Category Archives: Iraq

Good Work, Marine

Keep it up. Ev’ry clime and place, baby.

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When you get overpaid, you pay it back

When 10,000 Soldiers get overpaid while in the National Guard because the Pentagon and the NGB made a mistake.  Why should they have to pay it back.  We all remember during the height of the war how the bonuses were … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Army, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Iraq, Leadership, Readiness, The Long War, Uncategorized, Veterans' Issues | 7 Comments

Iraqi Refugee Becomes US Marine

Good story, sent by way of Tango Seven-Six hisself: Lance Cpl. Amanda Issa — who as a teenager fled the violence of her native Mosul ahead of the arrival of the Islamic State — now proudly wears the Eagle, Globe and Anchor … Continue reading

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ISIS Employing a New Kind of Explosive?

Unsettling, if so. The attack claimed the lives of 324 innocent civilians, many of them children. More than 200 additional civilians were injured in the attack. On July 28, the BBC released an article summarizing some key characteristics of the … Continue reading

Posted in Defending the Homeland, Iraq, The Long War | 2 Comments

The Gulf War 25 Years On, and the Two Alumni Lost

Remembering Major T. C. M. Zeugner, USA, and First Lieutenant T. L. Plunk ’88, USA. R.I.P.

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Americans Fighting Against ISIS

Good article. While thousands of Europeans and North Americans have joined ISIS, at least a hundred Westerners have enlisted as fighters against the terrorist group. Compelled by reports of the Islamic State’s gruesome activities, the first volunteers came in the fall of … Continue reading

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The West’s Obligation

We have all been shocked by the wanton destruction by DA’ISH (ISIS) of historic artifacts and sites in Syria and Iraq.  As the Economists highlights the destruction of a 1400 year old monastery they noted that when occupied by American forces … Continue reading

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