Monthly Archives: February 2010

Twitter and Facebook Access for US Troops…

Back in my day social media consisted of burning circles in the waters off the coast of war torn Liberia, Africa (Operation Sharp Edge). We [Marines] took turns going into the radio room aboard ship (USS Ponce LPD-15) and talked … Continue reading

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Wounded Vet’s New Battle….

In regards to the following article and those veterans seeking compensation for their disabilities, benefits, and the utilization of those benefits I say welcome to the most language locked red-tape bureaucracy known to man. Welcome to a broken and back … Continue reading

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Top U.S. Marine Opposed to Repeal of Gay Ban…

Posted by dtodeen Poor guy is going to be crucified. The head of the US Marines said on Thursday he opposed ending the ban on gays serving openly in the military, the first top officer to break openly with President … Continue reading

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PTSD? – There’s an App for that…

I came across this and found it to be interesting because ironically enough I was told yesterday after some testing that I’m getting an iPod touch through the VA.  It’s provided as a tool if you meet the criteria. I’ll … Continue reading

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This Day in History – The Ground Offensive Begins…

On February 23, 1991 at 8 p.m. Eastern time (4 a.m., Feb 24 – God Forsaken Desert Time) the ground offensive, led by the Marines, and Allied troops crossed the borders into Kuwait. The abbreviated version of Operations Desert Shield … Continue reading

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