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  1. Erin Corwin's body was found seven weeks after her husband, a Marine stationed at the base in Twentynine Palms, reported her missing. Christopher Brandon Lee, who lived near the Corwins on the base, was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in her death. The (Palm Springs, Calif.) Desert Sun

    DA: Christopher Lee could face 2nd murder charge

    California law is very clear about the murder of an unborn child, San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos told The Desert Sun on Wednesday.

    • Aug. 21, 2014
  2. Marine Corps Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun disappeared from his unit in Iraq's western desert in June 2004. The following month he turned up unharmed in Beirut, Lebanon and blamed his disappearance on Islamic extremist kidnappers. He is scheduled to appear at Camp Lejeune Thursday in an Article 32 hearing. Dylan Moore/AP

    Article 32 decision delayed on Marine's Iraq vanishing

    A defense attorney said Thursday that a Marine accused of deserting his unit a decade ago in Iraq was kept in Lebanon for eight years while he faced a military trial there.

    • Aug. 21, 2014
  3. Christopher Brandon Lee San Bernardino County Sheriff / AP

    Former Twentynine Palms Marine searched Internet about body disposal

    The former Marine accused of killing Erin Corwin admitted searching the Internet about how to dispose of a body, and .22-caliber cartridge casings at the mine shaft where she was found matched those found in his Jeep and home, according to an arrest warrant filed in California Superior Court.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  4. Marine Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun makes a statement to the press outside Quantico Marine Base Va., in 2004. Hassoun initially disappeared from his unit during a 2004 deployment to Iraq. He then disappeared again in December 2004. Steve Helber / AP

    Investigative hearing set for alleged Marine deserter

    Marine officials have scheduled an Article 32 investigative hearing for Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, suspected of deserting his post twice, once in Iraq.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  5. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov receives airwarfare specialist certification during his deployment on the aircraft carrier John C. Stennis in early 2012. Courtesy of the Chepusov family

    Sailor, allegedly strangled to death by airman, remembered as caring

    Shortly before his death, Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov received a medal for helping save a soldier's life.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  6. Erin Corwin The (Palm Springs, Calif.) Desert Sun / Submitted

    Body of missing Marine wife Erin Corwin found; Christopher Lee arrested

    Former Marine Christopher Lee was arrested Sunday night in the killing of Erin Corwin, a missing Marine wife who was found crumpled at the bottom of a 140-foot-deep mineshaft in a remote area of the High Desert.

    • Aug. 18, 2014
  7. A maintenance facility at Camp Grayling, in Grayling, Mich., was the subject of an investigation. It recommended criminal investigations and the removal of seven people. Two fired master sergeants had their hearings postponed last week. AP

    Report alleges theft, moonlighting, nepotism rampant at Camp Grayling

    A Michigan National Guard investigation produced allegations of widespread theft, moonlighting, destruction of government property and nepotism at an equipment maintenance facility at the Camp Grayling military training base.

    • Aug. 18, 2014
  8. Sgt. 1st Class Dremiel Deshon Byers, left, competes in the 120-kg Greco-Roman wrestling competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Byers was reportedly arrested Thursday night for hunting deer out of season. Paul Sancya / AP

    Report: Army Olympian cited for hunting deer at car dealership

    A sergeant first class who'd become one of the faces of the U.S. Olympic wrestling team over the past decade was cited by Colorado Springs, Colorado, police Thursday night for hunting deer out of season at an area car dealership.

    • Aug. 18, 2014
  9. Army warns of scammers posing as soldiers

    Army investigators are warning about a scam by which phony soldiers use tales of war to steal cash from unsuspecting civilians.

    • Aug. 18, 2014
  10. Report: VA employee took recovering vet to crack house

    Although a Veterans Affairs police officer determined that a Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System employee took a patient to a crack house and helped him buy illegal drugs, the worker is still employed more than a year after the incident.

    • Aug. 18, 2014
  11. Man pleads not guilty to military argument slaying

    A Montana man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he slashed the throat of another man with whom he was arguing over which branch of the military is better.

    • Aug. 15, 2014
  12. Ask the Lawyer: The many nuances of 'aiding and abetting'

    A. Wrongfully introducing a controlled substance onto a military installation violates Article 112a of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

    • Aug. 13, 2014
  13. Judge orders exam for Guantanamo hunger striker

    A federal judge ordered the military Tuesday to allow an independent medical evaluation for a hunger-striking Guantanamo prisoner who his lawyers say is in sharply declining health as a result of his protest at the U.S. base in Cuba.

    • Aug. 12, 2014
  14. The highest U.S. armed forces court has agreed to review the appeal of Air Force Sgt. David Gutierrez, who was convicted of assault for exposing multiple sex partners to HIV at swinger parties in Wichita. Jeff Tuttle / AP

    Military court to hear appeal of airman convicted of exposing partners to HIV

    The nation’s highest military court has agreed to review the evidence used to convict a Kansas airman of aggravated assault for exposing multiple sex partners to HIV at swinger parties in Wichita, an appeal the defense contends could potentially remap HIV testing and prosecution in the U.S. military.

    • Aug. 11, 2014
  15. Kevin Wayne Dunlap, 36, right, is seen during his arraignment on Oct. 2, 2008, in Hopkinsville, Ky., with his lawyer James Gibson. Kentucky New Era via AP

    Case of former soldier before U.S. Supreme Court

    The U.S. Supreme Court is weighing whether to take the case of a former Fort Campbell soldier sentenced to death for killing three children and attacking a woman in southwestern Kentucky.

    • Aug. 8, 2014
  16. Security contractor says hit by computer breach

    A government contractor that handles hundreds of thousands of security clearance background checks for civilian and military workers says that some workers' personal information was compromised after a recent computer breach.

    • Aug. 6, 2014
  17. The Spanish Navy training ship Juan Sebastian de Elcano is seen in 2013. Spanish police say they have seized 127 kilograms of cocaine from the Juan Sebastian de Elcano, which allegedly carried the drug from Colombia and dropped off some in New York. Ricardo Arduengo / AP

    127 kilograms of cocaine seized from Spanish navy ship

    Spanish police say they have seized 127 kilograms of cocaine from Spanish navy training ship, which allegedly carried the drug from Colombia and dropped off some in New York.

    • Aug. 6, 2014
  18. Defense says Cole attack mimicked a U.S. ruse

    Lawyers for a Guantanamo Bay detainee accused of orchestrating the deadly bombing of the USS Cole are asking a judge to dismiss six of the 11 counts because of what they call U.S. hypocrisy.

    • Aug. 6, 2014
  19. Cmdr. Alphonso Mortimer Doss was found dead on Feb. 12.

    Navy commander's wife, 2 men charged in his slaying

    Authorities say a Jacksonville Navy commander was killed by his estranged wife, her boyfriend and that man's best friend in an attempt to collect more than $1 million in life insurance money.

    • Aug. 5, 2014
  20. Defense: Gitmo jury should know execution method

    Jurors should know how the government plans to execute the Guantanamo detainee accused of orchestrating the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole if he's convicted of a capital offense, his lawyer argued at a pretrial hearing Tuesday at the U.S.

    • Aug. 5, 2014
  21. Man killed in argument over military branches

    A Montana man who faces a deliberate homicide charge for slashing another man's throat told police they were arguing over which branch of the United States military was better, the Army or the Marines, Yellowstone County prosecutors said.

    • Aug. 5, 2014
  22. Andrew Tahmooressi Screenshot

    Monday hearing for Marine jailed in Mexico

    A hearing is scheduled Monday in Tijuana for a U.S. Marine jailed in Mexico on charges of bringing weapons into the country.

    • Aug. 4, 2014
  23. Defense seeks judge's recusal in Cole attack case

    A lawyer for the Guantanamo Bay detainee accused of orchestrating the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen asked the new judge in the case to recuse himself Monday, citing possible conflicts stemming from the judge's involvement in an earlier case.

    • Aug. 4, 2014
  24. Photograph of the gas mask, storage can, and collection tag from our eBay listing where the item was rediscovered. Photo courtesy Presidential Pawn Shop

    Stolen WWI gas mask found in pawn shop

    A World War I gas mask stolen from the Wyoming Capitol and missing for almost a century is on display in Cheyenne again after a South Dakota pawn shop donated it back to the state.

    • Jul. 31, 2014
  25. Emergency calls made to an internal Navy security system during last year's Washington Navy Yard shooting never reached the Washington, D.C., police department — one of several issues that weakened law enforcement's ability to respond to the incident, according to a new report. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

    Report: Navy Yard response slowed by closed systems

    Investigation reveals new details of a frantic manhunt.

    • Jul. 30, 2014
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