Category Archives: Marine Corps

Combat Art Gallery Opening at National Museum of the Marine Corps

(Finally!) Mark down Sunday, 9 July, on your calendars: On July 9, 2017, the National Museum of the Marine Corps will open a new Marine Corps Combat Art Gallery. The gallery will feature changing exhibitions of the Museum’s combat art … Continue reading

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Weekend Reading: Services’ Procurement Problems

The F-35 is Grounded again for the same Oxygen issues The Navy’s procurement problems. Army Aviation scrambling to find a Kiowa Replacement after it said UAS and the Apache could cover down.  

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Iron Sharpens Iron: VMI Valedictorian 2nd Lt. Drew Borinstein

In August, Borinstein’s mother, brother and sister were killed in an airplane crash near Fredericksburg while on the way to watch him graduate from an officer training program. The tragedy followed the unexpected death of his father 16 months earlier … Continue reading

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Marine Rifle Company Goes Quiet

A very interesting article here, “US Marine unit in Norway first to deploy with rifle suppressors”: When Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines, arrived here in January, they weren’t just beginning a brand-new rotational deployment. They were also the first … Continue reading

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Ethics and Morals and America’s Officer Corps

Many posts here on InTheOldCorps and on its predecessor OPFOR, are outrage-posts. Outrage usually at the stark, abysmal absence of what is considered an acceptable morality displayed by military service-members, especially flag officers. If one only read the news or our … Continue reading

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So what will it be, Marines?

In a previous post on the ethical dilemmas of the Air Force and the Marine Corps, and other posts concerning Army and Navy Flag Officers, I didn’t explain the core of the problem. Problems such as abuse of power, evident … Continue reading

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Revolt in the services

Two services, two ethical dilemmas.

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