Grab yourself a cup of coffee and sit down and watch how a British pilot and crew fly in to rescue a wounded warrior. Once they fly into the “hot zone” and prepare for takeoff, they come under heavy fire. FYI, there isn’t any armament on CH47 helos and bullets tend to pass right through them much like Marine Corps CH46, Hueys and even Cobras. Great focus by the pilot! It’s a shame he probably passes several people today on the street and they have no idea of his or his crews sacrifice. Time for a C-Gar
First this administration declares they “ended” the war in Iraq, only to send Americans back there this year. Now with things spinning way out of control in Iraq, little is being done. It could have been done before we pulled out and we were close to accomplishing it. Now you have this deck of cards. Before you think about leaving a comment that todays issues are “Bush’s fault” spit out the cool aid, go pour ice over your head & take the ASL challenge but don’t post that crap here. It’s time for this administration to take ownership. If not, when? Below is a good write up on what it means from Mary Habeck – Time for a C-Gar
For those that think we can ignore this enemy & they wont come to the US, your wrong again, they are already here (thank you open borders) Note the ISIS sign in the background of recent Ferguson news reporting.
America’s heroes continue to amaze me. In Afghanistan, Iraq, or America your heroes continue to persevere through many challenges. Despite a war injury, the below warrior continues the fight and continues to make a difference – Time for a C-Gar
You may have heard that the Marine Corps is “renting” out the barracks on bases now (kinda begins to show you how small your Marine Corps is now after massive cuts by this administration). Nonmilitary can live on base only after an extensive background check. However, unless you like chow hall food, motivating chants being yelled at zero dark thirty and every Marine looking at you like an alien because you don’t have a high & tight haircut, you might want to reconsider packing up for a bit. Check out the below – Time for a C-Gar
Marines who are preparing for a permanent change of station to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, might be trolling Craigslist for housing.
Well, this listing might have everything you’re looking for — or perhaps everything you’re hoping to escape.
On July 20, a Craigslist user posted a one-bedroom rental that would be available in two weeks. The “lovely” 225 square foot space is located in a “gated community with 24-hour private security,” the advertisement states. Rent is $1,000 per month, and can be conveniently paid “on the 1st or split between the 1st and 15th with automatic withdrawal.”
The US Army has not only “redesigned” their PT gear but went all out and decided on a new cami pattern. Now remember, they have to convert not only clothes, hats and packs but all the accessories that go with it. Pretty pricey if you ask me. The Marine Corps cant afford changing uniform patterns every 5 years but when we came out with the MARPAT, we did it right. Good luck Army. Time for a C-Gar
I have been traveling this week through Camp Pendleton and the west coast so there were a few post missing this week but below is one that will make you grateful we have great Americans out there sacrificing every day. Remember America, we are still at war! Time for a C-Gar
"The Marine who suffered the injury saw this video and contacted the site to let them know that he made a full recovery. The veterans’ site explained that this video provided a very good lesson for Americans who haven’t served in the military:
At minimum, a video like this can help the average civilian realize (on a very minuscule level) what some of our veterans have had to deal with during their deployments.
If you are a civilian and find yourself wanting to ask a veteran a question like, “Have you ever killed anyone” or “Did you lose any friends over there”, remember that it’s images like this that will be flashing through their mind when you do, so it’s usually a good idea to keep those questions to yourself.
Very good advice, and thankfully a happy ending to an otherwise frightening video."