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  1. Jorge Torrez AP

    Former Marine sentenced to die in sailor's slaying

    A federal jury sentenced a former Marine to death on Thursday for murdering a fellow service member in 2009, one among a series of violent, sexually motivated attacks he committed over the years.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  2. In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Bradley Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick. A northeast Kansas judge will make a final determination Wednesday on Manning's request to change her name from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning. AP

    Judge grants Manning's name change request

    A Kansas judge has granted a request to formally change the name of the soldier convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  3. Soldier accused of killing teens in Iraq

    The two unarmed Iraqi brothers posed no threat as they herded cattle in a grove where a U.S. Army reconnaissance team was hidden one day seven years ago. But then-Staff Sgt.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  4. 2 years in jail for misusing money for homeless vets

    A Nashville, Tenn., woman who stole more than $364,000 earmarked to help homeless veterans will spend two years in jail for the crimes.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  5. Midshipman 2nd Class Gabriel Voumard allegedly ran aggressively toward a cab driver with a knife. Anne Arundel County Police Department

    Midshipman accused of assaulting cab driver with knife

    Anne Arundel County police say a 22-year-old Naval Academy midshipman has been charged with assault after threatening a cab driver with a butter knife.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  6. Judge: Prosecutors must turn over info on secret CIA prisons

    Prosecutors must turn over never-revealed details about the time a Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after his arrest in connection with the deadly attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a military judge's order released Tuesday.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  7. Security personnel wait to inspect vehicles entering Norfolk Naval Station in Norfolk, Va. A sailor was fatally shot at the world's largest naval base late Monday, March 24, 2014, and security forces killed a male civilian suspect, base spokeswoman Terri Davis said. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Mort Fryman) Mort Fryman / AP

    Dozens denied Navy base access due to past crimes

    Dozens of transportation workers have been denied access to Navy bases on the East Coast because of their criminal histories since more stringent rules were put in place following a fatal shooting aboard a destroyer in Virginia, according to figures provided by the Navy.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  8. Hagel vows to keep fighting sexual assault

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said his visit Monday to the military's sexual assault hotline sends this message: No single issue has a higher priority at the Pentagon.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  9. Santa Rosa County Veterans Memorial manager Ralph Nesenson looks over one the park's recently vandalized memorials. The 'Wall of Tears' monument was vandalized to the point where it will no longer weep, said Nesenson. Tony Giberson / Pensacola News Journal

    Fla. vets say vandalism of military memorials should stir revulsion

    The vandalizing of military veterans' memorials in Milton and Pensacola during the past year or so is prompting the stewards of those monuments to plan security measures, but they're saddened at the need to do so.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  10. U.S.: Forfeiture deal over Iran assets sets record

    A federal judge has approved plans to sell a 36-story Manhattan office building and other properties owned by Iran nationwide in what will be the largest terrorism-related forfeiture ever, a prosecutor said Thursday.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  11. Anger and dismay at stalled Guantanamo 9/11 trial

    Don Arias stormed out of the meeting with the defense lawyers at this U.S. Navy base after less than 15 minutes. He was soon followed by three others who also lost family members in the 9/11 terror attack.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  12. Petty officer charged in 'Fat Leonard' bribery scandal

    A fourth member of the Navy has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery in a multimillion-dollar scheme involving a Singapore-based defense contractor accused of providing cash, vacations, electronics and prostitutes in exchange for classified info

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  13. Ex-Calif. man convicted of Navy battery swindle

    A former Southern California man who fled the U.S. to live on his yacht has been convicted of selling the U.S. military more than $2.6 million in cheap, knock-off batteries that were used in aircraft carriers and submarines.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  14. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel briefs the press April 2 aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) in Honolulu. Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo / Defense Department

    Hagel launches broad review of military justice system

    The Pentagon is launching a 'systemic' review of the entire military justice system that will look at how commanders convene courts-martial and impose nonjudicial punishments.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  15.  Screenshot

    Military hotline aids sexual assault victims

    One of the first things you notice about the Pentagon's sexual assault support hotline is its non-military look.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  16. Militia leader pleads guilty to military ID theft

    A self-described militia commander from Minnesota who was charged with stealing identification information from members of his former Army unit at Fort Bragg in North Carolina has pleaded guilty to identity theft.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  17. FBI leak probe shuts down 9/11 case at Guantanamo

    A judge agreed Tuesday to look into how FBI questioning of a defense team member will affect the trial of five Guantanamo Bay prisoners in the Sept. 11 attack.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  18. DoD told to quantify cost to victims of '09 Fort Hood shooting

    Congress wants to put a dollar figure on what victims of the first Fort Hood, Texas, shooting have lost because the tragedy was classified as workplace violence.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  19. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who now wishes to be known as Chelsea Manning, is escorted Agu. 20 to a security vehicle outside a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md. Patrick Semansky / AP

    Manning's conviction, 35-year sentence upheld

    An Army general has upheld Pvt. Chelsea Manning's conviction and 35-year prison sentence for giving reams of classified U.S. government information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, the Army said Monday.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  20. Window opens on secret camp within Guantanamo

    Attorney James Connell has visited his client inside the secret Guantanamo prison complex known as Camp 7 only once, taken in a van with covered windows on a circuitous trek to disguise the route on the scrub brush-and-cactus covered military base.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
  21. Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Mark Mayo, seen here in an undated photo, was killed during the shooting at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., on March 24. Navy via AP

    Sources: MA2 Mayo shielded shipmate from gunman

    Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Mark Mayo was fatally shot four times March 24 defending a petty officer of the watch who was not carrying a full complement of weapons and gear, three sources told Navy Times in the most detailed account of the fatal shooting to date.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  22. Shortly after last week's shooting at Fort Hood the Army was quick to point out that the alleged shooter had no direct combat experience. But that did little to stem rounds of media speculation about post traumatic stress and violence, prompting many veterans to say the latest headlines and television coverage has only served to reinforce the false stereotype of combat veterans as ticking time bombs. Eric A. Fernandez / Army

    Fort Hood shooting distorts view of veterans

    Shortly after last week's shooting at Fort Hood the Army was quick to point out that the alleged shooter had no direct combat experience.

    • Apr. 8, 2014
  23.  Getty Images

    Pentagon keeps tight lid on some sex assault info

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness month, and the Pentagon wants troops and civilians alike to know that it takes the issue seriously.

    • Apr. 8, 2014
  24. Master at Arms 2nd Class Mark Mayo was killed in a March 24 shooting on Naval Station Norfolk. Navy

    Shipmates remember MA2 Mayo as 'a hero'

    Soft cries filled the auditorium as the chief of the watch three times called out for Master at Arms 2nd Class Mark Mayo, a call unanswered.

    • Apr. 7, 2014
  25. Soldier sentenced to 2 years for sexual misconduct

    A military police officer convicted of sexual misconduct at Guantanamo Bay has been sentenced to two years in prison following a court-martial in Texas.

    • Apr. 6, 2014
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