Castra Praetoria: Under the black flag.

America’s 1stSgt Vents

The problem with being a Marine is sometimes lesser beings try to hobble you with their own perceived limitations. In the case of FAST Co this takes the form of Sailors losing their minds over the day to day activities of Marines.

In Bahrain any time a FAST Marine is seen doing anything resembling training with an actual weapon we always get a phone call from the Naval Security types. “There are Marines with rifles! THEY HAVE RIFLES!” Seriously? I would trust the average Marine with a rifle over most anyone else.


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Castra Praetoria

Time to help recognize some true Marine blogging efforts here: 
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Hey people!
I need you to go and vote for Castra Praetoria if you haven’t already. This is the blog I have been administering and editting for the last year.

Mike made it to the finals for the Milblog of the Year award in the Marine Corps  branch of the competition.

If you read him or want to head over, is where to have a look.

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Here is the page that separates the nominees by branch or type:

Please go sign up.
No spam.
All they want is a user name and a password.

A link will be sent immediately and you can go to the page and vote.
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I would just hit the link above and if you don’t have an account it will prompt you as a new user.

We are only one ahead so please, please go vote for this blog.


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