Tag: Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller

Military May 24, 2019

By Reuters: Trump to send 1,500 troops to the Middle East amid tensions with Iran
By Jim Garamone: Remembering Those Who Sacrificed for America
By Joe Marusak, The Charlotte Observer: Decorated Vietnam vet presents Purple Heart and Bronze Star to family of slain UNC Charlotte shooting hero
On Wednesday, Waynesville Police Chief William Hollingsed and Haywood County Sheriff Greg Christopher presented Howell’s family with a Purple Heart and Bronze Star from Thomas “Stormy” Matteo.

Matteo is president of the Purple Heart Society who received six Purple Heart medals from action with the Marines in Vietnam.
By Jared Keller: Shanahan to Naval Academy graduates: learn to embrace failure like samurai and Silicon Valley
“If you have never experienced failure; if you have not felt the cut of the blade, then when failure finds you — you won’t know how to recover,” he added.
Military.com | By Gina Harkins: Top Marine Makes Plea to End Suicide, Says ‘Zero Shame’ in Admitting Problem
“Let me be clear up front, there is zero shame in admitting one’s struggles in life — trauma, shame, guilt or uncertainty about the future — and asking for help,” he said in a two-page letter about mental illness addressed to Marines, sailors and their families.

Neller accompanied the letter with a raw video posted to social media in which he tells Marines that life is tough, just as being a Marine is tough. “Nobody said this was going to be easy, but you can deal with this. It has to be dealt with.”

“We are all ‘broken’ in our own way — and we all need help at times,” Neller said. “It is critical we understand and respect that.”

Marines are in a fight to save their fellow comrades, and they must approach that fight with the same intensity they apply to other battles, he added.

“We can never stand by and do nothing,” the commandant wrote.

Editor’s note: Those struggling can visit www.dstressline.com or call 1-877-476-7734. Someone is available to help 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
DoD: Face of Defense: Shooting Toward Success
By Katie Lange: Marine Corps Drill Instructor Doesn’t Hold Back on NASCAR’s Larson



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Military October 24, 2018

By Michael Balsamo: Explosive Devices Sent to Obama, Clintons; CNN Evacuated
Remembering the Beirut Bombing
By Richard Sisk: ‘We All Grew Up That Day:’ Marines Mark 35th Anniversary of Deadly Beirut Bombing
By Jeff Schogol: Marine Commandant: Beirut Barracks Attack ‘Changed The Way We Saw The World’
By Katie Lange: Gen. Dunford on the Fight Against Violent Extremism
“It’s not about winning the war. It’s about winning the peace.”

By Jared Keller: B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber Makes Emergency Landing In Colorado
By James Clark: ‘Series Of Oversights’ Reportedly Contributed To Recent Death Of US Soldier In Afghanistan
By Christopher Woody Business Insider: China Just Successfully Launched The World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft
By Will Campbell: Airman’s Invention Keeps Landing-Gear Doors on KC-135 from Breaking
By Jeff Schogol: Marines Confirm That Yes, They Drew That New Sky Penis Over California
By Jeremy Thompson: The Hardest Part Of Transitioning Out Of The Military: Finding Meaning Along The Way



Military January 27, 2018

By Shawn Snow: Top Marine warns a ‘big ass fight’ with North Korea will not go according to plan
By Shawn Snow: California mountain to be named after Marine killed in Afghanistan
By John Fannin: Secretary of Defense Mattis Reads This Book, So Should You

‘Meditations’ of Marcus Aurelius
By David B. Larter: US Navy’s top officer to new surface boss: Unite the clans
By Nicole Bauke: Army captain honored with Soldier’s Medal two years after death
By Kyle Rempfer Military Times: ‘Unlike anything I had ever seen’: Airman to receive Silver Star for actions in fierce Mosul fight
By John Fannin: Grunt Style Funny Shorts: YouTube Argument



By Ayun Halliday: How the Fences & Railings Adorning London’s Buildings Doubled (by Design) as Civilian Stretchers in World War II