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U.S. Navy announces e-cigarette ban on ships

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The U.S. Navy on Friday announced that e-cigarettes will be banned on ships, submarines, aircraft, boats, craft and heavy equipment.

The announced ban will apply to Sailors, Marines, Military Sealift Command civilians and any personnel working on these vessels or equipment, the Navy said in a news release. 62 more words

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Battered by scandal, Marines issue new social media policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Battered by a nude photo-sharing scandal, the Marine Corps has issued a longer and more detailed social media policy that lays out the professional and legal ramifications for service members culpable of online misconduct. 742 more words

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Mattis to meet with military leaders on nude photo sharing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon chief will meet his military and civilian leaders in coming days about reports that nude photos of female service members are… 137 more words

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U.S. Marines join Raqqa fight 

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Report: US Marines join local forces fighting in Raqqa

(CNN) — U.S. Marines have arrived in northern Syria with artillery to support U.S.-backed local forces fighting there, two U.S. officials told CNN.

The U.S.-backed fighters are preparing to move in the coming weeks to assault the city of Raqqa, ISIS’ self-declared capital, according to the officials. 456 more words

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Some Marines being investigated for sharing nude photos

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department is investigating reports that some Marines shared naked photographs of female Marines, veterans and other women on a secret Facebook page, some of which were taken without their knowledge. 811 more words

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