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Finnish Colonel Kari Nisula, the exercise commander from the Finnish Army, awards four US Marines with gifts for their participation and leadership in Exercise Arrow 18 in Pohjankangas Training Area near Kankaanpaa, Finland, May 18, 2018.

Marines took tanks out of secret caves to do military exercises near Russia’s northern border for the first time

Amid rising tensions in Europe, NATO members and their neighbors are working closer together to maintain military readiness, and the Marine Corps' first visit to Finland underscores the trend.
U.S. Marines with Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team – Central Command and Jordanian 77th Marines Battalion pose together after conducting riot control measures training during exercise Eager Lion 2018, April 18, 2018.

A Marine colonel took us behind the scenes of the intense annual military drills where US troops train in Jordan amid explosions and gunfire

US and Jordanian soldiers are currently in the middle of Eager Lion, an 11-day exercise involving more than 1,500 US sailors and 1,800 US Marines.
Concept art of a Bell V-247 Vigilant escorting two Bell V-280 Valor

The Marine Corps wants a ‘mega drone’ that can take off vertically and is armed to the teeth

The US Marine Corps wants a massive drone that can take off vertically from ships and carry a massive amount of ordnance.

US Marines traveled to Israel to train in a mock Middle East village — and learned the harsh realities of urban warfare

US Marines and Israeli special forces units practiced urban warfare, helicopter insertions, and medevac operations in a mock Middle East village.
An F-35B begins its short takeoff from the USS America with an external weapons load.

The US Navy has put to sea the first-ever F-35 aircraft carrier — and it’s a big warning to China and North Korea

The US has beaten China, Russia, and the entire world to the punch with a navalized stealth fighter that can fight for air superiority from an aircraft carrier.

Here’s the hardware the world’s top 25 militaries have in their arsenals

Arms and armaments are not the only things that make countries military powerhouses.
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Lauren Yancey, and Chantal Hogue, 20th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management apprentices, and Senior Airman Jordan Gagne, 20th Aerospace Medicine Squadron bioenvironmental engineering journeyman, assess their gages while checking for simulated hazardous chemicals during an integrated base emergency response capability training at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Dec. 9, 2014.

Marines released from the hospital after 11 people showed symptoms after opening suspicious letter on military base

The letter has been sent to an FBI lab in Quantico for further study, and the FBI and NCIS will conduct a joint investigation into the incident.
U.S. Marines participate in an amphibious assault exercise as part of the "Cobra Gold 2018" (CG18) joint military exercise at a military base in Chonburi province, Thailand, February 16, 2018.

The US sent its biggest force in years to an Asian military exercise where Marines learn how to storm beaches and drink snake blood — and the ph...

The US sent a massive amount of Marines to the annual Cobra Gold military exercise, which has been held almost every year since 1982.