An American power company announced this week that it disconnected Chinese-manufactured batteries from Camp Lejeune after lawmakers raised concerns to the Pentagon about security. On Friday, Duke Energy told Military.com that it disconnected the lithium batteries produced by the company CATL from the North Carolina installation’s energy infrastructure after “some concerns about this project” were raised — mostly by Republican
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With the first cases claiming harm from Camp Lejeune contamination to be heard soon in court, the public has yet to see the results of a landmark study of cancers among thousands exposed to tainted water at the Marine Corps base from the 1950s to the 1980s, despite the study wrapping up months ago. The comprehensive “cancer incidence study” launched
A former Marine has pleaded guilty to firebombing a Planned Parenthood in California while he was on active duty and stationed at Camp Pendleton as part of a case authorities labeled “domestic extremism,” according to the Justice Department. Chance Brannon, 24, an ex-corporal, pleaded guilty Thursday to four total counts, according to the Department of Justice: conspiracy, malicious destruction of
A Marine Recruiter’s ‘Grooming’ of a Teenage Recruit Led to an Investigation. The Family Says He’s Still Terrorizing Them.
Editor’s Note: This article contains references to sexual assault. The Marine Corps recruiter showed up at the young recruit’s door twice in one hour, according to the police report. On that hot Texas summer day, the woman, just a few months past 18, was not home. Her parents were. The doorbell rang two times, and they called 911 after the
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Alec Baldwin didn’t have to pay anything to resolve a $25 million lawsuit filed by family members of a Marine killed in Afghanistan after the actor chastised them on social media over the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Baldwin’s attorney said. U.S. Southern District of New York Judge Edgardo Ramos in August dismissed the
The Marine Corps Tried to Redesign Its Physical Training Uniform. After 3 Years, It’s Abandoning the Project.
The Marine Corps has ended a plan to revamp its physical fitness uniform, according to the service. The initiative lasted nearly three years but produced no new uniform. In 2020, the service set out to redesign the trunks and undershirt that make up the Marine Corps warm weather physical training uniform, or PTU. The first prototype of the uniform kept
Sailors, Marines Assigned to Ships in Dry Dock Can Now Refuse Nonjudicial Punishment, Navy Announces
A new Navy policy gives sailors and Marines assigned to ships in dry dock or maintenance the right to refuse nonjudicial punishments when they are accused of violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice by their commanders. Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro announced in an administrative note last week that he is clarifying and loosening the rules around a
A group of Marines in their dress blues caught on video brawling with civilians outside a nightclub in Austin, Texas’ bustling entertainment district are not currently facing any punishment, according to the service. Video posted on YouTube shows a confrontation that quickly escalated between a group of men and the uniformed Marines among the crowds in the busy bar and
The commandant of the Marine Corps made his first public-facing appearance Tuesday since being sidelined by a cardiac arrest last month. In a video address to Marines posted on Instagram, Gen. Eric Smith, the top Marine officer, assured them that he is recovering and is “still in the fight.” Smith collapsed near his home in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 29