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U.S. Marines land in Iceland in initial phase of exercise Trident Juncture 18

U.S. Marines land in Iceland in initial phase of exercise Trident Juncture 18

Around 90 U.S. Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit landed at Keflavík on Wednesday, marking the initial phase of NATO’s Exercise Trident Juncture 2018 in Iceland. The main phase of Trident Juncture will start
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New Marine correctional unit goes against stereotype with mindfulness and goal setting

New Marine correctional unit goes against stereotype with mindfulness and goal setting

Pvt. Colton Cornelius and Lance Cpl. Wellington Daniels have made mistakes. The two III Marine Expeditionary Force Marines drew the ire of their commanders recently for minor alcohol-related infractions while stationed on the tiny southern
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The Marine Corps Wants To Put Freakin’ Lasers On Vehicles For Crowd Control

The Marine Corps Wants To Put Freakin’ Lasers On Vehicles For Crowd Control

The Marine Corps is on the hunt for a vehicle-mounted laser system that can produce “sustainable and controllable plasma at range” for the purposes of crowd control, according to A U.S. government solicitation. A Small
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World War II Marine finally returns home, 75 years after his death

World War II Marine finally returns home, 75 years after his death

Devastated by his divorce and stunned by the attack on Pearl Harbor, auto mechanic Harry Carlsen climbed into his car and headed west to Los Angeles, where he enlisted in the Marines. Less than two
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Former Marine reportedly confesses to brutal drug-related homicide in Taiwan

Former Marine reportedly confesses to brutal drug-related homicide in Taiwan

Local media reports say a former Marine arrested over the summer in connection with a grisly drug-related homicide on Taiwan has allegedly confessed to the crime. Ewart Odane Bent, 30, was taken into custody Aug.
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11 Glorious Photos Of Marines Getting Pepper-Sprayed Right In The Face

11 Glorious Photos Of Marines Getting Pepper-Sprayed Right In The Face

Getting pepper sprayed right in the face is not fun, but I would argue that looking at photos of it happening to Marines doing it in training certainly is. Marines assigned to the Barracks at
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(PHOTOS) Former Marine lands Maxim Magazine cover

(PHOTOS) Former Marine lands Maxim Magazine cover

After serving four years in the military, a former Marine landed a Maxim Magazine cover and gives thanks to her time on duty for giving her life direction. Minnesota-born Shannon Ihrke left active duty in
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Size Matters: Marines Looking Into Bigger Rifle Squads For Deployed Forces

Size Matters: Marines Looking Into Bigger Rifle Squads For Deployed Forces

After shrinking infantry rifle squads, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller is now considering making squads bigger for deployed Marines. Neller announced in May that rifle squads will be reduced from 13 to 12 Marines,
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Marine Corps beefs up its Osprey presence in Hawaii

Marine Corps beefs up its Osprey presence in Hawaii

The Marine Corps continues to extend its reach in the Pacific with the recent relocation of an MV-22 Osprey squadron to Hawaii and a 6,100-mile trans-Pacific flight by eight of the tiltrotor aircraft. On Sunday,
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‘They Could Have Run But Did Not’: Read John Kelly’s Letter For 2 Heroic Marines Who Stopped A Suicide Bomber

‘They Could Have Run But Did Not’: Read John Kelly’s Letter For 2 Heroic Marines Who Stopped A Suicide Bomber

On Apr. 22, 2008, two Marine infantrymen stood in place as a suicide truck bomber came barreling toward them. Six seconds later the truck exploded, killing them both. In the aftermath, witnesses and security camera
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F-35 crashes for the first time near Marine Corps Air Station

F-35 crashes for the first time near Marine Corps Air Station

An F-35B fighter jet has crashed near Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort in South Carolina. The crash occurred Friday morning and the pilot ejected safely. It is the first time an F-35 has crashed, according
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F-35 makes first combat strike and hits Taliban target in Afghanistan

F-35 makes first combat strike and hits Taliban target in Afghanistan

On Thursday in Afghanistan, the U.S. Marine Corps F-35B joint strike fighter aircraft carried out its first combat mission and airstrike. The F-35B Lightning II aircraft of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit successfully struck a
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The Marine Corps’ F-35 Combat Debut Was Flown In Honor Of A Fallen Hero

The Marine Corps’ F-35 Combat Debut Was Flown In Honor Of A Fallen Hero

In the dead of night in September 2012, a U.S. Marine Corps outpost in Afghanistan awoke to the sound of gunfire and explosions. Taliban fighters had infiltrated Camp Bastion and were destroying high-value AV-8B Harrier
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Marine Corps F-35 flies first combat mission in Afghanistan

Marine Corps F-35 flies first combat mission in Afghanistan

The successful strike occurred Thursday morning in Afghanistan.
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Marine Corps F-35 flies first combat mission in Afghanistan

Marine Corps F-35 flies first combat mission in Afghanistan

The successful strike occurred Thursday morning in Afghanistan.
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Marine Corps F-35 flies first combat mission in Afghanistan

Marine Corps F-35 flies first combat mission in Afghanistan

The successful strike occurred Thursday morning in Afghanistan.
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USMC F—35B Conducts First Combat Strike in CENTCOM AOR

USMC F—35B Conducts First Combat Strike in CENTCOM AOR

The Marine Corps F—35B, Lightning II, conducted its first combat strike in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel in Afghanistan, Sept. 27.
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Is this the Marine Corps' next amphibious combat vehicle?

Is this the Marine Corps’ next amphibious combat vehicle?

Questions remain as to how the Marines are going to fill the fleet gap between the aging AAV and the new ACV, which will not be fully deployed for at least six years.
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Is this the Marine Corps' next amphibious combat vehicle?

Is this the Marine Corps’ next amphibious combat vehicle?

Questions remain as to how the Marines are going to fill the fleet gap between the aging AAV and the new ACV, which will not be fully deployed for at least six years.
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Kongsberg’s Hydroid hoping REMUS drone will help Marines clear mines in shallow water

Kongsberg’s Hydroid hoping REMUS drone will help Marines clear mines in shallow water

Kongsberg's Hydroid is looking to sell its REMUS 100 to help the Marines sweep sea mines in the breakwater ahead of beach landings.
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Alabama Marine killed in Vietnam helicopter crash to be buried at Arlington

Alabama Marine killed in Vietnam helicopter crash to be buried at Arlington

The remains of an Alabama serviceman killed more than 50 years ago in Vietnam will be buried this week at Arlington National Cemetery. Marine Cpl. Glyn L. Runnels Jr. of Birmingham was killed June 30,
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80-year-old retired Marine to receive Medal of Honor for Vietnam heroism

80-year-old retired Marine to receive Medal of Honor for Vietnam heroism

President Trump will present the Medal of Honor to an 80-year-old Vietnam War veteran on Oct. 17. Sgt. Maj. John L. Canley will receive the nation’s highest military honor for his bravery and strength some
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Why The Best Young Marines Are Fleeing The Corps, In One Damning Quote

Why The Best Young Marines Are Fleeing The Corps, In One Damning Quote

“Marines are now fleeing the service because there is nothing honorable or courageous about being promoted by default and micromanaged.” That’s tough talk from a corporal, on the damn record. And a tip of the
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VIDEO: Marines rush burning building to save 190 senior citizens

VIDEO: Marines rush burning building to save 190 senior citizens

A fire recently broke out at a Washington D.C. retirement home, prompting Marines at a nearby outpost to jump into action. Video footage shows the Marines running toward the fire at Arthur Capper Senior Apartments,
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Marine Corps Fitness Tests Are Getting A Lot Harder. Here’s What You Need To Know

Marine Corps Fitness Tests Are Getting A Lot Harder. Here’s What You Need To Know

Editor’s Note: This article by Gina Harkins originally appeared on Military.com, the premier source of information for the military and veteran community. Marines will face several new standards next year that will make it harder
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‘Green Side’ Navy Docs Now Need To Get Haircuts Just Like The Marines They Serve With

‘Green Side’ Navy Docs Now Need To Get Haircuts Just Like The Marines They Serve With

Well, it finally happened. The U.S. Navy has taken away the beloved perk of keeping that long, flowing Navy hair away from its corpsmen and other sailors assigned to Marine Corps units. The service issued
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The AI Column: Why Marine Corps Commandant Gen Neller Really Needs to Read ‘LikeWar’

The AI Column: Why Marine Corps Commandant Gen Neller Really Needs to Read ‘LikeWar’

While critics might scoff at the notion of social media as a vital national security issue, LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media, is chock full of sobering reminders that what happens online doesn’t always stay
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US Marine Corps kills amphibious assault vehicle upgrade program

US Marine Corps kills amphibious assault vehicle upgrade program

There's a shifting strategy in the Pentagon to forgo legacy system upgrades in favor of new modern platforms, and the Marine Corps' Amphibious Assault Vehicle survivability upgrade is an early victim.
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A Handful Of Marines Are Already Rocking The Corps’ First New Sniper Rifle Since Vietnam

A Handful Of Marines Are Already Rocking The Corps’ First New Sniper Rifle Since Vietnam

It’s official: a few lucky Marines can finally count the Mk 13 Mod 7 — the Corps’ first new sniper system since the adoption of the M40 during the Vietnam War — among their arsenals,
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Marines roll out lightweight jungle uniform

Marines roll out lightweight jungle uniform

While their official hymn touts Marines fighting in “ev’ry clime and place” they could tote their guns, the Corps is rolling out a lightweight uniform designed for one particular climate, where grunts are expected to
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NORTHCOM Commander Visits Sailors, Marines Aboard Kearsarge

NORTHCOM Commander Visits Sailors, Marines Aboard Kearsarge

The commander of U.S. Northern Command visited the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3,) Sept. 19.
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US Marines hold live-fire drills with Syrian rebel forces as message to Russia, Iran

US Marines hold live-fire drills with Syrian rebel forces as message to Russia, Iran

On Thursday, a Syrian rebel commander operating along the Syria-Jordan border said the live-fire exercises conducted by U.S. Marines and rebel forces in southern Syria sends a message that they have no intention of backing
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The Russian Military Backed Down In Syria After The US Marine Corps Called Their Bluff

The Russian Military Backed Down In Syria After The US Marine Corps Called Their Bluff

The Russians appear to have backed off their earlier threats after the U.S. Marine Corps sent them a clear message. The Pentagon, U.S. Central Command, and Operation Inherent Resolve have all confirmed that Russia has
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Marines, Coast Guard Rescue Dozens Of Civilians From Hurricane Florence Devastation

Marines, Coast Guard Rescue Dozens Of Civilians From Hurricane Florence Devastation

In the course of a few days, Hurricane Florence left at least 14 dead and nearly a million homes and businesses without power in North and South Carolina — and with the storm system moving
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Marine recruits’ lawsuit alleges they contracted a critical illness from contaminated mess-hall food

Marine recruits’ lawsuit alleges they contracted a critical illness from contaminated mess-hall food

Three of six young Marine recruits who became critically ill last fall after eating undercooked hamburgers at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego have filed lawsuits against the foodservice company Sodexo Inc. Michael Baker Jr.,
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Marines Are Training For War In Syria Because Twentynine Palms Doesn’t Suck Enough

Marines Are Training For War In Syria Because Twentynine Palms Doesn’t Suck Enough

The Marines recently completed a live-fire exercise in Syria – the one place more hostile to human life than Twentynine-Palms – during which they trained with Syrian rebels backed by the U.S. government, according to
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