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U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Michael Lippert, test pilot with the F-35 Pax River Integrated Test Force, takes off from HMS Queen Elizabeth with the first Paveway II payload Oct. 9, 2018.

A US Marine Corps F-35 squadron will make history by deploying aboard a foreign aircraft carrier

US Marines flying F-35B fighters are set to deploy aboard the HMS Queen Elizabeth, one of the first US squadron deployments on a foreign carrier ever.
US Marines make a landing.

US to tweak its aircraft carrier weapons to help Marines take South China Sea islands in a missile fight

Marine Corps leaders concluded that current battle formations wouldn't hold up to a massive battle against China.
U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Ukraine's Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak walk past honour guards during a welcoming ceremony in Kiev, Ukraine August 24, 2017.

The incredible career of Jim Mattis, the legendary Marine general turned defense secretary who just quit the Trump administration

Jim Mattis is known as a "Warrior Monk" and "Mad Dog." Here's a look at his 44 years of service.
US Navy F/A-18E Super Hornets from Strike Fighter Squadron 115, Marine Corps Air Station, Iwakuni, during Valiant Shield 18 out of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, September 17, 2018.

Deadly crash between 2 US Marine Corps aircraft is raising concerns about the service’s shockingly high fatality rates

Marine Corps aviation has seen an increase in deadly accidents in recent years, creating concern about the service's aircraft and training.
US Navy F/A-18E Super Hornets from Strike Fighter Squadron 115, Marine Corps Air Station, Iwakuni, during Valiant Shield 18 out of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, September 17, 2018.

Crash of 2 Marine Corps aircraft over Japan leaves 5 missing as a search-and-rescue operation unfolds

The two planes were reportedly taking part in a regularly scheduled aerial-refueling training.
A map of positions on Betio, in the Tarawa atoll, a day after the US landing, November 21, 1943.

75 years ago, US Marines waded into ‘the toughest battle in Marine Corps history’ — here are 25 photos of the brutal fight for Taraw...

The commander of the task force attacking Tarawa called Betio "a little Gibraltar" and said that "only the Marines could have made such a landing."

Trump doesn’t understand the military’s ‘proper use and role,’ a Marine Corps veteran and former DHS spokesman says

President Trump has consistently sparked controversy via his rhetoric and leadership of the US military.
Marines with the U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard marching the National Ensign and the U.S. Marine Corps Battle Colors during a Sunset Parade at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

The US Marine Corps turns 243 today — check out these awesome photos of the Devil Dogs in action

The US Marine Corps, famous for being "first to fight," turned 243 years old Saturday. These incredible photos from the past year show them in action.

These are 10 of the toughest and most important battles the US Marines ever fought

The US Marines have waged war in just about every corner of the world. Here's the incredible stories behind 10 of their hardest battles ever.
Ian David Long was the gunman in the Thousand Oaks shooting.

The gunman in the Thousand Oaks shooting was a Marine combat veteran. Here’s everything we know about his military service.

Ian David Long was a former Marine machine gunner who fought in Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011.