One of three critically injured marines dead after boat capsizes

One of three marines left in a critical condition after an inflatable boat flipped during a drill on June 3 died in the early hours of this morning, June 5. Seven officers and troops of the Marine Corps 99th Brigade, 2nd Battalion were thrown into the water when an inflatable boat overturned in rough seas off the coast of Kaohsiung, Friday. Four of the crew members were injured, with three suffering life-threatening injuries. The marines were participating in landing drills

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Taiwan sends marines to reinforce islands ahead of Chinese invasion drills in the South China Sea

Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) confirmed Monday that marines will be deployed to the Dongsha (Pratas) Islands on a “training mission.” The move comes ahead of Chinese military drills designed to simulate a takeover of the Taiwan-controlled islands, which sit in the South China Sea, around 400 kilometers away from Taiwan’s southernmost point, Cape Eluanbi. Japan’s Kyodo News reported May 12 that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) was planning the drills in the South China Sea on an “unprecedented

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Army Sea Dragons receive badges of honor pinned to their chests

The latest recruits of the Army 101st Amphibious Reconnaissance Battalion had badges pinned to their chests after successfully completing a grueling training regimen dubbed “the iron-man road,” Saturday, February 23. The Ministry of Defense Youth Daily reported that seven trainees endured the 15-week course to finally have the Sea Dragon badge pinned through the flesh of their chests by their commander in Kinmen County. The specialist unit of the ROC Army was founded in 1949 with training and equipment provided

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Codename: Iron Legs, Marines Start 250km 5 Day Loaded March

[Picture: ROC Marine Corps] 99th Marine Brigade ‘Iron Force’ set out this morning, December 14, on a 250km loaded march that will take 5 days to complete. The military has dubbed the exercise “Iron Legs”. Along the way, troops will engage in live fire exercises including machine gun, grenade, and mortar fire. At times, the soldiers will be marching at night, and over various types of terrain. The exercise aims to strengthen the physical endurance, courage, and confidence of troops,

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