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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.
U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa ascend ropes during an obstacle course on Rota Naval Base, Spain, Feb. 26, 2015.

Marine Corps’ boot camp will integrate men and women recruits for the first time ever

Male and female recruits at the 3rd Recruit Training Battalion at Parris Island will share a barracks, but still be trained by DIs of their sex.

The 27 most powerful images of the US military in 2018

You don't want to miss these incredible images of the world's most powerful military in 2018 from around the world.

These are the 6 Marines who died when a fighter jet collided with a refueling tanker off the coast of Japan

The youngest of the six Marines who lost their lives when their planes crashed off the coast of Japan were only 21 years old.

5 missing US Marines declared dead after plane crash off the coast of Japan

"Every possible effort was made to recover our crew," a Marine Corps commander said.

US Marines mourn a ‘charismatic’ fighter pilot killed in refueling crash off Japan, as search continues for 5 missing

A KC-130 and an F/A-18 crashed off the coast of Japan during a refueling accident, leaving at least one dead and five Marines missing.
Shifting from the military to a civilian career comes with its own set of challenges.

10 former Navy SEALs, Green Berets, and other veterans share their best advice for leaving the military and transitioning to civilian work

Veterans from different branches of the US military share their best advice for leaving the military and establishing a career in the civilian world.