combat correspondent

Tremors by United States Marine Corps Official Page on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
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)

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SS-Standartenführer Gunter d’Alquen in a SS tuxedo with his wife in 1944. Gunter d’Alquen was the Chief of the Propaganda Organisation of the Waffen-SS and commander of the Waffen-SS combat war correspondent unit SS-Standarte Kurt Eggers.

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Lynsey Addario: Before She Went Missing

From the Daily Beast:

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 New York Times on Wednesday reported that four of its journalists working in Libya were missing, including Lynsey Addario, a prize-winning war photographer who has covered Afghanistan and the Middle East for more than a decade.

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.

Something I acquired today:

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.