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‘Marines make excellent soldiers’: Over half a Marine tank company just joined the Army National Guard

| September 26, 2020 | 38 Comments
‘Marines make excellent soldiers’: Over half a Marine tank company just joined the Army National Guard

Since the Marine Corps has axed their tanks, those Marines are looking for (going to channel Jeff LPH 3 here for a second) greener pastures with the Army. Over three-dozen former Marine Corps tank company members became soldiers last weekend, after their prior unit disbanded under a broader plan to redesign the service for more agile naval […]

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Valor Friday

| September 25, 2020 | 5 Comments
Valor Friday

I’m going to start a new series about valorous chaplains. My first subject is a name known to many, in particular US Marines. The Grunt Padre himself, Father (Lieutenant) Vincent Capodanno. Capodanno was born in 1929 in Staten Island, NY. He’d go on to graduate high school there and attended college and seminary before becoming […]

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Military services working to remove all identifying information from promotions processes

| September 25, 2020 | 64 Comments
Military services working to remove all identifying information from promotions processes

ninja sends us this article from Stars and Stripes.  Top leaders for each of the Defense Department’s military services are working to remove all personal identifying information from promotions packets, the top U.S. military officer said Thursday. The top uniformed officers and the civilian secretaries of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force have […]

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Daniel Greenwell – Phony SEAL and Fake PH & BSM

| September 23, 2020 | 124 Comments
Daniel Greenwell – Phony SEAL and Fake PH & BSM

The folks at Military Phony sent us their work on Daniel Austin Greenwell.  Greenwell is from New Harmony, Indiana and is 32 year old at the time of this writing – Sept 2020. As you can see from the first photo of him, he wears a Navy SEAL Trident on his Navy uniform.  On Greenwell’s […]

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The Few, the Proud, the White: The Marine Corps Balks at Promoting Generals of Color – The New York Times

| September 9, 2020 | 14 Comments
The Few, the Proud, the White: The Marine Corps Balks at Promoting Generals of Color – The New York Times

  A respected, combat-tested Black colonel has been passed over three times for promotion to brigadier general. What does his fate say about the Corps? It says many things about the Corps.  Most of which the pansy assed civilians that sop up this kind of nonsense will never understand. Chesty Puller was awarded the Navy […]

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New ID cards coming for retirees, dependents

| August 28, 2020 | 18 Comments
New ID cards coming for retirees, dependents

For the first time in almost 30 years, the DOD is changing the ID card. It looks a lot like the CAC many will be familiar with, but is for those who do not rate a CAC. From the DOD; The Department of Defense is transitioning from its current paper-based Uniformed Services Identification (USID) card […]

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The ‘Deadliest Recruit on Parris Island’

| August 27, 2020 | 19 Comments
The ‘Deadliest Recruit on Parris Island’

Pfc. Austin Ferrell Jeff LPH sends us a story that’s sure to warm the hearts of Marines everywhere. Marines have no heart you say? Au contraire, a Master Guns I worked with had one- in a jar on his desk. Without further ado, Philip Athey When Pfc. Austin Ferrell transitioned from a recruit to a […]

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How are flag officers made?

| August 12, 2020 | 30 Comments
How are flag officers made?

Perpetual consumers of taxpayer funding, the Rand Corporation has released a new study on how the various services select O-6’s to become O-7’s. Some of this will surprise nobody. From Military.com; “The value of command is universal. For all the military services, time and successful performance in command (particularly at the O-5 and O-6 grades) […]

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