POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, ISLAND OF HAWAII – The RQ-7B Shadows of Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron (VMU) 3 are flying in the Hawaiian skies during the Rim of the Pacific exercise for the first time, bringing a new forward observer and artillery-calling capability to the amphibious force despite being build to support ground troops. Read More
A major component of the U.S. strategy to fight the drug war is to intercept narcotics before they reach their domestic distribution points. Read More
The Marine Corps has identified the pilot who was killed in an F/A-18C Hornet crash near Twentynine Palms, Calif., the service announced today. Read More
The Missile Defense Agency’s missions are growing despite lower budgets and less flexibility in spending, a new report on challenges for the next administration outlines. Read More
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
The Navy’s new planned class of ballistic missile submarines will be named in honor of the District of Columbia, two Navy officials confirmed to USNI News on Thursday. Read More
China and Russia are set to drill in the South China Sea in September, according an announcement from Beijing. Read More