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.

Marine reservist charged in leak probe

HAYWARD, Calif., July 23 (UPI) -- A California U.S. Marine Corps reservist has been charged with sharing classified files without authorization, officials said Wednesday.

Marine Corps modifies BAE MRAP deal

YORK, Pa., June 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marine Corps has modified its contract with BAE Systems for additional Special Operations Command mine resistant ambush protected vehicles.

QinetiQ contracted for MCEITS program

STAFFORD, Va., May 6 (UPI) -- Virginia-based QinetiQ North America says it has been awarded a contract to support the Marine Corps Enterprise Information Technology Services program.

Mom of slain Marine wants answers

DAYTON, Ohio, April 7 (UPI) -- The mother of slain U.S. Marine Maria Lauterbach says she is not convinced her daughter's rape allegation against a fellow marine was treated seriously.

Marine Corps implements mapping technology

ATLANTA, April 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marine Corps says it has completed the implementation of TerraGo Technologies' geospatial mapping technology for mission-critical applications.

Marine Corps orders more MRAP II vehicles

OSHKOSH, Wis., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marine Corps announced it has contracted Oshkosh Truck with Ideal Innovations and Ceradyne for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected II test vehicles.

Gates: Marines to remain in Iraq

MOSUL, Iraq, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has decided against moving U.S. Marine forces from Iraq to Afghanistan, military officials said Wednesday.

Navistar awarded additional MRAP contract

WARRENVILLE, Ill., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marine Corps announced it has contacted Illinois-based International Military and Government LLC for mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle support.

Marine Corps exceeds recruiting targets

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marine Corps announced at the Pentagon Thursday it has exceeded recruiting targets for the year.

Stanley to support Marine Corps recruiting

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marine Corps has contracted Virginia-based Stanley Inc. for network operations support to the Marine Corps Recruiting Command.

U.S. Marine Corps modernizes vehicles

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marine Corps has contracted Maryland-based Lockheed Martin for development of the USMC Embedded Platform Logistics System.
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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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