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They "Get it"

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“We play a game, we don’t deserve the worship that we often receive. You do.”

If you have read One Marine’s View, you have probably heard where I laugh at those that demand $15 an hour for doing the very bare minimums or those that want something for nothing or even how I may beat up an NFL player from time to time about how they bitch about how much they make (except Pat Tillman he put his money where his mouth was) and now I will add the bad assery, in your face, I will rip your arms off your body and beat you with them, defense extraordinaire, JJ Watt from the Houston Texans and Jared Allen from the Minnesota Vikings


I’ve never met Mr Watt or Mr Allen, but if I did, I would simply say, “Thank You” back at them, they freaking get it and every Vet reading his post can tell he is sincere(we have BS detectors for that kind of stuff.)  


Read below about Mr Watts post and FYI, Mr Allen happens to have a brother & relatives in the Marine Corps (top secret how I know that ;)
Many in the NFL spend great lengths negotiating their contracts, I get it, I negotiated my Gov contract and I got grunts (I think I won) but if alllllllll the NFL players just took 2 min and gave half a shit that Mr Watt & Allen do, it may just open their eyes a bit more.

From your warriors in America and deployed, thanks back at ya fellas! Time for a C-Gar

Watt turned to Facebook and penned a brutally honest note contrasting the differences between being a professional athlete and a member of the armed forces.

“We play a game. Yes, to many of us it is much more than a game, but at the end of the day it is just that, a game. It is not life or death. We are not going off to war, we are not putting our lives on the line, we are not protecting our country’s freedom,” he wrote. “But we are in the headlines, we become household names and we are often the role models that children look up to. I am not saying that it is right, but it is what it is.”

Read the full post from Watt here

 


Happy Thanksgiving America

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Marine Cpl. Kevin Marra, left, a Walton High School graduate, and Marine Staff Sgt. Luis Juarez, a Marietta High School graduate, will be spending Thanksgiving in Camp Bastion, Afghanistan.
Special to the MDJ

Thanksgiving. There are few occasions when families get together all in one place and actually see one another and be thankful. Some families don’t always “get along” and therefore dread these types of holidays. The awkward meeting of the fellow sibling that causes friction can be a negative element to the holiday and can be a pain in the ass.  If not the sibling then perhaps something else that is out there that makes you not want to be together. Well, that’s your choice.

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Army Rejects Appeal From Green Beret Fired After Confronting Rapist

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You read it here where Sgt 1st Class Martland was reprimanded for stopping a child from being raped in Afghanistan. He did what any other American, God fearing,child protecting warrior would have done, and this administration has crushed him, his career and has gone against everything we represent as guardian angels.

Not only does this affect this warriors life and career, it also affects his family and their life. Since the event came to light, the Green Beret had tried to file for an appeal. Now, the army has denied his appeal and is showing him the door……..for doing the honorable thing. Obviously, this administration does not care about its troops nor about what we stand for. Actions speak louder than words. Read full story here Time for a C-Gar.


Army Cutting 500 Majors Starting Next Week

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This administration, through the military sequestration process has lowered your US military to bare bones number, without reducing the missions as posted here, here and here. Many people I speak with are like “what’s sequestration?” Well, point blank, it’s a Massive reduction your military protection. By cutting, giving pink slips, firing, however you want to shape it, this administration has lowered America’s fighting force to bare bones. The Marine Corps has taken a very hard hit as has the Army but as you can see below, the Army continues to hit.

A major element that many congressman etc that are making these decisions don’t think about is all of these Marines and Army joes etc they are letting go has three major implications:

  1. Most of the warriors being let go are combat hardened service members. Once they are gone we will have a very thin and novice military force. Think about all of the warriors who have done multiple Afg/Iraq deployments and are now gone. Once you lose that experience, it’s very hard to replace.
  2. The civilian job market is hammered by veterans dismissed in bulk. Unemployment is not getting better folks.
  3. You military is very thin. Currently the Marine Corps has dozens missions that are trying to fill with less than required Marines. Does that make sense to you?In a time when terrorism is gaining momentum, the war in Afghanistan is in a stalemate because we have stopped the attack on the enemy and simply are just sitting on bases marking time, Iraq spins out of control, your administration cuts the military beyond that of typical democrat, levels.

We are weak and vulnerable. Point blank. Time for a C-Gar

 

About 500 Army majors, some of them now serving in Afghanistan, will begin receiving notices next week that they must leave the service as the Army cuts troop strength to meet budget cuts, the outgoing Army vice chief of staff said Friday.

"We don't want to do this," but the Army has no choice under the constraints of the Budget Control Act and the Congressional sequester process, said Gen. John F. Campbell. Read full story here