Marine, 26, found dead on Parris Island marks the third death in 2021, officials say
Pfc. Brandon Barnish, 26, was found dead at the training depot on Sept. 29, Deputy Coroner Debbie Youmans said. Barnish, from Evans, Ga, according to an obituary, had graduated from Parris Island with the Delta Company on May 14 and was recovering from an injury before continuing with the next step of training, a Parris Island spokesperson said.
Marine who criticized handling of Afghanistan withdrawal in viral video will plead guilty, seek favorable discharge
Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller is scheduled for court-martial at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina on Thursday, and faces charges that include disrespect toward superior commissioned officers, willfully disobeying a superior commissioned officer, and dereliction in the performance of duties.
Customizable command-and-control vessel arrives on Okinawa
The USS Miguel Keith – a Lewis B. Puller-class expeditionary staging base – was open to tours by officers of the 7th Fleet and III Marine Expeditionary Force who may one day use the ship during humanitarian crises or in battle.
Retired Marine colonel says US should weigh nuclear war with China over Taiwan
The U.S. government needs to make clear that Americans will fight and risk nuclear war on Taiwan’s behalf, a former Marine and consultant on Asian defense matters said Tuesday.
Parris Island leader says no plans to move from SC base but addresses climate concerns
Parris Island’s base commander sought to reassure South Carolina leaders last week, saying that despite last year’s concerns the base is not expected to be on the chopping block.
Hundreds of thousands of US troops have not yet complied with vaccine mandate as deadlines near
Military officials explain the variance in vaccination rates, in part, by pointing to the staggered deadlines each of the services set for personnel to comply while expressing optimism that, as those dates approach, numbers will quickly rise and a vast majority of troops will carry out their orders.
Austin calls climate change an ‘existential threat’ to US security, orders more Defense Department planning
Troops, equipment and installations across the Defense Department must become more resilient to extreme weather conditions that will grow harsher in the coming years amid a changing climate likely to stoke global security and stability problems, a top Pentagon official said.
Marine Corps F-35B pilot says Japanese carrier landing ‘felt identical’ to those on US ships
Hovering an F-35B Lightning II over the JS Izumo in the Pacific Ocean, a Marine Corps test pilot pushed his control stick forward and lowered the stealth fighter onto the warship’s deck.
Marines: COVID-19, border duties contributed to lapsed oversight in amphibious sinking
A Marine Corps investigation found that COVID-19 restrictions and overstretched troop commitments — including deployments to the Mexico border — played a role in the training and maintenance lapses that led to the sinking of an Assault Amphibious Vehicle off the coast of San Diego last year, killing eight Marines and a sailor.
Commanders were overloaded by pandemic, border mission before deadly amphibious vehicle sinking, investigation finds
A new investigation into the drowning of nine U.S. service members last year says that senior commanders responsible for ensuring troops’ safety failed to keep up with mounting demands imposed on them.