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40 percent of Marines have declined the coronavirus vaccine | TheHill

Forty percent of Marines are declining the coronavirus vaccine, according to data obtained by CNN. There has been a 38.9 percent decline rate, but the Marines are providing information to individuals to encourage them to get the vaccine. “The Navy and Marine Corps are providing substantial educational information broadly, and working with commands to ensure Marines, [...]

April 11th, 2021 | Posted in Marines | Read More »

Marine commander fired after deadly assault vehicle accident off San Clemente Island – KABC

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Inadequate training, shabby maintenance and poor judgment by leaders led to the sinking of a seafaring tank last year off Southern California that killed nine service members, according to findings of a Marine Corps investigation released Thursday. The report detailed a slew of missteps and oversights that left the crew of [...]

April 11th, 2021 | Posted in Marines | Read More »

Deadly Marine Corps disaster at sea was ‘tragic’ and ‘preventable,’ investigation finds

The dead included Pfc. Bryan J. Baltierra, 18, of Corona, Calif.; Lance Cpl. Marco A. Barranco, 21, of Montebello, Calif.; Pfc. Evan A. Bath, 19, of Oak Creek, Wis.; Navy Hospitalman Christopher Gnem, 22, of Stockton, Calif.; Pfc. Jack Ryan Ostrovsky, 21, of Bend, Ore.; Lance Cpl. Guillermo S. Perez, 20, of New Braunfels, Tex; [...]

April 11th, 2021 | Posted in Marines | Read More »

Marine vet & the interpreter who saved his life discuss CBS show ‘United States of Al’

For Ty Edwards and Hakimi Quadratullah, the premise behind the new CBS series about a Marine veteran and the Afghan interpreter who becomes his roommate after saving his life isn’t exactly farfetched. “Marine veteran Riley (Parker Young), home at last after serving in Afghanistan, is happily reunited with his friend Awalmir (Adhir Kaylan), who goes [...]

April 11th, 2021 | Posted in Marines | Read More »

Marine Corps’ sunset-over-machine-gun tweet above Okinawa draws fire

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa – The 1st Marine Aircraft Wing removed a tweet Monday of an Okinawa sunset photographed from a helicopter in flight after it provoked a sizeable negative response. The sunset wasn’t the problem, according to local media reports, but the view included the barrel of a .50-caliber machine gun and the caption: “Oki [...]

April 7th, 2021 | Posted in Marines | Read More »

Fact Check-White House Press Secretary’s firm not tied to Suez Canal-blocking ship

By Reuters Fact Check 5 Min Read Nearly four years before becoming White House Press Secretary under President Joe Biden, long-time Democratic operative Jen Psaki opened a consulting firm in Washington, D.C. Now social media users are using its name, Evergreen Consulting LLC, to suggest a link between Psaki and the Ever Given, a giant [...]

April 7th, 2021 | Posted in Marines | Read More »

‘Our boys, they fought to their last breath’: Mothers of two Marines killed in training accident seek lasting change

WASHINGTON — Marine Pfc. Evan Bath couldn’t swim well, barely passing during swim week in basic training, his mother Aleta said. She told her son to keep practicing in the pool, especially as he was about to embark on training in open water. The 19-year-old Marine countered by telling his mother that’s what the big [...]

April 7th, 2021 | Posted in Marines | Read More »

Relief Society offers a helping hand to sailors, Marines in need

For the Navy and the Corps, March and April is “by us, for us,” time, O’Rawe says — that is, time for the active duty fund drive for the Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society. Article source: https://www.dailypress.com/military/dp-nw-relief-society-20210407-hqwhhaopuzcsbmk2hyqswdequ4-story.html

April 7th, 2021 | Posted in Marines | Read More »

PHOTOS: Final Salute for Julian Dusenbury | Local News | scnow.com

Images captured during the commemorative event for Marine Corp Major Julian Delano Duesenbury on April 1, 2021 in Florence, South Carolina. Article source: https://scnow.com/news/local/photos-final-salute-for-julian-dusenbury/collection_b2c60972-9321-11eb-a22b-d78869c9c008.html

April 3rd, 2021 | Posted in Marines | Read More »

Investigators Look Into Reasons for Freak Accident in Suez Canal

TAIPEI – Evergreen Marine Corp., the operator of the giant cargo ship that got stuck in the Suez Canal this month, normally works in a strict, top-down way that reduces the risk of mishaps, according to people familiar with the Taiwanese company.    With the ship free as of Monday afternoon after about a week of blocking a major world [...]

April 3rd, 2021 | Posted in Marines | Read More »

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