United States Marine Corps

US Ospreys show worth in Philippines aid effort

CLARK AIR BASE, Philippines (AP) — The U.S. Marines’ newest and in some quarters most controversial transport airplane is showing the world what it’s got — for the sake of the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, […]

11/21/2013

Vehicles file through the main gate of Camp Pendleton Marine Base on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at Camp Pendleton, Calif.  (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Marines killed at Pendleton doing dangerous job

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The job is the most dangerous in the Marine Corps. The four Marines killed Wednesday while clearing unexploded ordnance at California’s Camp Pendleton were bomb removal technicians. It is one of […]

11/14/2013

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Typhoon-ravaged Philippines relief

On Sunday a group made up of mostly military veterans, left for the typhoon-ravaged Philippines where they will assist in search, rescue and medical aid efforts. A second team is preparing to head out as […]

11/14/2013

4 Marines killed in accident at California base

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Four Marines were killed Wednesday in an accident at Camp Pendleton in Southern California, base officials said. The accident happened at 11 a.m. during a range maintenance operation at the San […]

11/13/2013

A group of sailors and Marines who failed the so-called "tape test'' are led by an instructor on a three mile run as they work to improve their fitness and remain in the military, at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Bulky troops turn to liposuction to pass fat test

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The soldiers often call Dr. Adam Tattelbaum, a plastic surgeon, in a panic. They need liposuction, and fast. A number of military personnel are turning to the surgical procedure to remove […]

10/28/2013

This undated file photo released by his family via FreeAmir.org shows Amir Hekmati, a former U.S. Marine held in Iran over the past two years on accusations of spying for the CIA.  (AP Photo/Hekmati family via FreeAmir.org, File)

American held in Iran writes letter to John Kerry

DETROIT (AP) — A former U.S. Marine held in Iran for two years said in a letter to the U.S. secretary of state that he has endured “miserable prison conditions” and believes Tehran is holding […]

09/11/2013

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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

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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

Storage bunkers at US Army Depot, Hawthorne, Nevada in 2005 AP file photo.

Explosion during training kills 7 Marines

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Marine Corps says seven Marines are dead and several are injured after a training accident at the Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada.

03/19/2013

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

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