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South Korea president to attend Hawaii repatriation ceremony today, hospitals resume elective surgeries, Iolani Palace getting roof repairs, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Iolani Palace ©2021 All Hawaii NewsSouth Korea president to visit Hawaii to honor service members in repatriation ceremony. South Korean President Moon Jae-In will be visiting the islands on Wednesday to honor America’s military. He will be part of a repatriation ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam as the United States accepts remains of service members killed during the Korean War. Hawaii News Now.Patriot missiles fired from Hawaii for first time. With little fanfare, the U.S. Ar...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, America, United States, Hawaii, House, Louisiana, City Council, Federal Aviation Administration, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, National Park Service, Billy, Usmc, Honolulu


I sell custom camper vans for up to $100,000 and business is booming since the pandemic

Dave Walsh founded Vanlife Customs in 2016. Vanlife Customs Dave Walsh, 39, is a USMC veteran and custom van builder based in Denver, Colorado. Since starting his company in 2016, Walsh says he's had more clients than ever during the last year as van travel grows in popularity. This is what his job is like, as told to freelance writer Jenny Powers. See more stories on Insider's business page. This as-told-to essay is based on a transcribed conversation with Dave Walsh, a 39-year-...
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F-22 vs. F-35: How the US Air Force's 5th-generation fighter jets stack up

An F-22 and an F-35. Air Force The F-22 and F-35 are both highly capable, highly advanced stealth fighter jets. They were designed and built at different times to meet different needs and future projections. See more stories on Insider's business page. Conceived in the '80s, born in the '90s, is the F-22 that millennial kid who can't get a job because of the recession?On the other hand, the F-35 is that Gen Z kid who has never used a hand-crank to roll up a window but tells...
Tags: Florida, Isis, Navy, Senate, China, Russia, US, Trends, Syria, Afghanistan, Jimmy Carter, Marines, Air Force, Boeing, Lockheed, Usaf


S.O.TECH Delivers 8,000 M320A1 Grenade Launcher Weapon Retention Clamps to USMC

Back in 2018, the USMC announced some fundamental changes to the basic squad’s make up. The dedicated grenadier returned and the new 40mm grenade launcher, the M320, deployed at the fire team level. Unlike his Vietnam-era counterparts, the modern grenadier is expected to carry a rifle along with the M320 – though not attached to […] Read More … The post S.O.TECH Delivers 8,000 M320A1 Grenade Launcher Weapon Retention Clamps to USMC appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Vietnam, Daily News, Usmc, Holster, M320 Grenade Launcher, S.O. Tech


5 Marine Corps facts that even Marines don't know

Marine recruits during a physical training event at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Angelica I. Annastas Even Marines who serve for years may not learn the depth and bredth of the Corps' lore. These five faces are a mix of regulations, culture, and tactics that many may not be aware of. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Marine Corps is a small fighting force deep in lore, history, culture, and intricacies that can be tough ...
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Why the M1911 pistol is still so popular 110 years after the US military first adopted it

A Force Reconnaissance Marine fires an M1911 during a training exercise, January 22, 2016. US Marine Corps/Cpl. Joshua W. Brown The M1911 pistol was in official US military service from 1911 to 1985, and some US troops continue to use it. Here's why the pistol remains so popular with the military more than a century after it was introduced. See more stories on Insider's business page. The 1911, or M1911, or the M1911A1 likely places first in a competition of the world's most po...
Tags: US, Trends, Fbi, United States, Nato, Korea, Army, Vietnam, Smith, Lapd, Beretta, Usmc, Wesson, ACP, US Marine Corps, Remington


Active-duty Marine officer charged with assault in Capitol riot

By Jessica Schneider and Devan Cole | CNN An active-duty US Marine was arrested Thursday for allegedly participating in the deadly Capitol insurrection and charged with assaulting multiple police officers inside and outside the iconic building during the attack. Major Christopher Warnagiris, who is stationed at Marine Corps Base Quantico, was arrested in Virginia, according to the Justice Department. Warnagiris is charged with assaulting, resisting or impeding officers; obstruction of law enforc...
Tags: Youtube, Virginia, Sport, Fbi, Marine, Soccer, House, Marine Corps, Cheney, Justice Department, Capitol Police, Usmc, Capitol, US Marine, US Marine Corps, McConnell


Why the military still uses bayonets

Mark Wilson/Getty The US military has fielded bayonets since it fought the British for independence. Battlefields are far different now, but modern bayonets are more than a pointy spear tip. See more stories on Insider's business page. As far as fascinating gear goes, bayonets gotta be near the top. Americans fought the British armed with rifles and bayonets.Ever since then, the United States military has fielded bayonets in some fashion or another. Bayonet charges were quite common w...
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CV, Eh?

You might not have known that as recently as the 1960s, the (then) Royal Canadian Navy operated an aircraft carrier with an embarked squadron of all-weather jet interceptors. Other than the USN and USMC, the RCN were the only other operators of the McDonnell F2H Banshee, using it to replace piston-engined Hawker Sea Furies. For those interested in nautical trivia, Canada finished WWII with the world's fifth largest navy in 1945. Part of that is due to its wartime expansion, of course, an...
Tags: Guns, Planes, History, Canada, Ships, Tam, Usmc, Royal Canadian Navy, USN, RCN, Vidjo, McDonnell F2H Banshee


Video puts you in the cockpit of a Navy Prowler on a low-level flight through the Cascade Mountains

An EA-6B Prowler out of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, March 1, 2016. US Marine Corps/Cpl. Neysa Huertas Quinones This is what it looks like to fly an EA-6B Prowler on the Visual Route 1355 low-level military training route in Washington state. VR 1355 is known as the "million-dollar ride" for its scenic views and the fun and "aggressive" flying that can be done on it. See more stories on Insider's business page. The last US Marine Corps EA-6B Prowler squadron, Marine Tactical ...
Tags: Navy, Washington, Iraq, US, Trends, Syria, EA, Afghanistan, Italy, Serbia, Washington State, US Navy, Balkans, Usmc, US Marine Corps, Cascade Mountains


USMC Fielding Squad Common Optic

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) has begun fielding a new standard magnified day optic for its small arms that will allow their infantry to engage adversaries at greater distances. Designated the Squad Common Optic (SCO), the new scope can be fitted to both the M4 carbine series as well as the M27 Infantry Automatic […] Read More … The post USMC Fielding Squad Common Optic appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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Ted Cruz wants to meet with Marine Corps commander ... to defend Tucker Carlson

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has written a letter to the US secretary of defense and has asked to meet with the commander of the USMC over the military's response to Fox News host Tucker Carlson's attack on pregnant women in the military.
Tags: News, US, Ted Cruz, Marine Corps, Stories, Fox News, Tucker Carlson, Usmc, Ted Cruz R TX


The Vanquest Markhor-45 Pack A Hard Use, Real World Review

Vanquest Markhor-45 Pack USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- I’ve been especially loyal to one specific large pack for everything I use a pack for in the woods & backcountry. I’ve loyally used this pack as my day pack, multi-day pack, camp pack, and meat hauler for well over a decade. It is a surplus USMC military pack with an internal frame (why didn’t they have these when I was jumping out of Airplanes? …Airborne!). I do have to say, this year opened my eyes to a few new options in multiple areas and t...
Tags: Guns, Colorado, US, Product Reviews, Gear, New Mexico, US Army, Haiti, Co, Hunter, Usmc, YouTube Facebook, Cordura, Colorado New Mexico, Markhor, Elk Camp


VA Senator Admits To Adding Barriers & Hoops For Gun Owners

RICHMOND VA –-(Ammoland.com)- 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 ...
Tags: Guns, Virginia, Marine Corps, Va, John, Richmond, Nra, Usmc, Northern Virginia, Edwards, Senate judiciary, John Edwards, NFA, John Crump, Virginia Senate, Gun Rights News


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.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, Marine Corps, Daily News, Usmc


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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POTD: U.S. Marine Corps on the USS Somerset

Topic: Photo Of The Day Location: PACIFIC OCEAN – USS Somerset (LPD 25) Date & Time: Oct. 6, 2020 We’re onboard the USS Somerset (LPD 25), on top of the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship looking at a U.S. Marine Corps as they practice weapon handling techniques with their rifles. The USS […] Read More … The post POTD: U.S. Marine Corps on the USS Somerset appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Marine Corps, Marines, Pacific, Usmc, U S Marine Corps, Photo of the Day, USS Somerset


History of the .45 ACP Cartridge

By David Tong Background, history, features and load data on the .45 ACP cartridge. Team Never Quit 45 ACP 155gr Frangible Ammo @ Brownells ; http://goo.gl/9Lc6m1 AmmoLand Gun News USA -(AmmoLand.com)- In U.S. military circles for over one-hundred years; from the onset of the Civil War all the way to today, there has been a tendency to prefer a large diameter bore, subsonic pistol cartridge if we are required to use a non-expanding bullet in the round. While the old cap-and-ball 1860 Col...
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Dispatch 35: Landed in Washington, DC

Yesterday flew from Washington State, across America, landed at Dulles. My friend Erik Peterson picked me up at the airport. COL (ret.) USMC, veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. We headed straight downtown to "the hot zone". There is a big homeless camp as we entered downtown -- reminiscent of Portland and other parts in Oregon and Washington State. Down by the White House area nothing much going on other than many windows boarded. BLM graffiti everywhere. We walked into the new "Black...
Tags: Hong Kong, Featured, Oregon, White House, Iraq, America, Afghanistan, Military, Washington Dc, Portland, Benjamin Franklin, Washington State, BLM, Michael, Trump, Usmc


Australian soldiers killed Afghan prisoner as only six could fit on American helicopter, US marine claims

A United States Marine Corps helicopter crew chief has accused Australian special forces of shooting dead one of seven bound Afghan prisoners because there was only space for six on the US aircraft due to collect them. The chief, “Josh”, flew 159 combat missions for the Marine Corps’ Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469. He told Australia's ABC Investigations he was a door gunner providing aerial covering fire for the Australian soldiers of the 2nd Commando Regiment during a night raid in mi...
Tags: News, Abc, Australia, US, Afghanistan, Usmc, Josh, US Drug Enforcement Administration, United States Marine Corps, 2nd Commando Regiment, Marine Corps ' Light Attack Helicopter Squadron, Taliban Josh


2 suspects in Michigan kidnapping plot are US Marines who were recently-discharged

Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan. Michigan Office of the Governor via AP Two of the men charged with terrorism-related crimes and a plot to kidnap the Michigan governor are Marine Corps veterans, a service spokesperson said to Marine Corps Times. Joseph Morrison, 26, was a Marine reservist who reportedly discharged as a lance corporal, on Thursday, the same day the charges were announced. Another Marine veteran, 23-year-old Daniel Harris, was an infantryman and was discharged i...
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2nd highest-ranking US Marine tests positive for COVID-19

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Gary L. Thomas, deputy commandant of Programs & Resources, takes his command portrait at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Aug. 8, 2016. Thomas has served in the U.S. Marine Corps for over thirty-two years. US Marine Corps US Marine Corps Gen. Gary Thomas, the assistant commandant of the service, tested positive for the coronavirus. Thomas is the second-highest ranking commissioned officer in the Marine Corps. The Marine Corps said Thomas is experiencing "mild symp...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, White House, Defense, Trends, Marine Corps, Donald Trump, Ray, Trump, Thomas, Mike Pence, Usmc, Coast Guard, US Marine Corps, U S Marine Corps


Anyone try this out? USMC Boot drying towel to dry out wet boots?

Came across this item: https://www.oceanit.com/products/drysaf/ It is a boot drying towel DrySaf made by Oceanit that was supposedly tested by the marines in tropical climates to help dry out boots in humid climes along with newer lighter uniforms. Has anyone tried out this gizmo and can comment on it? Would a McNett towel work just as good as this gizmo to help dry out foot wear?
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USMC Moves Forward with Knight’s Armament Suppressor Contract

The US Marine Corps is actioning their order for rifle caliber suppressors from Knight’s Armament Company. We first reported on the USMC’s suppressor Sole Source Notice which was published on the 9th of July. The execution of the contract award confirms the Corps’ plans to procure 25,853, 5.56mm Small Arms Suppressors for issue to its […] Read More … The post USMC Moves Forward with Knight’s Armament Suppressor Contract appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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Fewer US Marines Expected to Shoot “Expert” with New Rifle Qual

“Every Marine is, first and foremost, a rifleman. All other conditions are secondary.” When General Alfred M. Gray Jr. first spoke these words many years ago, he probably didn’t anticipate just how ubiquitous they would become for the Marines who were to follow. Prior to becoming the 29th Commandant of the Marine Corps in 1987, […] Read More … The post Fewer US Marines Expected to Shoot “Expert” with New Rifle Qual appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Training, Marine Corps, Marines, Daily News, Usmc, Arq, Rifles, Marksmanship, MIL/LE, Alfred M Gray Jr


With honor ceremony, 7 Marines and a sailor who died in ocean training exercise are flown to Dover Air Force Base

The flag-draped caskets of seven Marines and a sailor who died when their seafaring vehicle sank off San Clemente Island headed to Dover Air Force Base on Wednesday, Aug. 12. In a final “honorable carry,” each casket was moved by a Marine or Navy pallbearer from a hearse to the awaiting plane during a private gathering at Marine Corps Air Station Mirimar. The vehicles arrived at the flight line one by one. Once all the caskets were aboard the C-17, a Navy chaplain aboard the plane said a final p...
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Saab to Supply $100M Worth of Carl Gustaf Ammo & AT4 Systems to US Army

The US Army has awarded a $100 million contract to Saab for Carl Gustaf ammunition and AT4 recoilless Rifle systems which will supply the USMC and JSOC. This contract is an “indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity” (IDIQ) contract. This essentially means that all three entities can buy more than $400 million worth of the systems and ammunition during […] Read More … The post Saab to Supply $100M Worth of Carl Gustaf Ammo & AT4 Systems to US Army appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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US Marine Corps Selects Knight’s Armament Suppressor

The US Marine Corps Systems Command have announced their intention to procure more than 25,000 suppressors from Knight’s Armament Company via a Sole Source contract. The Sole Source notice was published on the 9th of July and confirms plans to procure 25,853, 5.56mm Small Arms Suppressors for issue to the Corps’ close combat forces. Here at […] Read More … The post US Marine Corps Selects Knight’s Armament Suppressor appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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POTD: 15th MEU Marines Conduct Stand Off Munitions Disruption Training

Today’s Photo of the Day takes us to US Marine Corps Camp Pendelton, with a series of photos taken during a standoff munitions disruption (SMUD) training exercise. Marines of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit tackled a number of munitions using M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper Systems. In the first photograph above, Sgt. Michael Roberts, a reconnaissance assistant team […] Read More … The post POTD: 15th MEU Marines Conduct Stand Off Munitions Disruption Training appeared first on The Firearm Blog. ...
Tags: Guns, Defense, SMUD, Potd, Usmc, Michael Roberts, Photo of the Day, Rifles, M110, MIL/LE, 15th MEU, US Marine Corps Camp Pendelton


608 Aviation Oxygen Systems

The president and CEO of Aerox Aviation Oxygen Systems explains the role of onboard aviation oxygen and gives us an update on the New England Air Museum and Patient Airlift Services. In the news, current industry troubles are having impacts on flight safety, a Twin Otter and an MV-22 Osprey meet on the tarmac, a lawsuit is filed over the October 2019 fatal crash of a Collings Foundation B-17G bomber, and a Senate bill might change Air Force plans to retire some legacy aircraft. Guest Scott E...
Tags: California, Senate, US, United States, Accident, Cast, Aviation, Oxygen, Air Force, General Electric, Otter, Usaf, V-22 Osprey, American Airlines, Usmc, Scott