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At Tripoli —Part I

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Fix Bayonets! by Mustang

The opening line of the Marine Corps Hymn is, “From the Halls of Montezuma, To the Shores of Tripoli…” Whoever wrote the hymn has these events out of sequence, but I’ve tried it the other way around and it simply doesn’t work —so we will have to acknowledge some poetic license and I vote we keep the hymn the way it is now.

The brevity of the refrain leads people to think that at some point, Marines ...

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Troops to Teachers program helps veterans become educators

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America’s educational system will always be in need of good teachers so why not present the opportunity to our veterans from all branches of government. They have much to offer.

AF.Mil by Airman 1st Class Emily Woodring , 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) — If you’ve ever considered becoming a teacher after your military career, then the Airman and Family Readiness Center has a program they can get you connected with.

The Troops to Teachers program began ...

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Fish and Chips

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Fix Bayonets! by Mustang

(The First Battle of Fallujah)

Marines abhor urban warfare more than any other form of combat.  Urban settings negate the advantages of overwhelming firepower, limit the maneuvering ability of troops, and reduce fields of observation and fires. The presence of innocent civilians, the ability of enemy forces to dress themselves as civilians and infiltrate civilian populations makes urban ...

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An Age of Patriotism

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Fix Bayonets! by Mustang

William Ward Burrows (16 Jan 1758 – 6 March 1805) was born in Charleston, South Carolina.  He served with distinction in the Revolutionary War with the South Carolina state militia.  After the war, he moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to practice law.  On the day following an act of Congress to establish a permanent United States Marine Corps (11 July 1798), President John Adams appointed Burrows Major Commandant.  During his tenure as Commandant, the manpower strength of ...

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Movie Review: “They Shall Not Grow Old”

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Below is Bookworm Room‘s latest review, about the acclaimed World War I British documentary film, “They Shall Not Grow Old” directed and produced by Peter Jackson.  Jackson directed the “Lord of the Rings” Trilogy.

Presented by Fandom Events and Warner Bros., “They Shall Not Grow Old” had only two play dates with a total of four showings i.e., December 17th and December 27th. According to PR Newswire, the movie was a box office success ...

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President Trump Participates in a Christmas Day Video Teleconference with Members of the Military (video)

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Merry Christmas to the men and women in service who are stationed in locations on U. S. soil and off away from their loved ones this day.

Merry Christmas to our Veterans.

May God bless you, care for you and keep you safe.

Merry Christmas to the families, friends and loved ones of our troops and veterans.

Thank ...

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Medal of Honor Monday: Army Lt. Col. John U.D. Page

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Department of Defense.gov by Katie Lange

Choosing to go to battle when you could stay in the safe zone — that’s something a valiant leader would do, and that’s exactly what Army Lt. Col. John U.D. Page did while serving in Korea.

Page was born in 1904 in the U.S.-governed Philippines, but he grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota. His dream of attending West Point was thwarted by poor eyesight, so he went to Princeton instead, where ...

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Female Green Berets: “…significant corruption, ethical and leadership failures, and potentially serious future problems….”

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In 2016, the U. S. Army opened its special operations jobs to women.  Army Times reported ten days ago that a female soldier has its Special Forces Assessment and Selection process.

Selected to attend selected to attend the Special Forces Qualification Course, if successful she would earn a Green Beret.  While there are those who would celebrate such an achievement, for eight years we have witnessed the previous administration implement policies placing political correctness and ideology ...

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