BAC of Marine involved in fatal Okinawa crash was triple Japan’s limit
TOKYO — An Okinawa-based Marine’s blood-alcohol content was triple Japan’s legal limit Sunday when his vehicle collided with a minitruck, killing its Japanese driver, police say. The Marine was “slightly injured” in the 5:30 a.m. JST crash at a Naha intersection, Okinawa policeman Kazuhiko Miyagi told The Associated Press.... Read more
General Electric Aviation awarded $143.4M for CH-53K helicopter engines
General Electric Aviation has been awarded a contract worth more than $143.4 million for the procurement of 22 low-rate initial production Lot 1 and 2 T408-GE-400 turboshaft engines for the CH-53K King Stallion helicopter. The deal, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, is under a firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract,... Read more
Marine military policeman arrested for beating and strangling woman
SAN DIEGO (San Diego Union-Tribune) — A Marine military policeman is accused of strangling a woman at a Camp Pendleton beach after she refused to have sex with him in a firetruck. In a federal court filing obtained by The San Diego Union-Tribune this week, the Navy Criminal Investigation... Read more
F-35B Lightning II Trains With Marine Airborne Tactical Company
The Airborne Tactical Advantage Company landed aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. The detachment flew to Fightertown to help train transition pilots with Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501. While aboard MCAS Beaufort, the training squadron will be providing real-life enemy scenarios for VMFAT-501. “We are a civilian contractor... Read more
White House Chief Staff John Kelly I’m a Marine always not a politician
People who have known John Kelly for years say no one should expect the White House chief of staff to act like a career politician. They say the Kelly who offered a detailed and moving account of how the bodies of soldiers killed in action are packed in ice... Read more
USMC to equip Marine Investigators with new Glock 19M called the M007
MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. – The Marine Corps is equipping Marines with a new weapon, providing enhanced concealed carry capabilities at an accelerated rate and lower cost to the Corps. The Glock 19M—called the M007 by the Corps—replaces the M9 service pistol for personnel requiring a weapon that... Read more
Lockheed awarded $34.6M contract for integration of F-35, SDB-II
Pentagon officials announced Thursday that Lockheed Martin Aeronautics has been awarded a contract for weapons technology and development support on the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter and small-diameter bomb II for the U.S. Marine Corps and Air Force. The deal is estimated to be worth more than $34.6 million and is classified... Read more
Former Marine drill sentenced to 10 yrs in prison targeting Muslim recruits
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — A military jury sentenced a former Marine drill instructor to 10 years in prison and a dishonorable discharge from the service Friday for subjecting Muslim recruits to verbal and physical abuse, including one young man who committed suicide after an, especially troubling encounter. The eight-member jury... Read more
Military Jury convict former Marine Drill Instructor targeting Muslim recruits
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — A military jury on Thursday convicted a former Marine Corps drill instructor of subjecting Muslim recruits to verbal and physical abuse. After a seven-day trial and 12 hours of deliberation, the eight-member jury found Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Felix, 34, guilty of maltreatment in connection with... Read more
Marine Recruits Testify About Training Under Marine Drill Instructor
The public got its first glimpse Monday morning into the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island training platoon that saw one of its members die following an alleged altercation with a drill instructor when former platoon members testified at the court-martial of Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Felix. The trial of... Read more