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USMC Begins Roll Out of Suppressors

TFB has long followed the progress of the US Marine Corps effort to field suppressors across the board. At the end of December 2020, the Corps finally announced that they had begun the process of fielding thousands of rifle caliber suppressors to Marines for use with the M27, M38, M4 and M4A1 rifles and carbines. […] Read More … The post USMC Begins Roll Out of Suppressors appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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A Marine got a new jaw made out of a chunk of his own leg bone

A patient's prosthetic denture and oral cavity are inspected about six weeks after jaw replacement surgery December 29, 2020. US Navy/MCS3 Jake Greenberg A Marine in California underwent a new kind of surgery to replace a benign tumor in his jaw using a reconstructed jaw made out of one of his leg bones and with 3D-printed teeth. Previously, such a surgery would take multiple surgeries and years of recovery, but those new techniques and technology mean the Marine will return to duty af...
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The long, complicated history of the yellow 'Don't tread on me' flag waved by protesters at the US Capitol

Gadsden flags feature a coiled rattlesnake on a yellow background with text that reads,"Don't Tread on Me." Portland Press Herald/Getty Images On January 6, protesters swarmed the US Capitol to demand President Donald Trump remain in office, waving flags including one with a coiled rattlesnake on a yellow field and text that read "Don't Tread On Me." Paul Bruski, a graphic design scholar, explains the origins of the Gadsden flag and what it's represented throughout history.  The symbol...
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The Marines are planning historic F-35 operations with the UK, and Air Force is paying close attention

An F-35 Lightning II from the 34th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base in Utah, lands at RAF Lakenheath, England, April 15, 2017. US Air Force/Airman 1st Class Abby L. Finkel The Air Force is preparing to put its first permanent F-35 squadrons in the UK, with the first of roughly 54 expected to arrive in 2021. Air Force planners are already looking to the Marine Corps, whose F-35s will deploy aboard the UK's new carrier this year, for insights on how to train and operate in new ways wi...
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At least 33 countries have reported cases of the new, possibly more infectious coronavirus variant from the UK

Doctors wait for patients to arrive at the Policlinico Tor Vergata hospital where patients suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are being treated in Rome, Italy November 13, 2020. Guglielmo Mangiapane/Reuters Several countries have imposed travel restrictions on the UK after reports of a new, possibly more infectious coronavirus variant circulating the country. At least 33 countries have reported cases of the new variant. One academic estimate said the new variant could be up ...
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A new law in Mexico will treat US agents like 'spies' and could lead to 'black operations,' experts say

Demonstrators with a banner reading, "Gringos out of Mexico, Get out DEA, CIA and FBI" protest outside the US Embassy in Mexico City, October 16, 2013. The protest was staged after reports linked US intelligence agents to the 1985 murder of DEA agent Enrique Camarena. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo A new law in Mexico adds restrictions to how foreign agents, like those of the US Drug Enforcement Administration, can operate while in Mexico. The measure is an effort by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obr...
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'Quiet professionals': These are the legendary Vietnam War marksmen every Marine scout sniper trains to be

Carlos Hathcock, one of the most famous Marine Corps snipers in history. Marine Corps Archives Modern Marine Corps scout snipers are required to study their history, to learn from the outstanding snipers that came before them. Among those who serve as examples are Charles Mawhinney, Eric England, and Carlos Hathcock, three of the deadliest Marine Corps snipers of the Vietnam War. These three snipers had nearly 300 confirmed kills, but what makes them examples for Marines today is more than...
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For the first time ever, the Marine Corps will train women at its all-male West Coast boot camp

A recruit receives instructions on the range prior to live fire on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, November 12, 2019. US Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Godfrey Ampong The Marine Corps is sending women to its all-male West Coast boot camp in San Diego for the first time. The Corps already trains women at its other recruit depot in South Carolina, but the service is preparing to meet a congressional mandate to make its entry-level training coed. Visit Business Insider's ho...
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How to become a Raider: Everything you've wanted to know about Marine Special Operations

Marine Raiders with 1st Marine Raider Battalion provide security during a simulated night raid on a warehouse in Los Angeles, September 3, 2015. US Marine Corps/Sgt. Scott A. Achtemeier The Marine Raiders of World War II, who carried out missions deep behind Japanese lines, are said to have been the first US special-operations unit. In 2014, Marine Special Operations Command took on the Raider title, and they it has become a formidable and highly specialized force that trains and fights fr...
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Hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor, US Marines took on the Japanese in what became the Alamo of the Pacific

Japanese Navy destroyer Hayate during sea trials around 1925. Wikimedia Commons On December 8, 1941, the US garrison on Wake Island awoke to news of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Japan's destruction of the US Pacific Fleet meant Wake Island was on its own against Japan's advance across the Pacific. The garrison surrendered after a 16-day battle, but their resistance gave the US Navy breathing room and became a rallying cry for Americans. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more st...
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The Navy's future Light Amphibious Ships will be designed to operate off China's coast

A landing craft, air cushion debarks the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp during amphibious operations drills. Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Wilkes/US Navy A new Navy shipbuilding plan calls for building 10 light amphibious warships that can transport up to 75 Marines and operate independently. The ships are meant to zip around the First Island Chain — the archipelagos strewn across the South and East China seas — carrying the Marine Corps' new littoral regiments. Visit Bu...
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Here are the weapons and gear that soldiers and Marines can look forward to in 2021

Force Reconnaissance Marines during a simulated Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) mission aboard dock landing ship USS Germantown, September 5, 2020. US Marines Corps/Lance Cpl. Kolby Leger Marines and soldiers can expect to field an array of new weapons and gear in 2021. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. With the end of 2020 fast approaching, it's officially that wonderful time of the year when we can stop, take stock of our lives, and look ahead to what 2021 holds...
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Biden's top pick to lead the US military is about to get chewed out by Democrats and Republicans

US Army Gen. Lloyd Austin testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the fight against ISIS, September 16, 2015 CSPAN Retired US Army Gen. Lloyd Austin was thrust into the political spotlight this week after being selected by President-elect Joe Biden to lead the US military. Austin, a four-star general with over four decades in the military, still faces a few hurdles before he gets the OK to serve as the defense secretary. Austin faces a congressional grilling from lawmakers ...
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Biden picks retired US Army general to lead the Pentagon. He'd be the first Black man to head the Defense Department, if confirmed.

Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, then the vice chief of staff of the Army, speaks at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Virginia, January 31, 2012. US Army President-elect Joe Biden has picked a retired US Army general to lead the Defense Department. If confirmed, Austin would be the first Black defense secretary to lead the US military. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President-elect Joe Biden has picked a retired US Army general to lead the Defense Department.Lloyd...
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Biden picks retired US Army Gen. Lloyd Austin to head the Pentagon. If confirmed, he'd be the first Black man to lead the Defense Department.

Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, addresses a crowd at Conmy Hall on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Arlington, Virginia, January 31, 2012. US Army President-elect Joe Biden has picked a retired US Army general to lead the Defense Department, according to multiple news reports. If confirmed, Austin would be the first Black defense secretary to lead the US military. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President-elect Joe Biden has picked a retired US...
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Biden picks a retired US Army Gen. Lloyd Austin to head Pentagon. If confirmed, he'd be the first Black man to lead the Defense Department.

Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, addresses a crowd at Conmy Hall on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Arlington, Virginia, January 31, 2012. US Army President-elect Joe Biden has picked a retired US Army general to lead the Defense Department, according to multiple news reports. If confirmed, Austin would be the first Black defense secretary to lead the US military. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President-elect Joe Biden has picked a retired US...
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Biden is now seriously considering a Black US Army general to lead the US military

US Army Gen. Lloyd Austin and US ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey visit service members on Thanksgiving in Iraq. Sgt. Caleb Barrieau President-elect Joe Biden is now seriously considering a retired US Army general as one of his frontrunners to lead the Defense Department, according to a Politico report. If confirmed, Austin would be the first Black defense secretary in the US. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President-elect Joe Biden is now seriously considering a retir...
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The Marine Corps just set up its first new base in 68 years

US Marines assigned to Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz conduct the first flag raising of the new command, marking the initial operation capability of the base in Dededo, Guam, October 1, 2020. US Marine Corps/Staff Sgt. John Ewald Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz was activated on October 1, 2020, on the island of Guam. The base is the Corps' first new base since 1952, and it will eventually host roughly 5,000 Marines of III Marine Expeditionary Force. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stor...
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19 unforgettable images from the Pearl Harbor attack 79 years ago

The USS West Virginia burns in Pearl Harbor. US Navy The devastating Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor began at 7:48 a.m. on December 7, 1941, and it drew America into World War II. The attack killed some 2,400 Americans and wounded many others, while sinking four battleships and damaging many more. Here are photographs from immediate aftermath. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. December 7, 1941, began as a perfect Sunday morning for the troops serving the US fleet at Pearl...
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Marines training for harsh winter warfare in Norway also have to deal with 'different military terms'

Marine Maj. Alex Puraty greets Maj. Gen. Lars Lervik, chief of the Norwegian Army, during Exercise Reindeer II at Setermoen, Norway, November 25, 2020. US Marine Corps/Cpl. Jesse Carter-Powell Marines have become a common presence in Norway in recent years, as they train for combat in harsh Arctic conditions and on rough terrain. During that training, Marines and Norwegian troops often work side by side, and they take special measures to avoid miscommunications that can foul up their opera...
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The first Marine Corps F-35 squadron able to fight from Navy aircraft carriers is officially ready for combat

VMFA-314's first F-35C lands at Marine Air Station Miramar in California, January 21, 2020. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Dominic Romero The US Marine Corps' first F-35C squadron has achieved initial operational capability, meaning it is ready to deploy. Unlike the B variants of the fifth-generation stealth fighter the Corps has operated from airstrips and amphibious assault ships, the C variant is specifically built for combat operations aboard Navy aircraft carriers. The development giv...
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The Marines are getting new boots for fights in freezing temperatures as low as -20 degrees

US Marines hike in Sekiyama, Japan, March 15, 2017. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Isaac Ibarra The Marines are getting new cold-weather boots starting early next year, Marine Corps Systems Command announced Tuesday. The new boots will fill a gap in Marine footwear, providing comfort in temperatures ranging from 20 degrees Fahrenheit to -20 degrees Fahrenheit. "In order to effectively conduct your mission in a cold weather environment, you need to be warm," a Marine Corps project officer ...
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Thousands of Marines are getting tested for LSD after a drug problem emerges in North Carolina-based unit

Marines and sailors at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. US Marine Corps/Cpl. Daniel A. Wulz Thousands of members of the 2nd Marine Division have been tested for LSD since this summer, the North Carolina-based unit says. Previous routine screenings did not test for LSD, but that changed after Marines and sailors were found to be using that particular drug. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The North Carolina-based 2nd Marine Division has a drug problem.That's how Maj. Gen. ...
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Biden reportedly considering a retired four-star general to lead US military, would be first Black defense secretary if confirmed

US Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, commander of United States Forces - Iraq, presents a coin for an enlisted soldier at Operating Base Adder, Iraq. Defense Department President-elect Joe Biden is adding to his list of potential defense secretaries a retired US Army general, according to an Axios report published Friday. Lloyd Austin is a Black four-star general with over four decades in the military. If confirmed, Austin would be the first Black defense secretary in the US. Visit Business I...
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A brief, bloody war in a corner of Asia is a warning about why the tank's days of dominance may be over

A destroyed Armenian tank in November 2020. Gavriil Grigorov\TASS via Getty Images Footage of Azerbaijani drones attacking Armenia forces during earlier this year showed the small, relatively cheap munitions wreaking havoc on tanks and armored vehicles. The brief but destructive conflict has reinvigorated debate about whether tanks, which have long been the most dominant ground weapon the battlefield, will still be viable in a clash between modern, technologically advanced militaries.  Vis...
Tags: Asia, China, Iraq, Russia, Israel, US, International, Trends, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Army, Marine Corps, Moscow, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Johnson


David Dinkins, New York City's first and only Black mayor, has died at the age of 93

Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, right, with close friend and former US Representative Charles Rangel of New York. Earl Gibson III/Getty Images David Dinkins, the first and only Black mayor of New York City, has died at the age of 93. Dinkins served as the city's 106th mayor from 1990 to 1993, a tumultuous time in its history. Known for his affable and collegial demeanor, Dinkins rose through the ranks of city government as part of the "Harlem Clubhouse," a legendary Black politic...
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Simon & Schuster Invites Readers To Support The Toys For Tots Literacy Program

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A legendary Marine battle 70 years ago is now becoming part of a rallying cry for China

The 1st Marine Division moves through Chinese lines during its breakout from the Chosin Reservoir. Corporal Peter McDonald, USMC In November 1950, US-led forces clashed with Chinese troops for the first time during the Korean War, in bitter fighting around the Chosin Reservoir. Chosin Reservoir has remained an iconic battle for the US Marines, even as memory of the war has faded over the past 70 years. Now, amid tensions between the US and China, Beijing is casting the battle and the war, ...
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The US's plans to keep a foothold against China in the Pacific have 'one huge blind spot'

A US sailor prepares a utility boat for US Marines and sailors to disembark at Koror in Palau, November 22, 2018. US Marine Corps/Staff Sgt. Gabriela Garcia A series of recent trips by US officials to small island countries in the Pacific and Indian oceans reflects those islands' role in the US's plans to counter China's growing clout. The US has longstanding ties with many of those countries but doesn't always attach the same importance to issues they care about, which could be a problem,...
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Special operations snipers are about to get this 'awesome' new rifle of choice for US military sharpshooters

A US Army soldier with 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) fires a legacy M2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. William Chockey US Special Operations Command has ordered its first Multi-Role Adaptive Design (MRAD) Mk 22 sniper rifles, which are expected to be delivered in January 2021. The Army and the Marines have also said they want to acquire the modular, multi-caliber weapon. "It's an awesome gun," a seasoned Army sniper told Insider earlier this ...
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