“You have reached your destination.” Philippine Marines secure a beach landing after inserting from a UH-60 Blackhawk during a bilateral amphibious landing during Balikatan 22 at Claveria, Philippines, March 31, 2022. Balikatan is an annual exercise between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. military designed to strengthen bilateral interoperability, capabilities, trust, and cooperation […]
MARSOF Full Spectrum: Marine Raiders
Marine Raiders conducted operations during RAVEN unit readiness / certification exercises alongside Marines from across the Fleet Marine Force as well as U.S. Army Special Forces in Nashville, Tenn., Apr. 24-June 1, 2021. RAVEN is a training exercise held to evaluate all aspects of a Marine Special Operations Company prior to a Marine Forces Special […]
Modernizing The US Marine Corps’ Infantry Capabilities
The Infantry’s job is to find, fix, and finish the enemy on the field of battle. It is also only the infantry that can secure, occupy, and defend the ground captured as a result. But the job of the boots-on-the-ground is now more complex than ever – whether its combatting asymmetric threats and insurgents, or […]
Green Berets for German Marines?
The German Navy Sea Battalion (German: Seebataillon) is a land formation of the Bundesmarine, formed on 1 April 2014 and consisting of approximately 1,100 sailors structured into four companies, plus support elements. Each company, led by a lieutenant commander (Korvettenkapitän, OF-3), is specialized in specific field of force protection. The specific specialist companies are – […]