Sgt Hutchins Case Far Beyond Absurd

2014/02/15

On 2/13/14 Sgt Hutchins’ arraignment for unpremeditated murder charges of an “Unknown Iraqi Male” in Hamnadiya, Iraq in April 2006 took place at Camp Pendleton. This is the third time around. Although his case has already been overturned twice (the second time by the highest court in the military justice system, The Court of Appeals…

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V-22 Joins HMX

2013/03/27

The first of up to 12 Bell-Boeing MV-22 Osprey tiltrotors are joining Marine Helicopter Squadron (HMX) 1, the unit tasked with transporting the President, other VIPs and their entourages. The Marine Corps was expected to take formal delivery of the first HMX-1 MV-22 last month. The MV-22s are replacing the CH-46E Sea Knights attached to…

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CT Veteran ID Law

2012/11/30

Hooray for Connecticut! GOV. MALLOY: VETERANS CAN NOW HAVE THEIR STATUS RECOGNIZED ON DRIVERS’ LICENSES, STATE-ISSUED ID CARDS (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman today announced that military veterans can now apply to have their status marked on a Connecticut Driver’s License or state-issued ID. The Department of Motor…

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The Corporal Hoffman Series – CHICAGO EVENT

2012/01/29

Join us on February 15th from 6-9:30pm at: SHRINE 47 East Oak Street Chicago, IL 60611 312-675-2105 Brief overview and highlight of a special [Fashion Has Heart] project – The Corporal Hoffman Series. Working with Cpl. Josh Hoffman, a marine who was paralyzed while serving in Iraq in 2007, [Fashion Has Heart] has been able…

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USMC EOD Explosion

2012/01/29

Marine Corps Base Hawaii Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii Explosive Ordnance Disposal team IEDs Link to this post!

Gary Sinise plans benefit for wounded Marine

2012/01/10

January 8, 2012 – http://latimesblogs.latimes.com Actor Gary Sinise, who played a soldier in the movie “Forrest Gump” who loses his legs in Vietnam, plans a benefit concert to raise money to build a home in Temecula for a Marine from Camp Pendleton who lost his legs and right arm in Afghanistan. Sinise, now starring in…

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Corps’ newest helos land on Navy’s ‘hybrid’ ship

2010/10/07

Corps’ newest helos land on Navy’s ‘hybrid’ ship http://www.usmc81.com Link to this post!

Marines are changed by Afghan mission | Washington Examiner

2010/10/01

Marines are changed by Afghan mission | Washington Examiner http://www.usmc81.com Link to this post!

Send Away The Marines?

2010/09/16

Force review could leave the Corps high and dryBy Frank J. Gaffney Jr. “Send in the Marines!” For many generations, successive U.S. presidents have given those orders, from early in our nation’s history in places like Montezuma’s palaces in Mexico to the Barbary pirates’ shores of Tripoli, and more recently from the halls of Saddam…

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Marine Corps Troop Levels to Decrease

2010/08/12

By Julian E. BarnesAugust 12, 2010, 4:21 PM ETSAN DIEGO — The U.S. Marine Corps will begin to reduce its size as the number of troops in Afghanistan is cut, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today. Under the strain of large deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan in recent years, the Pentagon expanded the Corps…

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Navy invention gives Marines secure data connection in field

2010/08/04

Afghan theater gets ‘Wi-fi on the run’By Jeanette Steele, UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITERTuesday, August 3, 2010 at 10:31 p.m. Imagine trying to do business on the go without your BlackBerry or laptop. No information, no good. Now imagine trying to direct a battle without that kind of information, with lives on the line. As recently as…

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Camp Pendleton Marine Receives Silver Star

2010/07/16

A Marine from Camp Pendleton has received the Silver Star for bravery and leadership during a firefight in Afghanistan that began with an insurgent ambush and ended with Marines counterattacking and killing 13 insurgents. Warrant Officer John W. Hermann, 32, of Tucson, Ariz., received the medal Thursday at a Marine base in Helmand province in…

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Marines storm ashore at Camp Pendleton, maybe for the last time

2010/06/21

By sheer numbers, it was impressive: 4,500 sailors and Marines, seven ships, 60 amphibious assault vehicles, 16 air-cushioned landing craft and numerous fixed-wing and rotary aircraft. Dubbed Dawn Blitz, the weeklong amphibious assault exercise this month on the beach at Camp Pendleton was the largest such exercise since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. In…

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Department of the Navy and Marine Corps!!!

2010/05/05

OUTSTANDING! Just has to pass the Senate now..~Wally May 4, 2010House votes to add Marine Corps name to Navy Dept WASHINGTON — More than 200 years after the first Marines fought in the Revolutionary War, the Marine Corps would finally get its name on the door under legislation the House has approved. The House by…

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General LeJeune recognition for exemplary leadership

2010/05/04

MarineHeritage — April 28, 2010 — Mr. Robert Stevens, Chairman & CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation, accepts the General John A. LeJeune recognition for exemplary leadership. Mr. Stevens speaks about the importance of Marines past, present & future. At 3:45 into the video, Mr. Stevens tells a story about learning leadership. Good message! Thanks to…

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Afghan soldiers way below standard

2010/03/25

Afghan soldiers way below standard, exasperated Marines say http://www.usmc81.com Link to this post!

Navy Seals Court Martial

2010/03/06

“May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won’t.”~GENERAL GEORGE S. PATTON JR. Military: Two U.S. congressmen take the lead in proclaiming the obvious — that those who attack this country should be punished and not those who risk their lives to defend it. The Navy SEALs are a special breed of patriot and…

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USMC Assault Breacher Vehicle

2010/02/08

Aerospace Daily & Defense ReportJanuary 6, 2010 New USMC Technology Blasts Into Afghan Town The U.S. Marine Corps has rolled out a new weapon in combat: the 62-ton Assault Breacher Vehicle (ABV), a tracked, armored vehicle that can clear a lane through mine fields, expose and detonate improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and plow a path…

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FAREWELL OF THE MARINES FROM IRAQ

2010/01/23

From: Carpenter SgtMaj Kiplyn (USF-W SGTMAJ)Sent: Thursday, January 21, 2010 15:55 SgtsMaj, MGySgts, CMDCMs, Marines and Sailors, Saturday, 23 January at 1100 will mark the end of the Marines in Iraq as an organization. II MEF (fwd) will conduct a Transfer of Authority Ceremony with the First Armored Division without a Relief in Place from…

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MSG detachment in Haiti survived earthquake

2010/01/15

Good news. MSG detachment in Haiti survived earthquake http://www.usmc81.com Link to this post!