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  • #31
    Originally posted by Hollis View Post
    A friend who was at Dai Do and at the reunion where Gen. Mattis spoke sent this link to me.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqqy...&feature=share
    Great video, ....Mattis is an impressive speaker! That was only about 8 days ago.

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    • #32
      Somewhat OT, but I've worked with the US Army, USAF, USN and Marines in Iraq, Afghan, and the States. By far the most fun were the Marines!

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      • #33
        Originally posted by downsizer View Post
        Somewhat OT, but I've worked with the US Army, USAF, USN and Marines in Iraq, Afghan, and the States. By far the most fun were the Marines!
        well I was in the US Army, my son in law was in the US Navy, my brother was in the US Army.....etc.. I have know USAF guys and still know some, as well as Marines, and these guys I did not know, but for "fun" you should have been with these 4 US marines as they prepared to invade Saipan (Mariana Islands) in the Pacific in WW2.......

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        • #34
          Great picture. Be interesting to hear there stories were they still around.

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          • #35
            The US Marine Corps is scheduled to take delivery of its first production version of the CH-53K King Stallion from Sikorsky early next week.

            https://www.flightglobal.com/news/ar...operat-448542/

            The heavy-lift helicopter is to be received at MCAS New River, North Carolina. At the base, the USMC said it plans to put the aircraft through its Supportability Test Plan by conducting a logistics assessment on the maintenance, sustainment and overall support of the King Stallion.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by downsizer View Post
              Somewhat OT, but I've worked with the US Army, USAF, USN and Marines in Iraq, Afghan, and the States. By far the most fun were the Marines!
              Marines are pretty great if I say so myself. Great sense of humor, gung ho attitude when danger arises, expecting to always do more with less, always laughing at your own misery. Pretty great bunch to go to war with, I don't think I would feel the same going to war with soldiers instead.

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              • #37
                https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/new...-sniper-rifle/

                The Marine Corps has selected the scope for its newest sniper rifle ― the Nightforce Advanced Tactical Riflescope. Marine snipers could have them in their inventory as soon as June, a company official said.

                The rifle and optic are major upgrades to the platform they replace ― the M40 ― which has been in service since the Vietnam War.

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                • #38
                  Wow!

                  https://www.militarytimes.com/off-du...ys-own-weapon/

                  The Marines of Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines were on a mounted patrol June 18, 2010, in Afghanistan’s Helmand province when their convoy was ambushed and came under intense enemy fire from 15 Taliban fighters, a scene then-company commander Maj. Carin Calvin described as “a hornet’s nest.”

                  Without hesitation, then-Cpl. Clifford Wooldridge, who was serving as vehicle commander at the time of the ambush, dismounted with his squad to maneuver into an offensive position.

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