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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
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
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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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