25-year-old wallet dug up in Virginia Beach unearths story of military man’s fateful night with pizza and a shotgun

A Virginia Beach metal-detecting hobbyist was scouring the woods of Suffolk for Civil War relics in March. Instead, he solved a mystery. It was not gold. Or money. Or a rare relic. It was a mud-crusted Dockers wallet seemingly held together by roots. There was a story behind the wallet involving a military man.

Lawmakers press Navy and Marine Corps leaders to improve quality-of-life issues for troops

House lawmakers pressed Navy and Marine Corps officials on Friday to make quality-of-life improvements for sailors and Marines, from mental health care to gender parity to child care.

Reports of sexual assaults increased in Navy, Air Force and Marines in 2022; Army saw decline

The Pentagon on Thursday released its Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military, which shows a roughly 1% increase in overall reports of sexual assaults in fiscal 2022.

Focus should be on accountability ahead of trial in Marine recruit's death, mother says

Despite a second autopsy concluding Marine Pfc. Dalton Beals may have died from heart problems instead of heat injuries while training on Parris Island in 2021, his mother said the focus of the upcoming trial should be on a drill sergeant's alleged negligence.

Marines’ ocean-safety expo aims to educate families about water accidents on Okinawa

The Marine Corps on Okinawa is enticing service members and their families to learn about water safety ahead of the summer months using prizes, food and water slides.

‘We mean business’: US, Filipino forces practice air assaults on small islands south of Taiwan

The air assault drills were part of the allies’ annual Balikatan exercise that concludes on Friday.

Hawaii lawmakers urge relocation of Marines’ Pu’uloa Firing Range

The state House passed a nonbinding resolution urging the relocation of the firing range due to noise, safety and possible lead exposure to nearby homes, the shoreline and sea.

NC Proud Boys leader, a Marine vet, never called at trial

The trial of five Proud Boys leaders began in January, and testimony ended last week without Charles Donohoe ever being called as a witness. Donohoe, a Marine veteran, pleaded guilty in April 2022 to conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding and assaulting an officer and agreed to help prosecutors.

Marine runway construction on Okinawa may finish by 2032, Japan’s defense minister says

Construction of a runway designated the future home of Marine Corps air operations on Okinawa is only 14% complete and will take until 2032, at least, to complete, the Japanese defense minister said recently.

Pvt. Bruno takes helm as a Marine Corps mascot, becoming the face of West Coast recruiting

Five-month-old Pvt. Bruno seemed to recognize the importance of his new position as he walked to the front of the formation to report to the general at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego to accept his role as the face of recruiting for the Western United States.

Marine Corps inks deal for drone that would deliver bullets to far-off troops

The Marine Corps wants an aerial cargo drone capable of delivering ammunition to the battlefield from up to 100 miles away.

‘Underdog’: JROTC drill team from DODEA school on Okinawa tops nation’s best

The drill team at Kubasaki High School has done something no other Dragon Battalion has done is 20 years – win the Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps national drill championship.

Blue Angels touch down at MCAS Beaufort ahead of weekend air show

With a roar and an aerial maneuver called a “pitch up break,” six Blue Angels fighter jets arrived Thursday morning at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort in advance of this weekend’s air show that’s expected to attract more than 100,000 visitors.

Marines revise training with new troop transport but tell Congress it’s the right vehicle

A top Marine Corps leader told senators during a committee hearing on Capitol Hill on Wednesday that Camp Pendleton Marines are being retrained after a series of accidents involving the new amphibious troop transport, but the request to purchase more still stands.

Wells near MCAS Beaufort tested for ‘forever chemicals.’ Here’s what they found

Results from testing of drinking water wells on private property around Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort show no dangerous levels of so-called “forever chemicals,” according to the Marines and Navy, which conducted the tests.

‘You’re ignoring the law’: Navy secretary grilled in Senate over lack of amphibious ships

Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro clashed with senators Tuesday over plans to retire several amphibious warships and not replace them, which would result in the service having fewer of the ships than is required by federal law.

Sweden announces arrival of US Marines taking part in huge NATO partner exercise

U.S. Marines crossed the Norwegian border into Sweden on Tuesday to join one of Scandinavia’s largest military drills in decades, involving troops from more than a dozen countries.

Marine on Okinawa faces drunken driving charge following motorcycle collision

Japanese police say a U.S. Marine was driving under the influence of alcohol early Monday when his motorcycle crashed into a taxi on Okinawa.

Former day care worker at Marine base in Arizona pleads guilty to child abuse, endangerment

Valerie McKinstry, a 29-year-old former day care employee at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma in Arizona, pleaded guilty to child abuse for physically harming 1-year-old children under her care.