There's no one path to military service. For some, it's a lifelong goal, for others, it's a choice made in an instant.
For 27-year-old Marine Pvt. Atiqullah Assadi, who graduated from Marine Corps bootcamp on July 12, the decision to enlist was the culmination of a journey that began when he and his family were forced to flee their home in Afghanistan.
A Marine with Joint Special Operations Command is being investigated for tweeting that people who complained about tanks being part of a July 4th event in Washington, D.C., should kill themselves.
"Here's to any complaints about tanks and a [middle finger] to anyone who says anything about PTSD!" Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kevin Ennett wrote in response to a post from the Marine Corps' official account wishing Marines a happy Independence Day.
"Happy 4th. Blow your fingers off, get black out drunk, engage in risky behavior that offends snow flakes. If you die, then you didn't deserve to live! If you wine, hurry and become a '22' statistic today!"
Ennett's also included a hashtag that called Democrats "treasonous." He subsequently deleted the tweet.
What would it take to transform U.S. infantry into a higher-caliber force modeled after the elite 75th Ranger Regiment? For starters, find recruits in their mid-20s and offer them $250,000 bonuses and a $60,000-a-year salary.
Thousands of motorcyclists from New Hampshire and surrounding states took to the roads Saturday to honor and remember seven people, five of them Marines, who died in a horrific crash on June 21 in Randolph.
As bikes roared into the Gulf service station on 28-Bypass in Manchester Saturday morning, Steve Allison, one of the organizers of the Ride for the Fallen 7 to benefit the families of those killed, said he was overwhelmed by the response. He didn't know many of the riders who turned out, but he said, "These people are my family."
A military appeals court on Monday dismissed the conviction of a Marine colonel who had been found guilty of child sexual abuse in 2017.
Col. Daniel H. Wilson, who was sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison and dismissal from the Marine Corps after being convicted in Sept. 2017, will now potentially face a re-sentencing hearing after the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals concluded that the charge of sexual abuse was "legally and factually insufficient," wrote senior judge Navy Cmdr. Angela J. Tang.
Two other appeals court judges concurred with the conclusion.