Jul 07

Fake Marine in Reno Says He’s on ‘High Alert’

Pretty sure this guy has some mental issues going on, but ‘Operation Phantom Alpha Dog’ sounds like it would be fun. The YouTube video says, “He then said he was a member of the 3rd Battalion, 26th Marines, which have been deactivated sine 1970. The Marines do have a 26th MEU(Marine Expeditionary Unit), but it …

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Jul 06

POW-MIA chief to push for private-group aid to find war dead

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Pentagon’s new agency in charge of recovering and identifying remains of U.S. war dead said he will push for more partnering with private groups that have resources and interest to help reinvigorate a troubled POW-MIA accounting mission. Michael Linnington, a recently retired three-star Army general and veteran of …

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Jul 06

Marine injured after Surf City shark bite

CAMP LEJEUNE — There’s been a string of shark attacks on the east coast within the last ten days and one of those hit close to home in our military community. A Camp Lejeune spokesman confirmed that an active duty Marine was treated and released from the Naval Hospital after an attack from a shark. Spokesman Nat …

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Jul 06

10 Surprising Marines Who Became Actors

For some, service in the military is a life-long ambition and goal. For others, it helps to make life clearer. Still for others, it’s a civic duty at a critical time in the nation’s history. Regardless of the reason, the time in the Corps leaves an indelible mark on those who have served in its …

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Jul 06

Shots fired at Walter Reed hospital, search underway

The report of single gun shot at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda drew multiple law enforcement agencies to the campus shortly before 11 a.m. Monday.

Jul 02

Marine Veteran and Homeless Piano Prodigy’s Heartbreaking Story

A previously clean-cut Marine ended up homeless on the street. But the Marine veteran soon lost all hope and became homeless after suffering a family tragedy. He was recently discovered after a civil arts project placed public pianos out so people could express themselves.

Jul 02

Marines on target with F-35 live-weapons release

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. — Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, also known as the “Green Knights,” conducted the first F-35B operational ordnance expenditures June 22 to 26. Pilots employed the ordnance in Restricted Area 2507 in southeastern California. A total of 14 pilots used six F-35Bs to employ both inert and high-explosive …

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Jul 02

Marine Corps and Navy triples maternity leave

WASHINGTON — July 2, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that effective immediately, women who serve in the Navy and Marine Corps will have 18 weeks of maternity leave available to use during the first year of her child’s life. “In the Navy and the Marine Corps, we are continually looking for ways to …

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Jul 02

Retired Marine fights allegations of Stolen Valor

John James Lavoie is fighting to clear his name after he was publicly accused of stolen valor. Military memorabilia decorates the walls of Lavoie’s Jacksonville home — a roomful of medals, honors and awards all related to his 24 years of service in the US Marine Corps. But A Florida Times-Union newspaper article questioning his service …

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Jul 01

No Singing Necessary: Pro Shooter Rocks the National Anthem and ‘Marines’ Hymn’

You’ve never seen anything like this before. Check out how professional shooter Chris Cheng celebrates freedom. He recently uploaded a video of the “Star-Spangled Banner” on YouTube to “celebrate our nation’s independence” while also displaying how quiet a suppressed Ruger 10/22 rifle is. “It is so quiet that the pinging and the musical tones downrange …

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