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Marine Corps News

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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First U.S. Marines head down under

The first round of American troops stationed in Australia have landed, Defense News reports. More than two thousand marines will eventually settle at Robertson barracks in six-month rotations because the US doesn't have a permanent base in Australia.

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 07:05pm EDT

Marine Corps' portable solar-energy units mean fewer IED deaths

The Defense Department is the single largest consumer of energy in the world, and as part of a broad strategy to shift consumption to renewable sources, the Marine Corps is rolling out its Ground Renewable Expeditionary Energy Network System (GREENS). Project manager Michael Gallagher told In Depth that GREENS saves not only fossil fuels and money, but also lives.

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 08:46pm EDT
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Marines seek DOD guidance on social media use

Marine Corps officials are seeking additional guidance from the Pentagon regarding service members' use of social media amid discharge proceedings against a Camp Pendleton sergeant who criticized President Barack Obama on Facebook.

Friday - 04/06/2012, 07:35pm EDT

Tighter budget inspires services to rethink their workforce

With less money to work with, the military services has to think creatively in order to deploy its shrinking workforce.

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 11:30am EDT
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Navy links cyber workforce training to commercial certifications

Navy CIO Terry Halvorsen issued a policy making IT security training provided by the services to sailors and Marines equitable to commercial accreditations. He said the department shouldn't have to pay for civilian education courses when DoD programs work just as well.

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 05:14am EDT
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Military leaders assert zero-tolerance for hazing

Military services still struggle to track hazing incidents, but insist incidents that harm or demean servicemembers won't be tolerated.

Monday - 03/26/2012, 05:51am EDT
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Afghan commander prefers robust US force in 2013

The top commander in Afghanistan said Thursday he prefers a significant American force of 68,000 to combat insurgents in 2013, signaling a potential halt in the drawdown and complicating any effort by President Barack Obama to speed up troop withdrawals after more than a decade of war.

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 07:29pm EDT

Recruitment not a problem for Navy, Marine Corps

A decade of war has not deterred people from signing up to work for the Navy and Marine Corps. Juan Garcia, the Navy's assistant secretary for manpower and reserve affairs, said retention rates are so high the agency has had to let some people go.

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 02:05am EDT
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Navy targets 15 large software vendors for enterprise deals

The service's CIO Terry Halvorsen said the goal is to bring together the purchasing power of the Navy and the Marines Corps to obtain lower prices. He said the Department of the Navy expects to save $100 million over five years. Navy senior officials from technology, acquisition and finance make the use of these enterprisewide contracts mandatory.

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 05:19am EDT
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Analysis: DoD budget will 'severely constrain' Army, Marine vehicle modernization

The Army and Marine Corps will be in the market for a new generation of ground vehicles soon. But acquisition officials there should think hard before they buy, according to Dr. Andrew Krepinevich, the president of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. Krepinevich discussed the trends likely to impact the development of combat vehicles.

Monday - 03/12/2012, 05:30pm EDT
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