Category Archives: U.S. Marine Corps

Navy to Add 225 Prevention Workers in Pentagon-Wide Effort to Stem Sexual Assault

Navy to Add 225 Prevention Workers in Pentagon-Wide Effort to Stem Sexual Assault

Sailors and Marines, assigned to the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD-44), man the rails as the ship prepares to deploy, March 28, 2022. US Navy Photo

Over the next year, the Navy will hire 82 workers to help provide the service with more resources for addressing military sexual assaults, the undersecretary of the Navy told the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Sept. 12, 2022

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Sept. 12, 2022

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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 Sept. 12, 2022, 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

Chinese Alloy in F-35 Parts Not Likely Security, Safety Risk, Says Pentagon Acquisition Chief

Chinese Alloy in F-35 Parts Not Likely Security, Safety Risk, Says Pentagon Acquisition Chief

An F-35B Lightning II aircraft assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, sits aboard amphibious assault carrier USS Tripoli (LHA-7) on June 10, 2022. US Navy Photo

THE PENTAGON — Although the results of an investigation are pending, it’s unlikely that a Chinese alloy built into a magnet connected to the F-35 Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter’s engine presents a security risk or safety issue to the operational aircraft, the chief weapons buyer for the Defense Department told USNI News on Friday. Read More

Okinawa Key to Japan's Defense Against China, North Korea, Says Expert

Okinawa Key to Japan’s Defense Against China, North Korea, Says Expert

U.S. Marines with 3d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division, load CH-53E Super Stallions with 1st Marine Aircraft Wing during Castaway 21.1 on Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, March 16, 2021. U.S. Marine Corps Photo

Winning the hearts and minds of Okinawans is critical to strengthening Japan’s own defenses against China, Russia and North Korea, one of Japan’s leading security experts said Thursday. Read More

Marines Delay First Amphibious Combat Vehicle Deployment Aboard Makin Island ARG

Marines Delay First Amphibious Combat Vehicle Deployment Aboard Makin Island ARG

An Amphibious Combat Vehicle with the 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division disembarks the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD-23) during waterborne training in the Pacific Ocean on Feb. 12, 2022. US Marine Corps Photo

The Marine Corps has delayed the first deployment of its new Amphibious Combat Vehicle as it wraps up an investigation into a July training incident, USNI News has learned. Read More