Who has heard of such a thing?? I have, because this one’s mine!! So where the hell are YOURS??
Today we commemorate the birthday of the late Eugene M. Stoner, US Marine, and inventor of the original AR rifles. Marine, I raise my glass to you. Let all who can, join me.
I haven’t done this in awhile, but scattering of articles gathered from across the Internet on all things military. Item 1: This just proves that most in the Army are ham fisted when it comes to anything to do with dealing with Congress or the media. An email sent to two people dealing with the opening of roles for women, is then forwarded to every Public Affairs Officer in TRADOC. Did not the recipient before he hit send think about what he was doing? Does it pass the Washington Post test (in this case the Politico test), will it stay [...]
The Navy/Marine Corps team (among other elements of the US military, of course) is haze-gray and underway to the PI: The U.S. Marine commander on the ground in the Philippines called Tuesday for more ships, supplies and troops to cope with the vast devastation caused by super Typhoon Haiyan in what was shaping up as the biggest relief effort ever undertaken by the U.S. military in the Pacific. The aircraft carrier USS George Washington and its battle group were expected to arrive in Philippine waters Wednesday. However, Marine Brig. Gen. Paul Kennedy said his more immediate need was for amphibious [...]
The official birthday message HERE. Something a bit irreverent HERE. (Oh, and something else too.) All three, entirely appropriate. Hoist one, boys. I got to spend last evening down in Richmond with some of my brothers from Battery H, 3rd Battalion, 14th Marines, and I hoisted more than one.
From Proceedings, behind a firewall but I’ll copy and paste from the email that was circulating around HQMC today because it’s worth reading: The commandant of the Marine Corps says that a budget-constrained force of 174,000 – but no lower – provides the nation with an amphibious force that balances ongoing operational requirements with crisis-response capabilities, although it assumes increased risk in the event of war. In a 3,000-word essay, published in the November edition of the U.S. Naval Institute’s Proceedings magazine, Gen. Jim Amos argues that national security and economic vitality are intertwined, and both depend on robust naval [...]
URR remembers. Says it better than I can. Go read.
All of you who handle and carry firearms, read and heed! Krebs said the decision stemmed from a single incident last week involving one of Margolin’s personal weapons, but said she did not have authorization to elaborate on the incident. Margolin has also been charged with several violations under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, but the specific charges are not releasable because Margolin’s relief was the result of an administrative process, she said. Yeah– sources tell me that he was cleaning his pistol in his office, and he “experienced” a negligent discharge. That has not been verified, but it [...]
Long past due, but not forgotten. Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego — Forty-six years ago, a company of Marines fought up Hill 881 South during the First Battle of Khe Sanh April 30, 1967, one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam conflict. Courageous and heroic efforts were common, but with a 75 percent casualty rate, heroic actions of some Marines were left untold until two Vietnam veterans were awarded the Silver and Bronze Star medals at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Sept. 20. Joe B. Cordileone was awarded the Silver Star medal and Robert T. Moffatt was [...]
Just what we needed. WASHINGTON — Jo Ann Rooney, a former university president and Massachusetts financial attorney with two years’ experience in the Pentagon, has been nominated to become undersecretary of the Navy, the No. 2 position in the Navy Department. If confirmed by the Senate, Rooney would succeed Bob Work, who resigned in the spring to return to private life [and to being the fucking weirdo that he is, trust me I've sat in meetings with him -- LtCol P]. More and more, as day after day passes, I believe that the national leadership is essentially unserious about leadership [...]