Posts Tagged “Marines”

3/5 Marines on Mission

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    B-roll of Marines of Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines have been operating in the upper Sangin valley for three months. When they arrived, Marines say they couldn’t move beyond several hundred feet from their post before being engaged by Taliban fighters. Over their time here, they have expanded that security zone, but…

Blogger’s Roundtable with COL Randy Newman

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The folks at DOD PAO had another decent Blogger’s Roundtable that I decided to participate in. It was with Marine Colonel Randy Newman who was the Commander of RCT-7 in Helmand Province Afghanistan. In this roundtable He discussed his leadership experience in Afghanistan and combat and civil operations there. He also discussed the work his…

Time for the M1A2 MBT in Afghanistan

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Yes I could not believe it myself when I read it. But then I saw it was the Marines who were bringing the M1A2 Main Battle Tank to the war in Afghanistan and then it made sense. The Marines don’t screw around and half-step when they go to war. So for the first time in…

Logistics to the front

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Logistics to the front

U.S. Marines with Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 7 unload cargo nets from a CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 12, 2010. The regiment is deployed to Helmand province to support the International Security Assistance Force.DoD photo by Lance Cpl. Cody A. Fodale, U.S….

They are prisoners, they don’t get any friggen rights

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I just read this article and it made me sick to my stomach. http://www.military.com/news/article/two-marines-killed-by-afghan-prisoner.html “The prisoner escaped a room where he was observing prayer time, acquired a rifle and subsequently engaged Afghan and coalition forces. The Marines were killed while trying to subdue the prisoner,” said NATO in a statement. This is what we get…

Preview of Battle for Hearts and Minds

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I was just made aware of this upcoming documentary today by the boys over at VAMC and after watching it I can say I like what I see so far. This is the third in a list of movies that follow the Cinema Verite style of film-making. The first was Scott Kesterson’s AT WAR, and…

Guest Blogger, Andrew Lubin; Patrol Base McElhinney # 3

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Bouhammer Note- The following is part of a series of dispatches (blog entries) from my good friend Andrew Lubin. Andrew’s site is http://andrewlubin.com/. Andy has recently returned from an embed in Afghanistan with the Marines and has given Bouhammer.com permission to publish these entries. The debate on blowing a bridge continues. One patrol reported after…

A Marine’s Tribute

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Leave it to my very close friend LL to find something that can make me cry. This is an awesome piece of video that I think speaks volumes without saying a word. Thanks LL, you are a sweetheart.

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