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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’


http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2009/02/marine_nytimes_022509w/By 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 http://www.jsonline.com/entertainment/arts/39868452.htmlMarine 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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More ‘green’ Marines aboard ships


http://www.navytimes.com/news/2009/02/navy_bluegreen_021809w/ By Andrew Tilghman – Staff writerPosted : Thursday Feb 19, 2009 17:40:48 EST ABOARD THE AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIP BATAAN — Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Kleynia McKnight has deployed with Marines before. But this year, as she gears up for a cruise on the Bataan, McKnight has seen a lot more green-clad grunts who…

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Navy Cross ceremony set for Friday


http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2009/02/marine_navycross_021609w/Two fallen Marines will be awarded Navy Crosses on Friday by Navy Secretary Donald Winter. Winter will present the nation’s second-highest award for valor to Lance Cpl. Jordan Haerter, of Sag Harbor, N.Y., and Cpl. Jonathan T. Yale, of Burkeville, Va., during a ceremony at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Va….

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Eastern Mo. Marine flies with Obama


It’s interesting, these ‘Marine One’ stories. ~Wally The Associated Presshttp://www.bnd.com/336/story/657301.html PARK 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…

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TOP TEN Memorable Places on Active Duty


What are your TOP TEN Memorable Places from your time on Active Duty? Here’s mine: #10 – MCAS (H) Tustin, 1983, seeing inside the hangars for the first time.# 9 – Friendship Day, MCAS Iwakuni, 1983, Guard Duty# 8 – Hiroshima Peace Museum, 1982# 7 – The top of Mt. Fuji, 1982, watching the sun…

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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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