en-us Copyright 2014, SaxoTech Online Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:41:45 -0400 15 2 years in jail for misusing money for homeless vets A Nashville, Tenn., woman who stole more than $364,000 earmarked to help homeless veterans will spend two years in jail for the crimes. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:08:00 -0400 Obama: U.S.-Japan treaty applies to disputed islands President Barack Obama confirmed Wednesday that America's mutual security treaty with Japan applies to the islands at the center of a territorial dispute between China and Japan. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:54:00 -0400 Judge to mull Chelsea Manning name change request A judge will on Wednesday consider Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning's petition to legally change her name from Bradley, as she serves a 35-year sentence for passing classified U.S. government information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:54:00 -0400 Obama visit to Asia seen as counterweight to China President Barack Obama's travels through Asia aim to reassure partners about the renewed U.S. commitment to the region, with an eye both to China's rising assertiveness and the fast-growing markets that are the center of gravity for global growth. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:48:00 -0400 Soldier faces hearing in killings of Iraqi boys A U.S. soldier accused of deliberately killing two unarmed teenage boys as they herded cattle in Iraq seven years ago is due in military court. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:34:00 -0400 Cause of child's death debated in soldier's murder trial A defense lawyer for a former soldier accused of punching his 5-year-old daughter to death said Tuesday an autopsy showed evidence of lasting injuries that weakened the girl before she died. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:28:00 -0400 State Dept. says Egypt cleared for US military aid The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:18:00 -0400 Ex-cop named N.Y. Army Guard's top enlisted soldier A retired Rochester police officer who served in the Iraq War has been selected to become the next senior enlisted soldier in the New York Army National Guard. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:14:00 -0400 Recruits trending older in U.S. military New recruits in the U.S. military are getting slightly older, with more than half of Army enlistees age 20 or above compared with a few decades ago when only a third were in the older age group, according to a RAND Corp. study released Wednesday. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:14:00 -0400 Spy vs. Spy: Former SecDef Gates talks Putin Before he became secretary of defense, Robert Gates spent a career at the CIA when U.S intelligence agents were pitted against the KGB. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:00:00 -0400 Report: U.S. may leave fewer troops in Afghanistan The Obama administration is reportedly considering options to leave far fewer troops in Afghanistan after this year than the top U.S. and NATO commander for Afghanistan has recommended. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:16:00 -0400 4 Army units heading to Eastern Europe The U.S. military in Europe is sending four company-sized infantry units, a total of about 600 soldiers, to Eastern Europe, the latest effort to reassure NATO allies in light of Russian aggression in Ukraine, a Pentagon official said Tuesday. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:44:00 -0400 Ukraine orders offensive as Biden presses Russia Ukraine's president on Tuesday ordered the country's forces to renew a military operation against pro-Russian militants in East Ukraine after the killing of two men and a shooting at a plane. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:40:00 -0400 South Carolina's top military man begins re-election campaign Maj. Gen. Robert Livingston, South Carolina's adjutant general, lauded the state's Army and Air Force National Guard as one of the nation's top military organizations Tuesday and asked voters to re-elect him so he can work to keep it that way. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:12:00 -0400 Activity at North Korea site hints at nuke test preps Commercial satellite imagery shows increased activity at North Korea's nuclear test site but not enough to indicate an underground atomic explosion is imminent, a U.S. research institute said Tuesday. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:22:00 -0400 Judge: Prosecutors must turn over info on secret CIA prisons Prosecutors must turn over never-revealed details about the time a Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after his arrest in connection with the deadly attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a military judge's order released Tuesday. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:18:00 -0400 Fort Carson commander suspended after insensitivity claims A Fort Carson commander who wasn't allowed to leave for Afghanistan with his troops last month was suspended over allegations that he was insensitive to victims of sexual assault and discrimination, a newspaper reported Tuesday. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:12:00 -0400 Top VA official questions use of term 'Gulf War illness' After the Institute of Medicine in March recommended using the term 'Gulf War illness' to describe symptoms affecting more than 200,000 Persian Gulf War veterans, a top Veterans Affairs Department official expressed concern that such a change would imply Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:52:00 -0400 Foreign troops now eligible for Defense Meritorious Service Medal President Obama has signed an executive order that allows foreign troops who work with the U.S. military to be eligible for the Defense Meritorious Service Medal. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:19:00 -0400 Sub records detailed images of WWII wreck A Massachusetts-based company says one of its unmanned submarines has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank off the coast of England during World War II. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:43:00 -0400 Delaware's National Guard gets new headquarters The building's rugged exterior stonework stands atop sculpted grounds cut into the north side of the New Castle Airport. Daylight streams into a tall lobby and three glassed rotundas that anchor the 109,000-square-foot building. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:15:00 -0400 McChrystal tells of his recovery after getting hit with 'career curve ball' Retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrsytal says he got hit in the head by a metaphorical curveball, but he managed to pick himself up, dust himself off and transition from being a soldier to running a business, McChrystal wrote for Linkedin's Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:01:00 -0400 U.S. seeks to navigate military-civilian power blocs in Pakistan It has been six years since the Pakistani military gave up direct control of that nation's government. But U.S. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:01:00 -0400 Pakistan says it's test-fired short-range missile Pakistan's military says it has successfully test-fired a short-range missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:53:00 -0400 NATO minesweepers set off on Baltic deployment Five NATO mine-hunting ships set off Tuesday on a deployment in the Baltic Sea, part of the alliance's efforts to strengthen its presence in Europe's ex-communist east as members there worry about Russia's intentions in Ukraine. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:43:00 -0400 Militants attack balloting center in Iraq, kill 10 Militants wearing military uniforms carried out an overnight attack against a balloting center in a remote area of the country's north and killed 10 guards, a senior police official said on Tuesday. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 07:59:00 -0400 Petition: Tan beret only for the Ranger regiment A petition calling for the tan beret to be authorized for wear only by soldiers in the 75th Ranger Regiment has garnered more than 2,500 signatures in less than a week. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:19:00 -0400 U.S.: Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow accord Russia has 'days, not weeks' to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:05:00 -0400 Interview: 5 questions for the naked veteran Vietnam War veteran Max Sanchez struggles with controlling issues stemming from post-traumatic stress. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:00:00 -0400 Army personnel to take part in prayer event Army officials say they will not back away from participating in a Capitol Hill prayer event next month despite complaints that the event amounts to an endorsement of evangelical Christians. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:12:00 -0400 Yemen says strikes on al-Qaida base kill 55 Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaida militants for a second straight day Monday in what Yemen officials said was an assault on a major base of the terror group hidden in the remote southern mountains. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:10:00 -0400 Hagel vows to keep fighting sexual assault Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said his visit Monday to the military's sexual assault hotline sends this message: No single issue has a higher priority at the Pentagon. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:08:00 -0400 Express Scripts to continue as Tricare prescription provider Express Scripts, the Pentagon's pharmacy benefit management company, has been awarded a contract worth up to $5.4 billion over eight years to continue providing pharmacy services for Tricare beneficiaries. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:06:00 -0400 Oktoberfest to continue at Fort Bliss Oktoberfest at Fort Bliss will go on despite the loss of some German Air Force personnel who for more than 40 years organized the event. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:01:00 -0400 Army doc is back to run in Boston A year ago, Army Reserve Lt. Col. (Dr.) David King crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon with a time of 3 hours, 12 minutes - a slow pace for the experienced runner but a thrill nonetheless for the Cambridge, Mass., resident. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:53:00 -0400 10 years on, Pat Tillman's widow at peace with past Marie Tillman is sitting at her parents' dining-room table, waiting for a morning-coffee boost to kick in. She's surprised her baby is still asleep. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:22:00 -0400 U.S. weighing military exercises in Eastern Europe The United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks, a Western official said Saturday. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:16:00 -0400 Miss. Guard unit could be stripped of Apaches The Army wants to move all AH-64 Apache attack helicopters from the National Guard to active units. Mississippi's 14 Apaches are based at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Tupelo. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:08:00 -0400 Abdullah's lead grows in new Afghan vote results Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah's lead slightly increased in partial results for Afghanistan's presidential election released Sunday, but he and rival Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai still seem to be heading for a runoff next month. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:51:00 -0400 Fla. vets say vandalism of military memorials should stir revulsion The vandalizing of military veterans' memorials in Milton and Pensacola during the past year or so is prompting the stewards of those monuments to plan security measures, but they're saddened at the need to do so. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:38:00 -0400 In shift to Africa, U.S. troops find complicated relationships Lt. Col. Lee Magee had been on the ground in Africa for less than four days when the call came in to gather his troops and get on a plane to South Sudan. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:28:00 -0400 As tension with Russia flares, U.S. senators meet with Marines in Baltics United States Marines assigned to the Black Sea Rotational Force, based at Mihail Kogalniceanu air base in Romania, wrapped up a 10-day exercise called Summer Shield with Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian troops on April 17. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:32:00 -0400 On-base fast food outlets get temporary reprieve from new wage rules The Labor Department has pulled back - at least temporarily - from new minimum wage rules that had led several fast-food restaurants to end their contracts on military installations and prompted others to possibly follow suit. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:30:00 -0400 Sergeant gets plate that saved his life in point-blank attack Sgt. Timothy Gilboe was given an armor plate three years after it saved his life when he charged an AK-47-toting insurgent and was shot point-blank in the belly. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:23:00 -0400 Officers named for command and key billet posts The Regular Army officers on these lists have been selected for colonel-level command and key billet assignments in fiscal 2015. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:23:00 -0400 Army, National Guard ready to leverage, expand Eastern European alliances Pending any orders to ramp up its forces or engagements, U.S. Army Europe and the National Guard are focused on reassuring their allies and partners. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:18:00 -0400 For U.S. troops, European tours come with career, quality-of-life perks Imagine going out to hunt wild boar in the forests of Germany, then celebrating with buddies at the local gasthaus, hoisting a brew that rivals any you can find in the States. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:42:00 -0400 Pakistani girl's seminary names library after OBL Most didn't notice the new library at this Islamic seminary for girls near Pakistan's capital, until locals saw the paper sign in Urdu posted on its wooden door: 'Library of Osama bin Laden, the Martyr.' Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:46:00 -0400 N.C. community college rate break for vets proposed Gov. Pat McCrory says he wants to make it easier for new veterans to attend any of North Carolina's community colleges. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:08:00 -0400 U.S.: Forfeiture deal over Iran assets sets record A federal judge has approved plans to sell a 36-story Manhattan office building and other properties owned by Iran nationwide in what will be the largest terrorism-related forfeiture ever, a prosecutor said Thursday. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:24:00 -0400 Anger and dismay at stalled Guantanamo 9/11 trial Don Arias stormed out of the meeting with the defense lawyers at this U.S. Navy base after less than 15 minutes. He was soon followed by three others who also lost family members in the 9/11 terror attack. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:12:00 -0400 4-star: Armed attackers in Ukraine are Russian troops in disguise The Russians aren't fooling anyone. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:53:00 -0400 Group calls for DoD to withdraw from Prayer Day event Longtime critics of Christian conservatives' influence in military culture are demanding the Pentagon back away from involvement in a National Day of Prayer event on Capitol Hill next month, saying it's a thinly veiled rally for far-right fundamentalists. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:45:00 -0400 Rapping medic dispenses care with a smile and a rhyme If you bust your leg, he busts a rhyme. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:25:00 -0400 Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions - for now In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by Moscow's annexation of Crimea. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:28:00 -0400 U.S. sending nonlethal aid to Ukraine military The U.S. will send medical supplies, helmets and other nonlethal aid to the Ukrainian military in response to Russia's 'dangerously irresponsible' efforts to destabilize the country, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:16:00 -0400 Fort Drum soldier dies from combat injuries An infantryman from Fort Drum, N.Y. has died from combat injuries after his unit was attacked by small-arms fire in Pul-e-Alam, Logar province, Afghanistan, the Defense Department has reported. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:14:00 -0400 First deaths in Ukraine; Putin admits Crimea invaded A clash outside a military base ended with the first deaths so far in a Ukraine anti-militant operation as Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted Thursday in a radio interview that Russian soldiers did secretly invade Crimea to help pro-Russian Ukrainians take over the province by force. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:53:00 -0400 Vets group seeks Medal of Honor for Civil War Col. Robert Gould Shaw A veterans group will present a petition next week to the New York delegation of Congress asking that the Medal of Honor be awarded to Civil War Col. Robert Gould Shaw, who commanded the first unit of free African Americans recruited into the Union army. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:34:00 -0400 Kennedy beats Bisping to stay perfect in UFC Like many fighters before him, Tim Kennedy wanted to shut Michael Bisping up. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:32:00 -0400