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A Marine with Marine Rational Force - Darwin does fast-rope training at Robertson Barracks in Darwin, Australia, August 1, 2019.

Thousands of Marines are about to have a coronavirus staycation in Australia

Marines will spend part of Australia's autumn "restricted to their rooms with access to necessary supplies."
A Norwegian soldier instructs a US Navy Corpsman about combating the cold during a cold-weather training package in Bjerkvik, Norway, February 25, 2020.

Finland pulled troops from an Arctic military exercise with the US and 8 other countries over coronavirus concerns

A soldier at a military camp in Norway tested positive for the coronavirus, but that's the only person who has, Norway's military says.
Air Force One arrives in West Palm Beach with President Trump.

The US military operates a fleet of modified civilian Boeing and Gulfstream VIP private jets — here’s what they do

The military is one of the most robust operators of private jet aircraft, tasked with flying precious cargo vital to the national interest.
The Naval Strike Missile is operational on land and at sea.

The Marines want a missile to chase down moving ships in the South China Sea and other contested waterways

The Marine Corps is taking on a role it hasn't been asked to do in the 20 years, and that new mission requires some new missiles.
U.S. Marine Sgt. Etrice Sawyer a native of Miami, Fla., with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, drinks the blood of a king cobra.

PETA is demanding Marines stop ‘swallowing scorpions and guzzling cobra blood’ in the jungle

PETA demanded that the Marines end the "crude killing of animals" and suggested they look into "vegan options" when learning to survive in the jungle.
US Marines eat scorpions and drink snake blood during the Cobra Gold 2020 jungle survival training

Wild photos show US Marines munching on scorpions and washing them down with snake blood as they learn to survive in the jungle

US Marines are learning jungle survival by eating live scorpions and drinking cobra blood in the jungles of Thailand.
Wounded troops on a tank used as a makeshift ambulance during the Battle of Hue, February 15, 1968.

The story behind one of the most famous photographs in US military history

The Battle of Hue had some of the most intense urban fighting in US military history and yielded one of the most well-known combat photos ever taken.
US Marines with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, fire an M224 60 mm mortar system for a live-fire range during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.

Here’s how Marine Corps mortar crews get explosive rounds to fall right on top of an enemy over 1,000 meters away

Insider had the opportunity to watch a mortar crew drop rounds on distant targets. Check out these photos of Marine mortarmen in action.
F-35B Lightning IIs on the amphibious assault ship USS America in the Eastern Pacific, October 5, 2019.

The top Marine officer thinks the Corps needs to be more unpredictable and that it needs the ‘Lightning carrier’ to do it

The Marine Corps wants to be more spread out and more unpredictable in the Indo-Pacific, and that means using its flattops differently.
An F/A-18F Super Hornet launches from USS Theodore Roosevelt during Northern Edge 2019, May 13, 2019.

The US Navy is learning how to operate in the Arctic, and more ships may not be the answer

Norway's ambassador to the US says these are some of the essentials troops need for Arctic missions.