Send Away The Marines?

Force review could leave the Corps high and dryBy Frank J. Gaffney Jr. “Send in the Marines!” For many generations, successive U.S. presidents have given those orders, from early in our nation’s history in places like Montezuma’s palaces in Mexico to the Barbary pirates’ shores of Tripoli, and more recently from the halls of Saddam … Read moreSend Away The Marines?

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Navy invention gives Marines secure data connection in field

Afghan theater gets ‘Wi-fi on the run’By Jeanette Steele, UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITERTuesday, August 3, 2010 at 10:31 p.m. Imagine trying to do business on the go without your BlackBerry or laptop. No information, no good. Now imagine trying to direct a battle without that kind of information, with lives on the line. As recently as … Read moreNavy invention gives Marines secure data connection in field

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Camp Pendleton Marine Receives Silver Star

A Marine from Camp Pendleton has received the Silver Star for bravery and leadership during a firefight in Afghanistan that began with an insurgent ambush and ended with Marines counterattacking and killing 13 insurgents. Warrant Officer John W. Hermann, 32, of Tucson, Ariz., received the medal Thursday at a Marine base in Helmand province in … Read moreCamp Pendleton Marine Receives Silver Star

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Marines storm ashore at Camp Pendleton, maybe for the last time

By sheer numbers, it was impressive: 4,500 sailors and Marines, seven ships, 60 amphibious assault vehicles, 16 air-cushioned landing craft and numerous fixed-wing and rotary aircraft. Dubbed Dawn Blitz, the weeklong amphibious assault exercise this month on the beach at Camp Pendleton was the largest such exercise since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. In … Read moreMarines storm ashore at Camp Pendleton, maybe for the last time

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General LeJeune recognition for exemplary leadership

MarineHeritage — April 28, 2010 — Mr. Robert Stevens, Chairman & CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation, accepts the General John A. LeJeune recognition for exemplary leadership. Mr. Stevens speaks about the importance of Marines past, present & future. At 3:45 into the video, Mr. Stevens tells a story about learning leadership. Good message! Thanks to … Read moreGeneral LeJeune recognition for exemplary leadership

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