WASHINGTON — A man targeted by right-wing conspiracy theories about the U.S. Capitol riot was sentenced on Tuesday to a year of probation for joining the Jan. 6, 2021, attack by a mob of fellow Donald Trump supporters. Ray Epps, a former Arizona resident who was driven into hiding by death threats, pleaded guilty in September to a misdemeanor charge.
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Brigadier General David Pritchett, an Alabama native and Auburn University graduate, was recognized as the new adjutant general of the Alabama National Guard at a change of command ceremony in Montgomery on Friday, Jan. 5. Pritchett takes over the leadership position from Major General Sheryl Gordon, who retired after more than six years as adjutant general. Pritchett, who started his military career with the Marine Corps in 1988, returns to his home
At least 24 American service members, civilian Defense Department employees or military dependents have been turned away for emergency medical care from Japanese hospitals in the past two years, and four have died, according to Navy and Marine Corps leadership responsible for personnel in Japan. In one case, a 7-year-old child who suffered a traumatic brain injury last January died
On Jan. 8, Gunnery Sgt. Julianna Pinder will don her Marine Corps combat utilities for the first time in nearly three years and report for duty to the U.S. Marine Corps after stopping first at Fort Carson, Colorado, to check out of the U.S. Army. Pinder learned Dec. 29 that the Army had awarded her a much-desired separation so she
When firefighters arrived on the scene the night the hangar fire broke out at the long-closed Tustin Marine Corps Air Station, they encountered fire hydrants that didn’t work and a blaze they couldn’t extinguish before it burned through nearly all of the enormous structure. The cause of the fire is still under investigation and cleanup efforts continue in the neighborhoods around the
Marine Veteran Who Refused COVID-19 Vaccine Detained at Former Duty Station, Transferred to Japanese Authorities
A former Marine lance corporal who refused the COVID-19 vaccine and was kicked out of the service returned to her former Japan-based duty station in an apparent act of civil disobedience and was arrested by police earlier this month for alleged trespassing. Catherine Arnett, 25, was separated from the Marine Corps after spending 113 days in pre-trial confinement awaiting court-martial
The owner of a North Carolina towing company will have to repay Marines whose vehicles he allegedly improperly sold off, including in at least one case when a Marine was deployed, the Justice Department announced this week. Billy Joe Goines, who owns the Camp Lejeune-adjacent Goines Towing and Recovery, will pay $66,805 in restitution under a proposed settlement agreement with
TOKYO — A Japanese court on Wednesday ordered the governor of Okinawa to approve the central government’s modified plan for landfill work at the planned relocation site of a key U.S. military base on the southern island despite persistent opposition and protests by residents. The decision will move forward the suspended construction at a time Okinawa’s strategic importance is seen
After a spate of reports alleging misconduct, some Marines stationed in Japan have been ordered to adhere to a stricter leave policy, according to a new order signed by the commanding general of III Marine Expeditionary Force and Marines Forces Japan, or MARFORJ. The new policy, which was issued by Lt. Gen. James Bierman Jr. on Dec. 11, requires all