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U.S. orders more enhanced combat helmets from 3M company

U.S. orders more enhanced combat helmets from 3M company

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 16 (UPI) --3M subsidiary Ceradyne delivering over 35,000 Enhanced Combat Helmets to the U.S. military, new orders that bring contract value to $107 million.
Richard Tomkins
U.S. Marine accused of killing transgender woman in Philippines

U.S. Marine accused of killing transgender woman in Philippines

SUBIC BAY, Philippines, Oct. 13 (UPI) --A U.S. Marine has been accused of murdering a transgender Filipino woman; the unnamed Marine is currently being held in custody.
Brooks Hays
USS America, an amphibious assault ship, set for commissioning

USS America, an amphibious assault ship, set for commissioning

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) --The USS America, the Navy's newest amphibious assault ship, will be commissioned into service on Saturday.
Richard Tomkins

Marines select Engility for continued intel operations support

CHANTILLY, Va., Oct. 9 (UPI) --U.S. Marine Corps intelligence information gathering and dissemination capabilities are to continue to receive support from Engility Holdings Inc.
Richard Tomkins
Marine lost at sea is first IS fight casualty for U.S.

Marine lost at sea is first IS fight casualty for U.S.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) --U.S. Marine Cpl. Jordan Spears was considered lost at sea after the Osprey he was in "lost power and descended" into the ocean.
Danielle Haynes
U.S. Marines take first place in international shooting competition

U.S. Marines take first place in international shooting competition

HIGHTOWN , England, Sept. 28 (UPI) --U.S. Marines beat out competitors from European military forces in a combat shooting skills tournament in England earlier this month.
Fred Lambert
Marines getting Wasp AE microdrones from AeroVironment

Marines getting Wasp AE microdrones from AeroVironment

QUANTICO, Va., Sept. 25 (UPI) --AeroVironment's RQ-12 short-range unmanned aerial system, the Wasp AE microdrone, has been ordered for the U.S. Marine Corps under $21.8 million contract.
Richard Tomkins
Oshkosh completes JLTV Production Readiness Review

Oshkosh completes JLTV Production Readiness Review

OSHKOSH, Wis., Sept. 24 (UPI) --Oshkosh Defense has successfully completed the U.S. government's Production Readiness Review in the competition to replace the U.S. military's Humvee.
Richard Tomkins
Obama salutes Marines holding coffee cup, annoys social media users

Obama salutes Marines holding coffee cup, annoys social media users

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) --President Barack Obama received a social media lashing after saluting with a coffee cup in his hand while walking off Marine One.
Aileen Graef
Lockheed to update, maintain battle management system

Lockheed to update, maintain battle management system

COLORADO SPRINGS, Sept. 19 (UPI) --Lockheed Martin has been contracted to maintain the U.S. Marine Corps' Virtualized Theater Battle Management Core Systems under $18 million award.
Richard Tomkins
New Navy support services contract for PAE

New Navy support services contract for PAE

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 16 (UPI) --Support services at a Navy and Marine Corps training range will continue to be provided by PAE under a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract worth up to $359 million.
Richard Tomkins
Taliban fighter who survived 2012 attack sentenced to death

Taliban fighter who survived 2012 attack sentenced to death

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 14 (UPI) --The only Taliban fighter to survive the 2012 assault on Camp Bastion was sentenced to death in Afghanistan.
Fred Lambert
Lockheed Martin's JLTV production plant gets government approval

Lockheed Martin's JLTV production plant gets government approval

CAMDEN, Ark., Sept. 8 (UPI) --U.S. gives approval for Lockheed Martin vehicle assembly plant.
Richard Tomkins
Marines getting non-lethal munitions system for use at checkpoints

Marines getting non-lethal munitions system for use at checkpoints

QUANTICO, Va., Sept. 3 (UPI) --Marines manning checkpoints in theater will soon have a new, non-lethal munition system when facing a possible threat from rapidly approaching vehicles.
Richard Tomkins
U.S. military personnel rescued after helicopter crash in Gulf of Aden

U.S. military personnel rescued after helicopter crash in Gulf of Aden

MANAMA, Bahrain, Sept. 2 (UPI) --All 25 military personnel aboard a U.S. Marine helicopter that crashed into the Arabian Sea during a training exercise Monday are safe, a Navy spokesman said.
Gabrielle Levy
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Residents are escorted by a Marine Corps and San Diego police officers from their home on December 9, 2008, near the scene of the crash of a Marine Corps F/A-18D Hornet fighter jet in a San Diego neighborhood on December 8, 2008, killing two adults and two children. The pilot ejected safely after trying to guild the stricken jet into a near by canyon. (UPI Photo/Earl S. Cryer)
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Marines (from the English adjective marine, meaning of the sea, from Latin marinus ("maritime"), via French marin(e), of the sea) are military forces optimised for operations at sea. Historically marine forces are part of a navy. However, in some countries the marine force is under independent command.

Tasks undertaken by marines have included providing security in a warship whilst at sea, reflecting the pressed nature of the ships' company and the risk of mutiny. Other tasks would include boarding of vessels during combat or capture of prize ships and providing manpower for raiding ashore in support of the naval objectives. Marine elements would also contribute to the campaign ashore, in support of the military objective.

With the industrialization of warfare in the 20th Century the scale of landing operations increased, and brought with it an increased likelihood of opposition, and a need for co-ordination of various military elements. Marine forces evolved to specialize in the skills and capabilities required for amphibious warfare.

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