On November 7, 2004, the second battle of Fallujah began, code named Operation Phantom Fury. The battle spanned from November 7 to December 24, 2004, and is considered the bloodiest of the entire war in Iraq. It is also considered the biggest battle the Marine Corps has fought since the Battle of Hue City in Vietnam.
Who’s awake? I’m bored at work! Inbox me a face pic with your tongue all the way out so I know you saw this and I’ll give you my kik. Old one got flooded! Lmao anyone else working? Where are my boys in uniform 😍
Throwback Thursday: This is where I lived and slept for over two weeks while my unit was on the Saddam Canal Bridge in the city of Nasiriyah, April 2003. Our mission was to keep the road clear during the push to Baghdad and keep Iraqi forces from trying to re-enter the city. I decided to put my artistic skills to use and make the best of the situation. I took and MRE sleeve and created a sign for my temporary home. Since I am a Packers fan I dubbed my temporary living quarters, “Lambeau Bunker.” After we moved on to a new position inside the city, I put the sign in my pack with rest of my gear and carried it throughout my deployment and ultimately brought it back home with me as a souvenir of my time under that damn bridge.
The Hazelwood sisters have made Marine history being the first sisters to both pass USMC Infantry training. Making the accomplishment even more stunning is that they are among the first females to have ever passed the course! Semper Fidelis sisters! Til Valhalla!
A lightweight weapon firing 5.56 NATO currently in the process of being procured by the US Marine Corps and intended to enhance an automatic rifleman’s maneuverability. Based on the Heckler & Koch HK416, the IAR is classified by the Corps as a Squad Automatic Weapon and, according to Marine Brass, will be replacing a portion of the M249 light machine guns.
As a rocket-firing LCI lays down a barrage on the already obscured beach on Peleliu, a wave of Alligators (LVTs, or Landing Vehicle Tracked) churn toward the defenses of the strategic island September 15, 1944.
The amphibious tanks with turret-housed cannons went in in after heavy air and sea bombardment. Army and Marine assault units stormed ashore on Peleliu on September 15, and it was announced that organized resistance was almost entirely ended on September 27.
Operation ‘Stalemate II’
The Peleliu operation was code-named Stalemate II, a name that seems ironic in hindsight, because initially the campaign was viewed with relative optimism. The main task of securing the island was given to the 1st Marine Division, a largely veteran unit that had seen action at Guadalcanal and New Britain. The 1st Marine Division consisted of the 1st, 5th, and 7th Marine Regiments (infantry) and the 11th Marines (artillery support).
Colombian Navy,the marine infantry, a mostly riverside force tasked with the patrol and control of the navigable rivers of the country, once taken by guerrilla groups, terrorists and drug lords.
Armada de Colombia, la infantería de marina, una fuerza en general fluvial encargada de patrullar y controlar los ríos navegables del país, en el pasado apoderados por guerrilleros, terroristas y narcotraficantes.