WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Marine Corps’ top aviator said the F-35B Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter pilots have matured in their understanding of the new platform in the year since the service declared initial operational capability (IOC), pushing themselves to push past planned tactics and create a new way of using the fifth-generation technology. Read More
A Marine Corps pilot in an F/A-18C Hornet died last night in a crash during a training mission near Twentynine Palms, Calif. Read More
POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, ISLAND OF HAWAII – Flying into the Pohakuloa Training Area, more than 6,000 feet above sea level and nestled between two volcanoes on the Big Island, the ground below looks nothing like a tropical Hawaiian paradise. The day starts out cold, and as soon as the sun warms up the mountainside, fog and rain are ushered up the mountain that cool down the area again.
Among the lava rocks grow scraggly trees and brown grasses, and aside from wild goats and nenes there are few signs of life.
Where better for Marines and soldiers to bring out their big guns? Read More
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — The Marine Corps’ largest warfighting command changed hands on Wednesday as Lt. Gen. Lewis Craparotta took the helm of the 50,000-member I Marine Expeditionary Force from Lt. Gen. David H. Berger. Read More
ABOARD USS AMERICA, NEAR HAWAII – As the head of the Rim of the Pacific 2016 amphibious task force progresses through the exercise, the New Zealander works from an office aboard an American ship filled with Australians, Indonesians and other personnel from the across the Pacific.
And for Commodore James Gilmour, that’s just how Pacific operations should be. Read More
The Marine Corps’ next-generation fighter took to the skies last week with its military contemporaries during Red Flag, the military’s premier advanced aerial combat training exercise. Read More
The following are slides from a July 22, 2016 presentation from Office of Naval Research head, Rear Adm. Mat Winter at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Read More
The following is the July 13, 2016 letter from Secretary of Defense Ash Carter to Senate Armed Services Committee Chair Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on the proposed Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. Read More