The Lieutenant Don’t Know

In “The Lieutenant Don’t Know“, Marine Lt. Jeff Clement of Combat Logistics Battalion 6, provides a gripping and descriptive view into navigating the hostile and challenging terrain of North Helmand Province in Afghanistan where the supply routes between the main base Camp Leatherneck, and the various remote outposts are described by Jeff as either ‘bad’ – > Read More

Taliban Suicide Attack

What our troops are up against. This video was filmed by the Taliban and shows just how sophisticated the Taliban is getting day by day. They now have and use all kinds of modern day technologies. While the Taliban claimed credit for the attack on FOB Salerno, it was likely executed by the Haqqani Network, – > Read More

Happy New Year from Afghanistan

I really wish I was with them! Drive On! ~Cpl. Beddoe Marines with 2nd MLG (FWD) perform “Auld Lang Syne” in tribute to the New Year and a wrap-up of 2011.

Make Peace or Die!

A documentary film from 1st Battalion, 5th Marines during their deployment to Sangin, Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Video Produced by 1/5 Combat Camera, Sgt Logan Pierce, Cpl Nathan McCord, LCpl Kowshon Ye, PFC Jason Morrison

06OCT2011: MSgt Joel Weber

Ramblings of a Deployed MindFrom the confines of Camp Leatherneck ALMAR/ALFAM/ALFRDS,Another week in the books and I couldn’t be happier at the moment.  This week fly by because of another round of inspections, this time NATO decided to visit us all the way from Belgium.  After prepping, very little, and allowing NATO to get settled – > Read More

30OCT2011: MSgt Joel Weber

Ramblings of a Deployed MindFrom the confines of Camp Leatherneck ALMAR/ALFAM/ALFRDS, GOOD AFTERNOON FROM CAMP LEATHERNECK, AFGHANISTAN! It’s been quite a morning so far. Today, thousands are running the 36th Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC and 380 of us ran our 26.2 miles as part of the Marine Corps Marathon Forward here in the – > Read More

23OCT2011: MSgt Joel Weber

Ramblings of a Deployed MindFrom the confines of Camp Leatherneck ALMAR/ALFAM/ALFRDS, Greetings from Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan!  Another smoking week down and boy did it go.  I was stressed for most of it due to inspections and all that non-sense, but overall my boys performed to the tune of, “DOWNRIGHT AWESOME”.  No no one else in – > Read More

09OCT2011: MSgt Joel Weber

Ramblings of a Deployed MindFrom the confines of Camp Leatherneck ALMAR/ALFAM/ALFRDS, YAY for another week being over and done with and a new week starting. I was severely out and about again this week and didn’t have Internet access for the most part. I know, I know…cry me a river, lol. I’ve been on Osprey’s, – > Read More

01OCT2011: MSgt Joel Weber

Ramblings of a Deployed MindFrom the confines of Camp Leatherneck ALMAR/ALFAM/ALFRDS, Yep, yep, another week down and closer to freedom! And that ain’t no joke! You sometimes get into a rhythm when it comes to deployments and that’s what everyone is shooting for. You find that “comfort zone” where everything works how it’s supposed to, – > Read More

11SEP2011: MSgt Joel Weber

Ramblings of a Deployed MindFrom the confines of Camp LeatherneckALMAR/ALFAM/ALFRDS Yep another week down. Today is Patriot’s Day, a day none of us should EVER forget. 10 years ago a faceless coward, the one we are still fighting, attacked a peaceful nation. I still remember what happened that day. I was living in Iceland at – > Read More

24JUL2011 MSgt Joel Weber

Ramblings of a Deployed MindFrom the confines of Camp Leatherneck ALMAR/ALFAM/ALFNDS, Another week down in the dirty hood, the A-Stan, The Stan, or as you all call it, Afghanistan. As usual, the busy bee didn’t notice how fast the week went. Overall, I give the week a B+, as it could’ve been worse, but it – > Read More

20JUL2011 MSgt Joel Weber

Ramblings of a Deployed MindFrom the confines of Camp Leatherneck ALMAR/ALFAM/ALFNDS, As Slim Shady said, “Guess who’s back, back again!”  That’s two thumbs pointing to this guy!  After a brief, overwhelming, and abrupt stop to my “Ramblings”, I’m back kicking it JVille (deployed) style.  Things in Lejeune FWD (FOB Leatherneck) are going swimmingly.  We are – > Read More

26JUN2011 MSgt Joel Weber

Ramblings of a Deployed MindFrom the confines of Camp Leatherneck ALMAR/ALFAM/ALFNDS, Everyone is going to get sick of hearing this, but this week WENT BY quick as hell. I’m not sure where it went, but it’s gone. It’s another very warm, very bright, and very dusty filled day here in Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan. MSGT JOEL – > Read More