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Losing a Hot Meal Makes Marines Hot Under the Collar

Losing a Hot Meal Makes Marines Hot Under the Collar

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Marines are losing a daily hot meal due to the gradual U.S. troop drawdown in Afghanistan.Last Saturday, Camp Leatherneck in southwestern Helmand Province cut back its food service from four to three meals …

Lt. Col. Rob Riggle Is Not Your Typical Comedian

Lt. Col. Rob Riggle Is Not Your Typical Comedian

Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — War is no joke, but Rob Riggle was not about to let 23 years of Marine Corp service stand between him and a career as a comedian and actor.”The comedy seeds were planted before the Marine seeds,” …

Vigil Held in Nevada for Seven Marines Killed in Training Accident

Vigil Held in Nevada for Seven Marines Killed in Training Accident

ABC News(HAWTHORNE, Nev.) — Several hundred people showed up for a vigil Tuesday night in Nevada to remember the seven Marines who were killed on Monday during a training exercise.The Marines, who were from the 2nd Marine Division based at Camp Lejeun…

Gay Marine Proposes to Boyfriend at White House

Gay Marine Proposes to Boyfriend at White House

Mike Tapscott / American Military Partner Association(WASHINGTON) — U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Matthew Phelps made history Saturday at the home of his commander in chief.The 35-year-old active-duty officer proposed to his boyfriend, Ben Schock, 26, in th…

Michelle Obama Collects Toys for Tots with Marine Corps

Michelle Obama Collects Toys for Tots with Marine Corps

Leon Neal/WPA POOL/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — First lady Michelle Obama volunteered with the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots campaign Tuesday, continuing a tradition she’s made with the organization each year since entering the White Hous…

Marines Move to Fire Clothes Company After Deadly Factory Fire

Marines Move to Fire Clothes Company After Deadly Factory Fire

STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The United States Marine Corps is acting to terminate its agreement with a North Carolina clothing manufacturer that was believed to be making clothing with American military logos and slogans in a Bangladesh fact…

Marines Toughen Fitness Test for Women

Marines Toughen Fitness Test for Women

Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — All the Marines want is a few good women who can do at least three pull-ups.Without explaining why on Tuesday, Gen. Jim Amos announced that females will be required to do pull-ups like their male counterparts in order to…

How Many Bayonets Does the US Have?

How Many Bayonets Does the US Have?

Cpl. Walter D. Marino II/U.S. Marine Corps(WASHINGTON) — The most memorable line of Monday night’s debate was President Obama’s pointed “horses and bayonets” jab at Mitt Romney for questioning what Romney said was a shrinking U…

Legless Marine Conquers Marathon

Legless Marine Conquers Marathon

ABC News(CHICAGO) — When more than 38,000 competitors set off Sunday at the Chicago marathon, few of them likely had a more incredible journey to the start line than Ben Maenza.Maenza, a Marine lance corporal, lost both his legs two years ago when the…

Criminal Charges for Marines in Taliban Urination Video

Criminal Charges for Marines in Taliban Urination Video

The video appears to show four men in uniform looking around before urinating on three dead bodies. (http://apacheclips.com)(WASHINGTON) — Two U.S. Marines have become the first to be criminally charged for allegedly urinating on the corpses of Taliba…

Sudan Rejects US Request to Send Marines to Boost Embassy Security

Sudan Rejects US Request to Send Marines to Boost Embassy Security

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Sudan has rejected a U.S. request to send 50 Marines to that country to help boost security at the American embassy in Khartoum, a U.S. official confirms.With the Marines en route to Sudan on Friday night, a U.S. o…

Taliban Kill 2 US Marines at US-British Base in Afghanistan; Prince Harry Safe

Taliban Kill 2 US Marines at US-British Base in Afghanistan; Prince Harry Safe

JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/GettyImages(HELMAND, Afghanistan) — Taliban fighters Friday launched a complex and sustained attack on the large U.S.-British military base in Southern Afghanistan where Britain’s Prince Harry is based, killing two U.S. Marines and …

US Warships Deployed to Libyan Coast in Wake of Consulate Attack

US Warships Deployed to Libyan Coast in Wake of Consulate Attack

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Billy Ho/Released(NEW YORK) — With U.S. missions in potential hot spots on high alert after the attacks on the embassies in Cairo and Benghazi, Libya, President Obama ordered the deployment We…

US Warships Deployed to Libyan Coast in Wake of Consulate Attack

US Warships Deployed to Libyan Coast in Wake of Consulate Attack

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Billy Ho/Released(NEW YORK) — With U.S. missions in potential hot spots on high alert after the attacks on the embassies in Cairo and Benghazi, Libya, President Obama ordered the deployment We…

Live Rocket-Propelled Grenade Removed from Marine’s Leg

Live Rocket-Propelled Grenade Removed from Marine’s Leg

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) — It was a medevac mission like few others that required heroic choices from all involved.On January 12, Marine Lance Corporal Winder Perez was wounded in a Taliban attack in southern Afghanistan. The live exp…

‘Unavoidable’ Bird Strike Killed 2 Marines

‘Unavoidable’ Bird Strike Killed 2 Marines

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) — A “likely unavoidable” bird strike was responsible for a helicopter crash that killed two Camp Pendleton Marines in September, according to a Marine Corps investigation.Capt. Jeffrey Bland, 37, and 1st L…

US, Japan Reach Deal on Moving Marines Out of Okinawa

US, Japan Reach Deal on Moving Marines Out of Okinawa

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TOKYO) — The U.S. and Japan have reached an agreement to move 9,000 Marines off the southern island of Okinawa.The proposal, which is part of the Obama administration’s larger push to beef up security in Asia, was announced by b…

San Diego Woman’s Body Identified, Suspect in Jail

San Diego Woman’s Body Identified, Suspect in Jail

ABC News(SAN DIEGO) — A body found late Tuesday near Lake Skinner in Riverside County, Calif., has been identified as a missing California woman, Brittany Killgore.The San Diego County Medical Examiner confirmed the body’s identity Wednesday evening, …

Marines Land in Australia to Help Counter China’s Influence

Marines Land in Australia to Help Counter China’s Influence

Greg Wood-Pool/Getty Images(DARWIN, Australia) — Two hundred U.S. Marines arrived in northern Australia Wednesday, the first deployment of an estimated 2,500 troops the Pentagon has promised to bolster American presence in the region.President Obama m…

Mini Robots to Help Troops in Afghanistan

Mini Robots to Help Troops in Afghanistan

File Photo. US Dept of Defense(NEW YORK) — Knowing what lies around the corner is so important when you’re in combat, and Marines will now be able to test out a pint-sized robot that could be a lifesaver.What sounds like science fiction will bec…

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