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  • 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.”
  • Marine Corps uniform changes expected this year

    12/26/2015 6:17:55 PM PST · by wastedyears · 50 replies
    ourladiesandgentlemen.com ^ | 12/26/2015 | Matthew L. Schehl
    Marine Corps uniform changes expected this year
  • Retreat, Hell! (War Drama) 1952 Frank Lovejoy

    12/09/2015 6:59:03 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | Released: February 19, 1952 | Producer: United States Pictures; Distributor: Warner Bros.
    During the Korean War, a U.S. Marine battalion must fight its way out of a frozen mountain pass despite diminishing supplies, freezing temperatures and constant attacks by overwhelming numbers of Chinese soldiers.
  • Decision to force out Marine who sent warning ahead of insider attack upheld

    12/01/2015 5:45:37 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 25 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11-30-15 | Dan Lamothe
    A senior Navy Department official decided Monday to force a Marine Corps officer out of the service for his handling of classified information, three years after he was first investigated after sending a warning to deployed colleagues about an Afghan police chief whose servant later killed three Marines. Maj. Jason Brezler will be separated from the Marine Corps following a decision by acting Assistant Navy Secretary Scott Lutterloh, said Michael Bowe, Brezler’s attorney. The case grabbed attention in Congress and among highly decorated senior officers in the military, some of whom advocated on Brezler’s behalf to let him stay in...
  • Wounded Vet Was Getting Bullied By The VA, So He Talked To Trump- 2 Weeks Later, He Was Stunned…

    12/04/2015 9:09:30 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 127 replies
    Donald Trump made a promise and he delivered. In October, the Republican presidential candidate made a commitment to U.S. Army First Sgt. Todd Landen (Ret.) very, very personal. In front of a large crowd at a Sioux City, Iowa, event, he promised the wounded veteran and his family that he would get action to end the runaround Landen was getting from the Veterans Administration. "I am going to put pressure on the VA like you won't believe," Trump said then. "As president, I can guarantee it. As Trump I can say, 'I'll probably be able to pull it off anyway.'"...
  • Pentagon To Announce Women Are Allowed In Frontline Ground Combat Positions

    12/03/2015 9:19:39 AM PST · by Theoria · 35 replies
    NPR ^ | 03 Dec 2015 | Bill Chappell
    Defense Secretary Ash Carter is expected to announce Thursday that women in the U.S. military – including the Army and Marines – can now serve in combat posts. It's the most emphatic step taken in a process to open combat jobs to women that began in January of 2013. Carter is making an announcement at noon Thursday; we'll update this post with news from the event. Women are being cleared to play a greater role in combat — and vie for thousands of jobs — after the military conducted an internal review of how they might perform in artillery, armor,...
  • Was A Woman In The Marine Corps In the Mid-70s. Hillary Clinton’s Story Doesn’t Add Up

    11/30/2015 3:54:28 PM PST · by detective · 29 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 30, 2015 | Susan Hutchison
    Military service is in my blood. My father was a 3-Star General in the U.S. Air Force, my uncle a 3-Star General in the Army. Both are highly decorated Vietnam veterans. My father-in-law, a decorated Korean and Vietnam War veteran, retired as a Colonel in the Marine Corps. My husband is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a retired Colonel from the Marine Corps Reserves who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. From a young age, the high calling of wearing the uniform surrounded me.
  • What is the Purpose of Government? [And its Primary Duty?]

    11/19/2015 1:37:19 AM PST · by GonzoII · 17 replies
    catholicculture.org ^ | Aug 05, 2011 | Dr. Jeff Mirus
    In my latest In Depth Analysis (The Question of Government Size and Scope), I discussed four issues that should be kept very much in mind before we reflexively turn to government, especially the highest level of government, to solve our problems. But one thing I deliberately avoided in that essay was a consideration of the purpose of government in the first place. I’d like to address that briefly here. .... But in the midst of all these attitudes, predispositions, and mood swings, we really ought to stop to ask ourselves: What, in the abstract, is the actual purpose of government?...
  • Hillary Clinton’s claim that she tried to join the Marines

    11/12/2015 11:18:19 AM PST · by simpson96 · 68 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/12/2015 | Glenn Kessler
    "He looks at me and goes, 'Um, how old are you. And I said, 'Well I am 26, I will be 27.' And he goes, 'Well, that is kind of old for us.' And then he says to me, and this is what gets me, 'Maybe the dogs will take you,' meaning the Army." -Former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaking at a breakfast, Manchester, N.H., Nov. 10, 2015One Clinton story that has often been greeted with skepticism is her claim, first made in 1994, that she once tried to join the Marines in 1975. On the campaign trail,...
  • Torn Asunder in 1943 Battle, Twins Are Reunited Under Florida Soil

    11/11/2015 4:26:41 PM PST · by Theoria · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10 Nov 2015 | Kirk Semple and Lance Speer
    James P. Reilly and Michael J. Reilly, fraternal twins born on Nov. 9, 1923, remained close throughout their abbreviated life together. As allies and co-conspirators, they were always within each other’s orbit, attending the same public schools in Queens, playing sports together and jointly enlisting in the Marines. During World War II, when they were 20, the brothers were part of a unit that stormed the beach of a small Japanese-held island in the Pacific. It would be their last hour together. James was killed by gunfire, his body falling only feet from Michael; he was interred in a battlefield...
  • Their name liveth for evermore

    11/10/2015 7:37:37 PM PST · by pboyington · 1 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 10, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    “Their bodies are buried in peace; but their name liveth for evermore.” Ecclesiasticus 44:14 They are around us every day. We may not know who they are, or what they did, or when they did it, but, they are with us in body and in spirit. They are the old man with a cane who struggles to cross a street, but who once stormed the ash-laden hills of Iwo Jima. They are the janitor with a distant stare who won a Bronze Star at a place called Hue. They are the mailman who fought the Republican Guard and the salesman...
  • Happy 240th Birthday, Marines

    11/10/2015 5:41:39 AM PST · by paterfamilias · 11 replies
    10 November 2015 | Me
    And a special shoutout to My Favorite Marine and the members of HMLA-367 and the 31st MEU. Commandant's Message: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg5GPScSQHo R. Lee Ermey / Madison Rising tribute: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPLfGbtdlUM
  • Tell that to the Marines!

    11/07/2015 2:05:06 PM PST · by pboyington · 20 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 7, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus doesn’t want to hear the truth. He doesn’t want to know the facts. Mabus is deliberately ignoring the Marines’ 900 page study, which describes in detail how women are poorly suited for combat. Conducted over nine months, the Marine Corps’ study involved about 400 Marines, including approximately 100 women. Men and women were assigned to infantry and other ground combat roles as part of the research. They began the experiment in North Carolina and then moved to California, undertaking intensive training in the desert and mountains. Marine officials concluded that women were injured more...
  • FLASHBACK: Hillary Claimed She Tried To Join The Marines In 1975, Or Was It The Army?

    11/07/2015 10:20:13 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | November 6, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Hillary Clinton once claimed that she tried to join the Marines in 1975, shortly before marrying her draft-dodging boyfriend, future president Bill Clinton. Or did Hillary Diane Rodham attempt to join the Army, as Clinton suggested in 2008? Or did she indeed try to sign up for the Marine Corps as part of an experiment to see how receptive the military was to female volunteers, as her friends have suggested? Questions over whether presidential candidates have fudged their youthful interests in the military came to the forefront on Friday when Politico reported that Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson fabricated a...
  • They Think They've Got Ben Carson with a Very Cleverly Written Politico Story

    11/06/2015 2:02:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 6, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yeah, well, we were just poking along here about 10 minutes ago. It looked like it was actually gonna be kind of a slow day. And then everything blew up here, and then we -- JOHNNY DONOVAN: And now, from sunny south Florida, it's Open Line Friday! RUSH: Yeah. And I still don't know what to make of this. There's something that smells about this still, and I can't put my fingers on it. But we're gonna have to get into it. Anyway, welcome to Open Line Friday. Whatever you want to talk about is fine and...
  • Hillary Clinton Tried to Join the Army (Or Was it the Marines?)

    11/06/2015 3:06:53 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    Outside the Beltway ^ | April 3, 2008 | James Joyner
    Hillary Clinton Tried to Join the Army (Or was it the Marines?) James Joyner April 3, 2008 Bill Clinton says his wife, Hillary, tried to join the Army in the mid-1970s but was turned down. “I remember when we were young, right out of law school, she went down and tried to join the Army and they said ‘Your eyes are so bad, nobody will take you,'” he said, after heralding her record on issues of concern to the military, such as body armor and access to health care. I assume this is a version of the “Hillary Clinton tried...
  • U.S. Marines react to switch from M16 to M4

    11/02/2015 8:26:38 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 78 replies
    UPI ^ | 11/2/2015 | Ryan Maass
    U.S. Marines are largely supportive of their commandant's decision to drop the M16 rifle for the M4 carbine as the standard infantry weapon. The U.S. Marine Corps will officially recognize the M4 carbine as the standard weapon for infantry personnel beginning in September 2016, following the approval by Commandant Gen. Robert Neller. The move has been welcomed with optimism from infantry. Sgt. Jonathan Ferriera, a mortarman with 1st Battalion 8th Marines who used the M4 during his deployment in Afghanistan says "it's about time." "The M4 holds every quality that the M16 does: everything an M16 can do, the M4...
  • Why The Military Is Moving On From The M16

    10/29/2015 8:47:15 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 48 replies
    Task & Purpose ^ | October 28, 2015 | By Christian Beekman
    The M16A4 may soon retire. This week, the Marine Corps announced via internal memo that the M4 carbine will become the primary-issued rifle in infantry and security units, as well as replace the M16 rifle in supporting training schools by September 2016. Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller approved the change, which was first proposed to the previous commandant, Gen. Robert Dunford, according to Marine Corps Times. This decision falls in line with the Army’s phased transition away from the M16 over the past few years. The M16A4 is on the outs simply because it is outdated, and...
  • The Marines' last stand

    10/28/2015 8:41:29 PM PDT · by pboyington · 10 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | October 28, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    Leave it to the Marines to make the US military’s last stand. It’s the last stand for the Marines, the last stand for reality, the last stand for the military to function as a cohesive war fighting organization and not a Santa Monica yoga class. In America 180, everything is upside down. What kind of madcap lunatic asylum do we live in when the military has to ask for exemptions to keep women out of combat? This is what happens when policy is being dictated by radicals whose idea of combat is elbowing for a place in line at the...
  • Marine experiment finds women get injured more frequently, shoot less accurately than men

    10/16/2015 12:43:24 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 10, 2015 | Dan Lamothe
    Women in a new Marine Corps unit created to assess how female service members perform in combat were injured twice as often as men, less accurate with infantry weapons and not as good at removing wounded troops from the battlefield, according to the results of a long-awaited study produced by the service. The research was carried out by the service in a nine-month long experiment at both Camp Lejeune, N.C., and Twentynine Palms, Calif. About 400 Marines, including 100 women, volunteered to join the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, the unit the Marine Corps created to compare how men...
  • ISIS Has A Message (ISIS Threatens Medal Of Honor Recipient-Then He Pulls Over His Truck)

    10/15/2015 7:52:41 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 44 replies
    Dakota Meyer's Video on Facebook via The Political Insider ^ | October 1, 2015 | Medal of Honor Recipient Dakota Meyer
    Dakota Meyer is a Medal of Honor receipent and an American hero. He went above and beyond the call of duty while serving our nation. So when the Islamic State (ISIS) released a warning to Meyer and threatened his life, Meyer responded in an EPIC way! Watch (below) as Meyer pulls over his truck and records this video message for ISIS. Hes ready for Islamic terrorist thugs and knows how to fight. Incredible! Thank you Dakota Meyer for your service.
  • Army Sec: American Women Could Be Required to Register for Draft if Combat Jobs Integrated

    10/13/2015 7:20:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 12, 2015 | Morgan Chalfant
    Army Secretary John McHugh said Monday that opening up all combat roles to women would push lawmakers to engage in an emotional discussion and debate about whether or not women should also be required to enter the draft. If your objective is true and pure equality, then you have to look at all aspects and at some point Selective Service will have to be one of those things considered very carefully, McHugh said at the U.S. Armys annual meeting in Washington, D.C., according to the Washington Examiner. McHugh said that Congress would have to decide to require women to sign...
  • A Marine Says: If a Shooter Shows Up, Don't Be a Victim, Attack

    10/06/2015 2:09:30 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 44 replies
    Radix News ^ | 10/6/2015 | Coleman Jennings
    Have you ever asked yourself what you would do if you encountered a crazed shooter at your school, workplace, or a public space? Your actions in that moment could save your life, and those of others.... Lets focus on Fight. This is the one Ive considered for 15 years. And has been heightened by my time in the Marines. When there is no escape, you MUST fight. Charge the attacker. Throw a water bottle, binder, book, coffee, chair, desk, back pack, anything, to throw them off. Then charge them.
  • Supreme Court to hear Iranian bank appeal over $1.75B judgment in terror case

    10/04/2015 4:35:01 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 6 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | Oct 1, 2015 | Associated Press
    The Supreme Court said Thursday it hear an appeal from Iran's central bank over a $1.75 billion judgment awarded to victims of terrorist attacks, including the 1983 bombing that killed 241 Marines in Lebanon. The justices agreed to review a ruling from the federal appeals court in New York that said the judgment against Bank Markazi could be distributed to several hundred victims and families of those killed or injured in attacks sponsored by the government of Iran. The bank had argued that seizing the assets would conflict with treaty agreements between the United States and Iran. The money is...
  • A Chinese landing craft with 1,000 marines for Syria

    09/28/2015 6:15:25 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 61 replies
    Debkafile ^ | 09/06/15
    Western naval sources reported Friday that a Chinese landing craft, the Jinggangshan, with a 1,000-strong marine battalion had reached the Red Sea en route for the Mediterranean off Syria. According to DEBKAfile, Beijing has already deployed a number of warships opposite Syria in secret. If the latest report is confirmed, this will be the largest Chinese deployment in the Middle East in its naval history.
  • Marines test Google's latest military robot

    09/21/2015 5:46:53 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    PC World ^ | 09/21/15 | Martyn Williams
    Spot is electrically operated and walks on four hydraulically actuated legs The latest version of a walking, quadruped battlefield robot from Boston Dynamics, the military robotics maker owned by Google X, was tested by U.S. Marines last week. Spot weighs about 70kgs, is electrically operated and walks on four hydraulically-actuated legs. It's controlled via wireless by an operator who can be up to 500 meters away. It underwent trials and testing at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia as part of evaluations by the Marines on future military uses of robotic technology. In a series of missions, it was evaluated...
  • 7 Marines in Deadly Rollover Still Hospitalized

    09/18/2015 4:26:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 | Andie Adams
    One died and 18 others were injured when a Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) rolled during routine training on Sept. 10.Of the seven still hospitalized, four are in critical condition, and three are in stable condition, according to 1st Lt. Colleen McFadden. All others have been sent home to recover. On Sept. 10, Corporal Bryan Michael Lauw, 21, died and 18 others were hurt when a Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) rolled during routine training Thursday. Lauw, a resident of Denham Springs, Louisiana, was assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division. During his career,...
  • Navy, Marines To Open All Jobs to Women

    09/16/2015 7:57:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 61 replies
    Defense One ^ | 9/15/15 | Bradley Peniston
    Ray Mabus has made up his mind: theres no job in the Navy or Marine Corps thats going to be off-limits to women.With more than a month to go before the deadline, the Navy Secretary made it clear on Monday: he will not be requesting any exceptions to the Pentagon edict that all U.S. military jobs be opened to women.Nobodys asking for an exemption in the Navy, Mabus told an audience at the the City Club of Cleveland. And Ive been pretty clear about this for a while Im not going to ask for an exemption for the Marines.That...
  • Mabus Throws Down: All Combat Positions In Dept Of Navy Will Open To Women

    09/16/2015 7:43:51 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 46 replies
    /dailycalle ^ | 09/15/2015 | Jonah Bennett
    Despite considerable backlash from within the service, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said again Monday that the Marine Corps infantry and Navy SEALs will open up to women, no matter what. After receiving heated comments from both male and female Marines who participated in and ran a Marine Corps integration study, Mabus clarified Monday at a forum by the City Club of Cleveland that many of the gender gaps on performance could be closed with more training and leadership. What this means is that hes sticking to his original plan that all combat jobs in the Department of the Navy will...
  • Why Marines, unlike Army and Navy, are so against women in combat

    09/15/2015 10:54:57 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 57 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 09/11/2015 | By Anna Mulrine
    The Marines made it known this week that they see the idea of women in combat as a disaster waiting to happen. That contrasts sharply with how the Army has approached the topic. It puts the Pentagon in a potentially tough spot. Washington This week, the Marine Corps left very little doubt about its view of women in its combat ranks: It does not want them. A study by the corps released Thursday painted a bleak picture of the effectiveness of women in combat, suggesting they are weaker, more prone to injury, less adept at shooting weapons accurately, and...
  • Secretary of the Navy Insults Marines, Dismisses Study on Gender Integration

    09/14/2015 7:52:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/14/2015 | Debra Heine
    The secretary of the Navy has insulted a Marine task force by questioning the integrity of their gender-integration study that was released last week. A summary of data showed that “mixed-gender teams completed tasks more slowly and shot with less accuracy, and that women sustained injuries at more than twice the rate of their male counterparts.”It took the Marine Corps nine months and $36 million to discover that all-male ground combat units were faster, more lethal and less inclined to get injured than units with mixed genders. The task force came to the conclusion that the inclusion of women...
  • Navy skeptical of marine corps study declaring all-male squads perform better

    09/14/2015 5:33:44 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09/12/15
    Findings reveal all-male units outperformed mixed-gender unit but Navy secretary says study was flawed because of mindset of volunteers A US marine corps study examining how women would perform in ground combat roles showed all-male units broadly outperformed mixed-gender units on everything from reaching targets quickly to firing accurately with heavier weapons. The results of the study, a summary of which was released by the marine corps this week, could factor into Pentagon deliberations about which roles, if any, should remain off-limits to women. The US military services will soon submit their recommendations to Defense Secretary Ash Carter on the...
  • Pentagon To Protect Recruiters With 'Desk Partitions,' No Guns

    09/10/2015 5:23:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    Investor.com ^ | September 10, 2015 | IBDEditorial
    Homeland Security: The Pentagon has decided against arming recruiters in the wake of the Chattanooga terror attack that killed five soldiers. Instead of guns, officers will get "desk partitions." We can't make this stuff up. According to the Marine Corps Times, Marine brass have ruled out arming recruiters following July's deadly shooting rampage in Tennessee by Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez. The ISIS-inspired jihadist opened fire on several military recruiting officers stationed in a strip mall before attacking a military base a few minutes away.