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Clarksville mom sues Army, says silence on sex abuse probe resulted in child's rape

A Clarksville, Tenn., woman is suing the U.S. Army for $30 million, saying its silence on a sex abuse investigation allowed Joshua Cline to rape her daughter and videotape the act.


Fort Campbell soldier charged with aiding bribery

An American soldier has been charged with taking part in an alleged scheme to divert fuel trucks from a military base in Afghanistan to others in exchange for money.

Prosecutors say Abdullah, a member of the 426th Brigade Support Battalion based at Fort Campbell, Ky., would arrange fake fuel transportation missions and create false travel documents for fuel trucks. Once the trucks left the base, the excess fuel would be stolen.


Marine sergeant reduced in rank over urination

A Marine Corps sniper captured on a YouTube video urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan is being reduced in rank after pleading guilty at a court-martial.

Gibson says Richards' sentence means eight Marines have been punished for their involvement in the incident through administrative punishments or courts-martial.


Jury selection slated to begin for Army general

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair has pleaded not guilty of criminal charges including forcible sodomy, indecent acts, violating orders and adultery.

Sinclair is a 27-year Army veteran who commanded troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is accused of forcing a female aide with whom he had a three-year extramarital affair to twice perform oral sex.


Lawyer for Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair argues for fair trial

Sinclair's court-martial is scheduled for July 16. He is accused of forcing an Army captain, with whom he admits an adulterous affair, to twice perform oral sex on him. He also faces additional accusations of misconduct involving other women, and several other charges.


Three Marines convicted of first-degree murder in the slaying of couple

Three Marines were convicted today of first-degree murder and other charges in the slayings of a young sergeant and his wife during a home invasion robbery at the couple's French Valley residence.


Norwood native Sgt. Robert Bales formally pleads guilty in Afghan massacre

The American soldier, and Norwood native, accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians, many of them women and children who were asleep in their villages, pleaded guilty to murder Wednesday and acknowledged to a judge that there was "not a good reason in this world" for his actions.


Former Naval Academy instructor sentenced to 60 days

A former instructor at the Naval Academy was sentenced Monday to 60 days in a military jail for indecent acts, fraternization and conduct unbecoming an officer stemming from an incident with two female midshipmen in 2011, an academy spokeswoman said.


Sergeant found guilty of premeditated murder of 5 fellow soldiers

A military judge at Joint Base Lewis-McChord ruled Monday that an Army sergeant accused of killing five fellow soldiers in Iraq is guilty of premeditated murder.


U.S. General Faces Life In Prison

A U.S. Army general accused of sexual misconduct is scheduled to return to court.

A court martial for Sinclair is scheduled to begin June 25 on charges that include forcible sodomy, indecent acts, violating orders and adultery.


Commander of Navy unit with two divers who drowned at APG relieved of duty

The commander of the Navy unit that included two sailors who drowned at Aberdeen Proving Ground in February has been relieved of his duties, the Navy said Wednesday.


Navy Officer Arrested For Pimping Teen Girl To Several Men In California

A Navy petty officer from Kings County is under arrest for allegedly pimping a 17-year-old girl to several men.

police say, Benavidez took the victim to his home in Lemoore and coerced her into having sex with several men in separate encounters, which he videotaped.


Former Coast Guard Officer To Be Sentenced For Fraud

Federal prosecutors are asking that a former Coast Guard transportation officer be sentenced to more than eight years in prison for wire fraud taking bribes.

Prosecutors say Dunn conspired to award overpriced or fake shipment contracts to 12 companies owned by another man in exchange for bribery payments.


Airman who led sex assault unit charged in groping

An Air Force officer who led the branch's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response unit has been charged with groping a woman in a northern Virginia parking lot, authorities said Monday.


Waste Watch: $5 million spent on incinerators that have never been used

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spent nearly $5 million to build two garbage incinerators that have not been used.

The U.S. military command in Afghanistan is at a loss to explain why it accepted incomplete incinerators.


Army sergeant pleads guilty to killing five at mental health clinic in Baghdad

U.S. Army Sgt. John Russell pleaded guilty Monday to killing four soldiers and a Navy officer at a mental health clinic in Baghdad in 2009, according to a story from CNN.

Russell, who shot and killed the five men at Camp Liberty clinic in Baghdad, avoided the death penalty by entering a guilty plea. A term of life in prison is the maximum sentence he can receive.


Soldier arrested in fatal shooting

Police in Savannah say an active duty Army soldier has been charged in the death of a Savannah tire store owner.


Police: Deaths of Md. high school student, Army sergeant were murder-suicide

The deaths of a 17-year-old Rockville High School student and a recruiter with the U.S. Army were ruled a murder-suicide, Montgomery County police said Monday.

The recruiter, 31-year-old Adam Anthony Arndt, and the high school senior, Michelle Lynne Miller, were found dead inside Mr. Arndt's Germantown home Monday morning. Police believe Mr. Arndt shot Ms. Miller and then turned the gun on himself.


Military sexual assault victims describe abuse

Four former service members on Wednesday described to Congress how they were raped, molested or sexually harassed while in the service and their commanders did little or nothing about it.


Commander of attack sub relieved of duty

The commanding officer of a Navy submarine currently undergoing maintenance at Maine shipyard was relieved of duty Friday due to a loss of confidence in his leadership, the Navy said.


Soldier charged in Colorado death arrested in N.C.

A soldier stationed at Fort Carson, Colo., charged in the death of a woman last week has been arrested in North Carolina.


Former Coast Guard operations specialist sentenced for hoax distress call

A former Coast Guard operations specialist was sentenced Jan. 18 to three and a half months imprisonment, which he has already served, for making a false distress call.


Former Naval Academy instructor faces sexual assault charges

A Marine Corps officer who worked as an instructor at the Naval Academy has been accused of sexually assaulting a female midshipman in his Annapolis apartment following the annual croquet match between the academy and St. John's College in 2011.


Murder trial of former MacDill sergeant starts today

Opening statements are starting this morning in the first-degree murder trial of a former MacDill Air Force Base sergeant accused of strangling his former fiancée and a 15-month-old boy authorities say was his child.


Colorado soldier now facing sexual abuse charges in Madison

A Colorado soldier facing 23 charges of sexual abuse involving children is now being charged in Madison, The Times'/ news partner WHNT News 19 reports.


Carson officer arrested in Alabama sex crimes case

A Fort Carson officer linked to multiple crimes involving young children was arrested again on Wednesday in connection with an Alabama sex crimes case, according to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.


Fort Carson soldier back from Afghanistan held on child sex assault charge

A Fort Carson soldier who recently returned from Afghanistan has been jailed on charges of sexual assault on a child and felony menacing.


Marine in NC charged with killing fellow Marine

Authorities said a Marine at Camp Lejeune has been charged with murder in the off-base shooting death of a fellow Marine.


Army major charged with child sex abuse in Harford

A U.S. Army major recently stationed at the Aberdeen Proving Ground has been charged with a child sex offense and was ordered held without bail at the Harford County Detention Center on Wednesday.


Soldier accused of attempted rape, battery of woman

A Fort Benning soldier was jailed Tuesday afternoon on an attempted rape charge, Columbus police said.


US Navy sailors charged with Okinawa rape

Two U.S. sailors accused of attacking a woman on Okinawa have been charged with rape.


Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair accused of having sexual encounters with four women since 2008; hearing in recess until 1 p.m.

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Allen Sinclair is accused of having brazen sexual encounters with four women since 2008 and using his position as a one-star general to coerce one of them into continuing the relationship, according to charges read at his Article 32 hearing today.


US soldier faces hearing in Afghanistan massacre

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales is appearing in a military courtroom in Washington state for the first time on charges that he slaughtered 16 Afghan villagers during a predawn rampage last March.


Md. Air Station Settles Hazardous Waste Violations

The agency says the Navy was cited for a series of violations including failing to keep hazardous waste containers closed during storage and failing to properly maintain leak detection and spill prevention equipment.


Another Lackland training instructor on trial in sex scandal

A fifth Air Force training instructor charged in the sex scandal at Lackland Air Force Base is going on trial.


Mass. Nat'l Guard chief resigns amid probe

Gov. Deval Patrick says he has accepted the resignation of the commander of the Massachusetts National Guard, who was under investigation for an alleged rape in Florida in 1984.


Scandals led to firing of AZ Air Guard commander

The Arizona Republic reports ( the scandals included fraudulent expense filings by more than two dozen Tucson-based officers and harassment of the state's only female fighter pilot.


Felony charge brought against Marine accused of beating taxi driver

A Marine accused of assaulting a cab driver early Sunday morning is now facing a felony charge.


Army sergeant pleads guilty to accepting gifts

An Army master sergeant has pleaded guilty to accepting thousands of dollars in gratuities from contractors during his deployment to Iraq as a field ordering officer at a forward operating base,


Child porn charges result in prison

A Fort Wainwright soldier accepted a plea agreement in which he will serve three years and nine months in prison for having child pornography on his computer.


Report: Sub commander accused of faking own death

A submarine commander who was relieved of his duties last week reportedly tried to fake his own death to end an extramarital affair.


Army captain arrested, then tries to flee hospital

An Army captain arrested downtown late Saturday tried hours later to flee a hospital operating table, cursing as he tried to escape, Columbus police said.


Sergeant sentenced for assault on soldier who killed himself

An Alaska-based Army sergeant was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in prison and a demotion and was docked a month's pay for his role in the alleged racial hazing and suicide of a fellow soldier.


Military police employee pleads guilty to stealing $1,300 in cash

A military police evidence custodian accused of stealing $1,300 in cash from his job pleaded guilty Wednesday in Columbus federal court, saying he needed the money for bills, authorities said.


Air Force instructor sentenced 20 years for rape, sexual assault

A military jury at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio found Staff Sgt. Luis Walker guilty Friday night on all 28 charges he faced, including rape, aggravated sexual contact and multiple counts of aggravated sexual assault.


Court-martial to begin in Texas base sex scandal

Military officials say the initial flirtations that Staff Sgt. Luis Walker directed at the women he trained at a Texas Air Force base grew into something more sinister: threats and intimidation that eventually led to rape.


Soldier indicted after his infant son dies

A Fort Benning soldier facing murder charges for the death of his 8-month-old son was indicted earlier this week by a Muscogee County grand jury, Superior Court records state.


Sex Scandal Rocks Texas Air Force Base

Allegations that male instructors had sex with, and in one case raped, female trainees have led to criminal charges against four men.


Former Coast Guard officer sentenced in federal fraud case

A former U.S. Coast Guard officer was sentenced to 21 months in prison Monday after pleading guilty in December to receiving kickbacks from government contractors.


Army soldier charged with child porn arrested for second time

An Army soldier accused of two counts of child pornography appeared Friday in U.S. District Court -- the second time in as many months he's stood before a Columbus federal magistrate.


Air Force removes nearly 3 dozen instructors from jobs

The Air Force has removed 35 instructors in San Antonio from their jobs in less than a year for a variety of reasons, including illicit sexual conduct.


Moody officer convicted of rape, indecent acts

A captain assigned to the 347th Operations Support Squadron at Moody Air Force Base was found guilty of three offenses of the Uniform Code of Military Justice in a court-martial Saturday, June 2, 2012.


2 Navy submarine officers charged in fraud probe

Two of the Navy's first female submarine officers have been charged with financial misconduct.


Soldier charged with gun theft

Cumberland County deputies said Monday they've charged a Fort Bragg soldier with the theft of more than a dozen weapons.


Marine Arrested In Barracks Row Stabbing

One Marine is dead and another is in police custody after a fatal stabbing in Barracks Row early Saturday morning.


Soldier, former soldier accused in murder plot

An Army sergeant and an ex-soldier believed they were negotiating with members of a Mexican drug cartel when they agreed to kill members of a rival gang and recover stolen cocaine in exchange for $50,000 and drugs, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Monday.


Prosecutors: JBLM officer threatened to blow up state capitol

A Lieutenant Colonel from Joint Base Lewis-McChord is being held in the Pierce County Jail after he allegedly threatened to blow up the state capitol in Olympia and pay a hit man $150,000 to kill his wife and a fellow officer.


US soldier slaughters Afghan civilians in nighttime rampage

An American soldier opened fire on villagers near his base in southern Afghanistan Sunday and killed 16 civilians, according to President Hamid Karzai who called it an "assassination" and furiously demanded an explanation from Washington. Nine children and three women were among the dead.


Air Force chief: Pentagon guided 9/11 remains disposal

The disposal of human remains from the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon, including the incineration and dumping of some portions in a landfill, was based on high-level Pentagon instructions, the Air Force's top general said Wednesday.


Two Fort Gordon Officers Charged With Internet Sex Crimes Against Children

WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that two separate undercover sting operations lead to the arrests of two Fort Gordon officers.


Pentagon Unable to Account for Missing Iraqi Millions

The Pentagon can’t find documents to explain what it spent as much as $1.7 billion on from funds held on behalf of the Iraqi government by the New York Federal Reserve, the report says.


Arlington National Cemetery Probe Reveals Miscounted Money, Graves

Arlington National Cemetery is trying to figure out what happened to $12 million.