Sgt. Mark’s Depot Store


Sgt. Mark Little has a page on Google plus for his small business. He sells anything and everything (clothing and accessories) for the USMC. I like to help out our vets anyway I can so I’ll periodically share Sgt. Little’s posts here. You can link to his G plus page and his website where you can see everything he has on stock. If you’d like to support veterans with small businesses this is a great one to check out. Thank you and I’m sure Stg. Little thanks you too.

White House Security Replaced By Ugandan Contractors

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Just one week after the Secret Service failed to stop a man from jumping the fence and entering the White House, lawmakers are moving forward with a plan to secure 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with elite contractors from Uganda, Duffel Blog has learned. Read more

First Helicopter Combat Deployment

*21 September 1951 – Operation SUMMIT. A company of 224 fully-equipped Marines and 17,772 lbs of cargo is lifted by 12 HRS-1 Sikorsky S-55s of Marine Helicopter Squadron 161 (HMR-161) in the Punchbowl area. This marks the first helicopter combat deployment of a combat unit.

Image of the Day: 1 October 2014

“The most powerful ability of super heroes lies not in their strength but in their humanity.”


Army Private Shot Down Over White House Lawn

When Iraq War veteran Omar Gonzalez jumped the fence of the White House on Sunday, Sept. 19, and rushed the executive mansion, the Secret Service reported that he was stopped at the door. But on Monday, the Washington Post revealed that he actually made it well into the East Wing before being overpowered by Secret Service agents.

As brazen as the incident was, raising concerns about White House security, it pales before the spectacle of an Army private landing a stolen helicopter on the White House lawn amid a hail of gunfire over 40 years ago. Read more

Yosemite National Park established: 1890

On this day in 1890, an act of Congress creates Yosemite National Park, home of such natural wonders as Half Dome and the giant sequoia trees. Environmental trailblazer John Muir 1838-1914 and his colleagues campaigned for the congressional action, which was signed into law by President Benjamin Harrison and paved the way for generations of hikers, campers and nature lovers, along with countless “Don’t Feed the Bears” signs. Read more

How The Veterans Community On Facebook Stopped A Soldier From Taking His Own Life

“Do something. Don’t assume someone else is going to take action. You take action.”


Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on the U.S. Army’s official website. As Suicide Awareness Month comes to a close, it’s important to remember that one small act can make a difference. If a veteran or service member you know is showing signs of crisis, take action to make sure that individual receives the care he or she needs. Read more