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A Marine Recruit In San Diego Died After A Medical Emergency
A Marine recruit who experienced an unspecified medical emergency during boot camp in San Diego has died, Corps officials announced on Sunday.
The recruit, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at 11:43 am on Sunday at an off-base medical facility, according to the recruit depot. A drill instructor responded to the recruit’s medical emergency around midnight on March 24, giving him CPR until the first responders arrived.
Medical officials are determining how the recruit died, a recruit depot news release says. Although it is unknown what caused the recruit’s medical emergency, he was being monitored due to “ongoing physical health issues.”
“Supporting the recruit's family is our top priority and we continue to work closely with them during this most difficult time,” Brig. Gen. William Jurney, commanding general of the recruit depot, said in a news release.
2 years after the Fitzgerald and McCain collisions, the Navy has no idea if its new ship-driving training is working
Two years after a pair of deadly collisions involving Navy ships killed 17 sailors and caused hundreds of millions of dollars of damage, the Navy still can't figure out whether its plan to improve ship-driving training has been effective.
In fact, according to senior Navy officials quoted in a recent Government Accountability Office report on Navy ship-driving, it could take nearly 16 years or more to know if the planned changes will actually have an impact.
The command chief of the 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, was removed from his position last month after his chain of command received evidence he disrespected his subordinates.
An Air Force private housing company faked its maintenance records to get millions of dollars in bonuses
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - A U.K. company that provides housing to U.S. military families came under official investigation earlier this year, after Reuters disclosed it had faked maintenance records to pocket performance bonuses at an Oklahoma Air Force base.
At the time, Balfour Beatty Communities said it strove to correctly report its maintenance work. It blamed any problems on a sole former employee at the Oklahoma base.
Now, Reuters has found that Balfour Beatty employees systematically doctored records in a similar scheme at a Texas base.
The Air Force is urging airmen to avoid using any products with cannabidiol oil, also known as CBD oil. Why? Because products with CBD oil can make airmen test positive during a urine test for the presence of marijuana, which is still illegal under federal law.
The Air Force announcement comes three months after the Department of Defense reminded service members that CBD use is "completely forbidden."