Marine Corps appoints first female commander of Silent Drill Platoon

USMC photos Story by 1st Lt. Kayla Haas MARINE BARRACKS WASHINGTON, D.C – A female artillery officer will make history next week when she becomes the first woman to command the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon. Capt. Kelsey M. Hastings, a native of Seattle, Washington, was selected to...

Marines detonate explosive device found at a resort in South Carolina

Source: The Sea Pines Resort Evan McKenna and Sofia Sanchez The Island Packet (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) (TNS) Nov. 15—A military explosive device found in the Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island was destroyed by a U.S. Marine Corps team, according to officials from Sea Pines and the Beaufort County...

Marine Corps officially charges drill instructor for recruit’s death

Dalton Beals, 18, of Pennsville, New Jersey died during the final phase of US Marine Corps boot camp. (GoFundME) Karl Puckett The Island Packet (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) Nov. 11—The Marines are charging a drill instructor with negligent homicide in connection to the death of Dalton Beals,...

Defense Department health plan cuts 15,000 outlets from its pharmacy network

A Pharmacy Technician at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune selects a medication from a Pharmacy shelf. Recently, NMCCL's Pharmacy was recognized as the United States Navy's Pharmacy Team of the Year. Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Molina Patricia Kime Kaiser Health News Doris Spatz takes...

Marine Corps may charge drill instructor for the death of a recruit last year

Dalton Beals, 18, of Pennsville, New Jersey died during the final phase of US Marine Corps boot camp. (GoFundME) A US Marine Corps Drill Instructor is facing potential charges for a recruit death that took place in 2021, sources report. The unnamed senior DI is currently named and known...

Marine veteran who attempted to bomb mosque now an advocate for Islam

A US Marine veteran who set out to blow up a mosque has reportedly found peace in the religion he sought to strike out against.

Former Marine pilot instructor arrested in Australia after working in China

Photo credit: Top Gun Australia A former United States Marine pilot -who switched sides to train the Chinese- has been arrested in Australia, and faces extradition to the American homeland. Daniel Edmund Duggan, 54, was arrested on Friday in the rural town of Orange in New South Wales.

Navy questioned by Sailors after bilge water contaminates carrier’s drinking water with E. coli

Sailors assigned to the San Diego-based aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln are questioning the assurances made by their commanding officer about the safety of drinking water on board after it tested positive for E. coli bacteria last month.

Navy repairs two of the four water mains that broke in Hawaii

A radiological engineer gathers soil samples to be tested for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Aug. 19, 2020. PFAS are man-made chemicals commonly used for clothing, food packaging and carpeting and have the potential to be toxic. Frequent testing is done to ensure drinking water on MCB Camp...

Former Marine denied payout after 4-year imprisonment in Iran, FBI claims he was trying to sell secrets

Source: Wikimedia Commons Melissa Nann Burke The Detroit News (TNS) Oct. 18—Washington — A federal appeals court has ruled against Michigan's Amir Hekmati, who fought the revocation of a $20 million payout he was promised by a government fund for victims of state-sponsored terrorism.