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User:Bahamut0013/Secret pages

Hi, Bahamut0013. Please update User:Bahamut0013/Secret pages per the closure of the discussion at Wikipedia talk:What Wikipedia is not/Archive 34#Does WP:NOTMYSPACE apply to secret pages? Thanks, Cunard (talk) 02:32, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Milhist coordinator?

The military history wikiproject will soon open the September 2010 coordinator elections to determine who among us will serve on the X Tranche, the coordinator tranche beginning 28 September of this month. The current coordinators have offered up the names of a limited number of editors who we believe would make good coordinators, and your name was included in the list. Therefore, I am leaving this message on behalf of the current milhist coordinators to encourage you to run for the position of coordinator. If you have any questions or comments about the position you are welcome to ask any members of the current coordinator tranche, we would be happy to answer your questions. Note that while this message is being left to encourage you to run for the position you are under no obligation to do so, and if you decide not to run this decision will not be held against you now or at any point in the future.

On belhalf of the Military history Coordinator IX Tranche, TomStar81 (Talk) 00:15, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

Fair enough. Remember to vote when the elections open, and stay safe. TomStar81 (Talk) 23:57, 8 September 2010 (UTC)

The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : LIV (August 2010)

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A recap of the month's new Featured and A-Class articles, including a new featured sound


Our newest A-class medal recipients and this August's top contestants


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"might as well be consistent, then"

Agreed! Pdfpdf (talk) 14:36, 9 September 2010 (UTC)

No big deal, but I'm puzzled. Why? Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 12:14, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

See User_talk:Gnevin#icons_removal

My comments there would apply here. Note in particular that the very first Talk page comment was a request for an identification of insignia on the subject's formal dress.Bdell555 (talk) 13:48, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

ribbons template

If you are one of the ribbons template guys, how do I get, say,

Bronze oak leaf cluster

to work at a width less than 60? I can't add an oak leaf (or leaves) to any ribbon of less than 60px, it seems, without it looking like this:

Bronze oak leaf cluster

So it ends up being a circular argument: don't like the icons because they are too distracting, but can't make them smaller and less distracting, therefore don't like them and delete!Bdell555 (talk) 14:45, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Secret pages 2

FYI, I have created Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Secret pages 2. Cunard (talk) 06:21, 12 September 2010 (UTC)


I draw this discussion to your attention because you applied the {{duplicate}} template. If you choose to respond, please either respond in that discussion, or on my talk page on the commons. Geo Swan (talk) 13:15, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

Chief of Chaplains- military navboxes

Hey, bahamut. As you saw, I put all of the Chief of Chaplains pages I've been working on into the leadership area of the military navboxes. Wouldn't this be correct? The Sergeant Major of the Army is on there, and he's the highest ranking enlisted man/advisor to the Chief of Staff. The Chief of Chaplains is the highest ranking chaplain, and he acts as an advisor as well. Rockhead126 (talk) 19:01, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

Thanks! Didn't know that. Also, I read your bio. Thanks for your service! I have family who have served in the Army in the past, but I, unfortunately wasn't able to join because of my asthma. :( Anyway, looking forward to working with you in the future. Rockhead126 (talk) 19:23, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

Salvatore Giunta's awards and decorations

Bahamut, if you want a better table for Salvatore Giunta's awards and decorations why not got for it instead of reverting to one that has problems including missing an OLC on the PUC which you re-fixed. Mikepolkfan (talk) 00:40, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

I don't understand why you keep deleting the lede from the article. Yes I realize it is somewhat duplicative but thats what the lede does it summarizes the article and is by its very definition duplicative. One sentance does not summerize the article. As the article develops more content will be added and the article will grow so that the lede is less duplicative but the way the lede is written we probably wont need to add too muuch to it for a while. It covers his early life, joining the military, the action and the white house announcement of the approval for him to get the Medal of Honor. I am going to reinstate it one more time and then I will leave a comment on the talk page. If consensus is that one sentance in the lede adequately summarizes the article then fine. --Kumioko (talk) 15:58, 15 September 2010 (UTC)
Yes I am quite aware of what the reference says about what goes in the lede. Im really not interested in getting into an edit war over this, especially this early in the developement of the article and with so many other edits I can spend time with. There are a lot of other MOH articles that arent actively being edited (Miller for example) and right now this one is very active. I will be quite content with letting the masses have their turn at editing the article and once more information and sources are available and the edit volume on the article stabilizes Ill build it up to GA with the others. The bottom line again though is 1 sentance doesn't sum up the article and I am rather suprprised that an editor with as much time on WP as you would think that 1 sentance and 20 words would adequetaly sum up a twice deployed SSgt who is receiving the Medal of Honor. Even if mine was somewhat lengthy duplicative its better than whats there now. Remember the article is about the individual, not the event, so just summarizing the event (even if the event is what establishes notability) does not summerize the article or the individual. --Kumioko (talk) 18:35, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

The Milhist election has started!

The Military history WikiProject coordinator election has started. You are cordially invited to help pick fourteen new coordinators from a pool of twenty candidates. This time round, the term has increased from six to twelve months so it is doubly important that you have your say! Please cast your vote here no later than 23:59 (UTC) on Tuesday, 28 September 2010.

With many thanks in advance for your participation from the coordinator team,  Roger Davies talk 21:20, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

Thank you

Thank you, very much, for your kind words at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/The Most Hated Family in America about my work on the article. Much appreciated. Cheers, -- Cirt (talk) 02:22, 17 September 2010 (UTC)


Hello, Bahamut0013. This message is being sent to inform you that there currently is a discussion at Wikipedia:Wikiquette alerts regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you.

specifically... Geo Swan (talk) 16:44, 17 September 2010 (UTC)


Hi. I uploaded a copy of this file from the Florida Memory Archives. You recently upgraded the image to one from the NARA, but the link is dead and I cannot find a copy or description of the image from the National Archives. Can you fix the link or provide a better one on the image description page?

Thank you. I'm watching your talk page. --Moni3 (talk) 16:34, 24 September 2010 (UTC)

Ooh, I don't normally get to reply on my own talk page. Slight thrill! :P
I didn't actually get the image from NARA, I was provided the image and NARA number from the United States Marine Corps History Division. The NARA hasn't digitized and posted that particular group of images (yet), but Ms. Kaljot from the HD borrowed it to scan it for me for this purpose. If you feel we need to better source it, I can forward you the email correspondance I had with her, which includes a scan of the archive check stub, and possibly run it into OTRS if necessary. I could also try to email NARA again (my original inquiry wasn't responded to, which is why I went to the USMCHD). bahamut0013wordsdeeds 17:03, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
It's not a pressing issue right now. The image is in Draining and development of the Everglades, a featured article, which has to have all the description pages in tip top shape. The article has already appeared on the main page, and it doesn't really get a lot of hits...about 100 a day maybe. So unless someone comes along and pitches a holy conniption about it, it'll probably ok. If that happens, however, I may have to drag you into the fray to explain why the image doesn't appear in the archives upon searching. --Moni3 (talk) 17:40, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
That's fine, just let me know if it's ever an issue. bahamut0013wordsdeeds 19:57, 24 September 2010 (UTC)

Ribbon for vectorization

The ribbon image File:Inter-american defense board medal ribbon.PNG just appeared in the Graphic Lab’s daily Top 4 as a candidate for speedy conversion to vector art. Seeing that you uploaded a small raster version of the same decoration some time ago, and seem now to be set up to produce SVGs of such items, I thought it might be more efficient for you to generate a new version than for someone else to ‘reinvent the wheel’. Odysseus1479 (talk) 01:18, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

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Veteran Corps of Artillery of the State of New York

Sergeant Lemiszki, first my apologies if this response format is incorrect, and secondly nice to make your acquaintance. Thanks for the input to this page. I've started making modification to some of the text on the page (except history..yet), based on your comments (which I have not removed as I want to make sure they are been addressed). Could you review, and let me know if I'm on the right track? I will check this page (and the VCA page) often to see if there any other comments, but if not I will modify your input as I (think) I address them.

Thanks again. I really appreciate your help and your notice.

Regards. Cbaquerizo (talk) 18:27, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

Something for you

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Brazil and weapons of mass destruction

Hey Bahamut! The article Brazil and weapons of mass destruction was recently nominated for deletion. The result was keep and the case was closed yesterday. During the AfD, I inserted a rescue tag to see if we could improve the article. I edited the article and added about 20 reliable sources, including SIPRI, Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control, Arms Control Association,, Global Security Institute, German Council on Foreign Relations,, to name a few. I didn't make any radical changes, I basically reworded some parts (to reflect the sources), improved the lead and added a history section. Now, User:NPguy has reverted all my edits, erasing all the sources. If you have a chance, could you please leave your input on the article's talk page? I think that will really be helpful. Thanks! Limongi (talk) 13:06, 8 October 2010 (UTC)

James Jones

This source seems to indicate he has stepped down. Are you sure? Griffinofwales (talk) Simple English Wikipedia - Come and join! 01:27, 11 October 2010 (UTC)

Vector Images

I have, as of yet, had difficulty with .svg images. They just haven't come out right. I do know that you prefer them, and I will produce these once I can get satisfactory results. I was trying to get the flags to appear uniform for a cleaner look, and I think this did work out. Once I can do this correctly, I will update the older images. SGT141 (talk) 16:58, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

Name shortening

Did I do that? I am sorry! No offence was meant - I was just probably tired and not writing straight. Truly, you come up repeatedly with the most level-headed and clear reasonings on these deletion debates, and I often find myself echoing your reasons. Kind regards from Aotearoa New Zealand, Buckshot06 (talk) 21:27, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

Older Equipment?

Leatherneck, don't feel like a step-child when it comes down to getting older (or newer) equipment. (Adding the statement to the article implies that.) Newer and older are terms which have broad implications. And when it comes to comparing Army and Marine equipment, much of the comparison is apples & oranges. Without a RS, your statement regarding the age of the gear is POV. Indeed, the equipment may be older, but the reasons are myriad. Marines may take better care of their gear so that it lasts longer. The different missions call for different equipment. (Their mission of amphibious landings has given them lots of new landing craft, including highly advanced systems!) Marines are in the forefront of developing non-lethal military gear so in that respect they are getting newer gear. Marine boots are superior. The digital cammies the Marines developed were admired and duplicated by all of the services. Best regards. --S. Rich (talk) 16:26, 17 October 2010 (UTC)

Your edit to United States Marine Corps.--S. Rich (talk) 16:44, 17 October 2010 (UTC)


Yes, I also created File:USS Missouri (BB-63) Awards and Ribbons.PNG. As to your intent to replace them: go for it. I suspect it will be much easier for you to create whatever syntax you need to create to get the ribbons and such displayed correctly. TomStar81 (Talk) 13:52, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

I think I may have a ref for Iowa at home, I would have to look for it though. At the moment I need to get off this laptop cuz my friend is coming back, but if I get a chance I'll see about getting you the Iowa info tomorrow.
Ok, I went looking for Iowa's ribbons at home and could not locate such an image, so I went fishing online and found two sources you may or may not be able to use to get an accurate picture of what Iowa received. The first is here, but Iowa appears to be on duty and thus I would take that one with a grain of salt. The other is here, but the image is small and thus may not be easiest source to go by for a ribbon recreation for the article. I do like this source just a little bit more than the other though since this one seems to be coming from the USN, so I suspect that the ribbon collection is both accurate and up to date in this one. I hope this helps, if not, then I can try again on Monday. TomStar81 (Talk) 19:54, 22 October 2010 (UTC)


See Wikipedia talk:RFA#Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Cliffmore. –xenotalk 20:16, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : LV (September 2010)

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Our newest A-class medal recipients, this September's top contestants, plus the reviewers' Roll of Honour (Apr-Sep 2010)


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Nomination of List of cadet units in British Columbia for deletion

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Your Page

Marine (bahamut0013), how did you get your profile like this with the tabs and stuff? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Spencer1157 (talkcontribs) 22:53, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

Thank you

Thank you for explaining to the ip person on Talk:Peter Pace about my message, and also the subsequent defending of the General's medals. You were very civil and deserve a tasty cookie! Gaia Octavia Agrippa Talk


Hi, I read your edit on the Carrier Air Wing Nine page, where you removed VMFA-323 from the wing (someone unnamed put it in). However, I disagree with your view that VMFA-323 is only "temporarily" assigned to CVW-9. The question is, how you define "temorarily", as VMFA-323 is assigned to CVW-9 since 2007. To reduce costs, the US Navy assigned USMC VMFA units to its CVWs for over a decade now. Be that as it may, in my understanding the list of squadrons of a CVW would incorporate all squadrons assigned at this moment, like during a deployment. Then, of course, an update is always neccessary - and useful in my opinion. Greetings Cobatfor (talk) 13:48, 30 October 2010 (UTC)

The image on Marine Corps

I was using it to illustrate "Mission", but maybe I really don't know enough about the US Marines to be doing that, so sorry. --occono (talk) 17:25, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

Should I put the image on the II_Marine_Expeditionary_Force article?--occono (talk) 00:53, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

PFT scores for USMC OCS


Forgive me if my Wikipedia etiquette is wrong. I'm a newbie.

I added to the USMC OCS article that competition usually requires that scores be much higher than 225. Don't you think that a potential officer candidate would like to know that a 225 PFT will be extremely uncompetitive when applying to OCC? My recruiter has made it clear that scores lower than 270 stand a much lower chance of being selected. He also told me that the scores of selected individuals from the last class averaged to be 292. I believe the information presented in this sentence is incomplete, if not downright misleading.

As you have been maintaining this page, I will defer to you, but I look forward to your response. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:16, 3 November 2010 (UTC)

Happy Birthday

I just wanted to stop and wish you a happy Birthday Marine. --Kumioko (talk) 15:50, 10 November 2010 (UTC)


Happy Birthday , Marine
I'll second that. Happy belated Birthday--Looper5920 (talk) 04:26, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

Happy Veteran's Day

Just wanted to wish you a happy Veteran's Day! Thanks for keeping me and so many others free and safe. TomStar81 (Talk) 02:06, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

Replaceable fair use File:Cigar Marine.jpg

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You may be interested to take a look at Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2010_November_12#Merge_Category:Military_bases_and_Category:Military_facilities_into_new_Category:Military_installations Buckshot06 (talk) 22:34, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LVI, October 2010

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy WHAT? It sure ain't happy for me!

Happy Thanksgiving Tony the Marine (talk), 25 November 2010

Your help desk question

Hey, I just noticed your question on the help desk about templates similar to {{as of}}. I have a couple of things I wanted to add, but I didn't want to add them on the Help Desk because the discussion's resolved. The template {{update after}} is useful for things that need to be updated after a certain date. To use it, put {{update after|year|month|day}}. Once the date specified in the parameters has been reached, [needs update] will show up. The template will place the page in the category Category:Wikipedia articles in need of updating. You don't need to fill in all of the date parameters. For example, you can just fill in the year parameter, or just the year and month parameter.

Another helpful template is {{show by date}}. Its parameters are {{show by date|year|month|day|text before|text after}}. For example, if a celebrity is getting married on 25 November 2010, then you could put the following in his personal life section: {{show by date|2010|11|25|Smith and Jones will be married on 25 November|Smith and Jones were married on 25 November 2010}}.

If you want to get the time since a certain date or figure out something like how long 6 weeks is from today, you can probably use magic words in conjunction with the template {{date}}. I could probably puzzle that out, but I'm a bit tired right now.

I hope this helps! --- cymru lass (hit me up)(background check) 18:33, 24 November 2010 (UTC)

You're welcome. Happy editing! Face-smile.svg --- cymru lass (hit me up)(background check) 18:40, 26 November 2010 (UTC)

Corrections to "MCMAP"

I am an active duty black belt (MAI) instructor in MCMAP and stumbled upon this incorrect entry. I changed the hours needed for belt advancement based on the 15 November 2010 Marine Corps Order 1500.59. You need to read it. Your numbers are wrong, I corrected them, yet you reverted back to the incorrect numbers. You need to check your most recent sources if you're going to delete something that important. Secondly, I deleted your "nicknames" section for MCMAP. I don't know how many active duty Marines you associate with, but none, and I mean none, use the euphemisms that you listed. You can call the MACE in Quantico, VA and they will back me on this. Back in 2001, maybe a few Marines made those slang terms up, but they are no longer used. They need to be removed.

Your citations are out of date (1500.54a). Click on the link below, read it, and since you won't accept my corrections, you make the changes: —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:41, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

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Hi, mate, I just had a look over your editorial submission for the Milhist newsletter. It looks okay to me (but I've not had much to do with that side of the house so far), but I found a couple of typos (e.g "unitiated" should be "uninitiated"). As it is in your userspace I didn't want to barge in and fix them without asking first. Do you mind if I take a run through it? No dramas if you don't want me to. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) 11:22, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

OMT in the Signpost

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The Bugle: Issue LVII, November 2010

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Good Editorial, Marine

Excellent editorial by you in the The Bugle: Issue LVII, November 2010. You covered the questions I had about deletions rather well and with excellent writing style. Thanks for your contributions and keep up the good work. Cuprum17 (talk) 00:33, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

Deletions from McClellan page

I created the McClellan page and uploaded both illustrations, primarily because of McClellan's role in Manookian's career. I don’t mind your adding to or correcting the page. However, I do strongly object to your deleting material, unless you have reason to believe it is false. Wmpearl (talk) 01:59, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

The article is not being held hostage by me, it is being censored by you. You appear to be of the opinion that only you are qualified to determine what is worthy of Wikipedia. The notion that each statement in an article must not only be referenced as a previously published and verifiable fact, but also referenced to verify its importance, is an entirely new concept to me. Wmpearl (talk) 01:28, 15 December 2010 (UTC)

I see you've met Wmpearl, Bahamut. She is incorrigible on all issues related to article maintenance and improvement, so don't waste your time. Viriditas (talk) 23:53, 21 December 2010 (UTC)
Well, I think we made it work out OK. bahamut0013wordsdeeds 12:39, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

AfD discussion

Greetings, can you join the airsoft discussion here since you were able to help on the other one? Here: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/SLR105 A1 Thanks, TheFSAviatorT 22:25, 16 December 2010 (UTC)

By the way, I added the rest of the gun articles onto one AfD nomination. TheFSAviatorT 02:41, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

Feliz Navidad y un Prospero Año Nuevo

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Well my brother, here is wishing you the best. Tony the Marine (talk) 19:15, 16 December 2010 (UTC)

It's like warning both benches in baseball

Greetings! I stumbled onto the edits made by DoD GS-13 San Diego (talk · contribs) to Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. Looking at the edit history, it looks like you've been the participants in…let's call it a ping-pong game over some edits to the article related to access to its recreational and support facilities. I've made a bold edit that hopefully is a compromise between the two. I also warned DoD GS-13 San Diego over his edits to that page. Accordingly, I need to bring up two points here:

  • It takes two to edit war. I trust that you will, rather than continue to revert the article, bring up any concerns you have about it on the talk page. That will allow wider consensus to be gained.
  • Based on his username, it appears the other user has a conflict of interest with the subject. Based on information on your user page, you have the appearance of a possible COI. In-field familiarity brings expertise to articles, but sometimes it requires stepping back and being cautious with edits.

I know this isn't your first rodeo, but it probably is the other editor's, so please, any assistance you can give to guide them toward the appropriate policies is welcome. I'll be watching the article to see how it develops. —C.Fred (talk) 18:55, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

RfC spell check

Hi. This is just a note letting you know that I spell checked your comments. I hope you don't mind. Viriditas (talk) 00:07, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

Could use your assisstance

Take a look at this page......Ricardo C Binns. Could use some help that i am unable to give at the moment. Thanks. --Looper5920 (talk) 06:36, 23 December 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the offer

here, although so far, there's not a lot of scut work to do, Robert. But I'm going to be opposing some articles at WP:MHRA now for failure to comply, so I might need a bodyguard. Better yet ... feel free to suggest changes to the list, or jump in and lead confused people through the process. - Dank (push to talk) 02:22, 26 December 2010 (UTC)

"avoid defining it in the article unless it is critical.": well, sure, full definitions are generally a distraction. OTOH, MOS says, and the style guidelines have generally said, "Jargon should be explained or avoided", "jargon" meaning anything that non-specialists may have a hard time with. For instance, at Logistics at the Battle of Pusan Perimeter, I added a quick "the management of personnel and materiel" for "logistics". - Dank (push to talk) 01:40, 28 December 2010 (UTC)

Invitation to join WikiProject United States

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Hello, Bahamut0013/Archive 11! WikiProject United States, an outreach effort supporting development of United States related articles in Wikipedia, has recently been restarted after a long period of inactivity. As a user who has shown an interest in United States related topics we wanted to invite you to join us in developing content relating to the United States. If you are interested please add your Username and area of interest to the members page here. Thank you!!!

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Glad to see you added your name to the Project!. Please let me know if you have any questions, commments or suggestions. --Kumioko (talk) 15:07, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Milhist A-Class and Peer Reviews Oct–Dec 2010

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Help With Marine Corps War College Wikipedia Page

My name is Jared Dalton and I have taken over the MCWAR wikipedia page project from Jill Clay as she has PCS'ed. I was forwarded your comments on her user page and wanted to make initial contact with you to see what I need to provide to you in order to get this page created in a way that will hopefully keep it from getting deleted anymore? The intent from the Director of MCWAR is a stand alone wikipedia page if possible, however, in your comments you did mention possibly being able to make it a subsection to the MCU page. Ultimately the desired endstate is MCWAR on wikipedia, so whatever that ends up taking. I have no history on wikipedia, and barely pass as computer saavy, so I am definitely treading in unknown waters right now. I am more than willing to do the leg work, research, and typing, but we definitely need outside support to get this page permanently posted. The easiest form of contact for me would be through email at JARED.DALTON@USMC.MIL. Please just let me know what works best for you and how to begin. Thank you for your time and assistance so far. (talk) 14:19, 5 January 2011 (UTC)2ndLt Jared Dalton

Portal question

Now that WikiProject US has started to take hold I would like to start working on Portal:United States as well. I think the basic portal itself is good but some of the content might need to be updated and I would like to eventually get it a featured portal. I know you got the United States Marine Corps portal to featured so I was hoping you might have some advice for to do the same with United States. --Kumioko (talk) 03:21, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, I didn't really mean for you to have to do it but any help you can provide (even if just advice) would be greatly apperciated. --Kumioko (talk) 18:22, 6 January 2011 (UTC)


MCO 1500.59 - Please read it. Your information is outdated. The MARADMIN came out canceling 1500.54 (a & b). —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:07, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

You finally referenced it, so we are OK. I'll clean up the manner in which you screwed up the referencing for you. bahamut0013wordsdeeds 12:44, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Holly Graf

FYI: I think you missed inserting your sig after my post in the above Afd. Cheers! Location (talk) 15:45, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

New Years Message for WikiProject United States

With the first of what I hope will be monthly newsletters I again want to welcome you to the project and hope that as we all work together through the year we can expand the project, create missing articles and generally improve the pedia thought mutual cooperation and support. Now that we have a project and a solid pool of willing members I wanted to strike while the iron is hot and solicite help in doing a few things that I believe is a good next step in solidifiing the project. I have outlined a few suggestions where you can help with on the projects talk page. This includes but is not limited too updating Portal:United States, assessing the remaining US related articles that haven't been assessed, eliminating the Unrefernced BLP's and others. If you have other suggestions or are interested in doing other things feel free. I just wanted to offer a few suggestions were additional help is needed. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, comments or suggestions or you can always post something on the projects talk page. --Kumioko (talk) 02:36, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LVIII, December 2010

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Battleships and nuclear weaponry

Remember when I told you that I remembered reading that Greenpeace alleged the battleships had nuclear tomahawks, but could not locate the source to back it up? Well guess what: I found it (its a pdf file, just an FYI, look at pg 8 & 9). For good measure, I also found this which suggests that the battleships were capable of firing nuclear missiles. I'm not sure how WP:RS applies to the former here, but I do know that if we add this source to the article and combine it with actual US navy material stating that the battleships did not fire their total tomahawk complement it could in theory (specifically WP:V theory) provide a good explanation as to why the battleships did not empty all 32 of their tomahawk missiles at Iraqi targets. Just food for thought. Drop me a line and let me know what you think, and I'll make my next move from there. TomStar81 (Talk) 03:40, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

Ok, I put the info in the article's refit armament section, along with cites to three sources and a note about the number of tomahawks carried v number of tomahawks fired during the 1991 gulf war. Let me know what you think about the additions. TomStar81 (Talk) 07:56, 22 January 2011 (UTC)


Im planning to make an article for William G. Dickinson the founder of Chula Vista but every sources calls him a Colonel. I dont know if he was in the military. I saw you helped the Nick Popaditch article and i thought maybe you can help me with the article. Im making the article in my Sandbox. Right now its just a userbox and some sources im going to use. Spongie555 (talk) 03:34, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

Re:Requested move

I think that I can do that, however I recommend that you bring up the subject at Talk:Department of the Air Force for seven days before I do so, thereby avoiding any complaints that nobody was adviced as to our intentions. Semper Fi, Tony the Marine (talk) 19:15, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Iowa class battleship Peer Review

The Iowa class battleship Peer Review will be closing in the next few days. If you have any additional comments, questions, suggestions, complaints, or advise on how to improve the article, or if you wish to strike any comments you believe to have been addressed, please do so now before the review closes. TomStar81 (Talk) 23:47, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

On an unrelated note, thanks for the funny face, and you're right: I did sign my name twice. That was m'bad :) TomStar81 (Talk) 23:47, 27 January 2011 (UTC)


I didn't remove them, just hid them in an attempt to clean up the front page. We don't need anything about the phases on the main page... it just makes it even longer than it already is (WP:TLDR). Why not but them onto a subpage and link to it? Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 16:25, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

Okay. Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 18:09, 31 January 2011 (UTC)


I was checking, but there is no content in the Department of the Air Force to move to the United States Department of the Air Force. What to do? Tony the Marine (talk) 17:21, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

New WikiProject United States Newsletter: February 2011 edition

Starting with the February 2011 issue WikiProject United States has established a newsletter to inform anyone interested in United States related topics of the latest changes. This newsletter will not only discuss issues relating to WikiProject United States but also:

  1. Portal:United States
  2. the United States Wikipedians Noticeboard
  3. the United States Wikipedians collaboration of the Month - The collaboration article for February is Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution
  4. and changes to Wikipolicy, events and other things that may be of interest to you.

You may read or assist in writing the newsletter, subscribe, unsubscribe or change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you by following this link. If you have an idea for improving the newsletter please leave a message on my talk page or the Newsletters talk page. --Kumioko (talk) 20:34, 4 February 2011 (UTC)


Your right, Good catch. I hadn't meant it to be that way and didn't notice it. I'll make sure I fix that for next month. Hopefully I won't be the only one working on it for next month. Please let me know if you have any more suggestions. --Kumioko (talk) 21:05, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

Civilian deaths by aerial bombing. . .

. . . has gone to AfD. Srnec (talk) 05:18, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

Angelo Zawaydeh

First I would like to thank you for while in my absence you were the only one to find any merit in the article Angelo Zawaydeh. It has been since been userfied and can be found here. I am wondering if you can be of any assistance in improving the article so that it can mature to the point where it can withstand a future AFD. The userfying admin said he believes article falls under WP:NOTMEMORIAL, and as we have seen in the past that line of reasoning has been used for a reason for supporting deletion in the past regardless of use of reliable sources establishing article subject meets WP:GNG.--RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 11:58, 15 February 2011 (UTC)

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3rd & 4th Civil Affairs Groups

Hey, Sergeant Lemiszki, seems to me you've got an interest in the USMC. Here are a couple of articles that need work: 3rd Civil Affairs Group & 4th Civil Affairs Group. Are you interested? Oorah (Marines)! --S. Rich (talk) 05:39, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

The Bugle: Volume LVIX, January 2011

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