THIS IS ONE OF THE FUNNIEST THINGS I’VE SEEN IN AGES. God bless our brothers, the Canadians!
I understand through FB that folks will be raising a glass to the late SEAL Chris Kyle at 2000. I’ll be adding on in the Eastern Time Zone. Fair winds and following seas to you, warrior.
Our good friend, fellow Marine, and loyal reader Phat Joe from Regimental Signs sent this in: “A Joint Ground Combat Uniform: The Uniform Won’t Take Away Service Uniqueness” An area of responsibility (AOR)-specific joint ground combat uniform (GCU) common to all U.S. forces provides many benefits to military, interagency, and contract personnel who operate side by side in the battlespaces of today and the future. Current Service-specific GCUs and their fielding processes are neither tactically effective nor economically efficient. … F THAT. I like having a distinctive uniform. What say you?
“A new career and a new life.” Were I a restless younger man, I might be tempted.
“Bayonet course brings Marines back to basics.” “The bayonet course had you sprint up and stab the target and shoot five rounds at the 100 meter line within 20 seconds, and then advance to the 50 (meter line) to shoot five more rounds,” said Sgt. Brandan Jansan, competitor, Combat Shooting Team, Weapons Training Battalion, Marine Corps Base Quantico. This occurred on 15 May– a fine day for a bayonet charge! And my brief experience with members of the Australian Army tells me this was probably a pretty rousing event. I suspect there was beer available, afterwards. One last note. The [...]
Here’s a reason to raise a glass! :-)
Attention in barracks… You might have noticed that we were silent for a few days. We had a pretty significant technical problem that prevented us from posting. That, however, is now fixed thanks to Charlie J from military.com.
We had a good laugh about this the other day. Not, as you might guess, about the unfortunate Mr Greene, but more about some of the lines from his evals, which I think ought to make most military folks laugh, because, well, we all know someone like that. “COLUMBIA, S.C. — Surprise U.S. Senate nominee Alvin Greene frequently mentions his 13 years of military service, but records obtained Thursday by The Associated Press show that the veteran who has called himself an “American hero” was considered a lackluster service member at best. “The records, which document his superiors’ decisions to [...]
From Fox News: “For nearly 40 years, ROTC has not been welcome at The Farm. Stanford kicked ROTC off-campus in 1973 following anti-war protests that included the torching of a Navy ROTC building. Students and faculty didn’t like the idea of teaching the art of war on campus, and had issues with the academic standards, as well. “But now there’s a growing effort to bring the 200-year old military leadership training program back, spearheaded by former Defense Secretary William Perry, and Pultizer Prize winning historian David Kennedy– both Stanford professors. “In their view, reinstating ROTC goes to the heart of [...]
From the ISAF site, an Aussie mentoring team gets out and about in Uruzgan: “Community engagement was the order of the day for soldiers of the First Mentoring Task Force (MTF-1), when they recently patrolled in the Mirabad Valley area with their Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Jason Blain. “The patrol through Sarregin village was designed to enhance the relationship between Australian troops and local farmers, by providing an opportunity to informally chat about local conditions. “A key part of this patrol was to meet the local farmers and reassure them of our commitment to assisting Afghan National Security Forces, and [...]