A Marine stationed in Hawaii has pleaded guilty to possessing unlawful firearms.

Ali Al-kazahg was accused of trying to bring weapons onto an Air Force base while home in Nebraska.

His sentence includes three years confinement and a bad conduct discharge.

His sister says the military overreacted and treated him unfairly because he's a person of color. She says the Michigan-born, Nebraska-raised son of Iraqi refugees is the target of racism. 

He also pleaded guilty to fraudulent enlistment and making false official statements.