Military & Veteran

Welcome to the Military and Veteran page of my blog. As a former active duty Marine, military and veteran issues are important to me. Most of the time this page will have funny shit, but if there are important issues, I will post those as well. 

I joined the Marine Corps straight out of high school, stepping on the yellow foot prints at MCRD San Diego in 1988, graduating in May. After a weeks leave at home, I was off to A-School at Pensacola, Florida, where I earned my MOS of 2631 (Signals Intelligence). From there is was off to Homestead AFB as part of Co H, MARSPTBN. I left homestead just prior to Hurricane Andrew, PCSing to MCAS Cherry Point via C-School at Pensacola again. 

At Cherry Point, I was assigned to VMAQ-2 as an ELINT analyst, deploying twice to Iwakuni, Japan. After Cherry Point it was off to Damneck, Virginia to be an instructor at NMITC (Navy Marine Corps Training Center). I left the Corps in 1998, but the Corps and the military are both still near and dear to my heart. 

Karola Ruth (nee: Seigel) Westheimer

Who Is This Veteran?

June 2, 2023

Who Is This Veteran? This is a photo of Karola Ruth (nee: Seigel) Westheimer, better known as Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the sex therapist. In the 80s and early 90s she was extremely popular and was on just about every talk show and even had her own talk show “Dr. Ruth”....

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Medical Records

Paying for your own medical records

May 29, 2023

Paying For Your Own Medical Records According to the Health Insurance Portability and Accounting Act (HIPAA) of 1996, you have the right to obtain copies of most of your medical records, whether they are maintained electronically or on paper. These include doctor’s notes, medical test results, lab reports, and billing...

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Sarah Jane Cavanaugh

Update: Sarah Jane Cavanaugh

May 29, 2023

Update: Sarah Jane Cavanaugh If you recall back in September 2022, I made a post about how Sarah Jane Cavanaugh, stole large sums of money from many veteran organizations. Well, I have some good news, she finally got sentenced. She received her sentence and it is 70 months in federal...

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DD-214 Certificate of Discharge

Getting Your DD-214

May 29, 2023

Getting Your DD-214 Option 1 – If you are a recently separated veteran (2010-present), records can be found online via the VA eBenefits portal. Option 2 – Use the eVetRecs system to create your request. Option 3 – Mail or Fax a Standard Form SF-180 Send...

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The Legend of The Big Green Weenie

May 22, 2023

The Big Green Weenie The legend of the Big Green Weenie. The Big Green Weenie, is generally defined as A Marine being fucked over or somehow cheated by the Marine Corps.  Urban Dictionary has it defined as: Something that you will eventually get and continue to get once you become...

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US Navy Drag Queen

Navy Drag Queen

May 14, 2023

Navy Drag Queen I just don’t get it, but I also guess that they are not advertising for old salts like me. They are trying to get the young crowd, who all seem to be into trans, LGBTQ, and cross-dressing. I mean, you can have the fetish that gets you...

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AST2 Joshua Carlson

Coast Guardsman of the Year 2022 – AST2 Joshua Carlson

April 22, 2023

Coast Guardsman of the Year 2022 – AST2 Joshua Carlson In January 2021, Carlson was on duty when an alarm went off regarding a disabled panga boat more than 100 miles offshore. Carlson’s team was initially diverted to another emergency, but later arrived on the scene to provide overwatch for...

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SSgt Duncan Copley

Airman of the Year 2022 – Staff Sgt. Duncan Copley

April 22, 2023

Airman of the Year 2022 – Staff Sgt. Duncan Copley Staff Sgt. Duncan Copley knows the risks he runs each time he heads out on a C-17 transport mission. But virtually nothing could have prepared him for the message that came across his headset in August 2021: “We have credible...

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