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Marine One Computer Security Breach?


NOT GOOD! Somebody needs to be held accountable…~Wally http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-10184558-83.htmlAn Internet security company claims that Iran has taken advantage of a computer security breach to obtain engineering and communications information about Marine One, President Barack Obama’s helicopter, according to a report by WPXI, NBC’s affiliate in Pittsburgh. Tiversa, headquartered in Cranberry Township, Pa., reportedly discovered a…

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Colonel Gregory R. "Pappy" Boyington, Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization: Major, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Marine Squadron 214. Place and date: Central Solomons area, from 12 September 1943 to 3 January 1944. Entered service at: Washington. Born: 4 December 1912, Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. Other Navy award: Navy Cross. Citation:For extraordinary heroism and valiant devotion to duty as commanding officer of Marine Fighting…

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Giovanna’s Hero


This wonder piece completely moved me.~Wally Marine Sergeant, Police Officer Sean P.By Giovanna P., Hull, MA To me, heroes are those who put others first, even if it means risking their life. Heroes have courage, integrity, and bravery. They will stop at nothing. A hero is a person who is not afraid of adversity. My…

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Violence in Iraq Drops to Six-Year Low


American Forces Press ServiceViolence in Iraq Drops to Six-Year Low By John J. Kruzel BAGHDAD — Feb. 22, Army Maj. Gen. David Perkins, director for strategic effects at MNF – Iraq, told reporters in Baghdad the downtick in violence marks a 90% decrease since the surge of U.S. troops began in 2007. Contributing to the…

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NY Times alters policy on ‘Marines’


sourceBy Andrew deGrandpré – Staff writerPosted : Wednesday Feb 25, 2009 10:11:16 EST Leathernecks have long found it irksome — heck, they’ve downright hated the fact — that The New York Times has refused to capitalize the “m” in Marine. It’s a point of pride, Marines always argue, to which the Times has routinely replied,…

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The Bronze Blog: 6 seconds in Ramadi


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Joker One


Not having read the book , it sounds like it would be an incredible insight…~Wally sourceMarine recounts how service in Iraq changed himBy CURT SCHLEIER “Joker One” is a book that takes you into the heart of combat and into the soul of a young Marine lieutenant. Author Donovan Campbell served two tours of duty…

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Eastern Mo. Marine flies with Obama


It’s interesting, these ‘Marine One’ stories. ~Wally The Associated PressPARK HILLS, Mo. — Whenever President Barack Obama takes flight via helicopter, a Marine from eastern Missouri goes with him. Cpl. Jacob Williams is a 23-year-old native of Bonne Terre and crew chief for Marine One, the presidential helicopter. He admits he was caught off guard…

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Did Obama Breach Protocol?


In response to a posted blog “Did Barack Obama breach protocol by shaking marine’s hand?”, my good Marine buddy Mike Leahy (former HMX-1 pilot) offered this response: The thought of “breeching protocol” is crap. The President of the United States is bound by no one to follow “alleged protocol.” In 1959, as a new HMX-1…

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Military Rules for Non-Military Personnel


Dear Civilians, We know that the current state of affairs in our great nation have many civilians up in arms and excited to join the military. For those of you who can’t join, you can still lend a hand. Here are a few of the areas where we would like your assistance: (1) The next…

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Airline says bias wasn’t factor in canceled flight


DETROIT (AP) — American Airlines is defending a pilot who scratched a flight to Chicago after reports of suspicious behavior by passengers of Iraqi descent. Six men are suing the airline, claiming they were victims of discrimination in August 2007. A federal judge in Detroit is scheduled to hear arguments Friday afternoon on American’s request…

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Obama’s First Ride on Marine One


By Jeff ZelenyFebruary 5, 2009, 6:23 pm The Marine One helicopter took President Obama from the White House’s South Lawn to Williamsburg, Va., on Thursday. (Photo: Doug Mills/The New York Times) President Obama stepped aboard Marine One for his maiden flight Thursday evening as he traveled from the White House to Andrews Air Force Base…

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Wounded Marine clinging to life


By Theresa Knapp EnosThu Feb 05, 2009, 10:03 AM EST Bridgewater – Marine Lance Cpl. Kevin T. Preach, 21, always wanted to serve his country. “He always wanted to be a Marine, ever since he was a little boy,” said his mother, Laurie Hayes, of Bridgewater. “He was always playing with G.I. Joe, and, when…

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Marine training helps nurture wildlife area


Kaneohe Marines today got a chance to take their amphibious assault vehicles out for a spin in real-life conditions. In a program that began in the early 1980s, the Marines drive their vehicles through the Nuupia Ponds Wildlife Management Area adjacent to the Marine base. The exercises, held each spring, help to break up weeds…

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The Growler


By Walter PincusWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, February 3, 2009; Page A04 The Marine Corps is starting to deploy a jeeplike vehicle called the Growler, 10 years after conception and at twice the contract price, after delays that were caused by changing concepts and problems in contracting, development and testing, according to two reports. READ THE…

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The Bronze Blog: Once A Marine


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An Unofficial Dictionary for Marines


Don’t know what 782-Gear is? You’ve heard terms like ALCON, Alpha Mike Foxtrot, Bravo Zulu, Charlie Sierra, FNG, Four-Holer, Head Shed, HMFIC, Joe Shit the Rag Man, LBFM, Pogey Bait, POTUS, REMF, RHIP, Screw The Pooch, WILCO, YGTBSM, etc… but you don’t know what they mean? Now you can check them all in this resource;…

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Troubling Talk: by Col. Oliver North


By Col. Oliver NorthWashington, D.C. — The Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms, California is a dusty, windswept installation, high in the Mojave Desert. Though it is more than 150 miles from blue water, it is the world’s largest U.S. Marine Base. Perhaps that is appropriate since this is the place where…

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Huskies help Marines lead way in Afghanistan


source Drive On Brothers!~Wally Lance Cpl. Monty Burton AFGHANISTAN (January 30, 2009) — Marines are employing a unique piece of equipment that’s helping lower the threat of improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan. Operation Gateway III, which involved the clearing of southern Afghanistan’s IED-laden Route 515, marked the first time the route clearance platoon of 3rd…

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