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After 66 years, Navy Corpsman Bill “Doc” Lynne, of George Company, 2d Battalion, 5th Marines, 1ST MARDIV was awarded the Bronze Star with “V” attachment for heroic action during the Battle for Okinawa by Major General Lawrence D. Nicholson, in Detroit, Michigan, on Sept. 10, 2011.

During WWII in the Pacific Theater, George Company Marines had fought valiantly and bravely at Tulagi, Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, Talasea and Peleliu. Never before had the Japanese been defeated until they faced the United States Marine Corps.

F-22 fleet to resume flight operations

The Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz have recently approved an implementation plan developed by Air Combat Command officials that will allow the F-22 Raptor to resume flight operations after a four-month stand down.

Marines begin joint effort in Bangladesh

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh — Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 172 arrived here Sept. 7 to conduct an engineering civil action project exercise with elements of the Bangladesh Armed Forces, in coordination with the Government of Bangladesh.

Navy's First Joint High-Speed Vessel Christened

USNS Spearhead, the first of Navy's joint high-speed vessels designed for rapid intra-theater transport of troops and military equipment, was christened Sept. 17 during a ceremony at Austal USA in Mobile, Ala.

Military Sealift Command will own and operate Spearhead and the other other joint high-speed vessels, or JHSVs, that are under contract to be built for the Navy. Spearhead will be crewed by 22 civil service mariners working for MSC who will operate, navigate and maintain the ship.

574th QMSC conducts platoon defense during exercise

Soldiers from the 574th Quartermaster Support Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, participated in a platoon defense training exercise here, June 22-24.

The 574th QMSC was tasked with defending a specified area against enemy threats.
The training exercise required the Soldiers to occupy fighting positions and fend off numerous enemy targets, including vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices and ground targets during several waves of attacks.

CBS News uncovers audio about '3rd rifle' as WA gun owners outnumber CeaseFire 69:1

BREAKING: Audio uncovered about 3rd Terry crime scene rifle

CBS News has uncovered an audio recording of a conversation between an Arizona gun dealer and a lead investigator in Operation Fast and Furious that tends to confirm a third gun was recovered at the scene of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry’s murder last December.


Article by Dave Workman

SOF Daily Update - 19 September, 2011

Dave Workman discusses whether the anti-gun bias of the New York Times has placed that paper's future at risk.

Commandos conduct clearing operation

Video by Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force - Afghanistan

NY Times' anti-gun extremism threatens relevancy

NY Times’ anti-gun extremism threatens its relevancy

Newspapers, even those in the Pacific Northwest, must rely on a handful of principles in order to stay in business: Accuracy, credibility and reliability are near the top.


Article by Dave Workman