U.S. to send more troops to Iraq to tackle Islamic State

The United States will send more troops to Iraq and will put them closer to the front lines of battle there to advise Iraqi forces in the war against Islamic State militants. 

U.S. defense officials said on Monday that Washington will deploy about 200 additional troops, mostly as advisers for Iraqi troops as they advance towards Mosul, the largest Iraqi city still under Islamic State control.

"As we see the Iraqis willing to fight and gaining ground, let's make sure that we are providing them more support," U.S. President Barack Obama said in an interview with CBS News. Read full story here


Dont like Wounded Warrior Program? Get a flag - One person can make a difference

You may have read here about the Wounded Warrior Program. I can tell you the positive stories are much fewer than the negative stories.

Thus, I recommend if you would like a good charity to support that actually helps deployed warriors is to consider donating to www.anysoldier.com

You can go HERE to donate. I have had the luxury of having anysoldier support me through all 5 combat deployments. It works! There is nothing better to be in some god for saken country and receive a care package. It’s hard to put into words. However, when you get something in the mail, your entire perspective changes.

Hey, I got it, times are tough, I know. However I challenge every reader of One Marines View to donate $10. If that happened, the charity would have close to 10,000 just from a week’s viewers. Crazy, right? My goal is to raise $5,000. Can you help me reach that goal? (A typical "value meal at McDonald's is $7. A typical cup of coffee at Starbucks is $4.75. So go without that nasty burger, that crazy coffee and help out this charity. Kinda puts it in perspective does it not?

REMEMBER - ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE

All I ask is “if” you can donate, please do. I wouldn’t promote it if I didn’t have faith in it and I do, because they supported my Marines and I. They make a difference.

Go here to donate!

To make things interesting, I make these American flags. I will randomly pick a donator which will receive one of these flags (per $1k donated) that I am donating to the cause (I believe in it) and I will ship it to you free of charge and I will even pick up the shipping!

Even if you don't donate, help me spread the word. What's that take? Like 2 seconds to share this posting....please help me get the word out.

 

I really appreciate your help! – Time for a C-Gar

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Immediate action to orders - Motto Monday

Educators get a good idea of what recruits go through when meeting their drill instructor. You can never fathom the intensity or shit storm that follows this speech....unless you survive it. This is the very first encounter you have with your actual drill instructors that will be with you the remainder of the three months. Total chaos follows by you being introduced to The Marine Corps and the foundation of immediate action to orders. Its painful and I love it. Time for a C-Gar

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Marine Corps: Men and women must meet same standards for combat jobs

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The latest from the Commandant of the Marine Corps is that "standards" will not lower to accommodate females into the combat billets. However, he does say they may change. Something to watch. Time for a C-Gar

The Marine Corps will not lower physical standards to allow women to join combat jobs, such as infantry, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus vowed Tuesday.

"I will never lower standards," Mabus told Marines and sailors at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. "Let me repeat that: Standards will not be lowered for any group! Standards may be changed as circumstances in the world change, but they'll be changed for everybody."

After speaking about the Marine Corps' plan to integrate women into military occupational specialties that had been restricted to men, one Marine asked if female Marines would need to pass the same advanced courses as men to join the infantry. Read full story here

"Same standards; doesn't matter," Mabus replied. "I mean, they're Marines."


First female infantry recruit is a Louisiana police officer

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Tammy Barnett said she figures her new job will be a lot like her old one..

She initially planned to enter the military police, “but infantry is similar,” she told The Army Times. “And they are more on the front lines, like law enforcement here, and I said, ‘that’s what I want to do.’”

Barnett said she planned to celebrate her oath by going fishing with her family.

“I hope that I give them the courage, because I’m a small female,” she told KSLA. “If I can do it, they can do it, too. This could give them the courage to step out of their comfort zone.”

Read full story here


U.S. Naval Flight Officer Lt. Cmdr. Edward Lin Accused of Giving U.S. Secrets to China

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A U.S. naval flight officer with an extensive signals intelligence background was accused by the service of passing secrets to China, USNI News has learned.

Lt. Cmdr. Edward C. Lin, who served on some of the Navy’s most sensitive intelligence gathering aircraft, faces several counts of espionage and other charges outlined during a Friday Article 32 hearing in Norfolk, Va.

Lin, originally a Taiwanese national before his family moved to the U.S., had a career as a signals intelligence specialist on the Navy’s Lockheed Martin EP-3E Aries II reconnaissance aircraft, several sources confirmed to USNI News. Read full story here