To ensure you have the latest information on current eligibility standards, you will need to contact your local recruiter. While much of what you see below doesn't change much, the opportunities for getting a waiver for a disqualifying mark varies depending on what recruiting region you are in and the current state of the economy.
The first F-35B delivered to the British Royal Air Force was joined by two USMC F-35Bs at the RIAT (Royal International Air Tattoo) at RAF Fairford, and they put on a nice demonstration - not only of the F-35's maneuverability, but also the B-variants ability to land vertically.
With the shift to open all military jobs to both men and women, the Marine Corps will be dropping the word "man" from 19 job titles - shifting to more gender-neutral terms for these jobs.
The Navy, Marines, and the Blue Angels have been in mourning over the past few days following the loss of Marine Corps Captain Jeff Kuss, pilot of the #6 Opposing Solo jet during a demonstration training flight.
In a touching display of aerial camaraderie, the #5 and #6 Blue Angels flew one last formation together, with Captain Kuss's body being carried in the Blue Angels C-130 transport
Getting ready to ship off to Marine Corps Recruit Training? Or are you just curious about what it takes to join the United States Marine Corps? Either way, here's a video that gives you an up-close-and-personal view into the making of one of America's most elite fighting forces.
The Marines are proposing a big change to their fitness test and standards - which will make scoring the maximum on your fitness test a bit harder in the coming years for both male and female Marines.
The push to improve employment prospects for veterans after they return home is paying off - about one in every three people hired by the federal government now is a military veteran - but it's also causing confusion and resentment in both civilians looking for the same jobs and those doing the hiring.
After the little bit of good news about the Air Force's F-35As potentially coming in a little bit cheaper, we have some more good news from the Marines! The USS America (LHA-6) - the first of a new America-class amphibious assault ship - is finally (probably) ready for action!
The America, which was commissioned in October of 2014, has spent the last 40 weeks undergoing construction and upgrades for...you guessed it...operating the F-35B.
Expeditionary Force 21 - the US Marine Corps' road map for the coming decade - describes a Marine Corps that is self-sufficient, lighter, and more tightly integrated than the USMC of today.
The term "Close Air Support", at least to me, bring up images of A-10s making strafing runs with their big guns, or maybe F-15Es or F-16s dropping laser-guided bombs from several thousand feet. The Marines, though, they definitely put the Close into "Close Air Support"!
Here's a video of what the training looks like for a Huey door gunner - spoiler alert: it looks like fun!