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The Marine Corps was notified of the death of Lt. Col. Adam L. Collier, commanding officer of 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, on March 11, officials with MarForRes told Military.com. The battalion, which falls under the 4th Marine Division, is based in San Antonio, Texas. A spokeswoman for MarForRes, 1st.
The Marine Corps just released specification of what in their view would be the ideal mega-drone. The unmanned aircraft would be able to perform Verticle-Take-Off-and-Landing (VTOL), fly up to a 700-mile radius with a full payload of 9,500 pounds at a cruising speed from 200kt to 300kt (370 km/h to 556 ...

On January 6, 2011, after spending approximately $3 billion in developmental funding, the Marine Corps cancelled the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) program due to poor reliability demonstrated during operational testing and excessive cost growth. Because the EFV was intended to replace the ...
The Marine Corps Reserve can't keep enough prior-service Marines to stay in to fill reserve billets for the first time in recent years, an unexpected recruiting failure that is rankling the service's manpower bosses, Task & Purpose has learned. Maj. Gen. Paul Kennedy, the commanding general for Marine ...
The U.S. Marine Corps has completely removed 120mm mortars from its combat units, along with the small trucks and other components that make up the full Expeditionary Fire Support System, or EFSS. The service is now looking to refocus at least some of the funds and other resources from that program ...
Yutaka Fujii, a civilian K-9 handler with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, passes a ball to his canine at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, March 12, 2018. The training brought Japanese K-9 handlers from the JMSDF Kure Repair and Supply Facility Petroleum Terminal unit and the Hiroshima ...
In the service: Woodstock resident Jeffrey Thibault, 43, served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a communications specialist before signing on in 1999 with the state Judicial Marshal agency. Thibault was born in Rhode Island and grew up in Putnam, where he attended Putnam High School. After enlisting in the ...
The U.S. Marine Corps has launched an investigation after confidential information linked to more than 20,000 "soldiers and civilians" was exposed online. The U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve sent an unencrypted email on Monday containing an attachment that held sensitive data, including partial ...
Maj. Robert Guyette, F-35 Pax River Integrated Test Force test pilot, preps for takeoff during one of the developmental tests at sea last year. Guyette was named Test Pilot of the Year by the John Glenn Squadron of the Marine Corps Aviation Association at NAS Patuxent River Feb. 8. Photo courtesy of ...
The Marine Corps may have inadvertently breached sensitive personal data involving more than 21,000 Marines, sailors and civilians. A spokesman told the Marine Corps Times the spillage happened when a document was sent over unencrypted email to the wrong distribution list, which included at least ...
It has also been updated to clarify that the Initial Operational Capability declaration could be made after outfitting two units with the training and spares needed to sustain the early radars delivered to the Marine Corps, but that initial operational test and evaluation is pending the delivery of later lots with a ...
... substance reportedly contained in an envelope that was opened at the base on Tuesday afternoon. An emergency task force was sent to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall after an "envelope containing an unknown substance" was opened, according to a statement from a Marine Corps spokesperson that ...
A local Marine got a taste of Hollywood in the Corps' newest recruitment advertisement that debuted during the Super Bowl. Cpl. Karissa Tanguay-Jones, or Tangy as she is known to her friends, is a crew chief aboard a MV-22 Osprey. She can be seen racking back a .50-caliber heavy machine gun and ...

Deputy Commandant for aviation Lt. Gen. Steven Rudder, center, presents Lt. Col. Kate Fleeger the Marine Corps Aviation Association John Glenn Squadron Acquisition Officer of the Year award at the annual banquet held Feb. 8 at NAS Patuxent River. Also pictured are Col. Steven Girard, Marine Corps ...
The Marine Corps is throwing down cash to test-drive the same compact sniper rifle the army has pursued in recent months. But while its 7.62mm rounds pack the punch required by scout snipers facing increasingly protected enemies downrange, its effective range falls well short of the sniper systems used ...
army and Marine Corps rifle platoons share many elements. They are both organized into larger companies, both contain subordinate squads organized into fire teams, and both employ the rifleman as their primary asset. The Army platoon has a radiotelephone operator and a medic. The Marine platoon ...
The Marine Corps is throwing down cash to test-drive the same compact sniper rifle the army has pursued in recent months. But while its 7.62mm rounds pack the punch required by scout snipers facing increasingly protected enemies downrange, its effective range falls well short of the sniper systems used ...
An IG report has raised numerous issues regarding management of relocatable buildings by the navy and Marine Corps, concluding that the services potentially misspent $1.8 million by leasing 32 of the 45 relocatable buildings in a sample, and then an additional $750,000 to acquire 31 of them.
When he's not conducting Marine Corps training, Ruiz works as a fencing contractor for a local fencing company in Jacksonville, North Carolina. As the main transport mechanic for Fox Co., 4th Tank Bn., Ruiz is responsible for maintaining a fleet of Tactical Vehicles operating in the subfreezing temperatures ...
Each squad in the Marine Corps will soon have a new member -- a quadcopter drone that will be used in everything from training to surveillance to battlefield assaults. the Marines purchased more than 800 drones at the end of 2017 and now they're rolling out quickly to every squad in the service, ...
The army and the Marine Corps have both been looking for new small arms, and while the Marines have decided to give the M27 to a wider portion of the force, the Army says it will forge ahead with the development of a totally new, next-generation rifle. The Army ditched plans for a interim replacement for the M16/M4 ...
the Pentagon may increase Marine Corps forces in East Asia, but a critic of the plan says it plays on the fear card. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday the Pentagon is considering increasing its Marine expeditionary units in East Asia. Marine expeditionary units are designed to be a quick reaction force ...
The U.S. Marine Corps has issued a lot of equipment that became legendary over the years. The Thompson submachine gun, the M16 rifle, and the Osprey tiltorotor have all become iconic parts of the Marine Corps. The next piece of equipment to become associated with the Corps could be...a quadcopter?
It's 4:30 a.m. and female Marine Corps recruits -- their hair neatly slicked back in tight buns -- are silently eating breakfast in the "Chow Hall." The only time they speak is to acknowledge Williams and the other officers sitting at a separate table, a shouted "Good morning ladies, good morning gentleman!
Smith said the local Marine Corps League detachment hopes to grow not only to help host the 2019 convention but to augment the work being done by a handful of Billings agencies -- the Salvation army, the Community Crisis Center, Tumbleweed and Independence Hall, a 20-bed transitional housing ...
"It's really changing the way we see ourselves as a Marine Corps," Neller said during a Thursday town-hall discussion with the navy and Coast Guard service chiefs at WEST 2018, a conference co-hosted by the U.S. Naval Institute and AFCEA. "It's going to be a Marine Corps that's a little bit older, a little ...
Among the latest moves is the roll out of more cold-weather gear among the US Army and Marine Corps, underscoring the military's growing concern about its ability to operate in extreme environments outside the Middle East. For the last several years, the army has been looking to update its gear for ...
Marine Corp veteran Ace Beam kneels above a U.S. Navy flag outside his home on East Park Avenue in Gastonia Saturday morning, Jan.27, 2018. He plans on installing four new flags in his yard after someone stole the Marine Corp flag which he had flown in his yard for years. [Mike Hensdill/The Gaston ...
Herman Jenkins, a Marine Corps veteran and retired Chef Bakeries employee, died on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. He was 80. He was born on Aug. 27, 1937, in Philadelphia. He was the sixth child born to the late William and Roseanna Jenkins in Philadelphia. Jenkins was educated in the Philadelphia public ...
Preliminary planning is underway for the possibility of war with North Korea, even as the focus remains on finding a diplomatic resolution to Pyongyang's refusal to give up its nuclear weapons and cease testing ballistic missiles, the nation's top Marine told a Washington think tank Thursday. "I think the ...
The Marine Corps may finally adopt a new sniper rifle through a stroke of luck: army officials, continuing to develop their own brand-new sniper rifle, told Task & Purpose that both the Marines and Air Force "are committed" to purchasing the weapon once the Army signs off on the improved system. Despite ...
Rich, a 2017 graduate of Pulaski County high school who has a family history of military service, will depart for Parris Island, South Carolina, Aug. 10, 2018, where he will undergo training to become a 3521-Diesel Mechanic. While all Marines are riflemen first, Diesel mechanics are assigned as a part of a ...
The Marine Corps had a busy, bellicose 2017, from returning to Afghanistan's turbulent Helmand province to bombarding ISIS fighters in Syria with such ferocity that the Marines burned out two M777 Howitzers in the process. Now, almost a year after unveiling an ambitious plan to outfit an increasingly ...
Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller announced the cancellation of the military occupational specialty last week. Beginning in October, the Marine Corps will cease training infantry assault Marines and will start phasing out assault sections within rifle companies. "I found out officially last week.
The first female Marine to retire from the U.S. Marine Corps was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday. Catherine G. Murray, who passed away last month at the age of 100, enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves in 1943 after hearing President Franklin D. Roosevelt announce the Pearl ...
They can't exercise any oversight, there are no signs they will reform, and the Japanese government can't handle them," Onaga told reporters in Naha on Wednesday after an AH-1 attack helicopter based at U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma made an emergency landing at Tonaki village Tuesday ...
The Marine Corps has suspended certain types of jumps after a Marine was killed in a parachute incident on Monday, the service announced. The unidentified Marine was using a double-bag static line parachute at the time of the accident, which occurred at the Multi-Mission Parachute Course in Coolidge, ...
Camp Foster, Okinawa -- No injuries or damage were reported Tuesday evening after a Marine Corps helicopter made an emergency landing on Okinawa for the third time this month. An AH-1Z Viper from Marine Corps Air Station Futenma's 1st Marine aircraft Wing was brought down at a municipal ...
More than a year after announcing it was experimenting with a new rifle for infantrymen, the Marine Corps has said it will distribute the M27 Infantry automatic rifle to more Marines, including those outside of the infantry squad. The M27 is currently carried by just one member of the fire team, the automatic rifleman.
In 2002, Jeff Morin was a young lance corporal, just two years into a hitch in the Marines, when he struck on a business idea that combined his pride and his artistry: designing challenge coins out of his Camp Lejeune barracks. Morin would purchase generic Marine Corps commemorative coins in town and ...
The Marine Corps adopted the M27 Infantry automatic rifle in 2010 to replace the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon. the Marines valued the M27's ability to fire short, accurate bursts of suppressive fire at longer distances and issued the firearm to one Marine per infantry fire team, or three per squad.
Marine Corps Body Bearers, Bravo Company, Marine Barracks Washington D.C., fold the U.S. flag during a full honors funeral for Maj. Gen. Paul A. ... He served 33 years as a Marine officer and his final active duty assignment was as commander of the Marine Corps Air Bases, Western Area. Fratarangelo ...
But through a partnership with the United States Marine Corps it also provides participants with the leadership intangibles that will make them Built to Lead. At the event, participants will take part in skill sessions on various courts, each court focusing on a different, vital volleyball skill. They will also receive a ...
The so-called Tide Pod Challenge, a bizarre viral social media phenomenon involving teens sharing videos of themselves consuming liquid laundry detergent pods, crossed over into fake news territory in mid-January 2018 with the publication of an article stating that members of the Marine Corps have ...
Boris Dyatkin, of Maple Glen,Pennsylvania, runs with the American flag while participating in the ninth annual Marine Corps Historic Half in Fredericksburg, Virginia, May 15, 2016. Dyatkin finished the race in 1 hour, 42 minutes and 37 seconds; placing 32 in his division and 310 overall. U.S. Marine Corps ...
I've been in the Marine Corps for 29 years. My son just turned 18. You do the math. I became a father fairly late. It is challenging, to say the least, especially with deployments and the never-ending war. But I don't know anything different, if that makes sense. I was married in Hawaii and it was '99, so it was ...


 

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