United States Marine Corps

AV-8B Harrier aircraft lands on "nose stool" after landing gear malfunction aboard the USS Bataan in video posted on YouTube.

Marine pilot lands on aircraft carrier after malfunction (Video)

U.S. Marine Corps Captain William Mahoney, AV-8B Harrier aircraft pilot, talks about his experience during a controlled landing after his front landing gear malfunctioned on his aircraft aboard the USS Bataan at sea on June […]


Maj. Gen. Frederick Padilla, director of operations for Plans, Policies and Operations, Headquarters Marine Corps, presents Andrew Starr II with an honorary Marine certificate on June 30, 2014, at Starr’s home in Springfield, Va. Andrew’s father, retired Marine Col. Andrew Starr, watched as his son, the second recipient of the title this year, received the award. (Photo credit: Cpl. Samuel Ellis)

Honorary Marine for 7-year-old with ‘selfless focus’

Seven-year-old Andrew Starr always dreamed of becoming a Marine, just like his father, a retired Marine colonel. This dream seemed out of reach because when he was just nine months old, Andrew was diagnosed with […]


Missing U.S. Marine Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun in an undated photograph with his mother in the United States, given to The Associated Press by his family in the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon, Thursday, July 8, 2004. The U.S. Embassy on Thursday said it has "credible information" that Hassoun was safe in his native Lebanon. (AP Photo/File Family)

Marine who said he was kidnapped returned to US

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Marine Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun disappeared from his unit in Iraq nearly a decade ago under mysterious circumstances. A week later, a photo of a blindfolded Hassoun with a sword poised […]


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

Lawyers denounce Marine Corps raid on offices at Pendleton

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In a rare move, military criminal investigators raided Marine Corps defense counsel offices at Camp Pendleton and opened case files during a 2½-hour search that could compromise scores of military criminal […]


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, […]


Vehicles file through the main gate of Camp Pendleton Marine Base on 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 […]


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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]




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