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Body of New Hampshire Marine killed in helicopter crash comes home

Feb. 20, 2024 16:16 PM EST

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — The body of one of five Marines killed when their helicopter went down in the mountains outside San Diego during a storm was brought back to his home state of New Hampshire on Tuesday and a procession was held in his honor. Jack Casey, 26, of Dover, was a pilot...

The Air Force knows what failed on an Osprey in a crash in Japan, but still doesn't know why

Feb. 20, 2024 14:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Air Force Special Operations Command said Tuesday it knows what failed on its CV-22B Osprey leading to a November crash in Japan that killed eight service members. But it still does not know why the failure happened. Because of the crash, hundreds of Osprey...

5 Marines killed in helicopter crash identified as troops in their 20s

Feb. 09, 2024 16:52 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Marine Corps released the names Friday of the five Marines killed when their CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter went down in the mountains outside San Diego during a historic storm. All of them were in their 20s. The decorated Marines were assigned to Marine...

Marine Corps confirms the worst: All 5 troops killed in helicopter crash in California mountains

Feb. 08, 2024 23:46 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The helicopter carrying five Marines that crashed during a storm in the mountains outside San Diego was a CH-53E Super Stallion designed to fly through bad weather, even at night. The Super Stallion is the largest helicopter in the military, but every aircraft has...

Pentagon believes it has identified problem behind Osprey crash that killed 8 Air Force crew members

Feb. 06, 2024 21:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon believes it has identified the mechanical failure that led to a fatal crash of an Osprey aircraft in Japan and the grounding of the fleet for two months, a U.S. defense official told The Associated Press. It is now weighing how the aircraft can be returned to...

Camp Lejeune water contamination tied to a range of cancers, CDC study says

Jan. 31, 2024 13:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Military personnel stationed at Camp Lejeune from 1975 to 1985 had at least a 20% higher risk for a number of cancers than those stationed elsewhere, federal health officials said Wednesday in a long-awaited study about the North Carolina base's contaminated drinking water. ...

No diploma? No problem! Navy again lowers requirements as it struggles to meet recruitment goals

Jan. 26, 2024 18:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Navy is starting to enlist individuals who didn't graduate from high school or get a GED, marking the second time in about a year that the service has opened the door to lower-performing recruits as it struggles to meet enlistment goals. The decision...

Congress launches an investigation into the Osprey program after the deadly crash in Japan

Dec. 22, 2023 12:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional oversight committee has launched an investigation into the V-22 Osprey program following a deadly crash in Japan which killed eight Air Force special operations service members. The entire Osprey fleet remains grounded following the Nov. 29 crash...

A Japan court orders Okinawa to approve a modified plan to build runways for US Marine Corps

Dec. 20, 2023 09:50 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese court on Wednesday ordered the governor of Okinawa to approve the central government's modified plan for landfill work at the planned relocation site of a key U.S. military base on the southern island despite persistent opposition and protests by residents. ...

Military: Marine from Michigan killed in rollover of amphibious combat vehicle at California base

Dec. 14, 2023 14:29 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marine Corps officials on Thursday identified the Marine killed in a training exercise at a California base after the amphibious combat vehicle he was in rolled over earlier this week, sending 14 others to area hospitals. All but one remains hospitalized and was...