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{FD} Two Marines at San Diego air station seriously burned after explosion

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Two marines were severely burned Sunday night after a fighter jet exploded while they were doing routine maintenance at a San Diego air station. Continue reading

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{FD} Marine veteran amputee to become California police officer

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Chris Lawrence is about to realize his dream of becoming a police officer. He’s been hired by the Chula Vista Police Department. Continue reading

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{FD} Illinois Marine veteran, 92, is ‘something blue’ at Missouri wedding

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Bill Lee Eblen, 92, a Marine Corps veteran, fulfilled his goal to be the “something blue” at his niece’s wedding in Missouri on May 13, 2017, after having pneumonia. Continue reading

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{FD} Marine Corps releases TV ad aimed at recruiting women

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The United States Marine Corps released a new TV advertisement on Friday featuring a female marine captain, the military branch’s bid to recruit more women to become “the few, the proud.” Continue reading

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{FD} Richard Overton, oldest living WWII combat veteran, turns 111

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The oldest living World War II veteran is turning 111 this week at his long-time Texas home. Continue reading

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{FD} US Marines awarded rare Arctic Service Ribbon

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About 200 U.S. Marines qualified for a rare Navy Arctic Service Ribbon this week after training in the first deployment to Norway since World War Two. Continue reading

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{FD} Marine vet, girlfriend found dead in Belize were strangled, police say

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A U.S. marine veteran and his Canadian girlfriend, whose bodies were found Monday in Belize, died of strangulation, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Marine vet, girlfriend found dead in Belize, a week after they vanished

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A marine veteran from Atlanta and his Canadian girlfriend were found dead in Belize, a week after they went missing, reports said. Continue reading

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{FD} Retired Marine who lost his legs in Afghanistan: Obama should have used the ‘Mother of all Bombs’

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A retired U.S. Marine said that former President Obama should have supported dropping the ‘Mother of all Bombs’ while he was the commander-in-chief. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump Calls Destroyer Commanders to Thank Them for Syria Strikes

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President Donald Trump thanked Cmdrs. Russell Caldwell and Andria Slough, commanding officers of the Ross and Porter respectively. Continue reading

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{FD} 5 Things to Start Your Week

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Here are five news stories and events to start your week. Continue reading

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{FD} Philippine court affirms conviction of US Marine

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A Philippines appeals court on Monday affirmed a regional trial court’s conviction of a U.S. Marine and his sentence of up to 10 years in jail for killing a transgender Filipino, whose heirs he was also ordered to compensate. Continue reading

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{FD} Carrier Strike Group Sails Toward Korea After North’s Missile Test

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The Carl Vinson carrier strike group was ordered to cancel planned port visits in Australia and head toward the Korean peninsula. Continue reading

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{FD} Combat Vet, Doctor, State Senator Tapped for Army Secretary

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Trump has nominated Dr. Mark E. Green, a state senator and decorated West Point graduate, to be the 23rd secretary of the Army. Continue reading

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{FD} SGLI System Upgrade Allows Troops to Make Changes at Home

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U.S. sailors are now able to update their SGLI) information online, a major upgrade from the previous, old-fashioned method. Continue reading

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{FD} Army Announces Deployment of 1,500 Alaska-Based Troops

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The deployment of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne, 25th Infantry Division to Afghanistan is part of a regular rotation. Continue reading

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{FD} First Two Marines Punished in Facebook Probe; Dozens More Investigated

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The Marine Corps has taken its first punitive action as part of an effort to crack down on misogynistic internet postings. Continue reading

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{FD} The Most Read Stories This Week on Military.com

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Here’s a look at the most popular stories this week on Military.com. Continue reading

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{FD} US Launches Cruise Missile Strike on Syria

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The U.S. military has launched cruise missiles at targets in Syria in response to the recent deadly chemical attack against civilians. Continue reading

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{FD} Two-Star: Poor Communication May Have Spurred Pilots’ Refusal to Fly

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Rear Adm. DeWolfe Miller said the decision may reflect a lack of info about how much the service is doing to address the problem. Continue reading

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{FD} Five Marines Walk Away From CH-53 ‘Hard Landing’ in Yuma

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The helo was conducting a training mission in support of Yuma’s Weapons and Tactics Instructor school when the mishap took place. Continue reading

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{FD} More Drill Instructors Accused of Hazing to Face Court-Martial

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The Marine Corps has formally charged former two drill instructors accused of hazing recruits at Parris Island in South Carolina. Continue reading

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{FD} Navy Announces Two-Day Grounding for T-45s After Pilot Strike

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The pause will allow time for the Navy leadership to speak with the pilots, listen to concerns, and discuss risk mitigations. Continue reading

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{FD} Spot’s Back: Marines Resume Testing With Four-Legged Robot

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After a long hiatus, the Marine Corps is about to start experimenting again with one of its most fanciful concepts. Continue reading

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{FD} Budget Woes Threaten Marine Corps Plan to Defeat Enemy Drones

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A yearlong continuing resolution would threaten the Marine Corps’ strategy to counter enemy unmanned aerial systems. Continue reading

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{FD} Marines Killed in Chattanooga Shooting to Receive Heroism Medal

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Two Marines who died during a shooting in Chattanooga will receive a medal the service reserves for acts of non-combat heroism. Continue reading

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{FD} Marines to Offer Retention Bonuses for F-35, V-22, F-18 Pilots

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The Marine Corps is set to offer retention bonuses for aviators for the first time since 2011. Continue reading

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{FD} Memo to the Marine Corps: Don’t Pretend It’s Just a PR Problem

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Following almost every scandal, the person, company or government entity responsible is tempted chalk it up as “a PR problem.” Continue reading

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{FD} Marine Corps Reviews Chow Hall Options as Fitness Division Activates

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In a push to develop a more holistically healthy force, the Marine Corps is creating a Force Fitness Division. Continue reading

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{FD} In Leadership Push, Navy Nixes Most Computer-Based General Training

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The Navy wants annual training on topics such as suicide prevention to be more than a ritual of clicking and scrolling. Continue reading

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{FD} Deadly Hornet Crash Result of Low Dive During Strafing Run

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The mishap appeared to be the result of a controlled flight into terrain, according to a newly released investigation. Continue reading

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{FD} Marine Trademark Office Quietly Joins Fight Against Online Misogyny

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The Marine Corps Trademark and Licensing Office has taken on Disgruntled Decks, a game filled with inside jokes and crass humor. Continue reading

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{FD} Sailor Briefly in Irish Custody After Alleged Sexual Assault

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A U.S. sailor is in the hands of the Navy after being taken into custody by Irish authorities on suspicion of sexual assault. Continue reading

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{FD} Marines, Navy Eye Mandatory Separation Review for Online Offenders

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The personnel chiefs for the Navy and Marine Corps revealed Tuesday that both services are considering updating their policies. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawmaker: ‘Hatred and Misogyny’ Behind Photo-Sharing Scandal

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Speier brought the harassment of women by male Marines and vets on Facebook groups to the attention of Gen. Jim Amos in 2013. Continue reading

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{FD} Marines Investigating After Sgt. Maj. Died During Exercise

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The senior enlisted adviser for 3rd Marine Logistics Group died in a non-combat incident March 19 in Pohang, South Korea. Continue reading

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{FD} After Marine Photo Scandal, Services Issue Social Media Guidelines

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U.S. military leaders sent out guidance to personnel about online conduct in the wake of a recent nude-photo sharing scandal. Continue reading

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{FD} In Marine Photo Scandal, Evidence Can Quickly Disappear

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CIS Division Chief Curtis Evans highlighted the challenges of prosecuting offenders when evidence can be deleted in an instant. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawmaker: Corps Has Yet to Grasp Scope of ‘Marines United’ Scandal

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Rep. Mac Thornberry said he believes the thorny problems at the heart of the scandal have yet to be fully grasped by the service. Continue reading

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{FD} Amid Scandal, Marines Roll Out ‘Battles Won’ Ad Campaign

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The Marine Corps’ new ad campaign takes viewers on a journey through everything the Corps stands for. Continue reading

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{FD} Marines launch new ad campaign: ‘Battles Won’

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The Marine Corps is launching a new recruitment ad campaign meant to draw millennials by showing Marines as not only strong warriors but good citizens. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawmaker to Introduce Bill Criminalizing Military ‘Revenge Porn’

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Rep. Speier plans to announce legislation that would make it a crime for service members to share nude photos without consent. Continue reading

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{FD} About 500 Accessed Drive With Nude Photos of Marines: Neller

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NCIS determined that 500 members of the Marines United group followed a link to a drive containing nude photos of female Marines. Continue reading

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{FD} Corps to Update Social Media Rules in Wake of Marines United Scandal

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The Marines’ top officer has sent a “White Letter” ordering the service’s leaders to support victims of illicit photo sharing. Continue reading

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{FD} How a Unique Nerve Graft Saved a Marine Hero’s Arm

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Lance Cpl. Jeffrey Coleone is one of the first patients in the world to receive a 70mm nerve grafts to repair his arm. Continue reading

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{FD} Marine to Face Trial in Deadly 2015 Truck Rollover

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The driver of a 7-ton truck that overturned at Camp Pendleton in 2015 is expected to face a charge of negligent homicide. Continue reading

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{FD} Marines arrive in Syria in support of fight for Raqqa, defense official says

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A detachment of U.S Marines arrived in Syria outside the ISIS de-facto capital of Raqqa, a U.S. defense official confirmed Wednesday to Fox News. Continue reading

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{FD} US Marines Move into Syria with Howitzers

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Marines attached to the 11th MEU quietly moved into Syria weeks ago to establish an artillery base, defense officials confirmed. Continue reading

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{FD} Top Enlisted Marine: Legal ‘Gaps’ in Addressing Online Harassment

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Sgt. Maj. Ronald Green is concerned the service’s leaders do not have comprehensive legal tools to prosecute the alleged crimes. Continue reading

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{FD} Commandant to Marines: Report Social Media Harassment, Abuse

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The service’s top officer is speaking out, urging troops to self-police internet activity and report bad behavior. Continue reading

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