Archive for USMC

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on October 9, 2009 by juliannah

This was posted on AirmanMom’s site. I thought I would pass it on.

I feel the same way.

Support our Troops

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on October 8, 2009 by juliannah

Visit my son’s deployment site

http://jacksdeployment.shutterfly.com/

Wordless Wednesday – Remember Our Fallen Heros

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on October 7, 2009 by juliannah

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Military Monday – At Sea

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on August 10, 2009 by juliannah

I am a little late with this. There is a new series, “At Sea” on the Military Channel featuring the US Navy and the US Marines. It actually started last night, Aug. 9th. It is a three episode special focusing on Naval ships.  The second episode airs tonight Aug. 10th at 10pm eastern time and concluding with the third episode on Tues. Aug. 11th. Hopefully it will repeat at another time. There is an excellent article about the series here.

The series focus is to let the American people know how the Navy and Marines work together and what these joined forces do when they are at sea. Our armed forces are made up of real people who have chosen to serve the American people and the series conveys this message to the viewer.

LCpl Honda is currently on the USS Bonhomme Richard preparing for an upcoming  MEU. This is why I am especially interested in this program. He currently works on the fight deck in Combat Cargo. He and other Marines and Sailors are responsible for loading and unloading cargo and making sure that people get on and off the Helicopters safely.

Go to the Military Channel website and you can explore an aircraft carrier interactively, find out more about the program, “At Sea” and learn about ships of the future.

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Quote of the Week

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on May 29, 2009 by juliannah

“Our Country won’t go on forever, if we stay soft as we are now. There won’t be any AMERICA because some foreign soldiery will invade us and take our women and breed a hardier race!”
-Lt. Gen. Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller, USMC

Comment about A Mother’s Silent Scream

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on May 15, 2009 by juliannah

Laurie, another Marine mom left this comment about my Parent’s Zone article A Mother’s Silent Scream: Coping with Impending Deployment.

Your story is mine. My son is USMC Lcpl. somewhere in the world traveling as I write this to his first deployment. God help me I had no idea I could hold my breath this long, let alone how long it will take until he is safely back home.

My motto is “It is what it is.” I also avoid the subject w/ non-military families. It is just too difficult. I am consumed at the moment, looking for distractions and move between pride and fear every second.

I remind myself that I (we) raised a Marine and that he represents everything the embodies the few and the proud. He is my hero in every sense of the word.

Set your intentions high and know that our fears are insignificant compared to the job our boys have volunteered to do. Find peace in friends and family, and remember to have courage. Our boys sent to war need to know that we will be okay.

Thank your son for me for his service to our country. Thank you for raising a Marine.
Semper Fi,
Laurie

It is good to know that we are not alone. Sometimes it feels that way. It gives me great comfort to belong to this huge “family.”

Thanks Laurie and your LCpl will remain in our thoughts and prayers through his deployment and when his feet are again on American soil.