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  • Exclusive–O’Donnell: Soissons, A Battle You’ve Never Heard of Changed the Course of WWI

    07/10/2018 2:28:07 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 9 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | June 8, 2017 | Patrick K. O'Donnell
    One hundred years ago, Allied troops readied themselves for a forgotten battle that turned the tide of World War I. Thousands of American servicemen marched through the night to position themselves for a surprise strike against the Germans. A thunderstorm raged the third week of July 1918. Other than the occasional arcs of white-hot lightning, the night was so dark that the American Marines marched with each man holding one hand on the pack of the man in front of him to avoid getting lost. They hadn’t eaten in more than a day, and the men were bone-weary. Still, they...
  • State Department's Request to Send Marines to Taiwan Irks China

    07/05/2018 4:44:05 AM PDT · by Freeport · 18 replies
    Military.Com ^ | 3 Jul 2018 | Gina Harkins
    A Chinese official is warning the U.S. to "exercise caution" following a report that the State Department wants to send a small team of Marines to guard a diplomatic facility in Taiwan. The State Department requested that a Marine Security Guard detachment be dispatched to the American Institute in Taiwan, a de facto embassy in Taipei City, CNN reported Friday. The news prompted a swift response from a Chinese foreign ministry official, who reminded Americans of the "one-China policy" meant to prevent the U.S. from having direct diplomatic or military exchanges with Taiwan. "[Those] are the political preconditions for...
  • ‘I’m alive’: Parents of missing Kaneohe-based Navy corpsman receive text message

    07/04/2018 6:03:16 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 28 replies
    Star Advisor ^ | 7/3/2018 | By William Cole
    A missing person report was filed after 24-year-old Navy hospital corpsman Shaun Palmer failed to report for duty on Sunday. His mother says she plans to fly from California to help search for him. A 24-year-old Navy hospital corpsman based at Kaneohe Bay remains missing for a third day, officials said, but the case took a turn when a Navy investigator said a text was sent today from his phone to his parents saying, “I love you and I’m alive.” Seaman Shaun Palmer, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, was last seen early Sunday morning when a Marine he...
  • Exclusive: State Department risks China's ire with request for US Marines in Taiwan

    07/01/2018 9:01:37 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | June 29, 2018 | Ryan Browne
    The State Department has requested that US Marines be sent to Taiwan to help safeguard America's de facto embassy there, two US officials tell CNN, prompting China to urge the US to "exercise caution." *snip* If the request is granted, it will be the first time in nearly 40 years that US Marines will be guarding a diplomatic post in Taiwan.
  • Michigan Principal Apologizes for Marine Uniform Comments

    06/14/2018 4:39:34 AM PDT · by Old Teufel Hunden · 165 replies
    Military.com ^ | June 14, 2018 | The Associated Press
    MARSHALL, Mich. — A high school principal in southern Michigan has apologized to two graduates whom he had chastised for wearing their Marine dress uniforms during commencement. Marshall High School Principal Scott Hutchins apologized Monday for his comments regarding the two students' decision not to wear their caps and gowns on June 3, the Battle Creek Enquirer reported. School officials had told the two students ahead of commencement that exceptions wouldn't be made to a policy requiring graduates to wear a cap and gown, Superintendent Randy Davis said. Hutchins pulled aside Pfc. Willie Couch and Pfc. Samuel Hackworth at the...
  • Iraq War vet saves Wyoming trooper from man who was attacking him on highway

    06/04/2018 4:55:00 PM PDT · by familyop · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 4, 2018 | Robert Gearty
    ...Dustin Roberts, 36, of McKinleyville, Calif., tried to disarm the trooper after being stopped for a speeding violation. Troopers found 74 pounds of marijuana and some cocaine in his vehicle, officials said.
  • Trump honors wife and 7-year-old son of fallen Marine

    05/29/2018 11:26:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | May 29, 2018 | Fox & Friends
    In his first Memorial Day remarks as commander-in-chief, President Donald Trump paid tribute to fallen U.S. service members and their families. During his speech at Arlington National Cemetery, Trump saluted Brittany Jacobs and her 7-year-old son, Christian, who was dressed like a Marine. Jacobs’ father, Marine Sgt. Christopher Jacobs, died during a training accident in California in 2011. “Last year at Arlington Cemetery, I met a young boy named Christian Jacobs. He was special,” Trump said. “He was standing fully in a uniform. His father was a great man to him and he was a great man to me. And...
  • Are You a Democrat, a Republican or a Marine?

    05/12/2018 8:18:23 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 25 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/12/18 | Unk
    You're walking down a deserted street with your wife and two small children. Suddenly, a terrorist with a huge rusty knife comes around the corner, locks eyes with you, screams obscenities, raises the knife, and charges at you yelling “allah akbar!” You are carrying a Kimber 1911 .45 ACP, and you are an expert shot. You have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family. What do you do? A Democrat’s Answer Well, that's not enough information to answer the question! What is a Kimber 1911 .45 ACP? Does the man look poor or oppressed? Is he really a...
  • Marine Corps Commandant: In 15 Years, Our Aircraft Won't Need a Human in the Cockpit

    05/04/2018 2:53:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | May 1, 2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    The head of the United States Marine Corps says the Marines' air power could be completely uncrewed within 15 years. General Robert B. Neller, commandant of the Marine Corps, says the technology exists to realize this future. Neller stressed, however, that aircraft would not be completely autonomous, and would still be directed by a human being making key decisions. The Marine Corps Times quoted Neller from an event at the Brookings Institution saying: “I don’t know what war is going to look like in the future, [but] I think things that fly in the sky, the great majority of them...
  • Marines Set to Field New Designated Marksman Rifle

    05/01/2018 7:00:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | April 30, 2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    Amidst a slew of new equipment coming down the pipeline for U.S. Marines is a new designated marksman rifle. The M38 scoped rifle is designed to give Marine infantry squads the ability to hit individual targets at ranges of up to 600 meters with greater precision than Marines equipped with ordinary M4 carbines. According to Marine Corps Times the rifle will be fully issued by September 2018. After 9/11, the U.S. Army and Marines saw a need for a rifle that could reach out and hit targets at a greater distance than the typical M4 carbine or M16A2/A4 rifle could...
  • R. Lee Ermey Passed Away

    04/15/2018 4:31:28 PM PDT · by musicman · 129 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4-15-2018 | Twitter
    Statement from R. Lee Ermey's long time manager, Bill Rogin: It is with deep sadness that I regret to inform you all that R. Lee Ermey ("The Gunny") passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia. He will be greatly missed by all of us. Semper Fi, Gunny. Godspeed.
  • Marines Working with the Army on 5.56mm Rifle Round Replacement

    04/12/2018 6:35:08 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 62 replies
    Military.com ^ | 11 Apr, 2018 | Matthew Cox
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- A senior Marine Corps official confirmed today that the service is lockstep with the Army's effort to search for a rifle round more potent than the current 5.56mm round. For months, senior Army officials have been telling Congress that the current 5.56mm Enhanced Performance Round is not potent enough to penetrate enemy body armor plates similar to U.S. military-issue rifle plates such as the Enhanced Small Arms Protective Insert, or ESAPI. As a solution, the Army is experimenting with a plan to replace its M249 squad automatic weapon and M4 carbine with futuristic weapons that fire...
  • The Mk 13 Mod 7 Will Be the Marines' New Sniper Rifle. Here Is What It Can Do.

    The Marine Corps plans on adopting the Mk 13 Mod 7 sniper rifle for Marine scout snipers, officials confirmed to Marine Corps Times on April 2, a much-needed and long-overdue replacement for the M40 system that Marines have wielded since the Vietnam War. Since the start of the Global War on Terror in 2001, the M40’s 1000-yard range has proved limiting for U.S. combat troops engaging militants in sprawling fightings in the mountains and desert of Afghanistan and Iraq. But according to Marine Corps Times, the Mk 13 “pushes beyond 1,000 yards” offered with a .300 Winchester Magnum round. That...
  • Japan activates first marines since WW2 to bolster defenses against China

    04/07/2018 9:08:38 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 21 replies
    CNBC ^ | 04/07/18
    Japan on Saturday activated its first marine unit since World War Two trained to counter invaders occupying Japanese islands along the edge of the East China Sea that Tokyo fears are vulnerable to attack by China. In a ceremony held at a military base near Sasebo on the southwest island of Kyushu, about 1,500 members of the Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARDB) wearing camouflage lined up outside amid cold, windy weather. "Given the increasingly difficult defense and security situation surrounding Japan, defense of our islands has become a critical mandate," Tomohiro Yamamoto, vice defense minister, said in a speech....
  • 4 KILLED IN MARINE HELICOPTER CRASH NEAR EL CENTRO, MILITARY SAYS

    04/03/2018 11:01:36 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 61 replies
    ABC 7 - Los Angeles ^ | April 4 | Staff
    EL CENTRO, Calif. (KABC) -- A Marine Corps helicopter based in El Centro crashed on a training mission and all four crew members are believed to have died, officials said.
  • Separate Is Not Equal in the Marine Corps (NYT alert)

    04/01/2018 6:34:11 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 74 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 31, 2018 | KATE GERMANO
    ... But when I arrived at Parris Island in June 2014 to command Fourth Battalion — the only training unit for enlisted female recruits in the Marine Corps — I saw something that shocked me. Lined up behind the female formation stood a conspicuous row of chairs. I was told that if any of these women who were about to join the few and the proud felt tired or lightheaded, she was invited to sit. Men had no such luxury. At that moment, I realized new Marines were taught that the corps had lower expectations for women. One of my...
  • BREAKING: USMC To Adopt Modular Handgun System

    03/20/2018 4:41:50 PM PDT · by BBell · 61 replies
    The US Marine Corps is set to replace its M9s with 35,000 Modular Handgun System pistols, budgeting over $6 million for the procurement. Since the US army’s adoption of the XM17/18 in January 2017, there has been much speculation around if and when the other services would follow. It seems the Marine Corps will be the first. The recently published 2019 Fiscal Year Budget Estimates Justification Book for United States Marine Corps procurement gives us some insight into the Corps small arms aims for the next couple of years. The adoption of SIG Sauer’s Modular Handgun System is one of...
  • The Attack

    03/15/2018 11:23:46 AM PDT · by Chainmail · 54 replies
    Chainmail
    This is the continuation of my first story The DarkI posted a couple of days ago. These events took place in April, 1967.
  • Be as PC as You Can Be…Find your Future in the US Military

    03/13/2018 3:53:48 PM PDT · by pboyington · 29 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | March 1,3 2018 | Ray Starmann
    Back in the 1980’s, the Army ran a series of successful commercials, with the slogan, “Be All You Can Be.” The corny ads depicted a US Army that was reborn during the Reagan administration and an Army that actually focused on killing bad guys and breaking things. Imagine that… Flash forward to the Orwellian hell of the Pentagon in 2018, where your military left is right, where men are pregnant, where women are transitioning to men, where lactation stations are now part of the military’s SOP, where the girl next door, at 5 feet nothing and weighing nothing will be...
  • The Dark

    03/13/2018 1:03:37 PM PDT · by Chainmail · 112 replies
    Chainmail
    Some of you asked me to write some more about my experiences all those years ago. This one is about a close call and my memories of it.