Matthew Callahan joined the US Marine Corps six years ago, where he now serves as a combat correspondent. Recently, he’s been working on a photography project called Galactic Warfighters, showing off the wars in Star Wars. Read more...
In the early morning hours on July 4th, 1986, 21-year-old Lance Corporal Howard A. Foote Jr. climbed a ladder leading into the cockpit of an A-4M Skyhawk. He started the jet up, taxied to one of Marine Corps Air Station El Toro’s runways—which was unlit at the time—and pushed the throttles forward. Show More Summary
The National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Va., is scheduled to close for three months in 2016.
SeaVees‘ new boot was inspired by the ones worn by the US Marine Corps back in the ’60s. It has a weathered roughout leather upper that’s been polished at the heel and toe, a comfortable leather-lined insole and a lightweight rubber outsole.
The US Marine Corps awarded separate contracts to BAE and SAIC worth a total of $225 million to build competing prototypes for the service’s long-awaited next-generation Amphibious Combat Vehicle.
25 November 2015 Image credit: U.S. Marine Corps. H/T @DCDude1776 for the heads-up By David Cenciotti A U.S. Marine Corps Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft is depicted with seemingly solid rotor disks. The image in this post shows a U.S. Marine...Show More Summary
The Marine Corps chose BAE and SAIC from a field of five competitors to build competing prototypes for the long-awaited Amphibious Combat Vehicle. BAE, a dominant player in tracked armored vehicles, had teamed with Italian armsmaker Iveco to offer a variant of the Italians’ wheeled SuperAV. Show More Summary
HONOLULU (AP) — A hybrid aircraft that crashed in Hawaii this year, killing two Marines, flew in sandy or dusty conditions for an extended period before its engine stalled, the U.S. Marine Corps said Monday. An investigation found the stalled left engine put the MV-22 Osprey in an unavoidable freefall, U.S. Show More Summary
The Navy and Marine Corps should explore ways to make Marine aircraft a more useful part of the naval battle force – using alternate mixes of aircraft types on amphibious ship flight decks, finding additional missions for those aircraft,...Show More Summary
The folks at Military Phonies send us their work on this fellow, Randy Ray Ward, who claims to be a survivor of the Beirut bombing in October 1983. He has a still-growing rack of ribbons, probably because the Marine Corps is still discovering his derring-do years afterward; But, no, he spent about a month in […]
Riverdale Mills Corp. v. Cavatorta North America, Inc., 2015 WL 7295541, No. 4:15-CV-40132 (Nov. 18, 2015) Riverdale makes welded wire mesh for use in marine traps using a “galvanized after welding” (GAW) process followed by a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) coating (GAW + PVC). Show More Summary
Reader Everett snapped this image of a church sign on Marine Corps Base Hawaii:
Picking RB Karlos Williams in the 2015 draft has paid off for the Bills. On Sunday the Dolphins will honor WR Rishard Matthews’s brother Christopher Ruiz, who served in the Marine Corps and died in a plane crash last month while working as a civilian contractor in Afghanistan. Would the Patriots benefit from a regular season…
A Democratic lawmaker who was twice decorated for heroism fighting in Iraq in 2004 and 2004 –earning him the Bronze Star and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation for valor — came under fire from a foe closer to home when he was attacked by a Fox News host for refusing to vote for a...
Naval Aviation rejoined the fight against ISIL Nov. 19 when AV-8B Harriers launched from the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge.
A U.S. Marine Corps veteran and award-winning author questioned whether America truly is the “home of the brave” after lawmakers voted to suspend resettlement of Syrian refugees. Phil Klay served as a Marine in combat during the 2007 and 2008 troop surge in Iraq, and he won the National...
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff announced today that Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell has been selected to replace Marine Corps Sgt. Maj.
The Spanish Navy (Armada Española) has claimed to be the first non-US naval service to embark a squadron of the US Marine Corps' (USMC's) Bell Boeing MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft on board one of its ships. The embarkation took place...Show More Summary
The Marine Corps aviation community is keeping busy preparing to send its first F-35B Joint Strike Fighters to Japan in January 2017, ensuring the training and logistics pipelines are ready for global deployment of the new plane, the...Show More Summary