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A Marine and his Best Friend

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A Marine and his Best Friend

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Evan Frickey, a dog handler with 3rd Marine Regiment, plays with Cookie, an improvised explosive device detection dog, while providing security at the Safar School compound, Garmsir district, Afghanistan, on March 18, 2012. DoD photo by Cpl. Reece Lodder, U.S. Marine Corps.

An Update about a Terrible Marine

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Earlier today I wrote about the Marines who were ordered to get rid of their weapons in order to meet with the SecDef.  I just picked up the following update from telegraph.uk Major General Mark Gurganus later said he gave the order because Afghan troops attending the talk were unarmed and he wanted the policy to…

Marines in action

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I saw this clip yesterday and then was just reminded of it again. Some great first-hand footage of our mighty US Marines in the fight and what they deal with day in and day out.  

Happy Birthday Marine Corps

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Happy Birthday Marine Corps

On this day in 1775 in Philadelphia at a place called Tun Tavern, the Marine Corps was born. Samuel Nichols was the founder at the time.  I have never been a Marine but I have stayed in a few Holiday Inn Express hotels and I have many Marine friends besides working with them a lot…

Marine C-130s are now Missile equipped

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This is a great video produced by the NRA of Oliver North showing the new Missile equipped C-130 the Marines have. It is sort of like a AC-130 Spectre Gunship that the Air Force flies, but not as heavily armed.   If the above video does not work, you can click on http://www.nralifeofduty.tv/#/cololivernorth/VideoModule/477 to watch…

A sad day for MARSOC and the Corps

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My heart goes out to the families, friends and comrades of these brave young Marines. It is one thing to lose your life in combat to the enemy. It is a shame to lose it in an accident. The Department of Defense announced Wednesday the deaths in Afghanistan of three Camp Lejeune-based Marines assigned to…

Notes from the front in Afghanistan

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My good friend Andrew Lubin is back in Afghanistan on what is like his 6th or 7th trip there. He is again writing up his blog posts for Leatherneck magazine called “Notes from the Field”.  This is classic COIN, taken from the “Small Wars Manual,” as the Marines interact with the Afghan farmers, elders and…

Extreme Makeover for a Marine

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If you are not a normal reader of the youserved.com milblog then let me make you aware of a great series of blogs that my good friend, Marcus has started and will br writing and posting there. In addition to being a milblogger, producer of You Served Radio and a Marine, Marcus is a Marine…

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