Thursday, November 29, 2012

Who We Are

The attached article is from General Amos, CMC. 

If the public ever wanted to know what is the U.S. Marine Corps

and why we exist, or what is a Marine, or an insight of who we are, 

they may want to read this.


LtCol Ronald S. Wozniak USMCR Retired


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Monday, November 26, 2012

Reserve Officers Association

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Below is a survey link that takes goes to the Reserve Officers Association ROA site conducting a membership survey. I would like this sent to all Det-4 alumni - Officer and Enlisted. Whether they are ROA members or not is immaterial. Drew and I need for them to give us their input about what they know or don't know about ROA and what it does for Reservists....retired or still serving.
They could win "fabulous prizes" by just taking the survey!!

Happy Holidays.


Will Holohan and Andrew Davis

Reserve Officers Association


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Happy Birthday, Marines


     As we pause to celebrate the 237th birthday of our Corps, we reflect on the rich legacy of service handed down to us, we recommit ourselves to the tasks at hand, and we look forward toward a bright future in service to our country.
Marines exist to fight and win our Nation's battles. We are most proud of our well earned reputation for answering the clarion call first. This was never more evident than at the epic battle of Guadalcanal 70 years ago. Picked to lead the first allied counter-offensive ofthe Pacific war because they were the "most ready," Marines landed on 7 August 1942 in the Solomon Islands. They persevered through months of unremitting deprivation and bitter combat. By the time the veterans of the Blue Diamond, the Cactus Air Force, our legendary Marine Raiders, and initial elements of the Follow-Me Division gathered together to raise a canteen and toast the birthday of their beloved Corps some three months later, the battle was no longer an Issue. The situation was well in hand ... victory was assured.

We carry that same legacy of resolute commitment and valor today. Over the past year, Marines have stood firm in the toughest of circumstances and on numerous occasions. We've taken the fight to the enemy in Helmand and to the Hom of Africa. 

We've manned the ramparts of beleaguered embassies in the Middle East and North Africa, fought alongside our allies throughout the world, while behind the scenes, afloat and ashore, other Marines did the painstaking hard work required to maintain our high levels of readiness and efficiency.

As we look toward the future, we know that our sentimental place in the hearts of our fellow Americans and critical role in the defense of our way of life are assured. America has always wanted a Marine Corps .. .it's always been that way. Now, more than ever, America needs its Marines as we confront a dangerous and unpredictable world. Faced with difficult days ahead, we will continue to draw strength from our rich heritage and the shared values of the Marines to our left and to our right. We know who we are ... we know what we stand for. As ever we will strive to be found worthy of the legendary trust of our fellow Americans.

I salute the enduring faithfulness of those who have gone before, of those who wear our cloth today, and of the families who stand so resolutely at our sides. 

Happy Birthday, Marines!

Semper Fidelis,
General James Amos
James F. Amos
General, U.S. Marine Corps

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Part of my Marine Vietnam Blog got picked up by Real Clear on Tuesday October 30, 2012. I have no idea how the found it but it was nice that my story was chosen. My 15 minutes of fame.