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I went down a rabbit hole chasing a rumor about a Marine who tried to set the battalion HQ on fire. Here's what I found out
Earlier this month a tip landed in the inbox for Task & Purpose's Facebook page claiming that a Marine at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, allegedly set fire to an infantry battalion's headquarters.
"And it was intentional," wrote the tipster. "And it apparently is because of op tempo and being annoyed with their command."
A contingent of roughly 400 Marines are headed home from Syria after three months of providing fire support to U.S.-backed Kurdish and Syrian Arab Forces who battled Islamic State fighters in the militant group’s former capital.
A Marine Raider who sprinted through enemy fire to man an exposed shooting position in the back of an open truck and successfully broke an ambush by ISIS militants in Iraq was awarded the military’s third highest award for valor on Oct. 30.
Kevin Scott, a Marine colonel on TAD to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, was among the 300 individuals arrested over the weekend in a massive human-trafficking and prostitution sting orchestrated by the Polk County Sheriff's Office and officially named — no, really, — "Operation No Tricks, No Treats."
It’s official: The Marine Corps is adding a fourth phase to recruit training. In an Oct. 12 video, the service briefly laid out its plans for the new two-week phase a week after Task & Purpose first reported that the plan was under consideration.
The Marine Corps Commandant, Gen. Robert Neller, wants a sci-fi-inspired holodeck so he can war where no one has warred before, reports Marine Corps Times.