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Philippines blocks release of US Marine convicted in killing of transgender Filipino woman

MANILA, Philippines — A U.S. Marine convicted in the 2014 killing of a transgender Filipino woman will remain behind bars while her family and the government appeal a Philippine court order allowing his early release for good behavior, an official said Thursday. The Regional Trial Court in Olongapo city northwest of Manila on Tuesday ordered [...]

September 27th, 2020 | Posted in Marines | Read More »

Records of NYPD cop accused of spying for China shed light on his Marine Corps, Army service

Service records first obtained by the Military Times shed additional light on the military service of Baimadajie Angwang, a New York City police officer and Army reservist charged Monday with spying on Tibetan independence activists on behalf of the Chinese government. The naturalized U.S. citizen from Tibet worked since 2018 as an agent for the [...]

September 27th, 2020 | Posted in Marines | Read More »

Corps debuts new recruiting commercial, targeting Gen Z

The latest Marine Corps Recruiting Command campaign is designed to reach prospects “who are disaffected and isolated in an increasingly mobile and digital world.” The Corps released its latest recruiting commercial on Thursday — in hopes of breaking through modern noise and convincing young adults the Marine Corps is the ideal place to find meaning [...]

September 27th, 2020 | Posted in Marines | Read More »

Memorial planned to honor Texas Tech grad, Marine killed in Afghanistan

Adam Young A-J Media The VFW Post 2466, the Purple Heart, Chapter 0900 and the Friends of the Monument of Courage will be hosting a memorial at 7:30 p.m. Saturday to honor Capt. Joshua Meadows, a Texas Tech graduate who died in 2009 while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps in Afghanistan. The event, at [...]

September 27th, 2020 | Posted in Marines | Read More »

A Scene Breakdown of a Marine Corps Ad Created by an Oscar-Winning Duo

The Marine Corps’ latest ad is a masterclass in cinematography, advertising, and visual allegory. It is the result of Oscar-winning talent and keen insight by a sophisticated advertising agency. Such mastery of the cinematic language warrants a deeper look. The client in this case is the Marine Corps. The crew includes Wally Pfsier, the cinematographer [...]

September 23rd, 2020 | Posted in Marines | Read More »

Lendlease, WinnResidential Sued Over Alleged ‘Slumlord’ Practices At Marine Corps Base

Three United States Marine Corps families are taking two commercial real estate giants to court over housing conditions at one of the largest Marine bases in the country, Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Six plaintiffs — three Marines and their wives — are seeking to establish a class-action lawsuit against Australian Lendlease Corp. and its American subsidiaries, along [...]

September 23rd, 2020 | Posted in Marines | Read More »

Marine Corps’ Amphibious Combat Vehicle Completes Initial Operational Tests

BAE Systems’ ACV solution has completed thousands of miles of mobility testing and a full range of amphibious operations, including demonstrations of launch and recovery. BAE Systems ARLINGTON, Va. — The Marine Corp’s new amphibious vehicle has completed a major step in its acquisition program and is on track for a full-rate production decision in [...]

September 23rd, 2020 | Posted in Marines | Read More »

Storied 1st Marine Division gets new commander at Camp Pendleton

Praised for exceptional performance, Maj. Gen. Robert F. Castellvi passed command of the 1st Marine Division to Maj. Gen. Roger B. Turner, Jr. during a ceremony Tuesday, Sept. 22, on Camp Pendleton. The change of command included the handing of the division’s flag, known as the Blue Diamond, from one general to another. The short [...]

September 23rd, 2020 | Posted in Marines | Read More »

Here’s the Marine Corps’ Plan to End Gender Segregation at Boot Camp

Marine leaders want every male recruit arriving at boot camp to train alongside women in the same company, putting an end to the longstanding tradition of separating trainees by gender, according to newly released plans to make both of the service’s recruit depots coed. All-male recruit companies trained solely by men will be made “obsolete,” [...]

September 19th, 2020 | Posted in Marines | Read More »

Marine Corps officially removes photo requirements for promotion packages

Photos of Marines will no longer be sent to promotion boards or with packages sent for consideration of assignments, training, education or command, according to a new administrative message released by the Corps. The new policy will take effect Sept. 1, and includes official photographs from a Marine’s personnel files along with any photographs sent [...]

September 19th, 2020 | Posted in Marines | Read More »

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