Loss of 3 Marines in recent weeks at Parris Island is ‘felt deeply within our ranks’

Three Marines have died at Parris Island in the last two-and-a-half months — including two in last week — but the Marine Corps has yet to release the causes of death.

Congress moves to protect pay for troops as government shutdown nears

Lawmakers are scrambling to ensure troops will be paid in case of a looming government shutdown, including Coast Guard members who typically go without paychecks during the closing of federal agencies.

Small brush fire near Interstate 15 briefly halts Miramar Air Show

The fire broke out around 2 p.m. and briefly halted traffic along state Route 163, before it was extinguished, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue.

‘Not sure where the airplane is:’ Pilot of crashed F-35 jet in South Carolina called 911

A Marine Corps pilot who ejected from a F-35 fighter jet last weekend in South Carolina repeatedly requested an ambulance during a call with a 911 dispatcher from the home where he parachuted to safety.

Volunteers line 7 miles of Main Street with flags to honor fallen Belleville Marine

In all, 1,080 flags were positioned along the 7-mile funeral route from a in Belleville, Ill., cathedral to Mount Carmel Cemetery, where Marine Capt. Eleanor “Ellie” LeBeau Cooke was laid to rest. Cooke was a pilot on a MV-22B Osprey that crashed Aug. 27 in Australia. Two other Marines were killed in the incident.

F-35 fighter jets ‘mission capable’ only 55% of the time, watchdog report finds

F-35 fighter jets are available to fly only 55% of the time, and 73% of replacement parts must be sent back to suppliers because the Pentagon’s maintenance depots are inadequate, according to a new report from government auditors.

Senate confirms Army chief of staff and Marine Corps commandant, bypassing Tuberville promotion block

Army Gen. Randy George was approved in a 96-1 vote, with Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, objecting. Marine Gen. Eric Smith was unanimously approved in a 96-0 vote.

Japan with favorable ruling orders Okinawa to resume work on Marine airfield

A Japanese Cabinet minister this week gave Okinawa’s governor until Wednesday to approve design changes for a coastal airfield planned to replace Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.

Long road to compensation for Camp Lejeune victims takes a turn

The settlement offers to those harmed by contaminated drinking water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune are likely to be accepted by some victims, many others and their attorneys are still pushing for action on more than 1,100 cases already filed in federal court.

3 top Pentagon generals caught in Tuberville nominee hold set for votes in Senate

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said he will attempt to secure the confirmations of Air Force Gen. C.Q. Brown to be the next chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Randy George to be Army chief of staff and Gen. Eric Smith to be the commandant of the Marine Corps.

What we know about the Marine Corps F-35 crash, backyard ejection and what went wrong

Here’s what is known about the modern warplane and its latest incident.

Okinawa governor takes case against US military bases to UN panel in Geneva

The preponderance of U.S. military bases on Okinawa are a threat to world peace and make the island a potential target, Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki told a United Nations panel.

Active-duty troops, some DOD employees could work without pay during government shutdown, Pentagon says

The U.S. military will keep active-duty troops and a limited number of civilian defense employees at their posts during a federal government shutdown, Pentagon officials have said. But they might have to go without pay until lawmakers reach a budget agreement.

Driver leaves Marine passengers behind after fleeing Okinawa crash scene

Japanese police on Okinawa are looking for the driver of a car with license plates assigned to U.S. forces who collided with another car, injuring five people, and then fled the scene.

Search crews find debris field from missing F-35 in South Carolina, officials say

Authorities have found the remains of an F-35 fighter jet that went down in South Carolina, officials said Monday.

F-35 still missing in South Carolina after pilot ejects safely 

Military officials in South Carolina were searching for a missing Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II stealth fighter jet after its pilot ejected near Charleston on Sunday afternoon.

Pilot hospitalized after ejecting from Marine Corps F-35 during ‘mishap’

A pilot was hospitalized after ejecting from a Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort F-35 in North Charleston, S.C., according to area news stations.

Meet Matt Ganyard, a Marine who is kicking off for the University of Virginia at age 34

Matt Ganyard has been an Islander, a Cavalier, a Marine, a graduate student, a dreamer and a visionary. Now you can call the 34-year-old something else: a college football player.

Senators call on DOD to explain whether its medical records system is causing recruiting delays

Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Richard Blumenthal said Thursday that they question whether an electronic records system is partly to blame for the military’s failure to get enough recruits into basic training because it has led to delays in clearing them medically.