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Wednesday, January 23, 2019
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, Va. -- Retired Marine Staff Sgt. R. Lee Ermey was driven at all stages of life and always brought an element of surprise to everything he did, according to those who spoke at his funeral. His love of marksmanship and shooting started young, with family...
CAMP PENDLETON -- Marines and sailors with the 1st Marine Regiment are joining soldiers from the Japanese Defense Force in amphibious reconnaissance and landing operations, live-fire, mortar, artillery and close air support training across bases in Southern California. On Tuesday, Jan. 15, commanding officers from the Marine Corps...
A Marine student and an instructor both sustained injuries last week during a live-fire training accident at the Corps' Infantry Officer Course in Quantico, Virginia, the service confirmed. The incident took place Jan. 9 around 11 a.m. during the firing of an M72 Light Anti-Tank Weapon, officials with...
With the help of a new recruiting squadron, the U.S. Air Force is getting a better sense of what type of airmen are needed for the next dynamic conflict. The service established its first Special Operations Recruiting Squadron last year to find next-generation combat airmen. Recruiters and mentors...
Two F-15 Eagles from Kadena Air Base, Japan, experienced mechanical issues and were forced to make emergency landing using arresting cables, the Air Force told Military.com Wednesday. One of the F-15s had a problem with its landing gear and the other "experienced a hydraulic issue," said Air Force...
The U.S. Air Force is learning that wrench-turners, not computer geeks, may make ideal cyber warriors, National Guard Bureau cyber officials said Thursday. "We tend to be very linear in our thinking sometimes -- that you have to have a computer science degree; you have to come from...
DETROIT — A Marine veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder was held for three days for possible deportation before federal authorities learned that he was a U.S. citizen born in Michigan, lawyers said Wednesday. Jilmar Ramos-Gomez, 27, lives in the Grand Rapids area. He was released on Dec. 17...
BARRON, Wis. — A Wisconsin man accused of abducting 13-year-old Jayme Closs and holding her captive for three months made up his mind to take her when he spotted the teenager getting on a school bus near her home, authorities said Monday. Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, told detectives...
The Air Force Academy's athletic program will get an ombudsman to deal with complaints and a new system for cadets to anonymously report concerns after an independent review of the program that stemmed from two hazing incidents since late 2016. Cases are pending against a pair of cadets...
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — A Navajo Code Talker who used his native language to outsmart the Japanese in World War II has died in New Mexico at age 94. Navajo Nation officials say Alfred K. Newman died Sunday at a nursing home in Bloomfield. Newman was among hundreds...