You may have heard where Obama has allowed “illegals” to join the military.
Ok, before all you Obama lovers attack me, get your facts straight, yes Pres George Bush initiated Military Accessions Vital to National Interest program (MAVNI) during the Iraqi war In December 2008. The Defense Department announced a pilot program to temporarily allow certain legal aliens who were doctors or nurses -- or could speak certain in-demand languages such as Haitian-Creole, Chinese or Farsi OR had special skills to aide our military-- to join the military. (Spanish is not on the language list.)
Joining my beloved Marine Corps isn’t a free ticket. You don’t get a free pass because we need you. We would rather go to war with 100 dedicated fighters than 10000 place holders (hello Army). Boot camp is where Marines are made. It is not easy, if it was easy, everyone would be a Marine and for those of you thinking about joining my beloved Corps, know, it is never easy being green. Usually about the first 48 hours even the most motivated recruit asks him/herself “what the hell did I get myself into”.
This has got to be a record of shortest time as Commandant of the Marine Corps. The General is a first class officer. I served with him in Iraq and he was always top notch. The kind of leader when things were bad you could look at and feel better about the situation. Time for a C-Gar
The move cuts short Dunford's service as the commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, a job he began last October. But the rapid promotion is one of several that have marked Dunford's fast-tracked military career, which saw him leap from a one-star brigadier general to four stars in about three years. Read more here
Amphibious Reconnaissance and Scout Sniper Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit train combat marksmanship with Marines and Navy SEALS from the Republic of Korea and Royal Thai Marine special forces. Marines of the MEU's scout sniper platoon led a brief period of instruction before all parties fired at multiple targets ranging from 100 to 400 meters. This a little old video but shows the skill and cooperation Marines display wherever they travel - Time for a C-Gar
We are hardest on our own, if we weren’t we wouldn’t be Marines. Do I think “posers” (those pretending to be a servicemember who never served a day) isn’t a big deal? Hell yes I do. Do I think it’s a big deal if a servicemember wears something they didn’t earn? Hell yes! I can care less what rank you achieved or honestly how many sea service ribbons you have. I am proud of all servicemembers even if you only served 4 years, thank you! Do I salute those Medal of Honor Recipients? Hell yes, they have earned it. However, the posers out there I will call you out and you better be ready to get embarrassed. If we didn’t feel this way, we wouldn’t be Marines. We are hardest on our own. Time for a C-Gar
The top enlisted leader of 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines has been relieved after Marines raised disturbing questions about discrepancies in his official biography.
Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Lovell III was removed from his post as the infantry battalion's sergeant major on Monday due to a loss of confidence, said 1st Lt. Luke Kuper, a spokesman for III Marine Expeditionary Force. Lovell's unit is currently attached to 4th Marines on a Unit Deployment Program rotation to Okinawa, Japan.
Ive lost count how many times Ive been on the ground looking up to see these guys screaming in. Mostly in a safe landing zone (LZ) but yet again, at times with multiple RPGs being shot across their bow, rounds skipping all around and yet the medics immediatly go to work on our wounded.
I had a wounded Afghanis one night that was in a fight against us. He & his compadres decided to attack us in our FOB in Helmand. Big mistake as they quickly learned. However, we attended to them after the fight was over and began fist aid on the injured enemy. The weather was terrible and althgough we called immediatly for medevacs they tried to land but a fog laywer and t-storms prevented it, so they orbited until they began to run out of fuel atempting to land, eventhough it was a wounded enemy we were risking the crews for.
For nearly five hours of multiple crews and aircraft trying to land the pilot had called me & asked how th patient was doing & if he would make it through the night. We told him we would do everything to save him and we did. The pilot said if he was not expected to make it he would try once more but didnt feel it was very safe as he had very limited visibility, high winds and pouring rain....good times but yet he would try it.
I looked to a medic and asked, can we keep him alive? The Doc said, I will do everything I can. I told the birds to return to base.
About 0500ish the next mornng a call from yet another helo & crew said they were going to make an attmpt to get the wounded afghani bad guy. Through the wind, blowing sand we could hear the blackhawk aproaching then only until about 20 feet above us this large dark object was visable right above us as the blackhawk began to land.
We saved that guy that day, but it was only because the warriors persistant attitude in that bird as they got him to surgury. I have dozens of stories like that about these studs, only wish the Americaan people understood their bravery. Time for a C-Gar
Enjoy Veterans Day. We would want it that way. Many may not even realize the meaning of the day some will even take it for granted but nonetheless it’s a day named for us but if you look at it, it’s really about you and our country. Not only is Nov 10 Veterans day, it’s the Marine Corps Birthday and trust us, we are honored to share the day.
Like that in the US, throughout the UK it is Remembrance Day Nov 10 and on Nov 11thin Australia and Ireland. I mention these as well not only because I have met some of the best warriors from these countries but some of the finest people as well.
Wherever you are, know we appreciate the day and hope you join us in sharing the honor in respecting those who have served their country. Your warriors are still at war, least we never forget!
Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Central Command will be based out of Kuwait, a Marine official said. Here, senior Marine leaders thank members of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, on Sept. 3. (Sgt. Gabriela Garcia / Marine Corps)
One of this presidents “claim to fame” (used very loosely) was that “he” ended the Iraq war. How’s that working out for him? Now, he can add that he rejuvenated the Iraq war all by himself when we would have be done by now but he ended “early” on his watch.
“The US Marine Corps is preparing to deploy about 2,100 grunts to be based out of Kuwait in a new unit configuration designed to respond to crises in the region, according to Corps officials.”
This is a Special SPMAGTF (Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force) one of many Marine Corps tools that is specially built for special occasions for battles. These aren’t peace keepers, UN soldiers, tree huggers or official kumbaya singers, no, these are war fighters. They won’t be there to hand out food, but to kill bad guys, straight up. America currently has well over one thousand servicemembers in Iraq and it’s going to grow. Remember though America, your Marine Corps is at a all time population low because this administration has cut us to bare bones through the sequeastration. If we send these warriors to Kuwait, that means they wont be somwhere else unlike 5-10 years ago. Hows that make you feel? (bet ya dont hear this on the news)
It’s amazing how the one that thumped his drum so hard about ending the war in Iraq is actually sending us right back into it from scratch. Better hang on America. Time for a C-Gar