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Reports: Navy Ship Comfort Plagued by Poor Leadership for Years

Official U.S. Navy file photo of USNS Comfort (T-AH 20)

NORFOLK -- A Navy hospital ship designed to perform humanitarian missions and build goodwill for the United States abroad was plagued by leadership problems in its medical facility for years before it set off to Latin America last spring with a new commanding officer who was put in place just days before leaving Norfolk, investigative reports sh... more

Parris Island Recruit Attacked Comrade, Will Be Separated from Corps

Drill instructors present their new Marines with Eagle, Globe and Anchors during the emblem ceremony Sept. 7, 2013, at the Iwo Jima flag raising statue on Parris Island, S.C. (Photo by Lance Cpl. MaryAnn Hill)

A Parris Island recruit is being separated from the Marine Corps after attacking a fellow recruit whose parents say he was in a wheelchair at the time. The recruit, whom Parris Island officials declined to identify because of an ongoing investigation, was involved in an Easter Sunday incident in the depot's sick bay in which he attacked fellow ... more

Marines Say Helicopters Safe to Fly, Despite 'Challenges'

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The Marine Corps said it grounded its CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters from training in Hawaii for 19 days and pulled them from an Australia deployment after the Jan. 14 crash of two of the big choppers off the North Shore of Oahu killed all 12 aboard. The Corps maintains, however, that the helicopters remain safe to fly. The return to flight... more

18 Sailors Implicated in USS Bainbridge Fireworks, Gambling Scandal

The guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) is assisted by a tug boat as it pulls away from the pier at Naval Station Norfolk. (Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Amber O'Donovan)

An investigation into events that led to the reliefs of the commanding officer, former executive officer and command master chief of the guided missile destroyer USS Bainbridge earlier this month implicated 15 other officers and senior leaders on the ship in the scandal. Cmdr. Sean Rongers, Cmdr. Brandon Murray, and Command Master Chief Richard... more

Discharged Marine Heads to Court over Workplace Bible Verse Posting

Former Lance Cpl. Monifa F. Sterling (Photo: The Becket Fund)

A former Marine discharged more than two years ago for disobeying orders, including that she not post Bible verses at her workstation, will go before the military's highest court next week to argue her religious rights were violated. In challenging the ruling of her court-martial judge, former Lance Cpl. Monifa F. Sterling has garnered ... more

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