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  • US Marines ban social network sites including Twitter

    08/04/2009 8:12:21 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 28 replies · 2,798+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/4/2009
    And other social networking sites as the Pentagon weighed a similar prohibition over cybersecurity concerns. The Marines had already banned the use of social media on military networks but issued a more detailed order this week defining which sites were out of bounds and noting possible exceptions to the rule, a Marine Corps spokesman, Lieutenant Craig Thomas said. "These Internet sites in general are a proven haven for malicious actors and content and are particularly high risk due to information exposure, user generated content and targeting by adversaries," the Marine Corps said in an order posted on its website. "The...
  • USMC LC Seth Sharp Motorcade July 10, 2009 - Adairsville, GA

    07/15/2009 6:37:50 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 22 replies · 2,849+ views
    I got this video today on the Facebook group: Let's find over 1,000,000 supporters of the U.S. Marine Corps It will touch your heart...I know it has mine. Thank God for USMC LC Seth Sharp and all like him who understand the cost and worth of liberty. God rest his soul and God comfort and bless his family, loved ones, and friends...may they be sure in the knowledge of a glorious resurrection and reuniting with this fallen hero. Video of USMC LC Seth Sharp Motorcade July 10, 2009 - Adairsville, GA, KIA Afghanistan July 2, 2009.
  • Let's find over 1,000,000 supporters of each branch of the U.S. Military

    07/02/2009 10:41:51 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 22 replies · 566+ views
    Facebook Support Group ^ | July 2, 2009 | Jeff Head
    With the July 4th holiday quickly approaching, and particularly with the current occupier of th White House and his wholly un-American views and policies, let's take time to remember and support our brave U.S. military, all branches. They, along with our faith and own involvement here at home, make our liberty possible. That liberty is the hallmark to our peace and prosperity, and to our ability to turn back external...or internal...threats to it, as we must now. Our fine military personnel efforts overseas, and our own here. We have started several groups, one for each branch of service, on facebook...
  • Troops told to stop Taliban pursuit if civilians are at risk

    07/02/2009 1:29:24 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 18 replies · 738+ views ^ | July 1, 2009 | Nancy A. Yousse
    Troops told to stop Taliban pursuit if civilians are at risk KABUL, Afghanistan — Beginning Thursday, American soldiers in Afghanistan will be under orders to back down when they're chasing Taliban fighters whenever they think that civilians might be at risk. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal , the top commander in Afghanistan , will issue the directive as part of an effort to cut down on civilian casualties, which have enraged the Afghan government and residents. Instead of calling in air support or firing into civilian homes where Taliban fighters have sought refuge, commanders will be instructed to reach out to...
  • U.S. Marines Jump from Osprey (YouTube video)

    01/13/2009 4:58:20 PM PST · by Stoat · 8 replies · 2,228+ views
    Youtube ^ | January 13, 2009 | 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit / Blackfive
    A nice video that I thought FReepers might enjoy  :-) YouTube - U.S. Marines Jump from Osprey Video description posted at YouTube:B-roll of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit conducting a parachute Drop at Fort Picket. Scenes include a helicopter flying overhead, Marines jumping from the aircraft and landing in a field below. Produced by 22nd MEU.
  • Oldest U.S. Marine honored at St. Francis Country House

    12/05/2008 5:16:30 PM PST · by GonzoII · 15 replies · 1,806+ views
    The Catholic Standard &Times ^ | Friday, DEC 05, 2008 | By Lou Baldwin
    DARBY — “Semper Fidelis,” the motto of the United States Marines, means “Always Faithful.” It’s hard to think of anyone who better epitomizes that motto than Master Sergeant Alfred Deserio, U.S.M.C. (Ret.), who served in the Corps for 42 years, from August 1928 to December 1970, initially in the Marine Corps Reserves but mostly on active duty.
  • U.S. Military Presence Woldwide (UPDATE: VIEQUES)

    09/20/2008 5:02:20 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 14 replies · 387+ views
    Mother Jones ^ | 9/15/08 | Katherine McCaffrey
    As part of our special investigation "Mission Creep: US Military Presence Worldwide," we asked a host of military thinkers to contribute their two cents on topics relating to global Pentagon strategy. (You can access the archive here.) The following dispatch comes from Katherine T. McCaffrey, an assistant professor of anthropology at Montclair State University in New Jersey and author of "Military Power and Popular Protest: The US Navy in Vieques, Puerto Rico".

    09/17/2008 12:05:21 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 57 replies · 673+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | September 17, 2008
  • 'Tropic Thunder' Screened at Camp Pendleton

    08/05/2008 2:40:09 PM PDT · by winstonwolf33 · 5 replies · 276+ views
    Dirty Harry's Place ^ | 8/5/2008 | Anthony Breznican
    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — Being an actor is nothing like being a Marine. For an actor, even a 30-minute helicopter ride from Burbank to Camp Pendleton, just north of San Diego, can seem daunting.Before boarding a chopper for a special screening of Tropic Thunder at the base, star Robert Downey Jr. confessed: "I'm hoping the fact that I might puke right now is actually going to have the reverse effect, and that I'll suddenly be steady and calm by being in a helicopter."Downey, along with co-stars Ben Stiller and Jack Black, landed safely. "It was pretty tame, actually," Stiller said...
  • Marine, Back from Iraq, Shot Dead in His Home Town

    06/01/2008 10:00:45 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies · 404+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 1, 2008
    CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) -- On leave from the violence he had survived in the war in Iraq, a young Marine was so wary of crime on the streets of his own home town that he carried only $8 to avoid becoming a robbery target. Despite his caution, Lance Cpl. Robert Crutchfield, 21, was shot point-blank in the neck during a robbery at a bus stop. Feeding and breathing tubes kept him alive 41/2 months, until he died of an infection on May 18. Two men have been charged in the attack, and Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason said Friday the...
  • Sailing and Storms, one last Iraq entry (by A.STEWART MARTIN)

    04/13/2008 3:32:39 PM PDT · by RDTF · 13 replies · 110+ views
    In the off-season we raced our boats across the world. Some crews raced to England. Others, Maine. We always raced to Bermuda. That first summer we were 19. Our skipper was 22. A newly commissioned naval aviator-select. Phil was his name. I remember he had long sideburns and drank too much. Navy's sailing team had a reputation for drinking as hard as we ailed. On the morning of my first open ocean Bermuda race we crossed the starting line upwind of the fleet in a perfect start right off Newport, Rhode Island's New York Yacht Club. I had nothing do...
  • Haditha Bombshell: Pentagon Had Secret Committee

    03/26/2008 2:00:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies · 5,404+ views
    NewsMax ^ | March 26, 2008 | Philip V. Brennan
    A shadow legal body was set up by the Defense Department to manipulate the prosecutions of U.S. Marines accused of massacring Iraqi civilians in Haditha in 2005. That’s the bombshell disclosure from the Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm that is representing one of the accused Marines, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani. And it could prove to be the most damning piece of evidence showing the political motivations behind the ongoing prosecutions of the Haditha Marines. “The hysteria and media firestorm over Abu Ghraib and the Pat Tillman investigations led to fear of a similar media reaction...
  • This Sunday they build a home for wounded Marine hero on ABC's Extreme Home (my title)

    02/07/2008 7:32:39 PM PST · by RDTF · 51 replies · 452+ views
    ABC ^ | not specified | not specified
    Daniel Gilyeat is a decorated U.S. marine and a loving father to his children, having served not one but two tours in Iraq. During the second tour he volunteered for, he was out on a mission when a bomb hit his truck. He suffered major injuries and lost his left leg above the knee. In addition, his marriage ended and he suddenly became a single father. As with many soldiers, deployment had put a huge stress on his marriage. But despite these setbacks and personal battles, 25 days after losing his leg, Daniel was up and walking with a prosthetic...
  • US Marines leave Baghdadi

    01/08/2008 3:02:11 PM PST · by mdittmar · 18 replies · 137+ views
    Middle East Times ^ | 1/8/08 | UPI
    Iraqi police in the western city of Baghdadi are the first unit to take full command of a city in Anbar province as the U.S. Marines completely pull out. The U.S. Marines said the 2nd Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion completely redeployed from Command Post Baghdadi turning over day-to-day security operations to the Baghdadi police force. The handover is the first of its kind in Anbar province. Lt. Col. J.J. Dill, the commanding officer with the 1st Battalion, said the security situation in Iraq is no longer measured by occupied battle positions, but "in this stage of the counterinsurgency battle,...
  • Marine Band Knows Success Is Instrumental (Warrior Poets)

    12/28/2007 7:07:39 AM PST · by William Tell 2 · 7 replies · 128+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 12/28/2007 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Unfortunately the Bulletin editor eliminated the most important element of my piece and the title "Warrior Poets." Here is a link to The Bulletin article followed by my final draft which I think is a more salient piece. Read both and let me know what you think -Mike Warrior Poets By Michael P. Tremoglie Leave it to the Marines to be able to find people who not only can field strip an M16, they can clean and polish a trombone; who not only know how to kill a person with their bare hands, they also know how to play...
  • Marine earns rare honor with Bronze Star (Stephen Reagan)

    11/04/2007 6:19:52 PM PST · by Dubya · 12 replies · 211+ views
    STAR NEWS ^ | NOV 4 2007 | Ana Ribeiro
    You couldn't make out Stephen Reagan's feelings on Saturday just by looking at him. A pair of dark glasses hid his eyes, and the most noticeable ripples across his tranquil, composed face were the discreet smiles his wife put on it. But sitting at the fantail of the Battleship North Carolina, the Wilmington resident relived in his head the war episodes that earned him a Bronze Star Medal while taking from him some of his comrades. "I thought about it a lot," Reagan said, after his best friend and fellow Marine Michael Neal read the citation that came with the...
  • Phelps testifies in Maryland lawsuit (Fred Phelps of "GodHatesFags" sued)

    10/27/2007 5:50:41 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 21 replies · 1,415+ views
    AP ^ | October 24, 2007 | Staff
    BALTIMORE (AP) - The head of a fundamentalist Kansas church being sued over a funeral protest testified in Baltimore today. Fred Phelps of Topeka's Westboro Baptist Church said he didn't consider whether children would see a sign carried by protesters with the words "Semper Fi Fags" and two stick figures that appear to be engaged in a sex act. Phelps says they needed to warn to the country to change its wicked ways. Under cross-examination, Phelps agreed his presence was NOT wanted at the funeral and he could have protested somewhere else. Phelps' group is being sued by Albert Snyder,...
  • Reinforcements Sent To Iraq - CHUCK NORRIS!!!

    09/16/2007 10:09:30 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 32 replies · 385+ views ^ | 09/17/2007 | N/A
    Chuck Norris, the "Walker: Texas Ranger" star who now writes a column for WND, is visiting U.S. troops in Iraq where he says the surge is working and "morale is up – way up!" Norris is visiting 15 bases – including remote outposts – at the invitation of the assistant commandant of the Marines, Gen. Bob Magnus. It's Norris' second trip to encourage the troops. Last November, his United Service Organizations tour with Marines in Iraq was described by Corps officials as one of the best received ever. Norris' pastor, Todd DuBord, who is part of the traveling team that...
  • Surge Troops to Leave Iraq Via Syria - Another Fantasy Headline

    05/31/2007 8:10:42 AM PDT · by Santiago de la Vega · 2 replies · 649+ views
    Sherman's March to the Sea | 5/31/2007 | Santiago de la Vega
    SURGE TROOPS TO LEAVE VIA SYRIA President Bush announced today that US troops would be leaving the area through the Syrian port of Lattakia. US Marines will secure the port of Lattakia in preparation for the arrival of US armored forces. In addition, the US Air Force has instituted a No-Fly zone for all of Syria until further notice. In a tactic reminiscent of Sherman's March to the Sea, US Central Command issued orders for armored forces to marshall in Northern Iraq in preparation for their exit from the theater via Syria. The US Navy is stationing both aircraft carriers...
  • "Bumper of my SUV" - Kudos to country singer Chely Wright, who performed in Iraq last week

    03/13/2007 3:32:05 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 15 replies · 1,866+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | Monday March 12, 2007 | Michelle Malkin
    Bumper of my SUV By Michelle Malkin   ·   March 12, 2007 03:01 PM Kudos to country singer Chely Wright, who performed in Iraq last week: Since World War II, American celebrities have been raising the morale of service members overseas with different forms of entertainment ranging from concerts to stand-up shows. In an effort to keep that tradition alive, country singer Chely Wright, visited Al Asad, Iraq, to entertain and lift the spirits of service members, March 3. “I’m thankful and really appreciative that (the band members) and I get to fly around the world on airplanes, ride in tour...