Philip Johnston was a missionary’s son who grew up on a Navajo reservation, and fought in World War I. He was aware of the Chocktaw code talkers who served in Europe alongside the allies, and recommended to Major General Clayton B. Vogel, the commanding general of Amphibious Corps, Pacific Fleet, that Navajos be recruited [...]
Third Battalion, Second Marines is in the headlines, and not in a good way:
The U.S. Marine Corps is investigating a video that surfaced online today in which several Marines appear to urinate on the corpses of suspected Taliban fighters.
The video, which is less than a minute long, appears to show four men [...]
The Navy Cross:
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is set to present the medal Jan. 17 to the family of Lance Cpl. Donald Hogan in a ceremony at Camp Pendleton. The Navy Cross is second only to the Medal of Honor for combat bravery by Marines or sailors.
Hogan, 20, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th [...]
Courtesy of occasional reader Kirk, LMCO’s promo video of the F-35B’s sea trials aboard Wasp.
Could be a pretty nice piece of kit, if they can iron out the kinks. Which yes, I do realize that statement is tautological.
That nozzle comes alarmingly close to the flight deck on rotation, [...]
Meet Sgt. Collin Raaz, Marine scout sniper, combat leader, double amputee.
One step either way. A matter of inches.
Then a long road ahead.
Part 2 of eight here.
With the Iraq war ending and an Afghanistan exit in sight, the Marine Corps is beginning a historic shift — a return to its roots as a seafaring force that will get smaller, lighter and, it hopes, less bogged down in land wars.
This moment of change happens to coincide with a [...]
Navy is planning on purchasing the entire inventory of Royal Navy and Air Force Harrier jets, according to Defense News:
Britain has agreed to sell all of its 74 decommissioned Harrier jump jets, along with engines and spare parts, to the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps – a move expected to help the Marines [...]
Ollie North gets a look at the US Marine Corps’ rapid deployment capability.
You’ve got to love an organization that can take an existing refueling tanker and turn it into a novel close air support platform without getting all wrapped up the federal acquisition regulations.
Or I have to love them, [...]
Best wishes to Our Beloved Corps! Resolved, That two Battalions of marines be raised, consisting of one Colonel, two Lieutenant Colonels, two Majors, and other officers as usual in other regiments; and that they consist of an equal number of privates with other battalions; that particular care be taken, that no persons be appointed [...]