I have had multiple deployments and I can tell you, after the grief, pain, loss and fatique, there is nothing, nothing like comming home. Its the simple things in life, dont neglect them people. You wont miss them until they are gone. The pic below is my first deployment return homecomming. Its a great feeling, especially after 5 of them........
It was reported on OMV HERE. Now see the follow up below.
The Marine Corps’ effort to evaluate whether
more combat jobs should open to women marked another milestone last
week when the second of two female volunteers washed out of infantry
second lieutenant, she was dropped from the program Friday after
failing to complete required training due to unspecified medical
reasons, a Marine official told Marine Corps Times. It’s unclear whether
she was injured or if she became ill.
By USA TODAY staff
Posted : Wednesday Oct 17, 2012 12:43:27 EDT
The Marine Corps is debunking an offer to provide bomb-sniffing dogs
for adoption that has been published by numerous websites, blogs and
There are currently no bomb detection dogs available for adoption, the Marine Corps Systems Command said in a statement.
email whose origin is not clear and that appeared to circulate widely
said the Corps was looking for good homes for “incredibly well-trained”
Labradors, Belgian Malinois, border collies, German shepherds and
Rottweilers that served in war zones.
The email went on to say
that the approximately 400 dogs were “war heroes,” having saved
countless American lives by sniffing out improvised explosive devices
before they could blow up. Adoptive families were told they must go to
Washington to pick up the dogs or arrange transport at their own
The contact information provided in the email was that of
an actual Marine office and staffer, but when contacted Tuesday the
office said the email was a hoax and no such offer was available.
by then news stations’ websites in Miami and elsewhere had run with the
email, as had blogs that cover topics involving pets and adopting
animals. Neighborhood listserves in Arlington, Va., home of the
Pentagon, also posted the offer to thousands of members.
The Marine Corps Systems Command said it was not known who received the email or who sent it out.
Marines said such offers are sometimes made for “decommissioned” dogs
but that they are offered to other federal agencies first since many are
still fit for service even when they can no longer deploy to war zones.
The USMC has been working hard to find homes for about 50 IED/Explosives detection dogs out of Afghanistan. There are an additional number of dogs that will be available over the next year as well.
5:44PM EDT October 14. 2012 - GREENVILLE,
S.C. — The forgotten man of the Cuban missile crisis was once its hero —
the only American to perish in a conflict that could have killed
Maj. Rudolf Anderson was "the martyr who died for us all," said Eric Sevareid, the CBS Evening News
analyst. Future generations would lay flowers at Anderson's grave, he
predicted, in thanks for the "hosts of others who did not die."
Delouise Guerra the sister of Marine PFC James Jacques is presented the
flag that draped his casket at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver
on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. The Jacques funeral was held 37 years after he
was killed during the rescue of the crew of an American cargo ship
seized by Cambodia in May of 1975. His remains were identifies in August
2012. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
"He was a very loving, very caring - well, he was my baby brother," she said. "He was just a really good person."
Jacques grew up in La Junta, a
small town about 140 miles southeast of Denver. He joined the Marines
in October 1974, shortly after his 18th birthday. His family was
apprehensive but didn't try to dissuade him, Guerra said.
"It was something he wanted to do," Guerra said. "He wanted to go and serve his country and do his best."