“Welcome Home” Trailer


From YouTube: “Welcome Home” is a new series being produced by Sleeping Dog Productions, Inc. It tells the story of Viet Nam Veterans, from all branches of the service. It is scheduled for release in 2015, the 40th anniversary year of the end of the War. It is a thank you — and a welcome…

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Gary Sinise: What Employers Gain


Gary Sinise: Employers will benefit from hiring veterans. Link to this post!

Sgt Hutchins Case Far Beyond Absurd


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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Do you still think of Vietnam?


by Kerry “Doc” Pardue A couple of years ago someone asked me if I still thought about Vietnam. I nearly laughed in their face. How do you stop thinking about it? Every day for the past forty years, I wake up with it- I go to bed with it. This was my response: “Yeah, I…

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An Amazing Pool of Talent at an Employer’s Fingertips


In combat, a sniper’s goal is to become a needle in a haystack. Marksmanship is only a piece of the puzzle. Whether I was in the Sierra Nevada Mountains or the deserts of Iraq and Afghanistan, stealth was not just a tool — it was the objective. Before I became a Marine sniper, I spent…

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Brendan Marrocco


Brendan Marrocco was the first soldier to survive losing all four limbs in the Iraq War. He’s a hero and he’s tweeting; follow him! Special #FF @BMarr86 quad amputee, double arm transplant, Iraq 2009 #DriveOn Brother! — Wally Beddoe (@TX1963) February 8, 2013 Link to this post!

Beyond The Bumper Sticker: 10 Ways Americans Can Support the Military Family


by Erin Whitehead, Marine Corps spouse Yesterday, many Americans paused to honor those who have served and continue serving in our nation’s military. Flags were flown and prayers were said in civilian homes and backyards around the country. But because of the nature of our lives, the military spouse community has a special understanding of…

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That Smell: A Wounded Marine Reflects on Veterans Day


by James Brobyn If you asked me what I remember most about my time as a U.S. Marine in Iraq, my answer would probably be a surprise. I remember the smells more than anything. To this day, I can still smell the Iraqi towns and local foods, which trigger fond memories of exploring a new…

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We The Veterans


All – This is a powerful message video that I created over the weekend. Please forward to all you know and encourage them to do the same. “We The Veterans” has a powerful message that voters need to hear. Semper Fi – Carl Jones Link to this post!

Taliban Suicide Attack


What our troops are up against. This video was filmed by the Taliban and shows just how sophisticated the Taliban is getting day by day. They now have and use all kinds of modern day technologies. While the Taliban claimed credit for the attack on FOB Salerno, it was likely executed by the Haqqani Network,…

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Soldiers Deck of Cards


A Veterans tribute with just a pack of cards and a beautiful ending. Link to this post!

3/5 Dark Horse Marines Tribute Video


Sound Off! Uploaded to YouTube by OCSoundwerks on Feb 28, 2011 This is a tribute to the members and families of the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, AKA Darkhorse, currently fighting in Afghanistan. The 3/5 are on the frontlines of the war and have taken heavy losses from Taliban fighters. 24 lost in combat as of…

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U.S. War Veterans and PTSD Awareness


Not all wounds are visible! Raise awareness… Link to this post!

Marine Mom Running in Combat Boots


Way to go “Mom”! Link to this post!

“Combat Zone” Support our Troops


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When You Come Home- Military Tribute


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Birthday Surprise from Dad at school before he deploys for a year!


Deployment is tough on the kids people. We need to support them any way you can while their parent is deployed overseas! Link to this post!

CPL P letter to POTUS


Via Corporal Kevin P. Thanks to overwhelming support, I have decided to release this. I wrote a letter to the President! Tell me what you guys think: “January 25, 2012 The Honorable Mr. Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President, My name is Kevin. I am twenty…

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Sergeant Jason R. Arellano

War Is Hell


Last week’s video of Marines urinating on Taliban corpses went viral on the Internet. Among the responses was Lt. Col. Allen West’s ‘Shut Your Mouth, War Is Hell‘. I agree the actions of those Marines do not represent the values we learn in the Corps, however, unless you’ve been shot at by the Taliban, Shut…

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