3rd MAW Marine pursues dreams during deployment to Al Asad

by Lance Cpl. Brandon L. Roach3rd Marine AW (FWD)AL ASAD, Iraq (post date) — Since the days of cowboys and Indians, cattle herding and gun fighting, one of the most respected and sought after creatures of the land was the wild mustang because of its speed, intelligence and capability to adapt to its environment.Still holding […]

Sangin District Chief addresses security concerns

Combined Joint Task Force-82BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – On May 11, the Sangin District chief, along with Afghan National Security and coalition forces, held a jirga with 40 tribal elders from the Sangin District area to discuss recent Taliban attacks in the district. The discussions centered on how the population could actively support ANSF and coalition […]

Two British soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Two British soldiers serving in Afghanistan were killed this morning by improvised bombs, the Ministry of Defence said tonight.The soldiers, from 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire regiment, died from two blasts while on foot patrol near Malgir, in Helmand province.Their deaths bring the number of British fatalities in Afghanistan to 253 – two short of the […]

Madoff claims settled with European bank clients

More than 720,000 victims of the fraudster Bernard Madoff have won an estimated $15.5bn (£11bn) back from non-American banks that had channelled the victims’ money towards the corrupt Wall Street investment manager.An alliance of victims’ lawyers yesterday said that 14 months on from Madoff’s conviction, dozens of European banks including Santander and HSBC had made […]

Balloon boy: nail-biting drama or a Disneyesque hoax?

When news broke yesterday that a six-year-old boy from Colorado had been swept away in a flyaway balloon, it captured the world’s attention in a way not seen since the media last found a character it could summarise in a snappy sobriquet (see Canoe Man, Octomom).Balloon Boy was born. Sensing an opportunity to unite the […]

III MEF Band’s performance at Tokyo festival teems with emotion

by Cpl. Scott M. BiscuitiIII Marine Expeditionary Force PAOTOKYO — Members of the III Marine Expeditionary Force Band recently performed for more than 45,000 cheering fans at the 2006 Japan Self Defense Force Marching Festival in Tokyo Nov. 17-18.It was the second time the band took the stage at the Nippon Budokan, the same location […]

Israel condemns Iran nuclear deal as ‘historic mistake’

Israel swiftly condemned the deal struck in Geneva, with the prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, calling it a “historic mistake” and warning that his country would not allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons.Speaking to ministers at the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday, Netanyahu said: “Today the world has become a much more dangerous place because the […]

Poland is having a sexual revolution in reverse

Post-communist countries have experienced of late a kind of inverted sexual revolution. You’ve heard about the appalling new law against “homosexual propaganda” in Russia, or perhaps the law banning civil partnerships in Croatia, but have you heard of the “war on gender” in Poland? This European Union poster boy, commonly presented to aspiring “Europeans” in […]

Sergeant First Class a Platoon Leader?

Staff Sgt. Mark Wojciechowski133rd MPADSAMARRA, IRAQ (KAUFFMAN COMPOUND)- The 940th Military Police Company an Army National Guard unit from Walton, KY has been all over Iraq in the past 11 months. One platoon of the 940th is wrapping up its year-long tour at Kauffman compound in Samarra by working closely with the Iraqi Police. Sergeant […]

Learning occurs at Condor Elementary Science Night

MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. – Condor Elementary School hosted a science night on the school grounds, Feb. 9, 2016.The annual event is held in an effort to further educate students about the wonders of science and help them draw the connection between everyday occurrences and the scientific reasoning behind them. […]

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