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Marine Corps News

Marine Corps creates law enforcement battalions

The Marine Corps has created its first law enforcement battalions _ a lean, specialized force of military police officers that it hopes can quickly deploy worldwide to help investigate crimes from terrorism to drug trafficking and train fledgling security forces in allied nations.

Sunday - 07/22/2012, 05:32pm EDT

Marine base camp construction lauded for safety milesone

More than one million man hours have gone into building a new Naval Hospital at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton without any "DART" incidents. That means there have been no injuries severe enough to workers to cause them days away from work, restriction of their work activities or transfer to a another type of work because of injury. The Marine Corps calls it a "safety milestone."

Thursday - 07/19/2012, 02:57pm EDT

House backs military sports sponsorships

NASCAR and bass fishing can count on the military to keep the sponsorship money coming.

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 10:32pm EDT

Army, Marine Corps look to replace Humvee

Despite planned budget cuts, the military is moving ahead to design a new tactical truck to replace the Humvee, which is vulnerable to roadside bombs and isn't expected meet the demands of future conflicts.

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 03:57pm EDT

Navy, Marine Corps consolidate Microsoft purchases

The Department of the Navy has signed a deal with the Microsoft that would consolidate nearly 30 different licensing arrangements with the world's largest software maker into one agreement.

Monday - 07/09/2012, 05:13am EDT
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Court to hear appeal of Marine in Iraqi killing

The Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces ordered a review requested by Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III, who claimed in a petition that his constitutional rights were violated when he was held in solitary confinement without access to a lawyer for seven days during his interrogation, and that Navy Secretary Ray Mabus unlawfully influenced his case after his conviction.

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 12:44am EDT

US to meet with Japan on helicopter concerns

U.S. defense officials will meet with Japanese government representatives Friday morning to discuss the safety of Osprey helicopters after one of the tilt-rotor aircraft crashed last week.

Thursday - 06/21/2012, 02:29pm EDT

McCook new Marine Corps leader in Europe, Africa

Sgt. Maj. James McCook is the new senior enlisted leader of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa.

Friday - 06/01/2012, 08:48pm EDT

Navy takes industry feedback to heart in NGEN RFP

The Navy tried to ensure it properly addressed industry concerns as it developed its final solicitation for the $5.4 billion network contract. Some comments involved cost-reduction. Others related to fairness in competition.

Monday - 05/21/2012, 04:37pm EDT

US commander of Afghan war may shift to Europe

The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Marine Gen. John Allen, is likely to leave to become the chief allied commander in Europe early next year as the war effort moves toward its final phase, a senior U.S. defense official said Tuesday.

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 10:03am EDT

Panetta: Troop scandals hurt US Afghan mission

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned troops Friday that it takes just seconds for misconduct to make headlines and said that enemy insurgents can use recent military scandals to fuel their fight.

Friday - 05/04/2012, 05:05pm EDT

Discharged outspoken Marine works last day

The last day of military service has arrived for a Marine Corps sergeant discharged for criticizing President Barack Obama on Facebook.

Thursday - 05/03/2012, 03:16pm EDT

Ex-Marine aims camera at self to heal from the war

An ex-Marine filmmaker whose unit carried pocket digital cameras into some of the worst fighting in Iraq is using that footage, and post-war interviews, to open viewers' eyes about combat and help himself deal with the lasting emotional impact.

Friday - 04/27/2012, 05:00am EDT

US to remove 9,000 Marines from Okinawa

About 9,000 U.S. Marines stationed on the Japanese island of Okinawa will be moved to the U.S. territory of Guam and other locations in the Asia-Pacific, including Hawaii, under a U.S.-Japan agreement announced Thursday.

Friday - 04/27/2012, 02:14am EDT

Educating students about war

Veterans National Education Program Co-founders Andrea Hooper and Bob McMahon talk about the organization's vision and mission.
April 20, 2012(Encore presentation June 8, 2012)

Friday - 04/20/2012, 11:00pm EDT
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Air Force 'appalled' by $1B IT system that produced few capabilities

The Air Force's comptroller poured $1 billion into a new enterprise resource planning system with virtually nothing to show for it after seven years. The service is restricting the ERP with details to come in the next few weeks.

Friday - 04/20/2012, 05:17am EDT
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Navy seeks ouster of 2 Marines after Haditha case

The Navy on Thursday initiated dismissal proceedings against two Marines from a squad that killed 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians in 2005, saying they lied to military investigators after the massacre.

Friday - 04/20/2012, 12:25am EDT

Budget glass is more than half full for Navy, Marine Corps

Navy and Marine Corps officials are upbeat about how they'll fare under the current round of budget cuts. Navy Department officials said the strategy DoD developed following the passage of the Budget Control Act aligns perfectly with the capabilities of the maritime services.

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 05:09am EDT
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Navy aims for more accountability, centralized authority in acquisition commands

After a decade in which relatively few questions were asked about resource allocations, Navy and Marine Corps acquisition leaders are moving to adjust to a new reality.

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 05:38am EDT
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Agencies feel strain of balancing mobility, security

The Army and DISA will release a broad agency announcement this summer seeking third party software to secure smartphones and tablet computers. The Marine Corps is looking at host of different possibilities to secure mobile devices, including a process to verify the software code in apps.

Thursday - 04/12/2012, 05:18am EDT
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