Tag: Marines

Afghanistan Vet Reunited with Bomb-Sniffing Dog Pays It Forward

Afghanistan Vet Reunited with Bomb-Sniffing Dog Pays It Forward

U.S. Marine David Pond made it through a seven-month tour in Afghanistan partly because he had a partner who helped him through the toughest times. The soldier and his bomb-sniffing dog traveled the dangerous streets in that country trying to find improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to keep other troops out of harm’s way.

8 Times Hillary Clinton Pushed Fake News

Former Secretary of State and two-time presidential campaign loser Hillary Clinton wants Congress to stop people from reading “fake news” — after spending her political career promoting and defending herself with the exact same thing.

State Department Stonewalling Breitbart FOIA Request for Benghazi Document After Four Years

The State Department informed Breitbart News that the estimated completion date was now February 2017 in a September 7, 2016 email, responding to an inquiry made several days earlier. Breitbart News subsequently asked the State Department to accelerate the estimated completion date to before the presidential election on November 8, but has not received a response to several such requests.

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Marine Discharged for Warning of Afghan Police Chief’s Rape of Boys

Maj. Jason Brezler is being kicked out of the military after more than 15 years of service for warning fellow Marines in 2012 that a Taliban-linked Afghan police commander working at their post in southern Afghanistan was corrupt and sexually abusing boys, the Washington Post recently reported.

Hillary Clinton Revives Her ‘Marine Story’ For Veterans Day

When a leading Republican presidential candidate was targeted last week by a sloppy hit piece that claimed he was lying about an effort to recruit him out of high school to West Point, commentators with long memories recalled that Hillary Clinton used to tell a story about trying to join the Marines when she was in college.

Peyton Manning Establishes Chattanooga Heroes Fund

The University of Tennessee reports that Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has established a Chattanooga Heroes Fund to “support the families of those who lost their lives as well as those who were wounded in the tragic shootings on July 16.”

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Obama Refuses to Call Mother of Murdered Marine; White House Won’t Lower Flags

It’s all the more puzzling because, as Stars & Stripes recalls, the flag was lowered after the Washington Navy Yard shooting in 2013, and even after traitor Nidal Hassan’s jihad rampage at Forth Hood in 2009 – the attack shamefully classified as “workplace violence” by this Administration. “We’ve lost five servicemen, and as you’ve said, the flag goes to half-mast for all types of other incidents around the country,” said Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) told Stuart Varney of Fox News on Monday. “Here we have five servicemen who lost their lives. I can’t imagine why it hasn’t been lowered.”

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Pendleton Chopper Goes Missing During Nepal Earthquake Relief

A helicopter from U.S. Marines Camp Pendleton was on a rescue mission following the massive and deadly Nepal earthquakes when it lost contact Tuesday. Search efforts continue in hopes the six U.S. Marines and two Nepalese soldiers aboard the UH-1Y Huey are simply unable to communicate in the mountainous region.

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Kenny Loggins in ‘Danger Zone’ as Marine Chopper Lands on Beach

Solana Beach became Kenny Loggins’s real-life “Danger Zone” as a Marine helicopter made an emergency landing where the famed singer-songwriter was walking on Wednesday. An image of Loggins’s encounter with the troubled military aircraft went viral after he tweeted a selfie from the landing site.

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ISIS Posts Hit List of 100 U.S. Military Personnel

The latest online threat from ISIS is a list of one hundred U.S. military personnel, with instructions for “our brothers residing in America” to hunt them down and “deal” with them. The listings include names, photographs, and other information.

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Retreat: Marines Training in California to Evacuate Embassies

As uncertainty continues to plague the Middle East, Marines in Barstow, California have begun undergoing training to prepare for a a second round of deployments this spring into the war-ravaged region. In light of the recent closure of several U.S. embassies in countries such as Yemen, these “crisis-response capability” troops could be ordered to assist with evacuating embassies that have come under siege in the same way.