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  • Watch Some Marines Confront a Man Impersonating An Army Sergeant Major

    07/21/2014 8:33:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    IJReview ^ | 7/23/14 | Kevin Boyd
    At a military funeral this weekend in West Palm Beach, Florida, a couple of possibly retired Marines confronted a man dressed in a U.S. Army dress uniform. At first the conversation, posted on the Facebook page U.S Army W.T.F! moments, is cordial, then the Marines started to get suspicious of the alleged “sergeant major.” During the conversation, the Marines catch him in one too many lies about everything from violating uniform code to wearing the wrong ribbons and medals. The man also called himself a sergeant major, a military policeman, and a special forces operator. He also claims to have...
  • Army sergeant, 42, accused of stealing IDs of dead soldiers to get fraudulent $12,000 loan

    07/11/2013 1:45:29 PM PDT · by DFG · 12 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 07/11/2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A former Fort Campbell inspector whose job was to investigate misconduct has been accused of stealing the identities of Army personnel, including a soldier killed in combat, in a scheme to obtain thousands of dollars in bank loans. The indictment handed down Wednesday alleges James Robert Jones, 42, of Woodlawn, Tenn., used his position as an assistant inspector general at the Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee line to obtain personal information on active-duty Army officers, some of whom were deployed to Afghanistan.
  • Ft. Hood Sergeant Illegally Arrested and Guns Confiscated while Hunting

    04/14/2013 6:35:23 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 77 replies
    Cowboy Bytes ^ | April 12, 2013 | Cowboy Byte
    The conflict between law enforcement and armed military personnel in the community around Fort Hood, one of America’s largest military bases, has recently and repeatedly involved the issue of gun control — and the tension has been exacerbated in part by an Obama-supporting prosecutor described as a “bandleader” of anti-gun efforts in the heavily conservative community. The conflict reached a fever pitch last month, when Texas police arrested an active-duty Army sergeant for “rudely displaying” a hunting rifle. The sergeant, C.J. Grisham, established an online legal defense fund after he was, in his words, “illegally arrested and disarmed” for carrying...
  • Murder in Afghanistan

    03/12/2012 7:13:00 PM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 84 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Mar. 12 2012 | Ross Kaminsky
    With Sunday's news that a US soldier massacred 16 Afghan civilians, mostly women and children, in their sleep and then burned the bodies, the little that the US can claim to have achieved in Afghanistan, at great cost over a decade, is now likely to be lost. No American, and probably no westerner, will be safe in Afghanistan for a decade after the soldier's murderous rampage. Really, if they're willing to murder people over burned books, imagine the intensity of Afghan hatred for a truly heinous crime against sleeping civilians, with one man losing all 11 members of his family....
  • Girl Wins Spelling Bee W/ “Sergeant”-Sgt Father Thought To Be In Afghanistan Steps Into Room –Video

    10/13/2011 2:55:36 PM PDT · by sarah palin rocks · 13 replies
    http://patdollard.com/ ^ | October 13, 2011 | Pat Dollard
    This is a wonderful and uplifting story posted by Pat Dollard at his site! A most welcome change from all the bad news out there. The look on the girl's face when she sees her dad is priceless.
  • Straight Talk From Top Enlisted Marine on ‘Don’t Ask’ Repeal.

    06/22/2011 4:39:28 PM PDT · by The Shrew · 94 replies · 1+ views
    The Wall Street Journal Blogs ^ | June 21, 2011 | Nathan Hodge
    Straight talk from Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps: “How dare we, then, exclude a group of people who want to do the same thing you do right now, something that is honorable and noble?” “Get over it,” he said. “We’re magnificent, we’re going to continue to be. Let’s just move on, treat everybody with firmness, fairness, dignity, compassion and respect. Let’s be Marines.” bit.ly The Command Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps addressed a group of Marines at a base in South Korea several key topics, including the repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy...
  • Rutherford Co. Deputy Rehired After Fatal Wreck

    08/11/2010 8:23:25 PM PDT · by nmh · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Nashville News ^ | 8/11/10 | Nancy Amons
    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Channel 4 News has learned that a controversial deputy has been rehired in Rutherford County. Ron Killings was acquitted earlier this year by a jury in the 2008 traffic death of 11-year-old old Lakeisha White. Outgoing Sheriff Truman Jones confirmed Wednesday that he has rehired Killings. ... Incoming sheriff, Robert Arnold, said that he did not want Killings back in the department but he isn't saying whether he"ll fire Killings when he's sworn in.
  • Wounded warrior promotes his hero to sergeant (TISSUE ALERT!)

    08/12/2009 5:37:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 780+ views
    Army.mil ^ | Roger Teel
    Lt. Col. Gregory Gadson (right) promoted a former battle buddy, Sgt. Eric Brown, to his present rank during the 22nd Chemical Battalion's organizational day activities at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. Gadson credited Brown with saving his life after an improvised explosive device destroyed both of his legs in Iraq in 2007. WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Aug. 11, 2009) – A wounded warrior came to Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Aug. 6, to promote a Soldier who saved his life. Lt. Col. Gregory Gadson, currently an Army War College Fellow at the Institute for World Politics, drove to the 22nd Chemical...
  • Face of Defense: Army's 'Grill Sergeant' Takes on Culinary Hero

    07/16/2009 4:38:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 1,303+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Kimberly Fritz
    FORT LEE, Va., July 16, 2009 – Army Sgt. 1st Class Brad Turner, also known as “The Grill Sergeant,” often treats others using his culinary expertise. But recently, Turner got a treat of his own. Army Sgt. 1st Class Brad Turner, known as “The Grill Sergeant,” takes a look at what Chef Bobby Flay cooked up for an episode of "Throwdown with Bobby Flay," filmed at Fort Lee, Va., July 2, 2009. The episode will air on the Food Network later this year. U.S. Army photo by Kimberly Fritz   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Turner recently returned here,...
  • Army Sergeant Deploying on First Tour a Real Rock Star

    03/11/2008 4:58:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies · 703+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait, March 11, 2008 – It’s hard to imagine that Frank Cavanagh, a tall thin Army Reserve sergeant with a shaved head, once had hair nearly to his shoulders and played bass for the rock band Filter. Richard Patrick (left), lead vocalist for the band Filter, and former band mate turned Army Reserve Sgt. Frank Cavanagh share the stage for a reunion song during the Operation MySpace concert at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, on March 10, 2008. Defense Dept. photos by Samantha L. Quigley  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Cavanaugh said he didn’t tell anyone he’d gone...
  • Face of Defense: Sergeant Faces New ‘Normal’ After Injury

    02/13/2008 3:13:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 74+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2008 – “Normal” is a relative term, and for one former North Carolina Army National Guard sergeant, it’s distinctly different today from what it was in 2004. Former North Carolina Army National Guardsman Sgt. Andy Butterworth shows the crowd at Foxy’s, an eatery on Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands, that he can still hit the dance floor despite having lost a leg while serving in Iraq. Butterworth was part of a group of seven veterans and four spouses who participated in a five-day adaptive kayaking and camping adventure trip put on by Team River Runner,...
  • So long, drill sergeant: Noncommissioned officers for MI training get hat, name changes

    02/02/2008 6:53:18 AM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 1,824+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — For more than two decades, drill sergeants have had a major hand in developing soldiers going through military intelligence training on this Southern Arizona Army post. That ended Friday. It doesn’t mean noncommissioned officers will no longer be standing in front of students, they just have a new name and will wear the hats of all soldiers. Instead of hearing student soldiers say, “Yes, drill sergeant,” now sergeants will hear, “Yes, platoon sergeant.” The de-hatting ceremony took place in the gym of the Eifler Physical Fitness Center, where soldiers in training sat in company formations in the...
  • Why We Serve: Army Sergeant Brings Positive Message to Public

    11/09/2007 4:31:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 100+ views
    Why We Serve ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2007 – Serving in the military was something Jose Munoz always wanted to do, but it wasn’t until after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that he was spurred to enlist and fulfill that dream. Army Sgt. Jose Munoz is telling the military’s story to the American people at community and business events, veterans organizations and other gatherings as part of the Defense Department’s “Why We Serve” public outreach program. Defense Department photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Munoz, now a sergeant with five and a half years in the Army, said a lack of...
  • Slain sergeant remembered as kind man by fellow soldiers

    11/08/2007 8:51:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 70+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — He was the kind of guy who would give you his last cigarette. Stories like this were told during Wednesday’s memorial service in a packed Main Post Chapel for Sgt. Robert Allen Glenn, who died Saturday in Tucson. “He was the first to initiate a friendship,” Chaplain (Capt.) Vincent Garcia said, noting how common it was for soldiers to say Glenn was the first person they got to know in the unit. Glenn was a “cable dog” with the battalion’s 69th Signal Company, which is preparing to deploy to the Middle East. A number of soldiers stood...
  • Army Sergeant Who Blogged From Iraq Killed Wednesday (Honor a Fallen Warrior)

    09/20/2007 7:16:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 26 replies · 1,361+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | Noel Sheppard
    By Noel Sheppard | September 20, 2007 - 12:36 ET A respected member of the blogging community who also happened to be serving our nation was killed in Iraq Wednesday. Frank Salvato, editor of The New Media Journal, sadly e-mailed his readers: It is with a very heavy heart and swollen eyes from the tears that I inform you all that one of our fellow writers, Sgt. Eddie Jeffers who was serving in Ramadi, Iraq, was killed today. He was patriot, humble, kind and dedicated to his mission, his country, his family and his faith. Many of you might...
  • Sergeant Makes Birdie Putt for Tiger in Earl Woods Memorial Pro-Am

    07/05/2007 6:10:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 28 replies · 1,481+ views
    BETHESDA, Md., July 5, 2007 – A soldier from Fort Belvoir, Va., celebrated the Fourth of July by making the shot of the day in the star-studded Earl Woods Memorial Pro-Am at Congressional Country Club here. Sgt. Michael Woods of Army Materiel Command at Fort Belvoir, Va., shows Tiger Woods the line for his putt on the seventh hole of the Earl Woods Memorial Pro-Am at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md, July 4, 2007. Sergeant Woods was Tiger’s honorary caddie for the hole. Tiger eventually handed the putter to the sergeant, who made the 12-footer for a birdie...
  • UK sergeant still smiling on 3rd tour

    02/25/2007 12:19:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 397+ views
    Sergeant Raw has had plenty of opportunities to meet local people during her tour. Official British Army photo. BASRAH — Sergeant Lainey Raw is finding her Army career more challenging than ever as she gets to grips with her third tour of duty with British forces in southern Iraq. Based at the Contingency Operating Base next to Basrah Airport, Sgt. Raw, 30, is personal assistant to the most senior military officer in southern Iraq, Major General Jonathan Shaw, General Officer Commanding Multi-National Division (South East).Lainey is responsible for dealing with all the administrative tasks that go with making sure a...
  • Air Force Sergeant Recalls Close Call on Day of Son’s Birth

    09/13/2006 7:35:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 374+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Maj. David Kurle, USAF
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, Sept. 13, 2006 -- Staff Sgt. Mike Myers experienced one of the most frightening events of his life in Afghanistan, while the birth of his child was taking place simultaneously more than 7,000 miles away. Army Staff Sgt. Mike Myers explains what happened to him on a recent mission as he sits in the driver's seat of a Humvee he was operating when it was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. The attack came Sept. 6 at almost the same time his son was being born in the U.S. Myers is a security forces member deployed...
  • Afghan Sergeant Major Shows Way Ahead for Fledgling Army

    08/11/2006 6:36:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 265+ views
    KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 11, 2006 – Foreign observers of the U.S. military often say what puts it above other militaries is the quality of the noncommissioned officer corps. Many other nations want the same for themselves. The Afghan National Army is learning from Western military trainers who stress the central role of NCOs in a world-class military. Afghan army Chief of Staff Gen. Bismullah Khan stressed the role of NCOs in the new military by recently appointing the nation's first sergeant major of the army, Roshan Safi. Senior American NCOs say the appointment is crucial to developing an NCO corps...
  • Sergeant Receives Bronze Star for Heroism

    07/01/2006 1:10:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 485+ views
    Defense News ^ | Lance Cpl. Christopher J. Zahn
    U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Mirza Fejzic Sergeant Receives Bronze Star for Heroism By Lance Cpl. Christopher J. Zahn 2nd Marine Division CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., June 30, 2006 — A Marine from 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment was awarded the fourth highest military award within the Department of Defense. Sgt. Mirza Fejzic, a 22-year-old native of Hackettstown, N.J., was awarded the Bronze Star with combat distinguishing device in a ceremony here, June 22. He was presented with the award for heroic actions while serving as a squad leader for 3rd Platoon, Company G. On Oct. 26, 2005, Fejzic and a...
  • Chief of staff presents sergeant with Purple Heart Medal (Not for the Weak of Heart)

    06/23/2006 8:06:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 29 replies · 2,160+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Tech. Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo
    6/23/2006 - SAN ANTONIO (AFPN) -- A sergeant severely wounded in action in Iraq received the Purple Heart Medal today, pinned on his chest by the Air Force chief of staff. Staff Sgt. Israel del Toro Jr. accepted the medal from Gen. T. Michael Moseley at a ceremony at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. More than 200 people attended the event, including family members. The sergeant, supported by family members, fellow controllers, A-10 Thunderbolt II pilots, Soldiers, an Airman Leadership School class and the hospital medical staff was at a loss for words because...
  • Artillery Sergeant Takes Aim at Education

    06/12/2006 4:55:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 260+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Staff Sgt. Nicholas Lutton
    U.S. Army   Sgt. 1st Class Javier Molina Artillery Sergeant Takes Aim at Education By Staff Sgt. Nicholas Lutton 345th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, Afghanistan, June 12, 2006 — On a day full of wind and dust here, education might be the furthest thing from most soldiers’ minds. However, for Sgt. 1st Class Javier A. Molina, a Salerno Education Center teacher, it is at the forefront of most of his work today. “The soldiers are very excited about classes being held on the gun-line, “ said Molina, gunnery sergeant for 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery...
  • Afghan sergeant major goes where none have gone before

    06/06/2006 3:59:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 322+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Sgt. Ken Hall
    FORT BLISS, Texas (Army News Service, June 5, 2006) – The first-ever Afghan soldier to attend the Sergeants Major Academy has graduated as a member of SMA Class 56, at Fort Bliss, Texas, May 19. Sgt. Maj. Roshan Safi was selected to attend the U.S. SMA on recommendations from his commanders and U.S. Army mentors in Afghanistan because of his consistent leadership potential as a career-soldier, which began with the post-Taliban controlled Afghan military. “We have officer and enlisted training in Afghanistan,” says Safi. “But in the future we want to establish more non commissioned officer enlisted and officer schools.”...
  • Sergeant’s job is for the dogs (MWD: WOOF!-WOOF!)

    05/16/2006 3:52:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 310+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | May 15, 2006 | Master Sgt. John Lasky
    5/15/2006 - RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AFPN) -- Staff Sgt. Robert Van Hulle is a dog’s best friend at this busy airlift base. And military working dog Diego, a Belgian Malinois, appreciates that. The security forces sergeant met Diego and his partner, Staff Sgt. Markus Hunt, when they transited Ramstein on their way home after a tour in Southwest Asia. That’s part of the sergeant’s job. He is the liaison for all military dog handlers and their K-9 partners transiting the base. He finds the handler and the dog a place to spend the night and also finds them a...
  • Sergeant Tells Soldiers’ Stories

    04/03/2006 4:55:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 338+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Maj. David Albano
    U.S. Army Sgt. Dennis Gravelle photographs a member of Company A, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team searching an Iraqi suspect in the streets of Mosul, Iraq. U.S. Army photo U.S. Army Sgt. Dennis Gravelle Sergeant Tells Soldiers’ Stories By Maj. David Albano 138th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment MOSUL, Iraq, April 3, 2006 — Soldiers do what soldiers do; they fight wars. When they do, who better to tell their stories of heroism, commitment and sacrifice than a public affairs soldier? Reporting and photographing combat soldiers is the “Fighting” 138th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment’s mission...
  • Gunnery sergeant earns Bronze Star, honors fallen comrade

    03/24/2006 9:39:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 400+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Rose A. Müth
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – (March 24, 2006) -- Standing in front of a formation at the 2nd Marine Logistics Group amphitheatre, Gunnery Sgt. David L. Sutherland received the highest award of his 13-year career in the company of family, friends and fellow Marines March 23. The Vernon, Conn., native distinguished himself as the Force Protection Chief and Security Element Team Chief, 8th Communication Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) from Jan. 2005 to Oct. 2005. Sutherland led the Marines in more than 85 convoy security missions, covering the entire Al-Anbar Province, Iraq, resulting in the safe transportation...
  • Sergeant major of Army says big transformation under way

    02/25/2006 12:51:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 30 replies · 983+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — This year and next will be the toughest for the Army in Iraq and Afghanistan, the service’s top enlisted soldier said Friday. Equating too many things coming together at once to the movie “The Perfect Storm,” Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston said the Army is in the midst of a major transformation of creating more brigade combat teams, movement of forces from overseas locations, base closures and realignments, recruiting more soldiers and continuing to fight terrorism. What cannot be lost is protecting the nation, he told nearly 700 noncommissioned soldiers and officers during a...
  • Single mother of six becomes first master gunnery sergeant in her MOS

    02/24/2006 3:32:51 PM PST · by SandRat · 70 replies · 1,906+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Feb 24, 2006 | Cpl. Matthew K. Hacker
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Feb. 24, 2006) -- Most Marines strive to be the best at what they do, but only a select few can claim they were the "first" in history to accomplish something. Like Samuel Nicholas who became the first Marine officer in 1775, Opha Mae Johnson who became the first female Marine in 1918 or Carol A. Mutter who became the first female major general in 1994. Through hard work and dedication, Kimberly D. Walker joined these distinguished Marines in February when she became the first female master gunnery sergeant to serve as a combat...
  • Sergeant thanks Congress for helping keep her team together

    02/01/2006 5:31:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 578+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Feb 1, 2006 | Staff Sgt. C. Todd Lopez
    2/1/2006 - WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- As the president spoke to the nation during the State of the Union address, an Airman sat in the gallery, dressed in blues, displaying the combat medals she earned in Iraq. America’s most prominent leaders were gathered in one room on Capitol Hill for the annual speech Jan. 31. Sitting attentively at her feet, the Airman’s German shepherd attended the speech too. Tech. Sgt. Jamie Dana is an Air Force security forces specialist and military working dog handler. In June she was severely injured by an improvised explosive device while on duty in Iraq with...
  • Hard as nails, Fighting Griffin competes for meritorious staff sergeant

    01/19/2006 10:10:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 283+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 19, 2006 | Cpl. Cullen J. Tiernan
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Jan. 19, 2006) -- Since December 1997, he has flown off the coast of Macedonia and over the deserts of Afghanistan and Iraq, during four deployments. He has progressed from a lance corporal to a sergeant who holds all the flight qualifications and designations of the CH-46 Sea Knight. He is trusted as the most dependable crew chief instructor by his squadron’s commanding officer. Sergeant Daniel Wilson, a quality assurance representative with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 266, is currently serving in a staff noncommissioned officer billet and represents the Fighting Griffins for combat meritorious staff sergeant at...
  • Sergeant Ronald Nowicki will be demoted (cop convicted of drunk driving)

    01/18/2006 5:06:10 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 7 replies · 288+ views
    wndu.com ^ | 1 18 06 | wndu.com
    South Bend, IN - A South Bend police officer, found guilty for drunk driving, learned Wednesday that he's being demoted. Sergeant Ronald Nowicki will be demoted to a corporal. The South Bend Board of Public Safety went above and beyond the police chief's recommendation of a 21-day suspension. Nowicki will also face that 21 day suspension without pay beginning Thursday. In late December, Nowicki pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated. Nowicki did not attend Wednesday's hearing, but NewsCenter 16 did speak with him about the decision. He says he does plan to appeal the decision.
  • Boosting morale one paper plate at a time (22nd MEU)

    01/05/2006 3:12:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 364+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 5, 2005 | Cpl. Christopher S. Vega
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HIT, Iraq (Jan. 5, 2006) -- While on a long deployment overseas, Marines look forward to from letters from home, the occasional phone call or photos sent from their loved ones. These are the times where it’s the little things that matter so much – showers, a warm place to sleep and hot chow. To add one more item to this list, Marines from the 2nd Marine Logistics Group’s Food Service Company recently set up a Field Food Service System to support the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) at the unit’s base of operations, Forward...
  • Sergeant Recalls Insurgent's Attack

    11/16/2005 6:12:29 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 322+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Nov 16, 2005 | Senior Airman Amaani Lyle
    SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany, Nov. 16, 2005 — When the blast of an explosive device sent his sport utility vehicle hurling 45 feet away from his convoy in Baghdad City, Iraq, Master Sgt. Jimmie Hughes literally did not know what hit him. About a year since that fateful day when Hughes was knocked unconscious, he was honored here Nov. 11 with the prestigious Purple Heart military decoration. The award signifies that a U.S. military member or a U.S. civilian national suffered serious injury or death in action against an enemy of the United States. As the soft sounds of the...
  • Marines celebrate 230 years of ‘special operations’

    11/10/2005 12:57:59 AM PST · by Sailor6468 · 25 replies · 986+ views
    THE STATE ^ | November 10, 2005 | W. THOMAS SMITH JR.
    More than just a branch of America’s armed forces, the modern U.S. Marine Corps serves as a model that other military forces worldwide have attempted to emulate, with varying degrees of success. Marines are aware of this, and justifiably proud. But that pride has not always been conducive to working and playing well with others.
  • A dramatic toast to the President

    10/17/2005 8:37:08 AM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 3 replies · 867+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | October 17, 2005 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    Like the exploits of 21st-century special operators – including U.S. Navy SEALs, Army Delta soldiers, Force Recon Marines, Air Force commandos, and CIA paramilitary operatives – stories of men like Ortiz are rarely gleaned from books, newspapers, and magazines. Their incredibly dangerous work often goes unseen and is thankless.
  • A rite of passage unlike any other

    10/10/2005 7:14:41 AM PDT · by Sailor6468 · 2 replies · 985+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 10, 2005 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    Recruit Daniel Murphy, who in college was a 325-pound offensive lineman protecting quarterbacks and opening holes for running backs, lost 100 pounds to join the U.S. Marines, the military's swift-moving, expeditionary shock troops.
  • Third IED attack doesn't faze TOW sergeant

    09/28/2005 4:41:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 545+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sep 28, 2005 | Sgt. Christi Prickett
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (Sept. 28, 2005) -- Most Marines in Iraq consider themselves lucky when they walk away from one improvised explosive device attack, but two, or even three? Sergeant Matthew P. Dalrymple, team leader, 2nd TOW Platoon, 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, is just like any other Marine in his unit. Except for the slight scarring on his right hand, the large bruises on the underside of his arm or the small, freshly bandaged shrapnel wounds, no one would guess he is recovering from his third IED attack. It’s business as usual now for the Chillicothe, Ohio native....
  • Deployed sergeant served in Marines, Army, Navy and now Air Force (A One Man DoD)

    09/14/2005 6:27:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 27 replies · 780+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Sep 14, 2005 | Master Sgt. Cheryl L. Toner
    SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- Staff Sgt. James Murphy isn’t your typical Airman. A 30-year-old tattoo of U.S.M.C. peeking out from his T-shirt sleeve and his no-nonsense attitude may shed light on some of his life story, but it wouldn’t come close to telling most of it. Sergeant Murphy, a night shift supervisor for the flightline dining hall in the 380th Expeditionary Services Squadron, is deployed from the 920th Rescue Wing from Cocoa Beach, Fla. After almost three years in the Air Force, the 48-year-old never thought he’d be here, in the Air Force. He also didn’t think he’d go from...
  • Study group prepares Soldiers for promotion board

    09/01/2005 7:08:01 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 2 replies · 384+ views
    Brigade PAO ^ | 09.01.2005 at 10:59am | Division Support
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq – Task Force Baghdad Soldiers at Camp Taji are being given the opportunity to advance to sergeant or staff sergeant, even while deployed. The standard is the same here as it is back at home station: prospective noncommissioned officers must still appear before a promotion board. Prior to the board, however, a Soldier must get ready. Preparing good Soldiers for advancement is extremely important to Staff Sgt. Everick L. Moore, who is serving with the 3rd Infantry Division in Iraq. “If I send good Soldiers to the board, the Army will have good leaders,” said Moore, a...
  • America Supports You: Scholarship Gives Sergeant Chance to Move Forward

    08/20/2005 3:23:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 368+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Aug 19, 2005 | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2005 – Army Sgt. Manuel Mendoza-Valencia, 24, of San Ramon, Calif., was presented with the first Sentinels of Freedom scholarship today in the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes. "Sgt. Manny Mendoza has been an example of will and courage both on the battlefield and in his recovery," Gordon England, acting deputy secretary of defense, said. "He has given greatly in service to America. And like the men and women of our latest generation, Manny has much more to give and a long, bright future ahead of him." Mendoza is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and a double...
  • NYC POLICE SERGEANT CHARGED WITH 2001 MURDER OF ICE EMPLOYEE

    06/15/2005 5:27:01 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 15 replies · 1,075+ views
    NEW YORK – Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) today announced the arrest and indictment of New York City Police Department Sergeant Martin Peters on charges that he murdered Juliet Alexander, the mother of his two children. Ms. Alexander was a Detention Enforcement Officer with the former Immigration and Naturalization Service, now a part of ICE. Commenting on the Peters indictment, New York ICE Deputy Special Agent-in-Charge Salvatore Dalessandro said, “Today’s arrest brings this case one step closer to bringing closure to the law enforcement brothers and sisters of ICE and the family of Juliet Alexander.” The indictment alleges that on...
  • Famous Marine, Actor Encourages Wounded Troops

    05/13/2005 5:55:54 PM PDT · by AZHua87 · 57 replies · 2,363+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | May 13, 2005 | Michael E. Dukes
    WASHINGTON, May 13, 2005 – A man who probably is best known as the Marine drill instructor from the movie "Full Metal Jacket" and as host of the History Channel's "Mail Call" program visited recovering troops at Walter Reed Army Medical Center here May 12. Marine Sgt. James King tells R. Lee Ermey, best known as the Marine drill instructor in the movie "Full Metal Jacket" that he plans to enter the Marine Corps Marathon and the New York Marathon after he recovers from the amputation of his left leg. Ermey met recovering war wounded at Walter Reed Army Medical...
  • Young Marines begin second cycle (BULLDOG Program is what it used to be called)

    03/04/2005 3:47:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 22 replies · 832+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | 03/04/05 | Lance Cpl. Darhonda V. Hall
    MCRD/ ERR PARRIS ISLAND, SC (March 4, 2005) -- As the children were dropped off at the All-Weather Training Facility to begin their training endeavors as Young Marine recruits, volunteer "drill instructors" stood waiting to train them. "That initial shock from the drill instructors is what is going to make them believe they are actually going through recruit training," said Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Curran, the Parris Island Young Marines Program volunteer coordinator. Similar to Marine recruit training, the children will be referred to as recruits until the day they graduate and complete the training. The young recruits met Saturday from...
  • Bank president fights for soldier after robbery (Master Sergeant turns himself in)

    06/14/2004 3:15:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies · 382+ views
    Bank president fights for soldier after robbery Published Monday, June 14, 2004 FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - Seven hours from his Army post and thousands of miles from the Iraq war he left behind, Master Sgt. Kenneth Schweitzer confessed to walking into an Iowa bank, firing shots into the ceiling and walking out with a bag of cash. He drove straight to a police station and turned himself in, saying he didn’t need the money, he just wanted to live in an 8-by-8-foot cell, authorities said. The case has baffled police and acquaintances of Schweitzer, a 38-year-old father and decorated...
  • Congressman Under Fire For Voicemail Message

    05/09/2004 4:06:13 PM PDT · by johndoe33 · 38 replies · 277+ views
    NBC News ^ | May 9, 2004 | johndoe33
    California Congressman Pete Stark CURSES Soldier for Writing His Congressman a Letter. Leaves Insulting and Cursing Voicemail on Soldier's Cell Phone Voicemail  NBC TV News article Sunday, May 9th  Saturday, May 8th Oakland Tribune:   Read the Constituent’s Letter that Pissed off the Congressman   .WAV format of Stark’s Verbal Abusive Voicemail   Hear the angry voicemail from Pete Stark with Rush Limbaugh's comments:   See Saturday’s article in the Fremont ARGUS:  
  • The House That Roared

    07/19/2003 9:19:59 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 316+ views
    washington post ^ | 7.19.03 | juliet Eilperin and Albert B. Crenshaw
    It started with the mind-numbing reading of a 200-page pension overhaul bill, erupted into a remarkably bitter name-calling match between House Republicans and Democrats, and ended with a GOP lawmaker summoning Capitol Police to evict an outraged gaggle of Democratic colleagues from a congressional library. Ultimately, nobody was assaulted or arrested. But the brouhaha that exploded yesterday morning in the Ways and Means Committee marked the most bitterly partisan spat thus far in the 108th Congress, a place already known for unusually angry relations between the Republican majority and the Democratic minority, especially in the House. The Longworth building showdown...
  • Iraqis don't impress 'Gunny' Joe

    04/04/2003 5:10:51 AM PST · by knighthawk · 7 replies · 473+ views
    National Post ^ | April 04 2003 | Matthew Fisher
    "Gunny" Joe Simpson has little time to waste on battlefield pundits who are criticizing the war effort safe from TV studios inside Washington's Beltway. "I'm not political, but that sounds like liberals talking," fumed Bravo Company's hard-as- nails gunnery sergeant, spitting on the ground and taking a puff at his stogie. "The Marines are a light force. That enables us to travel fast. The initial shock force has worked. We crossed into Iraq and gave Saddam Hussein no time to adjust. He has only retreated. "What are we now, right here, [50 miles] or less from the heart of Baghdad?...