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.
USMC Staff Sgt. Gary Stein is fighting a less than honorable discharge for criticizing the president on Facebook.
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.
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.
Seven U.S. Marines were killed in the midair collision of two U.S. military helicopters along the Arizona-California border, officials said Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CNN's Fred Pleitgen has Iraqi reaction to the sentencing of a Marine charged with war crimes in a 2005 raid in Haditha.
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.
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.
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.
CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports from Afghanistan on the video purporting to show Marines urinating on corpses.
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."
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.
Nick Paton Walsh has reaction from Afghanistan on the video purporting to show Marines urinating on corpses.
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.
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 court-martial proceedings involving the alleged hazing of a Marine who committed suicide in Afghanistan in April.
In a change of policy, U.S. Marines are now allowed to wear bracelets in memory of fallen comrades.
The Pentagon is doing an online victory dance about the latest win for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
The Marine Corps has identified the two-man crew of a helicopter gunship that crashed at Camp Pendleton, California, on Monday, killing both fliers.
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.
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.
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.
CNN's T.J. Holmes interviews Ted Britton, one of the first blacks to join the marines in 1941, and James Averhart.
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.
The actress sends her regrets - along with a case of MoÃ«t
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.
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.
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.
One of the Marines injured in a helicopter crash in southern California has died, authorities said.
Marines were rushed to hospitals in southern California Wednesday following a helicopter crash in the northern section of Camp Pendleton, the Marine Corps base.
A corporal in the South Korean Marines went on a shooting spree and killed four other Marines, the defense ministry said Monday.
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.
Parris Island, the South Carolina military installation that has trained thousands of young Marines, has its first female commander.
The U.S. Marines of the Parris Island Recruiting Depot have their first ever female commander. WSAV reports.
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.
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.
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.
A Marine Corps CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter went down in the waters of Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii.
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.
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.
Former fighter pilot Scott O'Grady explains what it's like to eject from a fighter jet.
A journalist embeds with troops in Afghanistan for an intimate look at the realities of war. Go to VBS.TV for more.
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.
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 and sailors will return home Friday to Camp Pendleton in California after being deployed seven months overseas.
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.
The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to overturn the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the U.S. military.
U.S. Army and Marine Corps leaders testify to a Senate committee that combat is no time to repeal "don't ask."
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.
CNN's Ted Rowlands reports from the Pacific island of Tarawa on an excavation mission for World War II Marines.
Clay Bonnyman Evans stands on Betio island's coral sand beaches, trying to imagine his grandfather's last moments alive.
The FBI says shots were fired overnight at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Virginia.
Several shots have been fired at the National Museum of the Marine Corps building in Virginia, the FBI said Friday.
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.
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.
CNN photojournalist Gabe Ramirez flew with U.S. Marines delivering desperately needed aid to flood victims in Pakistan.
Marines boarded and seized control of a German-owned vessel that had been captured by pirates off the coast of Somalia.
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.
Archaeologist Gregory Fox is the U.S. military's version of Indiana Jones, but looks more like Jerry Garcia than Harrison Ford.
Marines dig for remains of soldiers killed in the World War II battle of Tarawa. CNN's Ted Rowlands reports.
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.
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.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates announces Gen. James Mattis will replace Gen. David Petraeus as the new CENTCOM commander.
Ten people were injured after a Marine aircraft blew tree branches and debris into a crowd during a Memorial Day event.
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.
A blue-eyed Eagle Scout from Iowa and an athletic daredevil from Massachusetts hold a place in history that no one wanted for them.
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.
âIt was one of the best days of our lives,â the pair says of their trip to the Marine Corps base
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.
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.
CNN exclusive video of the fighting as U.S. Marines launch the largest offensive of the war in Marjah, Afghanistan.
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 and their families sound off to CNN about what it is like preparing to go to war in Afghanistan.
CNN's Barbara Starr reports on the security situation in Afghanistan.
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 security in hands of local fighters? CNN's Chris Lawrence reports on why U.S. military leaders like the idea.
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.
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.
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.
The U.S. Marine Corps has banned access to social networking Web sites. CNN's Chris Lawrence reports.
For Rick Kelly, the first sign of cancer was a feeling of discomfort in his chest.
A group of men, some of whom defended this country, have developed a very rare disease. CNN's Abbie Boudreau investigates.
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.
The U.S. Marine Corps has banned Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and other social media sites from its networks, effective immediately.
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.
Two U.S. Marines died Monday during a "hostile incident" in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said Tuesday.
Insurgents locked in a standoff with U.S. Marines tricked them by dressing up as women to escape, a task force spokesman said Monday.
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.
Our travels in Afghanistan continue.
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.
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.
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.
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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