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Dynamics of a Scout Sniper Platoon Part One

Earlier I covered the topic of the failure rates at the Marine Corps Scout Sniper Basic Course and what the Marines wanted to do to mitigate the failures. I disagreed with the solution to the problem for a number of reasons. In thisShow More Summary

Mossberg M500A2 Military Enhancement Kit for Marine Breachers

Marine Corps Systems Command announced the fielding of a Military Enhancement Kit (MEK) to various units that require breaching as an essential capability. This includes everything from Military Police, to Force Reconnaissance Marines that need to breach houses. Show More Summary

Double-amputee Marine vet joins New York police department

The wounded warrior is now a cop — and he'll be walking the beat on titanium legs. Matias Ferreira, a former U.S. Marine Corps lance corporal who lost his legs … Click to Continue »

‘A New World Has Emerged’

In recent weeks, I have written about the “Marine Corps,” by which I mean Marine Le Pen and her body of supporters and peers. For instance, GOP congressmen Steve King and Dana Rohrabacher met with her. King tweeted that they had discussed “shared values.” She has now gone to Moscow, to visit with Vladimir Putin. Show More Summary

Brandon Blankenship, the phony Marine Lieutenant

We talked a bit on Tuesday about Brandon Blankenship, the fellow in Wisconsin who pretended to be a Marine Corps officer and rented 20 apartments for his imaginary platoon. Someone sent us the criminal complaint against him. Apparently, he’s not a good person; It was also found that Blankenship had two outstanding felony warrants. One […]

Marines United 3.0: Nude Photo Scandal Claims New Victims Despite Investigation

Marines United 3.0, a new Facebook group that took its name from the original group banned in January, continues to share nude photos of fellow servicewomen on the social media site despite stern warnings from the Marine Corps and Congress. ‘Marines...Show More Summary

Analysis- Scout Sniper Basic Course Failure Rate Part One

The Marine Corps Times (not associated with the Marines) has highlighted an issue that hasn’t entered the public domain in firearms news as of yet, but has really been smoldering at the surface for many years now. The basic premise of...Show More Summary

‘He forgets that we won the election’: Republicans furious Mattis won’t staff Pentagon with GOP partisans

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Congressional Republicans are angry that Defense Secretary James Mattis won’t staff the Pentagon with GOP partisans. The retired four-star Marine Corps general was widely praised when President Donald Trump nominated him to the top defense post, but GOP lawmakers are disappointed that Mattis...

2017 Marine Corps Marathon Lottery Open – Sign-Up Now!

The 2017 Marine Corps Marathon lottery is open! Here is what you need to know about it - time to get ready for "The People's Marathon!" The post 2017 Marine Corps Marathon Lottery Open – Sign-Up Now! appeared first on Running with Miles.

Marine Sergeant Major Timothy J. Rudd passes

The Marine Corps Times reports that Sergeant Major Timothy J. Rudd passed on Sunday while he was training in South Korea. Sgt. Maj. Timothy J. Rudd’s death is being described as a “non-combat related incident,” according to a III MEF news release, which does not include any further information of how Rudd died. The matter […]

Marines, Navy Eye Mandatory Separation Review for Online Offenders

The personnel chiefs for the Navy and Marine Corps revealed Tuesday that both services are considering updating their policies.

Brandon Blankenship; phony Marine officer

Chip sends us a link to the story of Brandon Blankenship in Waukesha, Wisconsin. He pretended to be a Marine Corps officer and convinced an apartment complex manager to rent 20apartments to him to house his platoon of Marines. He also wrote $80,000 in bad checks to purchase two new cars. Of course, he wasn’t […]

Jones Act LNG-powered ConRo Ship Launched

Crowley Maritime Corp.’s newest combination container/Roll on-Roll off (ConRo) ship has been launched at the VT Halter Marine shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss. for the Crowley’s service between Jacksonville, Fla., and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Named El Coquí after a beloved frog native to Puerto Rico…

Military seeks new ways to punish bad online behavior

The Navy and the Marine Corps say they're considering new ways to punish inappropriate online activity by service members, including posts of "intimate" images on social media sites. Senior military … Click to Continue »

Harry Mercer; phony Vietnam veteran

Someone sent us their work on this fellow, Harry Alan Mercer who claims that he was a Gunnery Sergeant (E-7) in the Marine Corps. Here is the Dd214 that he hands out to folks; If I’m not mistaken, the Marines don’t call their Naval Parachutist Badge “Gold Jump Wings” nor do they call the Diver […]

'Your answers today are unsatisfactory': Gillibrand rips into general over Marine nude photo scandal

In case you missed this incredible exchange from earlier this week: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) ripped into Marine Corps. Commandant Gen. Robert Neller   during a Senate Armed Services committee  hearing, following ongoing news  of male...Show More Summary

JROTC National Air Rifle Championship to be Held in Anniston in March

Air rifle athletes from Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force JROTC units will compete shoulder-to-shoulder to establish the right to be National Champions. This post JROTC National Air Rifle Championship to be Held in Anniston in March appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

In future ground war, light infantry will be alone and unsupported on the battlefield

So argue two Marine officers in an interesting article in the March issue of the Marine Corps Gazette.

The Marine Corps Changed Its Social Media Policy After the Nude Photo Scandal

The new policy clarifies that bad conduct can be punished under the military code

Battered by scandal, Marines issue new social media policy

Battered by a nude photo-sharing scandal, the Marine Corps has issued a longer and more detailed social media policy that lays out the professional and legal ramifications for service members … Click to Continue »

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