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Sergeant Chesty

No matter that this recruit is named for the Marines’ greatest hero, USMC Gen. Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller–Sergeant Chesty XIII has no problem showing him who is boss. “Sergeant Chesty” is the official Marine Corps mascot. Gen. Chesty Puller earned … Continue reading

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(To Dream the) Impossible Dream–Earworm Warning!

Still the best rendition ever.

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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

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“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

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A Marine’s Duty

If this doesn’t move you, you should ask yourself what is wrong with you.

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Day is Done

This image evoked the distantly-heard sound of “Taps.”  A note on the background of “Taps:” The term originates from the Dutch term taptoe, meaning “close the (beer) taps (and send the troops back to camp).”  “Military tattoo‘ comes from the same … Continue reading

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Standing Guard for the Angels

Some events challenge one’s ability to find the appropriate words. I’ll just reproduce here the story as it appeared online. “The Blacksphere.” Every now and then, in the middle of the constant barrage of crap that’s just pissing us all … Continue reading

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