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Meet Thor and Loki, Marquette’s rising star Coast Guard dogs

MARQUETTE, MICH. — Two of the newest crew members at Marquette’s U.S. Coast Guard station have some seriously “ruff” duties: Exuberantly chasing geese away from the station’s Lake Superior waterfront, for instance, or getting snuggles from the public at social events, and being undeniably adorable in photos for the station’s Facebook page. It’s all in [...]

January 26th, 2020 | Posted in News | Read More »

US Coast Guard, Scripps Open New Center for Tech Cooperation

Rep. John Garamendi, center, and Vice Adm. Michael McAllister cut the ribbon for the new COE (USCG) By The Maritime Executive 01-24-2020 11:33:00 On Friday, the U.S. Coast Guard and Scripps Institution of Oceanography launched the Blue Technology Center of Expertise (COE) with a ceremony on the Scripps campus in San Diego. “The Blue Technology [...]

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VIDEO: Pentagon Sends More Marines, Army Battalion to Iraq

U.S. Marines assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command (SPMAFTF-CR-CC) 19.2, prepare to deploy from Kuwait in support of a crisis response mission, Dec. 31, 2019. Marine Corps photo The Pentagon is sending more forces, including roughly 100 Marines, to provide additional security to the U.S. embassy in Baghdad after a mob [...]

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Lightning Strikes Miramar: 3rd MAW welcomes Corps’ first F-35C

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. — Marine Corps and aviation history was made as 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing welcomed its first F-35C Lightning II fighter jet to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 314 and MCAS Miramar on Jan. 21. Lt. Col. Cedar Hinton, commanding officer of VMFA-314, flew the aircraft from Naval Air Station [...]

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GSDF, US Marines start joint drills in snowy Hokkaido

ENIWA, HOKKAIDO – The Ground Self-Defense Force and U.S. Marine Corps held a ceremony on Sunday to mark the occasion of their joint exercises taking place in Hokkaido. The drills began last Wednesday and will continue until Feb. 8. Two of the Marine Corps’ Osprey tilt-rotor transport aircraft, which are deployed at U.S. Marine Corps [...]

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Can the U.S. Military Survive in the Missile Era?

On January 8, 2020, over a dozen Iranian missiles rained down on two American military bases in Iraq, highlighting the threat posed by the proliferation of intermediate-range missile systems among America’s most likely adversaries. In response to this threat, the U.S. Army is developing its own intermediate-range missiles capable of striking targets (such as enemy [...]

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US soldier serving in Syria dies from injuries sustained in rollover accident

A 22-year-old U.S. Army Reserve soldier serving in Syria has died from injuries he sustained in a vehicle rollover accident. Spc. Antonio Moore was conducting route clearance operations as part of Operation Inherent Resolve in Deir ez-Zor Province in eastern Syria when he died Friday, according to the Army. It was his first deployment. Moore, [...]

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Lockheed adds Dunford, former top US military officer, to board

“General Dunford’s service to the nation at the highest levels of military leadership will bring valuable insight to our board,” Marillyn Hewson, chairman, president and CEO of Lockheed Martin, said in a statement. “His experience in complex, global operations and risk management, including cybersecurity threats, is a tremendous asset and will enhance board oversight in [...]

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The U.S. Navy Just Commissioned a Bunch of Sea-Base Ships

The U.S. Navy has announced it permanently will commission into front-line service all five of the expeditionary sea-base ships it plans to acquire. The sea-base ships, or ESBs in Navy parlance, previously were non-combatant vessels under the administration of the quasi-civilian Military Sealift Command. Skeptics wondered aloud whether the Navy was commissioning the ships in [...]

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The U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship: A Successful Catastrophe?

Is it time to admit the U.S. Navy’s littoral combat ships are a failure? Yes. And no—maybe. In 2004 President George W. Bush pronounced the overthrow of Saddam Hussein a “catastrophic success,” implying the invasion was an operational triumph in the early going but gave off grave if not debilitating strategic and political fallout later [...]

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