If you want to quantify the fleet size and squadron structure of nearly every type of Marine Corps aircraft in service, this graphic is your awesome go-to guide. Read more...
A photo of U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Caleb Earwood and his bride Maggie sharing an emotional moment before their wedding in Asheville, North Carolina this Memorial Day weekend has gone viral. One look at the powerful shot and it's easyShow More Summary
As Memorial Day prompts us to remember the fallen soldiers who fought for our country, so too are we reminded that Kristin Cavallari once attended a Marine Corps Ball in San Diego, California. In 2011, Kristin said “yes” to Lance Cpl. Jonathan Burkett when he asked her to the dance on Twitter. Read more...
The U.S. Marine Corps has a long history of making due with modest resources. In fact, the Corps prides itself on being able to fight and win in austere circumstances. One thing Marines can usually count on, though, is Navy-operated amphibious warships that provide unfettered mobility in littoral regions. Unfortunately, regional [...]
When it comes to vehicles used by the U.S. military, the HMMWV (Humvee) and other front-line trucks are perhaps the most recognizable, but one of the workhorses used by the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy is the Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) built by Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Corporation. Show More Summary
AAAV/ EFV, swim mode(click to view full) The US Marine Corps’ AAVP7 Amtracs have been their primary ship to shore amphibious armored personnel carrier for a long time; the AAV7A1 was initially fielded in 1972, and underwent a major service life extension program and product improvement program from 1983-1993. The Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle was the […]
This year, it’s popular for veterans to rail against the folks who have never served. For example, Jennie Haskamp, a Marine Corps veteran writes in the pages of the Washington Post that “I’m a veteran, and I hate ‘Happy Memorial Day.’” She does the gratuitous “Memorial Day isn’t for barbecues” thing. n the other side, […]
Will Fischer is a Marine Corps veteran of the war in Iraq and the executive director of the Union Veterans Council. To join or learn more about the council, visit www.unionveterans.org and like us on Facebook. Today is Memorial Day.Show More Summary
The smallest distraction can break a golfer's concentration and ruin their shot, so how would they react to tanks and explosions? If they were at the 18 hole course at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, last week, probably not at all. Show More Summary
The gang at Military Phonies send us their work on this John J. Trapanotto, Jr. who pretends to be an active duty Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel nearing his 30 year retirement. Sound familiar? Yep, it’s the same line that many dating scammers use, and he’s one of them. Folks who know can tell you that […]
Last year, the US Marine Corps became the first military branch to pass a financial audit in the 20 years since such audits were required by law – and it did so because the Pentagon signed off on flawed records, an investigation by Reuters found.
Six U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II jet aircraft arrived Monday evening aboard the USS WASP off the coast of the United States’ Eastern Seaboard to mark the beginning of the first shipboard phase of the F-35B Operational Test (OT-1). […]
Americas The Marine Corps has begun testing its F-35Bs aboard USS Wasp (LHD-1), with these tests set to last two weeks. Six of the aircraft are being tested for specific abilities as part of Operational Testing (OT-1); these include digital interoperability between aircraft and ship systems, something particularly sensitive given the aircraft’s recent software problems. […]
One Marine remained in critical condition Monday and three others were still hospitalized one day after their aircraft crashed in Hawaii, killing one Marine, the Marine Corps said.
A lot of money there, and I bet they’ve just scratched the surface. If someone could scarf up all the TOW wires, now that’d be a real windfall. But not enough to buy a single F-35.
Under Armour is apologizing and promising to stop selling a T-shirt dubbed “Band of Ballers” after complaints that its image of basketball players raising a hoop closely mirrored the style of the Marine Corps War Memorial. That memorial is based on a famous photograph taken of soldiers raising a U.S. flag on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima during World … [More]
TOKYO (AP) — A fatal crash of a U.S. Marine Corps aircraft in Hawaii has renewed safety concerns in Japan, where more of the Ospreys will be deployed. Gov. Takeshi Onaga on the southern island of Okinawa says flights of the hybrid aircraft should be suspended until the cause of the crash is found. Show More Summary
HONOLULU (AP) — A Marine Corps Osprey aircraft caught fire after crashing during a "hard landing" in Hawaii on Sunday, killing one Marine and sending 21 other people to hospitals. Dark smoke from the fire billowed into the sky as rescuers made their way to the scene at Bellows Air Force Station on Oahu.
HONOLULU (AP) — A Marine Corps Osprey aircraft made a hard landing in Hawaii on Sunday, killing one Marine and sending 21 other people to hospitals as dark smoke from the resulting fire billowed into the sky.
One of the Marines killed in the helicopter crash in the mountains northeast of Nepal’s capital was Cpl. Sara A. Medina, a combat photographer with Marine Corps Installations Pacific, Okinawa, Japan, and a native of Illinois. Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner said this about her: “Cpl. Sara Medina made the ultimate sacrifice while assisting the people [...]Show More Summary