Monday, October 8, 2007

MARINES-Together We Served- OOH Rah!

Do You Know What USMC Means?


The synonym USMC stands for the United States Marine Corps, which is recognized as one of the premier combat forces in the world. The USMC is a branch of the U.S. military responsible for providing power projection from the sea, utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces to global crises. Alongside the U.S. Navy, the USMC operates under the United States Department of the Navy.

Originally organized as the Continental Marines in 1775 as naval infantry, the USMC has evolved its mission with changing military doctrine and American foreign policy. Owing to the availability of Marines at sea, the USMC has served in every American armed conflict including the Revolutionary War.

To find out about the USMC, one of the premier combat forces in the world, and also to have the opportunity of keeping in touch with colleagues, log on to the http:/ website. is a unique, feature-rich resource helping Marines stay faithful to the Brotherhood of the Corps. This is a place where Marines can re-connect with lost Brothers, share memories and tell their own Marine story.
USMC Homepage

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1 comment:

Nick said...

I received an invite from a friend to join the silly website army.togetherweserved. I registered, however, not under my own name, as I wanted to see what was on this website. I posted the below text on their forums, as I felt everyone should read it. Shockingly (not really) – it was erased almost immediately, my account was deleted, and my IP was blocked from the site. While I don’t really care about the latter two events, the first one showed that sometimes the truth hurts.

“I sent this message via PM to someone earlier and I think it bears repeating for the group. It probably won't be up for long, so enjoy.

Hans, my problem with the website and its lack of verification is two fold. On one hand, people can put absolutely anything on here and there's no controls whatsoever on what you can put on here. All the while billed as some sort "exclusive" site for mil personnel.
Now, that doesn't bother me near as much as that they might actually want verification, and that numerous stupid people, the same ones who get their identity stolen everyday, will probably do things like send this random site, which is nothing more than MySpace geared towards the military, their 214 or ERB or ORB. They have no business getting that. Further, while most of this info is fairly innocuous, you can go a long way to learning about people on here. This is precisely why this is an Opsec nightmare.
A FIS agent, trained or untrained, could use this place as a gold mine to harvest data from. Some of it displayed in profiles. Some of it will be in the form of contact under the guise of association (the whole I was in 4ID at the same time, let's be buds thing).
I personally wouldn't put identifying information such as what you've revealed in your profile, but you're far from the worst offender. Do whatever you want, but you and others on here have just exposed as much information about you to the world as most figures who are generally considered public do when they're holding office or involved in similar things. There's very little benefit to doing that.