Stars for ’88 and ’89!

I am pleased to report that Colonel Steve Neary ’88, USMC, and Colonel Paul Pardew ’89, USA (my and BullNav’s Brother Rat), have been nominated for promotion to the rank of Brigadier General. They will be the first General Officers from those classes. Congrats to both and to their families!

“Marine Comes Out To Father As POG”

Continued BRILLIANCE from Duffel Blog. BRYAN, Tx — Highly decorated military veteran Douglas Martin got the shock of a lifetime Sunday when his son, Lance Cpl. Shane Martin, came out of the closet as a POG. Lance Cpl. Martin, currently based out of Camp Pendleton, California, took leave to share the news in person. “My dad thought I was a machine gunner with 3rd Battalion 1st Marines, but I finally told him the truth. I’m a Bulk Fuel Specialist in 1st MHG, and I’m proud.” Well done, DB. Well. Done.

Marine Corps Monday: “Green” on Green

A lot of money there, and I bet they’ve just scratched the surface. If someone could scarf up all the TOW wires, now that’d be a real windfall. But not enough to buy a single F-35.

“Industry Help” for M4

The Captain takes due notice of the Army’s call to get “industry help” with M4 upgrades, breaks down (again) some numb-nuttery, and then offers a good point for the armed citizen. (And what kind of citizen, pray tell, is an unarmed citizen?) He quotes from more than one article and post, so I’ll ask you to go read the whole thing because I can’t summarize it one block quote as I like to do. But for our purposes, two points stand out: – “The procedures need to change to allow the [military] armorers* the freedom and latitude to arm the […]

“Pressure Grows on Marines…”

“Pressure Grows on Marines to Consider Lowering Combat Standards for Women.” We report, you decide. I predict General Dunford– who is no “Pontius Pilot“– will stand firm. We can’t afford not to. Question for the American People: Do you want the Marines to be ready when the Nation is least ready? READY, not just willing? Because combat is not for the faint of heart; when it comes we will need forces ready for the challenge, and there won’t be time to re-tool. If your answer is “Yes,” let the Commandant train, organize and equip us for combat. On a related […]

“Huge Paratrooper Jump Today [sic] Over Bragg”

Not today, but rather yesterday, 13 April. Still, highly motivating: More than 2,100 American and British paratroopers will jump into Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on Monday for the start of a massive exercise that marks the next step forward in a unique relationship between the two nations’ airborne units. The Combined Joint Operational Access Exercise is the largest U.S.-U.K. bilateral airborne training operation to take place on Fort Bragg in the last 20 years. It will feature paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team and about 900 paratroopers from the United Kingdom’s 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, […]

Marine Corps PFT Humor

THIS is great: “THREE pull-ups! Hah hah haaaa…” I’m still laughing.

I’m a let you finish

But Keydet Life is the greatest Comic of all time!   To be honest, I haven’t seen stuff this good since my time with the 2eme Bataillion de France.  Those dudes can draw cartoons, these remind me of those days.  Except for the fact that an entire class would face decimation had we run off to the Keys for five days during exams…wait.

“Semper Why”

Thanks to USMC0802 for tossing this our way. (No block quoting, so go read it.) What say you?

Death to the Invasive Coconut Rhinoceros Beetles

Clearly the greatest threat we face. God help us.