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“Don’t call me a POG”

In the Marine Corps Times, they published an article about meany infantrymen calling support troops POGs (Personnel Other than Grunts). While at the barracks aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, one weekend, a group of [Gunnery Sgt. Hector Vicente's] junior Marines from the entry-level school for personnel administration stopped by on their way to the beach. […]

A spectral sunset over a creepy war plane.

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A spectral sunset over a creepy war plane. Airmen from the 1st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron work on an AC-130U Spooky Gunship at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in California on November 3rd. [ Senior Airman Christopher Callaway/U.S. Air Force ] Read more...

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for November 17, 2014

Light armored vehicles fire on targets during a training mission. (US Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jonathan R. Waldman)

Teen Told By Apartment Complex to Remove Father’s Marine Flag From Window or Face Eviction

A teen in Tucson, Arizona apartment complex has been warned by the building owners to remove a Marine Corps flag from her window or face eviction, news reports say. The

17-Year-Old Marine Corps Recruit Practices Her Roar at Boot Camp

Women were first allowed to enroll in the US Marines (for clerical duty) in 1918. Over 300 of them entered the Corps that year, and they were immediately nicknamed the "Marinettes." Read more...

Anny's Story: Success after Service

Anny was still a teenager when she joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 2002. Eager to serve her country and see the world, Anny enlisted before her senior year of high school. She served for five years and was deployed to Okinawa, Japan....Show More Summary

You Probably Had No Idea The US Military Is Obsessed With Giant Cakes

Yesterday was the United States Marine Corps' 239th birthday. Jarheads and leathernecks celebrated as they long have—with big-ass cakes like the one above, which commemorated the Corps' 233rd birthday in 2008. The Marines' big birthday cake bashes date back to at least 1935. Show More Summary

Pro-life video of the day: Veterans Day tribute

by Hans Johnson November is a month of notable military anniversaries. Yesterday was the 239th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps. Next week marks 151 years since the first reading of the Gettysburg Address. And, of course, today is Veterans Day. Show More Summary

Remembering Our Veterans November 11th 2014

From the staff here at TFB we would like to take this time to honor our veterans current and past for their great sacrifice in preserving our country’s freedom. Whether our veterans served in the Army, Navy, Marine Corp, Air Force or Coast Guard we owe them a debt which we can never repay. Show More Summary

Body camera captures brawl between police and Marines: ‘No punching, Sarge!’

last weekNews : The Raw Story

A San Diego police officer can be seen punching a U.S. Marine Corps member who was laying on the ground, then saying he did so out of self-defense, KGTV-TV reported. “Sir, I’m the one that punched you in the face,” the officer, identified as Sgt. Patrick Vinson, tells Lance Cpl....

New Monument to be unveiled at Camp Pendleton

The folks at Hope for Warriors write to tell us about a new monument that will be unveiled Wednesday at 2PM at the Marine Corps’ Camp Pendleton at the entrance to the Wounded Warrior Battalion (West). The monument is styled after the photo taken by combat photographer Lucian Read in Fallujah, Iraq; On November, 13, […]

Veteran: A Word That Means a Lot, and More Than You Think

Transitioning from the Marine Corps in 2006 to the civilian world was far from easy. Even after earning a college degree, I struggled to find meaningful employment, endured a form of homelessness politely known as "couch-surfing," self-medicated with alcohol and eventually got a DUI. Show More Summary

A Very Small Penis Club, Ctd

A reader writes: One of my best friends in the Marine Corps was pretty open about his challenge. Once, during a group outing in town wearing on-base only uniforms, he pulled into the cleaners to pick up our dress uniforms for parade the next day. The only parking that wouldn’t expose us to a long […]

Today is the U.S. Marine Corps’ 239th Birthday: 4 Big Challenges Ahead

Stephen Liszewski Security, United States The nation’s “911 force” has to be ready for everything... Today the United States Marine Corps celebrates its 239th birthday.  Marines and their families will remember the illustrious history...Show More Summary

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for November 10, 2014

US Marines patch up holes after close-range shooting practice. (US Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Timothy Parish)

The Senior Military Service Sends Its Regards . . .

... to the youngest of the original three US military services on the occasion of its 239th birthday.  Specifically:  Happy Birthday, United States Marine Corps. The USMC was first established on Friday, 10 November1775. On that date, the Second Continental Congress resolved That two battalions of Marines be raised consisting of one Colonel, […]

He Put His Finance PhD On Hold To Become A Marine

As an intelligence officer in the Marine Corps during the US troop surge and the "Anbar Awakening," Marine captain Wesley Gray had a first-hand view of some of the most important events of the American campaign in Iraq. He trained the...Show More Summary

Secretary of War: 1897

January 1897. "U.S.S. Brooklyn, First Sergeant, Marine Corps." Our second look at this battleship's typewriters. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

This Guy Took A Four-Year Break From A Finance Ph.D. Program To Fight With The Marines In Iraq

As an intelligence officer in the Marine Corps during the US troop surge and the "Anbar Awakening," Marine captain Wesley Gray had a first-hand view of some of the most important events of the American campaign in Iraq. He trained the...Show More Summary

Ray Kelly to serve as Veterans Day Parade Grand Marshal

The 2014 Veterans Day Parade is shaping up as one semper fine celebration. The annual event honoring America’s military heroes will pay particular attention this year to the Marine Corps, the featured military branch.

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