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August 2011 Archives

National Museum of the Marine Corps

posted by goquin

 “The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation is proud to announce the launch of the National Museum of the Marine Corps’ state-of-the-art Virtual Experience! Now Marines and civilians from all over the world can experience this cutting-edge web version of the real […]

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Desert Popcorn

posted by goquin

IN THE ARMY during Operation Desert Storm, I found myself in a world that had changed little since Biblical times. With so few creature comforts available, packages from home containing cookies and canned goods were received with great anticipation. When […]

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Maritime Guardians

posted by goquin

Military Heroes – US Coast Guard Maritime Guardians Maritime Guardians Organized under the Department of Homeland Security the United States Coast Guard is responsible for defending the nations waters from a broad range of threats. For over two centuries the […]

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Spurs Owner Peter Holt’s Past Puts NBA Offseason in Perspective

posted by goquin

Spurs Owner Peter Holt’s Past Puts NBA Offseason in Perspective By Mike Wise An NBA owner I hadn’t spoken to in a few years called the other day. Before we talked about the reason for our conversation, he asked, “What’d […]

Gangs and Mothers

posted by goquin

AT A RECENT Navy retirement ceremony the guest of honor was asked what it was like to spend so many years in an F-14 fighter squadron. “Well,” he replied, “I guess it’s just like being in a motorcycle gang — […]

Sally Ride

posted by goquin

Astronaut Sally Ride, the first woman into space, reflects on the 25th anniversary of her historic trip into the cosmos.

1st Lt. Brian Bradshaw

posted by goquin

Military Heroes – U. S. Army 1st Lt. Brian Bradshaw For millions around the world, June 25th, 2009, will be remembered as the day Michael Jackson died, but for Martha Gillis it will always be the day her nephew, 1st […]

Tape It Up!

posted by goquin

DURING OPERATION DESERT STORM I was part of a field-hospital team stationed in northern Saudi Arabia. One day, I noticed a small rip in the canvas vestibule of our hospital laboratory and asked the section sergeant to fix it. He […]

Soldier Surprises his Son

posted by goquin

Imagine being half a world away for a year or more at a time and missing your child’s first steps or ballet recital or high school graduation.  That’s what fathers (and mothers) in our military face every day.  Their heart […]

Paths of Pilots Cross

posted by goquin

The subscriber who submitted this video commented, “A winner!!!” It surely is. Loyal Subscribers!  We need some help.  The purpose of our “Heart” section is to publish stories of the experiences, contributions and sacrifices of our military (Army, Navy, Air […]

Build It Yourself?

posted by goquin

WHEN THE NAVY was developing helicopters in the 1950s to track submarines, our Florida-based test squadron had to be innovative. Because the copters lacked sufficient lifting power with test equipment on board, weight was reduced by removing the metal skin […]

Tuskegee Airmen Honored

posted by goquin

Military Heroes – U. S. Army Air Corps Tuskegee Airmen They battled the Nazis in Europe and racism at home. Pioneering WWII black pilots honored for heroism by US Congress. Click here for the video!    

Where is America?

posted by goquin

Where is America? Has anyone seen her? I know she is here because I saw her about 9 years ago [9/11/01] when she was knocked down. We all helped pick her up, dusted her off and showed her that we […]

The Sound of Freedom

posted by goquin

SOON AFTER I arrived for duty as chief of public affairs for a Strategic Air Command wing, the unit had a surprise operational-readiness inspection. We had no time to alert the surrounding community that we’d be launching our fleet of […]

Into The Fire – Amazing Rescue From SF Earthquake

posted by goquin

Heros – San Francisco Fire Department Go Into the Fire and learn what it feels like to be surrounded by chaos. At the end of this video there is an amazing high rise building rescue. A firefighter gets lowered down […]

Kalakaua Avenue on VJ Day

posted by goquin

Today’s feature was submitted by a subscriber who commented, “I loved this video.  It made me happy/sad … thinking of all those beautiful young people and families that made so many sacrifices for our freedom…. especially thinking of the situation […]

An Air Force Mailman?

posted by goquin

HURRYING TO MY PLEBE CHEMISTRY CLASS at West Point, I noticed a tactical officer in my regiment coming the other way, white gym bag over his shoulder.  He was an Air Force captain, and his blue uniform stood out amid […]

New York Police Department K9 Unit

posted by goquin

Military Heroes, New York Police Department NYPD K9 Unit The K9 Unit – On patrol and on the trail with New York’s four-legged finest and their partners.  

FiFi Back in the Air . . .

posted by goquin

FiFi back in the air! For all of you ex Boeing employees and lovers of vintage aircraft.  FiFi Back in the Air . . . To our friends who may not understand the passion we feel for planes and particularly […]

Afghan Dog Fights Like a Marine

posted by goquin

Afghan Dog Fights Like a Marine July 12, 2011 Marine Corps News|by Cpl. Jeff Drew FORWARD OPERATING BASE PAYNE, Helmand province, Afghanistan — He defends Marines and sailors with love and tenacity, protecting them as any Marine would protect a […]

The Rescue of Roger Locher

posted by goquin

This video was submitted by a longtime subscriber.  Thanks, David for the video and for your service to our country!  Cpt. Otis Brig. Gen Ritchie on The Rescue of Roger Locher – Most Awesome story. “Some have the ability to […]

Chaplains Create Questions

posted by goquin

OUR RESERVE CHAPLAINS UNIT was training with a Navy landing-craft unit at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center pier at the same time a Navy divers unit was embarking for a mission in Lake Michigan. Just before the divers’ boat left, […]

United States Air Force – Bombs Over Baghdad

posted by goquin

United States Air Force The beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom came with an aerial campaign like no other in history. This is the story of the United States Air Force effort in the action that liberated an oppressed nation. The […]

The Ultimate Foxhole

posted by goquin

ON BIVOUAC in basic training at Fort Lewis, Wash., each of us had to dig a foxhole. It was supposed to be deep and narrow, but as I attempted to do it justice, mine got deeper and wider. The commanding officer […]

Children of Deployed Military Members

posted by goquin

Children of Deployed Military Members Letters from Home The children of deployed military members often go unnoticed. The feelings they have are however, very real and very powerful. Take a short look at their sacrifice. For more… click here

Cairo, The Dog That Cornered Osama Bin Laden

posted by goquin

Cairo, The Dog That Cornered Osama Bin Laden … not your standard K9…nor is the gear When U.S. President Barack Obama went to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, … for a highly publicized, but very private meeting with the commando team that […]

Tactic for Jumping the Queue

posted by goquin

WAITING TO HAVE a physical at the base hospital in Cherry Point, N.C., I overheard a Marine Corps warrant officer try unsuccessfully to get the medical personnel to issue him new eyeglasses without an appointment.  Just then, a two-star general came […]

Army Families

posted by goquin

Army Families – Army Strong: A great video about what families go through to support our military service to this country.

Swimming at Sea

posted by goquin

WHEN MY NAVY SON-IN-LAW was assigned to sea duty for the first time, I asked him if he thought there was a way to continue his daily fitness program. He said there was an exercise room on board. Then, with a […]

Serving for our Freedom

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Don’t Shoot! We’re Republicans!

posted by Evan Derrick

From our subscriber: This interesting read (Hey, I have days like this!) received from a USMC associate, includes a U.S. Secret Service nexus….and best of all, it’s true! DON’T SHOOT! WE’RE REPUBLICANS! A Bit of Naval History You May Not Know From November 1943, […]

Heroes: U.S. Border Patrol

posted by Evan Derrick

The Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC) trains to protect America’s borders from terrorists, illegal immigrants, and all threats attempting to cross our nation’s borders. The United States Border Patrol trains, qualifies, and maintains some of the most highly skilled personnel within any governmental agency. […]

Wounded Warriors Ride Again

posted by Evan Derrick

Here’s an interesting bike ride video that took place on the 4th of July.  Unfortunately, we did not receive the link in time to be featured closer to the actual event but viewing the video later in no way loses […]

The Untold Story of Women in Combat

posted by Evan Derrick

Women have served in the military since the birth of America. This is atribute to the women who have served in the nation’s defense since the American revolution. Left out of the history books for far too long, the story […]

‘Hug-a-Hero’ Dolls Help Military Kids Cope

posted by Evan Derrick

When military parents leave their children, many communication resources are available to keep them in contact. However, many find that keeping in touch can’t compare to the real, physical touch of parent at home. Operation Hug-A-Hero is trying to change that. […]

A Soldier’s Poem – “From a Doc’s Point of View”

posted by Evan Derrick

By ‘Doc Hutch’ As a Corpsman in green and not navy blue, I offer this poem from a Doc’s point of view. We’ve been honored by stories, poems and such By Marines we have served with and respected so much. […]

The Documentary Soldiers Watch Before Deploying to Afghanistan

posted by Evan Derrick

KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Less than six months ago, U.S. Army Pfc. William A. Swaray’s drill sergeant at Fort Benning, Ga., gathered soon-to-be infantry men in a small room. The drill sergeant wanted the young soldiers to watch the movie […]

An Inspirational D-Day Letter of Condolence

posted by Evan Derrick

Here’s an e-mail from a lawyer friend of mine.  He gave me permission to publish it for all of our America In Uniform supporters. To all: In the performance of my menial job, I am required to examine Abstracts of Title to […]

Hero Soldier Foils Bank Robbery

posted by Evan Derrick

This story comes courtesy of My Fox Tampa Bay.  SARASOTA – A U.S. Army soldier visiting family in the Bay Area is being called a hero. Staff Sgt. Eddie Peoples foiled a bank robbery in Sarasota. At around 2:30 p.m. […]

Army Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Clouse – ‘Guys called for me, so I went’

posted by Evan Derrick

From Stripes.com The terrain was ideal for an ambush. “To our west and to our east was high cliff faces,” said Army Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Clouse. “To the south was the entrance to the canyon that we had come […]

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