Young Marine killed in State Fair accident


Tyler Jarell will forever by 18.  He also will never know what it’s like to serve as a U.S. Marine.   The young man had dreamed of serving for years but that dream was cut short when a carnival ride malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair.  The spinning and swinging “Fire Ball” broke apart and rained debris on the fair midway.  Tyler’s 18 year old girl friend was badly injured, but survived.   (click for full story) 

Putin says Russian Navy could launch an “unpreventable strike”


Russian leader Vladimer Putin is rattling his sabre once again.   Putin was angered after the British Navy Destroyer HMS Defender passed off the coast of Crimea.  Russia believes that waters in the Black Sea are under the control of the Soviet Union after that country annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.    Putin said bombs were dropped in the Defender’s path and the Soviet’s could have sunk the destroyer if they wanted.     Britian said they were told the shots were part of a gunnery exercise.

Most of Europe and NATO believe those waters are still covered by international agreements.  (see full story)

New Navy Amphibious Warship


The Navy’s new Light Amphibious Warship (LAW) program envisions procuring a class of 24 to 35 new amphibious ships to support the Marine Corps, particularly in implementing a new Marine Corps operational concept called Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations (EABO).  Click for story