The Army rejected the M50 Ontos outright, but the Marines embraced it, putting it on the frontlines of the Vietnam War's heaviest fighting.
In just a few days of fighting at Belleau Wood, the Marines had taken more casualties than in all previous battles in Marine Corps history.
The general is the highest-ranking Marine Corps officer to face punishment for the deadliest AAV accident in the Corps' history.
Tyreese, who has his own flight goggles and headset, is part of tradition going back almost seven decades.
Operation Praying Mantis, the largest US naval action since World War II, offers a glimpse of what a US-Iran war could look like now.
Almost nine months after an AAV sank and 9 people drowned, the Marine Corps is finally ready to start putting its AAVs back in the water.
He was relieved due to a "loss of trust and confidence in his ability to command." He is the second senior leader to be fired over the AAV accident.
Marine Forces Special Operations Command was formed 15 years ago, but disputes during its creation still cast a shadow over its future.
US special-operations and law-enforcement units have specialised training to board ships at sea. Those skills aren’t exclusive to Navy SEALs, and as broader strategic competition grows, especially in the vast Pacific region, more of those units will have to put them to use. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
The oldest US Marine, Dorothy Schmidt Cole, died of a heart attack at the age of 107, her daughter has confirmed. Cole, whose maiden name was Dorothy Schmidt, was born on September 19, 1913 in the town of Warren in New York state. She became a sergeant and was discharged […]
On December 8, 1941, the US garrison on Wake Island awoke to news of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour. Japan’s destruction of the US Pacific Fleet meant Wake Island was on its own against Japan’s advance across the Pacific. The garrison surrendered after a 16-day battle, but their resistance […]
Marines have become a common presence in Norway in recent years, as they train for combat in harsh Arctic conditions and on rough terrain. During that training, Marines and Norwegian troops often work side by side, and they take special measures to avoid miscommunications that can foul up their operations. […]
The US Marine Corps’ first F-35C squadron has achieved initial operational capability, meaning it is ready to deploy. Unlike the B variants of the fifth-generation stealth fighter the Corps has operated from airstrips and amphibious assault ships, the C variant is specifically built for combat operations aboard Navy aircraft carriers. […]
The Marines are getting new cold-weather boots starting early next year, Marine Corps Systems Command announced Tuesday. The new boots will fill a gap in Marine footwear, providing comfort in temperatures ranging from 20 degrees Fahrenheit to -20 degrees Fahrenheit. “In order to effectively conduct your mission in a cold […]
In November 1950, US-led forces clashed with Chinese troops for the first time during the Korean War, in bitter fighting around the Chosin Reservoir. Chosin Reservoir has remained an iconic battle for the US Marines, even as memory of the war has faded over the past 70 years. Now, amid […]
US Special Operations Command has ordered its first Multi-Role Adaptive Design (MRAD) Mk 22 sniper rifles, which are expected to be delivered in January 2021. The Army and the Marines have also said they want to acquire the modular, multi-calibre weapon. “It’s an awesome gun,” a seasoned Army sniper told […]
During exercises in Australia in August, US Marines teamed up with Australian troops to guide Air Force bombers to targets using drones. The exercise used Australian training ranges to simulate islands hundreds of miles apart, reflecting the Corps’ preparations for what it expects to face if a future war breaks […]