Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller speaks with a Marine during an exercise in Bridgeport, Calif., Feb. 11, 2019. Gen. Neller observed mountain warfare cold weather training and discussed ways to optimize training. US Marine Corps photo.
This post has been updated to include a statement from Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer.
The Marine Corps is facing “fiscal challenges without precedent” this year due to unexpected expenses forced on the small service by the Pentagon, the White House and Congress, and the commandant is looking to the secretary of the Navy for help. Read More
Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Robert P. Burke testifies with his service counterparts about Military Personnel Policies and Military Family Readiness during a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel on Feb 27, 2019. US Navy Photo
The chairman of a Senate panel overseeing military personnel pushed the Navy and Marines to fix ongoing military housing problems that include black mold and sewage backing up into base housing. Read More
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller speaks with a Marine during a visit to Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 13, 2019. US Marine Corps Photo
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The commandant of the Marine Corps hopes the Pentagon and Congress can find money for hurricane damage repairs at Camp Lejeune, N.C., despite military construction funding being diverted for the Trump Administration’s border security plan.
A tree collapsed outside Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines, during Hurricane Florence, on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Sept. 15, 2018. Marine Corps photo.
The Marine Corps is looking at a hefty construction cost to repair or replace hundreds of buildings at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune damaged during Hurricane Florence.
Marines from Mobility Assault Company, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, deploy an armored vehicle launch bridge after Hurricane Florence on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Sept. 16, 2018. Marine Corps photo.
Before dawn Saturday, Marines used two hardback Humvees and two assault amphibian vehicles (AAVs) to rescue about 20 civilians trapped by rising flood waters outside the gate at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Read More
Amphibious warships USS Kearsarge (LHD-3), USS Arlington (LPD-24) and elements of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit are positioned off the Carolina coast to offer disaster relief and search and rescue assistance, if requested, once Hurricane Florence makes landfall, the Pentagon’s top homeland defense officials said. Read More
The Marine Corps encouraged personnel living at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina to shelter in place ahead of the arrival of Category 4 Hurricane Florence, despite state officials asking residents along the coast to evacuate inland ahead of the storm. Read More
Marines with the 31st MEU fast rope from a CH-53, similar to training conducted at Camp Lejeune before Wednesday’s hard landing. US Marine Corps Photo
A Marine that was killed during a the hard landing of a Sikorsky CH-53E late Wednesday at Camp Lejeune, N.C. was identified on Friday. Read More
Marines with 2nd Transportation Support Battalion prepare to attach an 8,500-pound high beam to a pintle hook beneath a CH-53E Super Stallion during an external lift exercise aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C. on Aug. 25, 2015. US Marine Corps Photo
This post has been updated with additional information from II MEF.
One Marine is dead and nine others are injured following the hard landing of a Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion heavy lift helicopter during a Wednesday training exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., officials at the base told USNI News on Thursday. Read More
An undated photo of a Louisiana National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk from the 1-244 Aviation Regiment. Louisiana Guard Photo
Searchers have found and identified two missing Louisiana National Guard soldiers while the wider search for two more solders and seven Marines following a Tuesday crash of a Guard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter in the Florida panhandle has been suspended, U.S. Coast Guard officials told USNI News on Thursday. Read More