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First Woman Completes Marines’ Urban Leader Course One of the Marine Corps’ female infantry riflemen hit another milestone when she became the first woman to graduate from the service’s Urban Leaders Course. Lance Cpl. Autumn Taniguchi, with 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, finished the three-week course that prepares leathernecks to lead troops in urban environments on May 3. “This course is not easy,” Taniguchi said, according to a Marine Corps news release. “I didn’t expect it to be easy, but it also helps to show me that I can do mo...
Tags: Military, Marine Corps, Women In Combat, Rick, Taniguchi, Camp Pendleton California, Lance Cpl Autumn Taniguchi, 2nd Battalion 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division Schools, Ken Rick

Bomb-carrying drone from Yemen rebels targets Saudi airport

By JON GAMBRELL DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Yemen’s Iranian-allied Houthi rebels said Tuesday they attacked a Saudi airport and military base with a bomb-laden drone, an assault acknowledged by the kingdom as Mideast tensions remain high between Tehran and the United States. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The attack on the Saudi city of Najran came after Iran announced it has quadrupled its uranium-enrichment production capacity, though still a level far lower than need...
Tags: Europe, News, Washington, Iraq, Defense, Uncategorized, America, Sport, World news, Iran, Syria, Vienna, Soccer, United States, New York Times, Middle East

Young love lost, an only son gone, after fatal training accident at Camp Pendleton

DEL MAR — Kathleen Isabel Bourque sat on the edge of a rock outcropping at the beach. Wearing a white, eyelet slip dress and a camouflage Marine Corps blouse, she urged eight-month-old Ruthie, her black Labrador puppy, to jump up next to her. The place was a spot where the love of her life and soulmate, Marine Corps 1st Lt. Conor McDowell, frequently photographed her — sometimes in the same white dress. “He called it my angel dress,” Bourque said. It was what she was wearing the first time they...
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Photos: Torrance salutes military at 60th Armed Forces Day march

While Torrance’s  streets filled with camouflage and military blues and greens, the sidewalks were packed with red, white and blue as the Armed Forces Day parade rolled down Crenshaw Boulevard on Saturday afternoon. The 60th annual parade — billed as the nation’s longest-running military procession — drew scores of civilians to ogle at the tanks, cannons and Humvees, the highlight of a weekend-long event. “We’re excited we get to represent our armed forces,” said Col. Vince Krepps, who has been ...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Sport, Syria, Things To Do, Soccer, Military, Marine Corps, Marines, Jordan, Vietnam, Air Force, Local News, Susan, Torrance, U S Air Force

War dog Exhibit Opening May 18

  War Dogs: Never Above You, Never Below You,  Always Beside You T his exhibit at the National Museum of the Marine Corps Combat Art Gallery in Triangle, Virginia will honor the important role warrior dogs serve in our country. The exhibit will be on display through September. War dogs have faithfully served our country since World War II and have saved thousands of lives. In the Vietnam war although they were credited with saving 10,000 lives, they were considered "equipment" and wer...
Tags: Pets, Iraq, Afghanistan, Marine Corps, Vietnam, Pacific, Lucca, Jan, Robby, Willingham, Chris Willingham, Chris Wellington, James Mellick, Robby's Law, War dog exhibit, Triangle Virginia

U.S. Marine Corps: Ready For War?

The Washington Post: In a handwritten statement, the recruit recalled that she tried to tell other recruits to slow down while they were moving in formation, upsetting the senior drill instructor. The recruit could not recall whether the Marine pushed her arm or the weapon itself. “I knew I was in the wrong for overstepping when I shouldn’t have, but I wasn’t used to anyone messing with the weapon,” the recruit wrote. The senior drill instructor later found the recruit on a bathroom bench at nig...
Tags: Washington Post, America, Military, Marine Corps, U S Marine Corps, Reserve Officer Training Corps, Pvt Raheel Siddiqui

Veteran and service dog are perfect 6-legged team

Daisy the dog was the help this Marine Corps veteran needed to manage his PTSD. Then she did something more: she helped John get a job.            [Author: Special to Militarykind]
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Meet Lacey Evans, the WWE star you'll love to hate

While the majority of the stars who have spearheaded WWE’s “Women’s Evolution” have built their characters and reputation on being just as good as their male counterparts, Lacey Evans, a 29-year-old Marine Corps veteran, is doing the complete opposite.
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5G Networks Will Likely Interfere With US Weather Satellites, Navy Warns

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: A U.S. Navy memo warns that 5G mobile networks are likely to interfere with weather satellites, and senators are urging the Federal Communications Commission to avoid issuing new spectrum licenses to wireless carriers until changes are made to prevent harms to weather forecasting. The FCC has already begun an auction of 24GHz spectrum that would be used in 5G networks. But Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) today wrote a l...
Tags: Fcc, Navy, US, Tech, Nasa, United States, Federal Communications Commission, Marine Corps, Noaa, Wyden, National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA, Cantwell, U S Naval Observatory, Ajit Pai, Maria Cantwell D Wash, Sens Ron Wyden

This Marine Went to Boot Camp and Discovered He Had Cancer (He Beat It)

"Cancer took away everything, but it also gave me everything. It took away my mind, my body, my spirit, but it also gave me everything, because I realized we're not going to live forever, we're going to die one day."Lance Cpl. Caleb Eudy first stepped on the yellow footprints in 2016, and on April 26, he'll finally depart Parris Island, South Carolina as a United States Marine. Though recruit training is typically just three months long, for Eudy it was an uphill battle that took 956...
Tags: Science, Alabama, Marine Corps, Huntsville, Parris Island South Carolina, Eudy, Lance Cpl Caleb Eudy, Cpl Andrew Neumann

Marine Corps Veteran Faces Deportation, Says His Crimes Are Linked To PTSD

In California, U.S. Marine Corps veteran is awaiting deportation to El Salvador. He says the crimes he committed were linked to PTSD from combat in Iraq.
Tags: News, California, Marine Corps, El Salvador, U S Marine Corps

Classic DC-3 lands at Catalina Island airport, signaling completion of $5 million runway overhaul by Marines, Navy

CATALINA ISLAND — A 1947 DC-3 — originally owned by Philip K. Wrigley — majestically soared over the newly completed 3,000-foot runway at ACE Clearwater Airfield at the Airport in the Sky. The silver plane, a World War II-era replica, was the first aircraft to touch down Friday, May 3, marking the opening of the renamed airfield and the completion of a public/private partnership between the Marines Corps, the U.S. Navy and the Catalina Island Conservancy to rebuild the deteriorating runway. The ...
Tags: News, Navy, Sport, Syria, Soccer, Military, Port Of Los Angeles, Marine Corps, Marines, Dc, Airport, Kuwait, Mitchell, San Pedro, Catalina Island, Kuwait Bahrain

The U.S. Air Force First F-35 Combat Doesn’t Prove Anything

If dropping bombs on caves and tunnels were a guarantee of a weapon’s success, the F-35 would be awesome.On April 30, two U.S. Air Force F-35A stealth fighters attacked ISIS positions in Iraq. “The F-35As conducted the airstrike using a Joint Direct Attack Munition to strike an entrenched Daesh tunnel network and weapons cache deep in the Hamrin Mountains, a location able to threaten friendly forces,” according to the Air Force announcement.The strike marked the first time—or at least the first ...
Tags: Isis, News, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Taliban, Marine Corps, Air Force, Daesh, Afghanistan Iraq, Hamrin Mountains

Lawmakers Probe Navy, Marine Corps Plans on Climate Change

Trump’s picks for Chief of Naval Operations and Marine Corps Commandant sailed through their confirmation hearing on Tuesday.
Tags: Defense, Marine Corps, Trump, Navy Marine Corps

A Former Public Affairs Officer for the U.S. Marine Corps on Why He Pursued His APR

April is APR Month at PRSA. Visit this link for more information about the Accreditation in Public Relations process. I pursued the APR because I viewed it as a valuable “extra” that conveys my serious commitment to the profession. My journey began at a U.S. Marine Corps public affairs conference in New Orleans in 2011. I sat in the audience of roughly 200 Marine Corps public affairs officers and observed a debate on the value of sending them to a newly-formed, yearlong master’s degree program i...
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Armored Coffin: The M-4 Sherman Tank Was Hell on Wheels

Heavily-modified “Super Shermans” even saw combat with the Israeli Defense Force during the Six Day War in 1967 and the Yom Kippur War in 1973.The M-4 Sherman was the workhorse medium tank of the U.S. Army and Marine Corps during World War II. It fought in every theater of operation—North Africa, the Pacific and Europe.The Sherman was renown for its mechanical reliability, owing to its standardized parts and quality construction on the assembly line. It was roomy, easily repaired, easy to drive....
Tags: Europe, News, Marine Corps, Pacific, Sherman, North Africa, U S Army, Sherman Tank Was Hell

Rep. Seth Moulton disagrees with Trump and Ocasio-Cortez on VA, says the department 'is broken'

Democratic Rep. Seth Moulton, a Marine Corps veteran, said he disagrees with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and President Donald Trump's recent claims that the Department of Veteran Affairs isn't in need of fixing, arguing Sunday that the department "is broken."
Tags: Cnn, Marine Corps, Va, Donald Trump, Trump, Seth Moulton, Department of Veteran Affairs, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez

NY funeral for Marine and firefighter killed in Afghanistan

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. Marine killed in a bombing in Afghanistan will be honored by mourners from across the country at his funeral in New York City where he was also a decorated firefighter . The casket of Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman is to leave a Bronx funeral home atop a […]
Tags: New York, News, New York City, Afghanistan, Nation, Marine Corps, Bronx, Christopher Slutman

Auto-Ordnance Models to Appear at Kahr Firearms Group NRAAM Booth

Samantha Bonilla Greeley, PA – ( – Kahr Firearms Group, a leader in innovative firearms design and manufacturing, is proud to announce that three Auto-Ordnance promotional models will make special appearances at the Kahr Firearms Group booth #6063 during the 2019 NRAAM in Indianapolis, IN. USMC veteran and brand ambassador Samantha Bonilla is the promotional model for the Auto-Ordnance Squadron 1911. She will be signing posters and handing out limited edition Squadron morale patc...
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Laundry Partners with JWT Atlanta on “Moments of Impact” Digital Series for Marine Corps

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Seth Moulton: meet the 19th Democratic contender for US 2020 race – video

The Massachusetts congressman Seth Moulton has become the 19th person to declare their intention to seek the Democratic presidential nomination. Watch the decorated Marine Corps veteran talk about his fame in Iraq, his attempt to stop Nancy Pelosi's re-election as House Speaker and what makes him stand out in a crowded Democratic field Seth Moulton: Democratic congressman enters crowded 2020 presidential race Continue reading...
Tags: Massachusetts, Iraq, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, House, Marine Corps, Nancy Pelosi, Seth Moulton, US elections 2020

Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton Joins Democratic Race For President

Moulton is the fourth House Democrat to join the 2020 campaign. A critic of party leadership, the Marine Corps veteran also adds to the share of 40-and-under candidates in the race. (Image credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
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Rep. Seth Moulton announces 2020 presidential run

Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton is the latest Democrat to enter the 2020 presidential race, launching a longshot bid Monday that would make the 40-year-old Marine Corps veteran the youngest president in American history.
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Rep. Seth Moulton enters 2020 race

Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton is the latest Democrat to enter the 2020 presidential race, launching a longshot bid Monday that would make the 40-year-old Marine Corps veteran the youngest president in American history.
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Marines At The Chosin Reservoir

Shooting Illustrated: On top of the freezing temperatures, the Marines faced tens of thousands of mostly Chinese soldiers around the Chosin Reservoir. This battle took place in November and December of 1950, and there were many reservoir veterans still on active duty when I became a Marine in 1957. Most of them agreed that the main effect of the sub-zero weather was to grind you down physically. Every physical act was much more difficult to perform, and the difficulty was magnified by a lack of ...
Tags: Military, Marine Corps, Barber, Quantico, Myers, William Barber, Chosin Reservoir, Basic School, 1st Regiment, Hector Cafferata, Capt Barber, Pfc Cafferata, Cafferata, Daniel Daly

Marine Who Served on Iwo Jima Recalls the Time a Japanese Soldier Asked for Some of His Hot Chocolate

The Battle of Iwo Jima, which began Feb. 19, 1945, was one of the bloodiest battles in Marine Corps history, as former Cpl. Don Graves knows firsthand and will never forget.He'll also never forget the time a Japanese soldier smelled hot chocolate being brewed near him and called out for him to bring him some. The moment, as he recounted in a video posted to the Marine Corps Facebook page Tuesday, was almost like the Christmas truce that wasn't.Sitting in a fox hole with two other Marines...
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The Marines Are Eyeing A Speedboat That Transforms Into A Spy Sub

There’s nothing more fearsome than the sight of battle-hardened Marines storming an enemy beach, but even the service’s tried-and-true ship-to-shore maneuvers need for 21st-century warfare. Thanks to some engineering ingenuity, the Marine Corps may have found a new vehicle of choice for amphibious assaults.(This article originally appeared at Task & Purpose. Follow Task & Purpose on Twitter. This article first appeared in 2017.)As part of the Ship-To-Shore Maneuver Exploration and Experimentatio...
Tags: News, Navy, Marine, Marine Corps

‘NCIS’ Renewed for Season 17 at CBS

CBS has renewed the long-running action drama “NCIS” for a 17th season. NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon) leads a troupe of special agents who investigate all crimes with Navy or Marine Corps ties, from murder and espionage, to terrorism and stolen submarines. His colorful team includes an MIT grad who’s brilliant with […]
Tags: News, Navy, Mit, Marine Corps, Cbs, NCIS, Leroy Jethro Gibbs Mark Harmon

Flags lowered in memory of Marines killed in Afghanistan

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered flags lowered to half-staff in memory of two Marine Corps reservists from New York who were killed in Afghanistan. Cpl. Robert A. Hendriks and Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman were killed by a roadside bomb Monday along with Sgt. Benjamin S. Hines, of York, Pennsylvania. Slutman was […]
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548 Champaign Aviation Museum

A look at the Champaign Aviation Museum including their restoration work, the volunteers working on the aircraft, and the role of aviation museums. Also, 737 safety cards, the Scaled Composites Model 401, flight attendant trip brokering, Wow Air, and the 2018 Collier Trophy winner. First-hand impressions of the 2019 SUN ‘n FUN Fly-in and Expo as well. B-17 restoration at the Champaign Aviation Museum. Guest Aimée Brower works public affairs, donor relations, and education at the Champaign...
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