A field artilleryman with Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, pulls the lanyard on a M327 120 mm mortar system during Operation Spartan Fury at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Feb. 21, 2013. The Alpha Battery Marines used the mortar system for the first time during the training exercise and were mentored by Marines from Bravo Battery to become familiar with the new weaponry. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Nathan Knapke)
Lynsey Addario, a veteran war photographer who shot Newsweek’s recent cover on George Clooney, is among the four Western journalists who disappeared in Libya. Listen to a moving telephone account from just before she vanished.
The American photographer, who travels nearly 300 days of the year for her work, was briefly kidnapped in 2004 while on assignment in Iraq. Participating remotely in a Daily Beast conference last week, she gave a moving telephone account of her working circumstances for a panel on Women on the Frontlines.
Marine Corps News Combat Correspondent Style Guide and Notebook.
There is a Marine Captain who is friends with my Sea Cadets Commanding Officer, I had a conversation with him this past week and about how I am going off to Marine Corps boot camp and going to be a Combat Correspondent. He mentioned to me that he had known a Marine who was one, and gave him this booklet. He was meeting with my CO again today, and gave this to him to give to me.
It’s really cool! It’s great to see some stuff about my job before I get there.
The last month or so has been pretty hectic and I haven’t been able to post as much as I’d have liked. I managed to post something almost every day and there have been posts on everything from the FG-42 to the Browning SA-22. I wrote a piece about the weapons I handled during a recent visit to the UK’s National Firearms Centre and there have also been posts on the fall of the Berlin Wall and the first Muslim to win the Victoria Cross.
Thanks to everyone who recently followed Historical Firearms on twitter, now approaching 100 followers over there which is great. Take a look at the Twitter page here. In the last couple of days there have also been an influx of new subscribers to the mailing list which is fantastic.
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