Vietnam War gunnery sergeant awarded Medal of Honor in 2018 dies at age 84
John Lee Canley, a Marine Corps gunnery sergeant who was belatedly awarded the Medal of Honor in 2018 for his actions in the Battle of Hue during the 1968 Tet Offensive in Vietnam, died Wednesday. He was 84.
Another Okinawa-based Marine gets suspended sentence for drug smuggling
A Japanese court on Monday sentenced an Okinawa-based Marine to a three-year suspended sentence for attempting to smuggle drugs into the country by mail.
Marines unveil force structure update amid opposition from retired generals about service’s direction
The Marine Corps is moving forward with a controversial plan that has mothballed tanks in favor of smaller, more mobile fighting formations, despite a backlash from some acclaimed retired generals.
Police question Okinawa-based Marine about crash that killed Japanese pedestrian
Japanese police say they are questioning a Marine involved in a vehicle crash that killed a Japanese pedestrian over the weekend.
Guam’s THAAD missile defense battery will relocate to new Marine Corps base
The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, which has been on Guam for almost a decade, will move from Andersen Air Force Base to Camp Blaz, the nearby Marine Corps base still under construction.
Parris Island Marine Band is up for an Emmy; here's how a South Carolina nurse inspired the piece
An original composition performed by the Parris Island Marine Band — inspired by its musical director's wife and her work as a nurse during the COVID-19 pandemic — has been nominated for an Emmy.
Judge dismisses $25M lawsuit against Alec Baldwin by slain Marine’s family
According to the lawsuit, Baldwin sent a $5,000 check to the sister of Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum, one of 13 Marines killed outside of Afghanistan’s airport in August as the U.S. sought to evacuate Americans during the Taliban takeover, for his widow, Jiennah Crayton, and their baby. In January, he accused Roice McCollum of participating in the Capitol riots.
White House military office reviews new presidential helicopter
The White House Military Office is evaluating when President Joe Biden can fly for the first time in the new presidential helicopter — and what missions it’s ready to perform — after years of delay.
US Marines observe drill to prep for earthquake and tsunami evacuations in Japan
US Marines from Okinawa were observers at an evacuation drill held annually to mark a tsunami that killed thousands in the most remote part of Japan.
In 1975 refugees begin arriving at Camp Pendleton as Saigon fell
On April 29, 1975 – as U.S. helicopters evacuated military and civilian personnel from besieged Saigon – the first of an estimated 50,000 Southeast Asian refugees began arriving at Camp Pendleton.
Marine Corps identifies combat engineer who drowned Sunday in Hawaii
Pfc. Isaac Romero had completed his first year as a Marine the day before he drowned Sunday just off a beach on the Hawaii base where he was stationed, the Marine Corps said Wednesday.
Hawaii-based Marine dies swimming in sea off Oahu installation
A private first class stationed at Marine Corps Base Hawaii died Sunday while swimming in the ocean near the installation on Oahu, the service said Monday.
Retired general faulted by Marines IG for racial slur during European commander posting
A report by the Inspector General of the Marine Corps details the July 2020 incident, which ultimately led to Maj. Gen. Stephen Neary’s dismissal as head of U.S. Marine Forces Europe and Africa.
Marine Corps deactivates two helicopter squadrons in Hawaii in bid to modernize force
A pair of Hawaii-based Marine Corps helicopter squadrons were deactivated this week, casing the colors of units that trace their lineage to World War II.
3 children died at Camp Lejeune on same day, Marine Corps says
The deaths were reported over the weekend on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, roughly 125 miles southeast of Raleigh, N.C.
Marine on Okinawa faces charge of attempted sexual assault resulting in injury
A court date has been set for a U.S. Marine charged with the attempted sexual assault of an Okinawa woman in October, a spokeswoman said Thursday.
Disabled people fight US military disqualifications to fulfill their ‘duty to serve’
Together, Hannah Cvancara and Joshua Martinez fall into at least three of the 30 categories of medical conditions that disqualify potential candidates from service in the U.S. armed forces. For both, however, military service beckoned. They sought the opportunity to prove themselves capable and to prove the naysayers wrong.
Contracts for Marines Corps’ new base on Guam are nearing $1.5 billion
The Navy since January has awarded another $308 million in building contracts at Camp Blaz, the new Marine Corps base on Guam, bringing the total spent on the project since October 2020 to $1.5 billion.
California man who sold fentanyl-laced pills that killed Marine pleads guilty
Gustavo Jaciel Solis entered pleas on one count each of participating in a drug trafficking conspiracy and distributing fentanyl resulting in death. He was charged in 2020 with being part of a ring that distributed drugs to civilians and Marines.