March 19, 2013 |
HAWTHORNE, Nev. - As the U.S. has fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Marine Corps has considered the sprawling and remote Hawthorne Army Depot an invaluable site for realistic training - its wide-open spaces supporting live-fire exercises, its climate, elevation and terrain similar to much of Afghanistan. But with realism comes danger. On Monday night a 60-millimeter mortar round exploded at the facility outside Reno, killing at least seven Marines and injuring eight - seven Marines and a Navy corpsman.
November 17, 1990 |
The Army and Marine Corps on Friday ordered more than 15,000 reservists from across the country to report for duty in support of Operation Desert Shield in the Persian Gulf. The Army said it is calling up 14,006 national guardsmen and army reservists from 35 states to active duty. More than 12,000 additional troops will be called up within days, including the first combat reserve units to be activated in the gulf crisis, according to the Army.