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Men in Skirts

It seems to me that men should wear skirts and women wear slacks. When I enlisted in the Marine Corps, I was thrown boxer shorts at uniform issue. I almost handed them back and asked for briefs. I'd never even held boxers, much less worn them. Show More Summary

Nathan Currie & Brent McIntyre; Saving the world

Chief Tango sends us a link to the stories of Specialist Nathan Currie, who earned a Soldiers Medal and Corpsman Brent McIntyre who earned the Navy and Marine Corps Medal in separate incidents. From DVIDS is the story of Currie’s heroism; Currie was awarded the medal for his heroic actions at the scene of the […]

This Impressive Marine Corps Light Show Is Almost As Good As Any Frame From The Movie Tron.

Briefly: This impressive Marine Corps light show is almost as good as any frame from the movie Tron. What you see is actually an AV-8B Harrier preparing to take off aboard the USS Essex (LHD 2) Wasp-class amphibious assault ship during training off the coast of San Diego, on February 24. More »      

Watch Leonard Nimoy in a Marine Corps instructional video from 1954

Long before he played the greatest Starfleet officer of all time and directed the immortal 'The Voyage Home' Leonard Nimoy spent 18 months in the Army reserve. According to Military.com, Nimoy achieved the rank of sergeant and spentShow More Summary

This impressive Marine Corps light show is almost as good as any frame from the movie Tron.

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This impressive Marine Corps light show is almost as good as any frame from the movie Tron. What you see is actually an AV-8B Harrier preparing to take off aboard the USS Essex (LHD 2) Wasp-class amphibious assault ship during training off the coast of San Diego, on February 24. Read more...

Rep. Coffman really is a ‘combat veteran’

“Let me start by telling you something I haven’t done,” said Coffman, a Marine Corps combat veteran. “I have never run a federal agency that tolerates corruption the way the VA has. I’ve never built a hospital that’s years behind schedule and hundreds of millions over budget. And I’ve never been a shill for inept bureaucrats […]

Team Rubicon

The Marine Corps veteran and NGO founder gives us some pretty inspiring advice on seizing career opportunities.

Marine dies during training at Camp Pendleton

A Marine has died during training at Camp Pendleton, the Marine Corps said.

Ryan Berk honored by MCL

You probably remember Sean Yetman who was exposed as a phony in a Philadelphia mall by Ryan Berk a few months ago on Black Friday. Mr. Berk was honored by his local Marine Corps League post for bringing attention to the issue of stolen valor, according to the Intelligencer; Berk, a criminal justice major at […]

MARSOC Authorized to Use Glock 19s

MARSOC has won a small victory in attaining authorization to use Glock 19 handguns in qualifications. Soldier Systems has the story: In a Marine Corps MARADMIN message issued last week, MARSOC is authorized to use GLOCK 19 pistols, but as USSOCOM assets. Show More Summary

US Marine Corps to Release Amphibious Combat Vehicle RFP in Late March

The US Marine Corps plans to release a request for proposals for its Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) 1.1 program in late March, according to the service's Program Executive Officer Land Systems office.The ACV 1.1 is envisioned as an eight-wheeled vehicle priced at $4 million to $7.5 million each. Show More Summary

Marines To Get Rifle Makeovers

Recall that I told you “that Rock River Arms, Knights Armament, LaRue Tactical and Daniel Defense isn’t the Colt produced under milspec for the Army and Marine Corps (these are all superior to the Colt M-16 and M-4)?”  And recall that John Jay and I have both discussed Milspec and what it does (and doesn’t) […]

More than 20 Marines hurt during training at Twentynine Palms

Twenty-two Marines were injured Thursday in an accident during training at the Marine Corps base at 29Palms in the High Desert of San Bernardino County.

Marines Destroyed All Weapons in Yemen Evacuation

U.S. Embassy Marines in Yemen destroyed all of their weapons as they evacuated the country with diplomatic personnel under orders from the State Department, the Marine Corps said in a statement Wednesday night.

The Routh trial

Y’all have been sending links to the reports that Eddie Routh, the fellow who shot and killed Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield over a year ago, hasn’t served in a position in the Marine Corps that would have lent itself to the theory presented by his defense attorney that Routh suffers from PTS. I agree […]

Fish rot from the head: Senior Officers Behaving Badly

3 weeks agoIndustries / Military : OPFOR

Earlier today Townie directed us to an article praising Commandant of the Marine Corps General Dunford. It was good to see the general performing the physical fitness test. From the looks of things, being a leader AND a flag officer are becoming mutually exclusive. Show More Summary

Aired Video Backfired On ISIS, Galvanizes Coalition Against The Terrorist Group

The brutal burning death of a Jordanian pilot may have failed for ISIS and sparked the opposition to seek out and destroy the terrorist group. In an exclusive interview with ABC News, retired Marine Corps Gen. John Allen claims that the video “absolutely” backfired. Show More Summary

Whats Needed for Future Force

  Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert outlined his thoughts Feb. 4 on three science and technology objectives for the Navy and Marine Corps of the future,

Jordan's King Abdullah, speaking to the House Armed Services Committee, quoted something Clint Eastwood said in "Unforgiven."

Rep. Duncan Hunter Jr. reported from what was a private meeting:"He said there is going to be retribution like ISIS hasn't seen," said Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter Jr., a Marine Corps veteran of two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, who was in the meeting with the king. Show More Summary

Laws In Southeast Make It Hard For Military To Go Solar (Part 2 of 2)

Part I of this two-part series asked the question of whether the military should be getting credit for a new solar project that utility Duke Energy is building at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, NC. This post explores...Show More Summary

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