Shawn Snow, Marine Corps Times

Shawn Snow

Marine Corps Times

Washington, DC, United States

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Recent articles by Shawn:

An unmanned ship that can travel 500 nautical miles without resupply ― the Corps is looking at it

You can put whatever weapon systems “you can dream on it.” → Read More

The 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit is deploying to Central and South America

It’s not common for Marines to deploy to South America aboard amphib ships → Read More

The State of the Marine Corps: Inside the Corps’ warplans to sink ships

Sinking ships is not something the Marine Corps has done since World War II — but it's thinking about it now. → Read More

A US missile destroyer made ‘historic’ visit to Beirut as regional tensions mount

The port visit by the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Ramage to Beirut was the first in 36 years. → Read More

Fired commander of 1st Recon Battalion charged with assault

Lt. Col. Francisco X. Zavala was charged with assault, making a false official statement, waste or destruction of non-military property and conduct unbecoming an officer. → Read More

27 reports of extremist activity by US service members over the past 5 years, DoD says

Out of those 27 reports, the DoD said all but two had been formally investigated and that 18 service members were disciplined or separated from the military. → Read More

Grunts to get new binocular night vision goggles by spring 2020

The Corps expects delivery of 14,000 devices, with the first sets to be doled out to grunts around spring of 2020. → Read More

A remotely operated unmanned Marine Corps AAV is taking California beaches

“This modernized upgrade will allow the Marine Corps to remotely traverse from ship-to-shore with an organic vehicle capability to breach and proof lanes and landing zones for landing forces. → Read More

The neo-Nazi boot: Inside one Marine’s descent into extremism

Battling violent hate threats — from within the Corps. → Read More

Quantico Corpsman pleads not guilty in stabbing death of DC man

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Collin J. Potter was indicted on Aug. 20 with kidnapping, felony murder while armed and first degree sexual abuse while armed, among other charges. → Read More

SOCOM is in the hunt for a field ethics guide

SOCOM is awarding a contract for a field ethics guide for its special operations chaplains. → Read More

Parris Island and Beaufort air station ordered to evacuate for Hurricane Dorian

Recruits aboard the Parris Island recruit depot will be bused to Marine Corps Logistic Base Albany as Hurricane Dorian approaches the South Carolina coast. → Read More

Marine poolee dies in Maryland after run portion of Corps’ initial strength test

Jose Rodriguez, 18, was slated to attend boot camp at the Parris Island, South Carolina, recruit depot in September. → Read More

22nd MEU Marines rocked ISIS fighters in Libya in 2016 with naval gunfire

Marine efforts to push out ISIS fighters from Sirte was described as “one of the largest counter terrorism campaigns to be conducted from amphibious shipping.” → Read More

The Corps is looking at unmanned ships for a Pacific fight

Lt. Gen. Eric Smith said the Corps was testing unmanned 11-meter rigid-hull inflatable boats. → Read More

Troops to get medals for US-Mexico border operations and Hurricane Florence relief

The Armed Forces Service Medal is awarded to service members who participate in an “operation deemed to be significant activity, and encounter no foreign armed opposition or imminent threat of hostile action. → Read More

Marines will be getting these ‘tacticool’ over-the-ear headsets

Artillery and recon Marines are getting the first order of INVISIO's T5 headsets. → Read More

Marines and sailors practice fighting at sea using an 80-year-old communication tactic

It’s a tactic liken to the carrier pigeons of World War I, which carried important tactical battlefield messages across the front lines. → Read More

Here’s how fallen Marine Raider Gunnery Sgt. Koppenhafer earned 2 Bronze Stars

Marine Raider Gunnery Sgt. Scott A. Koppenhafer earned two Bronze Stars for heroic actions in Afghanistan and in combat against ISIS fighters in the Middle East. → Read More

12 Marines confined to Camp Pendleton brig awaiting charges for alleged smuggling

Twelve Marines are currently confined to the Camp Pendleton, California, brig for their alleged involvement in human smuggling and drug offenses → Read More