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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Remedios Cruz joined the Marine Corps in 2013 as a supply clerk. One year later, she completed infantry training, and in 2017, made history when she became one of three females to join 1st Battalion, 8th Marines at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Now, Cruz is awaiting separation from the Marine Corps after pleading guilty to maintaining a romantic relationship with a subordinate.

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Keep in it your pants lady!

#1 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-09-13 05:18 PM | Reply | Funny: 5

oops!

Looks like somebody screwed the pooch!

#2 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-09-13 06:52 PM | Reply

Aren't the requirements for female marines lesser than that of male marines?

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2018-09-13 09:54 PM | Reply

There isn't much privacy on active duty. People have relationships and most ignore them, there is simply more pressing things to concern ones attention in day to day duties. So long as three rules are followed. 1. Don't play where you work. 2. Don't hump the help and lastly, 3. Don't get down for you boss. It seems that this young Sargent violated two of those rules. In this case the more rank one has, the more likely they are to get hammered if they violate these rules. Generals are quietly retired, but they already have their twenty.

#4 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-09-14 12:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

She got caught is all

#5 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2018-09-14 04:36 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Remedios Cruz
www.youtube.com

#6 | Posted by HanoverFist at 2018-09-14 08:25 AM | Reply

Docnjo has no clue, as usual. Unless you are stationed in a combat zone there is little to do in the military except smoke cigarettes and waste taxpayer money training for duty in your MOS.

The military is by in large a sexist lot. The most common outcome for rape of a female is an official cover-up and honorable discharge from the military for the victim. To stay in you don't report rape. Prosecution of the rapists varies by rank, with officers enjoying widespread protection while enlisted men and women are subject to prosecution and discharge.

But in this case a rule was violated which hurt no one but triggered a desire to make an example of the women, during a time when the sexist practices of the military are under increased civilian scrutiny.

#7 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-09-14 09:27 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

And away we go with the #male-metoo movement.
Jayzuz hep us.

#8 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2018-09-14 10:57 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Oh boy, someone has already used the Serena defense. The rule exists for a damn good reason. It's not even a frivolous rule. It's not even one in which there is any evidence that women are victims of the rule more than men. In fact, there is plenty of evidence otherwise that is easily Googled. And yet there are still people who bitch about it now and claim sexism. Nobody is making an example out of anyone. They are enforcing the rules which I guess isn't allowed to be done to women today. Claiming sexism in these situations hurts the cause tremendously. It desensitizes society to REAL sexist problems. It's a shame people can't be held accountable for destroying all the progress that gets made in these types of paradigms.

#9 | Posted by humtake at 2018-09-14 12:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Unless you are stationed in a combat zone there is little to do in the military except smoke cigarettes and waste taxpayer money training for duty in your MOS.

That Training has made us the best military in the world. Every time a foreign military loses a war, it's usually because of poor leadership and poor training.

Docnjo has no clue

Actually, he's on point and correct.

#10 | Posted by boaz at 2018-09-14 02:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"That Training has made us the best military in the world."

Hilarious. Lost in Vietnam, lost in Iraq, lost in Afghanistan. But Grenada still fears your righteous fury, so I guess there is that.

#11 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-09-14 02:57 PM | Reply

To be fair, it's because the mission of the military isn't to "win," but to install an occupying force, control the government, and make contracts with the in-charge viceroys and warlords for their raw materials. Also to keep healthily-staffed jump-off points for an invasion at the drop of a hat.

Political boundaries are so 19th Century.

#12 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-09-14 03:13 PM | Reply

Dirk,

We actually militarily won all those conflicts, it's your liberal ideology (feelings) that lost the causes.

#13 | Posted by boaz at 2018-09-14 03:14 PM | Reply

"We actually militarily won all those conflicts,"

Denial ain't just a river in Egypt. Pitiful.

#14 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-09-14 03:32 PM | Reply

You know your problem, Boaz? You just don't appreciate WINNERS.

m.youtube.com

#15 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-09-14 03:43 PM | Reply

What Boaz meant to say was, in Vietnam, with overwhelming extremely expensive hi-tech fire power, we won every battle, even though we lost the war, against peasants living on a cup of rice a day. Then we accidentally left them the second largest Air Force in the world when we fled Vietnam in a frantic disorderly retreat.

Similarly, in Afghanistan, we armed the Taliban and Osama binLaden who kicked Russia butt, took over and began killing any teacher that taught women how to read. Then we invaded Afghanistan for 17 years with hundreds of billions in weapons while the Taliban delivered 90% of the heroin for US consumption and using our weapons control more than half the country.

Then on to Iraq where we destroyed everything so that Iran could take it over.

The USA has destabilized almost every country in the Middle East and Northern Africa spreading death and destruction without completing a single goal used to arm or invade those countries. About 5 million refugees have fled to Europe, further destabilizing a dozen countries struggling to recover from Wall Street's financial crime spree.

Depending on how you look at it, all this chaos and disaster has cost US taxpayers somewhere between $10-100 trillion and 20-30 million innocent civilians their lives.ALL FOR NOTHING. But it makes a great excuse to spread death and misery in the homeland because we can no longer afford social security, Medicare, education, roads or a space program......

So much winning

#16 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-09-14 06:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

So much winning

#16 | POSTED BY BAYVIKING

So much newsworthiness!

#17 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2018-09-15 01:30 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

whoda has a way with words himself.

#18 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-09-15 10:04 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Actually, he's on point and correct.

#10 | POSTED BY BOAZ AT 2018-09-14 02:54 PM | FLAG: BS

You can be as disciplined as you want... well disciplined stupid is still stupid... GWBush is a fine example of well-disciplined stupid.... you are another.

#19 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2018-09-15 11:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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