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The Recruit Who Shipped To Boot Camp With A Mullet Is Now A Marine
Recruit Mullet is now Marine Mullet, a spokesman for the Corps’ west coast recruit training depot told Task & Purpose.
- The Marine, whose name Task & Purpose is withholding, completed the Crucible on Aug. 2 and is expected to graduate from boot camp on Aug. 17, said Steve Posy, of Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.
- The recently minted Marine shot to internet stardom in May when the Corps tweeted a picture of him showing up to boot camp with a magnificent mullet and a Budweiser t-shirt along with the caption, “Business in the Front, Party in the Back.”
- His picture yielded nearly 7,000 comments on Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego’s Facebook page, including this one: “I’d like to think he skipped the bus ride to MCRD and pulled up burnin' rubber in his El Camino with Marlboro smoke pouring out the windows jamming to Skynyrd before he stepped out then shotgunned a Budweiser.”
- The young man’s uncle, who served in the Marines, told T&P; that he recommended that his nephew get a short haircut before arriving at boot camp, but the future Marine’s barber persuaded him to go full mullet.
- “I told him he was already gonna get f****d with for the haircut in general,” said retired Gunnery Sgt. Mike Voorhees. “They’re gonna call you ‘Joe Dirt’ and ‘Mullet Man.’”
- Welcome to the Corps Mullet Man!
On Tuesday at the Association of the U.S. Army's annual conference, Army families had the opportunity to tell senior leaders exactly what was going on in their worlds — an opportunity that is, unfortunately, all too rare.
A new documentary series about Clint Lorance pits the infantry officer convicted of murder against his former soldiers
The fog of war, just kills, and war crimes are the focus of a new documentary series coming to STARZ. Titled Leavenworth, the six-part series profiles 1st Lt. Clint Lorance, the Army infantry officer who was convicted on murder charges for ordering his soldiers to fire on three unarmed Afghan men on a motorcycle, killing two and wounding the third, while deployed to the Zhari district in Kandahar province, on July 2, 2012.
A big stereotype surrounding U.S. service members and veterans is that they are defined only by their military service, from buying "Dysfunctional Veteran" t-shirts to playing hard-boiled, high-octane first-person shooters like Battlefield and Call of Duty (we honestly have no idea where anyone could get that impression).
But the folks at OSD (formerly called Operation Supply Drop), a non-profit veteran service organization that aims to help troops and vets connect with each other through free video games, service programs and other activities, recently found that most of the gamers they've served actually prefer less military-centric fare like sports games and fantasy RPGs.
CEYLANPINAR, Turkey (Reuters) - Shelling could be heard at the Syrian-Turkish border on Friday morning despite a five-day ceasefire agreed between Turkey and the United States, and Washington said the deal covered only a small part of the territory Ankara aims to seize.
Reuters journalists at the border heard machine-gun fire and shelling and saw smoke rising from the Syrian border battlefield city of Ras al Ain, although the sounds of fighting had subsided by mid-morning.
The truce, announced on Thursday by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence after talks in Ankara with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, sets out a five-day pause to let the Kurdish-led SDF militia withdraw from an area controlled by Turkish forces.
The SDF said air and artillery attacks continued to target its positions and civilian targets in Ral al Ain.
"Turkey is violating the ceasefire agreement by continuing to attack the town since last night," SDF spokesman Mustafa Bali tweeted.
The Kurdish-led administration in the area said Turkish truce violations in Ras al Ain had caused casualties, without giving details.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's withholding of $391 million in military aid to Ukraine was linked to his request that the Ukrainians look into a claim — debunked as a conspiracy theory — about the 2016 U.S. election, a senior presidential aide said on Thursday, the first time the White House acknowledged such a connection.
Trump and administration officials had denied for weeks that they had demanded a "quid pro quo" - a Latin phrase meaning a favor for a favor - for delivering the U.S. aid, a key part of a controversy that has triggered an impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives against the Republican president.
But Mick Mulvaney, acting White House chief of staff, acknowledged in a briefing with reporters that the U.S. aid — already approved by Congress — was held up partly over Trump's concerns about a Democratic National Committee (DNC) computer server alleged to be in Ukraine.
"I have news for everybody: Get over it. There is going to be political influence in foreign policy," Mulvaney said.