Category Archives: U.S. Marine Corps

Marines Considering Flying U.S. F-35Bs Off of Japan’s Largest Warships

Marines Considering Flying U.S. F-35Bs Off of Japan’s Largest Warships

An F-35B Lightning II with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), prepares to land aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), while another F-35B Lightning II flies over on Dec. 4, 2018. US Marine Corps Photo

THE PENTAGON – Officials in Tokyo have requested Marines deploy F-35B fighters aboard Japan’s largest warships, a U.S. defense official confirmed to USNI News on Friday. Read More

SECNAV Spencer Expanding JAG Review to Include Marine Legal Community

SECNAV Spencer Expanding JAG Review to Include Marine Legal Community

Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer speaks during an all-hands call onboard U.S. Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka on July 12, 2018. US Navy Photo

THE PENTAGON – A review of the Department of the Navy’s legal system has expanded to include the Marine legal community, according to a memo from Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer obtained by USNI News. Read More

As CNO Richardson Retires, USNA Class of '82 Looks Back

As CNO Richardson Retires, USNA Class of ’82 Looks Back

Members of the Naval Academy Class of 1982 at the 2015 CNO Change of Command Ceremony. Photo by Andy Shelter

Thirty-seven years ago, the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1982 graduated and set out for their first assignments in the service.

Today, one of the classmates retires after reaching the pinnacle of Navy service: Chief of Naval Operations. Read More

Navy Moving Ahead to Create Special Cyber Office

Navy Moving Ahead to Create Special Cyber Office

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THE PENTAGON — The Navy Department will soon create a new office led by a special assistant to the secretary who will have sweeping authority to integrate and manage the critical areas of information management and security, aided by four deputies responsible for buying the right technology, determining strategies to better handle digital information and data and to enforce greater cybersecurity within the naval services and industrial suppliers. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Aug. 19, 2019

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Aug. 19, 2019

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These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of Aug. 19, 2019, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship. Read More

Marines Declare Initial Operational Capability for JLTV

Marines Declare Initial Operational Capability for JLTV

U.S. Marines with 3d Marine Regiment drive a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) during a JLTV field training exercise, Marine Corps Training Area Bellows on July 29, 2019. US Marine Corps Photo

The Marine Corps is set to use its first Joint Light Tactical Vehicles in the field after the service declared the program had achieved initial operational capability earlier this month. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Aug. 12, 2019

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Aug. 12, 2019

USNI News Graphic

These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of Aug. 12, 2019, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship. Read More