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Mindfulness in the Military

Sprinkling "Omm" mantras between "Ooh Rah!" battle cries can pay dividends for members of the Marine Corps and other branches of the military. According to a growing body of research, regular meditation improves the wellbeing of military...Show More Summary

Gary Erdman; phony Marine sniper

The folks at Military Phonies send us their work on this fellow Gary Erdman. Apparently, he did have four years in Marine Corps, but that wasn’t good enough for him. Here’s what he claims to have earned in his claimed ten years of service; From a really sad copy of his DD214 that the NPRC […]

Pentagon: Prison Inmates Produced Thousands of Defective Helmets

Contractors allegedly sold the Army and Marine Corps thousands of ballistic helmets made by inmates containing numerous defects.

Raytheon Gets $30.1Mln Contract to Supply Turrets for US Marines Vehicles

Raytheon has won a $30 million contract to manufacture 20 turrets for the US Marine Corps’ LAV-25 light armored vehicle, the Department of Defense announced.

In Idaho, there's no insanity defense for accused shooter who says he was fighting aliens

In most states, the man accused of shooting pastor Tim Remington six times in broad daylight might have a strong defense to offer at trial. Kyle Odom, a 30-year-old Marine Corps veteran, has a history of mental illness and said he believed that Remington was part of an alien conspiracy to enslave...

US ‘Needless’ Interservice Rivalries Drive Up Defense Costs

Needless competition over aviation roles and missions between the US Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps leads to duplication of effort and increases the costs to defend the United States, former Air Force Chief of Staff General Merrill McPeak told Sputnik.

Once Again, No Female Marines Will Graduate from the Infantry Officer Course

When reality is allowed to confront ideology, reality wins: The only female officer enrolled in the Marine Corps’ Infantry Officer’s Course has dropped out after failing to complete two conditioning hikes last month, according to the...Show More Summary

Sole female Marine drops out of Infantry training

CNN reports that the only female class member of the latest Marine Corps Infantry officer course has dropped along with 33 of her fellow male classmates. It was her second attempt and she won’t get another shot at an infantry assignment; In January, then-head of Southern Command, Marine Gen. John Kelly, cast doubt on whether […]

Looking for a Few Good Women, US Marines Solicit Girls' High School Sports

With the Pentagon’s recent decision that women can serve in military combat roles, the US Marine Corps is now looking to high schools across the country for its recruitment.

USMC Launches CH-53E Refurbishment, Upgrade Program

U.S. Marine Corps has begun a full reset of its CH-53E Super Stallion heavy lift helicopters, an effort aimed at significantly increasing the number of operationally fit aircraft and addressing systemic issues, which in recent years drove the platform’s readiness level to unsustainable depths. The issue first came to light following the January 2014 crash

Marine Corps turns enlistment push to women

last weekNews : The Newsroom

Recruiters are targeting a specific group to find candidates that meet the force's rigorous physical standards.

Warship to Be Named for Fabled Marine John Basilone

A legendary and much honored figure in Marine Corps history is slated to receive another tribute next week at Camp Pendleton.

Top US Marine says smartphone society has made soldiers soft - CNET

General Robert B. Neller, commandant of the US Marines Corps, says soldiers may need to leave their phones at home.

US Marines Complete Tests on New Armed Unmanned Vehicle (VIDEO)

The Marine Corps recently completed a series of field tests in the California desert using new technology that includes a gun-equipped unmanned vehicle. Manufactured by General Dynamics, the Multi-Utility Tactical Transport Vehicle, or MUTT, is designed to relieve troops on foot.

Monifa Sterling’s BCD upheld

The Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces ruled in the case against former Marine Corps Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling who claimed that her supervisor violated her religious rights by making her take down some Bible verses she had posted in her shared workspace. Folks like the Becket Fund would have you think that it’s […]

Marine Corps Corporal, Navy Police Officer Charged with Battery

A Marine Corps corporal and a Navy military policeman from Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay have been jailed for their alleged roles in a July 3 altercation.

Marine Corps 1st Lt. Stanley Johnson comes home

Bobo sends us a link to DPAA which reports that Marine Corps 1st Lt. Stanley Johnson is on his way home after his earthly remains were identified dating from an aircraft crash in December, 1965; On Dec. 3, 1965, Johnson was the co-pilot of an UH-34D helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364, Marine […]

Is the US Marine Corps Ready for the Wars of the Future?

Dave Majumdar Security, Could America go toe to toe against a nation using 'hybrid warfare?'  The United States Marine Corps will have to adapt to face off against emerging threats in 2025 and beyond. While the Marines had developedShow More Summary

US Forces Lack Training Against Near-Peer Competitors - Marine Corps Commandant

The US Armed Forces lack training to counter adversaries with near-peer fighting capabilities, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller said.

Rep. Darrell Issa’s Trump support could cost him as Dem Marine opponent surges

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Rep. Darrell Issa’s (R-CA) road to an eighth re-election has become rockier with the rise in support for the Democratic Marine Corps veteran challenging him this year, the Orange County Register reported. After winning by at least 30 percentage points in the 2012 and 2014 primaries, Issa only...

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