Parris Island Marines Will Now Stay Put In The Face Of Hurricane Florence

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The Marines will follow the lead of South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, who on Tuesday rescinded a mandatory evacuation order previously issued for Beaufort County ahead of Hurricane Florence. Accordingly, staff and trainees at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island will remain at the base instead of evacuating to Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany (Ga.) … Read More

Here’s How The US Military Is Preparing For Hurricane Florence’s Carolina Landfall

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The Carolina coast is bracing for Hurricane Florence, the Category 4 monster churning in the mid-Atlantic. The massive cyclone is headed for Wilmington, NC, and is expected to make landfall at 2 am on Friday the 14th. The U.S. military has evacuated non-essential personnel al at key bases in the region, and the Federal Emergency … Read More

Marine Corps Active-Duty Non-Combat Deaths On The Rise Again

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The Marine Corps has suffered the highest number of non-combat related active-duty deaths in three years, branch officials told Task & Purpose on Monday. So far, 123 active-duty Marines have been killed off the battlefield in fiscal 2018, which ends on Sept. 30, according to Manpower & Reserve Affairs. No Marines have been killed in combat … Read More

Navy Pilot Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross For First US Air-To-Air Kill In 18 Years

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Navy pilot Lt. Cmdr. Mike Tremel was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross on Saturday for shooting down a Syrian Su-22 Fitter attack jet in June 2017, the first air-to-air kill since 1999, Military.com reports. Tremel — who was piloting his Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet with his wingman, Lt. Cmdr. Jeff “Jo Jo” Krueger, on June 18, 2017 … Read More

The Navy Has Ordered 30 Ships To Vacate Norfolk As Hurricane Florence Closes In

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The U.S. Navy has ordered 30 ships, likely including nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and submarines, to take to the seas as Hurricane Florence approaches from the Atlantic with 115 mph winds. The Navy issued a “sortie code alpha” or its strongest possible order to move ships immediately in the presence of heavy weather.  Navy ships weather … Read More

Taliban Fighters Massacre Scores Of Afghanistan Security Forces — Again

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Taliban fighters massacred more than 57 Afghan military personnel and police officers in four separate attacks across northern Afghanistan, Afghan officials told the New York Times on Monday, the latest in a series of devastating and demoralizing attacks on security forces there. The Monday attack consisted of what the New York Times described as “simultaneous assaults … Read More

Watch This Incredible Time-Lapse Of The Flight 93 Memorial Stretching To The Sky

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A time lapse video released Sunday by EarthCam combines more than 275,000 images to show progress and completion of various parts of Flight 93 National Memorial, including the Tower of Voices. The tower is set to be dedicated Sunday after about a year of work at the Somerset County park that memorializes the 40 passengers and crew … Read More

Why Are So Many O-6s Behaving So Badly? And Other Military Mischief

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Air Force colonels be freaking out: Here’s an unusual one. The commander of the 60th Air Mobility Wing at Travis Air Force Base got the big heave-ho for alleged financial improprieties. He had been in charge for less a month. An Air Force colonel was arrested after getting rowdy at a Boy George and the … Read More