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MCAS commander: ‘No reliable information yet’ connects Laurel Bay, health problems

MCAS Beaufort’s commander said there is no information yet connecting Laurel Bay military housing to health problems after concerns from several families recently came to light. The air station is hosting meetings this week to talk to residents about underground storage tanks.

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Parris Island Marine separated from Corps in wake of child porn charges

Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island officials say Sgt. Keith Knight, charged with child sex crimes in the Houston, Texas, area, has been kicked out of the Corps with an other-than-honorable discharge. Meanwhile in Texas, prosecutors are open to settling the case with a plea, according to Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney Adam McLane. And they feel their case against Knight, who’s charged with two second-degree felony counts of promotion of child pornography, is strong.

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Attack squadron returns to Beaufort from Japan deployment

Marines from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 returned to Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort from Japan on Jan. 13, 2017. The squadron had included Capt. James "Jake" Frederick, who died Dec. 7, 2016, during a training accident after ejecting from his F/A 18 about 120 miles southeast of MCAS Iwakuni. Personnel from Marine Aircraft Group 31 greeted the squadron on the flight line in Beaufort. VMFA-115 was deployed to the Western Pacific as part of the Unit Deployment Program. Read more about Frederick here: http://bit.ly/2iQ0x8p

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Meetings scheduled to address leukemia cases in former Laurel Bay residents

Leukemia cases in children of past Laurel Bay residents is causing concerns in the Beaufort military community. Public meetings to address those concerns have been scheduled for Jan. 17-18, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., in the theater at the Marine Corps Air Station. The agenda will include the status of underground oil storage tanks and other environmental testing in the housing community, according to a letter sent to residents last week by Col. Peter Buck, the commander of MCAS Beaufort. Amanda Whatley, the mother of one of the children diagnosed, told her story this month in a YouTube video that gained national attention.

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PFC Maria Daume: 'The Marine Corps will train me to be the best I can be.'

PFC Maria Daume talks about enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps an with infantry contract after graduation on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. She is one of the first four females enlisted with infantry contracts. While some of the female Marines who participated in the gender integration tests earlier this year have been approved for career field changes into the infantry field, these four women shipped to recruit training with the intent of heading to the School of Infantry following boot camp graduation.

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Attack squadron returns to Beaufort from Japan deployment

Marines from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 returned to Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort from Japan on Jan. 13, 2017. The squadron had included Capt. James "Jake" Frederick, who died Dec. 7, 2016, during a training accident after ejecting from his F/A 18 about 120 miles southeast of MCAS Iwakuni. Personnel from Marine Aircraft Group 31 greeted the squadron on the flight line in Beaufort. VMFA-115 was deployed to the Western Pacific as part of the Unit Deployment Program. Read more about Frederick here: http://bit.ly/2iQ0x8p
Pfc. Christian Moreno MCAS Beaufort
Attack squadron returns to Beaufort from Japan deployment 1:12

Attack squadron returns to Beaufort from Japan deployment

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Meetings scheduled to address leukemia cases in former Laurel Bay residents

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Secrets of The Citadel Summerall Guard

PFC Maria Daume: 'The Marine Corps will train me to be the best I can be.' 0:45

PFC Maria Daume: 'The Marine Corps will train me to be the best I can be.'