Well Done C. Co. quaternary AABn! You did expert function together with carried the Marine Corps banner nicely!….Photo yesteryear Pfc. Samantha Schwoch

U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Robert Ross, department leader of Charlie Company, quaternary Assault Amphibian Battalion, quaternary Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, is welcomed dorsum from his children at U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Center, Galveston, Texas afterwards several days of search together with rescues operations inwards immediate response to Hurricane Harvey on Sept. 3, 2017. quaternary AAV Bn spent the calendar week assisting inwards disaster relief efforts alongside the Galveston Fire Department, rescuing over 300 people, executing multiple medical evacuations, together with delivering supplies.

Ain’t it funny how planning never industrial plant out the way y’all await or want? The Marine Corps was trying to spool upward its aviation centric philosophy to reply to the emergency simply things didn’t unfold the correct way.

I tin bathroom imagine in that location is a planner running closed to HQMC that had visions of MV-22’s swooping inwards together with capturing the imagination of the American people piece at the same fourth dimension putting critics of the concept similar me inwards our place.

I tin bathroom imagine they’re all huddled inwards a corner correct forthwith saying….

What happened instead?

Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 grouping of reservists.  Marines inwards C. Co. quaternary AABn, responded to the telephone scream upward inwards a timely manner.  They had their rigs inwards proper running lodge every bit they should endure together with they were prepare to become at the drib of a hat.

We saw all sorts of emergency responders.  Law Enforcement/other laid out responders, Border Patrol, Customs, Wildlife & Game Enforcement, Coast Guard, U.S.A. of America Army National Guard, U.S.A. of America Army Reserve, USAF, USAF Reserve, U.S.A. of America Navy…the listing goes on.

At the presser that the NorthCom Commander gave alongside the Texas Governor she rattled off way afterwards way together with when she got to the Marines she stated that the 26th MEU would endure enroute…if needed.

It was plenty to brand me desire to punch walls.

When the American people needed our assist nosotros were nowhere to endure institute piece every other swinging dick together with lopsided ovary was scrambling all over the place.

But hence John sent me a link to some pics together with videos posted online of C. Co. quaternary AABn doing work.  Doing proficient operate together with my view sang.  Those bubbas were convoying thru the small-scale towns to furnish disaster relief together with people were stopping together with cheering them on.  Do y’all know how proficient it is to remove heed some say “Fuck yep those are U.S.A. of America Marines”!

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Well fucking done C. Co. quaternary AABn.  You accept earned every fleck of that humanitarian medal y’all should endure nearly to have inwards a distich of months. But fifty-fifty to a greater extent than than that y’all did the deed, when needed, NOT on a unusual shore simply hither inwards America.  Additionally y’all carried the banner for the Marine Corps. America’s forcefulness inwards readiness was NOT prepare for this disaster simply an chemical component of it was. Again.  Well done C. Co.!

Note.  Lessons learned?  Whoever nosotros accept working our NorthCom desk either needs to endure retrained or fired.  To intend that nosotros weren’t ramped upward to the same extent as the other services is unthinkable.  It’s totally unsat.  If we’re gonna waste materials coin having people assigned to that ascendency HQ hence nosotros ameliorate endure to a greater extent than into the loop hence that nosotros tin bathroom run into the needs of the American people during times of crisis.  You can’t acquire ready.  You accept to BE READY.
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