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49 min ago | Korea Herald

Marine killed by grenade explosion

One Marine Corps recruit was killed and two others were injured on Tuesday when a hand grenade exploded during a training session in the southeastern port city of Pohang, military officials said. The accident took place at around 10:20 a.m. at the drill camp of the South Korean Marine Corps when a hand grenade suddenly exploded, severing the hand of one Marine recruit with shrapnel while wounding another recruit and one instructor, they said.


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4 hrs ago |

Loss of shipbuilder still echoes at sea

Navy sailors and U.S. Marines are seen manning the deck aboard the USS America prior to docking in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in August. - Engineer Katie Thatcher nervously wrings her hands near the flight deck, waiting for updates from the crew six decks beneath her.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Washington Navy Yard

Mon Sep 15, 2014

WUSA-TV Washington

Remembering the Navy Yard shooting victims 1 year later

Tuesday marks the one year anniversary of the Navy Yard shootings, when a dozen people were shot and killed before a single gunman turned the gun on himself. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will host a remembrance ceremony at 8 a.m. on the Washington Navy Yard to commemorate the tragedy.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Washington Navy Yard, Family, Kids


Base official: Shooting hoax started on Facebook

A shooting hoax at Camp Pendleton that triggered panic and fear across social media was started by an anonymous Facebook page, said base spokesman Jason Johnston. On Monday, an administrator for the Facebook page "Senior Lance Corporal" resigned after he says things went "sour" when he had good intentions of warning others.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, US Military

Stars and Stripes

Guantanamo hearing delayed for Iraqi-Marine lawyer meeting

An Iraqi prisoner accused of war crimes as commander of al-Qaida's resistance against the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan met for the first time Monday with the lawyer chosen by the Pentagon to defend him: A Marine lawyer who was part of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. The judge in the case, Navy Capt.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison, Asia, Afghanistan, US Military, US Navy

This is The West Country

Navy task group begins amphibious landings

HUNDREDS of Royal Marines and sailors from the South West have arrived in the Mediterranean by a task force Royal Navy warships for a major amphibious exercise. More than 600 Royal Marines and 1,500 sailors, soldiers and airman have arrived in the Adriatic Sea off Albanian for the first stage of the annual workout of the Response Force Task Group's annual Cougar deployment.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US News

Jacksonville Daily News

MarSOC to add new training complex

A new facility that will provide breaching and marksmanship training to special operations forces Marines has been scheduled for construction aboard Stone Bay.


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Marine Corps Times

Marine wounded alongside Kyle Carpenter featured in new documentary project

Many are familiar with the story behind Cpl. Kyle Carpenter's Medal of Honor, but few know much about the friend and fellow Marine he was trying to protect.


Related Topix: Plymouth, MA, US Military

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Martinsburg Journal

Ernst was face of the Marine Corps

Ask Phil Ernst about his military service and it's clear he is proud of being a Marine - a chapter in his life that's still reflected at his home. A spotlight illuminates a Marines flag flying in his front yard and there are various other reminders of the four years he served.


Related Topix: US Military, Henderson Hall, Hedgesville, WV


Navy pilot missing after jet collision is presumed dead

A Navy pilot missing and presumed dead after two jets collided over the western Pacific Ocean has been identified as Lt. Nathan Poloski, 26, of Lake Arrowhead, California.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US News, US Air Force, Eglin Air Force Base


Taliban fighter who survived 2012 attack sentenced to death

The sole surviving perpetrator of an insurgent assault on a British airfield two years ago was sentenced to death by an Afghan court, the U.S. Marine Corps said. Maj. John Caldwell, a spokesman for the Marine Corps, told The Washington Post that the fighter, Mohammed Nazeer, 24, was found guilty of violating Afghan law and was given a death sentence by an appellate court in early July.


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Jacksonville Daily News

Jim and Marian Roddy celebrate 50 years

When Jim Roddy first laid eyes on Marian Roddy working outside of a club in Jacksonville in 1963, he slammed the breaks on his car and pulled into the parking lot to get a closer look.


Related Topix: Jacksonville, NC, US Military, Wedding

Michelle Malkin

The deadly jihad attack on Camp Bastion: Two years later

Regular readers of this website have been fully informed about the horrible jihad siege on the base, which occurred three days after the Benghazi attack. But for most Americans, Camp Bastion holds no significance.


Related Topix: US Military, US News, US Marine Corps, World News, Asia, Afghanistan

The Raw Story

Marine Corps group under fire for honoring essay that advocates infantry ban for women

The Marine Corps Association is coming under fire for giving its top essay award to an argument in favor of banning women from serving in the infantry, War Is Boring reports . The winner of the Marine Corps Association's 2013 Major General Harold W. Chase writing contest was Captain Lauren Serrano, for an essay entitled, " Why Women Do Not Belong in the U.S. Infantry ," in which she argued that women have no place there because it's a boys' club where "menraging with hormonesand easily distracted by women and sexfart, burp, tell raunchy jokes, walk around naked, swap sex stories, wrestle and simply be young men together."


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Marine Corps Times

MARSOC vet relives elite Marines' fight for survival in Afghan wasteland

Col. William Huff, who led Task Force Professional, says the rules of engagement in place in 2009 and 2010 were designed with long-term success in mind. PIKE NATIONAL FOREST, COLO.


Related Topix: US Military, World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Manitou Springs, CO

Stars and Stripes

Few survivors of WW II 'Forgotten Battalion' gather

They went through hell together for a time in the Pacific theater during World War II and this weekend in Houston they reunited to reminisce and recount their tales of bravery and resolve. On Saturday morning in The Woodlands, the surviving members of what has become known as the Forgotten Battalion gathered for a memorial service for the men who couldn't be with them.


Related Topix: US Military, Texas

Concord Monitor

Marine portrait of Paul Shread Sr., from his 1943 enlistment.

Seventy years ago, on Sept. 15, 1944, 6,000 young men of the 1st Marine Division landed on a tiny and still little-known island in the Pacific.


Related Topix: Concord, NH, US Military

Sat Sep 13, 2014


Former foes U.S. and Britain join in celebrating 'Banner' anniversary

As Americans celebrate the 200th anniversary of their national anthem this weekend, an unusual guest will be on hand for the party: A warship from the same navy whose bombardment of Fort McHenry inspired the "Star-Spangled Banner." The British Navy frigate H.M.S. Argyll is one of 30 naval vessels from seven nations that sailed into the port of Baltimore for the anniversary celebration that will culminate on Saturday night.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Baltimore, MD, Senator Ben Cardin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, US Governors, Martin O'Malley

The Daily Breeze

Grenade launchers, armored vehicles part of LAUSDa s armory

Los Angeles Unified School District Police Chief Steven Zipperman said he's re-thinking whether school-based officers need grenade launchers and an armored vehicle designed for fighting wars. The never-deployed weapons were obtained by school police - along with 61 fully automatic rifles that have since been converted to semi-auto - through a federal program that sought to send military surplus to local cops, Zipperman said.


Related Topix: Education Etc., US Military, Ferguson, MO

Camp Lejeune Marines save base contractor from burning SUV

Cpl. David Qualls, 22, and Cpl. Nathan Bryson, 21, two Camp Lejeune Marines became roadside heroes yesterday when they stopped for a large traffic jam on the North Carolina Highway 172 Bridge near Camp Lejeune.


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