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USMC Announces First Female Infantry Members

A few days ago a United States Marine Corps spokesperson announced three women Marines “…are headed to 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, (1st Battalion of the 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division) where they will serve in the following infantry military occupational specialties: rifleman, machine gunner and mortar Marine.” (1.)  For anyone who doesn’t understand the jargon, three women will be serving in three of the hardest, most physically demanding specialties in the Marine Corps. 926 more words

GRUMPY

Deployment Essentials

Those of you sisters in arms know that preparing for a deployment can be extremely stressful. I truly believe that the deployment tasking itself isn’t as stressful as getting here. 509 more words

Lifestyle

Idiot Of The Week - Mike Pence

It has been a couple of weeks since I wrote an Idiot of the Week post.  It is not that I ran out of idiots, just that I have had so many other ideas swirling like multi-coloured glass chips in my head, have been trying to publish posts about Hillary Clinton’s political agenda multiple times a week, and have just been too busy to pay much attention to idiots.  1,070 more words

Social Commentary

National Air Guardsman Tapped To Lead MacDill AFB

Lt. Gen. Samuel Cox, commander of the 18th Air Force, passes the 6th Air Mobility Wing guidon to the incoming commander, Col. April Vogel, during the wing change of command ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., July 8, 2016. 737 more words

Air Force

Women in the Draft: A New Frontier For Gender Equality

By Grace Masback

Caitlin Speak(Portland, Oregon)

Go to the Selective Service System Website, go to “Registration,” and click “Registration Form” on the left sidebar. The first question on the form asks about “Sex,” and next to the “Female” option there is a note that says “current law does not permit females to register.” Selecting “Female” on the form immediately leads to another page, and doesn’t allow the user to finish filling out the rest of the form. 2,444 more words

Equality

Unrelenting Love Release Time

Blurb:

Katlin Callahan’s training in Military Special Operations isn’t the only secret she keeps from Alex Wolf. She’s loved him for years…as a friend…and more while their relationship included benefits. 511 more words

KaLyn Cooper

Let's Take Another Look at Military Draft of Young Women

I became draft-eligible in 1973.  It was during the last, ugly days of the Vietnam War.  The war was winding down, the fighting was still intense, combat casualties were high, and Americans, including many guys my age who were serving “in country”, wondered what the hell we were doing there.  543 more words

Patriotism