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  1. Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov was declared dead Dec. 14 after being found unresponsive in a vehicle. Screenshot

    More charges in sailor's death in Germany

    A soldier will stand trial Oct. 14 on charges he made a false official statement and helped conceal a crime in the December death of Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

    • Aug. 29, 2014
  2. Maj. Nidal Hasan was sentenced to death for the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage that killed 13 and left 30 wounded. AP

    Fort Hood shooter asks to be 'citizen' of Islamic State

    The man convicted in the shooting rampage at Fort Hood in 2009 that left 13 dead is asking to become a 'citizen' of the Islamic State in a letter to the militant group's leader.

    • Aug. 29, 2014
  3. Ask the Lawyer: Yes, sex with a minor is a crime

    A. When a service member has a sexual relationship with a child over age 12 but under age 16, the back story of the romance is largely irrelevant.

    • Aug. 29, 2014
  4. Christopher Lee, right, is escorted into the courtroom for a hearing Tuesday in Joshua Tree, Calif. Lee is charged with murder in the death of Erin Corwin, a fellow Marine's pregnant wife. Richard Lui/The Associated Press

    Cave team: Erin Corwin found in unmapped gold mine

    A cave rescue team said the gold mine where Erin Corwin was found is little more than 'an anonymous hole in the desert' that has not been worked for decades and is not marked on any maps.

    • Aug. 28, 2014
  5. Christopher Lee, right, is escorted into the courtroom for a hearing on Tuesday in Joshua Tree, Calif. Lee is charged with murder in the death of Erin Corwin, a fellow Marine's pregnant wife. Richard Lui/AP

    Former Marine pleads not guilty in Erin Corwin's death

    A former Marine who is accused of killing his neighbor's wife, Erin Corwin, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.

    • Aug. 27, 2014
  6. Sgt. Hasan Akbar, center, is led from the Staff Judge Advocate Building at Fort Bragg, N.C., in 2005 during the sentencing phase of his court-martial. Akbar, who was sentenced to death for killing two fellow service members and wounding 14 others in a grenade attack in Kuwait, will have an appeal in military court. Gerry Broome / AP

    Soldier convicted in '03 grenade attack vs. fellow troops will have appeal hearing

    A soldier sentenced to death for killing two fellow service members and wounding 14 others in a grenade attack in Kuwait will have an appeal in military court.

    • Aug. 27, 2014
  7. Family, friends, fellow Marines, community members, and search-and-rescue personnel hold hands as a prayer is said during a vigil to remember Erin Corwin, which was held at Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms, Calif., on Monday. Crystal Chatham/The Desert Sun

    Erin Corwin's Marine husband says he now has 'closure'

    As the search dragged on and on, Jonathan Corwin clung to a dark kind of hope.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  8. Air Force aiding Florida police in sex stings

    Not only have Central Florida law enforcement officers violated federal rules in conducting

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  9. Army Maj. Gen. Stephen Lyons speaks during an Aug. 25 news conference at the base in Fort Lee, Va. Steve Helber / AP

    Soldier dies after shooting herself at Fort Lee

    An enraged soldier barricaded herself inside a major command's headquarters and shot herself in the head Monday after throwing objects around the office as law enforcement officials tried to negotiate with her, the Army said.

    • Aug. 25, 2014
  10. UPS data breach does not affect exchange customers

    Military shoppers who made purchases or shipped packages through The UPS Store locations operated through the Army and Air Force Exchange Service were not affected by the data breach involving about 1 percent of The UPS Store locations nationwide, AAFES o

    • Aug. 22, 2014
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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 nationís 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
  25. 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
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