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Marine aviation marks history as last FA-18 Hornets land from deployment with USS Nimitz

Eleven F/A-18 Hornets launched from the deck of the USS Nimitz on Thursday heralding the end of an era for the famed fighter jets in the Marine Corps. The flight to the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar’s tarmac marked the last time the Marines would deploy with Hornets on an aircraft carrier. By 2028, most pilots will fly the more stealth F-35 B fighter jets. A F/A-18C Hornet, from the Death Rattlers of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 323, launches off the flight deck of the USS Nimitz...
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POTD: One Shot, One Kill – M40 Sniper Rifle with Redfield 3-9×40 scope

Photo Of The Day: Above you can see the M40 Sniper Rifle with the Redfield 3-9×40 scope used by Sgt. Charles “Chuck” Mawhinney. He recorded 103 confirmed kills and 216 probable kills while serving in the Vietnam War, and the rifle can be found in the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia. Stone […] Read More … The post POTD: One Shot, One Kill – M40 Sniper Rifle with Redfield 3-9×40 scope appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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VA Senator Admits To Adding Barriers & Hoops For Gun Owners

RICHMOND VA –-( SB 1430 failed in the Virginia Senate Judiciary. The bill’s point was to eliminate a double background check that the Commonwealth requires when someone sells an NFA item privately. Senator Bill DeSteph introduced the bill because of a poorly written Virginia law. Right now, if someone buys an NFA item from a private seller, the law requires them to go through a background check at the time of sale and an identical background check at the time of the transfer of ...
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The Marines are honoring the type of rifle and scope used by the Corps' deadliest sniper

An unidentified Marine Corps sniper in Vietnam Marine Corps The Marine Corps celebrated the history of the M40 sniper rifle with Redfield scope at Camp Lejeune. The M40 rifle was the same type of weapon used by Marine sniper Sgt. Charles "Chuck" Mawhinney. Mawhinney is the deadliest sniper in Marine Corps history, with 103 confirmed kills. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Marine Corps recently honored a rifle and scope long used by its snipers, including one of t...
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State edges toward vaccinating 70+, charging for hikers' rescue, $1M Honolulu homes may be classified affordable, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Daring view of Waimea Canyon, Kauai ©2021 All Hawaii News Charging illegal hikers for rescue costs considered again by Hawaii lawmakers. Renewed efforts are underway in the state Senate to allow county first-responders to charge outlaw hikers for the cost of rescuing them — and issue criminal fines as well — at a time when government spending is under stress from the fallout of COVID-19. Star-Advertiser. KHON2.Is The End In Sight? And How Will We Know It? Vaccinations are key to how soon ...
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Rarely seen footage from the battle of Iwo Jima reveals more about the US troops who fought and died there

US Marines cheer and hold up their rifles after raising the US flag on Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima, February 23, 1945. Associated Press Seventy-six years after the pivotal World War II battle for Iwo Jima, memories of it are largely limited to the famous flag-raising on Mount Suribachi. But footage taken by combat cameramen, rarely viewed in the past seven decades, reveals more about the Marines, soldiers, and sailors who fought there. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories...
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Ex-Florida Officer, Marine Latest Charged in Capitol Breach

A former Florida police officer and Marine Corps veteran is the latest person to be charged with taking part in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
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6 reasons the Battle of Iwo Jima is so important to US Marines

Marines on the beach at Iwo Jima. U.S. Marine Corps Photo The Pacific War was one of the most brutal in history, nowhere more so than on Iwo Jima in February 1945. But the battle had significance for the Marine Corps for more than just its brutality. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. No historical account of World War II would be complete without covering the Battle of Iwo Jima.At first glance, it seems similar to many other battles that happened late in the Pacific W...
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He was a 'sweet' teenager. Then he killed 2 men in Kenosha. Now he's a right-wing hero.

John Rudoff/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images; Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images; Ethan Miller/Getty Images; Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images; Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images; (Justin Merriman/Getty Images; Stephen Maturen/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Insider I. The Night Of Kyle Rittenhouse raised his hands in the air as he stumbled toward the convoy of armored police vehicles, his AR-15 bouncing against his legs.Behind him, three men who had chased him lay bleeding on the street. ...
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Hawaii is the second safest state, officials mull who should get vaccinated next, nurses could perform abortions, gambling bill dies in Legislature, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Whale watching in Hawaii ©2021 All Hawaii NewsSurvey: Hawai‘i is the 2nd Safest State During COVID-19. Hawaiʻi was ranked number two on a list of the safest states during the COVID-19 pandemic, second only to Alaska. Maui Now.State leaders mull who should be prioritized in next phase of vaccine distribution. As COVID vaccination hubs continue to immunize front line workers and kupuna 75 and over, state leaders are trying to decide who should be next. Hawaii News Now.Some want a unified H...
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Former cubicle dweller embraces his passion as a chicken farmer

Paul Greive was tired all the time. He had joint pain. And brain fog. At 26 years old, having just wrapped up a deployment in Iraq, the Marine Corps intelligence officer was now being told by doctors that the Lyme disease he contracted in sniper school might linger forever. Get used to it. This was 2009 and the anti-inflammatory paleo diet was all the rage. What did he have to lose? “Two weeks in, I felt like a kid again,” says the former All-American college track and field star. “My joint pain...
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Pentagon chief says he's looking into 'deeply disturbing' video of a female Marine tearfully calling out the Corps for its reaction to sexual misconduct

A screenshot from a Marine's viral TikTok video on sexual assault. TikTok/@gwotthot The defense secretary responded to a Marine's video alleging that a man who wronged her would stay in the Corps. "This is exactly why f---ing females in the military f---ing kill themselves," she says through tears. Lloyd Austin said that the video was "deeply disturbing" and that he would make sure she received help. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The secretary of defense respo...
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The F-16 first flew 47 years ago, and the Air Force may keep it flying decades longer due to problems with the F-35

A US Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon on a mission near Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, March 22, 2003. US Air Force/Staff Sgt. Cherie Thurlby Nearly 50 years after its first flight, the F-16 remains in service with air forces around the world. The US Air Force was set to get rid of its F-16s in the coming decade, but delays on its new fighters mean the Fighting Falcon will fly on. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. February 2 was the 47th anniversary of the first o...
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Marine Corps' West Coast depot receives women recruits for first coed training in its 100-year history

New recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, participate in the receiving process at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, February 9, 2021. US Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred Sixty women recruits have arrived at the Marine Corps' all-male training site in San Diego. They'll complete boot camp in a coed company for the first time in the base's 100-year history. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Sixty female recruits have arrived at the Mar...
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Marine Corps Prioritizes Synthetic Training Systems

The Marine Corps will be making a strong move towards synthetic training systems like the Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer III. The training system supposedly improves live-fire performance and combat readiness. Although these systems have been employed as early as 2017, the Marine Corps is now planning on awarding a contract by March of 2021. Marine […] Read More … The post Marine Corps Prioritizes Synthetic Training Systems appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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Explosives are missing from the nation's largest Marine Corps base

Explosives are missing from the nation's largest US Marine Corps base, according to military officials who said Tuesday an investigation is underway.
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Explosives are missing from the nation's largest Marine Corps base and an investigation is underway

It is unclear what kind of explosives were missing and how many.
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Missing Explosives From Marine Base Under Investigation

Explosives are missing from a Marine Corps base in the Southern California desert and the military is investigating.
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Nearly 90% of military hazing complaints come from the Marine Corps

via U.S. Marine Corps An annual report on hazing in the military shows that the Marine Corps had the lion's share of hazing complaints and substantiated hazing incidents. The data is a troubling snapshot taken shortly after the Marines faced national scrutiny over hazing episodes at boot camp at Parris Island in South Carolina. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A year after a Marine drill instructor was sentenced to 10 years behind bars for hazing Muslim recruits, th...
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4 pieces of special-operations gear that regular troops now get to use too

A US Navy SEAL surfaces with his weapon drawn during a combat swimmer training dive, May 18, 2006. US Navy/Senior Chief Petty Officer Andrew McKaskle A variety of combat gear first issued to special-operations forces has made its way to regular troops. Here are some weapons and equipment that are no longer just for the operators. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. It's often said that if you want to know what equipment your car will have in 10 to 20 years, just look at...
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George P. Shultz, Ronald Reagan's longtime secretary of state, dies at age 100

Secretary of State George Shultz, center, walks with President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George Bush upon his arrival at the White House on January 9, 1985, after two days of arms talks with the Soviet Union in Geneva. AP Photo/Barry Thumma, File Former US Secretary of State George P. Shultz has died at age 100. Shultz was the longest serving secretary of state since World War II. Condoleezza Rice praised Shultz as a "great American statesman" and a "true patriot." Visit the Busines...
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Longtime Reagan Secretary of State George Shultz dies at 100

By MATTHEW LEE WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, a titan of American academia, business and diplomacy who spent most of the 1980s trying to improve Cold War relations with the Soviet Union and forging a course for peace in the Middle East, has died. He was 100. Shultz died Saturday at his home on the campus of Stanford University, where he was a distinguished fellow at the Hoover Institution, a think tank, and professor emeritus at Stanford’s Graduate School of Busine...
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The military needs to get comfortable with 'throwaway' equipment, top Marine general says

Lt. Gen. David Berger, left, then commander of US Marine Corps forces in the Pacific, reviews aircraft at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, June 6, 2017. US Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. George Melendez The military has long focused time and resources on keeping aging, manned platforms in service. With Russia and China present a more capable challenge, the military needs to move toward equipment that doesn't require so much investment, the Marine Corps' top officer said this week. Visit th...
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South Korea's military has big problems that are much closer to home than North Korea

South Korean soldiers during a military exercise in Cheorwon-gun, South Korea, May 20, 2015. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images Despite North Korea's flashy displays of weaponry, South Korea's military is still seen as having qualitative and technological advantages. But Seoul's foundering effort to modernize its forces over the past two decades means it may not be equipped to fend off a North Korean attack. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. In the dead of night on January 1...
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Canna, hot greenhouse fantasies, and the brutality of ice. A Letter to the Midwest.

December 29, 2020 Lovettsville, VA Dear Scott, Well, I think we’ve established that you’re the better person at this point.   As we will not agree about using shallow phrases for the sake of filling socially-distanced space, let us discuss plants instead. We can start with that canna of yours, which, had you stopped typing your letter and finding new ways of shaming me, and instead gone outside and dug the damn thing out of the friable and fertile Midwestern soil; you might have saved. I know, f...
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Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis offers advice for young leaders: 'Know your troops'

Retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis offered some advice for junior officers leading their troops into combat. "Listen to your non-commissioned officers, your chief petty officers," Mattis said.  Mattis also stressed to leaders the importance of being physically fit — to set an example. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis offered some advice for junior officers leading their troo...
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5 iconic US weapons that helped win the Gulf War

US Air Force F-16, F-15C, and F-15E fighter jets over Kuwaiti oil fires, set by the retreating Iraqi army during Operation Desert Storm in 1991. U.S. Air Force During the combat phase of the Gulf War in early 1991, the US military quickly demonstrated its superiority on the ground against Iraqi forces. That superiority, and the decisive victory it produced, was due in large part to the quality of a few Cold War-era weapons that the US brought with it to the Middle East. Visit Business Insi...
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Inauguration poet Amanda Gorman to read original work at Super Bowl

LOS ANGELES — Fresh off her nationally acclaimed poetry reading at President Joe Biden’s inauguration, Los Angeles native Amanda Gorman will be presenting her work on another massive stage — the Super Bowl, the NFL announced Wednesday. According to the league, Gorman, 22, will read a poem before the game honoring three “community heroes,” including a Los Angeles teacher, who will be recognized on the field and serve as honorary captains during the pre-game coin toss. The community heroes — Los A...
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Virginia Gun Rental Background Check Bill Poses Insurmountable Hurdles

By Larry Keane There’s a bill brewing in Virginia that’s got great intentions but will wreak havoc for gun ranges. iStock-884220580 U.S.A. -( There’s a bill brewing in Virginia that’s got great intentions but will wreak havoc for gun ranges and the state-run background check system. Democratic state Sen. Creigh Deeds introduced SB 1250, legislation to require background checks for gun rentals. It’s a first-of-its-kind bill that was introduced following tragic incidents of suic...
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Ige pushes digital economy in State of the State address, new COVID-19 variant found in state, Health Department discovers 60 unreported coronavirus deaths, vaccine shortage hinders efforts, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Gov. David Ige State of the State address, Jan. 25, 2020 Full text of Gov. David Ige's State of the State address can be found here.Gov. David Ige calls for economy to pivot to technology. Gov. David Ige wants Hawaii to develop a more robust digital economy — “a Hawaii 2.0” pivot — that would spread broadband connectivity to rural communities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has strangled tourism. Star-Advertiser.Gov. Ige pushes for more investment in digital technology. In his...
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