Category Archives: U.S. Marine Corps

Search Continues For 12 Marines Involved in CH-53E Crash In Hawaii

Search Continues For 12 Marines Involved in CH-53E Crash In Hawaii

Marines and sailors with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 and Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367 challenged each other to a competition when they launched seven CH-53E Super Stallions, five AH1 Cobras and one UH1 Huey helicopter in March 2013. US Marine Corps photo.

Marines and sailors with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 and Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367 challenged each other to a competition when they launched seven CH-53E Super Stallions, five AH1 Cobras and one UH1 Huey helicopter in March 2013. US Marine Corps photo.

A search and rescue effort is still ongoing for 12 Marines whose two CH-53E helicopters crashed during a night operations training event off the coast of Oahu, according to a Marine Corps statement. Read More

UPDATED: 2 Marine CH-53s Crashed in Hawaii, Coast Guard Conducting Search And Rescue Operation

UPDATED: 2 Marine CH-53s Crashed in Hawaii, Coast Guard Conducting Search And Rescue Operation

A Marine with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 taxis a CH-53E Super Stallion onto the flight line at Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe Bay on Feb. 21, 2012. US Marine Corps photo.

A Marine with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 taxis a CH-53E Super Stallion onto the flight line at Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe Bay on Feb. 21, 2012. US Marine Corps photo.

The Coast Guard is conducting a search and rescue operation for two Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters believed to have collided off the coast of Oahu, the Marine Corps confirmed to USNI News. Read More

3rd Marine Division Experimenting With Using MSC Ships In Higher Level Operations

3rd Marine Division Experimenting With Using MSC Ships In Higher Level Operations

Marines from 3rd Marine Division surveyed the USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE-9) in order to plan for future operations aboard the ship, maximizing the ship’s potential for Marines to operate at sea as they did in the past. US Marine Corps photo.

Marines from 3rd Marine Division surveyed the USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE-9) in order to plan for future operations aboard the ship, maximizing the ship’s potential for Marines to operate at sea as they did in the past. US Marine Corps photo.

The 3rd Marine Division is exploring ways to not only put Marines infantry on non-traditional ships but to push those vessels into higher-level military operations, the division commanding general told USNI News. Read More

A Decade of San Antonio

A Decade of San Antonio

Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, sponsor of LPD-17 the San Antonio, christens the Navy's the in New Orleans in 2003. US Navy Photo

Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, sponsor of LPD-17 the San Antonio, christens the Navy’s the in New Orleans in 2003. US Navy Photo

Ten years ago, on Jan. 14, 2006, lead ship USS San Antonio (LPD-17) was commissioned as a Navy warship. But the immediate future looked bleak for the amphibious transport dock program. Read More

Sean Stackley Asks Congress for More Department of Navy Flexibility in Acquisition

Sean Stackley Asks Congress for More Department of Navy Flexibility in Acquisition

Sean Stackley testifies during a Oct. 1, 2015 hearing. CSPAN Image

Sean Stackley testifies during a Oct. 1, 2015 hearing. CSPAN Image

The sea services can “make mountains move” when confronting anti-ship missiles or torpedo threats to aircraft carriers, but what the Department of the Navy wants from Congress “is the ability to take those risks” in experimenting and prototyping more quickly to meet emerging needs, the Navy’s top acquisition official told the House Armed Services Committee Thursday. Read More

Local Okinawa Government Files Lawsuit Against Tokyo Over MCAS Futenma Relocation

Local Okinawa Government Files Lawsuit Against Tokyo Over MCAS Futenma Relocation

Sailors direct an MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 as it lands on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during exercise Blue Chromite off Okinawa in November 2014. US Navy photo.

Sailors direct an MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 as it lands on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during exercise Blue Chromite off Okinawa in November 2014. US Navy photo.

The government of Okinawa sued Japan’s central government Dec. 25 in yet another escalation of the argument over relocating a U.S. Marine Corps air station. Read More