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Coast Guard, First Responders, Good Samaritan Rescue 3 From Capsized Boat Near Treasure Island

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The U.S. Coast Guard, its partner agencies and a good Samaritan rescued three people from the open water Tuesday after their boat tipped over near Treasure Island. The individual contacted the Coast Guard’s San Francisco sector from their vessel Sun Dance after spotting the capsized boat and the three passengers [...]

July 9th, 2020 | Posted in News | Read More »

U.S. Marines: Authorities investigating reports of active shooter at Twentynine Palms base

A Marine who was transported to a Palm Springs hospital for a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a two-hour interaction with police at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms died on Tuesday, Capt. Nicole Plymale said.  Plymale said the base’s police department received reports of shots fired around 6:30 a.m. Officers were dispatched to the scene and soon after “cordoned [...]

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Marine transported to hospital for self-inflicted gunshot wound at Twentynine Palms base dies

A Marine who was transported to a Palm Springs hospital for a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a two-hour interaction with police at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms died on Tuesday, Capt. Nicole Plymale said.  Plymale said the base’s police department received reports of shots fired around 6:30 a.m. Officers were dispatched to the scene and soon after “cordoned [...]

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The Marine Corps’s Massive Reforms to Fight China May Destroy Its Real Skills

A U.S. Marine takes position during Cobra Gold—the largest annual Asia-Pacific military exercise—in the coastal Thai province of Rayong on Feb. 28. LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/AFP via Getty Images In 1952, the Marine Corps almost lost its way. Since its formal establishment in 1798, it had served as America’s premier amphibious assault force, garrisoned coastal forts, led [...]

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Trump heads to U.S. military’s Southern Command in Florida as coronavirus cases surge

During June alone, U.S. Southern Command reported the interception of more than 35,014 pounds of suspected cocaine with an estimated value of $546 million. The trip to Doral, Florida, comes as the Sunshine State reports a steady surge of coronavirus cases, a trend that challenges the Trump administration’s push to reopen the U.S. economy. On [...]

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US Troops Accused of Wreaking Havoc at July Fourth Beach Party in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — The U.S. military expressed regret for “disruptive behavior” Tuesday after American troops allegedly caused a ruckus with a Fourth of July party that included fireworks on a popular beach in the southern city of Busan. About 200 police were dispatched to break up the festivities Saturday on Haeundae Beach in Busan [...]

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Russia Denies Allegations It Paid Militants To Kill U.S. Troops As ‘Nonsense’

Afghan Taliban militants and villagers celebrate a peace deal and victory in March. News reports allege Russia offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. troops. Russia accuses U.S. intelligence of leaking the story to scuttle the peace process. Noorullah Shirzada/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Noorullah Shirzada/AFP via Getty Images Afghan Taliban [...]

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Here Are Photos Of Two U.S. Navy Carriers In The South China Sea For First Time In Six Years (Updated)

China has been stepping up its own naval activity in the Western Pacific in recent months, including exercises involving both of its own aircraft carriers, though not working together like their American counterparts. Just on July 3, the Pentagon had criticized Chinese exercises in the South China Sea as destabilizing. “Conducting military exercises over disputed [...]

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Navy Suspends Fall 2020 Fitness Cycle

WASHINGTON (NNS) — The Navy has suspended the fall 2020 Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) to minimize risk of Sailor exposure to the COVID-19 virus. The suspension was announced in NAVADMIN 193/20 on July 7, and is the second consecutive fitness cycle suspended because of COVID-19 mitigation concerns.  When fitness testing does resume in January 2021, the [...]

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US Navy shakes up the carrier Ford program after latest setback

“Based on the recommendation of PEO Aircraft Carriers [Rear Adm. James Downey] due to performance over time, ASN RDA Geurts reassigned CVN 78 (PMS 378) Program Manager Capt. Ron Rutan to Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) staff, and selected Capt. Brian Metcalf, previously LPD 17 program manager and Executive Assistant to COMNAVSEA, as his relief, [...]

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