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  • Multiple coyote attacks on runners reported at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in NC

    09/25/2020 1:58:32 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 48 replies
    AMN ^ | 9/24/20 | Mark Price - Charlotte Observer
    Cape Lejeune Marine Corps Base on the North Carolina coast has issued a safety alert after multiple people reported being attacked at the military facility by coyotes. At least four attacks have occurred recently on the eastern side of the base, near the Wallace Creek area, officials said in a Facebook post. Investigators did not give details of the injuries, but noted all victims “were running after dark in the vicinity.” The latest attack occurred at 4 a.m. Sept. 23. All the victims reported being near offices of the II Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group Command when attacked, officials said....
  • Marine Corps rolls out the M18, the first new service pistol since the Reagan era

    09/24/2020 10:57:48 AM PDT · by PROCON · 71 replies ^ | Sept. 23, 2020 | Ben Wolfgang
    Marines fire rounds downrange during Combat Pistol Program qualification training and firing at the Puuloa Range Training Facility in Ewa Beach, Hawaii, April 30. The new pistol program will replace annual pistol training and is more combat-oriented than the pistol qualification previously implemented. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Nathan Knapke/Released)The Marine Corps has fielded its first new service pistol in 35 years, Pentagon officials announced Tuesday, with M18s now being issued across the service. Marine Corps leaders said the M18 Modular Handgun System will replace all other sidearms, including the M9, M9A1, M45A1 and M007. The transition, which...
  • Marines’ Rifle Qualification Overhaul May Mean Fewer Expert Badges

    09/19/2020 4:52:37 PM PDT · by AggregateThreat · 22 replies
    The new Annual Rifle Qualification (ARQ) will replace Annual Rifle Training (ART) with a challenging new course of fire that forces Marines to apply basic marksmanship skills in a more dynamic environment, which will include moving targets and night shooting scenarios. The Marine Corps marksmanship community, recognizing the need to focus on lethality instead of standard marksmanship, drafted the new ARQ course of fire in October 2018 at the annual Combat Marksmanship Symposium.
  • Oldest living Marine turns 107 this month

    09/14/2020 11:56:22 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 10 replies
    Independent Tribune ^ | 09/06/2020 | Victoria Young
    The oldest living Marine in the United States will celebrate her 107th birthday this month. Dorothy “Dot” Cole was 29 years old when she enlisted in the Marine Corps. She had been confirmed as the oldest living female U.S. Marine. But today, she is the oldest living person to have served in the Corps. She will celebrate her 107th birthday Sept. 19. Her service in the corps began in a time when few women had served as Marines.
  • 1847: The San Patricios

    09/13/2020 7:18:17 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 3 replies ^ | September 13, 2009 | Headsman
    At 9:30 a.m. this day, as the American army raised the Stars & Stripes over Chapultepec Castle during the Mexican-American War, it simultaneously carried out a mass hanging of 30 Irish deserters who had gone over to Santa Anna — the Saint Patrick’s Battalion, or the San Patricios. Irish had been migrating to the United States en masse even well before the Great Famine got rolling in 1845. And for those of that great migration wave who wound up in the service fighting the Mexican-American War, there was a hint of deja vu — an Anglo and Protestant imperial power...
  • Laughter is the Best Medicine

    09/06/2020 2:45:02 PM PDT · by kingtom · 13 replies
    Who else is excited to hear Joe Biden has to defend signing and sponsoring the 1994 Crime Bill?
  • "AN APPEAL TO HEAVEN" -Origins of U.S. Navy, Marines, & Coast Guard "We'll carry on 'til Kingdom Come, Ideals for which we've died"

    08/05/2020 3:15:50 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    American Minute ^ | August 4, 2020 | Bill Federer
    In June of 1775, citizens acting as merchant mariners captured the British schooner HMS Margaretta around Machias, Massachusetts (present-day Maine). That same month, General George Washington, with the help of merchant ship owner Colonel John Glover of Marblehead, Massachusetts, chartered and outfitted several ships to interrupt the British supplies. The marker at the base of John Glover's statue in Boston states: "John Glover of Marblehead - A Soldier of the Revolution. He commanded a regiment of one thousand men raised in that town known as the marine regiment, and enlisted to serve throughout the war. He joined the camp at...
  • U.S. Marines ID all 9 people killed in sea-tank sinking

    08/03/2020 7:34:30 AM PDT · by NRx · 23 replies
    AP via AOL ^ | 08-03-2020 | Staff
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Marine Corps has identified all nine people killed when a Marine landing craft sank in hundreds of feet of water off the Southern California coast. Only one of their bodies was found, despite an intense days-long search involving helicopters and boats ranging from inflatables to a Navy destroyer. Found at the scene was Lance Cpl. Guillermo S. Perez, 20, of New Braunfels Texas. The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit announced on Sunday that the others, from California, Texas, Wisconsin and Oregon, are “presumed dead." They include: Pfc. Bryan J. Baltierra, 19, of Corona, California; Lance...
  • Marines halt search for 8 missing troops, all presumed dead

    08/02/2020 2:23:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    AP News ^ | 8/02/20
    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Eight troops missing after their landing craft sank off the Southern California coast during a training exercise are presumed dead, the Marine Corps announced Sunday. The Marines said they had called off the search that started late Thursday afternoon when the amphibious assault vehicle sank with 15 Marines and one Navy sailor aboard. Eight Marines were rescued, but one later died and two are in critical condition. The 26-ton, tank-like craft took on water and quickly sank in hundreds of feet of water - too deep for divers - making it difficult to reach.
  • Second Lady Karen Pence Meets the “The Walking Marine” for Final Walk to The White House

    07/27/2020 3:02:43 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 8 replies ^ | July 27, 2020 | White house, Second Lady Karen Pence
    Today, Second Lady Karen Pence joined Vietnam Marine Veteran, Terry Sharpe, known as “The Walking Marine,” for the last leg of his eighth and final walk from Stokesdale, North Carolina to Washington D.C. Mrs. Pence joined Terry at the Washington Monument and walked with him to the White House. On the walk, Mrs. Pence was able to hear more of Terry’s story and his passion to bring awareness to veteran suicide prevention.Upon arrival to the White House, President Trump and Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie surprised Terry by greeting him on the South Lawn. Terry was welcomed by guests and supporters as he and...
  • Marine Corps under fire after canceling training session amid concerns about speaker’s Christian background

    07/21/2020 1:33:35 PM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 53 replies ^ | 7/21/20 | Sam Dorman
    The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) is facing backlash from both sides of the religious liberty debate after it planned a training session that was later canceled over the speaker’s background in Christianity -- fueling Congressional scrutiny of both the military and the nonprofit which appeared to prompt the cancellation. Air Force veteran Jay Lorenzen was slated to speak at an annual training for JAG reservists on Friday, but that came to a screeching halt after the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) relayed its reservist clients’ concerns about Lorenzen’s beliefs influencing his talks. An MRFF press release boasted on Saturday that...
  • Video: A Black Marine With The American Flag Confronts The Angry Antifa Mob All By Himself – “If You Stand For Justice Come Stand With Me”

    07/19/2020 8:02:42 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 16 replies
    Right Journalism ^ | 07.19.2020 | Natalie Dagenhardt
    Almost two months into nightly anti-police brutality protests in Portland, the city continues to burn — literally on Saturday night. Portland, Ore., police declared a riot late Saturday after protesters allegedly broke into the Portland Police Association building and set a fire, which was quickly put out, according to officials. Videos from the incident: Police decided to attack the Antifa rioters: But one heartbreaking moment was ignored by almost every news outlet. A brave black man who was holding the American flag decide to confront the angry Antifa mob all by himself! The man is a former...
  • The Marine Corps plans on fielding suppressors to infantry squads starting this year

    Marine grunts in close combat formations will start receiving suppressors for their small arms at the end of this year, Task & Purpose has learned. Marine Corps Systems Command on Thursday announced its intent to award a single-source contract to Knight's Armament Company for 5.56 small arms suppressors for use on the Corps' arsenal of M27 Infantry Automatic Rifles, M4 carbines, and M4A1 Close Quarter Battle Weapons.
  • Fond du Lac man charged with hate crime for allegedly crashing into oncoming motorcyclist

    07/09/2020 7:31:59 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 47 replies
    Fox 11 News ^ | 7/9/20
    -- A Fond du Lac man intentionally crashed into and killed a motorcyclist last week because he believed the motorcyclist was white, Fond du Lac County Sheriff Ryan Waldschmidt said. Daniel Navarro, 27, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide, hate crime and use of a dangerous weapon in the crash last week that killed 55-year-old Phillip Thiessen. “Given the current social climate, the information shared today will undoubtedly lead to future conversation and discussion within our community,” said Waldschmidt. Thiessen was found dead in the road on July 3. Officers were called to the area of Winnebago Drive and Taycheedah...
  • Ronald R. Van Stockum turns 104 today (some positive news)

    07/08/2020 9:07:27 AM PDT · by Borges · 13 replies
    A veteran of Bougainville and Guam campaigns, Brigadier General Van Stockum is most noted for his service as director, Marine Corps Reserve and later as commanding general, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific (Forward) on Okinawa during the Vietnam War.
  • Snipers on their Job

    06/23/2020 6:45:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/23/20 | D Breteau
    Three Former Marine Corps Scout Snipers Talk About Their Profession - A while back American Sniper movie was a big hit on the silver screen, we checked in with three former Marine Corps snipers for their thoughts on the profession, how it changed them, America's deadliest marksman Chris Kyle, and advice for aspiring snipers. Caylen Wojcik Former 1st Marine Division Scout Sniper School instructor; deployed as a chief sniper during Operation Iraqi Freedom II; over 100 combat missions; severely wounded by enemy rocket fire during Operation Phantom Fury; founded Central Cascade Precision; now with Magpul Dynamics. Jason Mann Twenty years...
  • Details emerge on father who drove truck off cliff with toddlers inside allegedly on purpose

    06/17/2020 7:38:16 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 35 replies ^ | June 15, 2020 | Monique Griego, Abbie Alford
    a suspected suicidal father drove his truck off the ledge at Sunset Cliffs with his two-year-old twin daughters inside early Saturday. "He had driven off the end of a 50-foot cliff and was upside down in the water,” said officer Jonathan Wiese, now deemed a hero after he jumped in the water to rescue the girls. -snip the twin two-year-olds were taken without permission by their father and their mother received numerous calls and texts that she would never see them again."My thought is how do I get down there. There are no stairs, there is no easy way. My first thought...
  • U.S. Marine Corps Issues Ban on Confederate Battle Flags

    06/06/2020 7:40:09 PM PDT · by Meatspace · 106 replies
    New York Times ^ | 6/6/20 | Jenny Gross
    The U.S. Marine Corps on Friday issued detailed directives about removing and banning public displays of the Confederate battle flag at Marine installations — an order that extended to such items as mugs, posters and bumper stickers. “Current events are a stark reminder that it is not enough for us to remove symbols that cause division — rather, we also must strive to eliminate division itself,” the commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. David H. Berger, said in a statement on Wednesday.
  • Who Is Raymond Liddy? California Deputy Attorney General Charged With Child Porn

    08/06/2017 10:56:10 AM PDT · by azkathy · 32 replies
    IB Times ^ | 7-28-2017 | VISHAKHA SONAWANE
    A California deputy attorney general pleaded not guilty to charges related to possession of child pornography, according to reports Thursday. Raymond Joseph Liddy was arrested Tuesday but was later released after posting a $100,000 bond. In January, an electronic service provider tipped off the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about a user uploading an image appearing to be child porn. A similar tip was sent to the San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force about a month later and it the activity was traced to a house in Coronado in San Diego County. Federal authorities recovered 10...
  • Marines are finally about to receive their first new pistol in 35 years

    05/22/2020 1:04:47 PM PDT · by PROCON · 124 replies ^ | May 21, 2020 | Jared Keller
    The Marine Corps has officially begun procurement of the Army's Modular Handgun System to replace its existing pistol arsenal, the service announced on Tuesday. The M18 service pistol — a compact variant of the striker-fired M17 that, based on Sig Sauer's P320, the Army adopted under the MHS program in 2017 — will finally see fielding this fiscal year, according to Marine Corps Systems Command. MARCORSYSCOM spokesman Maj. Ken Kunze had previously pegged the start of fielding at some time during the third quarter of fiscal year 2020, with a target completion date in "late 2023." The M18 will replace...