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  1. Santa Rosa County Veterans Memorial manager Ralph Nesenson looks over one the park's recently vandalized memorials. The 'Wall of Tears' monument was vandalized to the point where it will no longer weep, said Nesenson. Tony Giberson / Pensacola News Journal

    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.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  2. 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.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  3. 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.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  4. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel briefs the press April 2 aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) in Honolulu. Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo / Defense Department

    Hagel launches broad review of military justice system

    The Pentagon is launching a 'systemic' review of the entire military justice system that will look at how commanders convene courts-martial and impose nonjudicial punishments.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Military hotline aids sexual assault victims

    One of the first things you notice about the Pentagon's sexual assault support hotline is its non-military look.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  6. FBI leak probe shuts down 9/11 case at Guantanamo

    A judge agreed Tuesday to look into how FBI questioning of a defense team member will affect the trial of five Guantanamo Bay prisoners in the Sept. 11 attack.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  7. DoD told to quantify cost to victims of '09 Fort Hood shooting

    Congress wants to put a dollar figure on what victims of the first Fort Hood, Texas, shooting have lost because the tragedy was classified as workplace violence.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  8. Several decisions handed down by appeals courts in recent months demonstrate how military law is catching up to technological phenomena such as 'sexting' and text-stalking, say attorneys who specialize in military justice. Senior Airman Jessica Lockoski / Air Force

    Military appeals courts uphold sexting convictions

    Troops have gotten in trouble for years for sending sexually explicit photos and messages over text message — even without much legal precedent.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  9. Md. man pleads to no-show job at Penn. base

    A former civilian contractor who worked at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland has pleaded guilty to defrauding the government by helping the former vice commander of a base near Pittsburgh receive extra pay in exchange for getting the Maryland man a no-sh

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  10. Window opens on secret camp within Guantanamo

    Attorney James Connell has visited his client inside the secret Guantanamo prison complex known as Camp 7 only once, taken in a van with covered windows on a circuitous trek to disguise the route on the scrub brush-and-cactus covered military base.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
  11. 3 airmen convicted of sex offenses in February

    Two airmen were convicted of sexual assault and a third of sexual harassment at courts-martial in February, the Air Force said. All three received discharges as part of their sentences.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  12. Denver police arrested 32-year-old William Pettepiece. KUSA

    Man arrested in hit-and-run crash that killed airman

    Leadership at Buckley Air Force base hopes to release more information about the Airman killed in a hit-and-run crash on Denver's east side overnight Wednesday.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  13. Buckley airman killed in hit-and-run crash

    Denver police have arrested a man suspected in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 23-year-old Buckley Air Force Base airman.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
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    Pentagon keeps tight lid on some sex assault info

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness month, and the Pentagon wants troops and civilians alike to know that it takes the issue seriously.

    • Apr. 8, 2014
  15. Staff Sgt. Annamarie Ellis arrives at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland for her trial on maltraining and maltreating basic trainees charges. Jerry Lara / San Antonio Express-News

    Varying sentences for MTI conduct reflect uniqueness of cases

    A foul-mouthed former military training instructor who threatened to send recruits home in body bags and made them work out naked will spend eight months in jail before she leaves the Air Force with a bad conduct discharge.

    • Apr. 6, 2014
  16. Ex-Scott AFB contracting official sentenced

    A federal judge has sentenced a former Scott Air Force Base contracting official to three years of probation for accepting gratuities.

    • Apr. 6, 2014
  17. Facebook photo of Sgt. First Class Danny Ferguson, who was killed in the Fort Hood shooting rampage, and his fiance Kristen Haley, who says he was trying to block the gunman's path to a room packed with military personnel Courtesy photo

    Fort Hood shooting victims were heroic, dedicated

    As the nation mourns another shooting at a domestic military base, details on the heroes killed and injured emerge from Fort Hood.

    • Apr. 4, 2014
  18. AWOL airman dies in car crash after chase

    Authorities in Bixby say a service member who was absent without leave was killed in a traffic crash after a chase with police.

    • Apr. 4, 2014
  19. Staff Sgt. Tamisha Rutledge presents an airman with an American flag in 2011 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Senior Airman Luis Loza Gutierrez / Air Force

    Female MTI gets hard labor, reprimand for unprofessional relationship

    A judge at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland has sentenced a former military training instructor who had a sexual relationship with a basic training graduate to 60 days' hard labor and a reprimand.

    • Apr. 3, 2014
  20. Lucy Hamlin and husband Spc. Timothy Hamlin wait for permission Wednesday to re-enter Fort Hood, where they live, following a shooting on base. Tamir Kalifa/AP

    Fort Hood shooting: Answers sought as base marches on

    An Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness was the gunman who opened fire at Fort Hood, killing three people and wounding 16 others before committing suicide, in an attack on the same Texas military base where more than a dozen people were slain

    • Apr. 3, 2014
  21. Nellis AFB airman to stand trial in wife slaying

    A judge in North Las Vegas ruled that a 33-year-old Nellis Air Force Base technical sergeant should stand trial on a murder charge in Nevada state court in the slaying of his wife.

    • Apr. 2, 2014
  22. A May 15, 1998, file photo shows Jonathan Pollard speaking during an interview in a conference room at the Federal Correction Institution in Butner, N.C. Karl DeBlaker / AP

    American spy's release would be high-stakes gamble

    Every president since Ronald Reagan has refused to release Jonathan Pollard from prison. A CIA director once threatened to resign when Bill Clinton briefly considered freeing the convicted spy as part of Mideast peace talks.

    • Apr. 1, 2014
  23. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during an April 1 news conference in New York. Seth Wenig / AP

    Holder: Khalid Sheik Mohammad won't be tried in N.Y.

    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he still believes Manhattan is the right place to put the self-professed mastermind of the Sept.

    • Apr. 1, 2014
  24. Staff Sgt. Annamarie Ellis, center, arrives March 24 for her trial on maltraining and maltreating trainees. Jerry Lara/San Antonio Express-News

    The trials of MTIs: Just doing their job? Or abusing their trainees?

    Staff Sgt. Annamarie Ellis threatened to beat up recruits and send them home in body bags. She cursed at them, forced them to work out naked in the shower and told one she was going to force a guidon down his urethra.

    • Mar. 31, 2014
  25. Ellis Jerry Lara/San Antonio Express-News

    The cases against two MTIs

    The case: Former basic trainees under Ellis in 2010 and 2011 accused her of threatening to beat them up, send them home in body bags and other violent acts, the San Antonio Express-News reported.

    • Mar. 31, 2014

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