Thursday, February 21, 2019

Transgender people cleared to join military, for now

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department has made clear its proposed ban on transgender military recruits is on hold, meaning their enlistment can start...

Veteran that fought to expose ‘Burn Pit’ Hazards dies at 36

National Guard veteran Amie Muller believed deployments to Iraq caused the cancer that killed her. She worked and lived next to burn pits that billowed...

Court overturns Marine sniper’s conviction for urinating on dead Taliban fighters

A military court on Wednesday overturned the conviction of a former Marine sniper involved in urinating on dead Taliban soldiers in Afghanistan in 2011...

Australia finds USMC Osprey that crashed off northeast coast

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian Navy survey ship has located a U.S. military aircraft that crashed off the Australian northeast coast at the weekend...

US drone strike in Somalia kills ‘several’ al-Shabaab militants, military says

A drone strike in Somalia carried out by the United States military Friday has killed “several" al-Shabaab militants. The U.S. Africa Command said in a...

Sex assault reports up at Navy, Army academies

WASHINGTON (AP) - Reports of sexual assaults increased at two of the three military academies last year and an anonymous survey suggests sexual misconduct...

Marine Veteran killed in Syria ‘had a mission’ in IS battle

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Marine believed so strongly in the war against the Islamic State group that he secretly traveled to Syria,...

Paralympian Marine vet is gifted a custom home

Ret. Marine Cpl. Luke McDermott is currently in Pyeongchang, South Korea, at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. But when he comes home to the...

Military commanders get OK to shoot down drones over bases

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has sent new guidance to the armed services that lays out the military's authority to disable or shoot down any...

Okinawa boy injured after window falls off Marine helo

A boy was injured in Okinawa, Japan, Wednesday after a metal window frame plummeted from a U.S. military helicopter known as a Super Stallion,...

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Soldier Saves Man’s Life with Hoodie, Ink Pen…except, he didn’t

The story was ready-made for an Army public affairs splash – “hero soldier uses ingenuity, hoodie, and an ink pen to save man’s life.”...

Doctor caught dyeing his patient’s genitals now practices at Fort Polk

A former Mesa County, Colorado gynecologist who dyed a patient's vagina purple in what he called a "joke" has avoided jail time as part...

Legal and ethical questions surround rapping recruiter’s viral video

2018 has been a tough year for U.S. Army Recruiting Command. After failing to meet the fiscal year recruiting mission at the end of...