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Body of missing Marine wife found in California mine shaft

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Aug. 18 (UPI) --The body of Erin Corwin, the young wife of a U.S. Marine corporal, found in a desert mineshaft and a former Marine has been arrested, authorities said Monday.
Frances Burns
Former Customs chief accuses agency of cover-ups

Former Customs chief accuses agency of cover-ups

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 (UPI) --The former head of internal affairs at U.S. Customs at Border Protection said the agency has serious problems with accountability and corruption.
Gabrielle Levy
Navy approves third full-rate production of AARGM missiles

Navy approves third full-rate production of AARGM missiles

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 15 (UPI) --ATK reports it will manufacture more Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missiles for the U.S. Navy under a third full-rate production contract worth $96.2 million.
Richard Tomkins
American Idol's Josh Gracin sparks death rumors with cryptic Facebook post

American Idol's Josh Gracin sparks death rumors with cryptic Facebook post

MEMPHIS, Aug. 15 (UPI) --"American Idol" alum Josh Gracin is being held on a 5150 psychiatric hold after the singer shared an alarming post on Facebook believed to be a suicide note.
Veronica Linares
Raytheon announces military contract for vehicle-carried laser weapon

Raytheon announces military contract for vehicle-carried laser weapon

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 13 (UPI) --Raytheon is to develop a vehicle-based laser system for U.S. Marine Corps testing under an Office of Naval Research program, in a contract worth $11 million.
Richard Tomkins
Weapons with Lockheed's enhanced Dual Mode Laser Guided Bomb kit on target

Weapons with Lockheed's enhanced Dual Mode Laser Guided Bomb kit on target

ARCHBALD, Pa., Aug. 4 (UPI) --Bombs with Lockheed's enhanced Dual Mode Laser Guided Bombs kit successfully demonstrated their capability in various targeting modes for the U.S. Marine Corps.
Richard Tomkins
Javelin missile demos vehicle mounted capability

Javelin missile demos vehicle mounted capability

ORLANDO, Fla., July 29 (UPI) --Javelin Joint Venture successfully demos the firing of its man-portable missile from a vehicle.
Richard Tomkins
Unmanned cargo-carrying helo returns to U.S. from Afghanistan

Unmanned cargo-carrying helo returns to U.S. from Afghanistan

OWEGO, N.Y., July 25 (UPI) --K-MAX, the unmanned cargo aircraft of Lockheed Martin and Kaman Aerospace, has returned to the United States following extended deployment to Afghanistan.
Richard Tomkins
Integrator UAV achieves 24-hour flight endurance

Integrator UAV achieves 24-hour flight endurance

BINGEN, Wash., July 23 (UPI) --Insitu, a Boeing company, is increasing the flight endurance times of its Integrator unmanned aerial vehicle with increasingly heavy payloads.
Richard Tomkins
Marine veteran gets locked in Florida VA clinic and calls 911

Marine veteran gets locked in Florida VA clinic and calls 911

ORANGE CITY, Fla., July 23 (UPI) --Marine veteran Jeff Duck called 911 Monday after he went to a VA clinic in Florida and was left in a room waiting for the doctor.
Evan Bleier
GenDyn continues research on new amphibious assault vehicle

GenDyn continues research on new amphibious assault vehicle

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., July 14 (UPI) --General Dynamics Land Systems is continuing work on a new amphibious combat vehicle.
Richard Tomkins
Oshkosh's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle offering passes Net-Ready testing

Oshkosh's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle offering passes Net-Ready testing

OSHKOSH, Wis., July 10 (UPI) --Oshkosh vehicle passes "milestone" test in bid to replace Humvee.
Richard Tomkins
U.S. Marine feels more confident about chances of release

U.S. Marine feels more confident about chances of release

TECATE, Mexico, July 6 (UPI) --U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi feels more confident about chances for release from Mexican prison.
Danielle Haynes
U.S. dedicates new consulate in Mexico

U.S. dedicates new consulate in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, July 2 (UPI) --The U.S. Department of State dedicated its new consulate in Monterrey, Mexico on Wednesday.
JC Finley
Judge: U.S. must give travelers some way to get off 'no-fly' list

Judge: U.S. must give travelers some way to get off 'no-fly' list

PORTLAND, Ore., June 25 (UPI) --The "no-fly list" set up by the U.S. government after the 2001 terrorist attacks is unconstitutional if travelers have no way to get off it, says federal judge.
Frances Burns
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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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