YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — The names of two Marine pilots who died in a helicopter crash during a training mission in southwestern Arizona were released Monday as the crash remained under...
2 pilots killed in Marine helicopter crash in Arizona
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Two Marine pilots have died in a helicopter crash during a training mission in southwestern Arizona, U.S. Marine Corps officials said Sunday.
Marine combat veteran nominated to be next commandant
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated a Marine officer with extensive combat and command experience in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Pacific to head the U.S. Marine Corps.
Omaha to move war memorials for riverfront project
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — War memorials in the path of Omaha's downtown riverfront project will soon get a new home.
Pieces honoring the U.S. Marine Corps, airborne troops and hundreds of bricks memorializing various service members could make the move to Memorial Park by the end of the year, the Omaha World-Herald reported.
Artifacts discovery halts some work at Marine base on Guam
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Construction work stopped in part of the new U.S. Marine Corps base on Guam after artifacts were discovered.
A contracted archaeologist identified the artifacts last week, finding prehistoric items and items from the late 1800s, the Pacific Daily News reported .
Marine recruiter charged with sexual assault of teen
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A U.S. Marine Corps recruiter working in suburban Chicago has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage girl.
Alexander Louis of North Chicago on Wednesday was ordered held in lieu of $50,000 on felony sexual assault charges. The 27-year-old Louis is accused of assaulting a Lake Villa Township juvenile.
Fatal shooting of Minnesota Marine in DC not homicide
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Marine Corps says the fatal shooting of a Minnesota Marine at the Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C., was not a homicide.
The Marines said Thursday that the Metropolitan Police Department, which is leading the investigation, is treating the shooting of 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Riley Kuznia of Karlstad, Minnesota, as a death investigation, not a homicide investigation.
Marine from Minnesota shot to death at Washington barracks
WASHINGTON (AP) — A 20-year-old U.S. Marine from Minnesota was killed in a shooting at the Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C., his mother said Wednesday.
Markelle Kuznia told The Associated Press that the military notified her late Tuesday that her son, Riley Kuznia, died early that morning. Kuznia said the military has not provided her with details of her son's death.
Police: Man charged with theft from toy charity drive
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of volunteering for a toy charity drive and stealing more than $1,000 worth of donated toys has been charged with theft in Ohio.
An Akron Municipal Court judge set bond Saturday for 46-year-old Calvin Hunter at $10,000. Court records don't show an attorney for the Akron man.
Akron police say Hunter turned himself in to authorities Friday after detectives signed a warrant for his arrest.
Melania Trump gives gifts at Marine Corps Reserve toy drive
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump highlighted the spirit of giving Tuesday by sorting toys and making Christmas cards for an annual toy drive held by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.
The first lady said she had been looking forward to the Toys for Tots event all year. The charity collects new toys and distributes them to needy children at Christmas.
Marine from Miramar, Florida, killed in military crash
MIAMI (AP) — Military officials say a 28-year-old Florida man has died in a crash of two U.S. warplanes that collided off Japan's coast.
The U.S. Marine Corps said in a statement released Friday that Capt. Jahmar F. Resilard of Miramar, Florida, died in the Thursday crash. Another crew member was found and is in fair condition. Five others remain missing.
Report: Propeller blade broke, causing military plane crash
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Investigators say bad maintenance practices at a Georgia air force base missed a deteriorating propeller blade that broke off six years later as a U.S. Marine Corps transport plane cruised over Mississippi at 20,000 feet, causing the KC-130T to break into pieces and plunge into a soybean field, killing 15 Marines and a Navy corpsman.
Omaha police, fire departments helping Toys for Tots program
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The city of Omaha and its fire and police departments are teaming up with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program to help make the holiday season memorable for less-fortunate children.
The program gives to children in Omaha and neighboring Council Bluffs, Iowa, Lincoln and the Hastings and Grand Island areas.
Guam ancient village gone at Marine base, official says
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — The remnants of an ancient village have been removed at the site of a new U.S. Marine Corps base under construction on Guam, preservation officials said.
ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi and U.S. Marine Corps officials dedicated a memorial Saturday to the 15 Marines and a U.S. Navy corpsman who died in a plane crash last year.
Hundreds of relatives and friends of the 16 victims gathered for ceremonies at Mississippi Valley State University and the nearby memorial, The Greenwood Commonwealth reported .
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A year after a U.S. Marine Corps plane broke into pieces high in the sky and slammed into a Mississippi soybean field, relatives and friends are keeping alive the memories of the 15 Marines and Navy corpsman who died in the crash.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A state lawmaker who served in the U.S. Marine Corps had the most first-place votes in a Democratic congressional primary Tuesday, but it'll take additional tabulations to determine if he earned the right to challenge two-term Republican incumbent Rep. Bruce Poliquin.
- Houston ChronicleWorld War II veteran encourages young recruitsApril 7, 2019
- Sioux City JournalRonald L. LottridgeMarch 31, 2019
- The Herald-DispatchMan's dream of joining the Marines being shot down by mother and wifeMarch 29, 2019
- Sioux City JournalDream of joining Marine Corps is shot down by mom and wifeMarch 28, 2019
- The Detroit NewsAbby: Dream of joining Marine Corps shot downMarch 27, 2019
BELLEAU, France (AP) — High-ranking military officials from the United States, France and Germany took part in Memorial Day ceremonies at an American cemetery in France on Sunday to mark the centennial of the battle of Belleau Wood, a turning point in World War I and a key moment in U.S. Marine Corps history.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Two Syrian nationals were indicted Thursday in a computer hacking scheme that targeted the White House, Harvard University, U.S. Marine Corps and news media outlets, including The Associated Press.
A federal grand jury returned an 11-count indictment charging Ahmad 'Umar Agha and Firas Dardar with conspiracy and aggravated identity theft.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A U.S. Marine Corps veteran and the military dog she served with during the Iraq War have been inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame.
Cpl. Megan Leavey and a German shepherd named Sgt. Rex were wounded by a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2006.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Marine Corps says two Marines were shot during a live-fire training exercise at a Southern California base involving hundreds of troops.
The military says both were airlifted Sunday from the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at the Twentynine Palms base east of San Diego to an unnamed California hospital.
2nd Lt. Samuel Banks says one Marine was later released and the other remains hospitalized in serious condition.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — All she knows is a few stories — stories that reach back more than seven decades.
They are stories of the hijinks of Harold V. Thomas and Robert Thomas when they played as kids in their family's neighborhood on Columbus' South Side a lifetime ago. Stories like how they thought it was funny to wade into the Scioto River wearing their new leather shoes "just to christen them." Stories of how both men joined the Marines, how both went off to war, how only one came home.
USC Aiken recognized Wednesday the scholarship and academic achievements of veterans and military students and spouses during the induction ceremony for Pi Alpha Sigma, the Veteran's Honors Society.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — In a long narrow room with rows of computer screens on tables, 16 students hunch over keyboards on tables or in their laps.
"All right, pull out your devices, let's get ready to go," says instructor Terry Traylor as he calls a hacking class to order.
MONROE, Wash. (AP) — Pat Gjerde wasn't old enough to buy a beer by the time he became a disabled veteran.
He was 18 when he joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1992, and less than two years later was honorably discharged after a knee injury. He healed, settled down in Monroe and eventually became a firefighter.
Citadel selects Marine Corps general as next president
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Citadel has chosen the assistant commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps as its next president.
Gen. Glenn Walters will be the 20th president of the South Carolina military school founded in 1842, replacing a retiring John Rosa. His starting date has not been determined.
- BusinessWireGTS Welcomes U.S. Marine Corps Combat Veteran and Experienced NYSE Trader as Designated Market Maker and Global Market CommentatorJanuary 17, 2019
- BusinessWireUS Marine Corps Awards Harris Corporation $75 Million Order to Provide MUOS SATCOM Upgrade for Tactical RadiosJanuary 14, 2019
- Globe NewswireFunko Donates $10 Million in Toys to Support U.S. Marine Toys for Tots FoundationDecember 24, 2018
Veterans now in their 90s: We’re women, but Marines for life
WASHINGTON (AP) — Norma Gene Rambow was 18 years old when Pearl Harbor was bombed by Japanese planes. The attack left many Americans scared and confused. Rambow wanted revenge.
"I was very angry," she said. "To think they could bomb us, and with all the death and destruction. It made me want to fight."
Rambow didn't get the chance to do battle, but she did spend two years cooking meals and grinding coffee at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
South Korea joins US, Thailand in military landing drill
SATTAHIP, Thailand (AP) — Troops from South Korea joined their Thai and U.S counterparts on Saturday in an amphibious vehicle landing drill as part of Southeast Asia's largest multinational military exercise.
World War II veteran gets birthday balloon ride in Sequim
SEQUIM, Wash. (AP) — 'Tom McKeown Sr., a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, had a memorable early birthday present.
The 95-year-old Port Angeles man took a tethered balloon ride with Capt. Crystal Stout, executive director of Dream Catcher Balloon, at Sequim Valley Airport.
Stout arranged the ride as an early birthday present for McKeown, who turns 96 on May 7.
After his short ride of up to about 25 feet above the ground, McKeown said the experience was something he had always dreamed of.
Greenville businessman latest to launch S. Carolina gov bid
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A businessman and U.S. Marine Corps captain is the latest candidate to join this year's South Carolina governor's race.
In a campaign video officially launching his campaign this week, John Warren of Greenville says that he's "disgusted" by government corruption and as governor will require competitive bidding on all state contracts.
Marines seek young, tough recruits in Super Bowl ad
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in 30 years, the U.S. Marine Corps will air an ad during the Super Bowl, using an online-only spot Sunday to target a young, tough, tech-savvy audience for potential recruits looking for a challenge.
The high-powered, battle-heavy, 30-second ad shows Marines deploying from ships in amphibious vehicles, dropping bombs from aircraft and hurling a shoulder-launched drone into the air.
Marine from California dies in Arizona parachuting operation
COOLIDGE, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Marine Corps has suspended certain parachuting operations after the death of a corporal this week in Arizona.
Marine officials say 22-year-old Alejandro "Alex" Romero of Carson, California, was taking part in a multi-mission parachute course exercise Monday outside Phoenix when he died.
Roger B. Reiling, 71, of Moorhead, passed away Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at his home.
Stars and stripes
After 30 years, Scranton native Master Sgt. Sean P. Sargeant has retired from the U.S. Marine Corps.
Sargeant, who attended Central High School and graduated from West Scranton High School in 1988, enlisted in the Marines in October 1987.
Members of the Anthracite Rose Western Dance Club collected several boxes of new, unwrapped toys for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. From left, are Gunnery Sgt. Mario Pucci, U.S. Marine Corps; Barb Monroe, Anthracite Rose Dance Club; Phyllis Bonomo, Anthracite Rose Dance Club vice president; Cheryl Kovalic, Anthracite Rose Dance Club treasurer; Sgt. John Drummond, U.S. Marine Corps; Sharon Hardik, Anthracite Rose Dance Club president; Annjane Cochran, Anthracite Rose Dance Club treasurer, and Jeff Fritzen, Anthracite Rose Dance Club.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — After growing up in a small town and while looking for a career instead of a job, Cary Hood decided to join the U.S. Marine Corps in 1984.
Hood had been working at a local soft drink bottling company and decided he needed to find something different to support his wife and daughter.
Iraq War veteran surprised by poverty in oil-rich Iraq
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — After growing up in a small town and while looking for a career instead of a job, Cary Hood decided to join the U.S. Marine Corps in 1984.
Hood had been working at a local soft drink bottling company and decided he needed to find something different to support his wife and daughter.
The Plymouth Kiwanis Club recently held its annual Christmas party at the Shawnee Room of Happy Pizza in Plymouth. The club hosted members of the Mountain Top, Tunkhannock and Wilkes-Barre Kiwanis Clubs. The attendees enjoyed a cocktail hour, a holiday dinner, and entertainment provided by the holiday choir of the Wyoming Valley West High School under the direction of Choir Director Cody Messersmith. Each of the party-goers brought a new, unwrapped toy as a donation to the U.S. Marine Corps...
Hans Jurgen “Grizz” Horetzki, 69, Beaver Dam, passed away with his family by his side Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison.
A visitation will be held Saturday, Dec. 16, from 2-4 p.m. at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. A time to share memories will begin at 4 p.m. and Military Honors conducted by Marine Corps League Detachment 359 will follow.
For the 13th consecutive year The UPS Store at the Midway Shopping Center, Wyoming, is serving as a Toys for Tots drop off point for the annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve drive for toy donations. John Minetola, owner, estimates that his store collected more than $2,000 worth of toys in 2016. The deadline for this year is Friday, Dec. 15. In addition to accepting a new unwrapped toy donation The UPS Store in Wyoming is also participating in the Marine Corp nationwide Toys for Tots Literacy Program, (TFTLP). One dollar buys a book for a child in need. Minetola’s goal for the literacy program is $500. From left, are Stephanie Kubasti, sales associate; Deborah Solomon, sales associate, and store assistant manager, Josh Minetola.
Convoy for Tots gathers 13,000 toys in NY’s capital region
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — An annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots event in New York's capital region has gathered about 13,000 toys for children whose families can't afford holiday gifts.
Dubbed the Convoy for Tots, Sunday morning's event in Saratoga County featured a procession of police, fire and emergency services vehicles, along with tractor-trailers, tow trucks and Patriot Guard motorcyclists.
Dodgeball Tourney, Other Events, Bring Toys To Children
The “Semper Fly” glow-in-the-dark dodgeball tournament was held recently at Sky Zone Pittston in CenterPoint Commerce and Trade Park West. The event, organized by Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services, supports the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s annual Toys for Tots campaign. More than 100 people participated in 15 teams, comprised of members of the Marine Corps and employees of Mericle and its tenants. For 20 years, Mericle has donated warehouse space to the Toys for Tots campaign. In 2013,...
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve volunteers and Dunkin' Donuts franchisees conducted a large shopping spree at Toys "R" Us in Colonie in preparation of the Toys for Tots Train annual trip through New York state. The shopping spree is the result of a recent $25,000 donation from Dunkin' Donuts to the Toys for Tots Foundation. The donation will be used to fill the Marine Corps Reserve Dunkin' Donuts Toys for Tots Train with gifts for children.
Local Marines celebrate 242nd birthday with ceremony Friday
The U.S. Marine Corps celebrated its 242nd birthday on Friday, and North Platte veterans gathered at 319 E. Francis St. for a cake-cutting ceremony.
Every year, Kevin Kennedy hosts an appreciation meal for the nation’s veterans, which includes a cake celebrating the Marines.
“Marines stick together, they take care of each other,” Kennedy said. “That’s what this event is all about. It’s about the flag, our country. It’s about supporting everybody.”
5 questions for...Chuck Roche, Marine raising awareness about suicide
FAIRFIELD — When Chuck Roche hits the ground running Friday morning, he won’t be running from something — he’ll be running for something.
The 37-year-old personal trainer will be running for 24 hours straight in order to raise awareness and funding for suicide prevention among veterans. About 20 veterans commit suicide every day and the risk for suicide is 22 percent higher among veterans, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Cleveland observes Veterans Day with City Hall program
CLEVELAND, Ohio – The city of Cleveland will officially observe Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 10, with a ceremony at City Hall and the fourth annual downtown parade honoring veterans of the armed forces.
The ceremony starts at 11 a.m. in the City Hall rotunda, 601 Lakeside Ave., with speakers including Mayor Frank Jackson and broadcaster and Marine Corps veteran Larry Morrow.
The parade, at 12:30 p.m., will start and end at City Hall.
Community remembers inspiration for Marine statue, Bob Lowe
A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Robert Lowe’s likeness is immortalized in the Marine statue at the 20th Century Veterans Memorial.
Lowe, 89, of North Platte, died Wednesday at Great Plains Health.
“The first thing I want to say is that Mr. Lowe was a gentleman,” said Lincoln County Commissioner Joe Hewgley. “He was an extremely dedicated, patriotic — I’ll call him a hero. He never forgot his comrades in arms and was extremely, extremely active related to the military organizations in town.”
The Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center will host a cake cutting ceremony next week to celebrate the 242nd birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Following tradition, cake will be passed from the oldest to the youngest Marine in attendance. The event is open to the public, and all who attend are invited to share in the cake.
The ceremony begins at 2 p.m. Nov. 9 in Building 16 Auditorium at the VA, 913 NW Garden Valley Blvd.