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U.S. dedicates new embassy in Dominican Republic

U.S. dedicates new embassy in Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, June 24 (UPI) --The U.S. Department of State dedicated its new embassy in Santo Domingo Tuesday.
JC Finley
Navy operating new flight simulators for Seahawk helicopters

Navy operating new flight simulators for Seahawk helicopters

TAMPA, Fla., June 19 (UPI) --Three new tactical operations flight trainers from CAE USA for Seahawk helicopters are now in service with the Navy.
Richard Tomkins
Lockheed Martin supplying Gyrocam sensor system to Canada

Lockheed Martin supplying Gyrocam sensor system to Canada

ORLANDO, Fla., June 16 (UPI) --Lockheed Martin has announced receipt of a Foreign Military Sales contract to produce its Gyrocam sensor systems for the Canadian military.
Richard Tomkins
U.S. spent $3 million on boats for landlocked Afghanistan

U.S. spent $3 million on boats for landlocked Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) --The U.S. spent $3 million on eight patrol boats for the Afghan police to transport supplies and "deter smuggling and illegal entry" into the country.
Aileen Graef

Lockheed modernizes Marine Corps air management system

COLORADO SPRINGS, June 13 (UPI) --Lockheed Martin has modernized the primary system used by the U.S. Marine Corps to coordinate the flight operations of all its aircraft.
Richard Tomkins
Former astronaut, Sen. John Glenn undergoes heart surgery

Former astronaut, Sen. John Glenn undergoes heart surgery

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) --Former Sen. John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, underwent successful heart surgery last month.
Gabrielle Levy
Navy developing laser weapon for U.S. Marines

Navy developing laser weapon for U.S. Marines

ARLINGTON, Va., June 12 (UPI) --The Navy is developing a laser weapon system for the U.S. Marines.
Richard Tomkins
Military jet crashes into California homes

Military jet crashes into California homes

IMPERIAL, Calif., June 5 (UPI) --The Marine Corps announced that one of their AV-8B Harrier jets crashed into a neighborhood in southern California Wednesday, nearly 90 miles east of San Diego.
Aileen Graef
U.S. breaks new ground on embassy in The Hague

U.S. breaks new ground on embassy in The Hague

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) --The U.S. Department of state broke ground Wednesday on a new embassy in The Hague, with completion expected in 2017.
JC Finley
House Republicans demand VA accountability

House Republicans demand VA accountability

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) --House Republicans and veterans demanded the passage of a bill that would allow the Secretary of VA to fire individuals involved in the ongoing Phoenix scandal.
Gabrielle Levy
SAIC upgrading Marine Corp Assault Amphibious Vehicles

SAIC upgrading Marine Corp Assault Amphibious Vehicles

MCLEAN, Va., May 27 (UPI) --Upgrades to U.S. Marine Corps Assault Amphibious Vehicles are to be performed by Science Applications International Corporation.
Richard Tomkins
Remains of Marine who fell from Osprey found

Remains of Marine who fell from Osprey found

WHITE LAKE, N.C., May 21 (UPI) --Remains of U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal Steven M. Hancock discovered day after he fell from Osprey in training mission.
Danielle Haynes
Navy taps Textron Systems Unmanned Systems for task order work

Navy taps Textron Systems Unmanned Systems for task order work

HUNT VALLEY, Md., May 20 (UPI) --Textron Systems Unmanned Systems is to provide small unmanned aerial system work for the U.S. Navy.
Richard Tomkins
Marine falls from Osprey aircraft during training flight

Marine falls from Osprey aircraft during training flight

NEW BERN, N.C., May 20 (UPI) --Sheriff's deputies and soldiers searched wooded areas in eastern North Carolina on Tuesday for a U.S. Marine believed to have fallen from an Osprey aircraft.
Frances Burns
Elbit Systems upgrading Marine Corps' SuperCobra fleet

Elbit Systems upgrading Marine Corps' SuperCobra fleet

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 19 (UPI) --Elbit Systems of America has been selected to enhance the capability of Marine Corps attack helicopters.
Richard Tomkins
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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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