Marines News

Office Depot refuses to photocopy prayer for Planned Parenthood's conversion

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/12/2015 - 06:48
A spokeswoman for Office Depot said company policy prohibits “the copying of any type of material that advocates any form of racial or religious discrimination or the persecution of certain groups of people."

Top Shiite cleric condemns kidnapping of Turks in Iraq

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/12/2015 - 06:03
The top Shiite cleric in Iraq on Saturday called for the release of 18 Turkish workers kidnapped in Baghdad last week, a day after a video released by a shadowy militant group showed the captives and threatened Ankara with the "most violent means" if its demands are not met.

UN official urges Iran to sign nuclear test ban treaty

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/12/2015 - 06:00
The head of the U.N.'s nuclear test ban treaty organization says Iran should follow up on its historic nuclear deal with world powers by ratifying the treaty and assuring it will never conduct a nuclear test explosion.

Saudi Arabia says it has taken in 2.5 million Syrians since conflict began

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/12/2015 - 05:55
Saudi Arabia says it has taken in about 2.5 million Syrians since the conflict began, its first official response to suggestions that oil-rich Gulf states should do more to address the plight of Syrian refugees.

Russia gives conflicting signals about its role in Syria

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/12/2015 - 05:50
Russia has been sending conflicting signals on its intentions in Syria, where President Bashar Assad, one of the Kremlin’s few Middle East allies, has suffered major setbacks on the battlefield in recent weeks and may be at risk of being overrun by Islamic extremists.

Justice Dept. affirms Clinton could delete personal emails

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/12/2015 - 05:43
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton had the right to delete personal emails from her private server, the Justice Department told a federal court.

Ugandan leader says Somali rebels may be holding his troops

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/12/2015 - 05:35
The leader of Uganda conceded Saturday that Islamic extremists in Somalia may have taken some of his country's troops as prisoners, and blamed his own commanders for being "asleep" in allowing a recent attack on an African Union base.

US moves to drop spy charges against Temple professor

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/12/2015 - 05:28
Federal prosecutors are seeking to dismiss their case against a Temple University professor accused of selling sensitive U.S. defense technology to entities in China.

Making an Entry

Photos - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 06:48

United States Marine Corps Official Page posted a photo:

Making an Entry

A Critical Skills Operator with U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command uses a torch to cut through a metal door to gain entry on a building during Marine Special Operation School's Master Breacher's Course at Stone Bay aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Aug. 5, 2015. CSO's learn to overcome obstacles such as walls, fences and doors using a range of breaching methods including mechanical, ballistic, thermal and explosive during the course. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Scott A. Achtemeier / Released)

Evening Colors

Photos - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 06:48

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Evening Colors

Australian Army soldiers join U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force - Darwin, U.S. Army soldiers with the 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Pacific, and Chinese People's Liberation Army soldiers crafting improvised tools using hot coals during Exercise Kowari 2015, being conducted in the Daly River region of the Northern Territory. Kowari is a trilateral environmental survival training opportunity hosted by Australia and includes forces from Australia, China and the U.S. simultaneously. (Courtesy Photo by Australian Defence Force LCPL Kyle Genner/Released)

Spray and Pray

Photos - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 06:48

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Spray and Pray

1st Lt. Keith G. Lowell administers OC spray during the OC Spray Performance Evaluation Course on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Aug. 27, 2015. This course is part of the Non-Lethal Weapons Instructor Course, which is only offered once a year to all service members on Okinawa. The instructors for this course travel from base to base to remotely certify service members who don’t have the chance to attend the formal school in Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri. Lowell, from Fallbrook, California, is the company commander for Company C, 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, III MEF, and will have the collateral duty of non-lethal weapons instructor upon completion of the course. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Thor Larson/Released)

Suppressing Fire

Photos - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 06:48

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Suppressing Fire

A Marine with Company “G”, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, provides suppression fire during a platoon attack mission during Realistic Urban Training Exercise (RUTEX) at range 410 Alpha aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Sept. 1, 2015. RUTEX provides Marines and Sailors of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (13th MEU) an opportunity to perform and practice their duties while deployed in an urban environment.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt Hector de Jesus/Released)

Weapons Inspection

Photos - Fri, 09/11/2015 - 06:48

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Weapons Inspection

Drill Instructor Sgt. Jonathan B. Reeves inspects and disciplines recruits with Platoon 1085, Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. About 600 Marine Corps drill instructors shape the approximately 20,000 recruits who come to Parris Island annually into basic United States Marines. Parris Island is home to entry-level enlisted training for 50 percent of males and 100 percent of females in the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Pfc. Aaron Bolser/Realeased)

Firing Zone

Photos - Thu, 09/10/2015 - 11:58

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Firing Zone

A Marine with Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, fires on a target during a weapons zeroing range at G21, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Sept. 3, 2015. The unit was zeroing their weapons to prepare for an upcoming deployment with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul S. Martinez)

Face Off

Photos - Thu, 09/10/2015 - 06:44

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Face Off

A Marine prepares for a flight in support of Exercise Dawn Blitz, Sept. 5, 2015. Dawn Blitz 2015, a joint multinational amphibious exercise, promotes interoperability between the Navy, Marine Corps and Coalition partners.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Eryn L. Edelman/Released)