en-us Copyright 2014, SaxoTech Online Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:04:14 -0400 15 USMC Super Stallion crashes in Gulf of Aden; all 25 personnel rescued A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit crashed at sea today in the Central Command area of operations, an official press release stated. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:49:00 -0400 Deceased diver will receive heroism medal From the moment sailors enter training to become Navy divers, they're given one absolute commandment: Never leave their dive buddy. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:57:00 -0400 Marine overcomes amputation, becomes deputy Robert Smith was on foot patrol as a Marine in Fallujah in May 2008 - suddenly, a roadside bomb exploded. It was a hasty ambush, followed by small arms fire. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:29:00 -0400 New seminar will prep logisticians for EF-21 mission types Coming soon: a seminar for all Marine logisticians to prepare them for their role in small-unit operations and joint missions around the globe. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:29:00 -0400 Crushing demands of job lead some Air Force recruiters to falsify reports Air Force recruiting is plagued by a longstanding epidemic of falsifying records, according to multiple recruiters around the country. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:27:00 -0400 New rules OK ball caps with blue cammies, on base and off You asked, pressed, urged and pleaded. And after six years, the Navy listened. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:18:00 -0400 Irregular warfare center to close Oct. 1 After eight years working to educate soldiers on counterinsurgency, one of the Army Irregular Warfare Center's last actions was similar to its first: Updating the field's bedrock document. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:09:00 -0400 On newsstands this week In this week's issue of Navy Times, ball caps are back, and new rules OK them with blue cammies, on base and off. Get your own copy starting Monday at your local exchange or commissary. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:40:00 -0400 On newsstands this week In this week's issue of Army Times, how you can make the move to warrant officer. Get your own copy starting Monday at your local exchange or commissary. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:40:00 -0400 On newsstands this week In this week's issue of Marine Corps Times, a former JTAC's revealing account of tense special ops mission. Get your own copy starting Monday at your local exchange or commissary. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:40:00 -0400 On newsstands this week In this week's issue of Air Force Times, the crushing demands of recruiting lead some recruiters to falsify reports. Get your own copy starting Monday at your local exchange or commissary. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:39:00 -0400 3 siblings follow their master sgt. dad into the Air Force When a football career didn't work out for 2nd Lt. Joshua Carlson, he decided to pursue the only other life he'd ever known - the Air Force. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:35:00 -0400 Diving legend Walter Mazzone dies at 96 Retired Capt. Walter Mazzone, a decorated World War II submariner who later became legend as a pioneering medical officer in deep dive experiments that captured the nation's attention, died Aug. 7 in San Diego. He was 96. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:34:00 -0400 New Balance pitches DoD on standard-issue shoe for recruits New Balance has unveiled a sneaker prototype that could become standard-issue in boot camp and spell an end to the cash allowances that let recruits buy foreign-made shoes. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:32:00 -0400 Militia says it 'secured' U.S. compound in Libya The Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital has 'secured' a U.S. Embassy residential compound there, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting, one of its commanders said Sunday. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:19:00 -0400 DoD makes advances toward blood test to diagnose concussions The Defense Department is closing in on a blood test to detect concussions. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:01:00 -0400 Air Force Museum restoring Titan rocket Restoration experts at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force are launching their largest restoration project yet at the museum in southwestern Ohio. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:58:00 -0400 Iraqi forces break militant siege of town after U.S. airstrikes Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, following U.S. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:56:00 -0400 DoD takes lead on finding drugs to fight superbugs With very few antibiotics in development at major pharmaceutical companies, the Pentagon is stepping in to support research to combat the growing threat of 'superbugs' - bacteria that can't be stopped with current medications. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:55:00 -0400 U.S. trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents' Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:35:00 -0400 Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said Sunday. Al-Qaida-linked insurgents still hold captive 44 Fijian troops. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:18:00 -0400 Senator: Obama may be too cautious with militants Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein says President Obama may be too cautious in his approach to dealing with Islamic State militants. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:10:00 -0400 Coming up the gangway: Sailors in exoskeletons Anyone who saw Ripley defeat the alien queen in the 1986 film 'Aliens' knows how badass exoskeleton technology can be. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:19:00 -0400 Putin to Ukraine: Begin immediate talks on east Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:43:00 -0400 New combat uniform pattern coming as early as April The Army plans to field its new combat uniform camouflage pattern as early as April, and deployed airmen will wear it when stationed with Army units in Afghanistan and Africa. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:56:00 -0400 MARSOC offers operator spots to reservists Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command put out a call for enlisted reservists to join the ranks of critical skills operators. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:34:00 -0400 Air Force secretary calls for review of testing procedures after cheating incidents Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has directed the service to review its testing procedures following multiple high-profile incidents of cheating. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:31:00 -0400 Air Force to begin rotating launch officers The latest change in the nuclear missile career field will let airmen trade places with each other, opening up opportunities for officers to work on a different base for three months. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:29:00 -0400 TA rule changes: Tougher grade requirement, but more sailors eligible An estimated 39,000 more first-term sailors are now eligible for tuition assistance with their commanding officer's approval, under a tuition assistance overhaul unveiled Aug. 21. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:15:00 -0400 Combat vet turned Clemson star will soon get his own movie Nearly five years after earning a Bronze Star with 'V' and a Purple Heart for his actions in Afghanistan at the Battle of Kamdesh, former Army Sgt. Daniel Rodriguez will suit up Saturday to begin his senior football season with the Clemson Tigers. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:15:00 -0400 Sailors prep for the next natural disaster More than 320 sailors and Marines put new gear and strategies to the test Wednesday in a bid to prepare for and reduce response times to natural disasters. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:13:00 -0400 Soldier is back home nearly 70 years after death Helen Harris Cooke had her whole life ahead of her when her first husband, Cecil E. Harris, was lost in the fog of war and the mountains of northeastern France. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:50:00 -0400 5 U.S. airstrikes target Islamic State fighters near Iraqi dam The U.S. military says fighter aircraft and unmanned drones have struck Islamic State militants near Iraq's Mosul Dam. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:38:00 -0400 Pro-Russia rebels confident after making gains As the survivor of a tank attack on a Ukrainian army truck was being carried into an ambulance, he was showered with verbal abuse by a rebel fighter. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:37:00 -0400 Obama seeking allies for fight against extremists President Obama's acknowledgment the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:36:00 -0400 Army sees 'megacities' as the future battlefield When the Army looks to the future, it sees cities. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:32:00 -0400 Here are some last-minute Labor Day staycations The end of summer draws near - sigh - but it's not over yet! Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:54:00 -0400 Pilot program to launch to help spouses earn college credit Defense officials are launching a pilot program in the fall that will help military spouses put together portfolios of education and work experience for possible college credit. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:49:00 -0400 Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, U.S. The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:36:00 -0400 California lawmakers vote to protect in-state tuition for veterans California lawmakers have approved legislation to offer in-state college tuition for veterans who were stationed in California immediately before being discharged. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:11:00 -0400 Clash kills 4 Yemeni troops, 13 suspected militants Clashes in Yemen between the army and al-Qaida's local branch there killed at least 13 suspected militants and four troops Saturday, military officials said. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:27:00 -0400 Ohio Army National Guard postpones drills to save money The Ohio Army National Guard is postponing most of its planned training in early September because of federal budget issues. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:20:00 -0400 Advice for Kiowa soldiers: Reclass now Reclassification opportunities are available to certain aviation systems and aircraft maintenance enlisted soldiers affected by the Army's phased elimination of the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior from its inventory of helicopters. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:51:00 -0400 Lawyer: IG made false statements about Marine who warned of insider attack The lawyer for an officer facing discharge for negligently conveying classified information in an email - which he admitted doing as an urgent warning of an imminent war-zone threat - alleges 'false statements' and 'mischaracterizations' were included in Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:35:00 -0400 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. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:35:00 -0400 Pilot killed in Virginia F-15 crash had more than 2,300 flight hours Massachusetts Air National Guard Lt. Col. Morris Fontenot Jr., whose F-15C crashed Aug. 27 in rural western Virginia, never managed to eject from his aircraft. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:34:00 -0400 'Walking Dead' Marine battalion to be deactivated Decades before the television show, a Marine Corps battalion decorated for extensive combat in World War II and Vietnam earned the nickname the 'Walking Dead.' Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:34:00 -0400 John Walker, a former sailor who spied for the Soviets, dies in prison A former American sailor convicted during the Cold War of leading a family spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison hospital in North Carolina. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:33:00 -0400 Vigil marks Marine vet's 3rd year of imprisonment in Iran Rep. Dan Kildee has joined a Bay City vigil marking the third anniversary of the Iranian imprisonment of a Marine Corps veteran. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:32:00 -0400 Returning airman, killed in a motorcycle accident, remembered fondly Russell R. Mountain survived a six-month deployment in Afghanistan. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:31:00 -0400 Iran confirms Coast Guard fired at fishing boat The chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guard navy confirmed in remarks published Friday that a U.S. Coast Guard vessel fired on an Iranian fishing boat in the Persian Gulf this week but insisted the incident was not a 'clash.' Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:45:00 -0400 U.S. operations in Iraq have cost $550 million since June Since June 16 when President Obama first sent several dozen troops to Iraq to begin assessing the state of the country's Army, the United States has spent around $500 million on operations there. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:29:00 -0400 Tricare Help: Tricare options for retirees living overseas Q. My husband and I recently decided that we want to move to Ireland. He's a medically retired soldier using Tricare for Life. My son and I have Tricare Prime. Are there U.S. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:37:00 -0400 Russia's Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels in eastern Ukraine. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:04:00 -0400 New murder trial for soldier who claims anti-smoking drug made him psychotic The military's top appeals court has ordered a new trial for a soldier who claims he was in a psychotic state caused by the anti-smoking drug Chantix when he viciously stabbed a fellow soldier to death. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:58:00 -0400 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. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:54:00 -0400 Company touts improvements to POV moving The logjam that's caused delays in getting troops' cars to and from overseas is starting to clear, said an official with the new contractor. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:58:00 -0400 Expert: Move pain management into 21st century Contrary to a popular military tenet, pain is not weakness leaving the body. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:46:00 -0400 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. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:26:00 -0400 Pilot died in F-15 crash in Virginia mountains When investigators were finally able to safely enter the crash site of an F-15C 'Eagle' fighter jet on Thursday afternoon, they made a grim discovery that concluded more than 30 hours of searching - the pilot never managed to eject from the aircraft. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:22:00 -0400