Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force 16.2 recently conducted riot control training to better react as a group with non-lethal weapons. The training took place on the non-lethal weapons range at the Mihal Kogălniceanu airbase in Romania in late August. According to the Marines: The Marines can use this training in partner nation multilateral training with partner nations in the Black Sea, Balkan and Caucasus regions designed to enhance participants’ collective professional military capacity, promote…"VIDEO: Black Sea Rotational Force Marines Conduct Riot Training"
Dash cam video has been released of a police officer intentionally running over a woman who was a suspect in multiple recent shootings. The suspect, Madison Dickson, also opened fire on officers during Saturday’s fatal incident. Dickson was suspected in the shooting of a man in a vehicle last week. It’s not known if she was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the shooting. Dickson was also allegedly involved in a theft…"Video released of suspect wanted in multiple shootings run over by police (graphic content)"
A group of veterans in Texas were surprised to find out a man, whom they thought was a Marine veteran was really a wanted criminal who never served. Dustin Batson -an eight year Marine Corps veteran- was approached by David Roberson who was asking for financial help from “fellow veterans.” Baston owns a local restaurant in College Station and said it was not uncommon for veterans to seek him out for employment, so he did…"Veterans track down, arrest fake vet after they find out he’s actually a sex offender"
Absent Without Leave for more than 45 years, an elderly man is under arrest in Ocala, Fla. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect, who has been living as 65-year-old William Robertson, is actually 75-year-old Linley Lemburg, who has been listed as AWOL from the Air Force since 1972. Lemburg’s charade crumbled Tuesday when his home was surrounded by marked, and unmarked, law-enforcement vehicles and residents discovered Lemburg — aka Robertson — was accused…"Man arrested in Florida after going AWOL from military 45 years ago"
Marine Lance Corporal Travis Fannin was granted leave just in time to come home for his brother, Reese Cryer’s graduation. With help from Randall High School’s principal, Steve Williams, LCPL Fannin also got to sneak on stage to present Reese with his diploma. soruces http://welcomehomeblog.com"Marine returns from Kuwait for his brother’s graduation"
On a night the Stars honored war veterans, Ryan “Birdman” Parrott, former Navy SEAL and founder and president of Birds Eye View Project, escorted a service dog down to the ice by rappelling down from the top of the American Airlines Center. Once safely on the ground, Parrott presented Patty to Cary Flatt, a U.S. Army Special Forces Green who survived a gunshot wound to the head while serving in Afghanistan. With Patty to help…"Service dog rappels from stadium rafters for special delivery to wounded Green Beret vet"
NORTHERN TERRITORY, Australia – Marines with Marine Rotational Force-Darwin’s Forward Coordination Element and 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment’s advanced party arrived in the Northern Territory March 14 for this year’s MRF-D. During their first week, the Marines became acquainted with customs and courtesies relative to the Australian military as well as local wildlife. Speakers from both the Australian Defence Force and the U.S. Marine Corps gave presentations detailing information that Marines will need to know…"Marines head down under for Marine Rotational Force Darwin"
Marines and sailors with the Chemical Biological Incident Response Force based at Indian Head, Maryland, traveled to Guardian Centers, a training facility in Perry, Georgia, to participate in Exercise Scarlet Response 2017. Scarlet Response is an annual exercise with a focus on developing the skills of the elements of CBIRF while integrating with each other in simulated disaster scenarios. The exercise, held March 20-25, is the largest annual event for CBIRF, and it tests the…"Marines and sailors hold chemical, biological response exercise"
Retired Marine Lance Cpls. Matias Ferreira (left) and Josh Wege (center), both bilateral below-knee amputees and members of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team, sit in their team dugout and watch fellow teammates compete during a game against Honolulu Veterans Affairs at the Central Oahu Softball Complex in Waipahu, Hawaii, Jan. 9, 2013. Ferreira, 23, from Atlanta, lost parts of his legs after he stepped on an improvised explosive device in Musa Qaleh, Afghanistan, Jan.…"Double amputee Marine Vet graduating from police academy will be the nation’s first"
American warships were “harassed” by Iranian forces in the Strait of Hormuz, according to US Navy commanders, who said the Iranians had their weapons uncovered, manned, and armed. It comes amid already tense relations between Tehran and Washington. The incident occurred on Tuesday as a US-led, five-vessel flotilla, which included the aircraft carrier ‘USS George H.W. Bush’, passed through the waters on its way to the Arabian Gulf. According to the commanders, the flotilla was…"US warships ‘harassed’ by Iranian forces in Strait of Hormuz – navy commanders"