MARSOC corpsman to get Navy Cross for braving bombs to save Marines


Navy Hospital Corpsman First Class Justin Wilson poses for photos in front of pictures of Marine Staff Sgt. Christopher Diaz, left, and Marine Staff Sgt. Nicholas Sprovtsoff after Wilson received the Navy Cross for events in Afghanistan during a ceremony at Camp Pendleton on Tuesday. Diaz and Sprovtsoff both were given the Bronze Star posthumously, which both families received during the ceremony. Hayne Palmour IV

A Navy corpsman attached to the Marines’ elite special operations unit will receive the services’ second-highest award for valor for working heroically and selflessly to treat wounded Marines in Afghanistan after he himself was wounded by a makeshift bomb. Read more

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No man is a man until he has been a Soldier.
Louis de Bernières, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

 

Opinion: How Many Defense Secretaries Do I Need To Fire To Strengthen Our Military?


#DuffelBlog

The following is a guest article written by the President Barack Obama.

My fellow Americans, thank you for sharing your time with me today.

It is with profound and sad joy that I am announcing the departure of the last dissenting voice from my cabinet, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Now, we all know Chuck. I brought him on back in 2012 to replace Leon Panetta, who kept recommending plausible strategies and effective budgets. Read more

Forged by Fire…


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Stand Tall, Warriors.

 

#Stop22aDay

For more information on PTSD please follow these links. 

Family and friends who may need help understanding PTSD, recognizing triggers and how you can be the most beneficial to them, check out this site.

For veterans seeking resources for PTSD, I have MANY! I’ll leave the link to a non invasive, non DRUG COCKTAIL method developed by retired US Navy SEAL Mikal A. Vega Vital Warrior For more listings of resources, please see the links in the footer, the top menu  under my resource page. I also have links for our British and Canadian comrades, everything can be found in the places mentioned. Pass this information to anyone who may need it. Thank you…

IF YOU OR YOUR VETERAN ARE HAVING A CRISIS, PLEASE SEEK HELP! Here are two emergency links, but if you need 911, PLEASE call.  

PTSD Crisis Line

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

UNSUNG HEROES: Peter Kassig


Kassig must be recognized not merely as an American hero, but a global one.

Task and Purpose

Last week, militants with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria executed another American hostage. This one was Peter Kassig, and American aid worker who changed his name to Abdul Rahman upon converting to Islam during his captivity. Read more

Image of the Day: 25 November 2014


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America without her Soldiers would be like God without His angels.”
Claudia Pemberton

Image: Found on militaryheroes.tumblr.com

Good ‘ol Murphy


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It’s also been said that no inspection ready unit has ever passed combat.  

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