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Force review could leave the Corps high and dryBy Frank J. Gaffney Jr. “Send in the Marines!” For many generations, successive U.S. presidents have given those orders, from early in our nation’s history in places like Montezuma’s palaces in Mexico to the Barbary pirates’ shores of Tripoli, and more recently from the halls of Saddam … Read more
By Julian E. BarnesAugust 12, 2010, 4:21 PM ETSAN DIEGO — The U.S. Marine Corps will begin to reduce its size as the number of troops in Afghanistan is cut, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today. Under the strain of large deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan in recent years, the Pentagon expanded the Corps … Read more
Afghan theater gets ‘Wi-fi on the run’By Jeanette Steele, UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITERTuesday, August 3, 2010 at 10:31 p.m. Imagine trying to do business on the go without your BlackBerry or laptop. No information, no good. Now imagine trying to direct a battle without that kind of information, with lives on the line. As recently as … Read more
A Marine from Camp Pendleton has received the Silver Star for bravery and leadership during a firefight in Afghanistan that began with an insurgent ambush and ended with Marines counterattacking and killing 13 insurgents. Warrant Officer John W. Hermann, 32, of Tucson, Ariz., received the medal Thursday at a Marine base in Helmand province in … Read more
By sheer numbers, it was impressive: 4,500 sailors and Marines, seven ships, 60 amphibious assault vehicles, 16 air-cushioned landing craft and numerous fixed-wing and rotary aircraft. Dubbed Dawn Blitz, the weeklong amphibious assault exercise this month on the beach at Camp Pendleton was the largest such exercise since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. In … Read more
OUTSTANDING! Just has to pass the Senate now..~Wally May 4, 2010House votes to add Marine Corps name to Navy Dept WASHINGTON — More than 200 years after the first Marines fought in the Revolutionary War, the Marine Corps would finally get its name on the door under legislation the House has approved. The House by … Read more
MarineHeritage — April 28, 2010 — Mr. Robert Stevens, Chairman & CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation, accepts the General John A. LeJeune recognition for exemplary leadership. Mr. Stevens speaks about the importance of Marines past, present & future. At 3:45 into the video, Mr. Stevens tells a story about learning leadership. Good message! Thanks to … Read more
Afghan soldiers way below standard, exasperated Marines say http://www.usmc81.com Link to this post!
“May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won’t.”~GENERAL GEORGE S. PATTON JR. Military: Two U.S. congressmen take the lead in proclaiming the obvious — that those who attack this country should be punished and not those who risk their lives to defend it. The Navy SEALs are a special breed of patriot and … Read more