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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Marines’

Obama Latte Salute Outrages the Web [VIDEO]

President Barack Obama’s approval rating may take another dip after he committed a faux pas of epic proportions when he failed to put down his cup of coffee on Tuesday. The commander-in-chief was getting off the Marine One helicopter in New York when he saluted two Marines while holding a latte. Maybe suggesting that the Obama latte salute will hurt …

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Google Robot ‘Cujo’ Carries Weapons For The Marines

Back in the Winter, Google acquired Boston Dynamics, the robotics firm known for a number of nightmare-inducing robot models, and for working with DARPA. The New York Times reported at the time that Google said it would honor existing military contracts, but that it didn’t plan to move toward becoming a military contractor. Now, reports have come out that the …

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Marines Sleeves Up: Longtime Fashion Returns

A number of Marines are sighing in relief as they say goodbye to an unpopular policy over uniform sleeves. First Sgt. Shawn Wright, a drill instructor and career Marine, said, “That’s what separated us from every other branch, our sleeves.” The policy first appeared in 2007 when then-Commandant Gen. James Conway announced that Marines could only roll the sleeves up …

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Human Error Caused Camp Pendleton Accident

Four Marines were killed Wednesday at Camp Pendleton in Southern California, while clearing the firing range of unexploded ordnance. A military investigation deemed that human error was the cause of the tragedy. The accident occurred at 11 a.m. at the San Diego County coastal base, and Marines spokesman Lt. Ryan Finnegan said the clearance operation would have involved anything necessary …

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Marine Corps Hats, Is It Time To Change Fashions?

Considering all the recent discussion about the government shutting down, then reopening for business, and how to run presently operating — or non-operating systems — why don’t we take a moment to focus on the important things in life? For instance, what types of hats should people wear? More specifically, what types of hats should Marines Corps wear? Athletic, smart, …

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Marine Generals Fired Due to 2012 Attack in Afghanistan

In September 2012, 15 Taliban soldiers dressed in US military fatigues cut a hole in the perimeter fence at Camp Bastion, the Marines main airport in Afghanistan. Once inside the base, the Taliban soldiers headed directly for the Marines’ hangar and sought to destroy as many aircraft as possible; In the end, the soldiers succeeded in destroying 6 Marine Harrier …

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Japanese Troops Being Trained in California

Members of the Japan‘s Self-Defense Force this week are training on the southern coast of California. According to an Associated Press report, the troops are being trained for the next two weeks by U.S. Marines. The training will specifically train Japanese troops in amphibious assault tactics. The U.S. Department of Defense claims the exercises will help Japan and the U.S. …

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Obama Forgot to Salute, Apologized to Soldier

President Barack Obama has certainly had a lot on his mind recently. House Republicans have recently been holding hearings on the Benghazi attacks, while two new scandals have rocked the current administration. One involves the IRS targeting new tax-exempt Tea Party-affiliated groups for additional scrutiny, while the other involves the Justice Department’s seizure of journalist’s phone records as part of …

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Double Amputee Humiliated by TSA Agents, Says Congressman

Congressman Duncan Hunter, representative for California’s 50th congressional district, this week wrote a terse letter to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John Pistole. The letter detailed an account of alleged mistreatment of a wounded marine by TSA officers and demanded an explanation for the event. Hunter’s letter alleges that a Marine, later identified as Cpl. Toran Gaal, was “humiliated” as …

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ACLU: Marine Has 1st Amendment Right To Criticize President

Sgt. Gary Stein is in serious hot water. The now famous marine got into the proverbial hot water after he made comments that the President, his commander-in-chief, was an enemy of the state and said that he would refuse any unlawful orders from Obama. While this is not the first time that he has been in hot water for politically …

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Department of Defense Releases 30 Year Aviation Plan

The department of defense released their 30 year plan for the entire fleet of aircraft currently available to the Department of the Air Force (DoF), Department of the Navy (DoN-includes the Navy and Marines), and the Department of the Army (DoA). The report included funding for replacements to Air Force One and the military’s aging 4th generation fighters (F/A-18, F-16, …

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Katy Perry Morphs Into A Marine For New Video

Pop-star Katy Perry is well known for her cutesy outfits, candy-colored hair, and general adorableness. She spins lyrics with questionable subject matter into pop gold by lacing it with her sugary style, and her videos are attracting as much attention as her music. The latest vid to debut for her single “Part Of Me”, however, takes another direction entirely with …

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