 1:22:40 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 21, 2018 | Gina Harkins
    Full title: When a fire erupted in a senior citizens' building behind their barracks, here's how the Marines responded Capt. Trey Gregory was one of the first 10 Marines to race toward a burning senior-living facility in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday -- and the teamwork he saw there is enough to get him choked up. From junior enlisted Marines to the base commanding officer, the response was a display of level-headed professionalism and duty for the neighbors of Marine Barracks Washington, he told Military.com. -snip The three-alarm fire erupted in the Arthur Capper Senior Apartments at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, just behind the Barracks...
  • President Trump Presents the Medal of Honor – Sgt. Maj. John Canley – U.S.M.C.

    10/18/2018 1:09:04 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 14 replies
    White House YouTube channel ^ | on Oct 17, 2018 | White House
    President Trump Presents the Medal of Honor to Sgt. Maj. John Canley – U.S.M.C.
  • 50 years later, Marine to be awarded Medal of Honor for Vietnam War battle

    10/17/2018 8:27:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    KTIC Radio News ^ | October 17, 2018 | ABC News Radio
    <p>When retired Marine Sgt. Maj. John L. Canley is awarded the Medal of Honor at the White House on Wednesday, it will be 50 years after the heroism he displayed during the bloody “Battle of Hue” in the Vietnam War.</p>
  • U.S. Marines may be practicing for Tom Clancy scenario with amphibious landing on Iceland

    10/16/2018 12:43:25 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 20 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 10/16/18 | Jon E. Dougherty
    As NATO prepares for its biggest military drills in more than 10 years, elements of the U.S. Marine Corps are preparing a rehearsal amphibious landing on Iceland before performing it for real on the beaches of Norway during the upcoming Trident Juncture exercise. Some 2,000 Marines and sailors with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit embarked recently on the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship Iwo Jima and are currently headed towards NATO’s extreme north to prepare for their amphibious assault, the Marine Corps Times reported. During a 10 October media event, Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller would not...
  • 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...
  • Pilot ejects from F-35B after $100 million fighter jet crashes for the first time in South Carolina

    09/28/2018 1:19:02 PM PDT · by DFG · 81 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 09/28/2018 | AFP, HANNAH PARRY, MICHAEL P. HUGHES
    A US F-35 pilot was forced to eject midair after the $100million fighter jet crashed in South Carolina. The aircraft was completely destroyed in the crash during a training exercise Friday, officials said. The crash appears to be the first of its kind for the troubled F-35 program, marking an unfortunate moment for the most expensive plane in history. Speaking on condition of anonymity ahead of an official announcement, a defense official told AFP that the Marine Corps F-35 had crashed outside Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort in South Carolina.
  • The first common 3D-printed buildings might be army barracks

    09/17/2018 6:23:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Fast Company ^ | September 14, 2018 | Jesus Diaz
    We’ve seen 3D-printed houses, ceilings, and bridges. But one of the most sensible uses for the technology may be by the U.S. Marine Corps, which recently finished printing the world’s first 3D-printed concrete barracks. The new technique is safer and less wasteful compared to conventional construction methods–and the research, a collaboration with the architectural firm SOM, could change how emergency housing and infrastructure are built, too. “The clearest advantage is flexibility,” Captain Matt Friedell, the Additive Manufacturing Lead at the Marine Corps Systems Command, headquartered in Quantico, Virginia, says over email. “We can make walls, obstacles, buildings, and other structures...
  • Marines conduct show of force in Syria amid Russian warnings

    09/09/2018 11:54:26 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 26 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 9/9/18 | USA Features
    The Pentagon ordered a company-sized element of U.S. Marines to conduct an aerial assault drill near a small U.S. base in southeastern Syria called the At Tanf garrison amid new concerns of Russian operations nearby. Reports said that the Russian military has utilized a deconfliction hotline a number of times over the past week to warn the U.S. military of upcoming Russian and Syrian military operations aimed at destroying the last pocket of rebels from the Idlib region.
  • MCRD SAN DIEGO - YOUR FIRST 2 HOURS OF BOOT CAMP

    09/06/2018 1:05:48 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | September 23, 2014
    I'll bet this brings back precious, fond memories to you Marine Veterans :-)
  • MARINE WEEK - By Air. By Land. By Sea. By Charlotte. September 5-9, 2018 | Charlotte, N.C.

    09/04/2018 3:23:05 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 2 replies
    US Marine Week ^ | September 4, 2018 | USMC
    About Marine Week Join the United States Marine Corps in Uptown Charlotte this September for a celebration of Community, Country and Corps. From Sept. 5 – 9, Marine Week Charlotte will feature hands-on displays, live demonstrations, time-honored Marine Corps traditions, musical performances and other events to showcase the history, military capabilities and community involvement of the Corps.
  • Navy Drag Queens and Relieved from Command for saying the word, ‘Faggot’

    09/03/2018 1:53:52 PM PDT · by pboyington · 37 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | September 3, 2018 | Ray Starmann
    Two more news stories this week highlighted the Maoist PC Revolution that is laying waste to whatever remains of the US military’s fighting spirit and warrior culture. If you think Secretary of Defense James Mattis is going to anything to stop the lunatic social engineering policies from the Obama administration, think again. The Mad Dog’s Pentagon looks a lot like Ash and Trash Carter’s Pentagon. In Mad Eunuch Mattis’ Pentagon, Diversity is Job One… The first story, from the traveling circus on water called the 2018 US Navy and reported so gleefully in the Diversity Gazette, aka the Navy Times,...
  • US doubles number of marines stationed in Norway

    08/16/2018 12:29:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 15 August 2018 22:35 CEST+02:00 | NTB/The Local
    The United States has confirmed plans to more double the number of troops based in Norway, a move Russia has already criticized as “clearly unfriendly”. The Norwegian Defense Ministry on Wednesday said that the US had recently informed them that they would push forward with a plan to increase the number of US marines stationed in Norway from 300 to “up to 700”. […] When the plans were first floated in June, Russia’s embassy to Norway complained that they contravened assurances Norway gave the Soviet Union when it joined NATO in 1949 that no foreign combat troops would be stationed...
  • Video: ‘Antifa’ Smashes US Marines Recruiting Office During Protest

    08/07/2018 10:15:14 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 56 replies
    Fox News via American Military News ^ | 08/06/18 | Laura Widener
    On Sunday, a protest carried out by “Antifa” at Berkeley and members of the “alt-right” became violent, and vandalism ensued. A masked Antifa member “sucker-punched a detractor,” and other Antifa members smashed the windows at a recruiting office for the U.S. Marine Corps in Berkeley, California, Fox News reported. Filmmaker Ford Fischer posted a series of photos to Twitter depicting the vandalism carried out by Antifa, along with a video showing the act. Here is the video:https://twitter.com/FordFischer/status/1026255134886514689?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1026255134886514689&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Famericanmilitarynews.com%2F2018%2F08%2Fvideo-antifa-smashes-us-marines-recruiting-office-during-protest%2F
  • 3 Marines Stabbed During Fight in San Clemente: OCSD

    08/04/2018 10:21:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    KTLA ^ | 6:46 AM, August 4, 2018, by | Kristina Bravo and Elizabeth Espinosa,
    Authorities received a call just after 1 a.m. about three people involved in a fight in a parking lot between Avenida Granada and Avenida Victoria,... [A] spokesperson later told KTLA that they were involved in a confrontation against two men and a woman. One of the men stabbed all three Marines, a 23-year-old and two 21-year-olds, who were taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life threatening... The suspect and his two friends were at a hospital, where they were detained, the agency added.
  • 68 years later, Niagara Falls Marine buried in N. Korea is headed to Arlington

    07/24/2018 8:40:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Buffalo News ^ | July 24, 2018 | Thomas J. Prohaska
    The Marine from Niagara Falls clung to hope even as he shivered from cold and fear. "I guess I'll live, as long as they get us out of this rotten Korean winter weather," 24-year-old Marine Corps Sgt. Meredith "Buster" Keirn wrote to his younger brother on Nov. 18, 1950. Buster Keirn was wrong. Twelve days later, he was killed when enemy forces attacked his unit at the base of a frozen hill in northern North Korea. His buddies buried Keirn there before they retreated south, part of the see-saw first year of the Korean War which saw both sides nearly...