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  1. Veterans and Military
    The island is eight square miles, ~6000 Marines killed, 17,000 wounded. Only 200 of 22,000 Japanese defenders captured alive...... During the bloody Battle for Iwo Jima, U.S. Marines from the 3rd Platoon, E Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Regiment of the 5th Division take the crest of Mount...
  2. Veterans and Military
    WASHINGTON - Marines are prepositioning battle tanks, artillery and logistics equipment inside Norwegian caves as the U.S. pushes to station equipment near the NATO-Russia frontier. "Any gear that is forward-deployed both reduces cost and speeds up our ability to support operations in crisis...
  3. Veterans and Military [QUESTION]
    I love these stories, they just remind me I don't know everything, http://www.greenvillegazette.com/she-was-one-of-the-first-female-marines-ever-then-she-became-a-tv-star-and-no-one-knew/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=boost&utm_content=webint
  4. Open Shout Out!
    In 1975 Hilary Clinton married Bill. Apparently in 1975 Hilary Clinton called off her wedding to join the Marines. When she got to the Marine recruiting center and got rejected.
  5. Chit-Chat
    Very interesting read, makes you wonder what price will be paid for political correctness in combat. http://qz.com/499618/the-us-marines-tested-all-male-squads-against-mixed-gender-ones-and-the-men-came-out-ahead/
  6. Veterans and Military
    Frank E. Petersen, First Black General in Marines, Dies at 83 http://www.nytimes.c...at-83.html?_r=1 Frank E. Petersen Jr., who suffered bruising racial indignities as a military enlistee in the 1950s and was even arrested at an officers' club on suspicion of impersonating a lieutenant, but...
  7. Veterans and Military
    There is a whole mostly invisible crisis happening with our veterans. Events like this help to bring it to the public focus. http://abc7news.com/society/marines-march-in-silkies-to-raise-awareness-about-military-suicides/886070/ Marines march in 'silkies' to raise awareness about military...
  8. Veterans and Military
    http://www.stripes.com/us-marine-corps-considering-new-sniper-rifle-1.359750 By Thomas Gibbons-Neff The Washington Post Published: July 25, 2015 WASHINGTON - The Marine Corps is looking to field a new sniper rifle but has yet to identify what type and caliber, according to a Marine spokesman...
  9. Veterans and Military
    Marcus Luttrell telling it like it is...
  10. Out of State Crimes
    http://www.ibtimes.com/chattanooga-shooting-reignites-gun-control-debate-after-mohammad-youssef-abdulazeez-2013917 here we go. The shooter used an "evil" ak 47 to kill all those guys. because a mass shooting like this is only possible with a "scary looking assault weapon" In order to kill...
  11. Veterans and Military
    Glad they'll be home again. Rest in peace brothers. The bodies of 36 WWII Marines that died a hero's death in the Battle Of Tarawa in 1943 have been recovered from an isolated island in the Pacific. The remains of these brave soldiers will be brought back to America to be given a proper burial...
  12. Jokes and more Jokes!
    A Marine enters the Catholic Church confessional booth in Pensacola, FL. He tells the priest, "Bless me Father, for I have sinned. Last night, I beat the Hell out of a flag burner and an Obama supporter." The priest says, "My son, I am here to forgive your sins, not to discuss your...
  13. Veterans and Military [QUESTION]
    Looking for a serving marine willing/able to make an award presentation, in uniform, next Thursday 5/21 at 9am to a Huntington H.S. student in honor of a marine killed in Beruit 30+ years ago. Fairly simple (15-minutes) but the presentation would mean much more coming from a serving marine...
  14. Jokes and more Jokes!
    Any need a new girlfriend?
  15. Open Firearm Discussions
    http://www.guns.com/2015/02/18/marines-talk-rifle-improvements-glocks-for-marsoc/ A new reticle is under consideration. (Photo: the Military Times) The Marines are considering a few changes in the small arms department, focusing on tweaks to their rifles and ammo and for some, switching to...
  16. Veterans and Military
    Anyone else see this today? Video report in the link. ISIS on the doorstep? Fighters reportedly seize Iraqi town near base holding US Marines http://www.foxnews.c...ase-holding-us/ Islamic State fighters reportedly seized most of a western Iraqi town on Thursday, in fighting taking place mere...
  17. Veterans and Military
    I wonder who gave this order. I doubt the Marines just decided to leave their weapons behind. If they did do this it is time to turn embassy security over to the army . Marines Surrender Weapons Before Yemen Evacuation U.S. Embassy Marines in Yemen handed over their M-9 pistols and M-4...
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