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  • A Liar to the Corps

    11/16/2015 1:53:58 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 11-16-15 | Larry Thornberry
    Another lean, green knee-slapper from Lady Leatherneck. illary Clinton tried to become a Marine? Right. That was the week after Harry Reid tried to become a Rockette. Had the Marines accepted her, perhaps her training would have been helpful when her plane came under sniper fire while landing in Bosnia in 1996. Let me see now. As I understand it, what we’re called on to believe is that a highly employable young Yale Law School graduate, who had led teach-ins against the Vietnam War in college, had worked on the campaigns of Gene McCarthy and George McGovern, and who was...
  • Today we honor the Men of Iwo Jima

    02/19/2015 8:47:56 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/19/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Seventy years ago today the United States Marine Corp sent waves of teenaged men onto the black foreboding beaches on a Japanese held island called Iwo Jima. Capturing Iwo Jima was essential to the American war against Japan as it offered a place for battered bombers to safely land and save the lives of hundreds of airmen returning from sorties over Japan in barely flyable planes. The average age of these men was just under nineteen. They knew what was at stake and charged up Iwo’s beaches sometimes straight into enemy machine gun fire that would have stopped lesser soldiers....
  • Iwo Jima’s Marines: still showing today’s “youth voters” what the real price of freedom is

    02/19/2014 9:40:28 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/19/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    In the summer of 1965 Marine Corps Boot camp training included the boast “If it weren’t for the Marine Corps you’d be speaking Japanese.” It was true then and it is still true today. Sixty nine years ago waves and waves of eighteen and nineteen year old Marines, waded ashore on Iwo Jima to defeat the Japanese and help win the war in the Pacific on American terms. They fought to keep us from being the slaves of the Japanese and being forced to end up “speaking Japanese.” By mid- February 1945 Franklin Roosevelt knew Americans were running out of...
  • Reduced F-35 performance specifications may have significant operational impact

    01/31/2013 11:06:08 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 15 replies
    Flightglobal ^ | January 30, 2013 | Dave Majumdar
    The Pentagon's decision to reduce the performance specifications for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will have a significant operational impact, a number of highly experienced fighter pilots consulted by Flightglobal concur. But the careful development of tactics and disciplined employment of the jet may be able to mitigate some of those shortcomings. The US Department of Defense's decision to relax the sustained turn performance of all three variants of the F-35 was revealed earlier this month in the Pentagon's Director of Operational Test and Evaluation 2012 report. Turn performance for the US Air Force's F-35A was reduced from...
  • Army and Marine Corps pick JLTV winner

    08/27/2012 12:45:28 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 22 replies
    DoD Buzz ^ | August 23, 2012 | Michael Hoffman
    The U.S. Army and Marine Corps awarded Oshkosh, AM General and Lockheed Martin 27-month contracts to compete in the engineering and manufacturing development phase of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle competition — the last round before a winner is selected to build the Humvee replacement fleet. Service officials surprised many by choosing AM General and Oshkosh over BAE Systems’ and General Dynamics’ bids considering BAE Systems and General Dynamics had taken part in the technology development phase of the program. AM General announced it’s independent bid from General Dynamics just days before bids were due to compete for the EMD...
  • [Vanity] Any Freepers Knowledgeable on Process of Foreign Citizens Joining US Army or Marine Corps?

    05/21/2012 5:15:19 PM PDT · by JerseyHighlander · 18 replies
    JerseyHighlander | 5/21/2012 | JH
    SO I ran into a situation where a friend of mine is finishing his term of military service in his home country, and he has his eyes set on moving to the USA and joining the US Army or US Marine Corps. He has applied to the standard visa lottery system, but with no success. He is applying again for next year. In the mean time, I thought I'd ask if there are any informed Army or Marine recruiters on FR who know if military veterans from Partners for Peace countries can get some sort of special visa to directly...
  • It's a date! First Lady accepts Marine's invitation to the ball...

    12/17/2011 6:56:21 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 59 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 17, 2011 | AP
    Michelle Obama dropped off hundreds of Christmas gifts to the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign and in return received a surprise invitation from a soldier to be his date to the Marine Corps Ball. Lance Cpl. Aaron Leeks, 20, said he asked the first lady to accompany him because he's a fan and admires her work to support the military. When Obama was sorting toys at the charity event and came close to Leeks of Frederick, he took the opportunity and leaned over a toy bin to get her attention and pop the question.
  • A team of heavily armed Marine Corps security personnel have been sent to the U.S. Embassy in Cairo

    01/31/2011 11:25:55 AM PST · by roses of sharon · 105 replies
    – [Update 8:38 p.m. Cairo, 1:38 p.m. ET] A team of heavily armed Marine Corps security personnel have been sent to the U.S. Embassy in Cairo to provide additional security for the facility, defense officials tell CNN. The small team of Marines, about a dozen according to one of the officials, are part of a Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team (FAST). The Marines are inside the embassy perimeter. Egyptian military and security forces continue to provide security outside the embassy, the officials said.
  • Interest In CH-53K Remains Strong

    07/03/2010 12:34:31 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies · 3+ views
    Aviation Week and Space Technology ^ | 7/02/2010 | Bettina H. Chavanne
    Germany, Israel and Taiwan top the list of countries interested in Sikorsky’s new CH-53K, now scheduled for first flight in 2013. The heavy lifter, which is headed for service with the U.S. Marine Corps, has suffered from delays, including a slip in initial operational capability of three years, to 2018. The delays seem not to faze the Marines and the CH-53K program office at Naval Air Systems Command (Navair). The extra time “buys [foreign countries] time to make an informed decision,” says Capt. Rick Muldoon, program manager. Germany operates about 80 CH-53D model aircraft, designated the CH-53G, 40 of which...
  • Pentagon opposes efforts to rename Department of the Navy

    06/07/2010 2:38:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies · 14+ views
    The Hill ^ | June 7, 2010 | Roxana Tiron
    The Pentagon is opposing a popular provision that would change the name of the Department of the Navy to the Department of the Navy and the Marine Corps. The provision, which Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) has pushed for years, has a record 415 co-sponsors in the House and recently passed by unanimous consent as a standalone bill. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), a former Marine, has introduced a similar provision in the Senate that has attracted 78 co-sponsors — more than enough to pass as a standalone bill or as part of the pending defense bills as an amendment. In a...
  • Honore: U.S. military should have reached Haiti sooner

    01/15/2010 4:39:13 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 79 replies · 2,053+ views
    cnn ^ | 01/14/10 | cnn
    Washington (CNN) -- The retired general who took charge of relief efforts in New Orleans, Louisiana, after Hurricane Katrina said Thursday that the U.S. military should have arrived in earthquake-devastated Haiti 24 hours earlier. "The good Samaritans who moved early on the first day are to be applauded. They made a difference," said Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, a CNN contributor. "What we've got to do now is get the heavy equipment in. I thought the U.S. military could have been there a day earlier. They're on the ground now, and they have a brigade en route, and that's going to...
  • US rushes troops to Haiti earthquake zone

    01/14/2010 11:22:58 AM PST · by traumer · 22 replies · 1,043+ views
    The US is sending up to 3,500 soldiers and 2,200 marines to Haiti to help rescue efforts in the wake of the devastating earthquake. President Barack Obama pledged one of the biggest relief efforts in recent US history and said Haiti would "not be forgotten" in its hour of need. The search for survivors continues but rescuers lack heavy lifting equipment and many are using their bare hands. The Red Cross estimates 45,000-50,000 people are dead and up to 3m affected. BBC correspondents say the situation is increasingly desperate, with aid only trickling in. Mr Obama confirmed that some US...
  • U.S. Navy Ships with "Thousands of Marines" Headed to Haiti - Video Report 1/14/10

    01/14/2010 4:52:10 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 33 replies · 1,148+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 14, 2010 | Brian
    Here is a brief video report saying that Navy ships loaded with "thousands of U.S. Marines" and supplies is headed to Haiti to help the people in their desperate situation following a 7.0 Earthquake that struck there on Tuesday. The Marines will reportedly assist in rescue efforts and with security. . . . (VIDEO)
  • AP Picture of (Dying) Marine.......

    09/05/2009 9:51:58 AM PDT · by Bulldawg Fan · 40 replies · 2,248+ views
    www.drudgereport.com ^ | 9/409 | unknown
    NEW YORK – Defense Secretary Robert Gates expressed disappointment Friday at news outlets that used a picture taken and distributed by The Associated Press depicting a U.S. Marine mortally wounded in combat in Afghanistan. The AP distributed the picture despite personal pleas from Gates and the dead Marine's family in a case that illustrated the difficult decisions in reporting on a conflict where Americans have seen relatively few images of fallen U.S. troops over eight years. The picture, by AP photographer Julie Jacobson, showed Lance Cpl. Joshua "Bernie" Bernard, 21, lying on the ground with severe leg injuries after being...
  • OIF2 Campaign Book- A Personal Library Collection.

    06/18/2007 10:38:01 AM PDT · by kas2591 · 9 replies · 330+ views
    email ^ | unk | Unknown
    Marines and family members, I received this via forwarded email dated 6/15/07. This looks like a gotta have item. A large download, but it's free and should be worth the time. Semper Fi Subject: FW: OIF2 Campaign Book ~A Personal Library Collection~ : Official Announcement / You Are Invited To Visit the Official Website (please feel free to forward) http://www.oif2campaignbook.com ________________________________ YOU ARE INVITED TO VISIT AND DOWNLOAD (FREE) YOUR COPY OF Operation Iraqi Freedom 2 CAMPAIGN BOOK ~ A Personal Library Collection ~ ________________________________ â–ş Please feel free to forward or pass this email on to fellow Marines and...
  • Combat Outpost Gets Treat (New Post Exchange)

    05/27/2007 12:35:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies · 562+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | May 23, 2007
    COMBAT OUTPOST RAWAH, Iraq -- Combat Outpost Rawah and the Marines who call it home, recently received a permanent post-exchange here. http://www.military.com/features/0,15240,136745,00.html Marine Corps News | May 23, 2007 The COP, which is 150 miles northwest of Baghdad and 50 miles east of the Syrian border, has recently undergone numerous changes to improve safety, hygiene, and quality of life. Prior to the permanent exchange, the outpost would get a visit from a mobile exchange about twice each month. “We are here to provide the Marines, soldiers and sailors with the basic necessities, as well as a few niceties, of home,”...
  • [President]Bush seeks prompt new war spending bill

    05/05/2007 7:58:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 777+ views
    One News Now ^ | May 5, 2007 | Deb Riechmann
    President Bush, urging Congress to craft a war spending bill quickly, offered no clues Saturday about whether he'll compromise over linking U.S. support to stability in Iraq. Bush and Congress have been talking about how to agree on a bill to finance combat operations through September. The president demands the money without strings attached, but Democrats say Bush eventually must accept some conditions on the U.S. commitment to the war. Earlier this week, Bush vetoed a $124 billion bill that would have provided money for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan while requiring troops to begin returning home by Oct. 1....
  • Montford Point's Marines broke the race barrier

    12/16/2006 7:30:14 AM PST · by DJ Taylor · 14 replies · 548+ views
    Fayetteville Observer ^ | December 16, 2006 | Michael Futch
    Fayetteville’s Cosmas Eaglin Sr. and James Simpson earned the title U.S. Marine. The two were among the first black men trained for the Corps, which was not open to them before World War II. They were among 20,000 black recruits who went through training at Montford Point Camp in Jacksonville before the service integrated fully and whites and blacks trained together. Eaglin, who is 91, and Simpson, who turns 83 on Dec. 27, rank among the first of the black Leathernecks. Eaglin started his long military career as part of the first wave of African-American Marines, falling among the first...
  • US Marine gets 40 Years in Philippines for Rape

    12/04/2006 6:59:30 AM PST · by Broker · 52 replies · 1,790+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | Dec. 4, 2006 | By TERESA CEROJANO AP Writer
    U.S. Marine Convicted in Philippines MANILA, Philippines — A U.S. Marine was convicted Monday of raping a Filipino woman and sentenced to 40 years in prison, ending an emotional trial that has strained U.S.-Philippine ties and tested a joint military pact.
  • HE FOUGHT FOR OUR COUNTRY ... BUT HE'S NOT WORTHY.

    02/15/2006 6:51:30 AM PST · by rattrap · 132 replies · 3,782+ views
    Nealz Nuze ^ | 12 February 2006 | Neal Boortz
    His name was Gregory Boyington. Some called him "Pappy." He served as a combat pilot in World War II with the 1st Squadron, American Volunteer Group. This squadron was known as the Flying Tigers of China. Boyington later served as a combat pilot for the U.S. Marine Corps. He commanded Marine Fighting Squadron 214. Perhaps you've heard of this squadron. It was called the Black Sheep Squadron and was later featured in a TV series called "Baa Baa, Black Sheep." Boyington shot down 26 Japanese aircraft while serving in the Pacific. He was later shot down and spent 20 months...