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One Marine dead, six injured in vehicle rollover at Camp Pendleton
One Marine died and six others were injured after a light armored vehicle rolled over during training at Camp Pendleton on Thursday morning, 1st Marine Division has announced.
The accident involving Marines with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion happened at around 9 a.m.
"This is a tragic event and our thoughts are with the family, friends, and unit at this difficult time," 1st Lt. Cameron Edinburgh, a division spokesman, said in a statement.
Per Department of Defense policy, the identity of the deceased Marine is being withheld pending official notification of his or her family. The division said six Marines were taken to a local hospital but "were not seriously injured."
The incident is under investigation.
The Pentagon has identified the two soldiers were killed in combat in Afghanistan on Wednesday as members of U.S. Army Special Forces.
Master Sgt. Luis F. DeLeon-Figueroa, 31, and Master Sgt. Jose J. Gonzalez, 35, both died in Faryab Province from wounds sustained from small arms fire, the Pentagon said in a press release. The incident is under investigation.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted on Thursday of possible Israeli involvement in attacks against Iranian-linked targets in Iraq.
A series of blasts in the past few weeks have hit weapon depots and bases belonging to paramilitary groups in Iraq, many of them backed by Israel's regional foe Iran. The groups blamed the United States and Israel for the blasts on Wednesday.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday that will make it easier for permanently disabled veterans to have their student loan debt forgiven.
Physical fitness tests were briefly suspended earlier this week and outdoor cardio testing will be curtailed for the remainder of the summer at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, after an airman died Saturday. She had completed her PT test on Friday.
Navy Secretary Richard Spencer has expanded a review of the Judge Advocate General Corps to include the Marine Corps, a Navy spokesman said on Thursday.
"There is value in applying this review and its subsequent recommendations across the Department of the Navy," Cmdr. Jereal Dorsey told Task & Purpose. "The review's purpose is to confirm the uniformed legal community is structurally and organizationally sound and best supporting the good order and discipline our integrated naval force."