Sikorsky tests rotor blades for new helicopter

STRATFORD, Conn., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Sikorsky Aircraft reports all-composite rotor blades designed to increase the lift of U.S. Marine Corps CH-53K helicopters have undergone initial testing.

Engility supports USMC communications

CHANTILLY, Va., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Engility Holdings Inc. says it will support U.S. Marine Corps communications under two 18-month contracts with a combined value of $18.9 million.

Jacobs Engineering receives USMC task orders

PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marine Corps has given Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. two task order contracts worth a combined $18.5 million for logistics and operational support.

Lockheed producing more fire control systems for USMC helos

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Additional fire control systems for U.S. Marine Corps AH-Z1Z Cobra helicopters are to be produced by Lockheed Martin under a $33.9 million follow-on contract.

Marines shoot down rumor on new hats

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. Marine Corps officials Friday shot down a rumor President Barack Obama ordered a design change that would require males to wear women's hats.

Military gives Pratt & Whitney F-135 LRIP modification

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Pratt & Whitney has received a contract modification from the U.S. Department of Defense for the sixth low-rate initial production lot of F135 engines.

LifePort producing armor kits for Super Stallions

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Armor kits to protect critical systems of CH-53E helicopters from small arms fire are to be supplied to the U.S. Navy by LifePort Inc., the company announced.

Middle school shooter said to have been bullied

SPARKS, Nev., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The Nevada middle school student who shot and killed a teacher, then killed himself in front of his classmates had been bullied, people who knew the boy said.

New emergency lighting system for USMC vehicles

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army and Navy have teamed to develop an emergency exit lighting system for Marine Corps assault amphibious vehicles (AAV).

Australian military upgrading facilities for U.S. Marines

CANBERRA, Australia, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The Australian Department of Defense is upgrading facilities at two military bases used by U.S. Marines during rotational deployments.

Camp Pendleton wildfire 41 percent contained, residents return

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A Camp Pendleton, Calif., brush fire that burned 2,500 acres is 41 percent contained, Marine Corps officials said Monday.

Navy selects Exelis for engineering support

COLORADO SPRINGS, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy has awarded a $121.8 million contract to Exelis for end-to-end systems engineering support.

Camp Pendleton fire in sunny SoCal still burning

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- A wildfire kept burning at a U.S. Marine Corps base near San Diego with forecasters warning Sunday that another day of prime fire weather was likely.

Lockheed Martin furloughing 3,000 employees

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin, the prime contractor of the F-35 Lightning fighter, plans to begin furloughing some 3,000 workers beginning Monday, the firm said.

Japan, U.S. to deploy second TPY-2 long-range radar in Kyoto city

TOKYO, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Japan and the United States announced plans to deploy a second TPY-2 long-range radar in Kyoto city for early detection of any North Korean ballistic missiles.
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Marine Corps
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)

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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