GoFundMe for family of US Marine who went missing off Puerto Rico approaches $10k goal

A GoFundMe set up to help the family of a United States Marine who went missing in Puerto Rico continues to get closer to its goal of $10,000.

Troops and military families at 14 bases can begin using new moving system

Service members and their families at 14 military installations can now move to their next duty stations using a new streamlined system for shipping their belongings designed to overcome longstanding problems with military moves.

Marines on Okinawa train, certify Japanese army’s first JTAC instructor

A master sergeant in the Japanese army learned English to become the first Japanese instructor taught by U.S. Marines to direct close air support for infantry from both countries.

Surveyor finds human bone near Marine Corps runway construction on Okinawa

A contractor discovered what appears to be a human bone while surveying a construction site near Camp Schwab, a Marine Corps base on Okinawa, according to the Okinawa Defense Bureau.

Virginia considers changes to military survivor and dependent tuition waiver to rein in college costs

For the first time, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin is considering major changes to the military survivor and dependent tuition waiver program to offset millions of dollars in lost revenue for Virginia colleges.

Chinese national forces way onto Marines’ top combat training base in California

An unnamed man identified as a Chinese national forced his way through a gate at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, the service’s largest live-fire combat training base, last week before being detained by military police.

The final 2: Marine Corps’ last Harrier pilots complete training

The final two AV-8B Harrier II pilots with the U.S. Marine Corps have finished their training, the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing announced Monday.

Marine battalion commander at Camp Pendleton fired

Lt. Col. Christopher O’Melia was removed from command of the 1st Battalion, 4th Marines based at Camp Pendleton, Calif., on March 26, said a spokesman for the 1st Marine Division.

Coast Guard suspends search for Marine swept away by currents in Puerto Rico

The search for Marine Cpl. Samuel Wanjiru, 26, who was swept away by strong currents while vacationing in Puerto Rico, has been suspended, the Coast Guard announced.

Search for missing Massachusetts Marine in Puerto Rico enters new phase

The search for a 26-year-old Worcester marine who was swept away by strong currents while vacationing in Puerto Rico has entered a “passive” phase, Puerto Rican authorities said.