en-us Copyright 2014, SaxoTech Online Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:15:19 -0400 15 Woman struck and killed at Kitsap-Bangor A civilian employee at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor was struck and killed Wednesday afternoon while walking on a sidewalk. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:50:00 -0400 Remains of soldier killed in '53 identified The remains of a northern New York soldier who was listed as missing in action during the Korean War have been identified. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:45:00 -0400 Surveys explore U-boat wreckage in Gulf of Mexico The photos taken nearly a mile under the Gulf of Mexico are so clear that small holes are visible in a lifeboat that may have gone down or been scuttled when a passenger ship was sunk by a Nazi submarine in 1942. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:38:00 -0400 Court: Poland violated human rights in CIA case Europe's top human rights court ruled Thursday that Poland violated the rights of two terror suspects by allowing the CIA to secretly imprison them on Polish soil from 2002-2003 and facilitating the conditions under which they were subject to torture. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:26:00 -0400 Iraq: Attack on prisoner convoy kills 60 people Gunmen attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad on Thursday, setting off a gunbattle with troops in which scores of prisoners and eight soldiers were killed, brutally underscoring Iraq's instability as lawmakers convened to elect a new president. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:06:00 -0400 Documents detail VA mistreatment of vets In 2003, a veteran who had served in the Vietnam War entered a Veterans Affairs live-in treatment facility after trying several times to kill himself - including by stabbing himself in the stomach. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:24:00 -0400 Investigation: $3 million Helmand food storage facility never used The independent agency responsible for oversight of U.S. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:37:00 -0400 Truman sailor dies after fall from barracks balcony at Naval Station Norfolk A sailor died after falling six stories at Naval Station Norfolk. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:35:00 -0400 Medal of Honor recipient SFC Leroy Petry retires today One soldier's career: Ranger with eight deployments, lost his hand to a grenade while saving his buddies, pinned with the Medal of Honor, met presidents and celebrities, smiling in dress uniform as grand master at parades and speaker at university commenc Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:34:00 -0400 Missing Marine wife Erin Corwin may be 'voluntarily missing' Law enforcement officials say they have new locations to comb for clues in the search for Erin Corwin, a pregnant Marine wife who vanished three weeks ago near the Southern California desert Marine base of Twentynine Palms. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:31:00 -0400 Few takers in first year of Marine career sabbatical program The Marine Corps' offer to troops to take three years off from active duty has found few volunteers so far. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:29:00 -0400 Website founder's goal to help male spouses connect Spouses are often swept into the hyperactive military lifestyle - PCSing, becoming the primary caregiver, learning the lingo - without a proper 'how-to' guide. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:28:00 -0400 Lockdown lifted at Little Rock AFB Military officials locked down an Arkansas air force base for several hours Wednesday after reporting that a suspicious individual was on the sprawling complex near Little Rock, then reopened the base and said the threat was ' Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:27:00 -0400 Enlisted women to serve on attack submarines after 2020 With female officers having served in the boomer force for nearly three years, the Navy is aiming for women to make up a significant portion of the ballistic-missile submarine force by 2020, one of the new waypoints in the silent service's historic integr Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:26:00 -0400 Air Force refocuses on training as wars wind down After more than a dozen years fighting wars against unsophisticated opponents and technology in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Air Force is refocusing its training on tests ripped from the headlines - surface-to-air missiles, chemical weapons and cyber warfare. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:26:00 -0400 Alaska soldier's car stuck in Wash. after transport company files for bankruptcy Army Chief Warrant Officer Milam Jeans had no problem moving his wife and children from Germany to a new post in Alaska this summer. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:25:00 -0400 Sen. Sanders seeks new VA funding compromise A push by Veterans Affairs Department officials for billions in new funding to hire more doctors may upend congressional efforts for a wide-reaching VA reform package that appeared all but finished just a few weeks ago. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:20:00 -0400 Senator says he had PTSD when he wrote Army War College thesis Sen. John Walsh of Montana said Wednesday his failure to attribute conclusions and verbatim passages lifted from other scholars' work in his thesis to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:46:00 -0400 12 indicted in Mississippi Guard recruitment fraud case Twelve current or former Mississippi Army National Guard members have been indicted in a case alleging they swindled money through a program that offers incentives for recruiting. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:20:00 -0400 Senate panel backs McDonald for VA secretary The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Wednesday endorsed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to be the new secretary of Veterans Affairs. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:00:00 -0400 Viral video: Watch what happens when Marines confront an apparent Army faker A video showing two Marines confronting a man dressed as an Army sergeant major is making the rounds on Facebook. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:50:00 -0400 Montford Point Marine awarded Congressional Gold Medal Cpl. Elmer Mackall of Calvert County was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in a ceremony held Tuesday. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:44:00 -0400 Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki rejected an attempt by Iran to persuade him to step down, senior Iraqi politicians said Wednesday, underlining his determination to defy even his top ally to push for a third term in office and further exacerbating th Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:29:00 -0400 Pfc. performs on 'America's Got Talent' tonight Pfc. Paul Ieti's performance in the first round of NBC's 'America's Got Talent' earned a standing ovation and hugs from three of the show's four celebrity judges - a supermodel, a Spice Girl and Howard Stern. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:46:00 -0400 Little Rock AFB locked down amid report of suspicious person Little Rock Air Force Base went on lockdown Wednesday amid reports of a suspicious person, though military officials have offered few details about the incident. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:37:00 -0400 Study: Childhood traumas are more common in military members Childhood traumas are more common among military members and veterans than among civilians, according to a new study. Researchers say the results support the notion that for some, enlistment serves as an escape from troubled upbringings. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:27:00 -0400 As 212th Fires Brigade re-flags, DIVARTYs begin a comeback The first step in the Army's revamped artillery organization - one that will look familiar to some senior officers - took place Wednesday at Fort Bliss, Texas, when the 212th Fires Brigade re-flagged to become the 1st Armored Division Artillery. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:11:00 -0400 Guardsmen will not patrol border to catch illegal immigrants The roughly 1,000 Texas Army and Air National Guard troops being dispatched to the U.S.-Mexico border will not be tasked with apprehending illegal immigrants, said the adjutant general of the Texas National Guard. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:05:00 -0400 Naval Academy welcomes new superintendent Back in 2010, the secretary of the Navy and the chief of naval operations made a $100 bet with then-Naval Academy superintendent Vice Adm. Mike Miller that he wouldn't survive a second four-year stint back on the yard. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:46:00 -0400 Deployments to Afghanistan announced for 3,600 Three more units will deploy as part of the rotation of forces in Afghanistan, the Defense Department announced Wednesday. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:20:00 -0400 College's recruiting practices draw congressional fire Senators and student veteran leaders are working to dissuade would-be college students from using GI Bill funds to enroll at WyoTech and Heald, criticizing the schools' recent recruiting actions as irresponsible and predatory. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:58:00 -0400 U.S. officials, lawmakers clash over Iraq policy Senior U.S. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:49:00 -0400 Sen. Harkin: Recruit the disabled for non-combat jobs While veterans' groups are pushing the Senate to expand protections for disabled troops when they travel abroad, lawmakers in the chamber are considering expanding military jobs to disabled individuals at home. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:19:00 -0400 Flags lowered on Navajo Nation for Code Talker Flags are flying at half-staff on the Navajo Nation in honor of a Code Talker. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:52:00 -0400 Marine vet says he was forgotten in VA clinic A veteran of the U.S. Marines says he was locked inside a central Florida community clinic operated by the Veteran's Administration. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:43:00 -0400 Vet cited for therapy ducks will get day in court despite fine being paid An Army veteran who says his pet ducks help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder is getting his day in court after being cited for violating an Ohio village ban, even though someone else already paid his fine. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:39:00 -0400 2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down Russian-backed separatists shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets Wednesday in the eastern regions of the country, according to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:17:00 -0400 Memorial honoring injured veterans under way in D.C. Army Lt. Dawn Halfaker was on patrol 10 years ago in Baqubah, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade tore through her military vehicle and exploded inside. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:51:00 -0400 Man gets probation for crash that killed Warren airman A 23-year-old man who was involved in a crash in northern Colorado that killed two siblings and an Air Force senior airman has been sentenced to two years of supervised probation. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:47:00 -0400 Change of command set for Army Parachute Team The U.S. Army Parachute Team is getting a new leader in a change of command ceremony. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:24:00 -0400 Osprey to make rare Wisc. airshow appearance What's been described as 'one of the world's most unique military aircraft,' the MV-22 Osprey Tilt-Rotor, will return after a four-year hiatus at this year's AirVenture. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:47:00 -0400 Sergeant major portrayed in 'Generation Kill' faces child sex charges A retired battalion sergeant major who was depicted in the HBO miniseries 'Generation Kill,' was arrested in Yuma, Arizona, and charged with sex offenses involving a minor. It's the second time in a month he has faced child sex abuse allegations. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:27:00 -0400 Blue Angels add XO, screening after misconduct report In the wake of a high-profile misconduct investigation of the Blue Angels, the Navy's top aviator announced sweeping changes to the flight demonstration squadron's unique structure - changes officials hope will yield a better-run squadron. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:27:00 -0400 Fleet's oldest deployable warship nears retirement The fleet's oldest deployable warship is nearing its goodbye. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:19:00 -0400 Lawsuit: Tyler Perry interfered with studio plan at former Ga. Army base A Georgia entertainment company is suing Tyler Perry, accusing the filmmaker of unfairly working with government officials to transform a former military base into a studio for Perry's company. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:23:00 -0400 Atheist group urges Congress to allow humanist military chaplains More than one in five service members do not identify with a particular religion, according to Defense Department statistics. To better serve them, an organization is working to expand the Chaplain Corps to include clergy who don't believe in a god. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:22:00 -0400 Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts inducted into 'Hall of Heroes' Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts, amid one of the bloodiest battles of the war in Afghanistan, was badly injured and fighting for his life, when he paused to comfort his comrade as he lay dying, Sgt. Israel Garcia. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:21:00 -0400 VA nominee: 'Change can be achieved' At Bob McDonald's confirmation hearing Tuesday on his nomination to become the next Veterans Affairs Secretary, Sen. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:20:00 -0400 Shelton: Russia's doubt over U.S. satellite capabilities shows 'desperation' Russian statements expressing skepticism that the U.S. can produce satellite images showing a surface-to-air missile shooting down the Malaysia Airlines jet on July 17 shows 'desperation' on Russia's part, the top Air Force space official said today. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:15:00 -0400 General: Texas Guard to take observation role at border Most of the 1,000 National Guard troops headed to the Texas-Mexico border will take up observational positions and detain people only if they interfere with their mission, a top general over the deployment said Tuesday. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:05:00 -0400 U.S.: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down of airliner Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for 'creating the conditions' that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian government involvement. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:08:00 -0400 Donor gives Purple Heart to 12-year-old stabbing victim The Waukesha girl who was stabbed 19 times, allegedly by two classmates who thought her death would please a fictional online character, has received a special gift. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:02:00 -0400 Stranger pays veteran's duck fine without his OK What appears to be a citizen trying to do a good deed might deny a disabled veteran the day in court he wants. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:37:00 -0400 Study uses EEGs to guide treatment for depression Electroencephalograms, or EEGs, which measure electrical activity in the brain, show promise in improving treatment for depression - and consequently lowering post-traumatic stress symptoms and suicidal tendencies, a new military medical study has found. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:36:00 -0400 Officer who trained first black Marines laid to rest A World War II officer who trained the country's first black Marines was laid to rest at the Roseburg National Cemetery Annex. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:15:00 -0400 Train carrying bodies from MH17 arrives in Kharkiv Four refrigerated rail cars carrying the bodies of 282 of the 298 victims of a downed Malaysian jetliner arrived in the city of Kharkiv, controlled by the Ukrainian national government, en route to Amsterdam. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:47:00 -0400 VA nominee McDonald to go before Congress President Barack Obama's choice to lead the beleaguered Veterans Affairs Department is going before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee for a confirmation hearing as Congress considers a bill to help the next VA leader do his job. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:18:00 -0400 Nominee for VA secretary has confirmation hearing today Former Procter & Gamble CEO Bob McDonald gets his first chance to publicly lay out his vision for fixing the embattled Veterans Affairs Department today, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:17:00 -0400 Olympian credits surviving ATV accident to training with Marine vet Todd Honea discovered his calling, partly out of necessity, while in the Marines: to get fit and help others to do the same. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:28:00 -0400 Opinion: No need to go back to Iraq - the job may be done for us There seems to be an awful lot of people who think any excuse to travel to a foreign country and kill people is a good one. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:04:00 -0400