The change has raised concern about the long-term loss of critical capabilities of Marine infantry units.
Second World War
Famous sunken submarine USS Albacore discovered after 78 yearsOn Duty
The USS Albacore holds the distinction of sinking the highest warship tonnage of any U.S. submarine in history.
The US is increasing its presence in the Philippines with an eye to ChinaOn Duty
The U.S. will be expanding its presence in the Philippines with the establishment of new bases as the security situation in the Indo-Pacific is growing more complex An official announcement is expected as early as this week as Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is meeting with his Filippino counterpart Defense Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. and other […]
Operation Rype: That time when American agents wanted to hijack a Nazi train and blow up everything on its pathSpecial Ops
“We hoped to succeed by sheer bravado,” William Colby wrote. “This was the kind of direct American action they’d heard about…”
Watch this rare combat footage of B-17 bombers raiding GermanyOff Duty
Released in 1944, ‘The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress’ captured the gritty reality in a B-17 of aerial combat in Europe.
The special operations that paved the way for D-DayFeatured
On June 6, 1944, the Allies stormed Normandy and began the liberation of Europe. Special operations were key to the success of D-Day.
How the largest airborne operation in history went wrongFeatured
Operation Market Garden, the largest airborne operation in military history, was full of heroics, ineptitude, and bad luck. Envisioned and planned by the Allies to accelerate the defeat of Nazi Germany, Operation Market Garden fell short of its goal at the cost of thousands of casualties. The eight-day (September 17 to September 25) mission […]
Cabanatuan Raid: The largest rescue in American historyHistory
Pacific theater, late 1944. Allied forces have been gradually uprooting the Japanese forces and pushing them back to Japan. As its foothold in the Pacific shrinks by the day, the Imperial Japanese Army is getting desperate. Already the Japanese have shown a willingness to fight to the last man, an echo of the country’s ancient […]
Flag Day and history made in Iwo JimaHistory
Flag Day is an annual holiday celebrated on June 14. Established by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916 to celebrate the centenary of the creation of the American flag, Flag Day is usually celebrated with parades and festivities across the country. But for the troops, Flag Day, and particularly the American flag, has a stronger meaning. […]
Dan Crowley, Battle of Bataan veteran, recognizedHistory
Earlier in January, the Navy and the Connecticut Air National Guard honored Dan Crowley, a World War 2 U.S. Army Air Corps veteran who fought in the Pacific theater and suffered as a Japanese prisoner of war. Crowley was awarded an honorary Combat Infantryman Badge and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant for his […]