May 3—Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island is deactivating its 4th Recruit Training Battalion — the battalion where all of the country's female Marine recruits trained for 74 years.
American flags ring the Scroll of Honor, a barrow lined with stones that are etched with the names of all 489 Clemson University alumni who gave the ultimate sacrifice, May 24, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar)
Aug. 8—"Today," Lt. Colonel Joe Plenzler (USMC, retired) writes at Military.com, "the military needs only about 160,000 youth from an eligible population of 30 million to meet its recruitment needs. But after two decades of war — both of which ended unsuccessfully — and low unemployment, many experts believe the all-volunteer force has reached a breaking point."
Recognitions: Combat Action Medal; Global War on Terrorism Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one star, NATO Medal ISAF Afghanistan; Sea Service Deployment Ribbon; National Defense Service Medal; Meritorious Mast; Good Conduct Medal; three expert rifle qualification badges
U.S. Navy sailors and Marines are in training for a possible mission to board merchant ships in the Strait of Hormuz to counter Iranian aggression, according to a U.S. military official familiar with the plan that’s awaiting formal requests from shipping companies.
In the last few months, Marines at Camp Pendleton in Southern California have been retraining in the use of the new Amphibious Combat Vehicle, a troop carrier that’s expected to be the service’s most valuable asset in the amphibious fight and critical to the nation’s crisis response.
An eight-person military jury took two hours Friday to find Staff Sgt. Steven Smiley not guilty of negligent homicide and four other counts in the death of Marine recruit Dalton Beals in 2021.
USS Mobile Bay, a major player during Operation Desert Storm, will be decommissioned next week in San Diego
The cruiser USS Mobile Bay, which launched 22 Tomahawk cruise missiles during Operation Desert Storm and helped carry people to safety when Mt. Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines, will be decommissioned in San Diego on Aug. 10, ending the service life of one of the oldest ships in the Navy.
Derrick Stanley A US Marine from New Mexico is behind bars after law enforcement investigators found sufficient evidence to charge him with the statutory rape of a minor. Investigators say 20-year-old Derrick Stanley had an ongoing sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl earlier this year, taking full advantage of...
Two suspects are in custody following a smash-and-grab that took place in California, only for Marine recruiters to put an end to the crime spree. The incident took place on Tuesday in a Torrance-area mall, when four people wearing hoodies entered a jewelry store with hoodies and covered faces.