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  • January 16, 2023

    How to Choose Tactical Gear?

    Guide to Choosing the Right Tactical Gear By SGT GRIT Active military forces are issued their tactical apparel and gear, but the increasing use of tactical clothes and field gear by civilians has created crossover appeal for hunters and other...

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  • January 16, 2023

    The Differences in US Military Camo Patterns

    A Guide to the Evolution of Military Camouflage By SGT GRIT Avoiding detection by the enemy is the reason U.S. military forces use military camouflage for their uniform, gear and even temporary installations. Military camo patterns vary on the diverse...

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  • My Daddy
    June 26, 2020

    My Daddy

    By: Suzanne Stibbens I was thinking this same thing as I escorted my Daddy to the barber shop for his Marine haircut. He’s had a rough year. Agent Orange has taken a toll on him, and I almost lost him...

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  • June 26, 2020

    Sgt E5, '1959 -1968

    By: Ted K. Shimono I understand the meaning of being a mechanic on the F18. When the program first started on the F18 at Northrop I was selected as one of the managers to review areas of the F18. Was...

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  • Stars & Stripes Article 1969
    June 26, 2020

    Stars & Stripes Article 1969

    By: MSgt Edd Prothro, USMC Ret. 1964-1984 (Article from Stars & Stripes 1969) MARINE RIFLE CO MIXES IT UP WITH REDS By Sgt. Bill Dahl DA NANG, Vietnam (Special) – Headquartered at Red Beach, eight miles north of Da Nang,...

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  • June 26, 2020

    Boot Camp 71-72 MCRD PI

    By: Howard Brown Two days after Christmas 1971 I went to Paris Island to follow my brother and uncle. I was in 1Bn Plt 101. One of the funniest times was a few weeks before Graduation, nothing could bothers us...

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  • June 6, 1944
    June 21, 2020

    June 6, 1944

    June 6, 1944 marks the 76th Anniversary of Allied Forces landing on a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified Normandy coastline. Comprising British, Canadian and American soldiers, the invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history with...

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  • MARINE OF THE WEEK:
    June 21, 2020

    MARINE OF THE WEEK:

    MARINE OF THE WEEK: Sgt. Franklin Simmons 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines Farah, Afghanistan, Aug. 8, 2008 Award: Silver Star In August 2008, then-Cpl. Franklin Simmons was serving in Afghanistan with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines as a Force Recon platoon team leader...

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