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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 ...
Marine Corps Recruits arriving on Parris Island undergo 13 weeks of basic training that include such topics as military history, customs and courtesies, basic first aid, hand-to-hand combat, close order drill and ceremony, water survival, rifle marksmanship, land navigation and proper wear of the uniform.
Members of the Fremont Area Marine Corps League purchase a variety of items including a bed, couch, chairs, bicycle, food, and household goods to help ... Since 2007, the Fremont Area Marine Corps League has aimed to continue that brother- and sisterhood, through assisting fellow veterans, their ...
The Marine Corps is currently looking for capability gaps and ways to mitigate them, he said. Although the service is examining everything from tube-launched, optically-tracked and wire-guided artillery to rocket artillery, it's the "rockets that probably hold our greatest interest right now," he noted.
The U.S. Marine Corps has picked the Heckler & Koch M27 as its new infantry rifle. Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller confirmed the selection in an interview with Military.com. The new rifle is part of a wider overhaul of the Marines' infantry gear. Jarheads are also getting new ...
A Marine Corps AH-1 Cobra attack helicopter made an emergency landing Monday on the Japanese island of Okinawa, the Associated Press reports -- the second rotary-wing aviation incident for Japan-based Marines since the beginning of the year, and the fourth in a month. The AH-1 landed in what the ...
Marine Corps Cpl. Noel Mayorqa is a squad leader with Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Marine Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment. As a squad leader, he ensures the platoon leader's intent is being met by making sure each task is done quickly and efficiently. Marine Corps photo by Cpl.
ROSENBERG, Texas - A Rosenberg Marine Corps veteran said he and his wife were outraged when they were told they couldn't fly their American and Marine Corps flags outside their home in Rosenberg because of HOA rules. The couple moved into the Kingdom Heights subdivision two months ago and ...
Modly's concern is the nation hasn't been showing the same commitment to its navy and Marine Corps forces. A series of continuing resolutions in Congress have created hurdles for the Navy and Marine Corps to properly fund developing programs. "As I prepared to take on this assignment, I spoke with ...
The U.S. Marine Corps is set to receive a major rifle upgrade and nearly all of its grunts will be wielding the M27 Infantry automatic rifle in the near future, U.S. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller recently told Military.com. At present, the M27 is fielded in a limited capacity by the Marine Corps.
The Marine Corps' newest experimental unit will be the Combat logistics Battalion 8. The unit will be responsible for logistics such as supplies for quadcopter drones and other high-speed technology now deployed on the battlefield. The experimental unit will overlap with previous experimental unit work.
An Anne Arundel County police corporal and prior service Marine says he has found what he believes to be the sword of decorated Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Homer L. Litzenberg Jr. at a pawn shop in Aberdeen. What started as a search for a suitable cake-cutter for the annual Marine Corps birthday party held ...
21, Kim, a retired U.S. Marine Corps lance corporal, received the keys to a two-story Moreno Valley home paid for by Wells Fargo. A week later, when he thought he would be decorating wells Fargo's 2018 Tournament of Roses parade float at Phoenix Decorating Co. in Irwindale, Kim received the keys to a ...
And he looked at me and he said, 'I don't want women in my Marine Corps.' He said, 'but I don't get that luxury. I'm not the president.' . . . And he said, 'If I'm going to put my name on you, before I send you to officer candidate school, you have to do a first class -- which is way above average -- on the male ...
Jon Davis told lawmakers he could save a billion dollars in operations and maintenance funding if Congress helped the Marine Corps speed up F-35 acquisition between now and FY 2021. He also spoke of delaying the transition out of the Harrier to allow a speed-up of the transition out of the Hornets, and ...
On July 22, I ended my active-duty service with the Marine Corps and started a 100-day run across the country. I decided to leave the Corps for a variety of reasons; some cultural, some personal, but mostly because I didn't want to move every three years. I was tired of rebuilding a life and community with ...
President Donald Trump shakes hands with U.S. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller before signing the H.R. 2810, National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018, at the White House, on Dec. 12, 2017. Vice President Mike Pence, left, and U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen.
Take a break from social media for the holidays and focus on time spent with loved ones in the real world. That's the message the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Calif., wants Marines to take from its latest video posted Thursday on -- what else? -- facebook. The video is ...
The 5.56mm M27 Infantry automatic rifle has remained a favorite rifle of the Marine Corps for the better part of this decade. Based on the Heckler & Koch HK416 assault rifle and adopted in 2011 to replace the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon, it's widely considered more versatile and accurate over a longer ...
ROSENBERG, Texas - A Rosenberg Marine Corps veteran and his wife were outraged when they were told they couldn't fly their American and Marine Corps flags outside their home in Rosenberg because of HOA rules, the couple said. The couple moved into the Kingdom Heights subdivision two months ...
For the Marine Corps, 2017 represented a major step towards achieving the vision of future operations it laid out in last year's Marine Corps Operating Concept. It deployed its F-35B Joint Strike Fighter around the globe, sent the first-in-class USS America (LHA-6) on its maiden deployment to the Pacific and ...
And he looked at me and he said, 'I don't want women in my Marine Corps.' He said, 'but I don't get that luxury. I'm not the president.' . . . And he said, 'If I'm going to put my name on you, before I send you to officer candidate school, you have to do a first class -- which is way above average -- on the male ...
Jon Davis told lawmakers he could save a billion dollars in operations and maintenance funding if Congress helped the Marine Corps speed up F-35 acquisition between now and FY 2021. He also spoke of delaying the transition out of the Harrier to allow a speed-up of the transition out of the Hornets, and ...
On July 22, I ended my active-duty service with the Marine Corps and started a 100-day run across the country. I decided to leave the Corps for a variety of reasons; some cultural, some personal, but mostly because I didn't want to move every three years. I was tired of rebuilding a life and community with ...
A U.S. Marine Corps F-35B lightning II aircraft with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 departs Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Sept. 18, 2017. The F-35B Lightning II aircraft joined United States Air Force, Japan and Republic of Korea Air Force aircraft in a sequenced bilateral show of ...
The Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard poses for photographs with the bronze statue of Staff Sergeant Reckless, a horse that served in the Korean war from Camp Pendleton, following a dedication ceremony at Camp Pendleton, 2016. (Credit: Mark Rightmire/The Orange County Register/SCNG via AP).
For the Marine Corps, 2017 represented a major step towards achieving the vision of future operations it laid out in last year's Marine Corps Operating Concept. It deployed its F-35B Joint Strike Fighter around the globe, sent the first-in-class USS America (LHA-6) on its maiden deployment to the Pacific and ...
From the point of view of an airman who (in the right town) could be mistaken for a Coastie while wearing my dress blues, I have to say: Marine Dress uniforms have no equal. I totally get why people join the Marines just for the dress blues. After a few years in the military and a few years in military-oriented ...
Santa Claus, commanding officer of Holiday Cheer, Northpolecom, conducts basic swim qualifications at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Dec. 19, 2017. Claus and all operational reindeer must pass the qualifications every two years to maintain their water survival skills. US Marine Corps photo. navy Secretary ...
Fareway Stores Inc. is partnering with the U.S. Marine Corps on its 2017 toys for Tots campaign. The program provides toys to less fortunate children during the holiday season. Stores are selling paper trains in $1 and $5 increments, as well as collecting new, unwrapped toys at all 120 Fareway Store ...
The Marine toys for Tots Foundation is a not for profit organization authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Department of Defense to provide fundraising and other necessary support for the annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Toys for Tots provides joy and a message of hope to less ...


 

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