Watch These Marines Set Up A Forward Arming/Refueling Point In Minutes

Here on Foxtrot Alpha we mention Forward Arming and Refueling Points pretty often, but describing how a C-130 can turn into a mobile gas station and ammo dump in the middle of nowhere in a matter of minutes and seeing it actually happen for your own eyes are two very different things. » 1/07/15 5:00pm 1/07/15 5:00pm

Video: Marine survives Taliban sniper headshot thanks to helmet

Afghanistan veteran Sam Arnold uploaded this spine-chilling video of a US Marine getting a direct headshot from a Taliban sniper—only to be saved by his kevlar helmet. It's incredible to watch, especially the face of relief and disbelief of the impact victim. That was a really close call. » 10/16/14 1:02am 10/16/14 1:02am

Texas Dealership And Local Shops Rebuild Marine's Stolen Truck

There are few worse feelings for a gearhead than having your vehicle stolen. A former marine had his truck taken and vandalized, but a local dealership stepped in along with some aftermarket and body shops and brought his Dodge pickup back to life. » 10/11/14 8:06am 10/11/14 8:06am

U.S. Quietly Evacuates Libyan Embassy With Surprise Convoy Escape

With Tripoli's major airport coming under fire and a civil war raging in the streets, it's been clear for a while that the fighting in Libya was getting out of control and the evacuation of U.S. staff and troops would be necessary. How'd they do it? With a sneaky early morning convoy. » 7/26/14 9:02am 7/26/14 9:02am

Watch the Marines' New Self-Driving Car Navigate a Battlefield

While we've all heard about Google's silly-looking self-driving cars. But did you know that the military's been working on own autonomous vehicles of its own? Honestly, it's no huge surprise that soldiers would want this technology, too. It sure does look badass, though. » 7/21/14 11:35am 7/21/14 11:35am

Military Filmmakers On Symbolic Off-Road Adventure From Kabul To The UK

Chris Short, Domenic Senger-Schenck, and Laurence Cameron are en route from Afghanistan to West Sussex, England. They're trying the 4,600 mile journey with a 1993 Toyota Land Cruiser and Honda Varadero 1000cc motorcycle, both heavily modified » 6/10/14 12:13pm 6/10/14 12:13pm

Marines Want A New Amphibious Assault Rig, What Should It Look Like?

The US Marine Corps is planning on picking up 500 to 800 new amphibious trucks in the next fiscal year, and will soon be accepting bids on new designs. » 4/03/14 12:30pm 4/03/14 12:30pm

Today is Armed Forces Day: Strong and Resilient

I've enjoyed 22 years in the Air Force and wouldn't trade it for anything. I consider it a privilege to serve. And we get to work with some cool equipment. In my case I was in command of up to 50 ICBMs at a time. As I type my son is in Basic Training to become a United States Marine. He's carrying on a long family… » 5/18/13 9:16am 5/18/13 9:16am

Community Rallies To Support The Cabbie Beaten To A Pulp By A US Marine

Last week, cab driver Charles Hawkesworth was brutally attacked by one of his late night passengers, a US Marine. Now, as the attacker is finally being charged with a felony, Hawkesworth's North Carolina community is banding together to support him in the best way we can imagine. » 9/13/12 2:30pm 9/13/12 2:30pm

The US Marine Behind This Brutal Attack On A Cab Driver Won't Be…

Island Taxi in Surf City, NC recently installed video cameras in all of their taxis for the safety of their drivers. Early Sunday morning, one caught a passenger, who happened to be a US Marine, beating his driver to a pulp. » 9/11/12 1:30pm 9/11/12 1:30pm

V-22 Osprey makes inaugural rescue in Libya

After two U.S. pilots had to eject from their F-15E Strike Eagle fighter over Libya today, the U.S. Marines rescued one using a V-22 Osprey — the first time the massive tilt-rotor craft has been used in a combat rescue.
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The Military-Designed Flying Car For Dodging Roadside Bombs

America has long had an obsession with the flying automobile, but now the Pentagon may be getting involved.'s Spencer Ackerman took a look at one man's optimistic proposal to use flying cars to dodge roadside bombs. —Ed. » 7/06/10 2:00pm 7/06/10 2:00pm

Rock Out With Your CH-46E Out

Yesterday we saw the U.S. Air Force rocking out. Today, the Marines show us how they like to rock out with their phallus-and-gonads-shaped CH-46E out when lifting out of Camp Fallujah. (Hat tip to Capt. Harris and his entire squadron! » 6/10/10 9:30am 6/10/10 9:30am

US Military Pays $400 A Gallon For Fuel In Afghanistan

Think last summer's $4 a gallon prices at the pump were painful? Imagine being the US Military, which pays around $400 a gallon in Afghanistan according to the Pentagon comptroller's office in a report to the House Appropriations Defense panel. » 10/16/09 12:45pm 10/16/09 12:45pm