He went viral, to the brig and is now leaving the Marines. His family says the Corps failed him
"The worst display of management and leadership I’ve ever seen," Stuart Scheller Sr. said about the Corps dealing with his son, who was fired and is now leaving the Marines after posting a viral video demanding "accountability."news.yahoo.com
Shirtless North Korean soldiers break bricks with their heads, lay on glass and nails for Kim Jong-un
A video of North Korean soldiers — some of them shirtless — performing extreme martial arts for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has gone viral on social media. What’s going on: The performance, which originally aired on North Korean TV, was part of a “self-defense” military exhibition held on Monday.news.yahoo.com
Marine who spoke out about Afghanistan withdrawal says he expects to be jailed
A Marine who claimed he was "relieved from duty" after going viral for criticizing military leadership over the withdrawal from Afghanistan now speculates he might be court-martialed and "will probably do some jail time."news.yahoo.com
Family of Marine killed in Afghanistan slams Biden meeting as scripted, a ‘total disregard' to Marine's death
Biden traveled to Dover, Delaware, on Sunday to attend the dignified transfer of the 13 service members killed in Kabul suicide bombings last week and meet with the families of the fallen.news.yahoo.com
Marine battalion commander calls out senior leaders for Afghanistan failures in viral rant
A Marine officer went viral after he posted a video claiming senior U.S. military and civilian leaders are not "accepting accountability" for the handling of the chaotic troop withdrawal and evacuation in Afghanistan.news.yahoo.com
Extremism in the ranks: Veterans and the insurrection
A surprising number arrested for the January 6th attack on the Capitol are military veterans, whose skill sets were deployed to break through police lines and occupy our seat of government. How is the Pentagon coming to grips with veterans who become radicalized?cbsnews.com
VIDEO: Water Disgrace: Shame Of Seven Plastic Bags Pulled From Rare Turtle Found Dead On A Beach
ALMERÍA, Spain — Marine workers were shocked to discover seven plastic bags in the digestive system of a rare sea turtle found dead in the municipality of Nijar, Almeria, Spain. “We were called by the emergency services about the presence of a dead turtle on the beach,” said Maria Moron, coordinator at the marine animal rescue center, Equinac. The center posted a video of the autopsy showing the green bags being pulled out of the turtle to make people aware of the importance of not using plastic bags. “Plastic bags should be banned, especially in supermarkets where they are still sold despite the plastic problem all over the world,” said Maria. The leatherback sea turtle is considered the most prominent marine turtle globally and reaches lengths of 2.3 meters (7.5 feet) and weights of up to 600 kilograms (1323 pounds).thewestsidegazette.com
Marine commander fired after deadly assault vehicle accident
A U.S. Marine Corps commander was fired Tuesday, March 23, 2021, following an investigation into the sinking of the amphibious assault vehicle that killed nine service members last year. Navy via AP, File)SAN DIEGO – A U.S. Marine Corps commander was fired Tuesday following an investigation into the sinking of an amphibious assault vehicle in the ocean off Southern California that killed nine service members last year. Col. Christopher J. Bronzi was relieved of command of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit by Lt. Gen. Steven R. Rudder, commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, a statement said. Rudder relieved Bronzi “due to a loss of trust and confidence in his ability to command,” the statement said. San Clemente Island, lying about 70 miles (112.6 kilometers) northwest of San Diego, is a training ground for the Marine Corps and Navy.
CBS sitcom "United States of Al" takes on post-war life
Crocker, a former ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan, called on the U.S. to allocate "the resources and the mechanisms to process these cases in three months, not three years." "United States of Al" premieres April 1 at 8:30/7:30c on CBS. This character is astonished by the style of life that's available to him here." This character is astonished by the style of life that's available to him here." For more of Major's conversation with the creative team of "United States of Al," Petraeus and Crocker, download "The Takeout" podcast on Art19, iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify and Stitcher.cbsnews.com
Marine behind viral TikTok describes sexual assault as officials prepare for investigative commission
A Marine who came forward in a viral TikTok video describing her alleged sexual assault now has a website asking others to share their stories. For more than a decade, the Pentagon has vowed to eradicate sexual assault from its ranks, yet allegations are on the rise. Of 7,825 reports of sexual assault in fiscal year 2019, only 363 cases went to trial. In the military's most recent anonymous survey, 64% of women who reported a sexual assault said they experienced retaliation. "I have connected with thousands of men and women who have dealt with Military Sexual Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome stemming from Sexual Assault and Harassment while serving.cbsnews.com
Trump pardons 15, commutes 5 sentences, including GOP allies
He and his allies have discussed a range of other possibilities, including members of Trump's family and his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. Trump also commuted the sentences of five other people, including former Rep. Steve Stockman of Texas. Trump also announced pardons for two people entangled in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Trump has granted about 2% of requested pardons in his single term in office — just 27 before Tuesday's announcement. Bush, another one-term president, granted 10% of requests.
Fever, symptom screening misses many coronavirus cases
(AP Photo/Lolita Baldor)Temperature and COVID-19 symptom checks like the ones used at schools and doctor's offices have again proved inadequate for spotting coronavirus infections and preventing outbreaks. The study, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, has implications for colleges, prisons, meatpacking plants and other places that rely on this sort of screening to detect infections and prevent outbreaks. The recruits were tested for coronavirus when they arrived for the military quarantine and 7 and 14 days afterward. Previously, federal officials said a screening project to check temperatures and symptoms at U.S. airports caught fewer than 15 cases out of 675,000 travelers. A separate study published Wednesday in the New England journal reports on an outbreak last spring on the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt.
Trump insists he's free of virus, ready for campaign trail
In a memo released Saturday night by the White House, Navy Cmdr. The memo did not declare Trump had tested negative for the virus. Biden's campaign said the nominee again tested negative on Saturday for COVID-19. Masks are mandatory outdoors for most people, but the regulations don’t apply on federal land, and the Trump White House has openly flouted them for months. White House officials have declined to answer when Trump last tested negative for the virus before his diagnosis or release detailed information about lung scans taken while Trump was hospitalized.
Trump restarting campaign with White House, Florida events
A Marine is posted outside the West Wing of the White House, signifying the President is in the Oval Office, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in Washington. Trump will address the Saturday group, expected to be at least several hundred supporters, from the White House balcony. Masks are mandatory outdoors for most people, but the regulations don’t apply on federal land, and the Trump White House has openly flouted them for months. The president's White House doctor, Navy Cmdr. Sean Conley, said that means Trump, who has been surrounded by minimal staffing as he works out of the White House residence and the Oval Office, could return to holding events on Saturday.
The Latest: Harris says Breonna Taylor didn't get justice
Addressing criminal justice reform at Wednesday’s vice presidential debate, Harris says a Joe Biden administration would ban chokeholds and require a national registry for police officers who break the law. Vice President Mike Pence was also asked if justice was done in the Taylor case. For several minutes, a fly landed in Vice President Mike Pence’s hair, not moving as he answered questions about racial injustice and whether justice has been done in the death of Breonna Taylor. The vice presidential debate is much more cordial than last week’s raucous presidential debate with frequent interruptions and outbursts. The campaign reported her results on Wednesday, less than 12 hours before she is scheduled to debate Vice President Mike Pence.
Commander of U.S. Army Europe may have been exposed to coronavirus
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. Army commander in Europe may have been exposed to the coronavirus, while a Marine who tested positive for it had been working for a defense agency close to the Pentagon, officials said on Monday. In the case of Lieutenant General Christopher Cavoli, the possible exposure took place during a conference with land force commanders in Europe on Friday in Wiesbaden, Germany. The U.S. Army declined to say who may have exposed Cavoli to the virus inadvertently or whether Farina was at the conference. The Pentagon said seven cases were under investigation and that three active-duty service members so far had tested positive for the virus. Beyond the Marine, they include previously reported cases of a soldier in South Korea and a sailor in Italy.feeds.reuters.com
Mila Debuts on Lincoln Road With a Rooftop Water Garden
Mila, a new restaurant atop a three-story building on Lincoln Road, debuts today with a fusion of Mediterranean and Asian cuisines. A year and a half ago, the couple moved to Miami with the goal of opening a restaurant. A rooftop spot, Mila is an exciting addition to Lincoln Road. In addition to Mila, three other eateries Lobster Shack, Ole Ole Steakhouse, and Gelato Go are expected to open this year. "We became aware of the renewal of Lincoln Road the attempt to bring back locals and build the community around it again and felt there couldn't be a better place to set up shop," Marine says.miaminewtimes.com
Marine deserter accused of murder arrested in Virginia after manhunt
A manhunt for a Marine deserter ended at the Virginia home where he allegedly killed his mother's live-in boyfriend, authorities said. Michael Alexander Brown was on the run for over two weeks before he was arrested without incident Wednesday morning. Authorities believe he shot and killed his mother's boyfriend, Rodney Brown, on November 9. Sheriff Bill Overton Jr. told reporters during a press conference Wednesday that Brown was arrested around 8 a.m. at his mother's home in Hardy, Virginia, outside Roanoke. Overton said the manhunt for Brown covered three states.cbsnews.com
Family, friends remember long and happy life of 'Sam the Marine'
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. - Veterans Day is nearing and the family of a World War II veteran is honoring his life of service. 'Sam the Marine' passed away last weekend at the age of 101. The love story, life story and the life of service to country is told all around Sam Nebesky's apartment. For the boy from the Bronx, his tour as Marine air mechanic in World War II framed his life. He got his own 'Sam the Marine' Day and was honored at a Florida Panthers game and a Miami Dolphins game.
Dying veteran reunites with beloved dog for final time
The 69-year-old was hospitalized in Albuquerque, New Mexico, before being transferred to a nearby VA hospice facility. (CNN) - When a veteran was admitted to hospice care last week, he had only one last wish: to say goodbye to his beloved dog, Patch. The 69-year-old was hospitalized in Albuquerque, New Mexico, before being transferred to a nearby VA hospice facility. Because Vincent has no family in the area, his 6-year-old Yorkshire Terrier mix was taken to Albuquerque's Animal Welfare Department. A palliative care social worker called and told Ricci that Vincent didn't have much time left -- maybe just a few days.
Toby Keith, vets' group give wounded Marine all-terrain wheelchair
(CNN) - Before Toby Keith took the stage for his concert in Pittsburgh, he had a special gift for retired Marine Corporal Brandon Rumbaugh. After being fitted with a prosthetic he told CNN in 2012 that he worked hard for two years to beat the odds and walk again. Rumbaugh told CNN affiliate WPXI he wanted this type of wheelchair because it will allow him to be more active outdoors and play with his six-month-old daughter. The Independence Fund, a nonprofit that assists wounded veterans, teamed up with Keith to give Rumbaugh the $16,000 wheelchair, along with backstage passes and a meet and greet with the singer. The Marine enjoyed the concert from the side of the stage and even joined Keith onstage during his performance of "American Soldier."
Miami looks at creating another Dinner Key mooring field
Miami looks at creating another Dinner Key mooring fieldWritten by John Charles Robbins on July 9, 2019AdvertisementAs the City of Miami moves ahead on long-awaited repairs and improvements at the citys Dinner Key Marina, another contractor is poised to be hired to build an adjacent mooring facility. The work includes furnishing all materials, labor, services, supplies, goods, and equipment to construct a 25-vessel mooring field offshore from Dinner Key Marina. Dinner Key Marina was damaged by Hurricane Irma in September 2017, impacting about 60% of the dockage. City staff said that at the start of 2017 about 580 vessels were docked there, with about 250 recorded there in early 2018. City staff worked for months to prepare the request for proposals, which was issued Nov. 7, 2018.miamitodaynews.com
Witness in murder trial of Navy SEAL says he didn't see any stab wounds
Giorgio Kirylo, who was deployed in Mosul with Gallagher in 2017, testified that he did not see stab wounds on the ISIS detainee's neck. Kirylo testified he moved the body, after medical efforts failed, to take a "trophy photo." Last week, Special Operator First Class Corey Scott, a medic in Gallagher's deployment, testified that he was the one who killed the ISIS prisoner, not Gallagher. Ealier this week, Navy SEAL Special Operations Chief Craig Miller testified he saw Gallagher stab the wounded fighter "on the right side of his neck, toward the jugular vein." Another witness said he saw Gallagher stab the prisoner under the collarbone but didn't see any blood.
Purple Heart veteran surprised with a home of his own
More than 67,000 homeless Americans are veterans and more than 968,000 veterans lived in poverty in the last year. "They didn't really give us much time to teach us how to come back to this world," he said. Kevin Palacios HandoutBut the life of the single father and Purple Heart recipient, who was injured twice by IED blasts in Afghanistan, changed with just a few words. I've always dreamt, I like dreamt for this," Palacios said. A dream since childhood, Palacios walked into his own home for the first time.cbsnews.com
What can be done to stop wave of violence?
A teenager killed nine people at a busy shopping district in Munich Friday, before turning the gun on himself. The shooting bookends a week which began with a former Marine opening fire and killing three police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Ron Hosko, a former assistant director at the FBI, joins ''CBS This Morning: Saturday' to discuss the ongoing threat in Europe and here at home and the "shared responsibility" to prevent the attacks.cbsnews.com
Japanese protest U.S. bases in Okinawa after woman's death
The U.S. military in Japan faces new protests after an American Marine veteran is accused of murdering a young Japanese woman. Tens of thousands of Japanese rallied Sunday on the island of Okinawa, calling for the removal or reduction of the military bases there. Okinawans insist they're not anti-American, but many are against American bases, and their grievances date back to the end of World War II. Adriana Diaz reports.cbsnews.com
Former Marine helps dozens escape Orlando nightclub attack
We have new details of heroism among the survivors of the Orlando attack. People who escaped Pulse nightclub Sunday morning and helped carry victims to safety are sharing their experiences. Mark Strassmann spoke with Imran Yousuf, whose Marine training and quick thinking may have prevented a much bigger tragedy.cbsnews.com