marines

PT uniform

Marines on social media “hate” the new PT uniform

The Marine Corps recently announced a new change to their Physical Training (PT) uniform. However, it did not go over well. Many took to social media to voice their opinion over the new threads. Some of the responses were pretty brutal. One commenter stated, “This seems like a waste of time and money… We already …

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bomb threat

Marines save the day from bomb threat at Jamaican embassy

Marines Security Guards (MSG) protect American embassies all over the world. However, they recently went above and beyond in Jamaica while dealing with a bomb threat. The Official MSG Facebook and Instagram released the following statement: “Over the weekend, the Det Commander and two Marines from Det Kingston fielded a call from a man who …

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Birthday message

Watch the Commandant’s 245th Marine Corps birthday message

It is time once again for the Commandant’s Birthday message. It is the time when we look back at 245 years of faithful service. Marines have fought in every clime and place where we could take a gun. As a result, we have endeared our place in American history. As well as the history of …

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Korean War

The War Story That Deserves to be a Movie: Korean Edition

Historians often call Korea the “Forgotten War.” This would explain why so few movies have been made about it. Specifically, there are few movies in comparison to those about WW2 and Vietnam. One Korean War story, in particular, deserves to be brought to the big screen. Major Kurt Chew-Een Lee was a trail blazer. He was …

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Camp Schwab

Camp Schwab Marines fed moldy, expired food

As a result of COVID-19, some Camp Schwab Marines have been placed under “Restriction of Movement” (ROM). This denies Marines the ability to leave their assigned living space. Trips to the dinning facility, exchange, and other stores have been forbidden. Commands are supposed to provide meals. However, the IG page DD214_memes has uncovered another source …

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The Strongest Bond- The US Marine Corps and the Royal Marines

Throughout history there have been military units around the world that hold a special bond with another unit in another country. In modern times there is no greater example than the unique bond between the United States Marine Corps and Britain’s Royal Marines Commandos. And while of course the USMC enjoys strong relationships without other …

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Thae Ohu

Thae Ohu: update from her family

We have an update to our previous report on Thae Ohu and the mystery surrounding her incarceration. We spoke to Pan Phyu, the sister of Corporal Ohu. She gave us the following statement from the family’s lawyer: “Thae is a proud Marine and courageous survivor of military sexual assault. For five years she has struggled …

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3/3 scout snipers

Modern Hard Corps Stories 1: 3rd Bn. 3rd Marines

Modern Hard Corps Stories Modern Hard Corps Stories is a monthly segment here at American Grit. We will take you through the modern history since the end of the Vietnam War to the present. Consequently, covering some of the greatest units that make up the United States Marine Corps. Our first Modern Hard Corps Stories is …

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Marine

Marine tank crews may be transferred to Army

In an attempt to restructure the force, the Marine Corps has done away with its armored tanks. This was a result of a war-game simulation that yielded some startling results. In large scale simulations against specified, and modern threats, the tanks were at a severe disadvantage. Furthermore, it showed the need to implement more rocket, …

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Thae Ohu

Thae Ohu and the mystery surrounding her incarceration

Thae Ohu and the mystery surrounding her incarceration “They are sending me to the brig for pretrial confinement instead of me receiving care,” Thae Ohu wrote in her letter to Arizona Sen. Martha McSally. Thae Ohu, 26, was the victim of sexual assault. She has struggled and reached out for help, but ended up in …

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