VDC to support Marine Corps training

ATLANTA, May 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marine Corps has contracted Video Display Corp. to provide its Visual Systems to support a virtual training program.

Marines contract for Saab training system

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marine Corps has contracted Saab for the delivery of its training-system technologies to support ongoing operational requirements.

Parsons to support MOUT training systems

PASADENA, Calif., April 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marine Corps has selected Parsons to support the Mobile Military Operations on Urban Terrain combat-training program.

Marines award deal for sustainment service

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marine Corps has contracted URS Corp. for the company to provide equipment sustainment support services.

Marines award contract for BAE turret kits

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marine Corps has contracted BAE Systems gun operator protection shields to counter threats in urban combat environments.

CTC honored for decision support tech

JOHNSTOWN, Pa., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Concurrent Technologies Corp. has been honored for its development of a decision support technology for the U.S. Marine Corps.

Marine Corps to get MRAP armor add-ons

LADSON, S.C., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marine Corps has contracted Force Protection Inc. for the company's armor add-on kits for mine resistant ambush protected vehicles.

Stanley to support MCNOSC

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marine Corps has contracted Stanley Inc. to provide technology support for the Marine Corps Enterprise Network.

CACI contracted for relay towers

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marine Corps has contracted CACI International Inc. for the construction of microwave relay towers to support training operations.

Marines contract for management support

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marine Corps has contracted BearingPoint Inc. to support information management and business process improvement.

Marines modify deal with Force Protection

LADSON, S.C., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marine Corps has modified a contract with Force Protection Inc. for mine resistant ambush protected vehicle support services.

Sikorsky contracts for CH-53K winch tech

UNIONDALE, N.J., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Sikorsky has contracted Breeze-Eastern Corp. for winch technologies in support of a CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter deal with for the U.S. Marine Corps.

Quantico equipped with new ID system

PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia has contracted Intelli-Check-Mobilisa Inc. for the company's security identification technologies.

Bell contracts for helicopter electronics

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Bell Helicopter has contracted LaBarge Inc. to support a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter deal with the production of electronic assemblies.

Marine Corps breaks ground on wind farm

BARSTOW, Calif., July 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marine Corps broke ground on its first commercial wind farm.
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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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