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U.S. Marines, Japan Self-Defense Force Troops Begin New Ground Exercise Series Northern Viper

U.S. Marines, Japan Self-Defense Force Troops Begin New Ground Exercise Series Northern Viper

U.S. Marines with 3rd Light Armored Reconnassiance Battalion wait to enter the Light Armored Vehicle live-fire range Aug. 14, 2017, in Hokudaien, Japan, during Northern Viper 2017. US Marine Corps Photo

More than 2,000 U.S. Marines and 1,500 Japan Self-Defense Force troops are practicing Indo-Asia-Pacific regional security during the recently started first iteration of exercise Northern Viper 2017. Read More

VH-92A Presidential Helo Flies For the First Time

VH-92A Presidential Helo Flies For the First Time

An artist’s rendering of the planned Sikorsky VH-92A presidential helicopter. Sikorsky Image

Lockheed Martin announced the successful first flight of a test VH-92A, configured for use by Marine Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1), and ultimately destined to transport the President and other dignitaries. Read More

Marines FY 2018 $3.2B Unfunded List Prioritizes Aircraft Buys

Marines FY 2018 $3.2B Unfunded List Prioritizes Aircraft Buys

U.S. Marine Corps pilots maneuver a CH-53K King Stallion as it delivers a 12,000-pound external load after completing an 110 nautical mile mission during the two-week initial operational test (OT-B1) conducted at Sikorsky. Sikorsky Photo

New fighters, helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles topped the $3.18 billion unfunded wish list of the Marine Corps to Congress, according to a copy of the document obtained by USNI News on Monday. Read More

USMC Won’t Let Standards Slip for New Cyber Marines

USMC Won’t Let Standards Slip for New Cyber Marines

Pfc. Alec Rivera, a cyber-network specialist with Headquarters Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 25, works on a computer during a command post exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 2, 2016. US Marine Corps Photo

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The Marine Corps top cyber leader said it wasn’t going to lower physical standards to allow more candidates for its new cyber MOS. Read More