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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:45:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140724/NEWS/307240055 Surveys explore U-boat wreckage in Gulf of Mexico http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140724/NEWS/307240054 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140724/NEWS/307240054 Court: Poland violated human rights in CIA case http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140724/NEWS08/307240053 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140724/NEWS08/307240053 Iraq: Attack on prisoner convoy kills 60 people http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140724/NEWS08/307240052 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140724/NEWS08/307240052 Documents detail VA mistreatment of vets http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140724/NEWS05/307240051 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140724/NEWS05/307240051 Investigation: $3 million Helmand food storage facility never used http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230054 The independent agency responsible for oversight of U.S. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:37:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230054 Truman sailor dies after fall from barracks balcony at Naval Station Norfolk http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230057 A sailor died after falling six stories at Naval Station Norfolk. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:35:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230057 Medal of Honor recipient SFC Leroy Petry retires today http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230060 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230060 Missing Marine wife Erin Corwin may be 'voluntarily missing' http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230069 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230069 Few takers in first year of Marine career sabbatical program http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/CAREERS02/307230049 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/CAREERS02/307230049 Website founder's goal to help male spouses connect http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230053 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230053 Lockdown lifted at Little Rock AFB http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230073 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230073 Enlisted women to serve on attack submarines after 2020 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230055 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230055 Air Force refocuses on training as wars wind down http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230056 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230056 Alaska soldier's car stuck in Wash. after transport company files for bankruptcy http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230078 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230078 Sen. Sanders seeks new VA funding compromise http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230067 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230067 Senator says he had PTSD when he wrote Army War College thesis http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS05/307230074 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS05/307230074 12 indicted in Mississippi Guard recruitment fraud case http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS02/307230077 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS02/307230077 Senate panel backs McDonald for VA secretary http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/BENEFITS04/307230063 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/BENEFITS04/307230063 Viral video: Watch what happens when Marines confront an apparent Army faker http://blogs.militarytimes.com/battle-rattle/2014/07/23/viral-video-shows-marines-confronting-apparent-military-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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/TMP/307230076 Montford Point Marine awarded Congressional Gold Medal http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230068 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230068 Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS08/307230075 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS08/307230075 Pfc. performs on 'America's Got Talent' tonight http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/OFFDUTY02/307230058 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/OFFDUTY02/307230058 Little Rock AFB locked down amid report of suspicious person http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230062 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230062 Study: Childhood traumas are more common in military members http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230072 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230072 As 212th Fires Brigade re-flags, DIVARTYs begin a comeback http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230070 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230070 Guardsmen will not patrol border to catch illegal immigrants http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS02/307230052 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS02/307230052 Naval Academy welcomes new superintendent http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230066 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230066 Deployments to Afghanistan announced for 3,600 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230065 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230065 College's recruiting practices draw congressional fire http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS05/307230064 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS05/307230064 U.S. officials, lawmakers clash over Iraq policy http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS05/307230061 Senior U.S. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:49:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS05/307230061 Sen. Harkin: Recruit the disabled for non-combat jobs http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230059 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230059 Flags lowered on Navajo Nation for Code Talker http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230045 Flags are flying at half-staff on the Navajo Nation in honor of a Code Talker. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:52:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230045 Marine vet says he was forgotten in VA clinic http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230051 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230051 Vet cited for therapy ducks will get day in court despite fine being paid http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230046 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230046 2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS08/307230050 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS08/307230050 Memorial honoring injured veterans under way in D.C. http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230048 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230048 Man gets probation for crash that killed Warren airman http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230047 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS/307230047 Change of command set for Army Parachute Team http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/CAREERS03/307230044 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/CAREERS03/307230044 Osprey to make rare Wisc. airshow appearance http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS04/307230043 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140723/NEWS04/307230043 Sergeant major portrayed in 'Generation Kill' faces child sex charges http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140722/NEWS06/307220060 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140722/NEWS06/307220060 Blue Angels add XO, screening after misconduct report http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140722/NEWS/307220070 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140722/NEWS/307220070 Fleet's oldest deployable warship nears retirement http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140722/NEWS/307220068 The fleet's oldest deployable warship is nearing its goodbye. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:19:00 -0400 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140722/NEWS/307220068 Lawsuit: Tyler Perry interfered with studio plan at former Ga. Army base http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140722/NEWS/307220067 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140722/NEWS/307220067 Atheist group urges Congress to allow humanist military chaplains http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140722/NEWS/307220061 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140722/NEWS/307220061 Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts inducted into 'Hall of Heroes' http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140722/NEWS/307220066 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140722/NEWS/307220066 VA nominee: 'Change can be achieved' http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140722/NEWS05/307220069 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140722/NEWS05/307220069 Shelton: Russia's doubt over U.S. satellite capabilities shows 'desperation' http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140722/NEWS08/307220073 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140722/NEWS08/307220073 General: Texas Guard to take observation role at border http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140722/NEWS02/307220074 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140722/NEWS02/307220074 U.S.: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down of airliner http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140722/NEWS08/307220076 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140722/NEWS08/307220076 Donor gives Purple Heart to 12-year-old stabbing victim http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140722/NEWS/307220053 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140722/NEWS/307220053 Stranger pays veteran's duck fine without his OK http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140722/NEWS/307220062 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140722/NEWS/307220062 Study uses EEGs to guide treatment for depression http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140722/NEWS/307220049 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140722/NEWS/307220049 Officer who trained first black Marines laid to rest http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140722/NEWS/307220063 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140722/NEWS/307220063 Train carrying bodies from MH17 arrives in Kharkiv http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140722/NEWS08/307220047 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140722/NEWS08/307220047 VA nominee McDonald to go before Congress http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140722/NEWS05/307220044 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140722/NEWS05/307220044 Nominee for VA secretary has confirmation hearing today http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140722/NEWS05/307220048 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140722/NEWS05/307220048 Olympian credits surviving ATV accident to training with Marine vet http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140722/OFFDUTY03/307220075 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140722/OFFDUTY03/307220075 Opinion: No need to go back to Iraq - the job may be done for us http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140722/NEWS01/307220051 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 http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140722/NEWS01/307220051