Marine

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Military plans would put women in most combat jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Women may be able to start training as Army Rangers by mid-2015 and as Navy SEALs a year later under plans set to be announced by the Pentagon that would slowly bring […]

06/17/2013

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Rape victim: Retaliation prevalent in military

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Stacey Thompson had just been stationed at a Marine Corps base in Japan when she said her sergeant laced her drinks with drugs, raped her in his barracks and then dumped […]

05/31/2013

U.S. Marine Corps seal. (AP Photo)

WW2 Marine’s diary: A brief look at a brief life

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Before Cpl. Thomas “Cotton” Jones was killed by a Japanese sniper in the Central Pacific in 1944, he wrote what he called his “last life request” to anyone who might find […]

05/27/2013

Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. (AP Photo)

Measuring the loss of WWII generation in 7 days

(AP) – The solemn ritual plays out dozens of times every day with a neatly folded flag, a crisp salute and one more goodbye to a fast-fading generation of soldiers, sailors and Marines. These were […]

05/26/2013

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Military sexual assaults by the numbers

WASHINGTON (AP) — As senior military leaders and government officials grapple with how to reduce sexual assaults in the military, a Pentagon report provides details of the problem. The numbers may not add up in […]

05/16/2013

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Marine base shooting victim was goofy, churchgoing

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — A Marine who was shot to death at a Virginia base was described as a warm-hearted country boy from the South who grew up in the Pentecostal church and even preached a few times.

03/24/2013

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3 dead, including suspect, in Marine base shooting

QUANTICO, Va. (AP) — The commander at Marine Corps. Base Quantico in northern Virginia says a shooting in which a Marine killed a male and female colleague before killing himself was isolated to a single building.

03/22/2013

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Nevada town mourns Marines who died in explosion

HAWTHORNE, Nev. (AP) — Hundreds of residents in a rural community steeped in military history turned out to mourn the loss of at least seven Marines as investigators arrived at an ammunition depot to try to determine how a mortar shell exploded at the base.

03/20/2013

Beyonce sings the national anthem during ceremonial swearing-in at 57th Presidential Inauguration ceremony for US President Obama, Washington DC. (AP Photo)

Band backs off statement that Beyonce lip synced

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Marine Corps is backing off statements that Beyonce lip-synced the national anthem during her performance at President Barack Obama’s inauguration.

01/22/2013

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Michelle Obama donates to Toys for Tots

WASHINGTON (AP) – Michelle Obama thanked military families for the inspiration they’ve given her as first lady as she delivered about 900 gifts Tuesday from White House aides to the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots campaign.

12/11/2012

US Marine Sgt. William Soutra Jr. wears the Navy Cross during a ceremony at Camp Pendleton. (AP photo)

Marine special operations team members honored

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — Navy Secretary Ray Mabus on Monday honored four members of a Marine special operations team in a rare public ceremony for those who have served in the covert forces.

12/03/2012

Marines protecting threatened desert tortoises

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) – The Marine Corps is hoping to deploy some four-footed recruits in the Mojave Desert – about 500 threatened desert tortoises. It’s a serious shell game that aims to help save […]

11/19/2012

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