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The Call Box: Gas Pains

By Ed Meckle, Retired LAPD

Tear Gas: A solid liquid or gaseous substance that on dispersion in the atmosphere irritates mucous membranes resulting in blinding of the eyes with tears, used chiefly in dispelling mobs. 761 more words

The Call Box

Hallmark doesn't make a card for Sea Daddys. (But maybe they should)

Warning: Some salty language may have snuck past the censors

There was a Navy training film many years ago called “The Lost Sailor”.

The idea behind the film was for Navy leaders to recognize all the things that could go wrong with a young sailor when they first report on board a ship or submarine. 1,137 more words


Want to Visit the National Museum of the Marine Corps, but can't go in person?

Then take a virtual tour!

The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation has made such a tour possible by linking HERE.  At the site, you an “enjoy the National Museum of the Marine Corps Virtual Experience! 47 more words

Marine History

Transformation Thursday: Chassis Trailer - USMC

Today for #TransformationThursday, we have before and after photos of a Chassis Trailer for the USMC.



MILSPRAY® has provided Corrosion Prevention, Control and Repair (CPAC/R) services to the U.S. 65 more words

Corrosion Control

Jungle Art: Painted WWII Pith Helmets

In a recent online auction, an amazing example of a veteran-painted pith helmet sold for less than $150. Had this helmet been a period correct M1 helmet, there is no telling how much attention it would have drawn from collectors or what incredible amount of money it would have fetched. 454 more words

World War II

Russia vows consequences after Norway invites more U.S. Marines

Russia vowed on Thursday to retaliate for a plan by Norway to more than double the number of U.S. Marines stationed there.

Oslo announced on Tuesday that it would ask the United States, its NATO ally, to send 700 Marines to train in Norway from 2019, against 330 at present, and said the additional troops would be based closer to the Russian border. 196 more words

Norway to invite more U.S. Marines, for longer and closer to Russia

Norway will ask the United States to more than double the number of U.S. Marines stationed in the country in a move that could raise tensions with its eastern neighbor Russia. 384 more words