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59 min ago | 10News

Base official: Shooting hoax started on Facebook

A shooting hoax at Camp Pendleton that triggered panic and fear across social media was started by an anonymous Facebook page, said base spokesman Jason Johnston. On Monday, an administrator for the Facebook page "Senior Lance Corporal" resigned after he says things went "sour" when he had good intentions of warning others.


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5 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

Guantanamo hearing delayed for Iraqi-Marine lawyer meeting

An Iraqi prisoner accused of war crimes as commander of al-Qaida's resistance against the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan met for the first time Monday with the lawyer chosen by the Pentagon to defend him: A Marine lawyer who was part of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. The judge in the case, Navy Capt.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison, Asia, Afghanistan, US Military, US Navy

8 hrs ago | This is The West Country

Navy task group begins amphibious landings

HUNDREDS of Royal Marines and sailors from the South West have arrived in the Mediterranean by a task force Royal Navy warships for a major amphibious exercise. More than 600 Royal Marines and 1,500 sailors, soldiers and airman have arrived in the Adriatic Sea off Albanian for the first stage of the annual workout of the Response Force Task Group's annual Cougar deployment.


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12 hrs ago | Jacksonville Daily News

MarSOC to add new training complex

A new facility that will provide breaching and marksmanship training to special operations forces Marines has been scheduled for construction aboard Stone Bay.


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16 hrs ago | Marine Corps Times

Marine wounded alongside Kyle Carpenter featured in new documentary project

Many are familiar with the story behind Cpl. Kyle Carpenter's Medal of Honor, but few know much about the friend and fellow Marine he was trying to protect.


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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Martinsburg Journal

Ernst was face of the Marine Corps

Ask Phil Ernst about his military service and it's clear he is proud of being a Marine - a chapter in his life that's still reflected at his home. A spotlight illuminates a Marines flag flying in his front yard and there are various other reminders of the four years he served.


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Navy pilot missing after jet collision is presumed dead

A Navy pilot missing and presumed dead after two jets collided over the western Pacific Ocean has been identified as Lt. Nathan Poloski, 26, of Lake Arrowhead, California.


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Taliban fighter who survived 2012 attack sentenced to death

The sole surviving perpetrator of an insurgent assault on a British airfield two years ago was sentenced to death by an Afghan court, the U.S. Marine Corps said. Maj. John Caldwell, a spokesman for the Marine Corps, told The Washington Post that the fighter, Mohammed Nazeer, 24, was found guilty of violating Afghan law and was given a death sentence by an appellate court in early July.


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Jacksonville Daily News

Jim and Marian Roddy celebrate 50 years

When Jim Roddy first laid eyes on Marian Roddy working outside of a club in Jacksonville in 1963, he slammed the breaks on his car and pulled into the parking lot to get a closer look.


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Michelle Malkin

The deadly jihad attack on Camp Bastion: Two years later

Regular readers of this website have been fully informed about the horrible jihad siege on the base, which occurred three days after the Benghazi attack. But for most Americans, Camp Bastion holds no significance.


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The Raw Story

Marine Corps group under fire for honoring essay that advocates infantry ban for women

The Marine Corps Association is coming under fire for giving its top essay award to an argument in favor of banning women from serving in the infantry, War Is Boring reports . The winner of the Marine Corps Association's 2013 Major General Harold W. Chase writing contest was Captain Lauren Serrano, for an essay entitled, " Why Women Do Not Belong in the U.S. Infantry ," in which she argued that women have no place there because it's a boys' club where "menraging with hormonesand easily distracted by women and sexfart, burp, tell raunchy jokes, walk around naked, swap sex stories, wrestle and simply be young men together."


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Marine Corps Times

MARSOC vet relives elite Marines' fight for survival in Afghan wasteland

Col. William Huff, who led Task Force Professional, says the rules of engagement in place in 2009 and 2010 were designed with long-term success in mind. PIKE NATIONAL FOREST, COLO.


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Stars and Stripes

Few survivors of WW II 'Forgotten Battalion' gather

They went through hell together for a time in the Pacific theater during World War II and this weekend in Houston they reunited to reminisce and recount their tales of bravery and resolve. On Saturday morning in The Woodlands, the surviving members of what has become known as the Forgotten Battalion gathered for a memorial service for the men who couldn't be with them.


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Concord Monitor

Marine portrait of Paul Shread Sr., from his 1943 enlistment.

Seventy years ago, on Sept. 15, 1944, 6,000 young men of the 1st Marine Division landed on a tiny and still little-known island in the Pacific.


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Sat Sep 13, 2014


Former foes U.S. and Britain join in celebrating 'Banner' anniversary

As Americans celebrate the 200th anniversary of their national anthem this weekend, an unusual guest will be on hand for the party: A warship from the same navy whose bombardment of Fort McHenry inspired the "Star-Spangled Banner." The British Navy frigate H.M.S. Argyll is one of 30 naval vessels from seven nations that sailed into the port of Baltimore for the anniversary celebration that will culminate on Saturday night.


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The Daily Breeze

Grenade launchers, armored vehicles part of LAUSDa s armory

Los Angeles Unified School District Police Chief Steven Zipperman said he's re-thinking whether school-based officers need grenade launchers and an armored vehicle designed for fighting wars. The never-deployed weapons were obtained by school police - along with 61 fully automatic rifles that have since been converted to semi-auto - through a federal program that sought to send military surplus to local cops, Zipperman said.


Related Topix: Education Etc., US Military, Ferguson, MO

Camp Lejeune Marines save base contractor from burning SUV

Cpl. David Qualls, 22, and Cpl. Nathan Bryson, 21, two Camp Lejeune Marines became roadside heroes yesterday when they stopped for a large traffic jam on the North Carolina Highway 172 Bridge near Camp Lejeune.


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U.S. military must do more in sexual assault training

There have been shocking reports of an unusually large number of sexual assaults in the U.S. military over the years. The University of Michigan reported on Sept.


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Northwest Florida Daily News

Marines join forces with MARSOC to enhance training

As the nature of conflict and challenges to the U.S. and its interests remain constant, so does the demands of the U.S. Marine Corps' ability to operate and conduct opera-tions as a closely integrated Marine Air Ground Task Force with interagency and multinational partners across the full range of military operations.


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Grenade Found in Vacant Jarrettsville Home: Fire Marshal

Workers cleaning out a vacant home near Jarrettsville came across a grenade earlier this week, according to a report from the Office of the State Fire Marshal . Bomb technicians from the fire marshal's office were called to a residence Wednesday afternoon in the 1800 block of Baldwin Mill Road, where they identified the unexploded military ordnance as an MK2 fragmentation grenade, according to the report.


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