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The U.S. Marine Corps was created on Nov. 10, 1775. It is a combined-arms task force known for its focus on aggressiveness and the offensive. The Marines have been central in developing groundbreaking tactics for maneuver warfare; they can be credited with the development of helicopter insertion doctrine and modern amphibious assault.

There are approximately 186,000 Marines actively serving today, with another 40,000 Marines serving in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.

Find the latest news and information on the U.S. Marine Corps including top stories, technology, policies, leadership, and more.

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After Early Troubles, New Marine Corps Amphibious Vehicle Is Headed to Okinawa

After more than a year of restricted use, the Marine Corps’ new armored combat vehicle, or ACV, will deploy from the coast of California with a Marine expeditionary unit, the acting commandant of the service said Thursday. The ACV replaced the aging and troubled amphibious assault vehicle after decades of use and a 2020 mishap that killed eight Marines and

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Marines Can’t Count on Navy Ships to Carry Them to Global Emergencies, One of the Service’s Top Generals Says

The Navy’s amphibious ships are not ready to deploy Marines around the world on time, a problem that has no short-term fix and degrades America’s ability to deter adversaries and reassure allies at a time when it is needed most, according to one of the Marine Corps’ top generals. “There’s a saying that wars are a come-as-you-are game,” Lt. Gen.

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Japan Resumes Landfill Work at New US Military Site on Okinawa Despite Local Opposition

TOKYO — Japanese construction workers on Wednesday resumed landfill work at the new site of the U.S. military base on Okinawa despite protests by the island’s residents that the move tramples on their rights and raises environmental concerns. The planned relocation site for the base, on Okinawa’s eastern coast, has been at the center of a dispute between the government

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Drone Flying over Guam Marine Corps Base ‘Disabled’ as Service Touts New Tools to Take Down Unmanned Aircraft

A Marine base in Guam “disabled” a drone flying over the installation Sunday, prompting a Naval Criminal Investigative Service inquest and a warning to the public that unmanned aerial systems are prohibited on Defense Department property, according to the service. The incident occurred at Camp Blaz, a fairly new base that was established last year in an effort to boost

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Judge Denies Marine Veteran’s Motion to Dismiss Charges in Fatal NYC Subway Chokehold Case

NEW YORK — Former Marine Daniel Penny, who placed Jordan Neely in a deadly chokehold aboard a Manhattan subway train last year, lost his bid Wednesday to dismiss the charges against him. Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Maxwell Wiley denied Penny’s motion to dismiss in a hearing Wednesday morning. The judge said he needed more time to decide on another defense motion to suppress search warrant evidence. Penny, who’s charged

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Marine Veteran Ethan Hertweck Died Helping Ukraine. Now, His Family Begins the Daunting Task of Bringing Him Home.

The family of a Marine veteran who died fighting in Ukraine last month is facing the daunting task of repatriating his remains, an often heartbreaking endeavor that roughly 30 families of American veterans who have died in Ukraine have undergone or are currently undergoing. Ethan Hertweck, 21, died in Ukraine on Dec. 8, according to his parents, nearly two weeks

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Marine Corps Plans Resident Advisers in Barracks and Other Fixes as Gross Facility Photos Surface Online

As new images of dismal conditions at a Marine Corps facility appeared online in recent days — dead vermin, flooded washers, apparent mold — the service has approved several short-term quality-of-life fixes for Marines across the fleet, according to an internal document reviewed by Military.com. The latest quality-of-life efforts mainly focus on oversight and management of on-post housing, and were

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Camp Lejeune Water Victims Should Be Wary of Scammers, Navy and Justice Department Warn

The Justice Department and the Navy are warning those filing claims under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act to be aware of scammers seeking to obtain personal information or money from them. In a fraud alert issued Monday, federal officials said claimants and attorneys who represent those affected by the decades-long contamination of drinking water at the North Carolina Marine Corps

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