Marines News

Terror convict: I was mentally incompetent, entrapped by FBI

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 18:15
Christopher Lee Cornell, 23, of suburban Cincinnati, recently asked a court to overturn his sentence. FBI agents arrested him in January 2015 after he bought guns and ammunition, which investigators said were to be used to attack President Barack Obama.

Minot Air Force Base hosts 48th 'Day of Love' for senior citizens

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 16:25
Many airmen and civilians volunteer to help at the event that started in 1970 as a way to involve base personnel who were away from their families during the holiday.

Deployed Marines return to MCAS Beaufort in time for Thanksgiving

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 16:02
“Any time you’ve got a unit that is scheduled to come home around a major holiday like Thanksgiving, you’re obviously looking at the calendar and wanting to get (them) back to their families before the holidays,” said Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort spokesman Capt. Clay Groover.

Sound heard in Argentine sub search was likely 'explosion'

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 15:58
An apparent explosion occurred near the time and place an Argentine submarine went missing, an ominous development. "They haven't come back and they will never come back," said Jesica Gopar, wife of submarine officer Fernando Santilli, choking back tears.

Marine Corps pilot, young sons, thankful after crash landing on Maryland highway

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 15:48
To Christopher Curry, an experienced Marine Corps pilot, the signs were clear: This plane is going down. The 32-year-old captain in the Marines flies Harrier jets for a living and since returning from a deployment last summer has frequently taken his sons on short, recreational flights.

Caribbean gets $2 billion to rebuild, but US gave only $4.3 million of that

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 15:20
The international community has pledged over $2 billion to help rebuild the Caribbean islands decimated by a string of hurricanes. The U.S. pledged just $4.3 million, far less than Canada’s $78 million or China’s $30 million. Haiti, still recovering from its own 2010 earthquake and brushes with two hurricanes, offered $250,000.

A growing number of young Americans are leaving desk jobs to farm

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 14:42
There is a growing movement of highly educated, ex-urban, first-time farmers who are capitalizing on booming consumer demand for local and sustainable foods and, experts say, could have a broad impact on the food system.

Sudan's president visits Russia, asks for protection from US

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 14:32
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, speaking at the start of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, accused the U.S. of fomenting the conflict in Sudan. Al-Bashir added that "we need protection from the U.S. aggressive actions."

Ruling party assured Mugabe he wouldn't face prosecution

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 14:28
Robert Mugabe, who resigned on Tuesday as lawmakers began impeaching him, has not spoken publicly since his stunning speech on Sunday night defying calls to step down. He appeared to remain in the capital with former first lady Grace, but it was not clear under what terms.

Trump delivers message to servicemembers on Thanksgiving

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 14:25
President Donald Trump thanked U.S. troops for their service on Thursday, assuring them "we're really winning" against America's foes as he celebrated Thanksgiving at his private club in Florida and provided lunch for Coast Guard men and women on duty for the holiday.

Self-proclaimed Nazi banned from college campus, but allowed to remain a student

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 14:12
Ken Parker, a 37-year-old Navy veteran who once served as the grand dragon, or highest-ranking leader, of the Ku Klux Klan in Jacksonville, Florida, was initially suspended after posting a photo of himself on Facebook holding an assault rifle and calling out students who challenged his beliefs, saying he will "shut them down."

Court in Kosovo could be example of how war crimes cases will be handled in future

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 13:50
The court is part of Kosovo's legal system set up specifically to preside over trials arising from a Council of Europe report into organ trafficking allegations and other crimes.

Navy, Houston contend for 2nd in American's West Division

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 13:39
Navy (6-4, 4-3 American) will get its second-to-last opportunity in the regular season to get better when it travels to Houston (6-3, 4-3) on Friday. The game will determine who finishes second in the American's West Division.

Army's defense humbled by 52-point showing against North Texas

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 13:32
Humbling was a buzzword used after Army's first practice since the loss

US Army sergeant major promotions for December, 2017

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 13:14
Here are the U.S. Army active duty soldiers who have been selected for promotion to sergeant major as of December 1, 2017, as announced on November 21, 2017.

US Army sergeant 1st class promotions for December, 2017

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 13:13
Here are the U.S. Army active duty soldiers who have been selected for promotion to sergeant 1st class as of December 1, 2017, as announced on November 21, 2017.

US Army master sergeant promotions for December, 2017

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 13:11
Here are the U.S. Army active duty soldiers who have been selected for promotion to master sergeant as of December 1, 2017, as announced on November 21, 2017.

US Army staff sergeant promotions for December, 2017

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 13:10
Here are the U.S. Army active duty soldiers who have been selected for promotion to staff sergeant as of December 1, 2017, as announced on November 21, 2017.

US Army sergeant promotions for December, 2017

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 13:08
Here are the U.S. Army active duty soldiers who have been selected for promotion to sergeant as of December 1, 2017, as announced on November 21, 2017.

Soldiers return home from Ukraine in time for Thanksgiving

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 13:07
About half of the estimated 500 Oklahoma National Guard soldiers who deployed to Ukraine have returned home. The remaining soldiers are expected to return before Christmas.