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F-35B Lightning II aircraft, assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, are secured to the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1).

The US is creating ‘mini’ carrier strike groups, and they are already proving their worth in combat

US Marines are experimenting with a new aircraft-carrier concept, and they're also taking a fresh look at forming "mini" carrier groups.
US Marine Corps commandant Robert Neller.

Marine Corps general reportedly leaked a sensitive memo questioning Trump’s border plan

"He didn't want the Marines and families at Camp Lejeune ... to get f---ed," one official reportedly said to Newsweek.
Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp arrive at Subic Bay in the Philippines ahead of Exercise Balikatan.

A US Navy warship was seen in the South China Sea carrying an unusually large number of F-35s

A US Navy amphibious assault ship sailed with an unusually heavy F-35 configuration, and it could be a big step toward a new carrier-warfare concept.
Is wearing military formal-wear to a black tie wedding a faux-pas?

A bride asked one of her wedding guests to leave after he showed up in his military uniform

The Reddit thread explaining the situation has gone viral, and people can't decide who's right and wrong.
Marines fortify the Arizona-Mexico border with concertina wire near the San Luis II Port of Entry, November 21, 2018.

The Marine Corps’ top general says Trump’s deployments to US-Mexico border are hurting combat readiness

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller says border-security deployments and other unplanned expenses are putting combat readiness at risk.
Lance Cpl. Chris Pedroza, a rifleman with Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, the "China Marines," firing an M240G medium machine gun during low-light live-fire machine-gun training at Anderson Air Force Base in Guam on March 11.

US Marines are practicing seizing small islands as a possible China fight looms in the Pacific

US Marines are dusting off the island-hopping strategy they used in the Pacific during World War II as they prepare for a high-end fight.
Six High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) of Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery conduct a battery fire during a July 21 live fire exercise as part of pre-deployment training at Ft. Bliss, Texas.

US soldiers and Marines want to punch holes in ships, and that’s bad news for China

The US Marine Corps and the Army are investing in anti-ship weapons to devastate enemy navies from shore. That's the last thing China wants.
Sgt. Maj. William Carter, the sergeant major of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, uses a World War II – era M2 flame thrower to burn last season’s Christmas trees at Elliot’s Beach Feb. 1, 2019.

The Marines are torching Christmas trees with WWII flamethrowers — and people are loving it

The annual Christmas tree bonfire started as a safety demo run by local firemen. The Marines thought it would be fun to add a flamethrower.
US Marines salute during a ceremony in August 2018. A Marine is being investigated for making comments on social media blaming underage girls for statutory rape.

A Marine master sergeant went on a social media tirade blaming underage girls for statutory rape, and is now in hot water

"If the temptation don't exist, then the crime don't exist," he wrote in one Facebook comment.
Paul Whelan appears in a photo provided by the Whelan family

The former Marine arrested by Russia reportedly tried to steal over $10,000 from the US government while he was serving in Iraq

Paul Whelan, the US citizen and former Marine detained in Russia on espionage charges, was convicted of attempting to steal $10,000 while deployed.