Don Your RED!


Remember Everyone Deployed, wear RED on Friday’s!




        Their choice was simple.
The choice to step forward when a call for battle is made was simple. Simple for those who chose to answer that call. For our freedom and our future an un-payable debt is owed to our defenders.
Thank you.

Camp Leatherneck goodbye: Reporter looks back on history of headquarters given to Afghan troops

A pair of Medevac dust off helicopters fly nearby as U.S. Marines begin their withdrawal from Camp Leatherneck. — Nelvin C. Cepeda / UT San Diego/Twitter @NelCepeda

— Leaving Camp Leatherneck for the last time as a journalist who traveled there half a dozen times over the years, I felt a mix of pride and relief, sadness and uncertainty, emotions all tempered with disbelief that our long war in Afghanistan is at an end. Read more

US Marines official withdrawal from Afghanistan: Photo Journal

After an all night long withdrawal operation on Camp Leatherneck, tired Marines are packed into a C-130 with very little room and sit on their rucksacks for the flight to Kandahar Airfield. — Nelvin C. Cepeda / UT San Diego/Twitter @NelCepeda

This photo journal was published in my local paper today. ( In the related story published  a week ago, a reporter looks back on the history of headquarters given to  Afghan troops. (Camp Leatherneck). Standby, story to follow this post.  Enjoy!!

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Thanks For Those 3 Weeks You Truly Cared About Vets

Building a parade float is less effort than fixing a broken system (Photo Credit: David Howell, via

#DuffelBlog is widely known for their satirical parodies of a news organization, but I’m afraid this story hits closer to the true sentiments of our veterans towards the majority of Americans. This is why I do what I do. I feel [personally] that I have a moral obligation to our defenders. This isn’t the first time I’ve heard this grievance from them either and when I do it’s never a parody, it’s matter-of-fact.  They feel we’ve forgotten about them. This is certainly an eye opener…Enjoy(?)


The following is an opinion piece written by Jason Sievers, a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan now living in his parent’s basement.

I just want to thank you, America. Read more

Image of the Day: 5 November 2014


US Soldier in theatre during the war in Vietnam.

Image found on with a link to (Yahoo news).