This Iraqi seem to have a thing for British women...
This Iraqi seem to have a thing for British women...
Cpl. Valerie Gavaldon (right) helps Cpl. Roxanne Cox (left) adjust the front site post on her M16A2 service rifle during the live-fire portion of their training at Camp Korean Village, Iraq, July 31, 2006. The two were part of eight female Marines from different units within 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing who volunteered for the Lioness Program to conduct security searches of women crossing into Iraq.
LCpl. Kirstin Rawlins stages her bags on the flight line at Al Asad, Iraq, July 31, before flying to Camp Korean Village, Iraq, to train with 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, and begin her 30-day security cycle in the Lioness Program. Eight female Marines from different units within 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing volunteered for the Lioness Program to conduct security searches of women crossing into Iraq. Rawlins is a warehouse clerk with Marine Aircraft Group 16 (Reinforced), 3rd MAW, and a Lincoln, Ill., native.
Sgt. Erin Rios greets her son, Mikey, on Camp Foster Sept. 7, 2006, after returning from a nearly seven-month deployment to Iraq. Today's female Marines deploy as often as male Marines.
1st Lt. Veronica L. ConnollyMcDowell has served as an officer since 2003. She would not be in her current position if not for the contributions of female Marines such as Capt. Anne Lentz, the first female Marine officer, she said.
Cpl. Maria T. Holman restrains Chris, her military working dog, during a controlled aggression exercise June 15, 2006, at the Military Working Dog Kennel on Kadena Air Base. Holman recently returned from Iraq where she earned a Combat Action Ribbon.
CAMP RIPPER, AL ASAD, IRAQ – A group of female Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 1, recently participated in Regimental Combat Team 2’s lioness program. The training, which helped to prepare them for future operations outside the wire, consisted of both classes and a day at the range.
CAMP RIPPER, AL ASAD, IRAQ – Sgt. Samantha S. Shepard, a logistics vehicle system operator with Combat Logistics Company 111, Combat Logistics Battalion 1, demonstrates proper searching techniques to the group during an impromptu class. As a former military policeman, Shepard was familiar with the basics prior to participating in the lioness program.
CAMP RIPPER, AL ASAD, IRAQ – Cpl. Megan A. Cavanaugh, a personnel administration clerk with Headquarters Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 1, gets some hands-on training with a M1014 combat shotgun during Regimental Combat Team 2’s lioness program. A group of female Marines participated in the program to prepare themselves for future operations.
CAMP RIPPER, AL ASAD, IRAQ – Gunner Terrence D. Washington, the infantry weapons officer for Regimental Combat Team 2, poses for a picture with a group of female Marines who participated in RCT-2’s lioness program. The training is designed to prepare female Marines for future operations.
Drill Instructor Walquiria Tamm asks recruits to recite their general orders Nov. 3 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. Tamm said some recruits arrive at Parris Island with a positive attitude. Others, she noted, require more work to instill a "passion and love for the Marine Corps."
Last edited by HollywoodMarine; 06-15-2007 at 07:27 AM.
AWESOME post Hollywood, thanks bruv
What is the "Lioness" program? Yeah, I could search, or someone could just tell us.
And IDF girls vs. US Marine girls? Clear winner
The Lioness Program is a 30-day rotation that gives female Marines of various military occupational specialties (MOS) the chance to train and work with the infantry. The Marines that are selected for the program are trained in procedures including personnel search techniques. The Muslim culture is very strict about physical contact between men and women. The insurgents try to take advantage of this by using women to smuggle weapons and money. The Lioness Program aims to put a stop to that by having the female Marines search them. The Marines are also trained in how to shoot from supported firing positions for proper fields of fire if necessary. This is in keeping with the tradition that every Marine is a basic rifleman first.
Do you mean at the rifle range? Oh, that's an easy answer. No doubt about it... the WM's all the way. LOL j/k. I'm sure each can shoot the butt of a flea from 500 meters away, with a 10 knot wind.And IDF girls vs. US Marine girls? Clear winner
But in honesty, to all you Ladies ... Bravo Zulu and Semper Fi!
Last edited by HollywoodMarine; 06-12-2007 at 11:08 PM.
yep shes a cutie
Hollywood, you're a bloody champion, great photos mate!!
One of my favorites!
Think we're talking about two different things here. As some guerilla movements are what brought about the liberation of their countries from tyrannical rulers(not to be confused with guys that blow up themselves and others).
The irgun and hagannah of Israel spring to mind immediately (tho clearly the irgun was labelled terrorist in the 40s after blowing up the King David Hotel which housed some British officers). For that matter, OUR (USA) Revolutionary War featured guerilla forces.
^Political/ideological reasoning aside, you're only a 'freedom fighter' if you win. Until then you're a rebel or (more recently) a terrorist. After all, history is written by the victors.