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    Default Marines Hold Ben-Hur Chariot Race


    NEAR FALLUJAH, IRAQ (6 November 2004) - Marines from 3/1, 1st Marine Division dressed as gladiators stage a chariot race reminiscent of the Charlton Heston movie-complete with confiscated Iraqi horses at their base outside Fallujah, Saturday. For U.S. Marines tapped to lead an expected attack on insurgent-held Fallujah, the bags have been packed, trucks have been loaded and final letters have been sent, leaving one final task - the 'Ben-Hur.'


    The Marine charioteers, wearing togas over their body armor, waved baseball bats done up as spiked maces and jumped into carts forged from cast-off vehicle parts. The makeshift chariots were pulled by Iraqi horses commandeered from looters in the area. Marines held a mock Ben-Hur chariot race on Saturday before they went into Fallujah last night. Ben-Hur is one of my favorite movies, I've probably watched it over 50 times. This sounds like fun to me.


    Blowing off steam, hundreds of Marines took their cue from the 1959 Charlton Heston classic and gathered Saturday at a base near Fallujah for a slapstick chariot race featuring cobbled-together carts and confiscated Iraqi horses.

    "These men are about to face the greatest personal and professional tests of their lifetimes," said Lt. Col. Willy Buhl, commander of 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines.

    "We wanted to lighten things up, take the tension off what we're about to do," said the 42-year-old commander from Los Gatos, California, who dreamed up the "First Annual 'Ben-Hur' Memorial Chariot Race."

    http://www.diggersrealm.com/mt/archives/000368.html

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    SUMBAWA CAMP, REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE (27 January 2012) - Marines with the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion recently underwent the Singapore Water Circuit Course, designed to familiarize troops with the physical challenges that come with conducting missions in the water. Petty Officer 3rd Class Justin Whiteman brings us the story.

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    Al Matthews, Vietnam Vet, (USMC) on the set of "Aliens" discusses how he feels about the other actors putting their fingers on the trigger, and other firearm disipline.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YmwZ...related&fmt=18
    (start at 5:50)

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    Harry's Cafe de Wheels. US Marine "Seal of Approval"

    http://www.harryscafedewheels.com.au...egory=1&pkid=9

    I ate here back in 1999. Great hot dogs!

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    where is that Hollywoodmarine?? in L.A.???

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    Where else would I be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by santana View Post
    where is that Hollywoodmarine?? in L.A.???
    Might want to read all of his post again, he gives the location away and the website link does the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gruntcap View Post
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    Interesting, is that a telescopic optic on that M27?

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    Its an ACOG with killflash

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    It's the TA11 SDO, a specific optic for M249 and M27 of the USMC.

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    The 'Harvest Hawk' KC-130J in Afghanistan. Interesting placement of the Griffin missiles, right on the ramp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kilodoc68 View Post
    "Semper Fi" Marines! Doug 'Doc' Wean,HM2/USN, {FMF}-Corpsman-Vietnam-9th Marine Amphibious Brigade/3rd Marine Division-Vietnam-1967-68, 'I' Corps.
    Hey Kilo... its good you posted this about a Corpsmen, but you should of posted it in "The United States Navy" thread.

    http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums...ed-States-Navy

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    Marines and Sailors with CLB 24 and Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th MEU, spent the day firing M-240B medium machine guns and M-249 squad automatic weapons off the back of Internally Transportable Vehicles. The training took place during the 24th MEU’s Certification Exercise (CERTEX) with Amphibious Squadron 8 (PHIBRON 8) scheduled Jan. 27 to Feb. 17, which includes a series of missions intended to evaluate and certify the unit for their upcoming deployment.


    Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Perry, the motor transportation chief for Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, gives a safety brief to Marines and sailors before conducting a crew served weapons shoot on the ship’s flight deck, Feb. 3.


    Marines and sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th MEU, push a Killer Tomato, a target used for shooting at sea, off the side of the ship, Feb. 3.


    Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit fire an M-240B machine gun at a Killer Tomato, a target used for shooting at sea, from the ship’s flight deck, Feb. 3.


    Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit fire an M-240B machine gun at a Killer Tomato, a target used for shooting at sea, from the ship’s flight deck, Feb. 3.


    Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit fire an M-249 squad automatic weapon at a Killer Tomato, a target used for shooting at sea, from the ship’s flight deck, Feb. 3.


    Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit fire an M-240B machine gun at a Killer Tomato, a target used for shooting at sea, from the ship’s flight deck, Feb. 3.


    Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit fire an M-240B machine gun at a Killer Tomato, a target used for shooting at sea, from the ship’s flight deck, Feb. 3


    Marines and sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th MEU, shoot at a Killer Tomato, a target used for shooting at sea, from the ship’s flight deck, Feb. 3.

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    Default U.S Marines Machine Gun Training



    Marines with the Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th MEU, spent the day firing M-240B medium machine guns and M-249 squad automatic weapons off the back of Internally Transportable Vehicles on the USS Gunston Hall's flight deck, Feb. 3, 2012. The training took place during the 24th MEU's Certification Exercise (CERTEX) with Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group Jan. 27 to Feb. 17, which includes a series of missions intended to evaluate and certify the unit for their upcoming

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    WEAPONS EXERCISE

    As seen through a night-vision device, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Erain Abreu, left, aims a 240B light machine gun while Pfc. Zakary Mitchell looks on during a weapons familiarization exercise in the hangar bay of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp in the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 4, 2012. Abreu and Mitchell are assigned to the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade. The Wasp is participating in Exercise Bold Alligator 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Aaron Chase
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