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Dismissal Hearing Delayed for Anti-Obama Marine Sgt. Gary Stein

The hearing which will decide Sgt. Gary Stein's future in the Marine Corps has been delayed. Marine spokesman Maj. Michael Armistead told the U-T San Diego that the Marine Corps Administrative Separation Board hearing - originally scheduled for Saturday morning at Camp Pendleton - was postponed due to scheduling conflicts among board members.

Sgt. Stein wrote on his Facebook page today that his hearing has been moved to April 5th.

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Judge Won't Stop Discharge for Anti-Obama Marine

Embattled Camp Pendleton Marine Sgt. Gary Stein, recommended for discharge from the service for writing Anti-Obama Facebook posts, lost his bid today in federal court to have that discharge halted.

Stein has said previously he plans to fight his discharge all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Indeed, on his Facebook page he wrote minutes ago:

"The court hands it off to the 9th circuit."

While it's ...

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Should Camp Pendleton Marine Be Disciplined for Anti-Obama Facebook Posts?

Camp Pendleton Marine Sgt. Gary Stein is the founder of a Facebook group called the Armed Forces Tea Party. Stein writes on his personal Facebook page of his belief that the troops should be allowed to express their political opinions:

But now Stein's own political agenda may have gotten him into some hot water. He recently wrote on Facebook that he would not follow the orders of his commander-in-chief ...

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Pendleton Marine Sgt. Gary Stein Faces Dismissal for Anti-Obama Posts

Camp Pendleton Marine Sgt. Gary Stein has told the Associated Press that the Marine Corps wants to kick him out of the service.

According to the AP:

Those guidelines are part of the miliatry's Uniform Code of Military Justice.

As Home Post reported earlier this month, Stein is the founder of a Facebook group called the Armed Forces Tea Party. Stein writes on his personal Facebook page of his ...

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Anti-Obama Marine Sgt. Gary Stein Officially Discharged Today

Military officials announced today that Camp Pendleton Marine Sgt. Gary Stein has been dismissed from the Marines with an "Other than Honorable" discharge, meaning he won't receive military benefits after leaving the service.

Stein first got into hot water for writing Anti-Obama posts on his Facebook page. A Marine administrative board recommended Stein for dismissal during a April 5 hearing. Today the Commanding General for Marine Corps Recruit Depot ...

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Home Post Readers React to Sgt. Gary Stein

Ever since Camp Pendleton Marine Sgt. Gary Stein alerted the media March 8th that he was under investigation by the Marine Corps for anti-Obama Facebook posts, Home Post readers have been vocal in their support of Stein.

Medinstr12 wrote:

[M]y father served in the Navy and I have a daughter in the Army. I can't support a President that doesn't believe in the constitution of the United ...

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Board Recommends Dismissal for Anti-Obama Marine (Video)

Although it's up to the Commanding General of MCRD San Diego to make the final decision on Sgt. Gary Stein's fate, a Marine administrative board has recommended the so-called "Anti-Obama Marine" be discharged from the service. The hearing was held yesterday at Camp Pendleton.

Stein, 26, originally got himself in hot water for writing Facebook posts in which he declared he would not follow orders from his commander-in-chief ...

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Supporters of Anti-Obama Marine Plan Rally at Camp Pendleton

Supporters of a Camp Pendleton Marine who's facing dismissal from the service because of anti-Obama Facebook posts are planning a demonstration today. The SoCal Patriots say they'll rally this afternoon at Camp Pendleton's main gate in support of Sgt. Gary Stein.

Jeff Schwilk, founder of SoCal Patriots and a Marine Corps veteran, writes on the So Cal Patriots Facebook page:

All Marines are... taught not to obey ...

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Marines to Hold Dismissal Hearing for Sgt. Gary Stein on Saturday

Sgt. Gary Stein, the Camp Pendleton Marine in hot water for writing anti-Obama Facebook posts, will get a dismissal hearing before a Marine Corps Administrative Separation Board (also called "AdSep") on Saturday.

Stein posted on his Facebook page this morning that his hearing was set for 8 a.m. Saturday at Camp Pendleton.

What is an AdSep? According to the Marine Corps website:

An administrative separation is the way the ...

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Anti-Obama Marine Says He'll Take His Case to Supreme Court (Video)

Sgt. Gary Stein, the Camp Pendleton Marine who made national headlines for writing anti-Obama Facebook posts, is still awaiting the final decision of Brig. Gen. Daniel Yoo. It's up to Yoo - as the commanding officer of MCRD San Diego - to decide whether to accept the recommendation of the Marine administrative board that voted unanimously last week to dismiss Stein from the Marines with an Other Than Honorable Discharge.

But ...

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Anti-Obama Marine Sues to Stop Dismissal Hearing

Camp Pendleton Marine Sgt. Gary Stein, who's facing dismissal for his Anti-Obama Facebook posts, is suing members of his chain of command for alleged First Amendment violations in an attempt to stop his impending dismissal hearing. Stein supporter and SoCal Patriots founder Jeff Schwilk wrote in an email to Home Post:

Sgt. Stein and his team of attorneys are fighting back against the discharge proceedings and hearing scheduled by ...

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Marine Corps PSA Highlighting Gary Stein's Actions Gets The Boot

A Marine Corps public service announcement, or PSA, called “Staying Social Media Savvy During Election Season” got the boot after former Camp Pendleton Marine Gary Stein cried foul. The PSA used Stein's actions as a warning of what not to do - namely, post political statements on Facebook, according to the Marine Corps Times.

That made Stein, who was less than honorably discharged from the service in April for his ...

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Anti-Obama Former Marine Suing Marine Corps (Video)

Former Camp Pendleton Marine Gary Stein, who was kicked out of the Corps for writing anti-Obama Facebook posts, says he is now suing the branch of the military in which he served for nine years.

Stein wrote on his Facebook page last night:

In case anyone was wondering my lawyers and I are moving forward with our Lawsuit against the Marine Corps... The lawsuit that I filed a month ago ...

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ACLU Teams Up with Anti-Obama Marine to Fight Dismissal

In an unlikely alliance, the American Civil Liberties Union teamed up with Anti-Obama Marine Sgt. Gary Stein to fight his possible dismissal from the Marine Corps.

Stein is facing the boot for writing Facebook posts in which he said he would not follow the orders of Commander-in-Chief Barack Obama. He later changed those posts to say he would not follow unlawful orders.

The ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties ...

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Marine Kicked Out Of Corps For Anti-Obama Facebook Posts To Run For Office

Ex-Camp Pendleton Marine Gary Stein, who was kicked out of the Corps in April after writing anti-Obama Facebook posts, has announced plans to run for elected office. Stein, a Tea Party Republican, says he will run for a seat on the Murrieta City Council.

Stein told Camp Pendleton Patch he will pick up the necessary paperwork today:

"...I firmly believe that real 'Change' comes from from real leadership within the ...

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Train Kills Four Wounded Veterans In Texas Parade (Video)

A train hit and killed four wounded veterans and injured at least 16 others during a parade in West Texas on Thursday.

The Associated Press reports the parade float, decorated with American flags and carrying wounded veterans (some in wheelchairs) was unable to clear a railroad crossing before the Union Pacific train smashed into them.

Daniel Quinonez witnessed the horrific scene:

"The train honked its horn, but the 18-wheeler could ...

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Soldier Held In Afghan Rampage Moved To Washington State

The U.S. soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians in March was transferred Monday to an Army base in Washington state, where he faces a pretrial hearing Nov. 5.

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales arrived late Monday afternoon at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and was being held in pretrial confinement, Lt. Col. Gary Dangerfield confirmed. Bales was transferred from a military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

Bales faces 16 counts of ...

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Marine Boxer Fights for Olympic Gold

From Army News Service:

LONDON, July 27, 2012 – After leading the U.S. boxing team in warm-ups yesterday, Marine Corps Sgt. Jamel Herring demonstrated the unique style and speed that may earn him an Olympic medal.

"I'm definitely an underdog here," said Herring, a light welterweight who surprised several opponents at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials with quick footwork and his ability to dodge punches. "It's like ...

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USS Gary Prepares For Final Deployment

A San Diego-based guided-missile frigate is scheduled to leave Wednesday for a final deployment before its scheduled decommissioning, the Navy announced Monday.

The 30-year-old USS Gary will sail to the waters off Central and South America for anti-drug trafficking missions.

A U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement detachment and units from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Light Squadron 49 will join the Gary and its 240 sailors for the final deployment.

The Navy ...

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USS Gary Returns Home To San Diego Today

The USS Gary is expected to return to Naval Base San Diego today after a six-month deployment, which involved the seizure of more than 12,200 pounds of cocaine with an estimated street value of $388 million.

The Gary, an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate, took part in countering illicit drug trafficking routes in the waters off Central and South America, according to a Navy news release.

During the USS Gary ...

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