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Sergeant Major John Canley may receive Medal of Honor

According to Military.com, the paperwork has been sent to President Trump to upgrade the Navy Cross for US Marine Corps Sergeant Major John Canley to a Medal of Honor for his actions during the battle for Hue, Vietnam from January 31st, 1968 to February 6th, 1968; With backing from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, paperwork to […]

US ambassador to Panama resigns, says cannot serve Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to Panama John Feeley, a career diplomat and former Marine Corps helicopter pilot, has resigned, telling the State Department he no longer feels able to serve President Donald Trump. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Trump got asked about a Marine general's prediction that a 'big-ass fight' is coming and said 'maybe he knows something that I don't know'

The Marine Corps commandant predicted a "big-ass fight" on the horizon and suggested the US military may soon shift its focus away from the Middle East. Asked about that comment, President Donald Trump touted his planned military buildup...Show More Summary

Melvin Douglas; needless embellishment

Our partners at Military Phonies send us their work on this fellow Melvin Curry Douglas who claims to be 20-year-veteran of the US Marine Corps as well as a combat veteran of Beirut, Grenada, Honduras, Panama, Desert Storm and Kosovo. He also claims to have left the Corps as a Gunnery Sergeant (E-7). He was […]

Rotor issue caused US helicopter emergency landing in Japan

U.S. military personnel appeared to remove part of the main rotor from a Marine Corps helicopter Sunday, one day after it made an emergency landing on a beach in Japan's … Click to Continue »

Jimmy Nixon; needless embellishment

Someone sent us their work on this fellow, Jimmy Nixon, an investigator at Attorney Service of Louisiana, who claims that he was wounded five times in Vietnam after he was commissioned to 2d Lieutenant in the Marine Corps. He also claimed that he was sent to Vietnam and he was stationed there between 1966-1969. Well, […]

US Marine Corps commandant tells soldiers: 'I hope I'm wrong but there's a war coming'

3 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

General Robert Neller told the Marine rotational force at the Norwegian Home Guard base near Trondheim: "I hope I'm wrong, but there's a war coming. "Just remember why you're here," Sergeant Major Ronald Green told the Marines, according to the military news site. Show More Summary

US Marine Corps General Warns "I Hope I'm Wrong, But There's A War Coming"

Pointing towards the near future possibility of Russia and the Pacific theater being the next major areas of conflict, a US Marine Corps commandant warned troops station in Norway to be prepared for a coming war. As Military.com reports,...Show More Summary

The Marine Corps commandant sees a 'big-ass fight' looming — and the Corps may redeploy to meet it

The Marine Corps commandant sees a conflict on the horizon and predicts a reorientation of Marines away from the Middle East toward Russia and the Pacific. US forces have moved around Europe in recent months to bolster allies there,Show More Summary

2017's best photographs of the US Marines

The Marine Corps had an active year in 2017. Russian artists turned Putin into pop art in a new exhibition — and the photos are curious The 8 biggest global threats to watch in 2018 It's the 381st birthday of the National Guard — inspiring photos show how they protect the US at home and abroad Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Destroyers: Destroy!

Some thoughts on what the Zumwalt-class destroyers might do if Trump and McMaster drag us into war with North Korea: After the 1991 Gulf War, the U.S. Navy decommissioned its last battleships. The U.S. Marine Corps, among others, argued that the United States still needed gunfire support for amphibious operations, and platforms for long-range attacks […]

These are the most incredible photos of the US Marines in 2017

The Marine Corps had an active year in 2017. Among their many accomplishments, Marine units were responsible for massive artillery barrages that helped defeat ISIS in its former capital city of Raqqa, testing a fully autonomous helicopter,...Show More Summary

The Marine Corps just successfully tested a fully autonomous helicopter

The US Marine Corps just finished testing a fully autonomous helicopter that can conduct missions start to finish without ever being piloted — even remotely. The aircraft could potentially be used to re-supply and reinforce units inShow More Summary

M855A1 EPR Officially Adopted By US Marine Corps

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

Archie Newell comes home

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 […]

Wesley Lee Fox passes

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 […]

USMC rolls out modernized LAV-AT to troops | DSCA approves Javelins for Georgia | UK and Japan to cooperate on Meteor BVRAAM upgrade

Americas Having successfully completed its initial operational goals during field tests in September, the US Marine Corps (USMC) has started rolling out its upgraded Light Armored Vehicle Anti-Tank (LAV-AT) weapons system to troops.Show More Summary

LAV-AT: Modernizing the USMC’s Wheeled Tank-Killers

LAV-AT, 1991: Desert Storm (click to view full) General Dynamics’ wheeled LAV A2 family is the US Marine Corps’ backbone armored personnel carrier, and the LAV-AT (anti-tank) is one of the most interesting sub-types. A pop-up M901 Emerson turret rises out of the vehicle like the head of a robot, tracks opponents using visual and […]

Jerry Lopez; phony hero

Someone sent us their work on this Jerry Lopez fellow. He claims to have been a Recon Marine in Vietnam, that he was awarded the Navy Cross, the Silver Star, the Navy and Marine Corps Medal, a Bronze Star for Valor and four Purple Heart Medals as an 0369 Infantry Leader. He wears the rank […]

Brutal images show how the Rohingya people are being slaughtered and forced to flee Myanmar

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

They've been called "the most persecuted minority in the world." 74 years ago, US Marines waded into 'the toughest battle in Marine Corps history' — here are 25 photos of the brutal fight for Tarawa The US Marine Corps is 242 years old...Show More Summary

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