ماه: آگوست 2020

Search Ends for 7 Marines and 1 Sailor Who Went Missing After AAV Accident Near California

The seven Marines and one sailor who’ve been missing since their amphibious assault vehicle sank in the Pacific Ocean on Thursday are believed to be dead, ending an extensive 40-hour search-and-rescue mission. Officials with the 15th Marine Corps Expeditionary Unit announced early Sunday that leadership determined little likelihood the service members survived the accident. Sixteen …

From Marine Corps Illustrator to Dog Boutique Owner: Tucson Artist Keeps Creative Juices Flowing

As a kid, art is how John Carrillo understood the world. “One of the things I would do to escape was draw,” he says, adding that he’d draw anything he could lay his eyes on. He eventually went on to be an illustrator in the Marines and now designs products for a nationwide home decor …

Army Guard Begins to Reorganize Force into Eight Divisions

WASHINGTON — The Army National Guard will move most of its brigades under the command of its eight division headquarters as it reorganizes its fighting formations to give the force more combat power and some soldiers new career opportunities, officials said. The Guard move will mark a substantial increase in the number of fully manned …

Afghan Troops Kill Senior Islamic State Militant

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan intelligence service says it has killed a high ranking official with the Islamic State affiliate in an operation in eastern Afghanistan. A statement released by the National Directorate of Security late Saturday said Assadullah Orakzai was an intelligence leader for the Islamic State and special forces killed him near …

Iran Says it Has Arrested Head of US-Based ‘Terrorist Group’

Iran said Saturday it has arrested the head of a U.S.-based “terrorist group” accused of being behind a deadly 2008 bombing in the southern city of Shiraz and of other abortive attacks. The group’s “Jamshid Sharmahd, who was leading armed and sabotage operations inside Iran, is now in the powerful hands” of Iran’s security forces, …

Update of Five-Decade-Old Troop Carrier was Axed in 2011 Budget Crunch

The Marine Corps amphibious vehicle involved in a deadly mishap Thursday has a long history and was set to be replaced a decade ago. However, defense budget cuts scrapped its multi-billion-dollar replacement in 2011. Amphibious vehicles — commonly called “Amtracks” — have been part of the Marine Corps’ fighting force since World War II, when …

Military Leaders Are Confronting a New Form of Discrimination: Pregnancy Bias

Complaints from an active-duty airman’s colleague landed the airman in front of her command leadership. She was taking too many breaks while on duty, they said, and they recommended that she fix the problem on her own. But the breaks she took were to pump milk for her newborn baby. Read Next: Marine Corps Plan …

Heat’s Leonard Stands for Anthem to Honor Military, Marine Brother

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Meyers Leonard has a brother who served two tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines. He carries a military-themed backpack, wears combat boots and has a phone loaded with Navy SEALs who are his friends. He also makes this clear: “I absolutely believe Black Lives Matter,” he said. Still, …

دموکرات اصرار پنتاگون به معکوس سیاست ممنوعیت تجاوز غرور بومی ملل پرچم

بیش از دو دوجین خانه دموکرات ها خواستار بازگشت از تجاوز غرور و مستقل بومی ملل مختلف پرچم در تاسیسات نظامی-و صریح ممنوعیت مؤتلفه پرچم. در نامه ارسالی دوشنبه به وزارت دفاع وزیر علامت Esper 34 قانونگذاران استدلال کرد که سیاست جدید او صادر شده در ماه گذشته — که در نظر گرفته شده برای …

The Navy is Booting Two San Diego-Based Sailors Found Guilty in Separate Human Smuggling Cases

This article by Paul Szoldra originally appeared on Task & Purpose, a digital news and culture publication dedicated to military and veterans issues.  The Navy will discharge two San Diego-based sailors found guilty last month of smuggling immigrants who had illegally crossed the southern U.S. border with Mexico in exchange for cash. Petty Officer 3rd …