He’s so good that it’s almost impossible to spot him, even when he’s directly in front of the camera.
Effective camouflage can be the difference between life and death in a combat situation. And for US Marine Brent Downing, camouflage is also an art. An expert in camouflage techniques, Downing runs a YouTube segment called the “Camouflage Effectiveness Series” in which he documents techniques from militaries around the world.
DUBAI (Reuters) – A lawyer for an Iranian-American former US Marine jailed in Tehran was reported on Tuesday as saying the United States had sought his release through a prisoner swap, but officials in Washington denied any proposed exchange.
Mahmoud Alizadeh Tabatabai, attorney for former Marine Amir Hekmati, told Iran’s semi-official Tasnim News Agency that the United States had made the request and it had been put to Iran’s judiciary, which has not yet responded. Read more
This photo journal was published in my local paper today. (utsandiego.com) 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!!
I found the above image today and was curious about what it signified, more so because this Marine is wearing white leather gloves to fold the flag–so I did an image search–below is what I found. This is another example of why “Semper Fi” is the Marine Corps motto.
WASHINGTON – It’s an iconic scene: Six men stand together halfway around the world from home and raise a flag on top of Mount Suribachi. When the men returned home, their story of valor on Iwo Jima lifted a nation to its feet in the midst of the turning point of World War II. Read more
On October 1, NASA researchers tried to simulate a helicopter crash.
Researchers gathered at the space agency’s Langley’s Landing and Impact Research facility alongside representatives from the military, as well as national and international government agencies, to drop a former Marine helicopter 30 feet to the ground.
The NASA drop test featured a Boeing CH-46 fuselage outfitted with almost 40 cameras inside and out, along with an additional 350 data channels recording the movement of aircraft. Read more
Marine Infantry Officer Course (IOC) students await a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter fast rope drill on the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Auxiliary Landing Field 2, Wednesday, August 18, 2014. The fast rope training instilled in these Marines the skills necessary to complete IOC’s final exercise, Talon Reach IV.
URGENT!! PLEASE WATCH! THIS GOES UP FOR A VOTE TOMORROW! PLEASE HELP FREE OUR MARINE!
Please watch this 6 minute video and pass it on. We don’t have much time left. Andrew needs to get home, he suffers from PTSD and has been in Mexican custody since March 31. End his role as a political pawn.
CAMP PENDLETON — As dawn rose over the Reaper hill, a square-jawed, barrel-chested Marine recruit marched ahead to receive his Eagle, Globe and Anchor emblem.
After successfully graduating from basic and intermediate puppy training, Pfc. Smedley Butler, the 6-month-old English bulldog mascot for Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, finally earned the right to call himself Marine. Read more
John (on the right, baseball cap) is in my veterans circle on Gplus and he had this posted yesterday. This young Marine is volunteering his time to secure our border. Link to his page via the link below. Thank you.
Help me continue my service to our great nation! I joined the Marines right out of highschool. I made a difference in the lives of my family, friends and my country by doing what I could. After the Corps, I had various jobs mostly in security. Continuing my desire to help, I joined the National Guard and served my state proudly. Since 2005 I’ve been volunteering along the US/Mexico border in a variety of ways such as patrol, humanitarian aid and Intel. Help me continue my volunteer service by donating to my fund. As a disabled veteran, I’ve got limited funds to make my contribution to our community and need the support of those that cannot be there by my side.
It’s my mission to establish communications to maintain operational control, safety and security. I can’t do that with out my truck, which is not running. I’m asking for your support to help me get it up and running, and purchase some desperately needed life-saving equipment. Can you spare a dollar or two?
Thanks to everyone who has helped me in my mission! The fight isn’t over, but I am 3.7% closer to my goal – Semper Fi