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  1. Ask the Lawyer: Leaving child alone may be endangerment

    A. Quite a bit; that could lead to a charge of child endangerment, a violation of Article 134 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

    • Sep. 19, 2014
  2. Mufid Elfgeeh tried to give 'material support' to the Islamic State, a federal indictment handed up Tuesday alleges. Tina MacIntyre-Yee/Rochester Democrat and Chronicl

    Alleged IS recruiter in New York accused of trying to buy weapons to attack U.S. troops

    A Rochester man is expected to appear in a federal courtroom here Thursday morning to answer allegations that he recruited fighters for the Islamic State militant group.

    • Sep. 18, 2014
  3. Defense attorney Birney Bervar speaks to a reporter outside federal court on Sept. 17 in Honolulu. Benjamin Bishop, a former civilian defense contractor working at the U.S. military's Pacific headquarters, was sentenced to seven years and three months in prison for divulging military secrets to his Chinese girlfriend and keeping classified documents at his Honolulu home. Audrey McAvoy / AP

    Defense contractor gets 7 years in military secrets case

    A former civilian defense contractor working at the U.S.

    • Sep. 17, 2014
  4. IG: Sexual assault investigators should improve methods

    Military investigators responding to reports of sexual assaults do not always follow the widely accepted standards set by civilian police agencies, according to a new Pentagon Inspector General's report.

    • Sep. 16, 2014
  5. Jill Kelley leaves her home in Nov. 2012 in Tampa, Fla. Chris O'Meara/AP

    Judge: Lawsuit in Petraeus scandal can proceed

    A federal judge ruled Monday that a Tampa, Florida, woman can pursue her lawsuit alleging that the government invaded her privacy in the scandal over former CIA director David Petraeus.

    • Sep. 15, 2014
  6. 6 convicted of sex offenses May through July

    Six airmen were convicted of sexual offenses at courts-martial in May, June and July, the Air Force announced this month, bringing the total number of sex crime convictions to 46 since the service first began publishing them a year ago.

    • Sep. 13, 2014
  7. Mazen Alotaibi, a sergeant in the Saudi Arabian air force, appears in court on Friday in Las Vegas. Defense lawyers are seeking a new trial for Alotaibi, who was convicted last year and now faces at least 35 years in state prison in the rape of a 13-year-old boy on New Year's Eve in 2012. John Locher/The Associated Press

    No ruling on new trial in Saudi airman rape case

    A Nevada judge didn't immediately rule whether a Saudi Arabian air force sergeant deserves a new trial following his conviction in the rape of a 13-year-old California boy on New Year's Eve 2012.

    • Sep. 12, 2014
  8. Marine Corps Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun disappeared from his unit in Iraq's western desert in June 2004. The following month he turned up unharmed in Beirut, Lebanon and blamed his disappearance on Islamic extremist kidnappers. A Marine hearing officer has recommended a court martial for him. AP / Dylan Moore

    Court-martial eyed in Marine desertion case

    A Marine hearing officer has recommended a court martial for a Marine accused of deserting his unit a decade ago and later winding up in Lebanon for eight years, a defense lawyer said Friday.

    • Sep. 11, 2014
  9. Isaac Boger, 22, of Indiana

    Former airman sentenced to prison for child pornography

    A former Barksdale airman will spend 72 months in prison and be supervised for 10 years afterwards as his punishment for downloading more than 9,000 files of child pornography.

    • Sep. 11, 2014
  10. Man who tried to sell secrets to China sentenced

    A former Air Force employee who tried to sell classified information about a military satellite network to China has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison.

    • Sep. 9, 2014
  11. Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski, who was cleared by a civilian jury of assault and battery for allegedly groping a woman, received a letter of reprimand and will not face court-martial. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

    Former SAPRO chief will not face court-martial for alleged groping

    The Air Force has decided not to pursue a court-martial against Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski, who was found not guilty of assaulting a woman while he was serving as head of the Air Force's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office.

    • Sep. 5, 2014
  12. Marine vet faces Charlotte murder trial

    A Marine veteran from Charlotte is scheduled for trial this month in an alcohol related wreck that killed a woman nearly three years ago.

    • Sep. 5, 2014
  13. A Marshalltown Navy veteran received one of the nation's highest military honors in June, but multiple military groups are now questioning whether he earned that honor or fabricated documents to get it. The Des Moines Register

    Navy vet accused of faking Silver Star paperwork

    A Marshalltown Navy veteran received one of the nation's highest military honors in June, but multiple military groups are now questioning whether he earned that honor or fabricated documents to get it.

    • Sep. 3, 2014
  14. Air Force Staff Sgt. Luis Walker arrives for the fourth day of his trial on July 20, 2012, at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Walker was sentenced to 20 years after he was found guilty of rape, sexual assault and other related charges. AP

    Former MTI serving 20 years for sex assaults dies in apparent suicide at Leavenworth

    A former military training instructor who was serving 20 years at Fort Leavenworth for raping, sexually assaulting or having improper contact with 10 former trainees has died of an apparent suicide, the San Antonio Express-News reported Tuesday.

    • Sep. 2, 2014
  15. In this June 11, 2014, photo, former Blackwater Worldwide guard Nicholas Slatten enters a taxi cab as he leaves federal court in Washington, after the start of his trial. After 10 weeks of argument and testimony, the case goes to the jury on Tuesday. Cliff Owen / AP

    Blackwater legacy: a faint memory of Nisoor Square

    The summer-long trial of four Blackwater security guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis has been a grim retelling of lives snuffed out and the daily life-and-death decisions amid the chaos of war.

    • Sep. 2, 2014
  16. Doctor injured in stabbing at Memphis VA hospital

    Authorities in Memphis are searching for a suspect in the stabbing of a doctor at the Memphis VA Medical Center.

    • Sep. 2, 2014
  17. Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov was declared dead Dec. 14 after being found unresponsive in a vehicle. Screenshot

    More charges in sailor's death in Germany

    A soldier will stand trial Oct. 14 on charges he made a false official statement and helped conceal a crime in the December death of Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

    • Aug. 29, 2014
  18. Judge adds another hurdle in 2-year-old rape case

    A military judge has ordered the disclosure of email correspondence among top Air Force officials in a rape case that was already dismissed once, Stars and Stripes reported.

    • Aug. 29, 2014
  19. Maj. Nidal Hasan was sentenced to death for the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage that killed 13 and left 30 wounded. AP

    Fort Hood shooter asks to be 'citizen' of Islamic State

    The man convicted in the shooting rampage at Fort Hood in 2009 that left 13 dead is asking to become a 'citizen' of the Islamic State in a letter to the militant group's leader.

    • Aug. 29, 2014
  20. Ask the Lawyer: Yes, sex with a minor is a crime

    A. When a service member has a sexual relationship with a child over age 12 but under age 16, the back story of the romance is largely irrelevant.

    • Aug. 29, 2014
  21. Sgt. Hasan Akbar, center, is led from the Staff Judge Advocate Building at Fort Bragg, N.C., in 2005 during the sentencing phase of his court-martial. Akbar, who was sentenced to death for killing two fellow service members and wounding 14 others in a grenade attack in Kuwait, will have an appeal in military court. Gerry Broome / AP

    Soldier convicted in '03 grenade attack vs. fellow troops will have appeal hearing

    A soldier sentenced to death for killing two fellow service members and wounding 14 others in a grenade attack in Kuwait will have an appeal in military court.

    • Aug. 27, 2014
  22. Air Force aiding Florida police in sex stings

    Not only have Central Florida law enforcement officers violated federal rules in conducting

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  23. UPS data breach does not affect exchange customers

    Military shoppers who made purchases or shipped packages through The UPS Store locations operated through the Army and Air Force Exchange Service were not affected by the data breach involving about 1 percent of The UPS Store locations nationwide, AAFES o

    • Aug. 22, 2014
  24. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov receives airwarfare specialist certification during his deployment on the aircraft carrier John C. Stennis in early 2012. Courtesy of the Chepusov family

    Sailor, allegedly strangled to death by airman, remembered as caring

    Shortly before his death, Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov received a medal for helping save a soldier's life.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  25. Report: VA employee took recovering vet to crack house

    Although a Veterans Affairs police officer determined that a Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System employee took a patient to a crack house and helped him buy illegal drugs, the worker is still employed more than a year after the incident.

    • Aug. 18, 2014

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