Thursday, June 18, 2009

Have A Happy Marine Corps Day
Just cuz

... you will find us always on the job, the United States Marines.


Blogger chestertonian said...

If the Army and the Navy ever looked on Heaven's scenes...


8:51 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

When did the USMC shift to those new set of fatigues, or perhaps I should say new battle dress uniform?

I wonder if the Navy Seals have gone the same route? Usually the Navy adopts USMC-style fatigues and BDUs.

9:52 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

Oh . . . and Happy Marine Corps Day! Iwo Jima has ensured that there will ALWAYS be a U.S. Marine Corps.

Semper Fi

9:54 PM  
Blogger Old Bob said...

Thank you VERY much!!

10:23 PM  
Blogger TCN said...

Wow, the age of admission to the Corps seems to have been lowered somewhat. I thought you still had to be 18 YEARS, not 18 MONTHS.


11:04 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Adeo, my friend,
"Fatigues" and "BDU's" are Army phrases. Marines say "Cammos" or "Utes" (as in 'todays PT session will be a 5 mile Utes and boots run!' Yeah... how fun!!)

And we don't call NJP 'Article 15'. For some bizzarre reason, we call it 'Office Hours'. Non-Judicial Punishment with all the trappings of a judicial proceeding.

Oh, but to answer your question - that 'pixel-style' camo uniform came out after I had already retired ('97).

When I first came in, I was issued the old Sateens (like what the SEALS wear at BUDS and UDT School. Now THAT was a damn good uniform! Sturdy, comfortable, the half-life of plutonium, etc, etc. Ya just couldn't WEAR-OUT a set of the old Sateens!!

4:26 AM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

I stated "Art 15" because I forgot that the term was "Office Hours." I knew it wasn't "Captain's Mast" as we used in the Navy, although at sea an FMF "Office Hours" might be called "Captain's Mast?" . . . depending upon the convening authority????

I loved the old green utilities. Very rugged and very comfortable. I was a SeaBee for part of my Navy life.

11:35 AM  
Blogger Pablo said...

...When did the USMC shift to those new set of fatigues, or perhaps I should say new battle dress uniform?.....

The Marines changed uniforms when demographics showed the intense recruiting of homos and lesbos into the corps would be much easier if more sylish uniforms were 'designed' and 'implemented'......

mission accomplished.

5:55 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Be fair, Pablo. That would be DoD overall, not just the USMC. And did anyone else notice Bush never scratched "DADT"?

Another backstabbing by the former chief RepubliCrat.

5:58 PM  
Blogger Pablo said...

C'mon guys, have a sense of humor, will you? I was just kidding about the uniforms.

Fighting without defeating your enemy is to lose the war.....

as long as one towelhead has the strengh or the will to resist, we have lost.

Winning is not like horseshoes.

War should be waged by Generals, not liberal pusses.

6:56 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

I know you were just joking, Pablo. It just really pisses me off when I see what the liberals (and their "conservative" enablers, read: Bush) have done to our military.

Nah, I'm not mad at ya. Just mad at those who are the Novus Ordo of the Armed Forces.

7:32 PM  

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