Category Archives: U.S. Marine Corps

Senators Want More Details on 2-Carrier Buy, LCS Requirement Before Supporting Additional Shipbuilding Funds

Senators Want More Details on 2-Carrier Buy, LCS Requirement Before Supporting Additional Shipbuilding Funds

A crane moves the lower stern into place on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN-79) at Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va. on June 22, 2017. HII Photo

The Senate Armed Services Committee is looking for more information from the Navy before it will support buying additional ships in Fiscal Year 2019, which its House counterparts wholeheartedly endorsed doing. Read More

Trump Tells US Naval Academy Class Of 2018: Dominate The Sea

Trump Tells US Naval Academy Class Of 2018: Dominate The Sea

The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, fly in formation over the United States Naval Academy 2018 Graduation Day and Commissioning Ceremony at Navy-Marine Corp. Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland. US Navy photo.

President Donald Trump congratulated the U.S. Naval Academy class of 2018 as they were commissioned Friday as Navy ensigns and Marine Corps second lieutenants.

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Report: U.S., NATO Indirectly Created Class of Afghan Warlords by Funding Poorly Managed Projects

Report: U.S., NATO Indirectly Created Class of Afghan Warlords by Funding Poorly Managed Projects

A U.S. Marine with Task Force Southwest (TFSW) provides security for Marine advisors during an advising mission with 1st Brigade, Afghan National Army (ANA) 215th Corps as the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces conduct Operation Maiwand 12 at Camp Shorserack, Afghanistan, March 12, 2018. US Marine Corps Photo

The United States, NATO and coalition partners indirectly created more warlords “who were just as bad as the terrorists themselves” for Afghans by pouring huge amounts of money into grandiose projects without proper oversight and coordination, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction said Thursday. Read More

Marines Pursuing Augmented Reality Goggles, Network to Connect Simulators

Marines Pursuing Augmented Reality Goggles, Network to Connect Simulators

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Kamau A. Germaine, squad leader with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division (2d MARDIV), demonstrates how to use the Tactical Decision Kits (TDK) on Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 15, 2017. The TDK is a digital environment based tool designed to train and challenge Marines on their tactical decision making abilities. US Marine Corps photo.

The Marine Corps is investing in a suite of virtual and constructive training systems, augmented reality goggles and other emerging technologies to give Marines more repetitions and, in some cases, more authentic experiences during training than the service could provide before. Read More

Investigation: 2017 Osprey Crash Due to Heavy Downwash; Excessive Aircraft Weight May Have Contributed

Investigation: 2017 Osprey Crash Due to Heavy Downwash; Excessive Aircraft Weight May Have Contributed

Aircraft and small boats conduct search and rescue operations following a mishap involving an MV-22 Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced) launched from the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6). The search for three of the 26 personnel aboard the MV-22 Osprey was suspended Aug. 6. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated to include additional information about the JAGMAN report that was released.

In December 2015, the Marine Corps saw a near-miss when an MV-22B Osprey landed short of its parking spot on an amphibious transport dock’s flight deck. The aircraft hung halfway off the back of the ship, but the crew and 22 passengers evacuated safely and the aircraft clung to the ship as it returned to port. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: May 21, 2018

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: May 21, 2018

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The USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker is sponsored by CNA. These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of May 21, 2018, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the map reflects the location of the capital ship. Read More

Marine Corps Accepts Delivery Of First CH-53K Super Stallion

Marine Corps Accepts Delivery Of First CH-53K Super Stallion

The first CH-53K King Stallion delivered to Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River, N.C. on May 16, 2018. US Marine Corps Photo

The Marine Corps accepted delivery of the first Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion Wednesday, marking an important milestone on the path to achieving initial operational capability sometime next year. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: May 14, 2018

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: May 14, 2018

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The USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker is sponsored by CNA. These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of May 14, 2018, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the map reflects the location of the capital ship. Read More