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Seven Marines killed after mortar explosion at Nevada training facility

Six U.S. Marines were killed and eight more wounded late Monday night after a mortar exploded during a live-fire training exercise at Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada, NBC News reported on Tuesday. Officials said the 60-millimeter mortar exploded in a tube while Marines were preparing to fire it. The injured…

U.S. Marines set to arrive in Australia next month

US Marines are set to arrive in Australia’s tropical north next month as Washington increases its military presence as part of a renewed emphasis on the Asia-Pacific, reports said Tuesday. State radio said about 250 Marines were set to deploy to Darwin from early April as part of a process that will…

Second Marine acquitted in hazing that led to suicide

HONOLULU (Reuters) – The last of three U.S. Marines court-martialed on charges they physically abused and humiliated a fellow Marine who later killed himself was acquitted on Friday of all charges in the case by a military jury. The case stems from the suicide of Lance Corporal Harry Lew, 21,…

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