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Marine Corps News

Senate OKs Obama's choice for Afghan commander

The Senate approved Gen. Joseph Dunford, the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, to be the top commander in Afghanistan.

Monday - 12/03/2012, 07:09pm EST

Correction: Women In Combat story

In a story Dec. 1 about women in combat, The Associated Press reported erroneously that former Marine Capt. Anu Bhagwati served at Camp Pendleton. Bhagwati served in officer training school at the base in Quantico, Va. She was stationed at Okinawa, Japan, and Camp Lejeune, N.C..

Monday - 12/03/2012, 07:03pm EST

McCain welcomes new fighter jet squadron

Sen. John McCain on Tuesday welcomed the Marine Corps' first squadron of pilots who are being called upon to fly the branch's version of the next-generation F-35 fighter jet out of its long and troubled testing phase.

Tuesday - 11/20/2012, 06:09pm EST

Marines, police prep for mock zombie invasion

An untold number of so-called zombies are coming to a counterterrorism summit attended by hundreds of Marines, Navy special ops, soldiers, police, firefighters and others to prepare them for their worst nightmares.

Saturday - 10/27/2012, 05:25pm EDT

Lighter force has double meaning for Marine Corps

After a decade of heavy land war, Marine Corps turns to energy efficiency as a way to lighten its load and return to its expeditionary maritime roots. The service already rolled out four technologies that reduce the amount of energy a marine uses. The Marines Corps also is spending hundreds of millions of dollars on developing and testing other energy efficient equipment.

Thursday - 10/18/2012, 05:26am EDT
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Long-missing Colo. Marine buried with full honors

A Colorado family's years of waiting ended Tuesday when they finally buried a fallen Marine who had been missing since a helicopter crash during the rescue of an American ship crew seized by Cambodia's Khmer Rouge in 1975.

Tuesday - 10/09/2012, 05:38pm EDT

Process underway to one day bring cyber weapons to battlefield

Army officials said first they have to define what exactly is a cyber weapon or tactical fire in military-speak.

Wednesday - 09/12/2012, 09:14am EDT

Marines testing women in combat jobs

Female Marine officers will attend the grueling infantry officer school at the Marine Corps' Quantico, Va., base as part of an experiment to gauge whether women can handle the course's extreme physical and mental challenges.

Tuesday - 08/28/2012, 06:36pm EDT

Groups seek to cut ties between Marine Corps, UFC

Protesters say the ultimate-fighting league condones sexist and homophobic behavior that runs contrary to the Marine Corps' commitment to maintain dignity and respect towards others.

Tuesday - 08/21/2012, 08:53am EDT

DARPA floats crowdsourcing to develop amphibious vehicle

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is looking into whether open collaboration can produce a design for a Marine Corps amphibious vehicle.

Friday - 08/17/2012, 09:50am EDT

DoD cutting back on use of live animals for surgery training

Both the Defense Department and animal right activists hope to reduce or end the use of 6,000 live animals a year for trauma surgery training.

Monday - 08/06/2012, 07:26am EDT

Budget-and-tax impasse threatens troops, economy

With the government heading toward a year-end "fiscal cliff," House Republicans approved a full plate of Bush-era tax cuts Wednesday that they said could help shore up a still-frail national economy. At the same time, the Obama administration warned that threatened budget cuts could send some of America's troops into battle with less training.

Wednesday - 08/01/2012, 06:47pm EDT

Military branches refine cyber roles

Two years after U.S. Cyber Command became operational, the military services that provide its cyber forces are beginning to more tightly define their respective responsibilities in the joint cyber environment. Gen. Keith Alexander issued a memo recently giving each of the services a lead cyber role for specific geographic areas of the world.

Monday - 07/30/2012, 05:21am EDT
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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
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