Q&A on USS America

2014/03/24

Source UTSANDIEGO.COM It’ll be a different kind of (amphibious ready group.) And the Marines are working through what their concept of operations is going to be. They’ll take a different (vehicle) load … It’ll be a different capability. Much stronger in some areas, not as strong in other areas. Q: What’s the strength of this…

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Corpsmen Celebrate 115 Years of Service

2014/02/16

By MC1 James , Naval Hospital Pensacola Public Affairs PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) — Hospital corpsmen have a long and proud tradition of excellence, honor, bravery and sacrifice as the Navy’s enlisted Medical Corps. On June 17, 2013 the Navy’s Hospital Corps celebrated 115 years of service. Hospital corpsmen perform their duties as assistants in the…

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Tribute to Navy Corpsmen

2013/04/07

Thanks to Ben Cascio for passing this along… A TRIBUTE TO THE F.M.F. CORPSMAN……. For those of us who heard and used the term ”Corpsman Up,” it is a term that remains everlasting in both our hearts and our minds. The truth is that we ask and expect far too much from these young men…

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Band of Brothers Day

2012/08/02

Brother, life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forgive the ones who don’t, just because you can. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands – those of you who served in Viet Nam know this….

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Honoring the Sacrifice of SFC Benjamin Wise

2012/01/29

SFC Benjamin Wise gave his life in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Senator Boozman honored his service and sacrifice on the Senate floor. Link to this post!

Navy Corpsman treats a Marine (Vietnam)

Navy Corpsmen: A Marine’s Best Friend

2012/01/11

Here’s a great excerpt from ABOUT.COM regarding Marines and Navy Corpsmen. Photo courtesy of popasmoke.com ~Cpl. Beddoe While Corpsmen are expected to be cure-alls for whatever ails a Marine, they know that their medical expertise only comes into play when it’s needed. Otherwise, they’re Marines in every sense of the word. “Corpsmen need to know…

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I Will Never Quit

2011/12/29

A quote from Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell; Brother Texan and American Patriot! “I will never quit. I persevere and thrive on adversity. My Nation expects me to be physically harder and mentally stronger than my enemies. If knocked down, I will get back up, every time. I will draw on every remaining ounce of strength…

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CASEVAC Corpsman Shannon Dittlinger

2010/12/28

Bruce Williams-Burden, former Navy Corpsman (RVN), wrote a book earlier this year year titled “Luminous Base”. The book is a well-researched collection of respectful and caring stories of Corpsmen killed in action. In April, I posted a review of the book here on my blog. With Bruce’s permission, I am posting a chapter from his…

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Mock Prison Riot in Iraq

2010/03/14

From my cousin, a civilian contractor, working with the military in Iraq. Now, don’t get me wrong, we Marines love our Sister branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, but the rivalry is strong..~Wally ====Wally here is an incident that I saw it’s a funny story concerning the Marines and Air Force. I had received a…

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Aerial Combat Footage from Afghanistan!

2010/02/28

U.S. Army Apache!! http://www.usmc81.com Link to this post!

R.I.P. Petty Officer Neil Roberts

2009/04/22

http://www.navyseals.com/neil-roberts Navy SEALBUD/S Class: 184SEAL Service: 10 yearsRank: Petty Officer First ClassAge: 32Home: Woodland, CAAssigned: Naval Special Warfare Development GroupDied: March 4, 2002Operation: Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) Details: Roberts was killed in combat during a clandestine insertion, when the MH-47 Chinook helicopter he was readying to exit made a rushed take-off from a 10,000 foot mountain…

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