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Lance Cpl. Austin Ruiz, 19, had been at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California, for about 1 1/2 weeks when the fatal incident occurred.



US Marine Band to rehearse for inaugural parade

The U.S. Marine Band will be conducting a dress rehearsal for its performance in the inaugural parade.


MCAS Beaufort commander: 'No reliable information yet' connects housing, health problems

The commander of Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort said “no reliable information yet” connects a nearby military housing development to health problems after concerns gained widespread attention this month.

Family identifies Marine killed during training in Twentynine Palms, California

Lance Cpl. Austin Ruiz, 19, was killed during unit training, his father said in an interview. The Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center announced the death in a Facebook post Saturday night and noted that another Marine was injured.


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From Siberia to the Marines: Meet one of Parris Island's first female infantry graduates

Maria Daume is among the first women in the history of the Marine Corps to finish recruit training with every job available to her. She is also one of the first four women to graduate with an infantry contract in hand.


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