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  1. Marine officials are investigating a night landing that went awry involving an EA-6B Prowler stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., that resulted in at least $1 million in damage, according to a report from the Naval Safety Center. Airforce via Wikipedia

    Prowler aircraft damaged after leaving runway during landing at Cherry Point

    Marine officials are investigating a mishap involving an electronic warfare aircraft stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., that has resulted in at least $1 million in damage according to a report from the Naval Safety Center.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  2. Marines and sailors go ashore in Florida during the 2012 Partnership of the Americas exercise. Marines embarked with the amphibious assault ship America will participate in this year's version of the multinational exercise in Chile. Cpl. Tyler Thornhill/Marine Corps

    Marines to set sail around South America

    Marines will help test a new Navy amphibious assault ship's capabilities on its maiden transit from the ship yard in Mississippi all the way around South America to its new home in the Pacific — and they'll make several stops to engage with military partn

    • Apr. 11, 2014
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    Army cadet Brian Petty, left, watches data on a computers with fellow cadets Wednesday at the Cyber Research Center at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. Mel Evans / AP

    Call of cyber duty: Military academies take on the NSA

    If Douglas MacArthur or Ulysses S. Grant went to the U.S. Military Academy today, they might be testing their defensive skills hunched in front of a computer screen.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
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    A sailor aboard the dock landing ship Ashland signals to an MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 265 (Reinforced) as it takes off Nov. 22 to deliver supplies to the Philippines during Operation Damayan. U.S. relief efforts were hampered by the lack of available amphibious ships, according to the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps. Gunnery Sgt. Ismael Pena / Marine Corps

    Paxton: Lack of ships hurt typhoon relief mission in Philippines

    After a super typhoon swept through the Philippines last year, U.S. Marines and sailors arrived to bring aid, evacuate survivors and work to limit the death toll, which had climbed into the thousands.

    • Apr. 8, 2014
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    West Point cadets work inside a cyber lab. West Point is forming a cyber warfare brain trust at the academy. U.S. Military Academy at West Point

    Cyber warfare research institute to open at West Point

    The Army's academy has established a cyber warfare research institute to groom elite cyber troops and solve thorny problems for the Army and the nation in this new warfighting domain.

    • Apr. 7, 2014
  3. Screenshot of the Marine HITT app for a smartphone shows different PT training exercises.

    HITT smartphone app helps Marines get fit on the go

    Mobile music is a must for most Marines during gym time, and now right along with it they can access workout tips and tricks from Semper Fit.

    • Apr. 7, 2014
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    Landing support team Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 5 rush toward a hovering Kaman K1200, 'K-MAX,' unmanned helicopter in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on May 22. The K-MAX can fly without a pilot in the cockpit. Cpl. Lisa M. Tourtelot/Marine Corps

    ONR's latest gear is a step toward the end of old-school logistics

    In a continued effort to reduce the number of convoys and rapidly resupply front-line troops, the Office of Naval Research recently tested technology that could eventually enable any rotary wing aircraft to take off, complete a mission, and then land with

    • Apr. 5, 2014
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    Marines want new technology for post-Benghazi crisis-response missions

    The Marine Corps is testing hand-held tablet computers designed to give ground troops real-time target intelligence while en route to a raid point, and officials say the technological leap will change how the service carries out crisis-response missions in hostile parts of the world.

    • Apr. 3, 2014
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    U.S. secretly built 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest

    The U.S. government masterminded the creation of a 'Cuban Twitter' — a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba, built with secret shell companies and financed through foreign banks, The Associated Press has learned.

    • Apr. 3, 2014
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    Mine resistant ambush protected vehicles are loaded onto the USNS Pililaau in 2007 at the seaport of Charleston, S.C. US Army

    Source: Pakistan already has U.S.-made MRAPs, new deal in works

    While controversy swirls over reports that Pakistan may receive some of the excess Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles that the United States has sitting in Afghanistan, American and Pakistani officials are on the verge of completing a deal to send n

    • Apr. 2, 2014
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    An autonomous underwater vehicle sits Sunday on the wharf at naval base HMAS Stirling in Perth, Australia, ready to be fitted to the Australian warship Ocean Shield to aid in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Rob Griffith/AP

    Deep water search for jet could turn on robot subs

    Two miles down or more and darker than night, the ocean becomes a particularly challenging place for human searchers.

    • Apr. 2, 2014
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    Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles are unloaded in 2009 from the MV Marilyn Vessel in the port of Antwerp, Belgium. Pierre-Etienne Courtejoie/Army

    Pakistan, Afghanistan, India all want leftover U.S. MRAPs

    The U.S. military has more Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles in Afghanistan that it can bring home — and Afghanistan, India and Pakistan are locked in a three-way competition for them, a former senior defense official said.

    • Apr. 1, 2014
  5. A column of U.S. Army mine-resistant armored vehicles (MRAPs) and Afghan National Army vehicles pass through a village in 2009 during a joint patrol in the Jalrez Valley in Afghanistan's Wardak Province. Maya Alleruzzo / AP

    U.S. says seeking buyers for old military equipment

    The United States is trying to sell or dispose of billions of dollars in military hardware, including sophisticated and highly specialized mine resistant vehicles as it packs up to leave Afghanistan after 13 years of war, officials said Monday.

    • Mar. 31, 2014
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    Night-vision contact lenses may be in your future

    Night-vision goggle technology has become more effective, streamlined and nimble in the past 10 years. But what if you could ditch that bulky headgear and pop in a pair of night-vision contact lenses?

    • Mar. 28, 2014
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    An F-35B test aircraft flies in short takeoff/vertical landing mode with external stores and landing gear up. Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort is expecting its first F-35 at the South Carolina base in June. Lockheed Martin

    Marine: Beaufort on track to get 1st F-35 in June

    The Marine Corps in South Carolina is getting its first futuristic F-35 fighter jets in June, a commander from the Air Station in Beaufort announced Wednesday.

    • Mar. 26, 2014
  6. Software issues may cause further delays to the multinational F-35 joint strike fighter program, according to the chief of the F-35 program office in the Pentagon. Air Force

    Further delays predicted for F-35 program

    The general in charge of the F-35 told a U.S. House panel Wednesday he sees more delays ahead — four to six months — for the often-troubled fighter jet program.

    • Mar. 26, 2014
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    A new primer developed by the Office of Naval Research and The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory may save millions on the upkeep of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle and, eventually, many other pieces of Marine Corps equipment. Marine Corps

    Five facts about new self-healing paint for JLTVs

    The Marine Corps' next generation of tactical vehicles will likely be covered in a new protective primer that is able to heal itself like human skin, and experts say it will cut down on corrosion and repair time.

    • Mar. 26, 2014
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    An overhead view of the Nimitz-class replica being built by Iran. DigitalGlove via Navy

    Analyst: Iran's carrier replica unlikely to be movie prop

    Iranian media reports that Iran is building a replica of a U.S. aircraft carrier for a prop in an upcoming movie strain credibility, a naval analyst told Military Times.

    • Mar. 24, 2014
  7. The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye was among the Navy's requests under the Opportunity, Growth and Security Initiative. Northrop Grumman

    White House growth and security bill includes $8.7B for new weapons

    The Pentagon's share of the White House's $56 billion Opportunity, Growth and Security Initiative requests more than double the procurement money previously disclosed in budget documents earlier this month.

    • Mar. 24, 2014
  8. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transits the Atlantic Ocean to her homeport of Norfolk, Va., in 2009. Reports say Iran is constructing a mock-up of a Nimitz-class U.S. aircraft carrier. MCSA Leonard Adams / Navy

    Iranians up to 'no good' with U.S. aircraft carrier mock-up

    The senior Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee says Iran's construction of a mock-up U.S. aircraft carrier demonstrates Iran's continued lack of good faith.

    • Mar. 23, 2014
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    The Ultra Heavy-Lift Amphibious Connector is being developed as an option to replace the Landing Craft Air Cushioned or Landing Craft Utility as a vehicle to bring troops, vehicles and gear ashore. David George/Marine Corps Warfighting Lab

    Marine Corps Warfighting Lab assesses potential landing craft replacement

    A potential replacement for the Marines' 20-year-old air cushioned ship-to-shore craft has foam runners and a massive payload.

    • Mar. 18, 2014
  9. STOVL versions of the F-35. Joint Strike Fighter Program

    New SASC AirLand chairman on F-35 remedy: Fully fund it

    In comments likely to please the program's contractors, the incoming chairman of the Senate subcommittee that oversees the Pentagon's troubled F-35 program says there's one thing Congress can do to avoid more problems: fully fund it.

    • Mar. 11, 2014
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    A Pratt and Whitney F135 engine undergoes altitude testing at the Arnold Engineering Development Center. Air Force

    F-35 engine part to be redesigned

    Part of Pratt & Whitney's F135 engine, which powers the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, was damaged during a ground test in December and will need a redesign, according to the head of the F-35 program.

    • Mar. 7, 2014
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    Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a March 4 news conference outside Moscow. A Pentagon research team is studying the body movements of world leaders to better predict their actions and guide U.S. policy. Alexey Nikolsky / Getty Images

    Pentagon studies Putin body language for hint of intent

    A Pentagon research team is studying the body movements of Russian President Vladimir Putin and other world leaders to better predict their actions and guide U.S. policy, Pentagon documents and interviews show.

    • Mar. 6, 2014

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