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Cowardice ordered by Marine Commanders

by Craig Masters In an inexcusable act of cowardice in the face of facts, marines have been ordered to run and hide when danger approaches. But Maj. Gen. Juan G. Ayala, Commander Marine Corps Installations Command, whose head is probably … Continue reading

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Defense Secretary orders major changes in combat teams

By Craig Masters Political commentator and best selling author, Phyllis Schafly, has called outgoing Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, a coward for making the announcement he has decided to strike down the 1994 Combat Exclusion Law and then running for … Continue reading

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500 Generals, Admirals support Romney

by Matt Lacy –   Continuing a trend among military members who have serious concerns about President Obama’s tenure as commander-in-chief, over 500 former generals and admirals from all branches of the military have publicly came out in support of … Continue reading

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National Weather Service puts in ammo request

by Matt Lacy –   The National Weather Service has submitted a request to purchase thousands of rounds of ammunition including hollow points which are intended to inflict maximum injury.   The solicitation for the ammunition appeared  on the FedBizOpps … Continue reading

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Marines find heroes in Afghan soldiers

By Craig Masters Marine Cpl Jason Hallett 2010 On October 23, 2010, Marine Lance Corporal Jason Hallett was only 19 years old. He was on a minesweeping mission in Sangin district, Afghanistan. According to a story by Cpl. Ned Johnson … Continue reading

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“Million Dollar Baby” – 2012 Subaru Impreza Sport Review

      The 2012 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Sport Premium is the topic of this week’s review.  I recently got to test out a Marine Blue Pearl 5-door hatchback model with black striped cloth buckets and a “boxer” four cylinder … Continue reading

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Coffman blasts DoD calling Ft. Hood massacre workplace violence

by Jack Minor – An attack by a Muslim psychiatrist in the Army that left 13 people dead and dozens wounded has been labeled as a simple case of workplace violence by the Defense Department. On Nov. 5, 2009 Army … Continue reading

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Islamic doctrine backs Mubarak’s teaching to Marines

    To the editor: In Jack Minor’s recent article, “Marine corps clarifies recent `don’t pee toward Mecca’ stories,” LTC George Robinson of the Marine Corps Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning took issue with my column citing a story … Continue reading

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Marine Corps clarifies “don’t pee towards Mecca” stories

by Jack Minor – The Marine Corps has said a recent news story about Marines being told not to pee towards Mecca does not reflect Corps training or doctrine. The North County Times recently reported a story on Marines at … Continue reading

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Citizens arrested for filming police in public

by Jack Minor   Following 9/11, a disturbing trend has emerged. Ctizens are being arrested for videotaping police officers during routine traffic stops and other incidents. Carlos Miller, a Miami multimedia journalist, told the Gazette that, in the age of … Continue reading

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‘Nam

Take a man and put him alone, put him twelve thousand miles from home. Empty his heart of all but blood, make him live in sweat, in mud.   This is the life I have to live, and what may … Continue reading

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Marine ground troops going to Libya after Obama says, ‘No boots on the ground.”

by Jack Minor   The 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit consisting of infantry and cargo helicopters is preparing to deploy to Libya from Camp Lejune. This is happening even though Obama declared, in a speech, that he “would not put ground troops in Libya.” … Continue reading

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“Sensitivity training” to prepare troops to accept gays

by Jack Minor   Training troops for the repeal of a Revolutionary war ban on homosexuals serving in the military will extend to front line troops in combat zones rather than wait for their return stateside despite no urgent reason … Continue reading

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Pressure could mount on legislators after Wyoming passes conceal carry law

Story and photo by Jack Minor   In what has been called by gun rights opponents a “troublesome trend” for western states, Wyoming has passed a concealed carry bill similar to a bill working its way through the Colorado legislature. … Continue reading

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Young Marines complete 18 mile march as a graduation requirement

Story and photo – -By Jack Minor – Many parents who have concerns that School District 6 has lowered its requirements for graduation might be interested to know the graduation requirements of the Young Marines  are a little stricter. Members of the Young … Continue reading

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William Stanley Nelson

May 1, 1921 ~ December 31, 2010 William Stanley Nelson formerly of Ault, died Friday, December 31, 2010 at Bonell Good Samaritan Center in Greeley.  He was born on May 1, 1921 to William Arthur and Kathryn (Smith) Nelson in … Continue reading

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Lakin felt he had no choice but to disobey

By Jack Minor The attorney for Lt. Col. Lakin, who is being court-martialed for disobeying orders, said his client felt he had no other alternative than to disobey orders after superiors repeatedly rebuffed his requests for guidance. Retired Marine Corps … Continue reading

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Witnesses admit Lakin was never ordered to get on airplane to deploy

By Jack Minor Several witnesses in the court-martial of former Greeley resident Lt.Col. Lakin, admitted he was never ordered to board a US Airways flight as alleged in the charges against him. After more than a year of attempting to … Continue reading

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Wikileak’s information may affect ban on gays in military

By Jack Minor While the lame-duck session of Congress persists in attempts to repeal a Revolutionary War era ban on homosexuals serving in the military, some have used the Wikileaks controversy as proof the ban should be upheld. Supporters of … Continue reading

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Marines honor their own with ceremony at Bittersweet Park

Story and photo by Jack Minor Marines from across the Rocky Mountain region came to Greeley to honor two of their own in a wreath-laying ceremony at Bittersweet Park this past Sunday afternoon. Colorado Springs Marine Sgt. Jason Smith, who … Continue reading

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Senate debates reveal stark differences between candidates

by Jack Minor Following two debates between Senator Michael Bennet and Ken Buck one thing is undeniable, there are stark differences between the two candidates. At the most recent debate in Colorado Springs, two questions concerned amendments to the defense … Continue reading

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Is the Gadsden Flag the original Marine Corps flag?

By Jack Minor One of the most famous flags of the American Revolution is the Gadsden flag, a coiled rattlesnake over the words “Don’t Tread On Me.”  This flag has recently gained popularity again as a favorite symbol at many … Continue reading

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Congress votes to permit homosexuals to serve openly

By Jack Minor Just hours before leaving for the Memorial Day weekend, Congress voted to end a military regulation that has been in effect since the Revolutionary War. This regulation barred homosexuals from serving in the military. The bill to … Continue reading

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Young Marines train in Evans

By Jack Minor, For the Greeley Gazette While many local area youth were celebrating graduations, the Poudre River Young Marines spent the weekend  rappelling off a tower at the Evans training center. The event was organized by Shawn Kendrot, a … Continue reading

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Alfred E. Fried

Alfred E. Fried, Jr. 82, of Greeley died April 29, 2010, at North Colorado Medical Center.  He was born January 17, 1928 in Palmerton, PA to Alfred E Fried, Sr. and Agnes (Rehrig) Fried.  He graduated from Palmerton High School … Continue reading

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