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A Big First
Is Coming for
Sep 21, 2017 2:15 PM CDT
A Big First Is Coming for Marine Corps
1st female infantry officer is expected next week
- A big first for the Marine Corps: It will likely soon have its first female infantry officer. The unnamed lieutenant is expected to graduate Monday from the Corps' Infantry Officer Course, three military officials tell the
Washington Post .
She is the first of three dozen women who've attempted it...
'You Looked Up and You Saw
the Plane Twirling Around'
Jul 11, 2017 12:53 AM CDT
'You Looked Up and You Saw the Plane Twirling Around'
Military plane crash kills at least 16 in Mississippi
- A US military plane crashed into a field in rural Mississippi on Monday, killing at least 16 people aboard and spreading debris for miles, officials said. Leflore County Emergency Management Agency Director Frank Randle told reporters at a late briefing that 16 bodies had been recovered after the KC-130 spiraled...
Marine Recruit's Skin 'Liquefied'
During Boot Camp: Documents
May 3, 2017 5:29 PM CDT
Marine Recruit's Skin 'Liquefied' During Boot Camp: Documents
Recruit needed skin grafts for second- and third-degree chemical burns
- The skin on a recruit's buttocks was "liquefied" by chemical burns during a hazing incident at a Marine Corps boot camp on Parris Island in South Carolina, according to documents made public by the
. The documents state drill instructor Sgt. Jeffrey VanDyke forced the unnamed recruit...
We're Spending $50M to
Resettle 1K Desert Tortoises
Apr 20, 2017 9:04 AM CDT
We're Spending $50M to Resettle 1K Desert Tortoises
So the Marines can expand Calif. training grounds
- The mission: to airlift 1,156 desert tortoises to a place where there's no threat of being flattened by tanks. The Marines are this month moving the reptiles out of a corner of California's Mojave Desert where the Corps will soon begin extensive live-fire training, the
Our Most 'Honorable' Citizens
and Their Revenge Porn
Mar 17, 2017 7:25 PM CDT
Our Most 'Honorable' Citizens and Their Revenge Porn
Behind the scenes of 'Marines United' and other sexist military pages
- Stumble onto a random revenge-porn site, and you'll likely be confronted with various avatars of trolls who hide behind screen names and aliases. But that wasn't the case with the "Marines United" private Facebook group that retired service member John Albert found himself invited to in September...
Mar 6, 2017 6:52 AM CST
Nude Photo Scandal Shakes Marine Corps
Servicewomen's photos shared without their consent
- The Marine Corps has been shaken by a scandal involving photos of naked and scantily clad servicewomen, at least some of which were apparently shared without consent. The photos, along with obscene comments, were found on a private Facebook page called Marines United, which included many active-duty and retired Marines...
Today, a Big First
for the Marine Corps
Jan 5, 2017 4:41 PM CST
Today, a Big First for the Marine Corps
3 enlisted female Marines have been put in a ground combat unit
- For the first time, the Marine Corps has put three enlisted female Marines in a ground combat unit once open only to men, officials said Thursday. They will serve as a rifleman, machine gunner, and mortar Marine, said 1st Lt. John McCombs, spokesperson for the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force at...
Marines: 15 Drill Instructors
Investigated for Hazing
Jul 1, 2016 12:15 AM CDT
Marines: 15 Drill Instructors Investigated for Hazing
The investigation comes after a recruit died in March
- The Marine Corps is looking into allegations of hazing, assault, and physical abuse involving 15 drill instructors at the Parris Island training depot in South Carolina, the AP reports. The allegations stem from an investigation into the death of a Parris Island recruit in March. Raheel Siddiqui of Taylor, Mich....
Marines Getting New
Gender-Neutral Job Titles
Jun 29, 2016 11:42 AM CDT
Marines Getting New Gender-Neutral Job Titles
In most cases, 'man' replaced with 'Marine'
- Now that all military jobs are open to women , the Marines are doing away with most job titles that include the word "man." Nineteen of the Marine Corps' military occupational specialties are being renamed, with, in most cases, the word "man" being replaced by the word "...
Marine's Jaw-Dropping Photo:
'Coming to Gay Bar Near You'
Jun 17, 2016 7:26 AM CDT
Marine's Jaw-Dropping Photo: 'Coming to Gay Bar Near You'
1st Marine Expeditionary Force has promised 'appropriate action'
- Two Marines are under investigation after a photo was posted Wednesday to Facebook showing a uniform-clad corporal with his hand on the trigger of a rifle aimed at the camera and the message, "Coming to a gay bar near you!" The image, believed to be from Snapchat, was...
$50M Plan to Save Tortoises
May Do the Opposite
Mar 8, 2016 5:35 PM CST
$50M Plan to Save Tortoises May Do the Opposite
Critics fear it'll put threatened animals at further risk
- Desert tortoises are considered a threatened species across the Southwest, where they're battling drought, climate change, habitat loss, and predators. Now, environmentalists fear a Mojave Desert population will be eradicated entirely by a plan that's apparently meant to save them, the
Los Angeles Times
reports. The Marine Corps'...
Marines Scrap 'Robot Mule'
Dec 31, 2015 4:12 AM CST
Marines Scrap 'Robot Mule'
The big one was too noisy and the small one was too weak
- It obeys voice commands and can carry 400 pounds of equipment over rugged terrain for 24 hours—but it sounds like a lawn mower, and US Marines worried that it could get them killed. The Marine Corps has shelved the Legged Squad Support System "robotic mule" developed by Google'...
US Military Opens All
Combat Roles to Women
Dec 3, 2015 12:59 PM CST
US Military Opens All Combat Roles to Women
'It’s a thrilling day for women serving in the military'
- Repealing a 21-year-old rule, defense secretary Ash Carter announced Thursday that all military combat positions will now be open to women, the
New York Times
reports. According to CNN , that includes about 220,000 jobs in reconnaissance, infantry, and more that had previously been open only to men. "Women...
With the JLTV
Aug 26, 2015 5:32 PM CDT
We're Replacing Old Humvees With the JLTV
$6.75B contract goes to Wisconsin-based Oshkosh
- The US Army and Marine Corps are in need of trucks that can carry two to four troops at a time and that are tough enough to endure bombs and mines, but not so heavy that they can't be ferried by air—and Oshkosh just won the $6.75...
Marines Told to Call Cops if
Armed Volunteers Show Up
Jul 24, 2015 12:45 AM CDT
Marines Told to Call Cops if Armed Volunteers Show Up
Recruitment center help not so helpful
- Out of all the things that could go wrong with armed citizens guarding military recruitment centers , this was pretty minor, but it was enough to have the volunteers ordered away. Police told a group of volunteers to stop guarding a recruitment center in Lancaster, Ohio, after one of them accidentally...
Marine Corps Vet Sued
for Living 'Off the Grid'
Jun 17, 2015 3:41 PM CDT
Marine Corps Vet Sued for Living 'Off the Grid'
But Tyler Truitt calls it an act of 'civil disobedience'
- For US Marine Corps veteran Tyler Truitt, the homefront has a battle all its own: The 27-year-old resident of Huntsville, Alabama, is going to court with the city next month over his "off-the-grid" lifestyle, which includes living in a trailer, using solar panels, and catching rainwater in a 550-gallon...
Our Rifles Suck
Jun 15, 2015 8:00 AM CDT
Marine Snipers: Our Rifles Suck
Some suggest Marine Corps avoids upgrade for fear of downsizing
- US Marine snipers are known for their deadly skill. But their skill is often compensating for inferior equipment. Speaking with the
, current and former Marines say they've suffered in combat for 14 years with a sniper rifle that fails to perform accurately at the necessary range or...
1 Killed, 21 Hurt in
Hawaii Osprey Crash
May 18, 2015 12:01 AM CDT
1 Killed, 21 Hurt in Hawaii Osprey Crash
Marine Corps aircraft had 'hard landing' during training
- One Marine was killed and the other 21 people on board were hospitalized after an MV-22 Osprey aircraft made what the military describes as a "hard landing" at Hawaii's Bellows Air Force Station Sunday morning. Witnesses tell Hawaii News Now that they saw three Ospreys, which were involved...
of Joint Chiefs
May 4, 2015 7:24 PM CDT
Obama Picks New Chairman of Joint Chiefs
Joseph Dunford Jr will get nod tomorrow, officials say
- President Obama will nominate Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, choosing a widely respected, combat-hardened commander who led the Afghanistan war coalition during a key transitional period during 2013-14, US officials said today. The move cuts short Dunford's service as...
Miraculous Recovery for Marine Who Drowned
Mar 2, 2015 3:05 AM CST
Miraculous Recovery for Marine Who Drowned
He makes it across finish line at Phoenix Marathon
- Marine Staff Sgt. James Carey needed a little help to get over the finish line at the Phoenix Marathon on Saturday—but just taking part in his fourth marathon marked an incredible achievement for a man who was pronounced dead from drowning in 2009. Carey was revived after the special...
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