Tag Archives: USMC

Marine Sergeant Found Guilty In Hazing Death, Group Planned To Record Unconscious Victim Being Raped

The Marine Corps Times reports: A military jury found a Marine Raider on trial in the 2017 death of a Green Beret staff sergeant in Mali guilty of hazing, false official statements, conspiracy charges and involuntary manslaughter. Gunnery Sgt. Mario Madera-Rodriguez was found not guilty of felony murder, the most serious charge along with burglary, though the jury did find …

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Ex-USMC Riot Suspect Charged With Kicking Officer

Atlanta’s ABC News affiliate reports: Another Georgia man has now been charged in connection to the January riot at the U.S. Capitol. Kevin Douglas Creek, 46, of Johns Creek was arrested Wednesday, according to the Department of Justice. According to court documents, Creek was caught on body camera hitting an officer just before 2:30 p.m. on January 6. Court documents …

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USMC Condemns Major Charged In Capitol Riot

The Washington Post reports: A Marine Corps officer was arrested Thursday for alleged crimes during the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6, becoming the first known active-duty service member charged in the violent attempt to thwart the certification of Joe Biden’s election as president. Maj. Christopher Warnagiris, 40, stationed at Marine Corps Base Quantico, was charged with five counts, including …

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DOJ: Active Duty USMC Major Arrested In Capitol Riot

Via press release from the Justice Department: An active duty U.S. Marine Corps commissioned officer stationed at the Marine Corps Base Quantico was arrested today in Virginia and charged with crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, which disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress in the process of ascertaining and counting the electoral …

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Docs Show Military Branches Have Long Ejected White Supremacists In Secrecy, No Public Dismissal Records

USA Today reports: For decades, the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps have quietly kicked out some of the worst white supremacists in their ranks, offering them administrative discharges that leave no public record of their hateful activity. The documents, obtained via a public-records request by the open-government advocacy group American Oversight, detail 13 major investigations into white supremacist activity in …

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Nearly 40% Of USMC Members Are Refusing Vaccine

CNN reports: Nearly 40% of US Marines are declining Covid-19 vaccinations, according to data provided to CNN on Friday by the service, the first branch to disclose service-wide numbers on acceptance and declination. As of Thursday, approximately 75,500 Marines have received vaccines, including fully vaccinated and partially vaccinated service men and women. About 48,000 Marines have chosen not to receive …

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USMC Squashes Toys For Tots Event By Proud Boys

The Marine Corps Times reports: A Pittsburgh breakfast restaurant had planned to hold a Toys for Tots event alongside the far-right extremist group Proud Boys this week. When Toys for Tots, started by a Marine reservist in 1947, found out about the unsanctioned event, it immediately distanced itself. “To be clear, the Proud Boys are in no way affiliated with …

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Covita Used USMC Band At WH Blexit Campaign Rally

The Washington Post reports: When President Trump, recovering from the novel coronavirus, welcomed hundreds of people on Saturday to what resembled a campaign rally on the White House grounds, the guests filed onto the South Lawn past a military band in resplendent red, its horns blasting the tune “America” from “West Side Story.” The use of the United States Marine …

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Mother Of Killed Marine Demands Answers On Bounties

CNBC reports: The mother of a Marine killed last year in Afghanistan said Monday that she wants a thorough investigation of reports that her son and two other Marines may have been the targets of Taliban-linked fighters who collected a bounty on U.S. soldiers offered by a Russian military intelligence unit. Felicia Arculeo, whose son Cpl. Robert Hendriks died in …

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Top Marine Issues Letter On Confederate Flag Ban

The Marine Corps Times reports: The top Marine says the Confederate battle flag “has the power to inflame feelings of division” as one of his reasons for his call to “exclude from our Corps public displays” of the battle flag carried by the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. David Berger posted the letter …

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Marine Corps Bans Confederate Symbols From Bases

From the military blog Task & Purpose: Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger has ordered all Confederate-related paraphernalia to be removed from Marine Corps installations, his spokesman confirmed on Wednesday. Military analyst B. A. Friedman first tweeted a document showing the commandant’s decision on Wednesday. The document did not say when all of the Confederate-related paraphernalia needed to be removed …

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Marine Corps Sends Legal Warning To Indicted GOP Rep: Stop Using Our Emblem In Your Campaign Mailers

NBC News reports: The Marine Corps has issued a cease and desist letter to Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., for using the official Marine Corps emblem and phrase on campaign mailers that link his likely 2020 opponent and two Democratic congresswomen to terror. In a letter to Hunter obtained by NBC News, the Marine Corps Trademark Licensing Office tells the congressman, …

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US Man Held By Russia For Spying Holds Four Passports

The Washington Post reports: The Marine Corps found Paul Whelan, the American citizen detained by Russia on espionage charges, guilty of attempting to steal more than $10,000 worth of currency from the U.S. government while deployed to Iraq in 2006 and bouncing nearly $6,000 worth of checks around the same time, according to records obtained by The Washington Post. The …

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US Marine Who Bragged About “Cracking Skulls” At Fatal 2017 Nazi Rally Found Guilty At Court Martial

Guilty but NOT booted out of the Corps. ABC News reports: The U.S. Marine who marched with neo-Nazis in last summer’s “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been found guilty in a summary court-martial after he reportedly bragged online about participating in the violence that day. Lance Cpl. Vasillios Pistolis was convicted Monday of failing to obey an …

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Very Stable Genius Hails The “Marine Core”

The Huffington Post reports: On the same day President Donald Trump proposed that the United States develop a “Space Force” to fight wars in space, he also paid tribute to the men and women in uniform here on Earth. Except his since-deleted tweet on Tuesday didn’t refer to the Marine Corps, but the Marine “Core,” a mistake many said the …

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Marine Corps Drill Instructor Sentenced To Ten Years For Torturing Muslim Recruits, One Of Whom Killed Himself

The Associated Press reports: A Marine Corps drill instructor was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for choking, punching or otherwise tormenting recruits, especially three Muslims — one of whom ultimately killed himself by leaping down a stairwell. A military jury handed out the punishment to Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Felix a day after convicting him of abusing more than …

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MISSISSIPPI: 16 Marines Die In Transport Plane Crash

ABC News reports: A military transport plane crashed in Mississippi on Monday, killing at least 16 service members, the Marine Forces Reserve has confirmed. The Marine Corps KC-130 aircraft crashed in Leflore County, Mississippi — located about 85 miles north of Jackson — at around 4 p.m. local time, according to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. The flight took off …

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Pentagon Revenge Porn Probe Expands To Gay Sites

USA Today reports: The military scandal involving sharing of sexually explicit images of troops has expanded beyond the private social media site Marines United to a slew of gay pornography web pages with images of men wearing military uniforms engaged in sex acts, USA TODAY has learned. The broadened investigation to an increasing number of websites underscores the complexity of …

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Defense Department Trolls Trump With Story About Refugee Marine As “Temporary” Immigration Ban Nears

The Daily Beast reports: Someone at the U.S. Department of Defense has seemingly been studying the art of the subtweet. On the same morning President Donald Trump is expected to order a temporary ban on refugees, the department’s Twitter account posted a heartwarming story about an Iraqi refugee who enlisted as a Marine and went back to Iraq as part …

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US Navy: Please Appeal Your DADT Discharge

From the Navy Times: Navy Department officials are urging the thousands of sailors and Marines forced out of the military because of their sexuality in previous decades to come forward and appeal their discharge — in a step to restore benefits and right a historical wrong. The Board for Correction of Naval Records can overturn a wide range of records, …

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