Archive for the 'MilBlog' Category

To all who shall see these presents, greeting

Saturday, February 25th, 2006

The last couple of days I’ve been closely watching the cutting scores for the March 1st promotions. Thursday, the unofficial scores were posted on the Manpower site, and the score was under what I currently have. It looked like I was going to be promoted! The official scores were posted to MCTFS Friday during the […]

Current rumor

Wednesday, June 29th, 2005

The current rumor going around my old unit is I will be leaving the ASP Guard at the begining of July. In keeping with Marine Corps traditions, I’ll be the last to know and it will be a last minute decision.
The reason they’re needing me back is pretty simple. Alain (who picked up Sgt not […]


Monday, May 16th, 2005

It seems like half the sphere is freaking out over the Newsweek story about flushing a Koran down in Gitmo. It isn’t true, it didn’t happen, Newsweek is now blamed for a riot and the following deaths of US service members.
Now. I’m a military service member and I’m completely pissed that Newsweek could publish something […]

Bummer. . .

Tuesday, April 12th, 2005

Well, the new hours aren’t in yet. I had to come back super quick to grab my cell phone charger which I left so it looks like I won’t be catching up until tomorrow morning. I’m going to try real hard to make blogging work while still being gone for up to seventy-two hours at […]

Update on my new job

Saturday, February 12th, 2005

Those for you that can remember back far enough will know that I’ve left my desk job and headed out to guard the ammo dump. Now, this is definitely a new experience for me and so far, it has ups and downs.
I work two days straight, four hours on, eight hours off, repeat. That is […]

ASP Guard

Friday, February 4th, 2005

I start guard duty tomorrow morning at 0800. I’m really nervous about it, but I know it’ll all be okay. The hours are even worse than I expected. I am not allowed to leave the compound during the two days that I am on duty. After a shift I head from the guard shack to […]


Thursday, February 3rd, 2005

The last few days have been especially crazy so I’ve not posted much.
Staff Sergeant has pinned on Warrant Officer and leaves in two weeks for The Basic School. Good luck, sir. I am changing commands for a bit. I’m not sure exactly how long I will be over with Supply Battalion, but I know I’m […]

Update on Cpl Owens

Wednesday, January 26th, 2005

Cpl Owens was the Marine seen here saluting during President Bush’s inauguration. I have Cpl Owens’ email address and I would like if everyone would comment on the original post. Tell your friends about this as well. Letting this Marine know how much we appreciate him for his sacrifice is very important! After we get […]

Fair winds and following seas, Scot

Wednesday, January 26th, 2005

Last night as a friend’s last night as an active duty Marine. After four years of faithful service to God and Country, Cpl Scot is heading back down to Texas. To celebrate, a bunch of us met up at the local Hooters for food, beer (well, I didn’t drink), and good times.
Last night was trivia […]

Feat of Strength (Sticky)

Friday, January 21st, 2005

Cpl Casey Owens, a wounded Marine, salutes as his mother Janna Owens cries during the inaugural speech by President Bush. (Jonathan Ernst - Reuters)
Words cannot express the emotion of this photo. Cpl Owens sits in a wheelchair saluting his Commander in Chief while his mother stands next to him crying. Cpl Owens’ dedication to duty […]

The reason for the disclaimer (Update)

Wednesday, January 12th, 2005

I contacted one of the military lawyers here on base and have an appointment Friday morning. I’ll be taking a full list of things with me that I’ll need to talk to him about. Hopefully I can come back with good news for myself and Chris. You can get a full story on everything from […]

Marine kills cop, leaves another wounded in gun battle

Tuesday, January 11th, 2005

I honestly don’t know what to think about this young man. He shot two police officers and one of them died. He then lost his life. Judging from the people the Modesto Bee talked to, he was a great kid.
“I’m shocked,” said Miguel Duran Jr., 21, a Raya family friend who helps run Ceres Karate […]

The reason for the disclaimer

Tuesday, January 11th, 2005

The reason for the previous post of a disclaimer comes from Chris. He got me wondering about what I need to do as far as my blog and photoblog. I’ll be working on this one for a few days and I’ll update.

Just in case. . .

Tuesday, January 11th, 2005

a superior comes across my blog, figures out its me, and tries to make me stop.
The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the United States Marine Corps, Department of the Navy, Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

Hassoun gone again

Wednesday, January 5th, 2005

The little piss ant has gone UA again. ABC News is reporting he has been declared a deserter but that usually doesn’t happen until you’ve been gone longer. However, I wouldn’t be surprised if they bypassed that since he has deserted before.
My feelings about him haven’t changed since the last time except I think he […]

Live Blogging: NMCI cut over

Friday, December 17th, 2004

I haven’t been able to find a worthy event of living blogging (election doesn’t count. Anna was in town). I am thinking that the cut over might just be worthy. Why? Well, I have extra computers. I think. Hell, I don’t know. All I know is that it looks like I have more boxes sitting […]

Will someone please tell me why

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

NMCI couldn’t get it right the first time? For those of you that aren’t sure what I am talking about, NMCI is taking over the network putting me out of a job. I’m not bitter at all. But back to the point.
We were supposed to be completely cut over two weeks ago, but because NMCI […]

Seven Marines killed in Iraq

Sunday, December 12th, 2004

Fox News just broke that seven Marines have been killed in Iraq. When the full story is out, I’ll update.
God bless you, my brothers. My heart goes out to your families.
Update: Fox News has a basic story out about how these Marines died.
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Seven U.S. Marines were killed in two separate incidents in […]

MSM praises deserter

Saturday, December 11th, 2004

How in the hell can the MSM praise a deserter?
Marine Capt. Andrew Langlois, Hassoun’s former roommate at Camp Lejeune, was surprised by the desertion charge. “We’ll just have to wait and see what happens,” he said Friday.
First, a Captain and a Corporal would not be roommates. That is a violation of the UCMJ called fraternization. […]

Cpl charged with desertion

Saturday, December 11th, 2004

Corporal Hassoun has been charged
CAMP LEJEUNE, NC — The U.S. Marine Corps has charged Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun with desertion following a five-month investigation into his disappearance from a U.S. military camp near Fallujah, Iraq in June.
United States Marine Corps Press Release
The story of his disappearance has looked wrong from the beginning. I am […]