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Love Song

“I was walking along looking for somebody, and then suddenly I wasn't anymore.” ― A.A. MilneThere you were. Placed on my chest and, from the look of the pictures, probably cryin...


The Marine Corps And The Helicopter

Vintage Marine Corps video from the Korean War era: The Marine Corps and the Helicopter showcases the “newcomers” to Marine aviation: the helicopter. For more information abou...



USMC History: Parris Island Established

Marine Corps training is legendary, but the recruit training that exists today didn’t begin until 1911. Major General William P. Biddle, the 11th Commandant of the Marine Corps, for...


What I wish I had know as a mom to boys: not what you expect.

Every day I see posts about “what I wish I had known before I gave birth to two testosterone filled children”. But, they have yet to touch base on the one real topic that pull...




4 Reasons To Shop In The Commissary…If You Don’t Already

Jennifer Cary is a freelance writer, blogger and stay-at-home mom. She’s spent her entire life around the military and is currently a proud Army spouse. You can read her blog at Par...


VA Names Interim Director of the Office of Medical Inspector

In response to the Office of Special Counsel’s recent recommendations for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson today announced that G...


Canadian War Museum Announces Winners of 2014 Gunter History Awards

The Canadian War Museum and the Friends of the Canadian War Museum are pleased to announce they have awarded the prestigious Colonel Douglas H. Gunter History Award to five high school se...


Second Amendment Quote

“The powers of the sword, say the minority of Pennsylvania, is in the hands of Congress. My friends and countrymen, it is not so, for the powers of the sward are in the hands of the...



Terminal 4

Monkey chose Disney's Planes this year as his party theme, so my un-crafty self put together what I could!****Here are some pics of the day.Welcome to Monkey's Disney Planes party!!  ...


Heh

Except I doubt we'll see A10s in there. Any airstrikes are going to be carrier aviation or the big bombers. Nice poster, though....


Visit to National D Day Memorial

After participating in the Patriot Guard riders mission on June 7 (see previous post) we headed down to Bedford,Virginia to visit the National D Day Memorial The link to the pics we took...



Patriot Guard Rider mission in June

Way late in posting this, but back on June 7 we were finally able to participate in a Patriot Guard Rider mission..this was a happy one, escorting wounded warriors with   Project Healing ...


Today In Marine Corps History: 10 July 1941

The 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing was commissioned in San Diego.


4th of July Weekend in Wilmington

For the past few months, we had been planning to spend the July 4th weekend on the North Carolina coast with Clay’s parents. Unfortunately, the path of Tropical Storm/Hurricane Arth...




Oh baby…Burlington Depot

I am reviewing these cute items from the Baby Depot/Burlington Coat Factory. It has been 7 years since I held a baby, wow how time flies. I miss my kids being small, I do or would like an...



Wednesday Hero

This post was suggested by  SJ Cpl. Tom Jones, Jr.  89 years old from Hogback, New Mexico  3rd Division, Unit 297, Navajo Code Talkers 767 and Navajo Code Talkers 642 Platoons  1...


USMC Force Recon

USMC Force Recon. Swift. Silent. Deadly.