en-us Copyright 2014, SaxoTech Online Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:39:45 -0400 15 Calls for brass to resign add to debate over Mideast policy Recent calls for the Pentagon's top brass to resign in protest of President Obama's policy toward Iraq and Syria may pack a political punch, but they rest on no actual historical precedent. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:25:00 -0400 Navy: Nuclear shipyard workers got unearned credit Hundreds of nuclear workers at a Navy shipyard have been placed on restrictive duty after investigators discovered they were given credit for attending continuing training they didn't actually attend, an official said Tuesday. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:09:00 -0400 Jury convicts teen in slayings of Fort Carson newlyweds It took a jury in Colorado Springs, Colorado, less than four hours to convict a teenager of killing a Fort Carson soldier and his pregnant wife during a burglary. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:55:00 -0400 ED cases among troops double since 2004 Erectile dysfunction diagnoses have skyrocketed in the U.S. military in the past decade, with the rate among troops more than doubling from 2004 to 2013. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:31:00 -0400 U.S. troops head to Africa for Ebola mission About 1,400 soldiers will head to Liberia in October to help support the fight against the Ebola virus that is spreading across West Africa, a Pentagon official said Tuesday. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:20:00 -0400 White House intruder who eluded Secret Service indicted A Texas man who climbed a fence, eluded Secret Service and entered the White House was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury for entering a restricted building, carrying a deadly weapon and unlawfully possessing ammunition. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:47:00 -0400 Mabus: Review of women joining SEALs on track A U.S. Special Operations Command report on integrating women into the elite Navy SEAL community was due back in July, but officials aren't able to confirm whether it's been completed or when leadership will be briefed. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:25:00 -0400 CENTCOM posts new combat footage of airstrikes in Iraq, Syria The U.S. Central Command released Tuesday another set of combat videos of airstrikes against Islamic State group facilities and vehicles in both Syria and Iraq. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:22:00 -0400 Kurds claim advances in Iraq as Britain joins fray Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq captured a border crossing with Syria on Tuesday, expelling Islamic State militants in heavy fighting that ground down to vicious house-to-house combat and close quarters sniping. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:43:00 -0400 Marines establish three new staging locations in West Africa The Corps has established three new staging outposts in Senegal, Ghana and Gabon that will help Marines respond to crises in Africa more quickly. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:55:00 -0400 A-10 lands on its belly at Davis-Monthan AFB Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson says one of its A-10 attack jets had to make a hard landing on its belly but that the pilot is OK. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:48:00 -0400 Navy: Aircraft carrier helps rescue 2 fishermen The Navy says a Virginia-based aircraft carrier helped rescue two fishermen off the coast of Florida. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:48:00 -0400 Afghanistan, U.S. sign long-awaited security pact The United States and Afghanistan on Tuesday signed a long-delayed security agreement that will allow about 9,800 American troops to remain in the country past this year. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:45:00 -0400 Hackers charged with stealing Apache training software Two members of what the Justice Department calls an 'international computer hacking ring' pleaded guilty to charges related to the theft of $100 million in intellectual property - including software used to train Apache helicopter pilots. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:44:00 -0400 5th Marine Regiment will lead new crisis response unit in Middle East The Marines' new crisis response unit in U.S. Central Command will reach initial operating capability tomorrow with Camp Pendleton's 5th Marine Regiment as its headquarters element, military officials said today. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:34:00 -0400 U.S. Ebola labs, parts for clinic arrive in Liberia U.S. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:24:00 -0400 CDC: Ebola confirmed in Dallas patient A patient in a Dallas hospital has been confirmed to have the deadly Ebola virus, News 8 has learned. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:12:00 -0400 Senator: POV moving company's problems linger The chairwoman of the Senate Budget Committee wants military officials to consider dumping a defense contractor responsible for moving troops' personal vehicles to and from overseas bases when they move on reassignment orders, citing significant delays an Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:23:00 -0400 Obama goal of Gitmo closure stalled at Pentagon The transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow Pentagon approval process, causing deep frustration within the administration and raising doubts that President Obama will be able to fulfill his campaign promise to close th Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:23:00 -0400 Vice chief to airmen: How do we cut costs? Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer has collected thousands of suggestions from airmen about how to cut costs Air Force-wide and at the unit level - some were so good that the Air Force has already adopted them. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:04:00 -0400 Top DoD official: U.S. will 'respond' if Japan-China dispute escalates The U.S. will respond with military force if allies in the Pacific region are threatened, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said on Tuesday in response to questions about Japan's dispute with China over the Senkaku Islands. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:59:00 -0400 Sen. McCaskill seeks probe of Fort Leonard Wood Army leaders on sex assault policies Sen. Claire McCaskill has asked the Pentagon to investigate allegations that Army leaders at Fort Leonard Wood discouraged trainees from reporting sexual assaults. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:41:00 -0400 Boxer CO fired after short stint in charge Capt. Wayne Brown's big deck command tour was short-lived. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:14:00 -0400 Naval Academy joins Obama's 'It's On Us' campaign The U.S. Naval Academy has joined President Obama's 'It's On Us' campaign to encourage college students to take responsibility in stopping sexual assault. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:53:00 -0400 U.S.-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Turkey U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted fighters, vehicles and artillery pieces of the Islamic State group on both sides of the Syria-Iraq border Tuesday, including around a beleaguered Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish that is under assault by the militants, activists said. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:36:00 -0400 F-15C pilot who crashed in Virginia to be buried at Air Force Academy A Massachusetts Air National Guard pilot who was killed in the crash of an F-15C fighter jet will be buried at the Air Force Academy in Colorado. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:35:00 -0400 Confederate's grave has wrong name; VA won't fix The gravestone of a Confederate soldier who died at Elmira's Civil War prison camp has the wrong name on it, according to his great-great-grandson. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:32:00 -0400 Records, photos of famed U.S. WWII bombers go online Thousands of feet above the Pacific Ocean, the bullets were coming fast and the flak was flying. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:20:00 -0400 Texan who faked military past guilty in guns case A Texas convicted felon who faked being an Army Ranger to get close to a decorated retired Navy Seal faces up to 10 years in prison for having two guns. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:04:00 -0400 Ex-FBI agent pleads guilty in Afghan scheme A former FBI agent pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he derailed an investigation into military contract fraud by making a suspect appear to be a key counterintelligence source. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:47:00 -0400 Singapore-based research center CO fired Capt. Carlos LeBron, the commanding officer of the Singapore-based Naval Medical Research Center-Asia, was relieved of his duties Monday ' Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:48:00 -0400 Interview: Leno on USO, entertaining troops and his 'tank car' It would be tough to script a better opening line for a story from Jay Leno: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:14:00 -0400 Air Force takes the lead on airstrikes against Islamic State The Air Force has flown a large majority of all airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, with the mission expected to change as Islamic State fighters adjust to the aerial bombardment. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:12:00 -0400 New crisis response unit to be based in Kuwait The Marine Corps is preparing to deploy about 2,100 grunts to be based out of Kuwait in a new unit configuration designed to respond to crises in the region, according to Corps officials. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:11:00 -0400 Marksmanship overhaul was a long time coming, say Marines Significant changes are in the works for Marine Corps marksmanship that are likely to make basic rifle qualifications more challenging, if not more complex, affecting everyone from the freshest boots to the grizzled infantrymen on predeployment workups. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:11:00 -0400 Chief season screwups: These 4 cases may have crossed the line No more shenanigans. That was the bottom line of Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (AW/NAC) Mike Stevens' controversial chief training overhaul two years ago, which ended decades of initiation rites. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:10:00 -0400 Army Times unveils new mobile app, monthly subscription model Army Times is revolutionizing its digital experience with the introduction of new mobile applications for smartphones and tablets. A completely revamped website also is on the way. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:52:00 -0400 Air Force appeals court tosses MTI rape conviction An appeals court on Sept. 16 overturned the 2013 rape conviction of a former military training instructor at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, ruling there was not enough evidence to find him guilty in the first place. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:31:00 -0400 Barksdale military dog died of heat stroke last month A military working dog who died at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana last month succumbed to heat stroke after his handler accidentally left him in the backseat of a patrol vehicle, officials said. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:35:00 -0400 Women in Ranger School: New details, application deadlines Female soldiers have until Dec. 1 to volunteer to attend Ranger School this spring as part of an assessment to determine whether and how to open combat arms military occupational specialties to women. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:27:00 -0400 U.S. to keep 10,000 troops in Afghanistan The United States and Afghanistan will sign a long-delayed security agreement Tuesday that will allow about 9,800 American troops to remain in the country past this year, a U.S. official said. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:25:00 -0400 Report: White House intruder made it far past front door A man who scaled a White House fence this month and breached the mansion's front door apparently rushed past a Secret Service agent inside and was stopped only after reaching the building's East Room, a government official confirmed Monday. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:47:00 -0400 Vietnam veteran receives Silver Star 48 years later A Vietnam War veteran received the Silver Star Sunday for his heroic actions in heavy combat 48 years ago. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:37:00 -0400 McCain: Ground troops needed to fight ISIL Americans would support sending more U.S. troops to fight the Islamic State if U.S. strategy in the region were clearer, Sen. John McCain, a longtime critic of President Obama's foreign policy, said Monday. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:20:00 -0400 Obama efforts to oust Assad pushed to back burner By President Obama's own admission, U.S. efforts to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad have been pushed to the back burner by a bombing campaign against Islamic State militants that could ultimately help him stay in power. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:29:00 -0400 Dana White says UFC shares blame in Yoel Romero vs. Tim Kennedy controversy Yoel Romero's cornermen weren't exactly on their best behavior Saturday night at UFC 178, UFC President Dana White told MMAjunkie, but the UFC is also partially to blame for a controversial delay between rounds in the middleweight fight with Tim Kennedy. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:15:00 -0400 Navy Times unveils new mobile app, monthly subscription model Navy Times is revolutionizing its digital experience with the introduction of new mobile applications for smartphones and tablets. A completely revamped website also is on the way. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:42:00 -0400 Marine Corps Times unveils new mobile app, monthly subscription model Marine Corps Times is revolutionizing its digital experience with the introduction of new mobile applications for smartphones and tablets. A completely revamped website also is on the way. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:42:00 -0400 Air Force Times unveils new mobile app, monthly subscription model Air Force Times is revolutionizing its digital experience with the introduction of new mobile applications for smartphones and tablets. A completely revamped website also is on the way. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:41:00 -0400 Delay vote on authorizing airstrikes, key GOP lawmaker says By the time Congress decides whether it wants to vote on authorizing new military intervention in Iraq and Syria, the fight could be over. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:11:00 -0400 Administration seeks to close Gitmo hearing The Obama administration is seeking to close a court hearing into the government's treatment of a Guantanamo Bay prisoner, saying that much of the information about the man is classified. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:02:00 -0400 Germany unable to meet NATO readiness target Germany's military is unable to meet its medium-term readiness target should NATO call on its members to mobilize against an attack, officials said Monday. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:58:00 -0400 Nearly 2,000 NCOs will add a stripe in October Nearly 2,000 senior airmen through senior master sergeants will add a stripe in October as part of the monthly promotions that continue throughout the year. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:43:00 -0400 IS fight already near $1 billion as strategy shifts The air war in Syria and Iraq has already cost nearly $1 billion and ultimately could cost as much as $22 billion per year if a large ground force is deployed to the region, according to an analysis by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:26:00 -0400 Battle against Islamic State creates new alliances On a recent evening, two of Jordan's top pro-al-Qaida ideologues held court on the rooftop of a villa decorated with strings of lights. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:49:00 -0400 DoDEA schools' course work to be in sync, chief says Whether they are attending Defense Department schools in Germany, Japan or Fort Bragg, North Carolina, military children in the same grades should be learning the same concepts at the same time, said Thomas Brady, the director of the Department of Defense Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:37:00 -0400 U.S. envoy says no talks with North Korea in sight Washington believes that North Korea is increasingly unwilling to live up to its nuclear disarmament commitments, and is using three detained Americans as pawns, a senior U.S. envoy said Monday. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:59:00 -0400 Emotional toll taxes military drone operators too President Barack Obama has assured Americans he opposes sending U.S. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:34:00 -0400 Marriage fraud can earn you a prison sentence, stiff fines U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials want service members to say, 'I don't' to marriage fraud, warning that it is a federal crime and no laughing matter. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:08:00 -0400 Colleges adapt to post-9/11 vets' needs Bryan Box, a 28-year-old student veteran, carries a large thermos with 'SAB9491T' scribbled on its side. The inscription is Box's battle roster, which he described as a digital 'dog tag' used by the Army to identify soldiers. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:03:00 -0400