Service members with 1st Maintenance Battalion (Reinforced), 1st Marine Logistics Group, joined together to honor one of their fallen Marines during a memorial service on Oct. 27, 2008. Lance Cpl. Stacy Ann Dryden, 22, from North Canton, Ohio, was serving in Iraq as a preservation, packaging and packing specialist when she died, Oct. 19, from a… Continue
Added by Ross Myers on October 31, 2008 at 1:57am —
Staff Sgt. Bryan Spencer, Combat Logistics Battalion 5 Engineer Company operations platoon sergeant, briefs heavy equipment operators and combat engineers on the day's mission to level approximately 1,000 meters of berm along Wolverine Way, a road stretching from Camp Baharia to the outskirts of Fallujah, Iraq, Oct. 18, 2008. The Marines demolished five miles… Continue
Added by Ross Myers on October 30, 2008 at 9:48pm —
By Cpl. Sean P. McGinty
I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward)
CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq – During a speech on the five-year anniversary of Operation Iraqi Freedom, President George W. Bush said with Americans like ‘Spanky’ Gibson serving on our side, the enemy in Iraq doesn’t have a chance.
Now, after nine-months in Iraq, Master Sgt. William “Spanky” Gibson is headed to Washington D.C. to represent the Marine Corps in the halls of Congress.
Gibson was one of… Continue
Added by DVIDS on October 30, 2008 at 3:30pm —
VetJobs makes it easy to reach transitioning military, National Guard, Reserve Component… Continue
Added by Ross Myers on October 30, 2008 at 2:18am —
Having been one of the Chosen Few: A US Marine and having been severely wounded in Nam, like so many before me in all conflicts, combat, war or how ever you care to phrase it many of us know only too well that,
What makes the Marine Corps The Marine Corps, Is The Corpsman
"What if No One Would Hear ‘Corpsman up!’" or "Medic Up"
Each and Every Marine is familiar with the phrase “Corpsman up,” The only two words that any Marine never want to hear and the only two… Continue
Added by Robert Cody "The Grunt" on October 29, 2008 at 9:05pm —
(From the Midpacifican, Issue of Dec 16, 1944)
With the 96th Division on Leyte - If, on some dark, murky night up front, you hear something moving in the bushes, please make sure it's a Jap before you shoot. It might be Nellie. and when you hear an eerie night piercing cry tht sounds like the heart-broken call of a man for his mate, don't be frightened. It's only Pfc. Ova Art Kelley calling for his lost love, a Leyte lady Caribao.
The romance between Nellie and Kelley blossomed forth… Continue
Added by Iris Joe Kelley on October 29, 2008 at 3:39pm —
Capt. Graham Ward, recon platoon leader, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, flies his battalion colors after reaching the summit of Mount McKinley shortly before deploying to Iraq.
October 28th, 2008
Mount McKinley, US
Photographer: 14th Public… Continue
Added by Ross Myers on October 29, 2008 at 1:00pm —
Army Staff Sgt. Thomas Moreno of the 554th Military Police Company puts Brando, a 7-year old German shepherd, through the paces at an obstacle course for military working dogs at U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, Germany.
October 28th, 2008
Photo & Story by:
Susan Huseman… Continue
Added by Ross Myers on October 29, 2008 at 1:00am —
A new backpack from a Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldier brought a smile to this student’s face at the opening ceremony of Al Tajadud elementary school in the Adhamiyah District of Baghdad, Oct. 26, 2008. MND-B facilitated a renovation project of the school with more than $200,000 from the government of Iraq. Renovations included new classrooms, new roof and floor, a completely new electrical network, and additional bathrooms with a… Continue
Added by Ross Myers on October 28, 2008 at 8:52pm —
OK, all you "Great North State" VFW members, Come and join the NC Group. Add your name to the list.
Added by Richard C. "Dick" Easingwood on October 28, 2008 at 10:00am —
When you visit any group, whether you are a member of that group or not, you will find a feed from their respective WebCom Network WebLog. It is low and on the left so one has to scroll down to locate. Just another way to keep up with what other Posts/ Depts/Dists/Groups are doing across the Network.
Iris Joe Kelley
Added by Iris Joe Kelley on October 28, 2008 at 9:42am —
I was just going through the list of members and found that there are 56 members here from Missouri and only 11 of them have joined the Missouri group. I urge all members from Missouri to join the Missouri group. I also urge other members to join the their respective Department groups. If there is not one yet, then start one. Great way to keep up with what is going on inside your Department as all who are a part of the group get to add photos and start/answer discussions that are relevant to… Continue
Added by Iris Joe Kelley on October 28, 2008 at 9:10am —
- All Eva Creel wanted for 12 months was for her husband to come home from Afghanistan to be by her side.
When he returned, she found she wanted nothing more than her own personal space.
Creel, like many spouses of Soldiers returning from deployments, discovered firsthand that the rush of emotions after redeployment can both draw a couple together and pull them apart.
"When they're gone, you miss them terribly, but you become very… Continue
Added by Ross Myers on October 27, 2008 at 8:38pm —
Students wave goodbye to Iraqi soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 27th Brigade, 7th Iraqi Army Division, as they leave the classroom after handing out school supplies at Al Wardie Elementary School in Tuscon, Iraq, Oct. 13, 2008. The school supplies were sent from U.S. citizens to the Iraqi army to be handed out to students at local schools.
: October 13th, 2008
: TUSCON,… Continue
Added by Ross Myers on October 27, 2008 at 6:48pm —
What a week it's been!
First of all, we'd like to express our appreciation to everyone who has taken the time to join and contribute to the My VFW WebCOM Community. In just over one week, we've had over 300 members join our social network and upload nearly 400 photos and almost two dozen videos. We thank you.… Continue
Added by Ross Myers on October 27, 2008 at 12:26pm —
I am concerned over the number of young veterans that have failed to inquire of or join the Veterans of Foreign Wars over the last five years.
Then I started thinking about what I saw at the Post on any given meeting night.
Most of our Posts have a large share of Vietnam, Korean and some World War II Veterans.
We have the standard or formal meeting and move on through it rather quickly.
Some of us have a short socializing event at the end with refreshments being served… Continue
Added by John Joseph "J.J. Wilson on October 27, 2008 at 11:51am —
When my son returned from Iraq for the second time he couldn't wait to join the VFW. Both of his late Grandfathers were active members in the local post and he admired them greatly. I setup a meeting with two members and they welcomed him with open arms. He was very excited and couldn't wait tell his war buddies that he was a Lifetime Member. But soon the excitement wained and then he quit coming to the meeting.
I let things lay for awhile then after about six months I asked him what the… Continue
Added by Jim Walden on October 27, 2008 at 1:00am —
Click on image to visit DVIDS Thanksgiving Greeting Hub. If you have some free time, you can assist us in getting these out by taking a few minutes and uploading a video (or two, or three) from your home State to My VFW WebCOM. Try to use the title, description and tag format used in the following example: …
Added by Ross Myers on October 26, 2008 at 2:54am —
FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq – Little Rawan bounced on the couch, clapping her tiny hands, gaining laughter from those… Continue
Added by Ross Myers on October 26, 2008 at 1:30am —
Watch the LIVE FEED of the Commissioning Ceremony from Continue
the US Navy 25 OCT 08 @ 10 am
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand…
Added by Ross Myers on October 25, 2008 at 12:30am —