“Two U.S. Marines direct flame throwers at Japanese defenses that block the way to Iwo Jima’s Mount Suribachi on March 4, 1945. On the left is Pvt. Richard Klatt, of North Fond Dulac, Wisconsin, and on the right is PFC Wilfred Voegeli.”
Marine’s EPIC Sign Slaps Obama In The Face Over Bergdahl Swap
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The [USMC] Special Reaction Team’s arsenal sits out before being fired during static close-quarters battle training Jan. 8 at Camp Hansen. The
SRT is with the Provost Marshal’s Office, Marine Corps Installations
Pacific-Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Japan. The SRT is the military
equivalent of Special Weapons and Tactics teams. (U.S. Marine Corps
photo by Cpl. Royce Dorman/Released)
U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Force Reconnaissance Detachment conduct military operations in
urban terrain training aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 19, 2015.
These Marines are a part of the MEU’s Maritime Raid Force. The training
provides the MEU with the opportunity to train for similar environments
in preparation for their upcoming deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo
by Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos/Released)
Last summer, Marine Lance Cpl. Paula Pineda from Los Angeles was driving Marine trucks on Okinawa; now she wants to be a warrior — and to make history. It’s something Pineda has always wanted to do.
"Your adrenaline’s rushing, you’re pumping, trying to save lives, make a difference," she says. "This is bigger than us. It’s bigger than us. Right now we can’t see the big picture, but in a couple years we’ll see the difference on how females can work alongside with males in the, in an infantry unit."
Now the Marines and the Army are running the necessary tests to see what female troops can do. Dozens of female Marines are taking part in this experiment at the desert base at Twentynine Palms for the next month.
3 days ago, a U.S. Army National Guard Helicopter disappeared. The helicopter contained 7 Marine Special Operations Operators, and 4 National Guard Crew member’s. They were on a routine seven-day training mission was intended to simulate an inherently dangerous amphibious insertion and extraction mission that, like all training, would help improve their effectiveness in combat.
11 of the nations bravest are lost. These guys volunteered to do something others would not, and to live in different conditions and experience life in a whole different way. In a time of peace or war, military service is always a dangerous and risk business
Members of the National Guard helicopter crew, which is based in Hammond, Louisiana, served multiple tours in Iraq and assisted with complex missions around the Gulf Coast, including the response to Hurricane Katrina in 2007 and the 2010 British Petroleum oil spill, reported the Marine Corps Times. The seven Marines were from 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. These Marine represented the best that our nation has. These guys were far from under-trained, they were the best of their branches.
“There is training in all conditions — that’s part of the military mission,” said Eglin Air Force Base spokeswoman Sara Vidoni, CNN reported. “They were out there doing what the military does.”
So far, only the Marines name’s have been released.
The Lost Marines Include:
MSgt Thomas Saunders SSgt Liam Flynn Sgt Trevor Blaylock (Photo Provided) Sgt Kerry Kemp (Photo Provided) Capt Ford Shaw. SSgt Andrew (Andy) Seif (Photo Provided) Sgt Marcus Bawol (Photo Provided)