Navy Marines Gearing Up for Space Warfare

SPACE SYMPOSIUM NEWS: Navy, Marines Gearing Up for Space Warfare. For more than 200 years, the United States Navy has been tasked with protecting U.S. maritime interests. Now, the sea service and its Marine brethren must do more to prepare for space warfare, officials said Aug. 26 during a panel at the annual Space Symposium.
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150 more Marines go to Haiti to aid in disaster relief

More Marines headed to Haiti to provide humanitarian assistance in the wake of a 7.2 magnitude earthquake on Aug. 14 that destroyed thousands of homes and affected millions of people. The Corps has sent in 150 Marines from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 266, based out of Marine Corps Air Station...
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11 Marines killed in Thursday attack in Afghanistan, Marine Corps confirms

Eleven Marines were killed in a Thursday attack on Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul Afghanistan, the Marine Corps confirmed Friday afternoon. It increases the official Marine Corps death toll, which was at 10 Marines and reported Thursday evening by Marine Corps officials. Marine Corps Times has not yet confirmed...

U.S. Troops Among Those Killed in Attacks on Kabul Airport

U.S. troops are among the dead following two suicide bomb attacks on crowds struggling to get into the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul on Thursday, according to a statement from the Pentagon. “We can confirm that a number of U.S. service members were killed in today’s complex attack at...

Jacksonville remembering Marines, corpsman killed in Kabul

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Jacksonville is reacting to the deaths of a dozen Marines and a Navy corpsman this morning at the airport in Kabul. City officials late this afternoon are placing a wreath at the Freedom Fountain in downtown Jacksonville in honor of their memory. The Pentagon has not...

Wentzville man among 13 Marines killed in Afghanistan

ST. LOUIS – One of the Marines killed in yesterday’s suicide bombings in Afghanistan is from Wentzville. KMOX talked with the father of 20-year-old Lance Corporal Jared Schmitz. Mark Schmitz told KMOX the Marines notified his family about 2:40 a.m. about his son’s death. Schmitz was deployed to Afghanistan from...

Camp Geiger Marines take part in new training course

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WITN) -WITN got an up-close look Friday at a new course at Camp Lejeune that aims to train Marines in smaller groups. In previous years, there would be up to 80 Marines in a platoon. But now, only 14 Marines will be paired with an instructor during the 14-week course.
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Kabul airport attack kills 60 Afghans, 13 U.S. troops

KABUL, Afghanistan - Two suicide bombers and gunmen attacked crowds of Afghans flocking to Kabul's airport Thursday, transforming a scene of desperation into one of horror in the waning days of an airlift for those fleeing the Taliban takeover. The attacks killed at least 60 Afghans and 13 U.S. troops, Afghan and U.S. officials said.