Latest U.S. Marine Corps News

2 Marines dead, 17 hurt in truck rollover near Camp Lejeune

Jan. 19, 2022 21:12 PM EST

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — Two U.S. Marines were killed and 17 others were injured when the truck they were riding in overturned Wednesday and ejected them near their base in North Carolina, authorities said. N.C. State Highway Patrol Lt. Devin Rich told a news conference that the...

Marines OK first religious exemptions for COVID-19 vaccine

Jan. 14, 2022 17:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Marine Corps has approved its first two COVID-19 vaccine exemptions based on religious reasons, something no other military service has done so far. The two exemptions are the first to be approved by the Corps in 10 years, the Marines said Friday. ...

Marine officer blames bad information for sinking tragedy

Jan. 08, 2022 00:15 AM EST

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — A Marine Corps battalion commander testified Friday that in retrospect he would have halted the exercise that killed nine of his Marines whose amphibious assault vehicle sank off the Southern California coast but at the time he did not have accurate information to...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jan. 07, 2022 13:39 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Fake vaccine quote circulates after...

Panel hears dueling versions of Marine tank's fatal sinking

Jan. 04, 2022 17:00 PM EST

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — A Marine Corps officer takes responsibility for the sinking of an amphibious assault vehicle off the Southern California coast that killed nine service members under his command, but he doesn't deserve to be discharged for any missteps, his attorney told a military...

Decades of DOD efforts fail to stamp out bias, extremism

Dec. 29, 2021 16:35 PM EST

In February, with the images of the violent insurrection in Washington still fresh in the minds of Americans, newly confirmed Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin took the unprecedented step of signing a memo directing commanding officers across the military to institute a one-day stand-down to address...

Marines on snowmobiles help Santa in Alaska's remote Arctic

Dec. 24, 2021 19:08 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Marines on snowmobiles helped Santa this month while delivering toys to boys and girls in Alaska's Arctic. Marines flew to Kotzebue, which is 549 miles (884 kilometers) northwest of Anchorage and 26 miles (42 kilometers) above the Arctic Circle, on a KC-130...

Remains of US soldier killed in Korean War identified

Dec. 08, 2021 16:24 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Beverly Guliuzza was overcome with a mix of shock, sadness and relief when military officials told her they had identified the remains of her brother, Benjamin Bazzell, an Army corporal who went missing in action during the Korean War in 1950 when she was just 12. ...

5-year sentence for bribe case involving military contracts

Dec. 07, 2021 20:35 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Georgia businessman has been sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay more than $2.3 million in restitution in connection with a bribery case involving military transportation contracts. Darrel Fitzpatrick pleaded guilty in January. Prosecutors said...

Chicago Schools ousts 13 over misconduct at Marine academy

Nov. 19, 2021 17:18 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Public Schools said Friday is has removed 12 employees and a volunteer from an academy affiliated with a U.S. Marine Corps JROTC program who have been accused in a sexual misconduct investigation. The investigation alleges that several of...