Oct. 18, 2017
Face of Defense: Marines React, Save Lives During Las Vegas Tragedy
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. —
Marine Corps helicopter mechanics Sgt. Michael Vura and Cpl. Austin Cox recalled their experiences when they assisted in victim evacuation and casualty care at a Las Vegas concert that became a mass-casualty attack. "We were there when the people affected needed us," Cox said. "We are Marines 24/7."
Oct. 13, 2017
DoD Announces Policies Affecting Foreign Nationals Entering Military
The Defense Department is releasing two policies that will affect foreign nationals entering the military or who are already in the military, the DoD’s chief of accessions said.
Oct. 11, 2017
Face of Defense: Marine Martial Arts Instructor Instills Corps’ Ethos
CHATAN, Okinawa, Japan —
“I’m never going to hold anything back. If they want to learn something they are going to earn it. I want to get them to where I am at. I don’t mind if they surpass me," said Marine Corps Cpl. Jody Scott, a sought-after martial arts program instructor assigned to Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Installations Pacific.
Oct. 1, 2017
DoD Continues to Provide More Response Capacity to Puerto Rico
The Defense Department is deploying more response capacity to Puerto Rico to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s need for a commodities distribution network able to reach isolated communities and sustained medical support for the island’s residents, a Pentagon spokesman said in a statement.
Sept. 29, 2017
DoD Continues Support in Hurricane-Ravaged Areas
The Defense Department is continuing relief operations in areas of the Caribbean Sea, including Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and on the island of Dominica, which were stricken by hurricanes in recent weeks, a Pentagon spokesman said.
Sept. 22, 2017
Face of Defense: Marine Retains Ultimate Tactical Athlete Title
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. —
Marine Corps Sgt. Ethan Mawhinney, a Pittsburgh native and a Marine Air-Ground Task Force planner with Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, successfully defended his championship title at the Marine Corps’ third annual HITT Tactical Athlete Competition held at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 28-31.
Sept. 20, 2017
Face of Defense: Marine Works Hard to Stay Fit at Sea
ABOARD THE USS BONHOMME RICHARD —
Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Cary Chase enjoys being physically fit and to stay fit she regularly uses the gym aboard the Navy's amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard. Chase’s passion for fitness has also won her three bodybuilding competitions in gyms from Tokyo to Okinawa, Japan.
Sept. 19, 2017
Joint Task Force Leeward Islands Prepares for Hurricane Maria
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico —
U.S. service members with Joint Task Force Leeward Islands moved their aircraft from San Juan to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, so they can continue their humanitarian assistance and disaster relief mission once Hurricane Maria passes.
Sept. 18, 2017
U.S., Japanese, South Korean Aircraft Conduct Show of Force Flights
CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii —
Air Force and Marine Corps aircraft joined Japanese and South Korean military aircraft in a sequenced show of force over the Korean Peninsula in response to North Korea's Sept. 14 launch of an intermediate range ballistic missile over Japan.
Sept. 14, 2017
Marines Assist Irma Relief Efforts in Caribbean, Florida
KEY WEST, Fla. —
Marines successfully evacuated 1,600 citizens stranded on Caribbean islands that took Irma’s full impact and delivered more than 52,000 pounds of supplies and equipment to Key West, Fla. during Hurricane Irma relief efforts.