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Guadalcanal – The Marines at Edson’s Ridge

| October 23, 2020 | 10 Comments
Guadalcanal – The Marines at Edson’s Ridge

  It’s Friday and it’s raining polar bears outside my window, and we’re all a little bit bored. I found this while looking through old revived WWII film: another film from the archives. This is about Guadalcanal, and the battle for Edson’s Ridge. 800 Marines beat 2,500 Japanese soldiers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74rqIWy6kkA

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Univ of Pittsburgh studying gender integration for USMC. Cost? $2M

| October 23, 2020 | 12 Comments
Univ of Pittsburgh studying gender integration for USMC. Cost? $2M

ninja sent in this article from Stars and Stripes. The University of Pittsburgh is conducting a study to determine the best way for the Marine Corps to approach gender integration at its two boot camps, the service announced Tuesday. The study comes as the Marine Corps faces a looming deadline set in the fiscal year […]

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Starship Troopers off USMC Commandant’s reading list

| October 22, 2020 | 11 Comments
Starship Troopers off USMC Commandant’s reading list

I stood by while General Berger cut USMC flying squadron’s plane strength. I stood by when he got rid of all the Corps’ armor and much of its artillery. I can remain silent no longer! Task and Purpose reports the Commandant’s reading list is out. Off the list is the classic military science fiction work […]

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Update on USMC Maj. Gen. Neary, MARFOREUR/AF commander

| October 21, 2020 | 41 Comments
Update on USMC Maj. Gen. Neary, MARFOREUR/AF commander

We talked about General Neary when the story first broke about his alleged use of a racial slur. We now have a bit more on the topic amid news that the Commandant of the Marine Corps has relieved Maj Gen Neary from his command of US Marine Forces Europe and Africa. He’d only been in […]

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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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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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Stolen valor returned

| September 27, 2020 | 17 Comments
Stolen valor returned

Thomas Faleskie, an 83 year old retired Marine Corps lieutenant colonel, had his home recently burgled. Among the items stolen were the medals he was awarded over a 25 year career, including two tours as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. Local police made an arrest in the case, but were unable to return the medals. […]

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

| September 26, 2020 | 45 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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