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"Marines have to be able to carry one another if necessary. USMC Cpl. Gabrielle Green hefts a fellow marine as they ready for deployment on a Navy ship at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Of the 38,000 recruits who enter the corps each year, about 3,500 are women— or, in USMC phrasing, 'female marines.'"

Behind-the-scenes photos give a rare glimpse at women’s lives in the military

Photographer Lynsey Addario followed women in different militaries around the world, capturing intimate portraits of their training and everyday life.
Jose Segovia-Benitez, a US Marine veteran who served in Iraq, was deployed Wednesday to El Salvador, a country he hadn't lived in since he was a toddler.

He suffered a brain injury and PTSD from serving in Iraq as a US Marine. The US just deported him.

In El Salvador, "Gangs target former U.S. military," Jose Segovia-Benitez's attorney said, kidnapping them for ransom — or worse.
U.S. Marines with the School of Infantry-East Color Guard stand at parade rest during a wreath laying ceremony on the anniversary of the bombing of the Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon on Camp Geiger, N.C., Oct. 23, 2015.

36 years ago, the Beirut bombing took the lives of 220 US Marines, the worst single-day loss for the service since World War II’s Iwo Jima

Thirty-six years ago, two suicide bombers killed 241 American and 58 French military personnel, as well as six civilians, in Beirut, Lebanon.
Army soldiers equipped with the ENVG-B

A Marine tore up distant targets while lying on his back and shooting backwards over his shoulder with the help of this new weapons tech

After a Marine hit five out of seven targets from a very difficult prone position, a soldier said: "I decided this was an insane game changer."
An AH-1Z Viper attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 (Reinforced), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) takes off during a strait transit aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4)

US Marines sailed through the Strait of Hormuz with an armored vehicle on the flattop’s flight deck, ready to fight off Iranian gunboats

The Marines have been experimenting with parking armored vehicles on the amphibious flight decks to better confront threats in hostile waterways.

16 Marines were arrested in relation to human smuggling and drug crimes

The dramatic bust follows the arrest of two other Marines earlier this month for allegedly smuggling undocumented immigrants for financial gain.
U.S. Marines from 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, conduct the first amphibious landing in an Assault Breacher Vehicle with a Modified Full Width Mine Plow prototype during Exercise Steel Knight on the West Coast.

This monstrous new 80-ton robotic battlefield bulldozer will keep US troops out of the ‘most dangerous place on the planet’

The breach is the last place you want troops to be, and this monstrous new unmanned vehicle is the key to keeping them out of harms way.

33 of the best photos from around the US military

These are the best photos from around the US military in honor of Armed Forces Day, celebrated in the US on May 18 this year.

Sexual violence in the US military is rising sharply, and young women are most at risk

There has been a major increase in sexual assaults in the military, with an almost 38 percent increase from 2016 to 2018, per a Pentagon report.
Is wearing military formal-wear to a black tie wedding a faux-pas?

A bride asked one of her wedding guests to leave after he showed up in his military uniform

The Reddit thread explaining the situation has gone viral, and people can't decide who's right and wrong.