From Task and Purpose: Just over a year after Defense Secretary Ash Carter issued a mandate opening previously closed ground combat jobs to women, the Marine Corps expects to see its first female recruits with infantry contracts graduate boot camp, bringing them one step closer to billets in combat arms units. To date, 31 female Marines have […]
From Task and Purpose: The Marine Corps is asking tough questions of itself after the death of a Muslim recruit sparked an investigation that could lead to administrative or legal action against up to 20 enlisted and officer personnel. But any dialogue about how recruits are made into Marines must also include a frank discussion […]
It’s a shock to the Marine culture, that’s for sure, but the Department of Defense will be going through with this plan to open all combat roles to women. Photo by DJANDYW.COM & DJANDYW.TV AKA ANDREW WILLARD
Via Fox News: Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday ordered the military to open all combat jobs to women, rebuffing requests by the Marine Corps to exclude women from certain front-line combat jobs. Declaring that “we are a joint force,” Carter said that while moving women into these jobs will present challenges, the military can […]
As Fox News reported: “The gunman who shot and killed four Marines Thursday during two attacks at military facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn., has been identified as Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, a law enforcement source confirmed to Fox News.” “Abdulazeez, 24, was born in Kuwait, a U.S. official told Fox. It was not immediately clear if he […]
The air base was attacked, but the safety of the 320 Marines is still in question as the Islamist ISIS militants seized the nearby town (a mere 13 minute drive to the air base from the town).
1/8/2017 - Female Infantry Marines will Graduate from Boot Camp
11/13/2016 - Is Gender Segregation a Bad Move at Marine Boot Camp?
3/13/2016 - Survey: Active Marines Not Fans of Opening All Combat Roles to Women
12/4/2015 - Defense Dept Opens All Combat Jobs to Women over Marine Corps’ Objections
7/17/2015 - Kuwait-Born Gunman Kills 4 Marines, Became More Radical Recently
2/13/2015 - ISIS seizes town near Iraqi Air Base where U.S. Marines are stationed