Melania Trump attended the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign at the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington DC on Wednesday. The first lady certainly looked like she was in a festive mood wearing a holiday-inspired ensemble. Show More Summary
Kris Osborn Security, Expanding threats such as near peer surface and aerial combat platforms, coupled with emerging cyber, space and electronic warfare threats, are driving the Pentagon to accelerate multi-domain warfare tactics. Air-ground...Show More Summary
(Office of Naval Research) Autonomy options for the Marine Corps have taken a major step forward, as officials at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced today a successful final helicopter flight demonstration with autonomous capability at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., part of the Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System (AACUS) program.
The United States Marine Corps has finally officially announced its adoption of the 5.56mm M855A1 EPR round, developed in the late 2000s by the US Army, marking an important step towards ammunition commonality between the two services. Show More Summary
DANA POINT Marines and their families were hosted for the fifth year aboard Dana Wharf Whale Watching’s Reel Fun during the kick-off for the 43rd annual Dana Point Boat Parade. The event was coordinated by the Marine Corps League, a nonprofit group dedicated to preserving and promoting the interest of the United States Marine Corps. […]
The Marine Corps has completed testing for lighter, tropical uniforms that are being compared to pajamas.
Kris Osborn Security, Air Force F-35s and F-16s flew over the region in a transparent attempt to show combat readiness to North Korea. While Marine Corps F-35B aircraft have been deployed to Japan for months, this new deployment is the...Show More Summary
Hondo told us that Archie Newell’s earthly remains were identified from Betio Island in June. The Capitol Journal reports that his trip home ended at Arlington National Cemetery yesterday. A burial for Marine Corps Private Archie Newell is to take place Friday. Remains of the serviceman killed in November 1943 were identified after they were […]
Marksmanship, the ability to shoot accurately and service targets with the minimum expenditure of ammunition, has always been part of the U.S. Marine Corps ethos. The adoption of the M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle over the older M249 Squad Automatic Weapon marks a return to that ethos across the service at the small unit level. Show More Summary
Kyle Mizokami Security, The M27 has become so well liked in August 2017 the Marine Corps issued an intent notice to procure another 50,000 rifles—enough to equip every infantryman and automatic rifleman in front-line combat units. Marksmanship,...Show More Summary
Maj. Matthew Peterson suggests in the December issue of “Marine Corps Gazette” that the Marines form a “Marine Legion."
Kyle Mizokami Security, Killers you need to know about The PK was also invented by Mikhail Kalashnikov. Although it resembles the M240, it is in the same class as the U.S. Marine Corps’ M-27 Infantry Automatic Rifle, or the NATO Minimi/M-249 Squad Automatic Weapon. Show More Summary
World Fuel Services Corporation is a Fortune 100 company that is based in Miami, Florida. It provides marketing and financing of aviation, marine and ground transportation fuel products and related services to commercial and corporate aircraft, petroleum distributors and ships at more than 3,500 locations around the world. Show More Summary
Kris Osborn Security, And that is a big deal. Being engineered for a carrier, the F-35C's 51-foot wingspan is larger than the Air Force's F-35A and Marine Corps' F-35B short take-off-and-landing variants. The fighter is configured to carry 19,000 pounds of fuel and 18,000 pounds of weapons. Show More Summary
The Marine Corps crackdown on an epidemic of hazing at Camp Pendleton now includes at least one court-martial decision. Cpl. K.D. Lee of Camp Pendleton’s 7th Engineer Support Battalion of the 1st Marine Logistic Group pleaded guilty recently at summary court-martial to belittling and berating a...
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Wesley Fox, a retired Marine Corps colonel who received the Medal of Honor for rallying his men during a Vietnam War operation that decimated enemy sanctuaries along the mountain jungle border with Laos, died Nov. 24 at his home in Blacksburg, Virginia. Show More Summary
Shortly after the entry of the United States into World War II, Philip Johnston approached the Marine Corps with a proposal that could help tip the scales in the Pacific Theater. Read more Comments
Trump just attacked Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas” at a White House event honoring the elderly surviving members of the Navajo Code Talkers, who were recruited by the Marine Corps during World War II to deliver messages that the Japanese were unable to translate. Show More Summary
Bobo sends us the sad news that retired United States Maine Corps Colonel Wesley Lee Fox has passed at the age of 86. The Herndon, Virginia native served in the USMC for 43 years. He’s considered a legend among Marines. Fox was a Mustang officer who began his service in the Korean War. He was […]