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Marine Corps threatens to shut off city’s water supply

| January 11, 2021 | 22 Comments
Marine Corps threatens to shut off city’s water supply

There’s a town of about 500 people located entirely within Marine Corps Base Quantico. It seems the mayor there found out that the most recent contract for water, which the Marines provide to the city, was back in the 1930s. They decided that they were only going to pay the Corps according to that contract […]

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Valor Friday

| January 8, 2021 | 2 Comments
Valor Friday

This is Part II in a continuing series exploring just who is the “Most Decorated”. Part I can be found here from last week. We worked our way up through the Second World War. Things get a bit difficult after that. The Korean War happened just after World War II. Many of those decorated during the […]

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Marine Corps activates new base on Guam

| December 5, 2020 | 10 Comments
Marine Corps activates new base on Guam

 Marine Aircraft Wing and Marine Aircraft Group exercises and training on Guam and within the Mariana Island Range Complex demonstrate the Aviation Combat Element capabilities of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force. (Lance Cpl. Antonio Rubio/Marine Corps) Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz*, Guam, became the Corps’ first new base in nearly 70 years. Camp Blaz will […]

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Happy Birthday Devil Dogs!

| November 10, 2020 | 38 Comments
Happy Birthday Devil Dogs!

245 years young, here’s to many more. Presidential Message on the 245th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps As Commander in Chief, I proudly join our Nation in wishing the United States Marine Corps a happy 245th birthday. Officially established by the Second Continental Congress on November 10, 1775, the Marine Corps has protected […]

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Vietnam – The Marines at Khe Sanh 1968

| October 17, 2020 | 11 Comments
Vietnam – The Marines at Khe Sanh 1968

The 2nd link below is to a video regarding the 1968 Battle for Khe Sanh, a USMC base built in the northern highlands of Vietnam.  The video is narrated and is restored color, transferred to video. The attack on the Khe Sanh base came ahead of the Tet Offensive, starting on 21 January 1968 and […]

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Two men arrested in plot to kidnap Michigan governor were Marine veterans

| October 12, 2020 | 20 Comments
Two men arrested in plot to kidnap Michigan governor were Marine veterans

Jeff LPH 3 sends along an update on the men who are accused of plotting to kidnap Governor Whitmer (D-MI) and kill cops to kickstart a civil war. Two of the 13 men arrested in an alleged domestic terrorism plot to kidnap Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer were Marine veterans, according to Marine officials. Joseph […]

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Man Sentenced to 16 Months for Stolen Valor

| October 10, 2020 | 28 Comments
Man Sentenced to 16 Months for Stolen Valor

The Marine Corps Times and Newsweek report that a man was sentenced to 16 months in federal prison for claiming to be a Marine that was wounded twice in combat; then using these claims to fraudulently obtain medical and other benefits. The man, James Jonathan Stiles of Orange California, was also to ordered to pay […]

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Marine two-star under investigation for using a racial slur

| October 4, 2020 | 42 Comments
Marine two-star under investigation for using a racial slur

ninja sent in this news; The two-star general in charge of U.S. Marines in Europe and Africa is under investigation for allegations that he used a racial slur during a recent training event with his troops, the Corps said Friday. “We are aware of the allegations,” said Capt. Joseph Butterfield, a Marine Corps spokesman. “The […]

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