United States Marine Corps

Jerry Coleman, Marine Combat Pilot, Fought In Two Wars, Played For The Yankees.

April 10, 2012

  He played for the Yankees and the Padres. He played in six World Series and won four of them. He batted a lifetime .263. He had 558 hits and 217 runs batted in. Coleman was an American League All-Star, and won the Most Valuable Player in the 1950 World Series, when the Yankees swept […]

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Ted Williams. Linguist. Red Sox Hero. Fighter Pilot.

April 9, 2012

Ted Williams.   August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002   He hit 521 home runs. His batting average was .344. He has over 2600 hits. He got on base 48 percent of the time. He was an MVP 19 times and was inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame in 1966.   Oh yeah, […]

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The Interview.

April 4, 2012

  Katie Couric, while interviewing a Marine sniper, asked: “What do you feel … when you shoot an insurgent?” The Marine shrugged and replied, “A slight recoil.” Source: Militaryhumor.com Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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Quote Of The Day

December 28, 2011

.   “We’re surrounded. That simplifies the problem.”   Gunnery Sgt. Chesty Puller. Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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Marine Runs Mile In Full EOD Blast Suit In 9 Minutes

March 9, 2010

“The morning sky over Sahl Sinjar, Iraq, is barely lit by the sun, which has not yet broken past the horizon as most Marines throughout the forward operating base are getting their final moments of sleep. Meanwhile, a Marine explosive ordnance disposal technician sits on the back steps of a mine resistant ambush protected vehicle […]

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Colonel John Murtha, USMC, Dead At 77.

February 8, 2010

U.S. Representative John P. Murtha has dedicated his life to serving his country both in the military and in the halls of Congress. He had a long and distinguished 37-year career in the U.S. Marine Corps, retiring from the Marine Corps Reserve as a colonel in 1990. He has been serving the people of Pennsylvania’s […]

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Strange. Right After Medical Doctor Blows Whistle On Shoddy Veteran Treatment, His Personnel Reviews Suddenly Change From Satisfactory To Bad. Hmmmm.

February 1, 2010

“Internal documents and e-mails show that Navy officials unfavorably doctored a psychiatrist’s performance record after he blew the whistle on what he said was dangerously inept management of care for Marines suffering combat stress at Camp Lejeune, N.C. The internal correspondence, obtained by Salon, also includes an order to delete earlier records praising the work […]

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Newest Marine Corps Commercial

January 28, 2010

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Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon

November 20, 2009

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Marine Commercial

November 20, 2009

Related Posts:Great World War II Marine And Army Ranger Recruitment Posters.Newest Marine Corps Commercial1950s USAF Commercial. Just Great.

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Happy 234th USMC.

November 10, 2009

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Who Would Have Ever Guessed That Energy Efficiency Has Now Become US Military Policy?

October 15, 2009

Finally, the US military is looking into something that the economy has forced on us all: energy efficiency. Some of the plans are bold but they are a long time coming. General James Conway, the Commandant of the US Marine Corps is pushing energy efficiency.

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The Sea Battle Around Saipan

October 10, 2009

On June 6th, 1944, the USS Enterprise, the Lexington, and the Bunker Hill set out from Najuro to Saipan. Accompanying them were 8000 Marines, at least two divisions of US Army and hundreds of destroyers cruisers, LSTs and battleships. They faced a situation not unlike Iwo Jima, where thousands of Japanese were deeply dug into the island with interconnected tunnel systems and mine fields and cross-covered fields of fire.

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Marines Fire Vickers M777 155mm Howitzer

September 13, 2009

This is a British made towed 155, and will replaced the venerable M198. Related Posts:Marine Artillery in AfghanistanPeleliu. A Battle Few Have Heard Of Was Considered The Hardest Fought In The Pacific.Around Saipan The United States And The Imperial Japanese Brought The Biggest Ships And More Naval Firepower Than The World Had Seen Previously.The French […]

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Afghanis Ambush Marines: 4 Die

September 8, 2009

Tue, Sep. 08, 2009 Jonathan S. Landay GANGIGAL, Afghanistan — Four U.S. Marines died Tuesday when they walked into a well-laid ambush by insurgents in Afghanistan’s eastern Kunar province. Seven Afghan troops and an interpreter for the Marine commander also died in the ambush and the subsequent battle, which lasted some seven hours. Three American […]

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Military Joke Day

August 28, 2009

Alligator Shoes An Army Ranger was on holiday in the depths of Louisiana, where he tried to buy some Alligator shoes. However, he was not prepared to pay the high prices. After failing to haggle the vendor down to a reasonable price level, he ended up shouting “I don’t give two hoots for your shoes, […]

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They Can Fight Too.

August 14, 2009

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What Did I Say When I Said I Have Never Seen A Military Project Ever Successfully Killed?

July 31, 2009
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Build F-136 Into Budget: House By Colin Clark Friday, July 31st, 2009 4:32 pm Posted in Air, Policy, Space Not only did the House Appropriations defense subcommittee call the administration’s bluff on funding for the F-136 engine for the Joint Strike Fighter, it told the Defense Secretary to stuff money into the regular budget in […]

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MV-22 At Mountain Warfare Training Center

July 5, 2009

Marine Mountaintop
by Sean Meade
A MV-22 Osprey makes one of many landings at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., June 25, 2009. The Osprey crew is assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261 based out of Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Michael Nerl

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