Tag Archives: Marines

Marines Fly Helicopters With Mini-Tablet

DoD Buzz – U.S. Marines recently landed K-MAX and MH-6 Little Bird helicopters autonomously using an i-Pad like mini-tablet device during a demonstration at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., Navy and Corps officials said. “With one touch of a mini-tablet in their hand, they have been able to autonomously land a full-size helicopter onto an […]

DoD Buzz l SNA: Lockheed’s K-MAX ambitions

Good morning from the Surface Navy Association’s annual symposium in Arlington, Va.‘s beautiful district of Crystal City. (It isn’t actually all made from crystal.) Lockheed Martin got the proceedings started on Tuesday with an ambitious update about its unmanned K-MAX helicopter, two of which are resupplying Marines now in Afghanistan. Company officials are very pleased […]

FP l Ten tips for that Marine staff sergeant: Or, what I learned about life on terminal leave

Here’s a response to yesterday’s query from a Marine staff sergeant about what today’s job market it like. It is written by a Marine officer who recently made the leap to the civilian workplace. 1. Learn to market yourself in the language of the business world. Many Marines and veterans struggle with transposing their experiences, […]

AP | A female Navy Seal? Not yet

By Lolita Baldor, June 1, Associated Press It’s a dramatic tale. Elite Navy SEALs storm a walled compound in Pakistan and take out the world’s most wanted terrorist. Footnote: They were all men. Although the United States’ past 10 years of war have propelled women into new and far more risky roles across the military, […]