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    A gunman has reportedly been taken into custody after a shooting at the largest Marine Corps base in the US in Southern California. A shooter opened fire at the Twentynine Palms Marine Base Tuesday morning. The shooting suspect has been taken into custody and officials are said to be speaking with them now.  There are no details yet about any injuries or victims.  The shooting suspect has been taken into custody at the Twentynine Palms Marine Base (pictured) A base spokesperson confirmed gunshots rung out in the base at around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. The area was cordoned off.   Early reports said there had been an active shooting situation on the base but a San Bernardino Sheriff's Department spokeswoman later...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Five waves of Air Force and Marine Corps jets flew over Baltimore City on July 4th in honor of Independence Day. WJZ captured video of the flyover Saturday. Other cities, including New York City and Philadelphia, also got to see the jets fly over as part of the “Salute to the Great Cities of the American Revolution.” From Baltimore, the jets flew to Washington D.C. to take part in a larger ceremony, the Associated Press reports.
    BOSTON (CBS) — Boston will not have its typical Fourth of July celebration this year, but a patriotic display is still planned for the skies. The Department of Defense has announced the schedule for the “Salute To Great Cities Of The American Revolution” flyover on Independence Day. The Pentagon says the flyover will take place over downtown Boston at about 4 p.m. Aircraft will approach from the northeast at about 1,000 feet. They’ll fly over the U.S.S. Constitution in the Charlestown Navy Yard before heading to Fenway Park and then leaving the city. “U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps jets will fly over in five waves,” the Department of Defense said in a statement. “The flyover will be led...
    Retired Staff Sgt. Johnny "Joey" Jones added his voice to those opposed to public displays of the Confederate flag, as Americans take stock of the country's culture amid mass protests following the death of George Floyd. The U.S. Navy announced Tuesday that it is working to ban the Confederate flag from all “installations, ships, aircrafts and submarines,” and the previously the U.S. Marine Corps announced the symbol would be banned from all common, work and public areas on Marine Corps premises. However, Jones suggested that Americans engage with their fellow citizens before they rely on the government to ban the Civil War-era symbol. "The Rebel flag doesn't have a place in our culture," Jones told Harris Faulkner on "Outnumbered Overtime" on Wednesday, "but the way you get rid of it is you walk...
    The United States Navy announced Tuesday that it is working to ban the Confederate flag from all “installations, ships, aircrafts and submarines.” "The Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Mike Gilday, has directed his staff to begin crafting an order that would prohibit the Confederate battle flag from all public spaces and work areas," Cmdr. Nate Christensen told Fox News. “The order is meant to ensure unit cohesion, preserve good order and discipline, and uphold the Navy’s core values of honor, courage and commitment,” Christensen added. MARINE CORPS BANS DISPLAY OF CONFEDERATE FLAG The announcement by the U.S. Navy comes four days after the Marines Corps announced the Confederate Flag would be banned from all common, work and public areas on Marine Corps premises. The order specifically banned the flag “on automobile bumper stickers, clothing, and other apparel.”...
    Amid the civil unrest and protests across the nation over racism and police brutality, the U.S. Marine Corps has announced a ban of all depictions of the Confederate battle flag at its installations. This includes depictions on clothing, a flag, poster, bumper stickers, and mugs, Yahoo reports. Exempt from the ban are educational materials and works of art or historical displays of the Civil War where the flag is featured but not the main focus. READ MORE: Marine sentenced for threatening to assassinate Trump The ban does not apply to state flags that include the Confederate battle flag, like Mississippi, the report states. “The Confederate battle flag has all too often been co-opted by violent extremist and racist groups whose...
    (CNN)The US Marine Corps has ordered the removal of all public displays of the Confederate flag from Marine installations.The Marines made the announcement Friday, following growing removals of Confederate monuments and imagery across the country. "The Marine Corps shall remove the Confederate battle flag from all installation public spaces and work areas in order to support our core values, ensure unit cohesion and security, and preserve good order and discipline," the order reads.That includes eliminating any depictions of the flag, from individual offices and storage spaces to naval vessels and government vehicles. Depictions include things like mugs, bumper stickers and posters -- as well as, of course, the actual flag.Read More"The Confederate battle flag has all too often been co-opted...
    The United States Marine Corps has issued a directive to remove all public displays of the Confederate battle flag from their installations. The new directive was handed down Friday. According to the directive, Marine Corps commanders must "identify and remove the display of the Confederate battle flag or its depiction within work places, common-access areas and public areas on their installations." The directive applies to the entire Marine Corps. The flags are being removed "in order to support our core values, ensure unit cohesion and security and preserve good order and discipline," the directive explains. While there were many different battle flags used by the Confederacy, the directive specifies the flag in question is the battle flag carried by the...
    The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) banned display of the Confederate flag at its military installations Friday, on everything from bumper stickers to coffee mugs. "The Confederate battle flag has all too often been co-opted by violent extremist and racist groups whose divisive beliefs have no place in our Corps," the service branch said in a statement."Our history as a nation, and events like the violence in Charlottesville in 2017, highlight the divisiveness the use of the Confederate battle flag has had on our society." “This presents a threat to our core values, unit cohesion, security and good order and discipline,” the statement read. The flag is now banned from display on public and workspaces in any capacity-- bumper stickers, clothing,...
    The United States Marine Corps banned the public display of the Confederate battle flag on Friday. “Depictions of the Confederate battle flag are unauthorized in public and work spaces aboard an installation,” the Marine Corps wrote in guidance to the troops. The ban applies to bumper stickers, clothing and flags among other items. “The Confederate battle flag has all too often been co-opted by violent extremist and racist groups whose divisive beliefs have no place in our Corps,” the Marines explained. “Our history as a nation, and events like the violence in Charlottesville in 2017, highlight the divisiveness the use of the Confederate battle flag has had on our society,” the continued. “The presents a threat to our core values,...
    The United States Marine Corps is banning the public display of the confederate flag at it's military installations in the U.S. and around the world.Those new guidelines were being shared with all marines and also posted on Twitter. Today, the Marine Corps released guidance on the removal of public displays of the Confederate battle flag.MARADMIN 331/20: https://t.co/WLW4m70LW1 pic.twitter.com/TKoYJUL7Vo— U.S. Marines (@USMC) June 6, 2020Across the nation many U.S. cities are removing confederate monuments and now the marines says all depictions of the confederate battle flag are banned.The new rules go on to ban confederate patches, posters, and even bumper stickers on private vehicles that marines might drive onto a military installation.NFL condemns racism, apologizes for not listening to players' earlier...
    On Saturday, May 30, C.J. Montano, a Marine Corps veteran, decided to join a demonstration protesting the death of George Floyd in the Fairfax district in Los Angeles. It was his first protest ever. The protest started peacefully, but became increasingly violent when some people started throwing bottles and other objects at officers. “We were sitting in intersections chanting peacefully, a lot of us sitting down," he explained. "When we reached a certain point on Beverly, police started showing up in riot gear and [started] funneling people in certain directions and launching their 40-millimeter rubber bullets … and it kind of dispersed the crowd. Then from that point, things had started escalating,” Montano told Fox News. In Los Angeles and other cities...
    With many U.S. cities having suffered civil unrest following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, President Donald Trump has called for the use of active-duty military troops in order to put down the unrest — and Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas joined him in that recommendation in a widely criticized op-ed published by the New York Times on June 3. But John Allen, president of the Brookings Institution and a retired U.S. Marine Corps general, finds Trump’s recommendation to be incredibly disturbing and slams him in a scathing Foreign Policy article. “The slide of the United States into illiberalism may well have begun on June 1, 2020,” Allen warns. “Remember the date. It may well signal...
    This content is sponsored by Appian. The U.S. Marine Corps’ product information management systems, like many other legacy mainframe systems, have hit the upper limits of what they are capable of. These are some of the oldest systems in the Marine Corps, so the service decided to try something new to replace it: agile application development, low-code automation, and adopting enhanced industry-standard data models. The product data generated through this program will decrease weapon systems cost and improve warfighter readiness. The Marine Corps program is an example of how the DoD can quickly modernize its logistics and asset management systems to support the warfighter. The Marine Corps is using application Platform as a Service (aPaaS) technologies to build new applications...
    Marine Corps Base Quantico has plans to construct a new two-story wargaming center and is looking for contractors to help complete the site.  The service issued a contract solicitation last month to build a 100,443-square-foot facility that will include an auditorium, gaming classrooms, cell rooms, breakout rooms, game cell, conference room, production room and graphics production room. The project is expected to cost between $100 million and $250 million. Quantico is home to the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, which was established in 1995 and “generates and examines threat-informed, operating concepts and capabilities and provides analytically-supported recommendations to inform subsequent force design and development activities,” according to its website. That includes wargaming, which the service leverages to test emerging trends and technologies prior to...