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  • 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...
  • News From The Front

    11/10/2005 4:19:40 PM PST · by DJ Taylor · 3 replies · 2,025+ views
    E-Mail | November 10, 2005 | No Revealed
    Got this from a retired Marine First Sergeant - thought you might be interested in his son's assessment of weapons and enemy tactics in Iraq (the boy is home from his first tour, going back in early 2006, and early re-enlisted for another 4 years.) Hello to all my fellow gunners, military buffs, veterans and interested guys. A couple of weekends ago I got to spend time with my son Jordan, who was on his first leave since returning from Iraq. He is well (a little thin), and already bored. He will be returning to Iraq for a second tour...
  • Need recommendation for book on U.S. Marine Corps for teenage boy

    11/04/2005 10:29:30 AM PST · by old-ager · 67 replies · 1,381+ views
    2005-11-4 | Seld
    Hi. Pardon the vanity. I need good recommendations for a book on the Marines suitable for a young teenage boy. This is for a report. THANKS IN ADVANCE!
  • Honoring Nimitz

    10/18/2005 4:11:07 PM PDT · by Liberty Valance · 20 replies · 534+ views
    The Kerrville Daily Times ^ | October 17, 2005 | Mark J. Armstrong
    FREDERICKSBURG TEXAS — Another Hill Country native leading his troops into battle halfway around the world spoke this weekend to mark the 60th anniversary of Fleet Adm. Chester Nimitz’s homecoming at the end of World War II. U.S. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Michael W. Hagee told the crowd of nearly 200 at the National Museum of the Pacific War that the same leadership traits that made Nimitz a successful commander could be found today in the men and women fighting in the streets of Bagdad. “The world has changed because of advanced communication, and often young Marines cannot wait to...
  • Double amputee still serves Corps as martial arts instructor

    10/11/2005 6:01:03 PM PDT · by IonImplantGuru · 51 replies · 2,929+ views
    USMC Press Release ^ | Aug. 22, 2005 | Cpl. Jonathan Agg
    MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va(Aug. 22, 2005) -- Throughout the annals of Marine Corps history, inspired quotations have framed the heroics of great Marines, transforming passing moments into epic legends to be forever retold and celebrated by the generations of warriors who follow. Never to be forgotten is the rallying cry of Gunnery Sgt. Dan Daly at the Battle of Belleau Wood, France, on June 4, 1918: “Come on you son’s of bitches! Do you want to live forever?” [snip] So too will a contemporary Marine be remembered, not only for his extraordinary act of courage and composure under...
  • A Marine Came for Me

    10/10/2005 6:33:30 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 33 replies · 2,226+ views
    U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings | October 2005 | David J. Danelo
    "A Marine Came For Me" David J. Danelo Proceedings, October 2005 Discuss this article in the eForum. The odyssey of Marine Corporal Ross Craft (center) began with his hunt to find his aunt and uncle, Diane and Richard Angelico, who were missing in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE AUTHOR On 30 August, the day after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, shattered two levees, and flooded New Orleans, a local television station ran footage of a Marine on a jet ski zipping through the floodwaters guiding rescue boats to safe evacuation routes. Corporal Ross Craft, a...
  • Battalion that lost 48 members returns to cheers-(CNN)

    10/08/2005 4:26:05 AM PDT · by Flavius · 28 replies · 1,135+ views
    CNN yuck ^ | October 7, 2005; | na
    BROOK PARK, Ohio (AP) -- A Marine Corps battalion that lost 48 members in Iraq arrived home Thursday to cheers and a parade attended by thousands of people. Crowds lined the one-mile parade route from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to welcome back the 160 members of the Headquarters & Service Company of the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines.
  • Remembering a local hero

    09/04/2005 2:04:22 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies · 477+ views
    The Virginian Pilot ^ | 9/4/05 | A.M. JACOCKS, JR.
    I saw the heart and soul of America. It was in a town of 1,700 people whose welcoming sign proudly proclaims itself as “The home of Longaberger Baskets.” A small town like hundreds of towns across this great nation of ours. But this day was different. I saw an entire community come to a stop at 2 o’clock in the afternoon on a partly cloudy day to pay homage to a young man. In the heat of the day, people of every age, race, sex and vocation turned out to see the young man pass by. I am sure that...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Enjoys a Lazy Sunday - Marine Corps Emblem and Seal - August 28th, 2005

    08/28/2005 7:50:25 AM PDT · by snippy_about_it · 68 replies · 12,888+ views
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • 3/25 tipline counters insurgency

    08/05/2005 4:59:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 671+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Aug 5, 2005 | Cpl. Ken Melton
    HIT, Iraq (August 5, 2005) -- Marines with 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment have a new weapon in the war against terrorism and it is simple, effective and voluntary. The tip lines provided by Regimental Combat Team-2 allows citizens here and in surrounding communities to assist in the fight to make their city safe and secure while remaining anonymous and safe from reprisal from insurgents. Since March, a tip line was provided for the Hadithah area, which proved ineffective and unsecure. Two new lines were installed a few weeks ago and are ringing off the hook. “We have been advertising...
  • Marine learns more than discipline in Corps

    08/05/2005 5:03:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 23 replies · 854+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Aug 5, 2005 | Sgt. Stephen D'Alessio
    CAMP BLUE DIAMOND, AR RAMADI, Iraq (August 5, 2005) -- During basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., Joanna Lael Baker met her nemesis as she stood atop of the rappel tower and peered down at her certain doom. Her fear of heights was being challenged in a finale that meant the difference between her passing the test with the other recruits and falling back in training. She took a deep breath, grabbed the rope and jumped 40 feet down – stopping short just a few feet from the woodchips. Lance Cpl. Baker finally conquered her fear...
  • General charges bias in Japan court ruling sentencing Marine to hard labor - Lance Cpl. Joshua Major

    08/04/2005 10:42:58 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 14 replies · 998+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | August 4, 2005 | Erik Slavin
    CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The United States on Friday turned over a Marine sentenced to forced labor by a Japanese High Court despite what the Corps’ former top general in Japan called a “clear denial of due process.” Lance Cpl. Joshua M. Major, 25, had his sentence for assault and conspiracy to commit robbery changed by the appellate Fukuoka High Court in January from a suspended two-year sentence to 4˝ years of forced labor in prison. “The High Court’s unprecedented harsh sentence clearly indicates a bias by the court against the accused,” wrote Lt. Gen. Robert Blackman, who was commander...
  • Brooklyn Marines help children ‘defy’ odds (Bring Kleenex)

    07/29/2005 5:08:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 511+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | July 29, 2005 | Cpl. Lameen Witter
    New York (July 29, 2005) -- Marines from 6th Communication Battalion joined officers of the 101st and 75th precincts of the New York Police Department in teaching children about leadership and drug awareness through the Drug Education For Youth (DEFY) program held at Floyd Bennett Field, recently. The Marines ran the program from July 5 to July 15. The program, which focuses on building the self-esteem of inner city children ages nine through 13, was created to help the children resist the temptation of drugs and gangs. During the program, groups of children from Far Rockaway and East Brooklyn participated...
  • Junction City, Ohio Marine receives Purple Heart (Heart Pounding Pride)

    07/29/2005 5:16:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 17 replies · 574+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | July 29, 2005 | Pfc. Terrell A. Turner
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (July 29, 2005) -- The average day of a Marine deployed to a combat zone is filled with dangerous situations. Marines prepare on a daily basis to ensure that each situation is handled skillfully and diligently. Today’s Marines face tough and unexpected situations on a daily basis in combat zones throughout the world in the Global War on Terrorism. Staff Sgt. John M. Kennedy of Junction City, Ohio, was awarded the Purple Heart medal here, July 25, for wounds received while deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion,...
  • This Will Make you Proud!

    07/18/2005 9:48:50 PM PDT · by dvan · 12 replies · 813+ views
    WTV-Zone.com ^ | June 2005 | Bob Lonsberry, journalist and broadcaster
    Turn on your audio and set back on watch this. This is about a real American hero, Captain Brian Chontosh, USMC. Unfortunately our biased news media doesn't cover items like this.
  • Marines Kill About 50 Terrorists in Iraq

    06/18/2005 10:12:25 AM PDT · by NYFreeper · 21 replies · 1,433+ views
    Fox news ^ | 6/18/05 | AP
    <p>KARABILAH, Iraq — U.S. Marines and Iraqi forces battled insurgents on two fronts Saturday in a restive western province, killing about 50 militants in a dusty frontier town in the military's latest campaign to stop foreign fighters infiltrating from neighboring Syria (search).</p>
  • Marines train with troops from four other nations in Poland

    06/18/2005 11:21:19 AM PDT · by lizol · 11 replies · 650+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Friday, June 17, 2005 | Russ Rizzo
    Marines train with troops from four other nations in Poland By Russ Rizzo, Stars and Stripes European edition, Friday, June 17, 2005 STUTTGART, Germany — For old-timers, it was a sign of the times. Infantry soldiers from Russia and Germany stormed the beaches of Poland, guns in hand, to keep the peace. U.S. Marines and their equivalents from four other countries practiced a beach landing and peacekeeping operations on the northern coast of Poland this week as part of the 33rd annual Baltic Operations maritime training program. Once on land in Ustka, Poland, the nearly 500 troops from the United...
  • Government School --- Soldiers Not Welcome (US Marine banned)

    06/02/2005 7:40:36 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 54 replies · 2,348+ views
    Neal Boortz ^ | June 2nd, 2005 | Neil Boortz - Michelle Malkin
    We talked about this one on the show yesterday, but it didn't make the Nuze.  So here we go .. the story of the Anita White Carson Middle School in Greensboro, Greene County, Georgia.  Our cast of characters is as follows: Matthew Lund, first year teacher Ulrica Corbett, Principal.Zach Richardson, Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps. So .. here's the story, gleaned from the front page of the May 26th edition of Greensboro Herald-Journal.Matthew Lund and Zach Richardson were college roommates.  After college Richard joined the Marines and Lund started teaching.  Richardson went to Iraq, Lund to Carson Middle School, there to...
  • Death of a Marine - (this one will give you chills of pride in America.......also genuine grief)

    05/30/2005 4:04:17 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 15 replies · 998+ views
    JEWISH WORLD REVIEW.COM ^ | MAY 30, 2005 | JEFF JACOBY
    Long lists of soldiers killed in wartime can have great emotional power, as anyone who has been to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington can attest. However dignified and moving, though, in the end such a listing can really describe them only as a group: They wore the uniform and died in the service of their country. But who they were individually, how they served, what they left behind — that is more than a catalogue of names can convey. So here is the story behind just one of the names ''Nightline" will enumerate on Memorial Day: Sergeant Rafael Peralta...
  • To Honor a Three War Marine, my Father (vanity)

    05/30/2005 5:01:15 PM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 19 replies · 757+ views
    My Heart ^ | 5/30/05 | Me
  • Call to duty: Fallen Marine ‘wanted to make a difference’

    05/30/2005 5:02:42 PM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 1 replies · 579+ views
    BostonHerald.com ^ | May 30, 2005 | Tom Farmer
    Knocked on his back by a burst of gunfire that hammered the body armor covering his chest in November in Fallujah, Marine Lance Cpl. Dimitrios Gavriel gave his corporal the thumbs-up and continued to cover the room where his attacker lay waiting. Within minutes, the 29-year-old Gavriel would be dead, killed by more bullets and a grenade tossed by the Iraqi insurgent who would also draw his last breath that day.
  • And Now We Say Thank You

    05/30/2005 1:50:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies · 936+ views
    Tampa Tribune ^ | May 30, 2005 | Paul Combs
  • A Tribute to Fallen Heroes

    05/27/2005 7:53:01 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 51 replies · 1,824+ views
    FreedomUSA website ^ | 1997 | Neil E. Wright
    A tribute to fallen HEROES  from the staff and visitors at FreeRepublic.com, FreedomUSA.org and Veterans for Constitutional Restoration (VetsCoR)  During the course of this country's history brave men and women have stepped forward from time to time, answering the country's call to fight against would-be tyrants, dictators and despots,  and to defend the individual freedom that is our birthright.  Many of these brave men and women have paid the ultimate price. It is to these brave men and women of the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine that we dedicate this page, and to...
  • Marines in NYC for Fleet Week visit WTC

    05/27/2005 8:42:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 892+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/27/05 | Jenny Holland - AP
    NEW YORK (AP) - Hundreds of troops here for Fleet Week took time off Friday to attend two events to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks - one a very public show of strength, the other quiet and private. Almost 300 members of the Marine Corps and the Coast Guard took part in the first event, a three-mile run around lower Manhattan followed by a wreath-laying ceremony beside the former World Trade Center site. As they stood under a cloudless sky at the site of the terrorist strikes, the group let out a shout that reverberated across the 16-acre...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Profiles Lieutenant Christian F. Schilt, USMC - October 10th, 2004

    10/09/2004 10:33:31 PM PDT · by snippy_about_it · 142 replies · 10,875+ views
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    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • Semper Fi

    07/02/2004 11:35:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 73 replies · 1,489+ views
    The New England Journal of Medicine ^ | July 1, 2004 | Pamela Grim, M.D.
    A while ago, before more recent geopolitical disasters, I saw on the news that a "rapid response team" of Marines had landed in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and I wondered whether any of "mine" were there — the recruits I see at the Parris Island Marine training facility in South Carolina. I realized my first morning here that the culture of the "Island" and the "grunts" is worlds away from my own. My first recruit-patient — an 18-year-old with pilonoidal abscess — shouted "Yes, Ma'am!" or "No, Ma'am!" whenever I asked him a question. When I was his age, I was out...
  • Explosions Fill Skies Over Fallujah

    04/28/2004 9:23:41 PM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 4 replies · 142+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4/28/04 | Fox News' Bret Baier, Ian McCaleb and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
    FALLUJAH, Iraq — The skies above Fallujah lit up for a second night in a row Wednesday as U.S. forces mounted a strategic strike in the Iraqi city that has a strong anti-American insurgent presence. American forces decided to delay potentially dangerous patrols into the besieged city.
  • Spread Thin, Army Calling on Same Units

    03/12/2004 7:35:31 PM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies · 169+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | March 12, 2004 | ROBERT BURNS(AP)
    WASHINGTON - The Army is spread so thin around the globe that when it needs fresh combat troops for Iraq this fall it will have little choice but to call on the same soldiers who led the charge into Baghdad last spring. The 3rd Infantry Division already has been given an official "warning order" to prepare to return to Iraq as soon as Thanksgiving. When those soldiers flew home from Iraq last summer to their bases in Georgia, few of them could have known they were, in effect, on a roundtrip ticket. They are not alone in facing back-to-back deployments...
  • US Marine Corps expands tilt-rotor commitment

    05/19/2003 9:45:55 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 58 replies · 741+ views
    Jane's ^ | May 19 2003 | Craig Hoyle
    In one of the strongest indications to date of the US Marine Corps' (USMC's) continued determination to field tilt-rotors and other transformational aircraft types, the service has announced plans to establish a 'centre of excellence' to oversee the future development of the MV-22 Osprey and emerging concepts such as a quad tilt-rotor transport and a canard rotor/wing escort. The ethos behind the new centre is to ensure that mistakes made during the early development of the MV-22 tilt-rotor are not repeated during future programmes, said Lt Gen Michael Hough, the USMC's Deputy Commandant for Aviation. Identifying a shortfall in simulation...
  • TOYS FOR TOTS -- Christmas FReep REQUEST!!

    12/13/2002 3:19:51 PM PST · by RedWhiteBlue · 16 replies · 332+ views
    US Marine Corps ^ | December 13, 2002 | Self
    First I ask your understanding regarding this vanity; to date it is the only one I have ever posted. I just wanted to remind all Freepers that it is not too late to do something to help with the US Marine Corps charity "Toys For Tots." At the very least, click HERE. Just by clicking this link, you will go to the Bristol Meyers Excedrin website, and Bristol Meyers will donate a $1 to Toys For Tots. What could be easier!! Also, please keep this thread bumped to make it more likely that other freepers will learn about this link....
  • Does anyone know where I can find the U.S. Marine Corps "Chess Commercial"?

    11/02/2002 8:38:37 AM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 4 replies · 689+ views
    Vanity Search | Saturday, November 2, 2002 | Momaw Nadon
    Does anyone know where I can find the U.S. Marine Corps "Chess Commercial"? What is the name of the music song being played in this Marine Corps recruiting commercial?Any help is greatly appreciated!
  • US Marine Corps Force Recon Missions [Enduring Freedom]

    10/02/2002 9:31:49 PM PDT · by VaBthang4 · 32 replies · 5,021+ views
    Marine Corps Gazette ^ | October 2002 | Capt Philip J. Treglia
    Force Reconnaissance Missions1st Force Reconnaissance Platoon operated in support of 15th MEU(SOC) during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.The 1st Force Reconnaissance Company (1st Force) Marines of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (15th MEU(SOC)) were the best-trained, best-equipped Marines fighting in Afghanistan. We had the most experienced small unit commanders and the newest specialized equipment within all of the Department of Defense for conducting combat operations. As the assault element in the maritime special purpose force (MSPF), the platoon gained the confidence of the Marine air-ground task force commander early in the predeployment training cycle. During the course of the...
  • PROUDLY WE SALUTE YOU

    03/28/2002 6:32:23 PM PST · by captnorb · 7 replies · 244+ views
    Hickory Daily Record; March 28, 2002 | unknown | Father Denis Edward O'Brien
    GOD Bless this man and the words attributed to him. "It is the soldier, not the reporter who has given us freedom of the press It is the soldier, not the poet who has given us freedom of speech It is the soldier, not the campus organizer who gives freedom to demonstrate It is the soldier who salutes the flag and whose coffin is draped by the flag who allows the protester to burn the flag"