Marine general pledges to ‘deter conflict’ as he takes over Indo-Pacific’s rapid-response force

A veteran of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan took command of the Marine Corps’ rapid-response force here Friday as tensions with China are on the rise.

Japanese police accuse Marine Corps civilian of marijuana possession on Okinawa

Japanese police have arrested a civilian employee of the U.S. Marine Corps on Okinawa on suspicion of possession of marijuana.

Marine Corps tsunami siren sounded false warning on Okinawa

The Marine Corps apologized last week after a system malfunction erroneously triggered a tsunami warning siren at a base on Okinawa.

Marine Corps upgrading radios to keep sophisticated adversaries from listening

Efforts to ensure that Marines can speak undetected on the battlefield are taking a step forward with major upgrades to the radios they carry, service officials said.

Health officials had ‘dire’ concerns at start of Tustin hangar fire. Worries since have eased, but not for all residents.

When the Tustin Marine Corps Air Station’s northern blimp hangar caught on fire on Nov. 7, officials were gravely concerned about the possible health implications.

Strong winds blow Marine parachutists out of training area near Mount Fuji

A group of U.S. Marine parachutists landed on sports fields and private property after strong winds blew them out of a training area near Mount Fuji on Tuesday, according to U.S. and Japanese officials.

Japan apologizes after grenade goes missing from former US training site

The Japanese government is seeking the return of a grenade that went missing from a former U.S. military training site in Okinawa’s northern jungle.

Okinawans bring their ‘anger’ to protest against Marine runway construction

Close to 1,000 people gathered outside Camp Schwab to protest construction to create a military runway from reclaimed sea bottom.

Navy, DOJ warn of fraudsters looking to steal info, money from people seeking payouts over Camp Lejeune toxic water

The Navy and Justice Department warned this week of attempts to steal personal information or money from individuals filing claims or lawsuits over toxic water at the Marine Corps’ Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Long-delayed landfill work begins for Marine Corps runway on Okinawa

Work to reclaim a portion of seabed for a new Marine Corps airfield on Okinawa began Wednesday after a Japanese Cabinet minister approved job changes over local objections.

Awards program recognizes Marine Corps art, from poetry to combat photography

Writers, poets, photographers — or anyone with a story to tell or image to share about the Marine Corps — have until Jan. 15 to submit an entry for the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s annual awards program.

Huntington Beach teen went from homeless to hometown hero in the Marines

After years of struggles and homelessness, Alexe Pappageorge Jr. now has a future in the military as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps.

‘Critical equipment,’ including black box, recovered from Osprey wreckage in Japan

A U.S. Navy salvage ship recovered equipment necessary for further investigation, according to the Air Force.

Marine security guard dies while assigned in the Republic of Congo

Marine Lance Cpl. Nicholas Dural, 20, of Lafayette, La., died Dec. 19 while assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville, his mother confirmed to Stars and Stripes.

Wreckage from fatal Osprey crash returns to Marine air station in Japan

U.S. forces have recovered at least a portion of the CV-22 Osprey that crashed in November off southwestern Japan, according to Air Force and Marine Corps officials.

Legal fight continues as Japanese government approves Marine runway permits on Okinawa

A Japanese Cabinet minister approved the design changes holding up construction on a Marine Corps runway at Camp Schwab, three days after the Okinawa governor ignored a court order to approve the changes himself.

Towing company to repay Marines whose vehicles were sold during deployment

A North Carolina tow-truck operator must pay almost $67,000 to settle claims that he repossessed and sold vehicles owned by Marines deployed to Okinawa and elsewhere overseas, according to federal prosecutors.

Japanese government to approve Marine runway permits over Okinawa governor’s refusal 

A Japanese Cabinet minister is expected to signal a return to work on a Marine Corps runway at Camp Schwab on Thursday, three days after Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki ignored a court order to approve construction changes himself. 

‘It’s all coming together’: Logistics Marines will lead Okinawa-to-Guam move next year

Camp Blaz in Guam has been operated by a skeleton staff since it officially opened in January. But starting late next year, a logistics detachment is expected to kick off a long-awaited, multiyear relocation of Marines from Okinawa, Japan, to the service’s newest base in the Indo-Pacific.