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United States Marine Corps: Amphibious warfare branch of the United States Armed Forces
The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting expeditionary and amphibious operations with the United States Navy as well as the Army and Air Force. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.


Second deadly accident this week involving service members on training exercise

CBS News has confirmed there's been a second deadly accident this week involving service members on a training exercise. Marine Pfc. Christian Bautista, 21, was killed Sunday when a vehicle he was in..
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"Shooting Ghosts" authors on overcoming traumas of war

Retired U.S. Marine Sergeant Thomas "TJ" Brennan and award-winning combat photographer Finbarr O'Reilly discuss their time at war and coming home
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Videos for United States Marine Corps

U.S. Marines Get Advanced Bomb Suit [Video]U.S. Marines Get Advanced Bomb Suit

This advanced bomb suit is being rolled out to the Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF).

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U.S. troops will be sent to Saudi Arabia -Pentagon [Video]U.S. troops will be sent to Saudi Arabia -Pentagon

U.S. President Donald Trump has approved sending American troops to bolster Saudi Arabia's air defenses after Saturday's attacks on the kingdom's oil facilities, which Washington has blamed on Iran,..

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On Norway's icy border with Russia, unease over military buildup

Under a soft winter sun in northern Norway, U.S. Marines train in the ice and snow as they learn how to fight in the freezing cold.
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"The Secret Life of Muslims": An education

From producer Josh Seftel comes this story of Richard McKinney, a former U.S. Marine who plotted to blow up an Islamic Center in Muncie, Ind., and through an unusual turn of events ended up in a place..
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General Jim Mattis on war and Trump

General James Mattis served more than 40 years in the Marines, much of it commanding troops in battle. But he almost didn't make it to boot camp. In this extensive two-part interview, he talks with..
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Former Marine Dakota Meyer tries new PTSD treatment

To treat his PTSD, the Medal of Honor recipient turns to an injection in his neck. "60 Minutes" first met Meyer in 2011.
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Russia charges imprisoned American Paul Whelan with espionage

Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine who was detained while visiting Russia, has reportedly been charged with espionage. Former Acting CIA Director Michael Morell spoke to "Red and Blue" about the case..
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Marine Veteran Is Deported to El Salvador

Jose Segovia-Benitez, who has been convicted of several felonies, was sent out of the United States this week and is now in hiding in El Salvador, his lawyer said.
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Ex-U.S. Marine accused of spying in Russia says guard threatened him with gun: Ifax

A former U.S. Marine held in Russia on suspicion of spying said on Thursday that a prison guard had forced him to his knees in custody and that he had been threatened with a gun, the Interfax news..
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Stem Cell Fraud, Marine Brothers, Most Expensive Food

The Internet is full of websites selling unproven stem cell treatments for incurable illnesses; Also, Marines call each other "brother," but in the Lone Star Battalion, there are five actual sets of..
CBS News - Published

Marines say soldier in Iwo Jima photo was misidentified – again

In 2016, the Marines corrected the identity of another man in the photo after historians raised questions
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Marine Corps admits misidentifying another WWII hero in iconic, flag-raising Iwo Jima photo

Three historians using film footage from Mount Suribachi identified one of the six flag-raisers as Cpl. Harold 'Pie' Keller - not Pfc. Rene Gagnon.
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A Second Man in Iwo Jima Flag Photo Was Misidentified, Marine Corps Says

The Marine Corps said in 2016 that another man in the famous photograph had been misidentified.
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Marine sneaks up on mom at breakfast

When Theresa Nye Davis' coworker stopped talking to her, she thought something was wrong. Turns out her coworker had a huge secret to keep and it involved her son, USMC Corporal Sean Davis.  
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A Marine went missing in Arizona. He was found five days later at a rest stop in Texas

Lance Cpl. Job Wallace was found safe in Texas late Saturday evening. Officials didn't elaborate on Wallace's disappearance.
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Camp Pendleton Marines charged for alleged human smuggling

The Marine Corps said none of those charged were assigned to military support along the southwest border
CBS News - Published

The Queen's Guards try not to faint as temperatures soar

All soldiers are prone to fainting in the heat, even the U.S. Marines. It's such a problem, the British Army is funding research on how to prevent it. Elizabeth Palmer explains.
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Former Marine carries fellow veteran who lost legs 14 miles up mountain

John Nelson hiked 14 miles to the top of Mount Timpanogos in Utah over the weekend, with Jonathon Blank strapped to his back. Nelson and Blank served in the same special operations unit of the Marine..
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Hurricane Dorian expected to reach Cat 3; The bond between U.S. Marines.
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Veteran carries fellow Marine with no legs up a mountain

Jonathon Blank lost his legs when a hidden bomb exploded during a 2010 mission
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Russia extends detention of ex-U.S. Marine accused of spying

A court on Friday extended by two months the pre-trial detention of a former U.S. Marine who has been held in Russia on suspicion of spying since December and who accused Moscow prison authorities of..
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U.S. man accused of spying by Russia says he was hurt in prison

A former U.S. Marine held in Russia on suspicion of spying said on Friday that prison authorities in Moscow had injured him, as a court ruled to extend his detention by two months.
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Ex-U.S. Marine held by Russia in spy case says prison authorities hurt him: Interfax

A former U.S. Marine held in Russia on suspicion of spying said on Friday that prison authorities in Moscow have hurt him, Interfax news agency reported.
Reuters - Published

Beer and brotherhood unite Marines at gravesite

The Marines of 2nd Battalion, 4th Regiment established a tradition where every Memorial Day, they gather to celebrate and remember the lives of their fallen brothers.  
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U.S. commander says cracks in Asian alliances a worry amid North Korea, China threats

The commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps said on Wednesday any crack in alliances in Asia that helped counter threats from North Korea and China were a worry as a spat between Japan and South Korea..
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Marines commandant says U.S. shares view with Japan, South Korea on regional threats

The commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps said on Wednesday the United States, Japan and South Korea shared a common view of the threat posed by North Korea and the long-term threat to stability from..
Reuters - Published

A Marine colonel's widow fights for the truth behind his 2008 death

A Marine colonel is fatally wounded in Iraq; authorities say it was a suicide, but his wife says it was murder and she is determined to prove it
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A look at the evidence: Two experts disagree on how Col. Michael Stahlman died

On July 31, 2008, Marine Col. Michael Stahlman was found in his quarters in Iraq with a gunshot wound to the head. Mark Reynolds, later hired by the investigating agency NCIS, says the science points..
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The Man Who Wrote the Guidebook for Civilian Bomb-Squad Technicians

At War talked to Tom Gersbeck, a retired Marine Corps bomb-disposal officer, who recently published the second edition of his book, “Practical Military Ordnance Identification.”
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Spaceport America, police cat, Superdome plan: News from around our 50 states

Tennessee startup tries honey patches to heal wounds, female Marine becomes first to pilot F-35 in South Carolina, and more
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U.S. Marine killed in Iraq identified

The Department of Defense (DOD) identified on Sunday the U.S. service member who died during an Iraqi Security Force (IFS) mission as Gunnery Sergeant Scott A. Koppenhafer, 35, of Mancos, Colorado.
Reuters - Published

U.S. Marines 'likely' to enter Venezuela, says socialist party No. 2

Venezuelan Socialist Party Vice President Diosdado Cabello on Saturday said U.S. Marines will "likely" enter the South American country, a week after a confrontation between aircraft belonging to the..
Reuters - Published

Arrest of Marines Suspected of Smuggling Migrants Points to a Lucrative Trade

Stepped-up border enforcement may have had an unintended effect: pushing up smuggling fees and attracting atypical players to the trade.
NYTimes.com - Published

16 Marines arrested in human smuggling investigation

An investigation into Marines accused of helping smuggle migrants into the United States led to the arrest of 16 of their fellow Marines at California's Camp Pendleton, just north of the U.S.-Mexico..
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What we know about the arrest of 16 Marines on human smuggling, drug charges

The arrest of 16 Marines at Camp Pendleton is related to an two earlier arrests on human smuggling charges.
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Marines arrested after human smuggling investigation; Do you know this goat?
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Behind the dramatic arrest of 16 Marines: "It's a shock to the system"

Marines were made to line up in morning formation, then were arrested in front of their own unit for offenses that ranged from human smuggling to drug-related activities
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Eye Opener: Mass arrest of U.S. Marines

A human smuggling investigation leads to the dramatic arrest of 16 Marines at Camp Pendleton. Also, a California man is under arrest, accused of killing two family members before going on a deadly..
CBS News - Published

Sixteen U.S. Marines arrested on suspicion of human trafficking

Sixteen U.S. Marines were arrested on Thursday at their base in Southern California on suspicion of drug-related offenses and the smuggling of undocumented migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border, U.S...
Reuters - Published

16 Marines arrested on base for alleged involvement in human smuggling, drug offenses

The U.S. Marine Corps said the 16 Marines were arrested during morning battalion formation at Camp Pendleton in San Diego County.
USATODAY.com - Published

16 Marines in California Are Charged With Human Smuggling

The Marines are suspected of smuggling undocumented immigrants into the U.S., but a spokesman said he did not have information on the details of the alleged operations.
NYTimes.com - Published

Sixteen U.S. Marines arrested for alleged involvement in 'illegal activities'

Sixteen U.S. Marines were arrested on Thursday for their alleged involvement in illegal activities including human smuggling and drug-related offenses, the U.S. military said.
Reuters - Published

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