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The Commandant’s Gamble

If the hysteria over finding toilet paper was not enough, March 23 saw Marines taking to social media platforms and expressing outrage over an article published by the Marine Corps Times and Wall Street Journal. The article outlined the Marine Corps’ Commandant’s plan to eliminate Tank units as well as a major reduction of artillery …

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The Legacy of John Basilone

We have said it time and time again, they just don’t make ’em like they used to.  To pay respect to the heroes before us, Grunt Style has decided to highlight one legend a month with it’s “Legacy” series.  This month’s legacy goes to Medal of Honor recipient John Basilone. As it happens, Basilone was …

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Airman says forget it and jumps out of C-130, still missing

EDITOR’S NOTE:  This was written with an intent to soften the blow on a story all the details have not been released on.  We apologize if not everyone appreciates the humor, and we promise, we want nothing but the safety of the missing Airman and we hope he is found.   On Tuesday, Nov. 5, …

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Navy loses $126 million in aircraft parts (Could it be all the 10mm sockets? No? Darn.)

So, right off the bat, we hope the headline makes our mechanic friends chuckle. But seriously… we recently read about how the Navy literally lost a whole warehouse of aircraft parts.  $126 million dollars worth at that.  Uh… wut? To make matters worse, the Navy’s number 2 civilian, Thomas Modly, comes out and tells reporters …

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Marine History 101: Beirut and Grenada

October 1983 is a significant month in the history of the United States Marine Corps. It tells a story of loss, victory, and brotherhood. It is a month whose story is written over the course of almost two years; not by one, or two, but five of the Corps’ infantry units. If you came into …

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Invictus means ‘Unconquerable’ – Army prototypes new rotary assets

Earlier this year, the Army selected five companies to begin building prototypes for future rotary wing assets.  One of the companies, Bell, came up with the ‘360 Invictus’ which is being coined as a Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft.  Bell has built several helicopters and assets for the U.S. Army in the past. In an attempt …

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4 Naval suicides, same carrier, too many!

Across the nation, this month is all about Suicide Prevention. Most of the people reading these articles know the military rates of suicide are extremely high. Too high. Over the weekend, posts started circulating about two suicides surrounding a Naval Aircraft Carrier.  After reviewing headlines, it has been confirmed by the Navy that four suicides …

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Vietnam War Marine posthumously awarded Silver Star for fighting off ambush with a pistol

A young Marine lieutenant killed 51 years ago while holding off an enemy ambush was awarded a long overdue Silver Star for battlefield heroics at a ceremony held Tuesday. First Lt. Philip H. Sauer, a native of Coronado, California, was posthumously awarded the third highest U.S. valor award after sacrificing his life while holding off an enemy ambush with …

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Vietnam War Medal of Honor recipient to be buried at Arlington

Vietnam-war era Medal of Honor recipient retired Marine Col. Wesley Fox will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery Tuesday afternoon, according to the Marine Corps. Fox had a storied Marine career that spanned 43 years with multiple tours of duty in Vietnam and the Korean War. He passed away at the age of 86 on Nov. 24, …

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Navy divers rescue driver who plunged Jeep into frigid lake

A pair of Navy divers were in the right place at the right time on March 23 when they witnessed a Jeep Cherokee careen off the road near Rockport, Maine, and into Chickawaukie Lake. Navy Diver Third Class Thomas Parhiala, of Salem, New Hampshire, and Navy Diver Third Class John McLeod, of Wiscasset, Maine, were …

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