Never a Dull Moment at Camp Lejeune

Well now, this isn’t something you see every day. And stranger still, she’s been arrested.   (Thanks to USMC0802 for the tip.)

Gun-Day Sunday: Old Rifle and In Defense of Snipers

This Old Gun.  “Who owned it? A luckless hunter or miner? Maybe an outlaw on the run? And how on earth did it get there?” Smearing Snipers: What Many Americans Don’t Get about Our Warrior Elite. About ten years ago, an employer of mine had an odd request: I needed to delete an aspect of my military career from my professional biography because it might “offend” a potential client or partner. Recon Marine, infantry Marine, service-disabled veteran . . . those were a boon. But “Scout Sniper,” one of the greatest accomplishments I had as a Marine — that had […]

Zero for Twenty-nine

Thanks to USMC0802 who sent this in– *** The Marine Corps spokesperson, Captain Maureen Krebs, told the Free Beacon that the two officers, “did not meet the standards required of them on day one in order to continue on with the course.” Fifteen male officers also did not meet the standards. Of the 118 officers who began the course, 101 proceeded to the second day.   *** Doesn’t make them bad people or bad officers. But it doesn’t happen by accident. May the Corps hold the line here. The Marines have pledged to be the most ready when the Nation is […]

New Campaign, and not a dime

I have donated to VMI Alumni agencies in the past.  And I’m pretty sure I will continue this next year, the Keydet Club will continue to receive my hard earned dollars.  I will not donate a dime to the general fund until he is gone.  But nice little video from the Foundation.

Happy Birthday, Marines!

This is GREAT: http://www.marines.mil/News/MarinesTV.aspx?videoid=368823&videotag=Latest%20Videos&videopage=2&ccenabled=false Watch the whole thing, but stand by for what you will see at 9:25.* It will motivate the hell out of you. Can you imagine any other Service chief doing that??   * I gotta get me one of them mameluke beer tap pulls!

Happy Birthday, Royal Marines!

Per Mare, Per Terram! (Some great photos and tributes there, be sure to look at them all.) 350 years old. Here’s to you!

As Goes Camp Leatherneck…

Submitted without comment. This too. Both are worth reading. What say you?

Beirut, Thirty-One Years Ago

Thirty-one years ago, TODAY. As of early September, Marine security guards are again manning Post One in Beirut. From their perch in the lobby they screen building visitors and, most importantly, safeguard classified information for the first time since the 1980s. The post holds profound significance for Marines young and old. The embassy there was bombed in 1983 and again in 1984. But the most vicious attack occurred in October 1983 when a suicide bomber in an explosive-laden truck destroyed the Marine Corps barracks at the Beirut airport killing 220 Marines, 18 sailors and three soldiers. Official investigations would later […]

Dunford Takes Charge (via Duffel Blog)

Just a little humor for a Monday. (Yes, it appeared Friday but I didn’t have the chance to post it until now.) The video, titled “Marines peeing on navy pilot” has already gone viral, prompting a sharp rebuke from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel… But seriously– welcome back General, and congratulations. What took you so long??

INCHON DAY!

15 September 1950. Amphibious landing, the way it ought to be done– a stunning stroke of operational art. Could we do it today? Not on that scale, we don’t have the amphib lift, nor do I think we have the true capability, even adjusting for improvements in ships and weapons systems. Check me if I’m wrong but be sure to justify your answer.