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US Marine chopper reportedly drops object on Okinawa nursery during flyover

Published time: 7 Dec, 2017 11:23 The staff of a nursery school located 300 meters from a US base in Okinawa has found an object, which apparently fell on the roof from a US helicopter. Some 50 children were playing in the grounds at the time of the flyover. The object was discovered on the roof of the Midorigaoka nursery ...

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Retired US Marine sentenced to life in Japan for rape-murder of Okinawa woman

Published time: 1 Dec, 2017 09:42 A former US Marine has been sentenced to life in prison by a Japanese court. The 33-year-old, who was a civilian worker at a US base in Okinawa, raped and murdered a 20-year-old Japanese woman last year. Kenneth Franklin Shinzato pled guilty before the Naha District Court to the sex crime, but rejected the ...

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US military vehicles & homes vandalized after ‘drunk’ marine blamed for fatal Okinawa car crash

Dozens of vehicles and apartment buildings affiliated with the US military in Japan were vandalized in Okinawa, shortly after a local man was killed in car crash blamed by authorities on a drunken American marine. A total of 29 civilian vehicles owned by US personnel in Japan were covered with paint early on Monday in the towns of Ginowan and ...

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US Marine instructor convicted of abusing Muslim recruits

Published time: 10 Nov, 2017 20:17 A former US Marine drill instructor was sentenced to 10 years in prison and a dishonorable discharge. He was found guilty of abusing three Muslim recruits, including ordering them into an industrial clothes dryer and turning in on. Gunnery Sergeant Joseph Felix, 34, was found guilty of of “maltreatment” on Thursday, after the jury ...

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Court reverses conviction of US Marine who urinated on dead Taliban fighters

A former US Marine sentenced for urinating on the corpses of Afghans believed to be Taliban fighters in 2011 has had his conviction overturned. An appeals court ruled the Marine Commandant, who was seeking harsh punishment for those involved, had interfered in the trial. The Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals overturned the previous ruling and all charges against Joseph ...

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Gitmo judge throws Marine general in confinement for 21 days for contempt

The Marine general in charge of war court defense teams has been ordered into confinement for 21 days after being found guilty of contempt for disobeying a judge’s decree, in relation to a case involving the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen. On Wednesday, Marine Brigadier General John Baker, 50, who serves as the chief defense counsel for ...

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Fish versus bird: Marine monster leaps from sea to devour feathered prey (VIDEO)

Published time: 30 Oct, 2017 15:21 In a role reversal reminiscent of the rule that news equals man bites dog, the giant trevally – or king-fish – has proved to be a cold-faced marine world killer that can pluck birds right out of the sky. Native to the Indian and Pacific Ocean atolls, the predatory creature can weigh up to ...

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Australian Navy finds crashed U.S. Marine aircraft off coast

The Australian Navy found a missing U.S. Marine aircraft submerged after it crashed, killing three service members off the country’s eastern coast, officials said Monday. The MV-22 Osprey crashed in Shoalwater Bay, with 26 people on board, after taking off from the U.S. Navy’s USS Bonhomme Richard assault ship off the Queensland coast on Saturday. The Okinawa-based heli-plane plunged into ...

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BREAKING: US military calls off search and rescue operation after marine aircraft crash

The aircraft was involved in what the military described as a “mishap” off the east coast of Australia on Saturday. The Marine Corps said they shifted their operations to recovery efforts in coordination with the Australian Defence Force, which could last several months and notified the next-of-kin for the three missing Marines. The statement said: “The transition comes after teams ...

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BREAKING: US Marine aircraft crashes ‘killing two’ and leaving several members missing

The MV-22 Osprey went down earlier today – with ships and other aircraft being scrambled to help with the search and rescue mission. In a statement, the US Marine Corps said: “The United States Marine Corps confirms there is an active search and rescue operation ongoing for service members involved in an MV-22 mishap off the east coast of Australia.” ...

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