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Army Seeks Gun Industry Help On M4 Carbine

The U.S. Marine Corps led the way.  At the time I said this: 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 […]

A Sky Full of Paratroopers

yesterdayHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Photo: US Air Force) The sky over Fort Bragg, North Carolina rained freedom in early April. Then, in the largest exercise of its kind there in 20 years, the US Air Force, Marine Corps, Air National Guard, and Royal Air Force dropped a combined 2,100 troops to the ground. Show More Summary

Marine Sgt. Daniel Knapp: Decorated Marine Denied Re-Enlistment For Controversial Tattoos

Marine Sgt. Daniel Knapp was recently denied re-enlistment to the Marine Corps for running afoul the tattoo policy after his military themed tattoos were deemed unacceptable. Although the U.S. Army recently implemented changes to it’s tattoo policy, unfortunately, the Marine Corps have yet to do so. Show More Summary

Roger Cobb; USMC SEAL Team commander

Scotty sends us his work on this fellow, Roger A. Cobb, aka CJ Cobb who claims to be a Marine and a combat veteran of the Iraq War; His wife tells a better tale, though; I wonder where she got that story from; The Marine Corps says “Who?” I long for the olden days when […]

Eugene Healey; Marine Corps pilot/SEAL phony

Someone sent us their work on this Eugene Healey fellow. He claims that he’s a Marine Corps pilot. Here’s one of his messages to a discussion forum of radio-controlled helicopter enthusiasts; Yeah, the only sandbox that he might see is in the kiddie park. Here he is being all the Marine pilot he can be […]

Sergeant Daniel Knapp; denied reup because of tattoo

The Marine Corps Times reports that Sergeant Daniel Knapp was denied the opportunity to reenlist in the Marine Corps because of a tattoo on his forearm. Knapp posted a 280 and 300 on his Physical Fitness Test and Combat Fitness Test, respectively. He did a second deployment to Afghanistan in 2013, conducting helicopter raids in […]

The Marines' Ink Policy, Again

[Content Note: Body/choice policing.]Sgt. Daniel Knapp, a US Marines infantryman with multiple meritorious promotions and a combat valor award, has been denied re-enlistment by Marine Corps headquarters because he has a tattoo the placement...Show More Summary

The zombie claim about Navy ship numbers returns to the 2016 campaign trail

“The budget cuts that we’ve enacted in Congress are insane. We’re having the smallest Army by the end of this decade since 1940, the smallest Navy since 1915, the smallest Marine Corps in modern history, at a time when we need them all the most.” – Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), New Hampshire Republican leadership summit, April […]

Marines Developing Air-Air Tactics to Integrate F-35s with F-18s | Poland Chooses Patriots & Airbus H225M | Swiss Will Replace F-5Es

Americas The Marine Corps is altering its aerial combat techniques to introduce F-35Bs alongside older F/A-18s. The Hornet Standard Game Plan will see the Corps adapt air-to-air combat tactics to maximize the new jet’s capabilities. Additionally, the plan will see the Marine Corps change the language used by pilots to better align with both the […]

DARPA Testing Prototype Persistent Close Air Support System With Marines

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) tested a prototype of the Persistent Close Air Support (PCAS) system for the first time during the US Marine Corps’ Talon Reach exercise.A full-system PCAS was tested during the...Show More Summary

Iran-Contra Figure to Host Military-Themed TV Series

A former Marine Corps lieutenant colonel who made a name for himself during the Iran-Contra scandal of the 1980s is taking over as host of the military-themed series “Saving Private K-9,” which airs on the Sportsman Channel. The channel announced...

One Of America's Biggest Military Choppers Just Landed On A Random Beach

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

A US Marine CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter just landed on a random beach near San Diego, according to the local NBC affiliate. The 3rd Marine Air Wing operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar said that the massive chopper went in for an emergency landing after a “low oil pressure” warning light went on. Read more...

David Bryant; Marine veteran saving the world

Tequila Volare sends us a link from FoxAtlanta about David Bryant, a UPS employee and an Afghanistan veteran of the Marine Corps variety. He was out driving his route yesterday, when he saw an elderly woman lying alongside the road – she was choking on a piece of food. Bryant leaped from his truck, not […]

Masters in Business: Rick Ferri

This week, our Masters in Business radio podcast features Rick Ferri, founder and chief investment officer of Portfolio Solutions. Ferri is a former Marine Corps fighter pilot who spent the first decade of his career working as a retail stockbroker. In the 1990s, he came up with an idea for a low-cost portfolio based on exchange-traded funds while working...Read More

Elite Blue Angels Squadron Gets Its First Female Pilot

U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Katie Higgins’ dream as a little girl was to follow in her family’s footsteps and become a pilot. Her dream came true in 2011, when she received her wings. But last weekend, she flew even higher when she became...Show More Summary

Margaret Brennan Married

CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan was married last night to Maj. Ali Iyad Yakub, a Marine Corps judge advocate. Brennan and Yakub first met 17 years ago when both were students at the University of Virginia, but were re-acquainted in 2013 when they ran into each other on the street in Washington, DC. Show More Summary

U.S.'s First Openly Trans Active Military Soldier Is Fighting For Equality

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Four years ago Sergeant Shane Ortega began his transition while serving in the U.S. Army. Before enlisting Ortega had served two tours with the United States Marine Corps, but upon joining the army he decided that it was time for...

MiB: Rick Ferri, Portfolio Solutions

This week, our Masters in Business radio podcast features Rick Ferri, founder and CIO of Portfolio Solutions. Ferri is a retired Marine Corps officer fighter pilot who spent the first decade of his finance career working as a traditional retail stock broker. At Smith Barney, he proposed to the company’s CEO, Jamie Dimon, an idea for a low...Read More

America's New Maritime Strategy: How Will China Respond?

Bryan McGrath Defense, Asia-Pacific "One of indication of how the Chinese military community will react is its past history."  The military services responsible for American seapower (Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard) recently released...Show More Summary

Marines conduct the last test of IOC for female officers

The Marine Corps Times reports that the test for integrating females Marines into the Infantry Officers’ Course has ended as abruptly as it began, with the last two candidates failing to complete the initial Combat Endurance Test. The Marine Corps had hoped to test at least 100 females for their test period, but that’s not […]

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