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The Last US Field Commander in Afghanistan


Gang-A little longer than usual post but worth the read that breaks down the direction for the US in Afg.

The Last Field Commander
Can General John Allen save Afghanistan? Wrong question

Helmand Province, Afghanistan
In late August 2011, General John R. Allen visited a base built atop the ruins of a 19th-century British fort here. Allen, an avid historian, grasped the irony of the setting. Over the previous 150 years, two British armies and one Russian army had left Afghanistan in frustration. Now Allen was in command of the fourth army to leave. He is the last NATO field commander, charged with extracting 140,000 international troops from combat while fighting a war with an uncertain outcome against an enemy with a certain sanctuary in next-door Pakistan.

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River Route


U.S. Army soldiers navigate narrow causeways along a river bank in the village of Marzak in Afghanistan's Paktika province, April 4, 2012. The soldiers are assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment. Marzak has historically been a stronghold for the insurgency over the past decade until the Afghan and U.S Forces took advantage of the winter months to establish a local police force and secure the village.

Fired Upon to Receive Combat Pay

Posted by John Bernard, 1st Sgt. USMC (ret.), Feb 11th 2012 at 3:14 pm

While I understand that only a fraction of the population of this nation is directly affected by what you are about to read, I would never-the-less like to remind you that the remainder of the population is affected coincidentally. While the majority of the American population probably never even considered the Armed Forces as a possible career objective, there are those who never considered life without serving their country, in uniform, on a field of combat. Most of these young men and women never take the time to internalize some idealized vision of charging death for God and Country, they just have a burning desire for the call on their lives to do so and then, most importantly, they act!

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Happy Easter from your Marines


Easter is a special time that has more meaning than lil bunnies & colored eggs. There are several warriors that will be worshipping the true meaning in a land that doesn’t even recognize our religions. Interesting isn’t it? We are there helping those that hate our religions.

Times are interesting with our country changing especially regarding religion here or like here.  Make sure you enjoy your family, freedom and right to worship how you wish because in some countries you could be killed for believing in certain religions. Remember the meaning the true meaning of Easter and praise.

Time for a CGar!


Legal request for Marine & his Facebook posts

Sgt. Stein Discharge Case:  USMC in Contempt of Court?
By Jeff Schwilk  
          On March 27, 2012, a civilian attorney for Marine Sgt. Gary Stein sent a request to the Stein’s Commanding Officer, Col. Christopher Dowling at MCRD San Diego to withdraw his Administrative Separation Proceedings.  Stein's legal counsel uncovered a 1997 case (Rigdon v. Perry) regarding freedom of speech by military chaplains in which a permanent injunction was issued by a district judge in Washington, DC.    According to a letter written by J. Mark Brewer Stein's attorney; the basis of his request comes from an excerpt of the Rigdon v. Perry injunction issued by District Judge Stanley Sporkin.

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