Personnel pus a UH-1 Iroquois off the deck of USS Kirk at the close of the Vietnam War.
The following is a recollections on the end of the Vietnam War originally published in the May, 2005 issue of Proceedings under the original title, Reflections on Vietnam.
It ended 30 years ago when a Marine handed Graham Martin a folded flag and the U.S. Ambassador took off from the roof of the U.S Embassy in Saigon. No one, warrior or protestor, walked away from the Vietnam War unscathed. The photos need no captions. The words of the two Marine infantry officers help us remember, as if we could forget. Read More
Two Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornets assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323 (VMFA-323) fly a mission during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010. Two planes from the same squadron made an emergency landing in Taiwan on Wednesday. US Navy Photo
China issued the U.S. a warning not to interfere with its relationship with Taiwan following the Wednesday emergency landing of two Marine strike fighters in Taiwan. Read More
The Lockheed Martin Havoc vehicle based off of the Finnish Patria AMV and one of the likely competitors for the USMC ACV 1.1 competition. Lockheed Martin Photo
SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – The Marine Corps plans to issue a request for proposal (RFP) for the early version of the Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) in March, the head of Marine Corps Systems Command said. Read More
The following is the Jan. 6, 2015 Congressional Research Service report, Marine Corps Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) and Marine Personnel Carrier (MPC): Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
The following video is an outline of the U.S. Marine Corps’ strategy for the acquisition of the service’s planned amphibious combat vehicle (ACV). Read More
The following is the Nov. 10, 2014 U.S. Marine Corps birthday message from Commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford. Read More
The leaders of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps gave their bleak assessments of the future of Sea Service readiness under future budget cuts in a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday. Read More
A view of the explosion at the US Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon on Oct. 23, 2013.
The following is an October 2008 article from Proceedings written by the then-commanding officer of 24th Marine Amphibious Unit in Beirut, Lebanon on Oct. 23, 1983. Read More
The canopy of a US Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter on Aug. 24, 2013. US Navy Photo
The U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR) has developed a new manufacturing process to build fighter aircraft canopies.
The new technique will be used on the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) in 2014 by GKN Aerospace Transparency Systems and could cut the cost of the total aircraft procurement by $125 million over the production run of about 3,000 planned aircraft. Read More
Corps Gen. James F. Amos addresses an audience of Marines on July 18, 2013. USMC Photo
U.S. Marine Corps Commandant James Amos made a call Monday to shrink the Marine Corps from a decade high of 202,100 Marines to a force of 174,000 in an editorial published on Monday. Read More