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Marine general takes over Africa Command, sees challenges

Aug. 09, 2022 13:37 PM EDT

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Marine Gen. Michael Langley took over as the top U.S. commander for Africa on Tuesday, heading U.S. military operations on a continent with some of the most active and dangerous insurgent groups and a relatively small Pentagon footprint. Langley, who made...

A first: African American Marine promoted to 4-star general

Aug. 06, 2022 22:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first African American four-star general in Marine Corps history, Gen. Michael E. Langley, credited his father with telling him to “aim high” and predicted that his promotion on Saturday would have an impact on younger people. Langley was born in...

Marines halt new amphibious vehicle use at sea after mishaps

Jul. 21, 2022 21:25 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Marine Corps will keep its new amphibious combat vehicle — a kind of seafaring tank — out of the water while it investigates why two of the vehicles ran into trouble off Southern California's coast this week amid high surf, military officials said Wednesday. ...

As recruiters struggle, Air Force seeks lift from 'Top Gun'

Jul. 20, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When “Top Gun: Maverick” roared into theaters in late May, the Air Force was ready. The smash hit movie may feature Tom Cruise as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, a hotshot Navy aviator, but to much of the movie-going public, the distinction between Air Force...

WWII Medal of Honor recipient to lie in honor at US Capitol

Jul. 03, 2022 19:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hershel W. “Woody” Williams, the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, will lie in honor at the U.S. Capitol, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday. A date and other details will be announced...

Head of US Marines Pacific to bolster defense in south Japan

Jun. 17, 2022 11:26 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The head of the U.S. Marine Corps in the Pacific said Friday that his forces are committed to defending southwestern Japanese islands as the allies try to bolster their defenses amid growing threats from China and Russia. Lt. Gen. Steven Rudder said at the beginning of...

Navy censures 5 in deadly sinking of amphibious vehicle

Jun. 13, 2022 20:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy has issued letters of censure to three Marine and two Navy officers in connection with the sinking of an amphibious assault vehicle off the Southern California coast in 2020 that killed eight Marines and a sailor. Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro, in a...

Military official: 4 dead, 1 missing after Osprey aircraft carrying 5 Marines crashed in Southern California desert

Jun. 09, 2022 11:58 AM EDT
BRAWLEY, Calif. (AP) — Military official: 4 dead, 1 missing after Osprey aircraft carrying 5 Marines crashed in Southern California desert.

Parris Island wages battles, not war, against climate change

May. 21, 2022 11:50 AM EDT

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Rising seas are encroaching on one of America’s most storied military installations, where thousands of recruits are molded into Marines each year amid the salt marshes of South Carolina’s Lowcountry region. Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island...

Congress bestows its highest honor on WWII merchant marines

May. 18, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has bestowed its highest honor on merchant mariners who fought in World War II, almost eight decades after the conflict in which more than 8,000 of them were killed. More than two years after Congress voted to approve the award, leaders on Capitol Hill on...