Jul 01

No Singing Necessary: Pro Shooter Rocks the National Anthem and ‘Marines’ Hymn’

You’ve never seen anything like this before. Check out how professional shooter Chris Cheng celebrates freedom. He recently uploaded a video of the “Star-Spangled Banner” on YouTube to “celebrate our nation’s independence” while also displaying how quiet a suppressed Ruger 10/22 rifle is. “It is so quiet that the pinging and the musical tones downrange …

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Jul 01

Lieutenant General Robert B. Neller Tapped for Next Commandant

Lieutenant General Neller assumed duties as Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command on 1 July 2014. A native of East Lansing, Michigan, he graduated from the University of Virginia and was commissioned via the Platoon Leaders Class program in May 1975. Lieutenant General Neller’s assignments in the operating forces include: Rifle and Weapons Platoon Leader …

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Jul 01

Deadly Osprey ax in Arabian Sea spurs safety changes

A Marine Corps investigation has concluded that an MV-22 Osprey crashed on take-off last year in the Arabian Sea because it was accidentally started in maintenance mode. As a result of the investigation into the Oct 1, 2014 crash, the Marine Corps and Naval Air Systems Command took quick action to adjust the aircraft and …

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Jun 30

New “Belligerent and Irreverent Book” from a Retired Marine Captain

There’s a new book out there making waves and it was just published yesterday. It’s titled, “Embarrassing Confessions of a Marine Lieutenant: Operation Branding Iron 2.1A”. Marine Veteran Donny O’Malley began writing a blog when he was in the Wounded Warrior Regiment which struck home with other Marines. He continued his writing and turned it …

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Jun 30

U.S. on alert for potential terror attacks around Independence Day

New York, June 30 (ANI): The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has reportedly set up command centres across the United States to monitor any potential terror threats around its Independence Day on July 4, a federal law enforcement source said. The source added that while no credible, specific threats surrounding the holiday had been received, …

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Jun 29

U.S. Troops face eating, drinking restrictions during Ramadan?

During the 30-day religious celebration of Ramadan, those in Muslim countries, even those not practicing the religion, are expected to obey laws restricting eating, drinking, and using tobacco in public. As a testament to their faith, Muslims do not eat or drink anything from sunrise to sunset. According to The Weekly Standard, one of the top …

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Jun 29

Two indicted for murder in 2014 shooting death of Marine outside Lexington bar

June 24–A Fayette County grand jury has indicted two men in the 2014 shooting death of a former Marine outside Lexington’s Austin City Saloon. Quincinio D. Canada and Dawan Q. Mulazim each are charged with murder, two counts of first-degree robbery and second-degree assault in the death of Jonathan Price and the assault on his …

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Jun 28

Marine Pushes Through Pain to Win Warrior Games Gold

By Shannon Collins, DoD News, Defense Media Activity MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va., June 28, 2015 – Medically retired Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Sarah Rudder earned gold medals in the women’s 50-meter freestyle and 100-freestyle and a silver medal in the women’s 50-meter backstroke in classification 4.5 in swimming competition at Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center …

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Jun 26

USAA seeking military spouses for work-at-home opportunties

Military Spouse Employment Partnership partner USAA is currently seeking talented current and former military spouses to join their team as an Inside Auto Adjuster III for work at home opportunities. As an Inside Auto Adjuster III for USAA, you will investigate, evaluate, negotiate and adjust low to moderately complex auto claims presented by or against …

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Jun 26

Marines training under the cover of darkness

FORT STORY, Virginia — Marines with Alpha Company, 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, conducted soft-duct insertion operations aboard Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Virginia, June 16, 2015. The company was flown from Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina, to Fort Story on two CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters. From there, they were …

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