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Commandant approves M4 as standard weapon for Marine infantry

All infantry Marines will use the M4 by the end of this fiscal year. A shorter rifle than the M16A4, the M4 offers increased capability and mobility across the force.(Photo: Sgt. Chris Stone/Marine Corps) MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. — It’s official — the M4 carbine has replaced the M16A4 as the universal rifle of [...]

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Marine Corps’ new helicopter completes its first flight

King Stallion, the U.S. Marine Corps’ brand spanking new helicopter, completed its first flight Tuesday. The Marines’ new helo is incredibly advanced – it will be able to lift a whopping three times more weight than its predecessor. Made by Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, the CH-53K King Stallion prototype is also known by the less catchy [...]

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Arctic Grouping to Meet at US Coast Guard Academy

NEW LONDON, Conn. — The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is hosting a gathering of nations with a stake in the Arctic this week to work on improving maritime cooperation in the region. The summit at the academy in New London is intended to help set up the new Arctic Coast Guard Forum. Canada, Denmark, Finland, [...]

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Protest over Royal Marine’s Afghanistan murder conviction

Image copyright PA Image caption Sgt Alexander Blackman was convicted of murder at a court martial in 2013 Protesters have gathered outside Parliament to call for the immediate retrial of a marine convicted of murdering a wounded Afghan insurgent. Royal Marine Sgt Alexander Blackman was given a life sentence by a court martial for the [...]

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Football legends Bleier, Staubach discuss Vietnam War experiences

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Oct. 21, 2015) — Army combat veteran and four-time Super Bowl champion Rocky Bleier of the Pittsburgh Steelers said he’s often asked what it’s like to be in combat. “We pray that we come back from war,” he said he tells them. “We have to live with the scars, both visible [...]

October 25th, 2015 | Posted in Army | Read More »

Substance abuse coordinator warns of Spice dangers

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 22, 2015) — Using illegal drugs puts a person in an immediate “life or death” situation, said George Suber, a prevention coordinator for the Army Substance Abuse Program, or ASAP, on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, or JBM-HH. Suber has been on the front lines helping people to overcome addiction for more than [...]

October 25th, 2015 | Posted in Army | Read More »

Operation Bayonet Thrust brings Sky Soldiers home

RIGA, Latvia (Oct. 23, 2015) — After months being deployed to the Baltics in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, U.S. Army paratroopers, from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, are convoying home to Italy from Estonia. The trip, named Operation Bayonet Thrust, will take the paratroopers from Company D, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, across nine countries, [...]

October 25th, 2015 | Posted in Army | Read More »

Navy’s Last Coal-Fired Power Plant Decommissioned

Indian Head, Md. (NNS) — The Navy’s last coal-fired power plant was decommissioned during a ceremony held Oct. 23 at Naval Support Facility (NSF) Indian Head, Md. The Honorable Dennis V. McGinn, assistant secretary of the Navy, Energy, Installations and Environment, was the guest speaker. “I think we should pause and thank the people that [...]

October 25th, 2015 | Posted in Navy | Read More »

NRSW CPO Foundation Wraps ‘Foundry’ Training

SAN DIEGO (NNS) — A class of 51 Navy 1st class petty officers and two Air Force tech. sergeants graduated from the Navy Region Southwest (NRSW) Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Foundation’s newest training program, known as The Foundry, Oct. 23, 2015. The Foundry, a weeklong leadership training for those at the rank of E-6, draws [...]

October 25th, 2015 | Posted in Navy | Read More »

Atlanta to Host Final Navy Week of 2015

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) — Georgia’s capital and most populous city will host the world’s largest Navy during Atlanta Navy Week, Oct. 26 through Nov. 1. Navy Weeks focus a variety of assets, equipment and personnel on a single city for a week-long series of engagements designed to bring America’s Navy closer to the people it [...]

October 25th, 2015 | Posted in Navy | Read More »

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