facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
Headlines
California wildfires prompt arrest, charges

California wildfires prompt arrest, charges

SAN DIEGO, May 17 (UPI) --San Diego County District Attorney considers charges against two teens as well.
Danielle Haynes
Fires continue to burn in San Diego, including two on Marine base

Fires continue to burn in San Diego, including two on Marine base

SAN DIEGO, May 16 (UPI) --Brushfires continued to burn Friday in the San Diego area, including two that have charred thousands of acres on U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
Frances Burns
Military jet crashes in Arizona

Military jet crashes in Arizona

PHOENIX, May 10 (UPI) --Pilot had laceration to the nose after ejecting from crashing plane.
Danielle Haynes
Sikorsky begins full-system testing of CH-53K

Sikorsky begins full-system testing of CH-53K

STRATFORD, Conn., May 1 (UPI) -- A non-flying prototype of Sikorsky's CH-53K helicopter, developed for the U.S. Marine Corps, starts a two-year test program.
Richard Tomkins

URS providing support for military training ranges

SAN FRANCISCO, April 29 (UPI) -- Systems and equipment at Navy and Marine tactical training ranges for aircrew are to receive engineering support and services from URS Corporation.
Richard Tomkins
Northrop producing next-generation mission computers for USMC helos

Northrop producing next-generation mission computers for USMC helos

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., April 24 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman under $10.6 million contract with U.S. Nacy to begin production of FlightPro Gen III mission computers to support Marine Corps helicopters.
Richard Tomkins
Lockheed's JLTV offering surpasses 100k miles in testing

Lockheed's JLTV offering surpasses 100k miles in testing

DALLAS, April 21 (UPI) -- More than 100,000 miles have been racked up by Lockheed Martin's proposed replacement vehicle for the military's Humvees.
Richard Tomkins
Navy approves Boeing combat vehicle for transport on V-22

Navy approves Boeing combat vehicle for transport on V-22

ST. LOUIS, April 10 (UPI) -- Boeing reports its Phantom Badger combat vehicle has been approved by the U.S. Navy for transport aboard V-22 Osprey aircraft.
Richard Tomkins
Marine shoots fellow gate guard at Camp Lejeune

Marine shoots fellow gate guard at Camp Lejeune

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., April 9 (UPI) -- Marine Corps officials are investigating a shooting after a Marine killed his fellow gate guard at Camp Lejeune Tuesday evening.
Aileen Graef

Cougar MRAPs getting improved exit kits

March 31 (UPI) -- General Dynamics Land Systems-Force Protection win contract to enhance Cougar MRAP exiting.
Richard Tomkins
U.S. Marine KC-130Js getting Rolls-Royce service for engines

U.S. Marine KC-130Js getting Rolls-Royce service for engines

March 31 (UPI) -- Marines contract Rolls-Royce for aircraft engine sustainment services.
Richard Tomkins
Pentagon funds advanced procurement of F-35 parts, components

Pentagon funds advanced procurement of F-35 parts, components

March 26 (UPI) -- The Pentagon is giving a contract to Lockheed Martin for advanced purchase of components for 57 F-35 fighters.
Richard Tomkins
Iran-Contra special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh dies at 102

Iran-Contra special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh dies at 102

NICHOLS HILLS, Okla., March 20 (UPI) -- Former New York corporate lawyer Lawrence Walsh, who prosecuted several Reagan-era figures during the Iran-Contra affair, has died. He was 102.

Navy announces new anti-corrosion paint additive

ARLINGTON, Va., March 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy has announced development of a paint additive that protects vehicles from corrosion resulting damaged paint.

Army gives Lockheed rocket production contract

DALLAS, March 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has contracted Lockheed Martin for Lot 9 production of the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System unitary rockets.
Page 3 of 23
Photos
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)
Wiki

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.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Marine Corps."
Photo Galleries
Most Popular
1
Florida pageant mom fed daughter tapeworms to make her lose weight
2
Source: Ferguson cop beaten before shooting
3
Robert Hansen, notorious Alaska serial killer, dead at 75
4
Hayden Panettiere confirms pregnancy during ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
5
Boko Haram overruns Nigerian police academy
x
Feedback