When most people think about Desert Storm, they probably imagine Saddam and his forces being contained and battered from the sky before being conquered in a 100 hour ground offensive. Yet the Battle of Khafji was the only instance Iraqi ground forces attempted to land a meaningful blow on the coalition on its own…
Adam Driver, until recently best known for his work on the HBO hit series Girls, was a U.S. Marine before becoming an actor and eventually becoming The Force Awakens’ primary villain, the masked Kylo Ren. He briefly recounted this crazy journey on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last week.
The U.S. Marines announced that an incident involving an MV-22 Osprey landing aboard the USS New Orleans occurred on Wednesday, thankfully with no injuries reported. But now we are seeing just how close this incident came to total disaster as the ship arrived back in San Diego with the Osprey in question hanging at an…
“Oh yeah, they’re going to have an Osprey,” the NYPD K-9 unit policeman told me when I arrived at the Lower Manhattan Heliport at 4:30 AM. “Those things haven’t been too reliable. A lot of crashes lately. Good luck.” Two hours later, we were lifting off the ground.
This intense footage shows an amphibious landing exercise performed by the US Marines and South Korea’s Marines at Dogue Beach in Pohang, South Korea. You see the ships swarming from the sea. You see hovercrafts landing on the beach. You see explosions. You’re basically seeing how the US Marines would invade a beach…
Watch US Marines with the 3rd Marine Logistics Group, 9th Engineer Support Battalion show how they get into buildings. The most amazing part is when they blow a concrete wall while they all stand there in line, just protected by a ballistic blanket. These guys are nuts.
Boondoggle or not, it appears the F-35 Lightning II is here to stay. Fortunately its one of only two fighter jets that can take-off and land vertically, and the only which while fully loaded can depart from a ship without a catapult. Here’s how it works.
As the F-35B closes in on its (somewhat arbitrary) Initial Operational Capability date, crews have been expanding their flight training. Part of that includes Field Carrier Landing Practice where pilots hone their abilities at handling the aircraft around the tight confines of a amphibious assault ship – or at least a…
Unites States Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Liam Dwyer is one of the great comeback stories of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. After stepping on an IED in Afghanistan, he lost part of his leg. Now he races for Freedom Autosport, and the man who saved Sgt. Dwyer’s life finally got to watch him race at Laguna…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.