War has a way of leaving it’s eternal mark on anything (anyone) it touches. Not only are the Soldiers of war left with its scars–most that cannot be seen–the landscapes where millions lost their lives are haunting reminders of a time, not long ago, when our world was at war. Read more
Petty Officer 2nd Class David Hess, corpsman from 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Division, applies camouflage paint to his face July 29, 2010 at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Hess and Marines from Combined Anti-Armor Team, Company K, acted as a quick reaction force for training missions during the final week of 3rd battalion’s training before deploying to Afghanistan.
WASHINGTON — Hundreds of soldiers who were stationed at Camp Arifjan over the last decade are set to receive Purple Hearts due to their exposure to dangerous levels of chlorine at the base swimming pool, Pentagon officials report. Read more
Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) participate in a swim call. Iwo Jima is the flagship for the Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 24th Marine Corps Unit (24th MEU), provides a versatile, sea-based expeditionary force that can be tailored to a variety of missions in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.
The poetry which follows here was written by combat veterans. It was inspired by the anguish of just living or trying to stay alive in the midst of combat and the pitiful conditions of life in a war torn country that was thousands of miles away from home. Strong bonds of brotherhood were created under these conditions, along with many fears, pains, and visions not witnessed before… nor since.
Don’t read this stuff fast… it needs to be thunk about. Read more
I don’t care how many skydives you have. Until you’ve stepped out the door of an airplane into complete darkness at 1,200′ with 120 lbs of combat equipment and 68 lbs of parachute,
YOUR STILL JUST A LEG!
San Diego — Forty years after the fall of Saigon, gray-haired men — some walking with canes, many relying on hearing aids — came on Saturday to see the names of old friends who never came home from a very unpopular war. Read more
Technology has brought the role of the sniper to the forefront of each branch of the military. See how fighting an unconventional enemy in an urban environment has changed the way sniper teams engage them. The old adage “improvise, adapt, and overcome” comes into play for the modern sniper.