en-us Copyright 2014, SaxoTech Online Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:32:10 -0400 15 Driver sentenced to 30 months after Marine's death An Ohio driver has been sentenced to 30 months in prison after a hit-and-run crash killed a Marine from Virginia. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:10:00 -0400 Gov. Parnell replaces Alaska National Guard leaders Three leaders of the Alaska National Guard were removed from their positions in the wake of investigations of sexual abuse and other allegations of misconduct within the agency. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:04:00 -0400 Military investigates scene of Kansas F-16 crash Military personnel are investigating the southeast Kansas site where an Oklahoma Air National Guard fighter jet crashed after a midair collision with another jet from the same unit during a training exercise. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:17:00 -0400 Hawaii scientists return to ocean for chemical weapon study University of Hawaii scientists are embarking on an expedition to deep waters off Oahu to study how chemical weapons dumped in the ocean decades ago are affecting seawater, marine life and sediment. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:10:00 -0400 IS fighters seize airdropped weapons meant for Kurds Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces that were meant to suppy Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in a border town, activists said Tuesday. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:47:00 -0400 Marines return from Australia following largest rotation to date The biggest Marine rotation to deploy to Australia returned to California on Monday after spending six months Down Under, paving the way to base a full Marine air-ground task force there in the future. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:37:00 -0400 Pilot's widow receives his Silver Star 70 years after heroic escape Lt. Col. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:31:00 -0400 Dempsey hits YouTube to address troops' Ebola concerns The nation's top military officer has taken to YouTube to soothe troops' concerns about deploying to the region of Africa being ravaged by Ebola. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:20:00 -0400 Soldier with 5 deployments killed in motorcycle accident Staff Sgt. Bryan Phillip Pitney of Fort Hood, Texas, who deployed five times during his Army career, has died from injuries after a motorcycle accident, post officials announced Tuesday afternoon. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:38:00 -0400 Terrorist ideology blamed in car attack on Canadian soldiers A young convert to Islam who killed a Canadian soldier in a hit-and-run had been on the radar of federal investigators, who feared he had jihadist ambitions and had seized his passport, authorities said Tuesday. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:26:00 -0400 Pentagon: Counter-IS campaign costs $424 million so far The U.S. military has spent $424 million so far in its military campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, the Pentagon said Tuesday. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:16:00 -0400 TBI rehabilitation program extended The Veterans Affairs Department is broadening a small program designed to help veterans with moderate to severe brain injuries live their lives to their fullest. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:59:00 -0400 'Yoga Joe' figurines aim to make yoga more manly Stretchy fitness fun is coming to backyard battlefields everywhere. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:54:00 -0400 Airman pleads guilty to giving police officer a 'wet Willy' A former Kiester man accused of licking his fingers and poking a Mankato police officer in both ears has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor to avoid a felony charge. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:38:00 -0400 As tensions rise, Pentagon beefs up missions in Europe As the nation's eyes are on the Ebola outbreak and the fight with Islamic State militants, the situation in Europe is getting decidedly colder - think Cold War. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:36:00 -0400 Air Force UAV crashes in Niger; no injuries A U.S. MQ-9 Reaper crashed early Monday at the Diori Hamani International Airport in Niamey, Niger, the Air Force confirmed. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:28:00 -0400 Air Force jet, crew lands in Pyongyang to pick up freed prisoner An Air Force executive jet and aircrew from Joint Base Pearl-Harbor, Hickam, was tasked with landing in North Korea today and picking up an American prisoner who was released by the Pyongyang regime. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:27:00 -0400 Some stereotypes stick to vets, survey shows All veterans aren't homeless washouts. But Got Your Six officials worry that many Americans see them that way. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:37:00 -0400 Guard C-130 crews conduct exercise in Poland The Air National Guard has landed its first C-130 aircraft rotation at the U.S. Aviation Detachment in Poland for a joint training exercise. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:37:00 -0400 Marine copter helps rescue lost Boy Scout boaters The Marine Corps helped rescue a Boy Scout troop that got lost while canoeing on the Colorado River. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:26:00 -0400 S.C. party chairs back change in picking state military head The chairmen of South Carolina's Republican and Democratic parties are urging voters to support a proposed change to the way the state's top military officer is selected. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:25:00 -0400 NATO intercepts Russian jets over Baltic Sea NATO scrambled fighter jets twice in two days to intercept Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea, it said Tuesday amid reports that Russian military activity in the region is increasing. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:44:00 -0400 Iowa airman buried nearly 70 years after death The remains of an Iowa airman shot down nearly 70 years ago during a World War II battle have been buried in his hometown of Badger. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:20:00 -0400 Rotor fire damages Marine Corps helicopter A Marine Corps helicopter sustained at least $2 million in damages last week when a rotor brake caught fire following maintenance. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:10:00 -0400 Survey: readers believe U.S. combat troops will return to Iraq Most readers believe the U.S. will soon send ground combat troops to Iraq, despite President Obama's repeated assurances to the contrary. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:09:00 -0400 Indiana Guard's top officer stepping down in May The Indiana National Guard's top officer says he's going to step down next May after more than a decade in the position. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:02:00 -0400 Anchorage School District bans military recruiters The Anchorage School District has banned military recruiters from the district's campuses. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:46:00 -0400 State Department approves new tank ammo sale to Iraq The US State Department has cleared the sale of M1A1 Abrams tank ammunition to Iraq, according to an announcement by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:31:00 -0400 2015 will mean more 15-year retirements for NCOs, officers The 15-year early retirement option will be available to certain categories of Regular Army, National Guard and Army Reserve officers, warrant officers and noncommissioned officers who are selected for involuntary separations because of promotion passover Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:07:00 -0400 Airdrops in Syria may strain U.S.-Turkish relations On Sunday night two U.S. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:45:00 -0400 Purple Heart found on playground to be returned to family of fallen soldier A Purple Heart medal posthumously awarded to a New York soldier killed in Vietnam is being returned to his family about two decades after it was found on a school playground. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:22:00 -0400 Free financial checkup for active-duty families Wondering whether you're on the right track financially? Will you be able to meet your goal of buying your dream truck, putting your kids through college, living comfortably in retirement, or all of the above? Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:22:00 -0400 As tensions rise, Pentagon beefs up missions in Europe As the nation's eyes are on the Ebola outbreak and the fight with Islamic State militants, the situation in Europe is getting decidedly colder - think Cold War. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:11:00 -0400 Corps develops motorcycle training course for new riders The Marine Corps is working to develop a new motorcycle safety training course that would target inexperienced riders. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:38:00 -0400 Oklahoma Guard: No injuries after midair collision The Oklahoma Air National Guard says two of its fighter jets collided over southeast Kansas during a training exercise, with one ejecting from one of the aircraft. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:38:00 -0400 B-52s headed to Europe for second time this year U.S. Strategic Command will sendB-52 Stratofortress bombers to participate in Exercise Noble Justification this month in support of NATO allies and partners. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:30:00 -0400 All three components 'critical' to facing global uncertainty All three Army components must be ready to respond to 'the entire range of military operations' in an uncertain, volatile world, the commanding general of Forces Command said. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:29:00 -0400 U.S. planes airdrop arms to besieged Syrian town The U.S. Air Force dropped military aid around the besieged Syrian town of Kobani overnight in an effort to resupply Kurdish forces battling Islamic State militants there, U.S. Central Command in Tampa said. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:48:00 -0400 Sweden's submarine hunt sends Cold War chill across Baltic Sweden's biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:35:00 -0400 Nevada guardsman killed in school shooting posthumously awarded 2 medals More than 500 supporters sat in silence with heads bowed and solemn expressions on their faces on Sunday as they remembered Sparks Middle School teacher Michael Landsberry. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:24:00 -0400 Fewer veterans running for congressional office The number of veterans in Congress has been steadily dropping in recent election cycles, but the legislative branch's meager military credentials could take a major hit this year. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:23:00 -0400 Marines face off against South Korean troops in epic drum battle It's a gutsy move to go into battle against U.S. Marines - even if you're a band member and the weapon of choice is a snare drum. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:16:00 -0400 Philippine leader: Murder case won't harm U.S. ties Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Monday that a murder investigation focused on a U.S. Marine should have no bearing on the two countries' relations, while Secretary of State John Kerry said Washington seeks no ' Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:14:00 -0400 Two deaths reported at Kadena over the weekend Two members assigned to Kadena Air Base, Japan, died Saturday in separate incidents. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:13:00 -0400 Website matches Marines' skills with certifications The Marine Corps has rolled out a comprehensive new website to help Marines capitalize on their military training by earning equivalent civilian certifications that can lead to jobs in the civilian workforce. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:42:00 -0400 Fort Gordon soldiers to deploy to West Africa A group of soldiers from the Augusta area is being sent to West Africa to help officials working to contain the spread of the Ebola virus. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:30:00 -0400 Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:19:00 -0400 Trial begins over Navy silencer contract A Navy intelligence officer illegally diverted nearly $2 million in government funds to his boss's brother under a secret, illegitimate contract to build hundreds of untraceable rifle silencers, prosecutors said Monday. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:39:00 -0400 Tricare rules on compounded medicines should be reviewed, GAO says Tricare spends $259 million a year on medications it is not obligated to cover and should align its policies on compounded medications with existing regulations or change those rules, a federal watchdog agency says. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:56:00 -0400 Top 10 contributors to CFC campaigns Counting down federal agencies with the highest average donations per employee in 2013. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:31:00 -0400 Health, medical research most popular charity choices in 2013 CFC 11 charities received more than $1 million in donations in 2013. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:30:00 -0400 Civil affairs Marines to get Android phones, new data collection app A new smartphone app for civil affairs Marines may make the next humanitarian aid mission a little bit smoother. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:22:00 -0400 Paper: Files allege misconduct within Alaska Guard Investigative files show years of alleged sexual and other misconduct among officers within the Alaska Army National Guard's Recruiting and Retention Battalion. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:07:00 -0400 Financial help possible for families of troops deployed on Ebola mission Families of troops deployed to West Africa on the Ebola mission are eligible for emergency financial assistance from the nonprofit Operation Homefront on the same basis as those of troops deployed to combat zones such as Iraq and Afghanistan, officials an Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:41:00 -0400 Military deals at ski getaways & what's new at some resorts near you It's coming. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:24:00 -0400 U.S. advisory mission in Iraq remains limited in scope and impact More than one month after President Obama ordered U.S. troops to begin an advise-and-assist mission supporting the Iraqi military's fight against Islamic militants, that effort remains limited in its scope and effectiveness. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:29:00 -0400 After arms drop, U.S. coalition strikes IS Syrian activists say the U.S.-led coalition has launched new airstrikes on Islamic State positions in Kobani, following overnight airdrops of weapons to Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:17:00 -0400 Kerry: 'Irresponsible' not to aid Kurds against IS U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to 'valiant' Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be 'irresponsible' and Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:16:00 -0400 Attacks on Afghan checkpoints kill 4 troops Officials say insurgents have attacked several army checkpoints in eastern and southern Afghanistan, killing at least four troops and wounding several people. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:11:00 -0400 Top U.S. commander in Ebola fight sees progress The first of 17 U.S.-built Ebola treatment centers in West Africa will open in a few weeks, the top commander of U.S. troops in the region told USA Today on Sunday. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:07:00 -0400