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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...

31 NFL teams looking at Vrabel. No, not the Titans coach

Apr. 26, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — One player has been off-limits for Tennessee Titans coach Mike Vrabel when preparing for the draft with general manager Jon Robinson: Tyler Vrabel. The Titans coach’s oldest son is a 6-foot-5, 310-pound offensive lineman who was a three-year starter at Boston...

Yuma base transitions last of its 4 Marine Attack squadrons

Apr. 03, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 214, also known as the Black Sheep, has become the last of the four squadrons assigned to Marine Corps Air Station Yuma to be converted from AV-8B Harriers to the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter II. Maj. Gen. Bradford J. Gering, the...

Zelenskyy says siege of Mariupol involved war crimes

Mar. 20, 2022 01:31 AM EDT

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said early Sunday the siege of the port city of Mariupol would go down in history for what he said were war crimes committed by Russian troops. “To do this to a peaceful city, what the occupiers did, is a terror that...

Russia-Ukraine war: Key things to know about the conflict

Mar. 19, 2022 23:50 PM EDT

Ukraine's southern port city of Mariupol was again the site of intense combat on Saturday as Russian forces bombarded the city, damaging a major steel plant. One local police officer pleaded to the West for help, saying Mariupol has been “wiped off the face of the earth.” ...

4 US Marines die in NATO drill when Osprey crashes in Norway

Mar. 19, 2022 10:01 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Four U.S. Marines were killed when their Osprey aircraft crashed in a Norwegian town in the Arctic Circle during a NATO exercise unrelated to Russia's war in Ukraine, authorities said Saturday. Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere tweeted that they died in the...

2 Marines eject and survive South Carolina fighter jet crash

Mar. 04, 2022 08:51 AM EST

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — Two Marines were able to eject and walk away alive when their fighter jet crashed on the family plantation of South Carolina's former governor. The F/A-18D Hornet was on a routine flight over the Beaufort, South Carolina, area, Thursday afternoon, Marine Corp...

Virginia teachers get taste of boot camp that makes Marines

Feb. 27, 2022 09:06 AM EST

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — As the white Marine Corps school buses cross the mile-long State Route 170 bridge over the Broad River, about 15 minutes from Parris Island, they tell the recruits to lower their heads. The reason, Marines tell each other, is so the newbies can’t figure...