Editor's Note: This article by Gina Harkins originally appeared on Military.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community.

The commanding officer of logistics support battalion based in Japan was removed from his job on Monday amid an ongoing investigation.

Lt. Col. Jeremy Davis, who led 3rd Transportation Support Battalion in Okinawa, was relieved by Brig. Gen. Keith Reventlow "due to a loss of trust and confidence," Marine officials announced on Tuesday. Reventlow is commanding general of 3rd Marine Logistics Group, Davis' parent command.

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Emerson College student Daniel Hollis

A United States Marine was allegedly involved in the death of Emerson College student Daniel Hollis, who sustained irreparable brain injuries during a fight in Allston last month, according to the Marine Corps.

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Task & Purpose

I don't always drop everything to spend a few hours with a short, squat Marine, but when I do, you can bet it's for Chesty.

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As military weaponry has advanced, the viability of amphibious assault against a defended beachhead isn't what it used to be. Unlike World War II and the Korean War, modern defenses are bristling with guided missile systems, thermobaric weaponry, and radar-guided machine gun batteries, among other lethal armaments. If the opening sequence of Saving Private Ryan captured the carnage of the most successful large-scale amphibious assault in history, it's 2014 military science fiction yarn Live. Die. Repeat. that reveals its modern shortfalls.

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Sometimes you end up drawing the short straw when it comes to military assignment locations. Perhaps you parked in the admin NCO’s parking spot. Maybe your quirky office prank on the executive officer went horribly wrong. But whatever the reason, you are going to be PCSing to one of these horrible hotspots, which are all so bad you’ll wish you were in Kuwait. 

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Just in time for National Puppy Day, Chesty XV, the next Marine Corps mascot, made a special appearance at the Marine Corps barracks at 8th and I, in Washington, D.C.

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