A newlywed Camp Pendleton Marine and his wife are short — really short — on rent money after a woman stole thousands in checks from the couple and cashed them at a series of Walmart stores in Southern California.
The three MoneyGrams, worth more than $2,000, were stolen from the mailbox at the Hampton Pointe Apartments leasing office in February, according to an ABC News affiliate in San Diego. Checks from several nearby apartment complexes were also swiped.
Police are searching for a woman who was spotted on security cameras at two different Walmart stores, one in San Bernadino and another in Highland, where she cashed the checks the same day they were stolen, according to a Fox News affiliate in Los Angeles.
Dashcam footage from a freeway commuter shows the moment a pilot ejected from an F-16 military jet last week, releasing a parachute before the aircraft slammed into a Riverside County, California warehouse.
Several members of the Marine Corps' famous Silent Drill Platoon were kicked out of the service or punished by their command after someone reported witnessing them using a training rifle to strike someone.
Three Marines have been discharged in the last 60 days and two others lost a rank after the Naval Criminal Investigative Service began looking into hazing allegations inside the revered unit that performs at public events around the world.
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian M. Wilbur.)
Defense officials will brief President Donald Trump's national security team on a plan that involves sending 5,000 more troops to the Middle East to deter Iran, Task & Purpose has learned.
So far, no decisions have been made about whether to send the reinforcements to the region, unnamed U.S. officials told CNN's Barbara Starr.
"The military capabilities being discussed include sending additional ballistic missile defense systems, Tomahawk cruise missiles on submarines, and surface ships with land attack capabilities for striking at a long range," CNN reports. "Specific weapons systems and units have not been identified."
The thousands of sailors, Coasties and Marines who descend on New York City every year for Fleet Week are an awesome sight to behold on their own, but this year's confab of U.S. service members includes a uniquely powerful homecoming as well.