Get Task & Purpose in your inbox
Corps Identifies Marine Who Died After Shooting At Marine Barracks Washington
The Marine who was shot and killed at Marine Barracks Washington on Tuesday has been identified as Lance Cpl. Riley S. Kuznia, 20, of Karlstad, Minnesota, Corps officials have announced.
The gunshot wound that killed Kuznia was not self-inflicted, said Gunnery Sgt. John Jackson, a spokesman for Marine Barracks Washington, who offered no further information about how the shooting happened.
"The incident itself is still under investigation, so at this point that's really all the details that I can confirm, but I can confirm it was not a self-inflicted gunshot wound," said Jackson, who declined to say if another Marine has been arrested in connection with Kuznia's death.
His mother Markelle Kuznia told the Associated Press on Wednesday that the Marine Corps has not explained to her how her son died.
She said her son joined the Marine Corps in 2017 and planned to marry his high school girlfriend.
"He just wanted to serve. Ever since he was little, he talked about being a solider," she told the AP.
Kuznia served as a team leader for the Guard Company at Marine Barracks Washington, a base news release said. His military awards include Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.
"We are truly saddened by this terrible loss," Col. Don Tomich, commander of the Marine installation, said in a news release. "Riley was a highly driven and goal-oriented Marine whose positive attitude set the example here at the barracks. Our thoughts and prayers are with Riley's family and friends, and our priority continues to be taking care of them during this tragic time."
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Defense has released some information on its revamped approach to vetting and security concerns for foreign military students in the United States.
Some initial information came Friday, a few days before Secretary of Defense Mark Esper's visit to Naval Air Station Pensacola to discuss new vetting and security procedures with installation leadership.
The DoD began its review of those procedures following the Dec. 6 shooting at NAS Pensacola that left three people dead and eight others injured. The gunman, 21-year-old Saudi lieutenant Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, a flight student, was fatally shot by an Escambia County sheriff's deputy.
In a Galaxy — err, I mean, on a military base far, far away, soldiers are standing in solidarity with galactic freedom fighters.
Sitting at the top of an Army press release from March 2019, regarding the East Africa Response Force's deployment to Gabon, the photo seems, at first glance, just like any other: Soldiers on the move.
But if you look closer at the top right, you'll find something spectacular: A Rebel Alliance flag.
Three sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower have been charged in connection with the Dec. 17 brawl at a holiday party in Norfolk, Virginia, that was caught on video.
DUBAI (Reuters) - An Iranian lawmaker offered a $3 million reward to anyone who killed U.S. President Donald Trump and said Iran could avoid threats if it had nuclear arms, ISNA news agency reported on Tuesday amid Tehran's latest standoff with Washington.
U.S. disarmament ambassador Robert Wood dismissed the reward as "ridiculous", telling reporters in Geneva it showed the "terrorist underpinnings" of Iran's establishment.
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Swiss officials foiled an apparent spying operation by Russians posing as plumbers in Davos, site of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting, a newspaper reported on Tuesday, but police did not confirm key details of the account.
The report in the Tages-Anzeiger newspaper said the two Russians were checked by Swiss police in August last year in the ski resort, which is hosting the WEF gathering of the global business and political elite this week. The pair presented diplomatic passports and left the country, the paper said.