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Reloading!

Lance Cpl. Marcus Beedle, a reconnaissance man with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force-Darwin, reloads his weapon during a live-fire exercise at Bradshaw Field Training Area during Exercise Koolendong. The focus of Exercise Koolendong 2014 is to establish a 4th Marines and Australian Defence Force combined headquarters element, directing ground, aviation and logistics capabilities in austere conditions, employing all maneuver elements in execution of the exercise.

Marksman Monday
U.S. Army Cpl. Brian Lewis, a native of Duluth, Minn., and team leader points out a possible enemy location to U.S. Army Pfc. Josh Ball, a native of Elizabeth, Colo., and designated marksman, both assigned to 1st Platoon, Blackfoot Company, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Regiment in Shaway Valley, June 2, 2012.

Marksman Monday

U.S. Army Cpl. Brian Lewis, a native of Duluth, Minn., and team leader points out a possible enemy location to U.S. Army Pfc. Josh Ball, a native of Elizabeth, Colo., and designated marksman, both assigned to 1st Platoon, Blackfoot Company, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Regiment in Shaway Valley, June 2, 2012.

Sunday Sight Seeing
Sgt. Lucas G. Gauld, a crew chief with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461 (HMH-461) observes a CH-53 Super Stallion after an operation on Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C. The operation consisted of Marines hooking up and transporting an M777 Howitzer to a firing range.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan Coleman/Released)

Sunday Sight Seeing

Sgt. Lucas G. Gauld, a crew chief with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461 (HMH-461) observes a CH-53 Super Stallion after an operation on Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C. The operation consisted of Marines hooking up and transporting an M777 Howitzer to a firing range.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan Coleman/Released)

dreamingofcossackia:

whiskeydrinking-operating:

This is Chester. When I was in Afghanistan I got a care package from one of those “Adopt a Soldier” programs that lets families send care packages to service men and women who are deployed overseas. Anyway, I got this care package, and it came with the usual stuff: Baby wipes, crackers, peanut butter, the Dad threw in a pack of cigarettes, and there was some jerky. But there was also a little beanie baby gold fish and a hand written note from a 7 year old girl that said  “Dear Soldier, (I wasn’t even mad) I hope you are doing well. I’m sorry you have to miss thanksgiving with your family. This is my friend Chester. He keeps me safe from monsters, but I think you need him more than I do. I hope he keeps you safe from the monsters you’re fighting. Take good care of him for me”.
You bet your ass that little fish was in my pocket every time I went on patrol.

whiskeydrinking-operating HOW THE FUCK ARE YOU ALMOST AT 100K TIHS IS PHENOMENAL

dreamingofcossackia:

whiskeydrinking-operating:

This is Chester. When I was in Afghanistan I got a care package from one of those “Adopt a Soldier” programs that lets families send care packages to service men and women who are deployed overseas. Anyway, I got this care package, and it came with the usual stuff: Baby wipes, crackers, peanut butter, the Dad threw in a pack of cigarettes, and there was some jerky. But there was also a little beanie baby gold fish and a hand written note from a 7 year old girl that said
“Dear Soldier, (I wasn’t even mad)
I hope you are doing well. I’m sorry you have to miss thanksgiving with your family. This is my friend Chester. He keeps me safe from monsters, but I think you need him more than I do. I hope he keeps you safe from the monsters you’re fighting. Take good care of him for me”.

You bet your ass that little fish was in my pocket every time I went on patrol.

whiskeydrinking-operating 
HOW THE FUCK ARE YOU ALMOST AT 100K TIHS IS PHENOMENAL

(Source: never-let--it-die, via awhodareswinsfan)

Extract

U.S. Marines with Foxtrot Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment prepare to escort civilian personnel to board MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, during a tactical noncombatant evacuation training mission as part of Large Scale Exercise 2014 at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif. The exercise was designed to train Marines in the command and control of an expeditionary brigade-sized element operating in support of combat, crisis or contingency operations ashore. (DoD photo by Cpl. Rick Hurtado, U.S. Marine Corps/Released)

Sunny Saturday
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Luis Rodriguez, with the 177th Security Forces Squadron, New Jersey Air National Guard, guards an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the Thunderbirds at Atlantic City Air National Guard Base, N.J., Aug. 11, 2014. The Thunderbirds performed during the Thunder Over the Boardwalk air show. (DoD photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht, U.S. Air National Guar

Sunny Saturday

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Luis Rodriguez, with the 177th Security Forces Squadron, New Jersey Air National Guard, guards an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the Thunderbirds at Atlantic City Air National Guard Base, N.J., Aug. 11, 2014. The Thunderbirds performed during the Thunder Over the Boardwalk air show. (DoD photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht, U.S. Air National Guar

Fancy Friday

U.S. Soldiers with the honor guard attached to the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment lower the casket of Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene to his grave site at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Aug. 14, 2014, during a funeral service. Greene is the highest-ranking U.S. military officer to be killed in combat since the Vietnam War. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller, U.S. Army/Released)

Rest in Peace Major.

Throwback Thursday
Close-order drill is a hallmark of the Marine Corps. The style and manual for it may have changed, but the discipline and unit cohesion it produces has not. Gregory T. Hall, second row first face from right, practiced close-order drill shortly before graduation from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., in April 1969. Hall graduated with Platoon 218, and served in Vietnam.(Photo by Gregory T. Hall)

Throwback Thursday

Close-order drill is a hallmark of the Marine Corps. The style and manual for it may have changed, but the discipline and unit cohesion it produces has not. Gregory T. Hall, second row first face from right, practiced close-order drill shortly before graduation from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., in April 1969. Hall graduated with Platoon 218, and served in Vietnam.

(Photo by Gregory T. Hall)