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The U.S. Marines Corps released the names of fifteen Marines and one Navy corpsman killed in a military plane crash on Monday.

The Marine Corps KC-130 transport plane was flying from the Marine Corps Air Station in Cherry Point, North Carolina, to the Naval Air Facility in El Centro, California, when it crashed in a field in LeFlore County, Mississippi, about 85 miles north of Jackson.

While an investigation is underway to determine what caused the KC-130 to go down, Marines Forces Reserves said the plane vanished from air traffic control radar somewhere over Mississippi.

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In constant combat over the past 14 years in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria, the “Cannon Cockers” of the 11th Marine Regiment paused at Camp Pendleton on Tuesday to celebrate the centennial of their founding by rededicating their battle colors.

Held aloft next to the American flag, the battle banner of the storied artillery unit was draped by past and present members with silk campaign streamers recalling the Marines’ combat service in World War II, Nicaragua, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

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US Marines have rescued one of their helicopters after it made an emergency landing on a beach in Okinawa, Japan. The aircraft was airlifted back to base using an even bigger helicopter.The US presence on Okinawa in southern Japan is a key part of the security alliance between the two countries.

The base houses about 26,000 US troops.There are plans to relocate part of it to a less-populated area of the island, but many Okinawans want the air base removed altogether.

 

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(Sputnik) – Marines of the Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet were the first to start exercises in 2018 in the Eastern Military District, the press service for the Pacific Fleet reported Monday.

“Today, in accordance with the plan of combat training of the Coastal Troops of the Pacific Fleet, about 1,000 servicemen of the Pacific Fleet’s marine corps and units began performing tasks at the ranges of Bamburovo, Gornostai and Radygino, and the Pacific Fleet marines were the first to begin combat training tasks in 2018,” the report said.

 

 

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VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) — Marines of the Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet started exercises in the Eastern Military District in Russia’s Far East, kicking off the country’s first drills in 2018, the Sputnik news agency reported Tuesday.

Citing a Pacific Fleet press statement released Monday, Sputnik said about 1,000 servicemen of the Pacific Fleet’s marine corps and units began performing tasks at the ranges of Bamburovo, Gornostai and Radygine, the first to begin combat training tasks in 2018.

 

 

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Teddy Ballgame continued to throttle Major League pitching after returning to the Red Sox in 1946, winning a pair of MVPs and batting titles while making six straight All-Star teams. Prior to the 1952 season, however, he learned that that streak would have to be interrupted: His country needed him again.

On Jan. 9, 1952, the Marines announced that they would be recalling Williams for active duty in the Korean War. He was among 1,100 senior lieutenants and captains who were told to replace the current Korean veterans who were about to be released.

 

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The military was set up in such way that protocol is always the leading principle to follow. This yardstick that makes the U.S. military so special and well established is applied in every aspect of soldiers’ lives, even when it comes to commenting on Presidents.

Therefore, when it just so happens that someone does remark a certain topic, the country is a little taken aback by it.

However, we need to realize just how serious this could be, especially because we have a general speaking up against former President Barack Obama, saying he was always good at giving terrorists a psychological boost.

U.S. Army Gen. John Nicholson spoke on the Obama issue Monday, explaining Obama’s main goal was to convince jihadists that the U.S. army was not willing to fight, thus adding fuel to the fire.

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The Marine Corps has gone all in with the Heckler & Koch-made M27 rifle, posting an order in August from the gunmaker for over 50,000 of the 5.56mm rifles.

The Marine Corps has gone all in with the Heckler & Koch-made M27 rifle, posting an order in August from the gunmaker for over 50,000 of the 5.56mm rifles.

Marine officials have hinted they intend to supply the entire Marine Corps with the pricey, German-made rifle but will start by outfitting Leathernecks in the infantry and eventually combat engineers and LAR Marines, according to multiple sources.

Marines with Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, sight-in with M27 Infantry Automatic Rifles at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Dec. 16, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jorge A. Rosales/ Released)

Most firearms experts, including top infantry officials in the Corps, believe the M27 — a military version of the HK416 rifle — is a superior weapon compared to the M4 and M16A4 issued to most Marines. With a more durable barrel, a modern, free-float handguard and a cleaner gas-piston operating system — as well as a full-auto firing mode — the M27 will deliver more accurate fire over greater distances and with less wear and tear than current rifles, officials have said.

But this is the third time since 9/11 the Corps has changed up its rifle of choice, with the service upgrading to the M16A4 just after 9/11, then changing those over to the shorter M4 for infantry in 2015.

 

 

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MORRIS PLAINS  — Friends and family are mourning the death of U.S. Marine veteran Laurel Chasmar at the hands of her ex-boyfriend.

Laurel R. Chasmar, 28, of Morris Plains, was killed Saturday morning by 32-year-old Hassan Shahid, of Jersey City.

Knapp said Chasmar died of “gunshot wounds inflicted upon her” at the Highlands at Morris Plains Apartments early Saturday. Shahid’s death was ruled a suicide by gunshot, according to Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp.

According to her Linkedin page, Chasmar worked at Novartis in Morris Plains. She was a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson and the County College of Morris.

She was also a 2007 graduate of Hackettstown High School.

Knapp didn’t say if both lived at the home where the shooting took place, or what if any relationship the two had to each other. But the Daily Record quoted Mayor Frank Druetzler saying the two used to date and had worked together at Novartis. Druetzler told the paper Chasmar had complained of harassment by Shahid, and said he’d been “lying in wait” for her to come home Saturday.

 

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Marines with the engineer platoon for Marine Wing Support Squadron 272, construct a foundation for a Southwest Asia hut at the Combat Center during Integrated Training Exercise 5-17, July 29, 2017. MWSS-272 is supporting the Aviation Combat Element of the ITX. The ACE conducts offensive, defensive, and all other air operations to support the MAGTF mission .

MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. —

The Aviation Combat Element, or ACE, plays an invaluable role within the Marine Air Ground Task Force, conducting offensive, defensive, and all other air operations to support the MAGTF mission. Marine aviation provides the MAGTF with the operational flexibility it needs to accomplish its mission across the range of military operations such as delivering fires, facilitating integrated command and control, enhancing mobility and maneuver, providing force protection, sustaining combat power, and collecting intelligence. Majority of aircraft usage within the ACE is for close air support or to transport for the Ground Combat Element or Logistics Combat Element. When the sky is the limit for technology, air superiority has become absolutely essential to winning wars, without ACE no major war can be won.

The Combat Center’s 29-day Integrated Training Exercise is the longest-lasting training exercise that occurs aboard the Combat Center, covering all four elements of the Marine Air Ground Task Force. It is comprised of an intense training cycle involving a series of progressive, live-fire exercises that assess the ability and adaptability of a force of approximately 3,500 active-duty or Reserve Fleet Marine Force personnel.

 

 

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