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Biden Expected To Announce Sept. 11 As New Date For Troops Leaving Afghanistan

April 13
Lolita Baldor / Associated Press

Biden has been hinting for weeks that he was going to let the deadline lapse, and as the days went by it became clear that an orderly withdrawal of the remaining 2,500 troops would be difficult.

The Department of Veterans Affairs administers ...

The VA Has Vaccinated Millions Of People. Congress Is Asking It To Inoculate Many More

April 13
Jay Price/American Homefront

Congress has told the Department of Veterans Affairs to offer COVID-19 vaccines to some 24 million people who don't usually get their health care through the VA.

New Marines of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Trainin...

Marine Corps Recruit Depot To Allow Guests To Attend In-Person Graduations

April 12
By City News Service

Guests will have to undergo temperature screenings to enter the installation, face coverings will be mandatory, and "strict" social distancing will be expected.

Chief Personnel Specialist Jennifer Johnston co...

After A Military-Wide Stand Down To Address Extremism, What's The Pentagon's Next Step?

April 9
By Steve Walsh

After the January 6 Capitol insurrection, the Pentagon ordered all service branches to discuss extremism with the troops. But observers say that's only a first step toward eliminating extremist behavior.

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Marines Open Another Probe Into Sunken Tank Blamed On Errors

April 7
By Associated Press

The Marine Corps has launched a probe looking at the readiness of its troops before they participated in an exercise that ended in tragedy with the sinking of a seafaring tank off the Southern California coast that killed eight Marines and one sailor last summer, officials said Tuesday.

Amber Davila, who left the Army after she was s...

A New Study Says Troops Are Leaving The Military Because Of Sexual Assaults And Harassment

April 6
Carson Fame/American Homefront

The RAND Corporation study concluded that the cost of sexual assault and harassment extends beyond the victims. It's also causing troops to leave the service, hurting military readiness.

The Pentagon is seen in this aerial view in Was...

Reversing Trump, Pentagon To Release New Transgender Policy

March 31
Lolita C. Baldor / Associated Press

Defense officials say new department regulations allow transgender people who meet military standards to enlist and serve openly in their self-identified gender, and they will be able to get medically necessary transition-related care authorized by law.

The first class of female recruits arrived at M...

The Marine Corps Has Now Opened Both Its Boot Camps To Women, But Full Equity Remains Elusive

March 29
By Steve Walsh and The American Homefront Project

The Marines have the fewest number of women of any of the services. Though the Corps has now integrated its two boot camps, that's just one of several hurdles the Corps faces to fully embracing women.

U.S. Marines and Sailors with Bravo Company, Ba...

Human Errors, Mechanical Woes Caused Marine Tank Sinking

March 25
Julie Watson / Associated Press

In a report released Thursday, the investigation found contributing factors included the inadequate training of troops, shabby maintenance and poor judgement by commanders. Three commanders were dismissed as a result.

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Making History: First Female Marine Recruits Train In San Diego

March 12
By Alexander Nguyen

For the first time in the 100-year history of Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego, female recruits will be training alongside men.

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Christopher J. Bronzi, c...

Marine Commander Fired After Deadly Assault Vehicle Accident

March 23
By Associated Press

Col. Christopher J. Bronzi was relieved of command of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit by Lt. Gen. Steven R. Rudder, commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific.

Former servicemember Stephen Kennedy, with his ...

A Proposed Legal Settlement Could Upgrade The Discharges Of Thousands of Ex-Soldiers

March 22
Desiree Diorio / American Homefront

If approved by a federal court, the legal settlement will force the Army to review the discharges of recent veterans with mental health issues.

Flying Leathernecks Museum At MCAS Miramar Closing April 1

March 19
By John Carroll

Last minute efforts are underway to save the museum, which is the only one in the country dedicated to Marine Corps aviation.

California National Guard Chief Warrant Officer...

New Oceanside Vaccination Site Has The National Guard Delivering Shots

March 15
By Matt Hoffman, Melissa Mae

A new, larger COVID-19 vaccination site is opening in Oceanside where California National Guard medics are serving an expanded list of eligible patients.

Female Marine recruits on the Slide for Life ob...

COVID-19 Isolates But Doesn't Sideline First West Coast Class Of Female Marine Recruits

March 10
By Steve Walsh

The first class of female Marine recruits on the West Coast is in isolation after one recruit tested positive for COVID-19.

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