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Amphibious assault vehicles that sink are "death traps" for the troops inside, Marine veterans say after fatal accident

"They are death traps and need to be updated if not completely eradicated from the Marine Corps," a veteran injured in an AAV accident told Insider. Assault amphibious vehicles are rough rides in choppy seas, esp.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytOct 17th, 2020

Step inside a 30-ton Marine Corps amphibious assault vehicle built to battle onto enemy beaches

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy J. Lutz The 30-ton Marine Corps amphibious assault vehicles are the "the number one vehicle" to perform the amphibious assault mission, a Marine told Insider during a recent visit to Marin.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 18th, 2020

The bodies of 7 Marines and a Navy sailor who died after their amphibious assault vehicle sank off the coast of California have been found

REUTERS/Mike Blake The bodies of seven Marines and a Navy sailor, who were missing after their amphibious assault vehicle sank off the coast of California, have been recovered, the US Marine Corps announced Saturday. The accident took plac.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 9th, 2020

US military finds amphibious assault vehicle that sank off the coast of California, as well as troops" remains

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jessica Paulauskas The US military has located the Marine Corps amphibious assault vehicle that sank off the coast of California last week. Additionally, human remains were identifie.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 4th, 2020

1 US Marine is dead, and 8 are missing, after an amphibious assault vehicle accident off Southern California

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jessica Paulauskas One US Marine has died.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 31st, 2020

"Panic Just Ensues": Inside Southwest"s Fatal Midair Engine Failure

A passenger on a Southwest flight died after an engine broke apart, spraying metal pieces through the fuselage and forcing the jet to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia. The death marks the first U.S. airline fatality in an accident since 2009......»»

Category: europeSource: wsjApr 18th, 2018

Marines sent out amphibious assault vehicles to rescue people trapped by Florence

US Marine Corps/Twitter Two amphibious assault vehicles and two hardback Humvees were deployed from II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, to aide in the rescue of approximately 20 local residents, according to the Mar.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 20th, 2018

Marine Corps fires commander after 9 service members died when their amphibious assault vehicle sank into the sea

The commanding officer of the unit involved in the a.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 13th, 2020

Searching has ceased for the eight service members who went missing after an amphibious assault vehicle sank off the coast of California

Flickr/US Navy The I Marine Expeditionar.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 2nd, 2020

A US Marine is dead and 8 service members are missing after an amphibious assault vehicle sank off the coast of California

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Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 31st, 2020

China is building amphibious forces that could challenge the US beyond Asia

REUTERS/Stringer China is adding ships and troops that will play an expeditionary role like that of the US Marine Corps. That mobile force is expected to be able to deploy to fight .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 22nd, 2020

Trump"s Pentagon chief opposes Insurrection Act, says sending in active-duty troops to tackle unrest should be "last resort"

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky Secretary of Defense Mark Esper spoke out Wednesday against invoking the Insurrection Act to deploy active-duty US military inside the country to respond to unrest following the death o.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 3rd, 2020

Marines in the Middle East practiced raiding Saudi Arabian islands

US Marine Corps/Sgt. Kyle C. Talbot Marines and sailors deployed to the Middle East did routine amphibious assault training on the Saudi islands of Karan and Kurayan in late April. The exercises gave 800 Marines and sailo.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 30th, 2020

Kobe"s Wife Announces New Fund To Help Other Crash Victims In Her First Public Statement Since The Fatal Accident

Vanessa Bryant on Wednesday made her first public statement following her husband and daughter's death in a helicopter crash last Sunday. 0 read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaJan 30th, 2020

CBJ Morning Buzz: Panthers" latest big move on coaching overshadowed by star player"s surprise retirement; NoDa eatery reopening after owner"s death; Fatal accident at CLT under scrutiny

The Carolina Panthers served up another surprise for the sports world on Tuesday afternoon, snapping up Joe Brady as offensive coordinator less than 24 hours after he helped Louisiana State University win the national college football title, accord.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 15th, 2020

US to withdraw its troops in northeast Syria and pave the way for Turkish assault

US Marine Corps The White House on Sunday said US forces in northeastern Syria would move aside and clear the way for an expected Turkish assault. For months, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threate.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 7th, 2019

US will withdraw its troops in northeast Syria and pave the way for Turkish assault

US Marine Corps The White House said Sunday that US forces in northeast Syria will move aside and clear the way for an expected Turkish assault.  For months, Tu.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 7th, 2019

"Death traps": Parents of limo crash victims urge new laws

Parents of people killed in recent limousine crashes in New York state urged legislators Thursday to pass tougher safety regulations to get unsafe vehicles and operators off the road......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsMay 2nd, 2019

Fatal Southwest Airlines Accident Blamed On "Metal Fatigue" Inside Exploded Engine: NTSB

Fatal Southwest Airlines Accident Blamed On "Metal Fatigue" Inside Exploded Engine: NTSB.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeApr 18th, 2018

The Wall Street Journal: Southwest begins probe into fatal engine blowout

Airline says it’s in early stages of gathering information, and cooperating with regulators and engine and plane makers, after an accident that caused the first passenger death in its history......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 18th, 2018

The military"s latest plan to save lives on the battlefield: Building driverless vehicles

During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. troops came under regular assault from improvised explosive devices that targeted supply convoys and military patrols, killing and wounding thousands......»»

Category: topSource: washpostMay 2nd, 2018