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27 February 2009 - 10:18 AMAnyone know of a marpat Face mask besides the neoprene ones. I need something like a zub or neck gaitor, or has anyone had any success making something like this on thier own.
15 February 2009 - 06:27 PMDoes anyone know of any places you can get any kind of Marpat gear? Im trying to find some mag, grenade, IFAK pouches in the desert and if by some miracle someone makes a marpat desert Ka-Bar sheath that would be BOINKing outstanding but i probaly shouldnt get my hopes up on that one. but Id also like to know of any place that sells any kind of marpat gear woodland or desert.
03 November 2008 - 05:41 PMMarine Tattoo Ban
As of Sunday April 1st, the Marine Corp will ban large tattoos below the elbow or knee. The new Marine Corps Commandant, General James Conway, believes “tattoos of an excessive nature do not represent our traditional values.” I’d caution the general that sending our Marines to die in an unprovoked war far more painfully violates our traditional values, including President George Washington ‘s cautions against foreign entanglements made in his farewell address.
This tattoo ban is a dim-witted idea. Why add another petty stress to already stressed–out Marines being deployed, extended and redeployed in the meat grinders of Iraq and Afghanistan?
One Marine interviewed by the San Diego Union –Tribune said this new edict from on high would factor in his decision on whether on not to re-enlist saying policies like this were ‘slowly chipping away at us.” How can the Marine Corps leadership, in good conscience, institute a pointless policy that demoralizes the troops in time of war?
Understand that all military services currently ban tattoo content that is vulgar or offensive. This new tattoo ban is about the size and placement of tattoos, not content. The Army has recently relaxed it’s tattoo standards to allow ink in previously banned areas, the lower neck and back of the hands. This seems a reasonable concession to service members risking their lives daily under terrible conditions.
This new Marine Corps policy is a major time-waster. Unit commanders will be required to photograph and document current sleeve tattoos on their Marines to ensure new ink is not added. Is this what the American people want their Marines to spend time on prior to dangerous wartime deployments? I’d prefer they conduct training that will hone battle skills and save lives.
Violating the tattoo ban could result in disciplinary action including prison time and a dishonorable discharge. War is an exercise in extreme stress and daily morale challenge. Disciplinary action should be reserved for those who fail that difficult challenge. Let’s not punish our Marines for commemorating a fallen comrade with a forearm tattoo. No General in Marine Corps history has dared to do this, until now. Is General James Conway wiser than Marine Corps icon General Lewis “Chesty” Puller? Clearly not.
On November 22, 2006, General Conway complained to Congress that the pace of operations in Afghanistan and Iraq was putting “an unacceptable strain on his troops.” I agree. Why add one more petty strain to an organization pushed to the brink? Why deny one more personal choice to Marines who have no say in decisions and policies that will alter their lives and minds forever?
The Marine Corps tattoo ban is stupid and wrong. Any American who respects and admires Marines, their sacrifices, and service should oppose this misguided new policy.
Write, e-mail and fax your Congressman, the Secretary of Defense and the President asking them to reverse the tattoo ban. Let’s return this small personal choice to those who risk everything for our sake.
03 November 2008 - 02:01 PMIve been looking for some marpat paintball pants and jerseys, anyone know anywhere to find some besides smokinproducts.com or any site that has good marpat gear
28 October 2008 - 07:02 AMAnyone know where to find a marpat molle vest ,Im just looking for the tac. vest i dont need the plate carriers,they're too bulky.Also anyone know where to get marpat paintball pants and jerseys. all ive found so far is at smoking paintball. http://www.smokinproducts.com/index.php?ac...mp;productId=11 and http://airsoftoutletnw.com/index.php/Airso...Molle-Vest.html .Opsgear also has some marpat vests, but the only tactical one they have has been outa stock forever.
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