Many thanks to those who have sent, or will be sending “Get Well!” cards to Coach Carlson (who is recovering from a stroke which he suffered on 17 June). Coach Carlson’s Wife says that he loved the many cards sent to him!! “Thank you!” to all for sending encouraging words and thoughts to him as it will no doubt help to fuel his resolve as he continues to improve with constant therapy in the hospital. …word has it that he stood for the first time earlier this week — so thank you, and many blessings on our Association Members who have rallied and responded with their support!
Hey, Folks! MSgt. Claire Carlson is in rehab after suffering a stroke on Saturday, 17 June. His Wife has told Captain Bartlett that her Husband (Coach Carlson) would love to receive “Get Well” cards, so please let’s rally and respond with encouragement and support by sending cards to him at his home address (which is listed in our Membership Directory).
Thank you, and Semper Fi!
On Memorial Day let us remember and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our Country.
In an effort to build practical and dynamic shooting skills, the Marine Corps has over time shifted its focus within the Competition in Arms Program (CIAP). The link above (“COMPETITION IN ARMS: THE MODERN MARINE”) gives us a glimpse of what the thrust of the program is today, while below you will find a few links to additional brief videos that will give some of us “old-timers” a little more insight into what’s going on these days within the Marine Corps Marksmanship Competition (MCMC) Program. The videos are ones produced by the Marine Corps Shooting Team in preparation for the FY 2023 Competition in Arms Program (CIAP), and as such are from last year (2022).
“The shot that never happened is as useless as the shot that never hits.”
(A quote from one of the videos posted on the USMC Shooting Team’s Facebook page.)
In this link (What is a MCMC?) Sgt. Cardenas of the Marine Corps Shooting Team explains what “MCMC” is.
In this next link (MCMC Authorized Gear vs. Unauthorized), Sgt. Cardenas reviews what gear can be used at a MCMC.
And finally, in this clip (Cross Training) from August 2022, “…members of the Shooting Team conducted cross training with Marines from the Advanced Marksmanship Training Program, in order to increase their knowledge, skills and lethality. During this training, they shot USPSA…” (United States Practical Shooting Association) “…and gas gun rifle style competitions with night vision, utilizing both active and passive aiming.”
(Quote is from the USMC Shooting Team’s Facebook page.)
NOTE: I will continue to seek video links which will provide informational videos that will hopefully be of interest to our Association members while also giving us insight into the direction that the Corps has moved in an effort to make the Marine in the field more lethal and assuredly successful in accomplishing the Mission.
the BADGE Newsletter, Volume IX – April 2023, is now available on our website.
Simply click on “the BADGE Newsletter” link at the top of this web page, and it will take you to the page on our site which provides a link to our current (April 2023) newsletter, as well as a link to a scanned copy of last year’s newsletter (May 2022).
Photo by Carole Ellison
If you have any photos that you would like to contribute to our “2023 Reunion” photo album on PhotoBucket, please send your pics to:
Contributors thus far to our 2023 Reunion album: Carole Ellison, & Donnie Heuman