Chairman Presents Legion of Merit to Lithuanian Defense Chief

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, awarded the Legion of Merit to Lithuanian armed forces chief Lt. Gen. Jonas Vytautas Zukas at a ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Chairman Presents Legion of Merit…

Paddle Practice

Marine Corps Cpl. Kyle Cary practices with his military working dog, Brandy, during training to familiarize the dogs with water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Aug. 3, 2018. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Austyn Saylor VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Paddle Practice http://www.defense.gov/graphics/DODc-small.gif

GREAT LAKES, Ill. (Aug. 2, 2018)

180802-N-IK959-1051 GREAT LAKES, Ill. (Aug. 2, 2018) Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) midshipman candidates fight a fire in a simulated shipboard compartment in the USS Chief Recruit Fire Fighter Trainer at Recruit Training Command (RTC). More than 65 young men and women entering their…

Optics Check

Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Estefania Patino corrects the optics on a recruit’s weapon during grass week on Parris Island, S.C., June 6, 2018. During grass week, recruits learn shooting positions and weapon safety. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Dana Beesley VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Optics…

What If the F-35 Fighter Never Existed

this month, the U.S. Marine Corps declared that its first squadron of F-35Bs had reached “initial operating capability”. That’s 21 years after the program first began as the Joint Advanced Strike Technology (JAST) program, 18 years after the first Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) design contracts…