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Board recommends dismissal of anti-Obama Marineupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 12:22:00

A Marine Corps board has recommended that a politically active Marine sergeant who questioned President Barack Obama's authority be dismissed from service with an "other than honorable" discharge.

Marine ready to fight for free speechupdated: Wed Apr 25 2012 22:16:00

USMC Staff Sgt. Gary Stein is fighting a less than honorable discharge for criticizing the president on Facebook.

Female service members sue U.S. military for alleged rape, sexual assault updated: Wed Mar 07 2012 10:41:00

Eight current and former U.S. service members filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging they were raped, sexually assaulted or harassed while serving in the military and were retaliated against once they reported the abuse.

Marine Corps identifies 7 killed in helicopter collisionupdated: Fri Feb 24 2012 23:16:00

The U.S. Marine Corps on Friday identified the seven killed in a midair collision of two of its helicopters this week along the Arizona-California border.

Midair helicopter collision kills 7 Marinesupdated: Thu Feb 23 2012 20:06:00

Seven U.S. Marines were killed in the midair collision of two U.S. military helicopters along the Arizona-California border, officials said Thursday.

Panetta seeks probe of Marine SS flagupdated: Fri Feb 10 2012 19:51:00

The military's top brass went into damage control mode Friday after a picture of an elite Marine unit posing with a flag symbol that is similar to a Nazi "SS" logo surfaced on the Internet a day earlier.

Marine pleads guilty in hazing-suicide case; gets 30-day sentenceupdated: Tue Jan 31 2012 08:16:00

A U.S. Marine accused of hazing a fellow Marine who later committed suicide in Afghanistan has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and a reduction in rank at a court-martial in Hawaii.

U.S. Army, Marines reboot training to focus on waging more conventional warsupdated: Fri Jan 27 2012 22:02:00

The U.S. military has been at war for more than a decade, its longest stretch of continuous fighting ever. But the new budget released this week by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta includes a mandate for new training in how to fight a war.

Experts divided on Pentagon's proposed cutsupdated: Fri Jan 27 2012 21:58:00

Some military experts Friday called Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's proposed budget cuts "much ado about nothing," but others expressed concern about the potential of a shrinking U.S. military in the strategic Mideast and Asia.

U.S. Marine sentenced in Iraqi deathsupdated: Wed Jan 25 2012 13:21:00

CNN's Fred Pleitgen has Iraqi reaction to the sentencing of a Marine charged with war crimes in a 2005 raid in Haditha.

Iraqi outrage over U.S. Marine's plea deal in Haditha killingsupdated: Wed Jan 25 2012 13:21:00

Iraqis reacted with outrage Wednesday to news of a plea deal for a U.S. Marine squad leader charged in connection with the deaths of 24 people, in which he received a rank reduction and pay cut but avoided jail time.

Marine charged in Haditha, Iraq, killings pleads guilty to lesser chargeupdated: Mon Jan 23 2012 14:01:00

After years of delay, the court-martial of the last of eight Marines charged in the shooting deaths of 24 Iraqis in the village of Haditha in 2005 ended in a guilty plea to one count of negligent dereliction of duty, officials said Monday.

Marines video and the ugly impulse of revengeupdated: Tue Jan 17 2012 10:55:00

The video of four U.S. Marines urinating on three dead Taliban fighters has ricocheted around the world with viral speed, rightly provoking moral outrage abroad and shame at home. The act is a violation of professional military conduct and the fundamental moral requirement in war of showing dignity and respect to the dead.

U.S. Marines desecrating Taliban bodies?updated: Fri Jan 13 2012 19:55:00

CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports from Afghanistan on the video purporting to show Marines urinating on corpses.

U.S. general warns troops to treat dead with 'dignity and respect'updated: Fri Jan 13 2012 19:55:00

The deputy commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan ordered troops Friday to treat the corpses of slain insurgents and civilians with "appropriate dignity and respect."

Marines ID two of the men in urination videoupdated: Thu Jan 12 2012 15:15:00

Two of the four Marines shown in a video urinating on dead bodies sprawled out on the ground have been identified by the Marine Corps, a Marine Corps official told CNN Thursday.

Afghanistan condemns 'urinating' videoupdated: Thu Jan 12 2012 15:15:00

Nick Paton Walsh has reaction from Afghanistan on the video purporting to show Marines urinating on corpses.

Video shows what appear to be U.S. Marines urinating on bodiesupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 23:34:00

A number of websites including TMZ and YouTube posted a video Wednesday showing four men dressed in U.S. Marine Corps combat gear urinating on the apparently dead bodies of three men sprawled on the ground in front of them.

Corps apologizes for wrong parcels sent to fallen Marines' familiesupdated: Tue Dec 13 2011 22:57:00

Some Marine Corps families, mourning a son or daughter killed in action, received an unexpected surprise for the holidays: an ornament of the Purple Heart, a letter addressed to their fallen hero and even information about athletic reconditioning.

Three Marines face courts-martial in hazing caseupdated: Thu Oct 27 2011 11:15:00

Three Marines face court-martial proceedings involving the alleged hazing of a Marine who committed suicide in Afghanistan in April.

Marines allowed to wear memorial braceletsupdated: Tue Oct 18 2011 20:23:00

In a change of policy, U.S. Marines are now allowed to wear bracelets in memory of fallen comrades.

Military shows off latest success of troubled F-35 fighterupdated: Tue Oct 04 2011 18:37:00

The Pentagon is doing an online victory dance about the latest win for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

Marines ID helicopter crash victimsupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 16:09:00

The Marine Corps has identified the two-man crew of a helicopter gunship that crashed at Camp Pendleton, California, on Monday, killing both fliers.

Marines: 2 killed in helicopter training accidentupdated: Mon Sep 19 2011 17:47:00

Two people were killed Monday in a helicopter accident at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base in Southern California, according to a statement from the military.

CNNMoney: Energy innovation: From a garage to the Pentagonupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 06:18:00

Spurred by a desire to save money and lives by reducing the number of vulnerable fuel convoys they depend on, the Marines last month invited 13 companies to their desert base to pitch them the latest in battlefield solar and fuel efficiency technology.

Marine to receive Medal of Honor next monthupdated: Fri Aug 12 2011 22:22:00

President Barack Obama next month will present the Medal of Honor to the first living Marine to receive the recognition for actions in Afghanistan or Iraq, the White House announced Friday.

First Black Marines honoredupdated: Sat Jul 30 2011 15:01:00

CNN's T.J. Holmes interviews Ted Britton, one of the first blacks to join the marines in 1941, and James Averhart.

Montford Marines: Few, proud and blackupdated: Sat Jul 30 2011 15:01:00

Edwin J. Fizer got off the train to report for training at Montford Point, North Carolina in the summer of 1942. He, like all proud Marines, had to prove his mettle.

People.com: Scarlett Johansson Declines Marine Ball Invite - Sends Champagneupdated: Fri Jul 29 2011 07:48:00

The actress sends her regrets - along with a case of Moët

South Korea to crack down on bullying in the militaryupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 04:05:00

The South Korean military announced a reform measure Tuesday to counter bullying among soldiers in the face of a shooting spree that resulted in the death of four Marines earlier this month, according to the country's Defense Ministry.

Why military veterans make great employeesupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 06:55:00

Last Sunday, on the final stop of their final day in North America, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge popped in to a Los Angeles job fair for military veterans and spouses. William and Catherine spent their time with vets and enlightened business leaders looking to pair talent with opportunity.

Unemployed? Don't count on the militaryupdated: Fri Jul 08 2011 19:06:00

Friday's government report showing a rise in unemployment shines a light on a new hurdle facing young people in need of work: The military isn't the reliable source of employment that it used to be. The Army and Marine Corps are getting smaller, and now there's a nearly year-long waiting list just to get into boot camp, no matter which branch you want to join.

1 Marine killed, 5 injured in helicopter crashupdated: Thu Jul 07 2011 00:22:00

One of the Marines injured in a helicopter crash in southern California has died, authorities said.

Marines injured in helicopter crash at Camp Pendleton baseupdated: Wed Jul 06 2011 17:37:00

Marines were rushed to hospitals in southern California Wednesday following a helicopter crash in the northern section of Camp Pendleton, the Marine Corps base.

South Korean marine kills 4 service members in shooting spreeupdated: Mon Jul 04 2011 08:58:00

A corporal in the South Korean Marines went on a shooting spree and killed four other Marines, the defense ministry said Monday.

3 Marines face charges of adultery, marrying for financial gainupdated: Sat Jul 02 2011 07:30:00

Three California Marines have been charged with marrying for financial gain, accused of manipulating the military's off-base housing program so a lesbian couple could live together, according to a woman at the center of the case.

Marines' Parris Island gets first female commanderupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 11:15:00

Parris Island, the South Carolina military installation that has trained thousands of young Marines, has its first female commander.

Woman takes command at Parris Islandupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 11:15:00

The U.S. Marines of the Parris Island Recruiting Depot have their first ever female commander. WSAV reports.

Headed to the beach? Heads up for an invasion forceupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 00:08:00

It's mid-June, a perfect time to visit the beach to watch porpoises play in the surf or seagulls strut the sand -- or you could watch a formation of Marine Corps warplanes darting over the shore at hundreds of miles per hour.

Marines showed extraordinary bravery 'when the world became fire'updated: Sat Jun 11 2011 09:19:00

Capt. Ademola Fabayo and Staff Sgt. Juan Rodriguez-Chavez are both immigrants to the United States, both Marines and, most important of all, both heroes of a rare order.

New Pentagon study finds psychological toll from years of fightingupdated: Thu May 19 2011 16:10:00

A new report paints a stark picture of the toll on the U.S. military of almost a decade of war: higher stress and lower morale.

Marine Corps helicopter crash off Hawaiiupdated: Thu Mar 31 2011 06:39:00

A Marine Corps CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter went down in the waters of Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii.

Marine helicopter lands in Hawaii bay; 1 dead, 3 hurtupdated: Thu Mar 31 2011 06:39:00

A U.S. Marine helicopter's emergency landing into the ocean in Hawaii killed one Marine and injured three others Tuesday evening, the Marine Corps said Wednesday.

Timeline: U.S. forces hurried to rescue of 2 stranded airmenupdated: Wed Mar 23 2011 00:23:00

When a U.S. Air Force fighter jet crashed Monday during a mission over Libya, it quickly set off a chain of events on four continents involving at least nine aircraft and a platoon of Marines.

Surviving behind enemy linesupdated: Wed Mar 23 2011 00:23:00

Former fighter pilot Scott O'Grady explains what it's like to eject from a fighter jet.

Film looks at war's brutal realityupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 11:12:00

A journalist embeds with troops in Afghanistan for an intimate look at the realities of war. Go to VBS.TV for more.

Documentary looks at harsh realities of modern-day warfareupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 11:12:00

In February 2010, U.S. Marines launched Afghanistan: Operation Moshtarak, the biggest operation since the start of the Afghanistan war. Its main target was the Taliban stronghold of Marjah, a town in Helmand province. Journalist Ben Anderson, who spent two months with the American forces, offers an extraordinarily intimate look at the brutal realities of modern-day warfare in the harrowing documentary "The Battle For Marjah," debuting Thursday, February 17 at 9 p.m. ET exclusively on HBO, marking the first anniversary of this historic battle.

Official: More Marines headed to Afghanistanupdated: Thu Jan 06 2011 10:34:00

The United States plans to send more than 1,000 Marines to Afghanistan soon, a U.S. military official told CNN on Thursday.

About 2,000 Marines, sailors to come homeupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 12:11:00

About 2,000 Marines and sailors will return home Friday to Camp Pendleton in California after being deployed seven months overseas.

Marine commandant repeats his opposition to scrapping DADTupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 05:21:00

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos is sticking to his guns in opposing gays and lesbians serving openly in the military, warning Tuesday that a change now in current policy could pose a deadly distraction on the Afghanistan battlefield.

House votes to repeal 'don't ask'updated: Thu Dec 16 2010 05:21:00

The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to overturn the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the U.S. military.

Officials: End 'don't ask' but not nowupdated: Wed Dec 08 2010 05:36:00

U.S. Army and Marine Corps leaders testify to a Senate committee that combat is no time to repeal "don't ask."

Mullen: Marines will comply with 'don't ask, don't tell' repealupdated: Sun Nov 21 2010 20:44:00

The head of the U.S. Marine Corps will fully cooperate with a repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy barring openly gay and lesbian soldiers from the military, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen said Sunday.

Mission: Find WWII Marines' remainsupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 20:04:00

CNN's Ted Rowlands reports from the Pacific island of Tarawa on an excavation mission for World War II Marines.

Searching for a war heroupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 20:04:00

Clay Bonnyman Evans stands on Betio island's coral sand beaches, trying to imagine his grandfather's last moments alive.

Shots fired at Marine Corps Museumupdated: Fri Oct 29 2010 13:30:00

The FBI says shots were fired overnight at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Virginia.

Shots fired at Marine Corps museum in northern Virginiaupdated: Fri Oct 29 2010 13:30:00

Several shots have been fired at the National Museum of the Marine Corps building in Virginia, the FBI said Friday.

Recent shootings raise concerns about Marine Corps Marathonupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 20:52:00

The Pentagon is increasing security for this weekend's Marine Corps Marathon and connected events after a recent spate of shootings at military-related buildings.

Marine general opposes repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell'updated: Tue Sep 21 2010 11:44:00

Gen. James Amos, who is poised to become the new Marine Corps commandant, opposes repealing the current "don't ask, don't tell" policy that bars openly gay and lesbian soldiers from the military.

How U.S. Marines help flood victimsupdated: Mon Sep 20 2010 06:29:00

CNN photojournalist Gabe Ramirez flew with U.S. Marines delivering desperately needed aid to flood victims in Pakistan.

Marines oust pirates from shipupdated: Thu Sep 09 2010 21:16:00

Marines boarded and seized control of a German-owned vessel that had been captured by pirates off the coast of Somalia.

Marine Corps commandant: It'll be 'years' before Afghans take overupdated: Tue Aug 24 2010 14:53:00

It will be a "few years" before U.S. forces in Afghanistan can turn over full responsibility for security operations to Afghan troops, the commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps said Tuesday.

Military looks for WWII dead in South Pacificupdated: Fri Aug 13 2010 09:34:00

Archaeologist Gregory Fox is the U.S. military's version of Indiana Jones, but looks more like Jerry Garcia than Harrison Ford.

Bringing WWII heroes homeupdated: Fri Aug 13 2010 09:34:00

Marines dig for remains of soldiers killed in the World War II battle of Tarawa. CNN's Ted Rowlands reports.

Two U.S. Marines killed in attempted Afghan prison breakupdated: Mon Aug 09 2010 08:05:00

Two U.S. Marines were killed in southern Afghanistan Saturday while a prisoner was trying to escape, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force announced Monday.

'Tough talking' general up for Iraq, Afghanistan commandupdated: Fri Jul 09 2010 17:34:00

A controversial and leading U.S. general is in line to oversee the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

New Central Command head announcedupdated: Fri Jul 09 2010 17:34:00

Defense Secretary Robert Gates announces Gen. James Mattis will replace Gen. David Petraeus as the new CENTCOM commander.

10 people injured at Memorial Day eventupdated: Mon May 31 2010 15:45:00

Ten people were injured after a Marine aircraft blew tree branches and debris into a crowd during a Memorial Day event.

Wind blast from aircraft downs limbs at ceremony, 10 injuredupdated: Mon May 31 2010 15:45:00

The wind blast from a Marine Corps tilt-rotor aircraft performing a Memorial Day demonstration Monday caused tree limbs to fall, leaving 10 people injured.

Buddies, hometowns honor last two Marines killed in Vietnam Warupdated: Thu Apr 29 2010 16:21:00

A blue-eyed Eagle Scout from Iowa and an athletic daredevil from Massachusetts hold a place in history that no one wanted for them.

For troops, a happy meal is relativeupdated: Thu Apr 22 2010 18:36:00

When Command Sgt. Maj. Michael T. Hall of the International Security Assistance Force announced that fast-food offerings like Pizza Hut, Dairy Queen and Orange Julius were being shuttered in Afghanistan, he was blunt about it.

People.com: Heidi and Spencer Visit Camp Pendletonupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 06:07:00

“It was one of the best days of our lives,” the pair says of their trip to the Marine Corps base

Marine officer: Gays, straights shouldn't share housingupdated: Fri Mar 26 2010 21:25:00

The Marine Corps' top officer says he would want to avoid housing gay and heterosexual Marines in the same rooms on base if the ban on gays openly serving in the military is lifted.

Marines seize key police headquarters in Afghan offensiveupdated: Tue Feb 16 2010 15:39:00

U.S. Marines fighting the Taliban in southern Afghanistan achieved a main objective Tuesday -- taking over the police headquarters in the center of the Taliban stronghold of Marjah.

Marines launch offensiveupdated: Mon Feb 15 2010 14:39:00

CNN exclusive video of the fighting as U.S. Marines launch the largest offensive of the war in Marjah, Afghanistan.

Marines eager, wary about leading surge into Afghanistanupdated: Tue Dec 15 2009 08:11:00

On a base accustomed to deploying Marines into some of the most hostile war zones, you would expect some hesitancy when units from here were asked to surge into some of the worst fighting since the start of the war in Afghanistan.

Marines ready for warupdated: Tue Dec 15 2009 08:11:00

Marines and their families sound off to CNN about what it is like preparing to go to war in Afghanistan.

Afghan security situationupdated: Mon Dec 07 2009 10:33:00

CNN's Barbara Starr reports on the security situation in Afghanistan.

Militants killed in Afghan action, U.S. saysupdated: Mon Dec 07 2009 10:33:00

U.S. and allied troops have seized nine weapons caches, killed about a dozen militants and captured several others since an offensive began last week in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. Marines said Monday.

Afghan post-handover futureupdated: Fri Dec 04 2009 11:47:00

Afghan security in hands of local fighters? CNN's Chris Lawrence reports on why U.S. military leaders like the idea.

New Afghan push takes aim at militantsupdated: Fri Dec 04 2009 11:47:00

More than 1,000 troops have started a big push against insurgents in a militant stronghold of southern Afghanistan, the U.S. Marines said Friday.

Nine remain missing after midair collisionupdated: Sun Nov 01 2009 00:06:00

Rescuers were still searching Saturday for nine people missing in the Pacific off the southern California coast after a Coast Guard C-130 plane and a Marine AH-1 Cobra helicopter collided Thursday night.

Man with breast cancer testifies that he blames Marine baseupdated: Thu Oct 08 2009 15:34:00

A man who was raised at Camp Lejeune told lawmakers Thursday that he blames contaminated water at the U.S. Marines training base for his breast cancer.

U.S. Marines de-Twitteredupdated: Mon Sep 28 2009 14:32:00

The U.S. Marine Corps has banned access to social networking Web sites. CNN's Chris Lawrence reports.

Poisoned patriots? Stricken Marines seek help with illnessesupdated: Sat Sep 26 2009 11:40:00

For Rick Kelly, the first sign of cancer was a feeling of discomfort in his chest.

Poisoned patriots?updated: Sat Sep 26 2009 11:40:00

A group of men, some of whom defended this country, have developed a very rare disease. CNN's Abbie Boudreau investigates.

Male breast cancer patients blame water at Marine baseupdated: Fri Sep 25 2009 16:15:00

The sick men are Marines, or sons of Marines. All 20 of them were based at or lived at Camp Lejeune, the U.S. Marine Corps' training base in North Carolina, between the 1960s and the 1980s.

Marines ban Twitter, Facebook, other sitesupdated: Tue Aug 04 2009 12:09:00

The U.S. Marine Corps has banned Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and other social media sites from its networks, effective immediately.

Reporter's notebook: Afghans skeptical of U.S. offensiveupdated: Fri Jul 17 2009 12:33:00

In the largest U.S. military operation since Falluja in Iraq, thousands of U.S. Marines recently poured into southern Afghanistan in a bid to turn the war around, win over the Afghan people and push out the Taliban.

2 U.S. Marines killed in Afghanistanupdated: Tue Jul 14 2009 03:49:00

Two U.S. Marines died Monday during a "hostile incident" in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said Tuesday.

Official: Afghan militants fled dressed as womenupdated: Mon Jul 06 2009 16:30:00

Insurgents locked in a standoff with U.S. Marines tricked them by dressing up as women to escape, a task force spokesman said Monday.

Marines targeting Taliban in Afghan pushupdated: Fri Jul 03 2009 16:13:00

U.S. Marines on Friday kept up a major push against entrenched militants in southern Afghanistan in an attempt to rout the Taliban from their stronghold in Helmand province, Marine Capt. William Pelletier said.

Behind the scenes: Dreams of a power washupdated: Tue Apr 07 2009 13:49:00

Our travels in Afghanistan continue.

CNNMoney: Military recruitment surges as jobs disappearupdated: Mon Mar 16 2009 06:43:00

Fresh recruits keep pouring into the U.S. military, as concerns about serving in Iraq and Afghanistan are eclipsed by the terrible civilian job market.

13 Marines, driver injured in North Carolina bus crashupdated: Thu Mar 05 2009 12:35:00

Three buses carrying U.S. Marines were involved in a chain-reaction crash in North Carolina on Thursday, injuring 13 Marines and a driver, the state highway patrol and the military said.

Marines sack 4 over deadly California plane crashupdated: Tue Mar 03 2009 21:15:00

The Marine Corps has sacked four top officers of a California-based fighter squadron over the December crash of a fighter jet that slammed into a San Diego neighborhood, the service announced Tuesday.

Marines face toy deficit as Christmas nearsupdated: Mon Dec 22 2008 10:27:00

The Marines have been making children's Christmas dreams come true for nearly 60 years, but the corps may be seeing fewer smiles this year.

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