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Family of CNU student killed in wrong-way crash questions military's response to soldier's DUIs

Away from the warzone, he's been charged three times for driving under the influence during his 10-year military career, according to court records and testimony.


8 U.S. soldiers charged in comrade's death

Fellow soldiers at a base in Georgia teased him about his Chinese name, crying out "Chen!" in an exaggerated Asian accent.


Marines embellished Medal of Honor story

Crucial parts that the Marine Corps publicized and Obama described are untrue, unsubstantiated or exaggerated, according to dozens of military documents McClatchy Newspapers examined.


Remains of 274 US troops dumped in landfill: report

The US Air Force dumped the cremated, partial remains of at least 274 troops in a landfill before halting the secretive practice in 2008, the Washington Post reported Thursday.


AP: NJ Guard chief to quit over conduct with aide

The longtime commander of New Jersey's National Guard is resigning after being caught having a physical relationship with a woman who works for him, government officials told The Associated Press on Thursday.


Soldier faces court-martial in Afghan deaths

A 27-year-old staff sergeant who supervised soldiers accused of murdering Afghan civilians last year is expected to face a court-martial today where he could be sentenced to 17 years in prison for a mix of assault and conspiracy charges.


NJ Marine charged in $760K theft from Pa. base

A Marine sergeant has been charged with stealing supplies and equipment worth about $760,000 from a suburban Philadelphia military base.


Fort Bragg soldier charged in Wilmington in hotel beating of woman

A Fort Bragg soldier was charged with attempted murder in Wilmington early Saturday.


Former Soldier Gets Life in Prison

Aaron Rentfrow has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his wife.Tonya Rentfrow was found strangled in her home January 10.


Maryland Soldier Found Guilty of Killing Afghan Civilian

The 28-year-old was found guilty of premeditated murder.


Navy CPO arrested in wife's fatal stabbing in La.

New Orleans police say a Navy chief petty officer stationed in Virginia has been arrested and faces charges in the fatal stabbing of his wife - possibly with a pen.


Navy senior chief from George H.W. Bush to serve 6 months, lose rank in cruelty case

Curtis was not convicted of dozens more charges including aggravated assault, in which he was accused of choking a sailor with an elastic exercise band.

He also wasn't convicted of 15 counts of assault stemming from other allegations.


Fort Rucker Soldier Gets 50-Year Sentence

He was arrested last year after deputies found images of child pornography in his New Brockton home.


Sergeant Major Gets 6 Months For False Medals

The Army says a former command sergeant major at Walter Reed Army Medical Center is spending six month in prison for wearing unauthorized decorations and lying about his record.


Ex-Fort Lewis major admits to stealing $47,000

An Army major formerly stationed at Fort Lewis pleaded guilty Tuesday to laundering more than $47,000 that was supposed to be spent on humanitarian and reconstruction projects in Iraq, federal prosecutors announced.


Government witness testifies that former Army major wanted $50,000 bribe

A government witness testified this morning that former Army Maj. Eddie Pressley told him there would be no contract work providing bottled water for troops in Iraq unless Pressley was paid $50,000.


Navy discharging 16 sailors over drugs

The Navy says it's discharging 16 sailors for using or dealing the banned synthetic drug "spice."


Colo. Army Officer Sentenced To Five Years For Bribery

A Colorado Army officer who pleaded guilty to taking bribes in exchange for awarding contracts to foreign companies has been sentenced to five years in prison.


Navy Commander Loses Post Over Lewd Videos

The Navy permanently removed a senior officer from command of an aircraft carrier Tuesday because of raunchy comedy videos he made and showed to the crew several years ago.


Fort Campbell Soldier Charged in Death of Spouse

A Fort Campbell Soldier has been charged in connection with the death of his wife, Linzi R. Jenks, 21, who was found dead in her Fort Campbell residence, Dec. 5.


Army hearing for Fort Lewis sergeant accused of Afghan murders

Staff Sergeant Calvin Gibbs is charged with a string of crimes by the U.S. Army, including murdering Afghan civilians, keeping body parts of dead Afghans, and keeping captured or confiscated weapons, including a rocket propelled grenade, for his personal use.


Soldier sentenced for pimping two teen girls

A sergeant at Joint Base Lewis-McChord has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for pimping two teenage girls, who allegedly traded sex for money under his direction and control.


Man gets five years for bribery at Navy hospital

The co-owner of a Virginia Beach medical supply company was sentenced today in federal court to five years in prison after pleading guilty to bribing officials at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center in exchange for lucrative contracts.


Retired Navy officer charged with bribery in Iraq contracts

A federal indictment unsealed today charges a former Navy lieutenant commander and two others in an $800,000 bid-fixing and bribery scheme involving two projects at Camp Taji in Iraq.


Soldier Convicted In Plot To Have Self Shot

A Fort Benning soldier has been convicted of charges that involved having a fellow recruit shoot him in the leg so he could get a medical discharge from the Army.


National Guard officer resigns after caught in lie

Sofranko, 33, a Coral Springs resident, was living a lie. He is not a former SEAL, having washed out of the grueling training 14 years ago.


Former Arlington Cemetery Officials Subpoenaed

A spokeswoman for Sen. Claire McCaskill says a subpoena has been issued to the former Arlington National Cemetery officials who were pushed out after the Army discovered that potentially hundreds of remains had been misidentified or misplaced.


Army sergeant guilty of sex trafficking in Wash.

A 27-year-old Army sergeant from Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state has pleaded guilty in federal court to sex trafficking of a child and attempted sex trafficking of a child.


Money misuse inquiry helped curtail Naval Academy leader's tenure

An investigation that found wide-ranging misuse of money at the U.S. Naval Academy was a factor in curtailing the tenure of its outgoing superintendent, the Navy's chief spokesman said Monday.


Reservist Charged in Deadly Fort Gillem Shooting

The U.S. Army Reserve says a reservist has been charged with premeditated murder in last week's deadly shooting of a fellow reservist at a post south of Atlanta.


Probe: Missing Bodies Plague Arlington National Cemetery

The investigation by the Army's Inspector General which will be released later today reveals a dysfunctional management system behind what is arguably America's most sacred ground - everything from missing remains to lying under oath to sexual harassment.


KBR wins another Army contract

The Houston-based engineering, construction and services company puts the value of the contract at $28 million.


Air Force to hear charges against Ohio officer

Air Force officials are ready to hear allegations that a chief master sergeant in Ohio sexually harassed 10 female airmen.


Officer accused of murdering Iraqis convicted on lesser charges

An Army officer from Colorado accused of murdering two Iraqi civilians has been convicted of lesser charges, but will spend no time in prison.


Ex-Army captain from Ore. goes to prison for theft

Michael Dung Nguyen (pronounced Win) will serve 30 months and will have to pay back $200,000 that he spent on expensive cars and electronic equipment while trying to hide almost $700,000 that he stole as an U.S. Army captain serving in Iraq.


Retired Army Colonel Pleads Guilty

A retired Army colonel who handled contracts has pleaded guilty to accepting two airplane tickets and $50,000 in cash from a businessman awarded a $12 million contract to build and operate Defense Department warehouses around Iraq.


Source: Petty Officer Accused Of Stealing Recruits' IDs

A source close to the investigation told Channel 2 Action News that Petty Officer 2nd Class Kevon Kerr stole personal information from recruits at Fort Gillem and used that information to file fake tax returns.


Soldier Pleads Guilty To Operating Md. Brothel

A soldier who was stationed at Fort Meade has pleaded guilty to operating a brothel out of his Millersville apartment.


Marine to face court-martial in killings of 24 Iraqi civilians

A judge at Camp Pendleton refuses to throw out charges against Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich, the last of eight Marines accused in the 2005 deaths. Charges were dropped against six and one was acquitted.


Air Force Sgt. Charged in Online Sting

Senior Master Sergeant Arthur Henderson, a veteran of the United States Air Force, is grounded after being caught in an undercover internet operation.


Fort Bragg Soldier Charged With Rape Could Get Life In Prison

Aaron Michael Pernell faces 13 charges in Hoke County and 13 charges in Cumberland County, including rape, assault, kidnapping, and robbery.


Marine, His Wife Charged In $1.75M Iraq Scam

A Marine Corps captain and his wife have been charged with skimming $1.75 million from government contracts in Iraq.


Police Arrest Marine Linked to Two Abduction Cases

An active duty Marine, who was put behind bars for the robbery and abduction of a woman on Feb. 10, has also been suspected of being responsible for Saturday's abduction of two women in Arlington, according to police.


NC-based soldier charged with sexual assault

A North Carolina-based soldier has been charged with two burglaries and a sexual assault at Fort Bragg, one of a series of seven attacks on women in their Fayetteville area homes since June.


Navy Station Chief Charged with Soliciting

The commander of the Charleston Naval Weapons Station has been reassigned after he was arrested on a charge of soliciting a prostitute.


Former soldier pleads guilty in Iraq bribery case

The Justice Department says a former Army staff sergeant has pleaded guilty for her role in a bribery scheme that sent an ex-major to prison.


Coast Guard senior commander on trial for sexual improprieties

A young Coast Guard petty officer was the second lover to take the stand in the military hearing on the conduct of a senior commander who is accused of sexual improprieties including 31 violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.


Supreme Court blocks release of abuse photos

The Supreme Court did all it could Monday to lock up forever some incendiary photos that show U.S. soldiers abusing foreign prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Marine from RI charged with painting racial slur

A 21-year-old Marine has pleaded no contest to charges he painted a racial slur at the entrance to an affordable housing development under construction in Barrington.


Police arrest Army National Guard recruiter for attack

He was charged with unarmed robbery, burglary, obstruction, resisting an officer and disturbing the peace. His bail is $16,896.


Oakland Army mom refused to go to Afghanistan because of son

A 21-year-old Army specialist from Oakland who skipped out on her deployment date to Afghanistan has been ordered to remain on her base in Georgia for a review of "alleged misconduct," while her civilian attorney contends the soldier had no choice, with nowhere to keep her young baby.


Veteran pleads guilty to federal charges

An Army veteran admitted in federal court Friday that he plotted with his wife to bilk the U.S. government by faking paralysis after a car wreck to get disability benefits and avoid being deployed to Iraq.


12 dead, 31 hurt in Texas base shooting

An Army officer opened fire Thursday with two handguns at the Fort Hood military base in an attack that left 12 people dead and 31 wounded. Authorities killed the gunman and apprehended two other soldiers in what appears to be the worst mass shooting at a U.S. military base.


Coast Guard officer is charged with indecent acts

A senior Coast Guard official was charged Tuesday with multiple offenses, including sodomy, indecent acts and conduct unbecoming of an officer and gentleman.


Soldier arrested in shootings

Homicide Detectives have arrested a Fort Bragg soldier on charges stemming from a murder in Spring Lake last month. Three others were also wounded by gunfire.


NJ Guard recruiter pleads guilty to fraud charge

A New Jersey National Guard recruiter has admitted defrauding a federally funded program that provides cash incentives to part-time soldiers for recruiting new members into the Guard.


Marine to plead guilty in fake heroism case

The Marine Corps said Monday a sergeant charged with faking war injuries to obtain freebies intended for wounded warriors will plead guilty.


Soldier charged with trying to sell weapons

Federal investigators in Tennessee arrested a U.S. Army soldier on charges of attempting to sell four hand grenades and an anti-tank rocket and launcher to an undercover officer.


Former Army major sentenced for bribery scheme

A federal judge in Oklahoma City sentenced 46-year-old Theresa Jeanne Baker on Wednesday and ordered her to also pay $825,000 in restitution.


Area Navy recruiter charged with statutory rape of teenager

A naval recruiter was arrested last week on charges of statutory rape after he allegedly had sex with a high school student whom he was trying to recruit.


Bribe charge hits 101st Airborne Division captain

Capt. Bryant Williams, 38, of Clarksville, was charged with one count of fraud and one count of bribery. He surrendered to authorities in Manhattan and was to be arraigned in federal court.


Ex-Army official admits taking bribes

A former Army contracting official stationed in Afghanistan has pleaded guilty to taking more than $85,000 in bribes to steer business to two Afghan-based trucking companies.


Fort Wainwright soldier charged in two burglaries

An Army soldier has been charged with a pair of mid-summer burglaries, including one that left a western-themed store missing its buckles and spurs.


Army arrests local civilian after bizarre mixup

A local man returning from a trip to Central America was dumbfounded when military officials had him arrested for being a deserter - even though he was never in the military.


Naval Recruiter Pleads Guilty To Paying $80 For Sex With Child

A naval recruiter who showed up at a home to have sex with an 11-year-old girl in his Navy uniform plead guilty in federal court on Wednesday.


2 Ex-Seabees Get Life For Ventura County Murder

Two former Navy Seabees have been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the shooting of a man outside his Camarillo home.


Guard recruiter arrested, drugs charges

A recruiter for the Rhode Island Air National Guard who allegedly dealt cocaine and prescription drugs from his government office faces drug dealing charges.


Trial of vet charged in niece's shooting death continues

Calvert and his niece, who were said by family members to be close, apparently argued over a remote control sitting on an end table next to a loaded .45 caliber pistol.


Former Sgt. Says He Helped Ft. Lewis Soldier Buy Drugs

A fellow soldier testified Wednesday that he helped Pvt. Tim Bennitt buy drugs several times prior to the overdose death of a teenage girl in Bennitt’s barracks.


Soldier Charged With Manslaughter In Woman's Death

A Fort Carson soldier has been charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of a 19-year-old Colorado Springs woman.


Academy justice was tilted toward women

In an apparent attempt to curb sexual abuse, the Naval Academy created a double standard that punished male midshipmen harsher than females from 2001 to 2006, according to reams of documents obtained by The Capital.


Army sergeant charged with rape of woman in Bel Air

An Army sergeant stationed at Aberdeen Proving Ground while undergoing training was charged in a sexual assault in downtown Bel Air ...


Defense Department Official Charged with Spying for Chinese

Prosecutors have charged a Defense Department official with feeding classified information to an agent for the Chinese government.


Ex-Soldier Guilty In Iraq Rape, Killings

A federal jury convicted a former soldier Thursday of raping and fatally shooting a 14-year-old girl after killing her parents and younger sister while he was serving in Iraq.


Airman Sentenced to 10 Years for Forced Miscarriage

An airman in Alaska has been sentenced to almost 10 years behind bars after being found guilty of trying to force his wife to miscarry by lacing her food with ulcer medication.


US soldier charged with contractor murder in Iraq

A U.S. soldier has been charged with murder in the shooting of a foreign contractor last month at a base north of Baghdad, the U.S. military said Sunday.


Navy officer indicted on child pornography charges

Lt. j.g. Robert Hicke was indicted on three counts of possession of child pornography Wednesday, and taken into custody at Little Creek Amphibious Base.


Army investigating reports of injured Fort Wainwright soldiers going into battle

Army medical commanders have launched an investigation into claims that medically unfit Fort Wainwright soldiers have been forced to deploy to Iraq.


2nd US soldier convicted of murder in execution-style deaths of 4 bound, blindfolded Iraqis

A military court convicted a second U.S. soldier of murder in the execution-style slayings of four bound and blindfolded Iraqi detainees in 2007 after the soldier pleaded guilty at his court-martial ...


Shoddy wiring 'everywhere' on Iraq bases, Army inspector says

Thousands of buildings at U.S. bases in Iraq and Afghanistan have such poorly installed wiring that American troops face life-threatening risks, a top inspector for the Army says.


Lawmakers Want VA Report On Unsterile Colonoscopy Equipment

Two members of Congress from Florida are demanding the Veterans Affairs department account for mistakes with medical equipment that possibly exposed thousands of patients to infectious diseases.


Former Airman Charged In Soldier's Death

A former airman accused in the death of an U.S. Army sergeant during a gang initiation in Germany will remain jailed in Washington until trial.


Retired academy prof charged with rape

A retired longtime Naval Academy professor was charged Sunday with raping and molesting his then-12-year-old adopted daughter more than a decade ago at their Annapolis home.


Judge hikes charges against soldier in NC shooting

A military judge has elevated 16 lesser charges against a former paratrooper who has admitted carrying out a rifle attack more than a decade ago at a North Carolina base.


Air Force Nurse Charged in Deaths of 3 Patients

An Air Force nurse has been charged with giving lethal amounts of medication to three terminally ill patients in his care, military officials said Tuesday.


Man charged in theft of Army cash

A former U.S. Army captain stationed at Schofield Barracks has been indicted on charges of stealing some $400,000 in Army money while serving in Afghanistan in 2005.


Fort Eustis soldier killed after police pursuit; incident followed assault of another soldier

A Fort Eustis soldier was shot to death Sunday on Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah National Park, hours after another soldier at the Newport News Army base was attacked, authorities said yesterday.


16 patients have hepatitis in Army needle scare

The William Beaumont Army Medical Center patients were among more than 2,000 diabetics who may have been exposed to blood-borne illnesses between August 2007 and January 2009 because of the program that systematically gave multiple patients injections from the same insulin pen.


Fort Lewis soldier charged in teen's death

Pvt. Timothy E. Bennitt also faces charges of distribution and use of controlled substances and conspiracy to wrongfully use controlled substances, authorities said.


Army captain charged with stealing $690,000

An Army captain accused of stealing nearly $700,000 from the U.S. government while serving in Iraq pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges including theft of government property and money laundering.


Ex-Ft. Carson Soldier To Be Sentenced Today

A former Fort Carson soldier and Iraq War veteran could spend decades in prison for his part in two murders and an aggravated robbery in 2007.


Soldier Guilty of Murder in Iraqi Detainee Killing

An Army officer who shot and killed an Iraqi detainee during an interrogation was convicted of murder Friday night by a military jury.


Lockport GI admits he shot bound, blindfolded Iraqi prisoner

An American soldier from Lockport confessed to military investigators that he shot a bound and blindfolded Iraqi prisoner point-blank in the back of the head, according to a video played at his murder trial Thursday.


Report: U.S. officers probed on Iraq rebuilding

U.S. officials looking into irregularities in the early portion of the $125 billion U.S.-led effort to rebuild Iraq have expanded the inquiry to include senior U.S. military officers who oversaw the program, The New York Times reported on its Web site.


Navy cruiser dumps 5,000 gallons of slop

The USS Port Royal had to dump 5,000 gallons of sewage while stuck on a shoal a half-mile south of Honolulu Airport "to protect the health and welfare" of the crew, said Navy officials, who are under fire for not reporting the spill.


Pentagon Spending Billions on PR to Sway World Opinion

As it fights two wars, the Pentagon is steadily and dramatically increasing the money it spends to win what it calls "the human terrain" of world public opinion. In the process, it is raising concerns of spreading propaganda at home in violation of federal law.


Accused Navy master chief appears in court

Daniel C. Jones, a Central Kitsap man who served as chief of boat aboard the submarine USS Louisiana, made his first court appearance on charges of second-degree child rape Thursday in Kitsap County Superior Court.


VB Sailor Arrested For Committing Sex Crimes

Virginia Beach Police arrested 34-year-old Navy man, James A. Metcalf of Douglasville, Georgia. He was arrested January 28 and is charged with aggravated sexual battery, object sexual penetration, and indecent liberties.


AWOL Fort Lewis Soldier Arrested For Kidnap And Rape

Pflugerville police say they have arrested an absent-without-leave Fort Lewis Stryker brigade soldier from Washington state charged with kidnapping two women and raping one of them.


Ex-soldier rescinds insanity defense

A former 101st Airborne Division soldier has rescinded his insanity defense against charges that he raped and killed an Iraqi teenager and shot her family to death while on active duty.


This Year in Scandals: Gitmo

This May, the Pentagon swung open the doors to its new $12 million complex designed to try Gitmo detainees on war-crimes charges.


3 contractors indicted on kidnapping charges

A federal grand jury in Louisiana has indicted three military contractors on charges they kidnapped a foreign national at gunpoint while working at an air base in Iraq.


CO Marine Accused Of Desertion Gets Less-Than-Honorable Discharge

He was reported missing in August 2006. A friend said Hering had wandered off after he was injured in a rock-climbing accident near Boulder. After a massive search, authorities concluded the report was a hoax.


Hurlburt airman arrested on child porn charges

An enlisted member of the U.S. Air Force could face up to 255 years in prison on charges of possession of child pornography.


Marine Accused In Disappearance Hoax Under Arrest

Washington state authorities say a Colorado Marine accused of faking his own disappearance to avoid returning to his unit was in a rented airplane with his father when he was arrested moments before taking off.


Navy man faces 45 years for child abuse in Portsmouth

In Portsmouth, a 19-year-old navy man faces up to 45 years in prison for child abuse.

Matthew Simon pleaded guilty to child abuse charges after admitting that he punched and scalded his girlfriend's eight-month-old daughter back in May.


Four Marines are arrested in Riverside County double slaying

Four Marines have been arrested for the slaying of a Marine and his wife at their home in the Winchester neighborhood of Riverside County, the county sheriff's department announced.

The four have confessed in the killing of Sgt. Jan Pietrzak, 24, and his wife, Quianna Jenkins Pietrzak, 26, authorities said. The motive allegedly was robbery.


Retired naval officer indicted on 7 fraud counts

A Navy commander from Anne Arundel County has been indicted on charges that he defrauded a fund that provides money to victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.


Army probes five slayings linked to soldiers in Colorado brigade

Fort Carson soldiers returning from deployment in Iraq are suspects in at least five slayings, and officials want to know why.


Carson Soldier Cut Woman's Throat After Sex, Affidavit Says

A Fort Carson soldier told police he had "rough sex" with a 19-year-old woman and then slit her throat, leaving her to die in the forest west of Colorado Springs.


Navy Officer Sued Over 9/11 Injury

Federal prosecutors have filed a civil lawsuit against a Navy commander from Anne Arundel County who was granted a Purple Heart for injuries he claimed to have suffered when a plane crashed into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.


Navy officer accused of bilking government out of $331K

Federal attorneys are claiming a now-retired Severna Park Navy officer defrauded the government out of $331,000 by exaggerating injuries he sustained in the 2001 terrorist attack on the Pentagon.

According to government attorneys, Cmdr. Charles E. Coughlin faked or exaggerated his injuries in order to recover funds from the federal Victim Compensation Fund.


Marine recruiter pleads guilty in sex case

A staff sergeant shamed his uniform when he pleaded guilty to having sex with young women he recruited for the Marine Corps, a military judge said during sentencing.

Lt. Col. Jeffrey Meeks sentenced Staff Sgt. Timothy J. Hall to one year in prison on Wednesday and ordered a bad conduct discharge.


Guardsman Faces Human Smuggling Charges

A member of the Air National Guard has been arrested on human smuggling charges.

The guardsman, whose name was not released, was arrested Saturday after Border Patrol agents caught him with four illegal immigrants in his car near Naco.


Ex-Sailor Gets 2 Years For Stealing Gov't Money

A former sailor has been sentenced to two years in prison for using a Navy credit card to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from the government.

Yokeia M. Gibbs was sentenced in federal court in Norfolk after pleading guilty to theft of government property.


U.S. segregates violent Iraqi prisoners in crates

The U.S. military is segregating violent Iraqi prisoners in wooden crates that in some cases are not much bigger than the prisoners.


Suspect in Pregnant Soldier Killing Arraigned on First-Degree Murder Charges

A Fort Bragg soldier was arraigned Wednesday on first-degree murder charges in the death of a colleague police say was pregnant with his unborn baby.


N.J. woman admits Iraqi contract scheme

An Army Reserve lieutenant colonel from New Jersey has pleaded guilty to being part of a scheme involving Iraqi reconstruction contracts.

Debra Harrison on Monday admitted her involvement in a bid-rigging scam that steered millions of dollars from an Iraqi rebuilding fund to a contractor in exchange for cash, luxury cars and jewelry.


Fort Lewis captain pleads guilty

Capt. Tomoaki Iishiba, 34, admitted in a plea agreement that on numerous occasions between 2006 and February 2008 he exported firearms parts from the United States to Japanese "individuals and business entities that Iishiba met through his contacts as a military officer" in the U.S. Army.


Marines Arrested For Selling Illegal Firearms

Three young marines, all in their early 20's, are in the Virginia Beach jail, charged with 18 felonies between them.

Swat teams say they caught them in the middle of a buy on holland road, selling a semi-automatic and fully automatic machine guns to potential criminals.


Marine Pleads Not Guilty in Murder of Comrade Over Drug Money

Pfc. Alvin Reed Lovely entered his plea during an arraignment Friday in Orange County Superior Court.

Another Marine charged with murder in the case, Lance Cpl. Christian William Carney, is being held at Camp Pendleton where he faces unrelated drug dealing charges.


Missing Nurse's Marine Husband Charged With Murder

A Marine arrested at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina was charged today with murdering his estranged wife, an Army nurse who disappeared four days ago and whose charred remains police believe they found Sunday in a brush fire near the base.


Former SEAL sentenced for possession of explosives; other charges

A former Navy SEAL who was discovered to be in possession of explosives he acquired while still on active duty, as well as ammunition and illegal drugs, has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison in Federal Court.


Air Force colonel gets prison time, discharge

Col. Samuel Lofton III faced 140 years in prison after being convicted of 34 counts, including indecent assault, larceny, being absent without leave and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman.


2 Plead Guilty to Army Bribery Scheme

Maj. John Cockerham, 43, of San Antonio, pleaded guilty to bribery, conspiracy and money laundering. Cockerham's wife, Melissa Cockerham, 41, also pleaded guilty to money laundering.


Army officer pleads guilty in bribe scheme

An Army officer and his wife have pleaded guilty in a money laundering scheme involving contracts in Iraq, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday.


Air Force colonel pleads guilty

Col. Samuel Lofton III, former 82nd Training Group commander at Sheppard Air Force Base, pleaded guilty to failing to obey an order or regulation related to misusing a government credit card and larceny related to 17 instances of filing false travel reimbursements.


Puppy-throwing Marine is removed from Corps

A U.S. Marine videotaped throwing a puppy over a cliff while on patrol in Iraq has been kicked out of the Corps, and a second Marine involved has been disciplined, according to a statement released by the Marines.


Ex-colonel pleads to helping fix Iraq contract

A retired Army lieutenant colonel pleaded guilty Tuesday to steering a Pentagon contract for warehouses in Iraq to a contractor in return for $4,000 cash and a $5,000 trip to Thailand.


Marine held on child-sex charge ran toys program in Aurora

The Marine Corps has confirmed that a serviceman arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a child in 2001 had run the Toys for Tots program in the Denver suburb of Aurora in 2007.


US probing Iraqi companies for insurance fraud

Companies working on Iraq reconstruction have been accused of padding their profits through an insurance scam, leading to a criminal probe and hurried changes in the way many contracts are handled by the U.S. Army, according to internal military documents obtained by The Associated Press.


Ex-Recruiter's New Plea Deal Could Lead To Jail

A former National Guard sergeant accused of sexually assaulting females he was recruiting has reached a new plea deal with prosecutors, months after the rejection of a previous deal that a judge felt was too lenient.


Mid accused of having child porn to face court-martial

The Naval Academy said today the case of a midshipman accused of possessing and distributing child pornography will be referred to a court-martial.


Anatomy Of A $50 Million Scandal

A $50 million scandal at the Air Force. This scandal provides a fascinating window into the twisted world of cronyism, back-room contracts and dirty dealings.


33 charged with sham marriages for benefits

Federal authorities have combed through eight states since early Wednesday morning, arresting suspects in a sweeping investigation into fraudulent marriages between Navy sailors and illegal immigrants.


Two sailors charged in Navy weapons theft

Navy investigators are looking into the theft of four assault rifles and a handgun from an office at Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, according to a search warrant affidavit.


3rd Marine charged in alleged prisoner killings in Iraq

A Marine sergeant has become the third person charged in the alleged killing of prisoners during the battle in Fallouja in late 2004.


11 Aboard Navy Sub Disciplined for Fraud, Cheating

Eleven officers and sailors from a San Diego-based Navy submarine have been disciplined for falsifying tests on a nuclear reactor and cheating on officer advancement exams.


U.S. Marines face trials for alleged rape in Japan, murder in Calif.

Four U.S. Marines in Japan will be court-martialed for allegedly gang-raping a Japanese woman in October, the corps has announced. Two of the Marines are also accused of stealing money from her.


Firm charged with bribing military contracting officer in Iraq

A Texas firm and one of its employees are charged with bribing a military contracting officer with money and a Harley-Davidson motorcycle in exchange for Defense Department contracts, the Justice Department announced Monday.


Marine Sergeant Sentenced In Recruit Abuse Scandal

A military jury convicted Marine Sgt. Robert Hankins on Friday of one count of dereliction of duty for his role in a recruit-abuse scandal and sentenced him to 90 days of "hard labor.''


A drunken night in Iraq, a soldier is left behind

Her case would become one in a litany of noncombat deaths in Iraq, which number more than 700, from crashes, suicides, illnesses and accidents that sometimes reveal messy truths about life in the war zone.


Military police officer charged with vehicular homicide

It took less than two hours for Albuquerque to record its first drunken driving fatal crash of the year.


Pair sentenced for stealing military equipment

Former Air Force Staff Sgt. Leonard Schenk will spend nearly 20 years in prison for stealing sensitive military equipment and selling it on eBay.


Former Army major from Va. charged in bribery scheme

A former Army major helped steer millions of dollars worth of government contracts to a computer company in exchange for $30,000 in merchandise, federal prosecutors charged Wednesday.


Navy chaplain sentenced to 2 years in prison at court-martial

An HIV-positive Navy chaplain was sentenced to two years in prison Thursday after admitting he had sex with an Air Force officer without disclosing he had the virus and that he forced himself on a Naval Academy midshipman.


Military Trial Begins In Navy Sex Scandal

The military trial has begun for a U.S. Navy doctor accused of secretly videotaping Naval Academy students engaged in sexual acts.


Air Force firing five officers over big nuclear mistake

The Air Force is planning to fire at least five officers for an incident in which nuclear-armed missiles were mistakenly loaded on a B-52 bomber and flown across the U.S. - the worst known violation of nuclear security rules in decades.


Baltimore soldier is accused in shootings

An 18-year-old Baltimore soldier was detained this week at an Army base in Oklahoma after city detectives accused him in the gang-related shooting of five people in the Barclay neighborhood last month.


Local Marines Charged With Murder Of Long Beach Man

Police in Long Beach have confirmed that three men accused of murdering a former high school water polo player are U.S. Marines based at Camp Pendleton.


National Guard Troops Denied Benefits After Longest Deployment Of Iraq War

1st Lt. Jon Anderson said he never expected to come home to this: A government refusing to pay education benefits he says he should have earned under the GI bill.

Anderson's orders, and the orders of 1,161 other Minnesota guard members, were written for 729 days.

Had they been written for 730 days, just one day more, the soldiers would receive those benefits to pay for school.


Slain soldier told kin to investigate if she died

The Quincy soldier mysteriously slain by a bullet to the head on a secure Afghanistan airbase feared something might happen to her after discovering “something she didn’t like,” her devastated family revealed.


Troops May Not Shrink to Pre-Surge Level

Even with cutbacks promised by President Bush, the United States may wind up with thousands more troops in Iraq next summer than before the buildup of forces he ordered in January.


Nuke-Armed B-52 Mistakenly Flown Over U.S.

A B-52 bomber was mistakenly armed with six nuclear warheads and flown for more than three hours across several states last week, prompting an Air Force investigation and the firing of one commander, Pentagon officials said Wednesday.


Army Halts Research on Fort Benning Recruits

Gonzales is under investigation for arranging a researcher's no-bid contract and conducting an unapproved study ...


Airman Pleads Not Guilty to Stealing Gear; Mom Accused of Selling Items on eBay

Leonard Allen Shenk, a life support technician with the 20th Special Operations Squadron, is accused of stealing items including night vision goggles, aviation helmets and hand-held global positioning units.


Marine Drill Sergeant Charged With 225 Counts of Abusing Recruits

In one incident, Sgt. Jerrod M. Glass allegedly ordered a recruit to jump head-first into a trash can and then pushed him further into the container, according to court documents cited in The San Diego Union-Tribune. He is also accused of striking recruits with a tent pole and a heavy flashlight.


Ex-Marines Admit Guilt in Slayings

Two former Camp Lejeune Marines have pleaded guilty to the Aug. 15, 2006, slaying of two fellow Marines in the victims' home on East Drive.


Maryland Soldier Convicted of Beating Iraqi Detainee

A soldier convicted of brutally beating an Iraqi detainee with a baseball bat and attempting to cover it up has received the lightest possible sentence. A six-person military jury convicted Sergeant First Class Timothy L. Drake of assault consumated by battery and making false statements.


Jury Finds GI Guilty of Rape and Murder of Iraqi Girl and Her Family

Jurors deliberated much of Friday evening before convicting Army Pfc. Jesse Spielman, 22, of conspiracy to commit rape, rape, housebreaking with intent to commit rape and four counts of felony murder.


Gangs Spreading In The Military

Evidence of gang culture and gang activity in the military is increasing so much an FBI report calls it "a threat to law enforcement and national security." The signs are chilling: Marines in gang attire on Parris Island; paratroopers flashing gang hand signs at a nightclub near Ft. Bragg; infantrymen showing-off gang tattoos at Ft. Hood.


Hawaii-Based Soldiers Charged With Murder

Army records charged Sgt. 1st Class Trey Corrales with murdering an Iraqi detainee, after he allegedly shot him numerous times.

The charge sheet also alleged that after Corrales shot the Iraqi, he ordered his subordinate, Spc. Christopher Shore, to keep shooting the detainee.


City to Marines: You Park, You Pay!

The Corps, which runs a recruiting station in White Plains, owes a total of $93,805 in fines from 2,000 summonses dating to 2001, parking violations supervisor Claudine Ferrarra said.


New Details on Tillman's Death

Army medical examiners were suspicious about the close proximity of the three bullet holes in Pat Tillman's forehead and tried without success to get authorities to investigate whether the former NFL player's death amounted to a crime, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.


Pentagon Criticized for Armor Contracts

The Defense Department put U.S. troops in Iraq at risk by awarding contracts for badly needed armored vehicles to companies that failed to deliver them on time, according to a review by the Pentagon's inspector general.


Death Penalty Sought in Iraqi Slayings

Federal prosecutors filed notice Tuesday that they will seek the death penalty if former soldier Steven D. Green is convicted of killing an Iraqi family and raping a 14-year-old girl.


US Soldiers Charged With Iraqis' Murder

The soldiers are accused of killing three Iraqis in separate incidents south of Baghdad, then planting weapons on the victims' remains, the military said in a statement.


Soldiers Jailed on Drug, Armor Theft Charges

Two Army paratroopers are in jail, accused of selling drugs and body armor to an undercover FBI agent who also was offered a military Humvee and a 105 mm howitzer.

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Three National Guardsmen Nabbed on Immigrant Smuggling

A trio of National Guard soldiers assigned to help stop illegal immigration in South Texas instead ran an immigrant smuggling operation using cell phone text messages ...



Ex-Navy Officer Accused of Selling Military Gear

A former Navy lieutenant living in northwestern Wisconsin has been illegally selling military equipment, including laser gun sights, and hoarding automatic weapons ...



Millions Wasted On Navy Terror Barriers

After the Oct. 12, 2000 al Qaeda bomb attack on the USS Cole, which killed 17 sailors and ripped a 40-foot hole in the side of the Navy destroyer, the Pentagon initiated a plan to protect U.S. ships from future terrorist attacks by shielding them with rings of floating, rubberized barriers.



4 Kansas Soldiers Arrested for Looting

Four soldiers and a reserve police officer were arrested Sunday on suspicion of looting cigarettes and alcohol from a store in this tornado-ravaged town.



Truth Shrouded, Tillman's Brother, Lynch Tell Lawmakers

House Democrats burrowed into the histories of Cpl. Pat Tillman and Pfc. Jessica Lynch in a hearing Tuesday, holding up the episodes as egregious examples of U.S. officials' twisting the truth for public relations in wartime.



Midshipman Faces Prison, Dismissal

A military jury on Monday found Kenny Ray Morrison guilty of indecent assault for forcing himself on a female midshipman in February 2006.



Tillman's Mom to ESPN: 'They were lying to us'

The mother of Cpl. Pat Tillman, the former NFL player killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan in April 2004, on Tuesday rejected the latest explanation from the U.S. military about her son's death.



UAV Fooled to Hide Iraq Murder

As they carried out the killing of an Iraqi civilian, seven Marines and a Navy medic used their understanding of the military's airborne surveillance technology to spoof their own systems, military hearing testimony charges.



Marine Charged In Death of Two-Year-Old

A 19-year-old Marine stationed at Quantico Marine Corp Base is being charged with murder in the death of a two-year-old girl.



Fort Eustis Drill Sergeant Faces Charges of Molesting Trainees

A drill sergeant at Fort Eustis is accused of forcing a male trainee to dress as Superman and submit to sexual acts, according to court documents.



More Guard Recruiters Disciplined

The action involves the filing of false travel receipts and comes just days after the Guard announced that more than a dozen recruiters had been disciplined for misconduct.

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Jury to Begin Deliberating Air Force Captain's Fate

When a nine-member jury starts deliberating today the fate of an Air Force captain charged with raping men, it may have to start with this question: Which side does it think is lying less?

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Navy Officer Accused In Child Pornography Case

On the Internet, David Maisenhelder, 37, of Chesapeake, Va., went by the name of Pastor, police said, but in real life, he is a Navy chief petty officer who is accused of child pornography.

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Marine Charged With Soliciting Sex From Underage Girl

Hoang Huynh, age 23, was arrested in Columbia on one count of criminal solicitation of a minor.

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Traitor G.I. Joe

A Brooklyn man who worked as a translator for the Army's 82nd Airborne in Iraq, pleaded guilty yesterday to possessing stolen classified military documents in his apartment - including a battle plan against insurgents.

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Air Force Academy Probes Alleged Cheating

The Air Force Academy is investigating allegations of cheating by 28 freshmen and has restricted all 4,300 cadets to campus over the weekend, asking them to meet in small groups to consider "their self-image and the image of the institution," Air Force officials said yesterday.

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Recruiters Accept Punishment in Ware Shoals Sex Case

National Guard officials say two military recruiters have been demoted and fined because one had sex with a high school student and the other with a cheerleading coach.

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Cheerleaders. Soldiers. Booze. Sex.

It was supposed to be college day for the students of Ware Shoals High School in South Carolina, a chance to learn about educational prospects at a local institution.



Soldier Accused of Taking $50,000 Bribe

A soldier is accused of taking a $50,000 bribe to steer a food service contract to a Kuwaiti company, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday.



Pentagon Inspector General Orders Guantanamo Probe

The Pentagon's Inspector General ordered an investigation into alleged abuse at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay that holds suspected Taliban and al Qaeda members, a spokesman said on Friday.