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It takes a special Cat-the Military Wife

There is an article below and perhaps it just didnt settle with me in a good way after I read it. Its title is “The troops are coming home from Iraq and it's a single woman's perfect opportunity to snag a man in uniform.” Now after I read it I thought, why wouldn’t our troops be supported all the time, but when they need it most (during deployment) and not just when they return.  If you think its a rose garden to be a military wife, think again. Being a military wife is stressful, demanding, exciting, sad all at once but like I said, we didn’t promise you a rose garden.

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Words have meanings - why isnt this guy singing in the next Super Bowl?

Are you shitting me? We have Cyndi Lauper, Christina Aguilera, Michael Bolton, Keri Hilson, Eli Young Band, Roseanne (remembers the lyrics, but totally sucks on dignity), Carl Lewis (Thank God they don’t hand out gold medals  for singing. His whole performance was a suckfest!), R. Kelly. (ON CRACK), Steve Tyler (should probably stick to “Walk This Way.” He screeches like a horror queen through performance and changes end lyrics)

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1983. A time when America was “Peace Keeping” and weren’t in it to “win”

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1983. A time when America was “Peace Keeping” and weren’t in it to “win” the war. No one wants to fight a war more than a warrior because he has to do the fighting.  Marines are good at fighting and will win when we are allowed to actually fight. This Sunday is the 28th anniversary of the Beirut Bombing and many will not remember that many gave all on that October day. How tough would it be to have your American flag out on Sunday and because so many Americans have forgotten why we continuously have our flags displayed when they ask “is it a holiday” you can educate them on the significance of the day. Just a thought.

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I just dont get it. 100 Combat troops sent to Africa (not in support of the War on Terrorism)

I just don’t get it. With the greatest drawdown of US military forces currently underway and our troop commitment growing what other action is expected except for one of the missions to fail? You cannot fight multiple battles – wars on multiple fronts and be successful. Currently we have US forces in Iraq (still even though every politician has said they have come home and the mission is done….not), in Afghanistan fighting our asses off in the War on Terrorism. Now as announced (below) in Africa where over 100++ combat troops are on the ground in a new war as its clearly stated is not in support of the War on Terrorism.  Needless to say everyone has lost sight of several “other” locations that we still have troops located and yes fighting in.

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Federal Judge Permits Father of Serviceman Killed on USS Cole to Express Opposition to Islamic Terrorism Over Objections of Marine Base Commander!

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Federal Judge Permits Father of Serviceman Killed on USS Cole to Express Opposition to 

Islamic Terrorism Over Objections of Marine Base Commander!

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So you still think you day was hard? Tell this warrior how hard your day was.

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Many warriors continue the fight even after they have fought their butts off. One example is the above warrior who had lost a limb in war and continues to fight. Many would think that he has given enough and many would think he may find something else to do after all he has sacrificed. However, many would be wrong. For this warrior to be able to go back into combat as a “combat replacement” he has had to have passed a Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test (PFT). One part of the  Marine Corps PFT is pull ups. To max the pull part of the physical test you have to complete 20 dead hang pull ups. So you still think you day was hard?

"Sgt. Ricardo Ramirez, a combat replacement for 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, wades through an irrigation canal to move into a night observation post in Sangin, Afghanistan, Aug. 5. In February of 2006, Ramirez was wounded in action while serving in Iraq with 3rd Bn., 5th Marines and two years later became the first hand-amputee to re-enlist in the Marines Corps. Since then the multiple-tour combat veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan has served as an urban warfare instructor, attended the pre-sniper course at division schools and stayed close to his infantry roots. Regimental Combat Team 8, 2nd Marine Division (Photo by Cpl. Benjamin Crilly)"

 

Time for a CGar!!

 


Simple things matter

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The bond between Marines is indescribable. Where else can two US Marines run into each other in the middle of nowhere and instantly become friends? It’s a Marine thing. This bond also encourages Marines to do remarkable things for other Marines, regardless of active duty or not. In the below case a terrible situation is turned for the better as one Marine understands how important the Simple things are and how simple things matter.

Time for a CGar!

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You left to kick some _ _ _ Now come home and get some!

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If ever in North Carolina and near Camp Lejeune at the same time a group of American heroes are coming home from war, the fences outside the base are covered with dozens if not hundreds of these types of signs. There is always a special feeling as you arrive from the airport or port on a bus back to the base and see a sigh from your loved one posted. God Bless America! (ThxPersuGram)

Time for a CGar