Category Archives: USMC

There is nothing to like about this story.

I had been contemplating a post about the recent coverage of sexual assault and misconduct in the Army and Air Force, and asking, “What in bloody hell is so stubbornly wrong with this culture?” But I didn’t have an answer. … Continue reading

Posted in DOD, USMC | Leave a comment

(To Dream the) Impossible Dream–Earworm Warning!

Still the best rendition ever.

Posted in USMC | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

2012 Army suicides are highest on record

Suicides, 2012/2011 Army (includes Guard and Reserve) 303/283 Navy (includes Reserves) 62/59 Marines 46/32 Air Force (includes Guard and Reserves) 71/70 Coast Guard (includes Reserves) 6/7 *Data reported by each military branch as of December 2012 “Why Soldiers Keep Losing … Continue reading

Posted in DOD, Other Military, USMC, Veterans | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Women in Combat! It’s 1779 all over again.

From the Women in Military Service for American Memorial Foundation, Inc: “Did you know… “that for service in the American Revolution, Margaret Corbin, dubbed “Captain Molly,” became the first American woman to receive a military pension? At the defense of … Continue reading

Posted in DOD, Other Military, Uncategorized, USMC, Veterans | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Misjudgments, Revelations and Crimes

“…by a few senior military leaders,” is how a January 17 press release from the Department of Defense describes the reason behind a study on ethics training in the military conducted by the Joint Chiefs. The task was mandated by … Continue reading

Posted in DOD, USMC | 3 Comments

Gangnam–NASA Johnson Style!

Are you tired of Psy’s Gangnam video on YouTube yet? No? Then this video that was the brainchild of interns at NASA’s Johnson Space Center is for you. Yes, you’d be happy never to hear of or see Psy again? … Continue reading

Posted in USMC | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

“General Failure”

An article by Thomas E. Ricks in the November issue of The Atlantic magazine characterizes today’s military leadership as “inept” and a “culture of mediocrity.” While Ricks specifically discusses Army leadership, his criticisms at times apply across the services: Generalship … Continue reading

Posted in DOD, Other Military, USMC | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments