en-us Copyright 2014, SaxoTech Online Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Thu, 02 Oct 2014 04:37:14 -0400 15 'Dual Survival' star stripped of SF Association membership Discovery Channel's 'Dual Survival' reality star Joseph Teti, a former Army and Marine Corps special operator, has been disavowed by the Special Forces Association and stripped of his membership with the group. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:10:00 -0400 Colonel found dead of apparent gunshot wound at Redstone Arsenal A 51-year-old Army Contracting Command officer was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound in his Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, residence Saturday, according to an ACC news release. Foul play is not suspected. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:36:00 -0400 Suspect in White House breach pleads not guilty A 42-year-old man accused in the unprecedented breach of White House security last month pleaded not guilty in federal court Wednesday to unauthorized intrusion and weapons-related charges. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:23:00 -0400 6 implicated in National Guard bribery scheme Six people were implicated Wednesday in contract-rigging schemes involving the bribery of National Guard officials, and three individuals have pleaded guilty, prosecutors said. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:10:00 -0400 Marine vet's release from Mexican jail coming, lawmakers say The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said he is 'confident' that Mexican authorities will release Marine veteran Andrew Tahmooressi, potentially ending the ongoing saga of his imprisonment. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:55:00 -0400 Survey: 65% of vets likely to leave 1st civilian job within 2 years Roughly two-thirds of veterans are likely to leave their first post-military job within two years because of problems like low job satisfaction and limited opportunities for advancement, according to a new survey by employment specialists. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:53:00 -0400 Report: Military hospitals show broad disparities in patient care A comprehensive review of the military health care system finds that overall, the military health system is functioning on a par with private-sector care, but patients face broad disparities in appointment wait times and quality of care - and have little Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:45:00 -0400 Secret Service chief quits due to security lapses Secret Service Director Julia Pierson abruptly resigned Wednesday in the face of multiple revelations of security breaches, bumbling in her agency and rapidly eroding confidence that the president and his family were being kept safe. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:43:00 -0400 U.S. OKs $1.75 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia The Obama administration has approved a $1.75 billion sale of Patriot missiles and associated items to Saudi Arabia to bolster the air defenses of the key U.S. ally in the Arab world. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:36:00 -0400 Taliban suicide bombers kill 7 in Kabul, wound 21 Taliban suicide bombers struck two buses carrying Afghan soldiers in Kabul early Wednesday, killing seven people and wounding 21, just a day after the signing of a key U.S.-Afghan security pact. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:32:00 -0400 Australia sends 2 unarmed support planes over Iraq Australia was sending two unarmed air force planes to support U.S.-led coalition combat operations against the Islamic State movement in Iraq, but would not yet launch its own airstrikes, the prime minister said Wednesday. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:26:00 -0400 Iraq and Syria airstrikes launched amid intelligence gaps The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen, according to cur Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:05:00 -0400 New Polish premier wants more U.S. military presence Poland's new prime minister said Wednesday that she will seek a greater U.S. military presence in the country as the conflict in neighboring Ukraine has made Poland's security and U.S.-Polish relationship even more important. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:50:00 -0400 France ups military deployment against Islamic State France is deploying an anti-aircraft frigate and more fighter jets in the Persian Gulf region to boost its ability to carry out airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:24:00 -0400 British warplanes destroy Islamic State targets in Iraq British Royal Air Force warplanes flying out of a UK air base on Cyprus have destroyed four Islamic State group targets in Iraq over the last two days, the base commander said Wednesday. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:09:00 -0400 New NATO chief: Better ties with Russia possible NATO's new secretary-general struck a more conciliatory tone Wednesday on Russia, saying there's a chance now for improved relations between Moscow and the West. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:51:00 -0400 U.N.: At least 1,119 Iraqis killed in September The United Nations said Wednesday that at least 1,119 Iraqis died in violence in September but that the real figure was likely much higher since the reported death toll did not include killings in areas controlled by the Islamic State group. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:47:00 -0400 Tab for trucks Pentagon doesn't need could top $100M The Army and Marine Corps may have wasted more than $100 million returning vehicles from Afghanistan that they don't need over just a one-year period, according to a Government Accountability Office report released Tuesday. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:52:00 -0400 Fugitive Afghan officers fear death at home The three Afghanistan National Army officers who disappeared during a training exercise on Cape Cod before being caught trying to cross into Canada in Niagara Falls, New York, fear they will be killed if sent home. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:13:00 -0400 White House stands by Dempsey after McCain questions general's 'credibility' US President Barack Obama is standing by his top military adviser amid sharp criticism from a prominent Republican senator. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:05:00 -0400 Calls for brass to resign add to debate over Mideast policy Recent calls for the Pentagon's top brass to resign in protest of President Obama's policy toward Iraq and Syria may pack a political punch, but they rest on no historical precedent. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:52:00 -0400 U.S. troops head to Africa for Ebola mission About 1,400 soldiers will head to Liberia in October to help support the fight against the Ebola virus that is spreading across West Africa, a Pentagon official said Tuesday. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:44:00 -0400 Mabus: Review of women joining SEALs on track A U.S. Special Operations Command report on integrating women into the elite Navy SEAL community was due back in July, but officials aren't able to confirm whether it's been completed or when leadership will be briefed. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:27:00 -0400 ED cases among troops double since 2004 Erectile dysfunction diagnoses have skyrocketed in the U.S. military in the past decade, with the rate among troops more than doubling from 2004 to 2013. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:24:00 -0400 Hackers charged with stealing Apache training software Two members of what the Justice Department calls an 'international computer hacking ring' pleaded guilty to charges related to the theft of $100 million in intellectual property - including software used to train Apache helicopter pilots. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:51:00 -0400 Navy: Nuclear shipyard workers got unearned credit Hundreds of nuclear workers at a Navy shipyard have been placed on restrictive duty after investigators discovered they were given credit for attending continuing training they didn't actually attend, an official said Tuesday. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:09:00 -0400 White House intruder who eluded Secret Service indicted A Texas man who climbed a fence, eluded Secret Service and entered the White House was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury for entering a restricted building, carrying a deadly weapon and unlawfully possessing ammunition. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:47:00 -0400 Kurds claim advances in Iraq as Britain joins fray Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq captured a border crossing with Syria on Tuesday, expelling Islamic State militants in heavy fighting that ground down to vicious house-to-house combat and close quarters sniping. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:43:00 -0400 Afghanistan, U.S. sign long-awaited security pact The United States and Afghanistan on Tuesday signed a long-delayed security agreement that will allow about 9,800 American troops to remain in the country past this year. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:45:00 -0400 CDC: Ebola confirmed in Dallas patient A patient in a Dallas hospital has been confirmed to have the deadly Ebola virus, News 8 has learned. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:12:00 -0400 Obama goal of Gitmo closure stalled at Pentagon The transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow Pentagon approval process, causing deep frustration within the administration and raising doubts that President Obama will be able to fulfill his campaign promise to close th Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:23:00 -0400 Senator: POV moving company's problems linger The chairwoman of the Senate Budget Committee wants military officials to consider dumping a defense contractor responsible for moving troops' personal vehicles to and from overseas bases when they move on reassignment orders, citing significant delays an Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:23:00 -0400 Top DoD official: U.S. will 'respond' if Japan-China dispute escalates The U.S. will respond with military force if allies in the Pacific region are threatened, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said on Tuesday in response to questions about Japan's dispute with China over the Senkaku Islands. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:59:00 -0400 Naval Academy joins Obama's 'It's On Us' campaign The U.S. Naval Academy has joined President Obama's 'It's On Us' campaign to encourage college students to take responsibility in stopping sexual assault. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:53:00 -0400 U.S.-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Turkey U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted fighters, vehicles and artillery pieces of the Islamic State group on both sides of the Syria-Iraq border Tuesday, including around a beleaguered Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish that is under assault by the militants, activists said. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:36:00 -0400 F-15C pilot who crashed in Virginia to be buried at Air Force Academy A Massachusetts Air National Guard pilot who was killed in the crash of an F-15C fighter jet will be buried at the Air Force Academy in Colorado. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:35:00 -0400 Confederate's grave has wrong name; VA won't fix The gravestone of a Confederate soldier who died at Elmira's Civil War prison camp has the wrong name on it, according to his great-great-grandson. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:32:00 -0400 Records, photos of famed U.S. WWII bombers go online Thousands of feet above the Pacific Ocean, the bullets were coming fast and the flak was flying. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:20:00 -0400 Texan who faked military past guilty in guns case A Texas convicted felon who faked being an Army Ranger to get close to a decorated retired Navy Seal faces up to 10 years in prison for having two guns. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:04:00 -0400 Ex-FBI agent pleads guilty in Afghan scheme A former FBI agent pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he derailed an investigation into military contract fraud by making a suspect appear to be a key counterintelligence source. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:47:00 -0400 Interview: Leno on USO, entertaining troops and his 'tank car' It would be tough to script a better opening line for a story from Jay Leno: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:14:00 -0400 Air Force takes the lead on airstrikes against Islamic State The Air Force has flown a large majority of all airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, with the mission expected to change as Islamic State fighters adjust to the aerial bombardment. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:12:00 -0400 New crisis response unit to be based in Kuwait The Marine Corps is preparing to deploy about 2,100 grunts to be based out of Kuwait in a new unit configuration designed to respond to crises in the region, according to Corps officials. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:11:00 -0400 Women in Ranger School: New details, application deadlines Female soldiers have until Dec. 1 to volunteer to attend Ranger School this spring as part of an assessment to determine whether and how to open combat arms military occupational specialties to women. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:27:00 -0400 U.S. to keep 10,000 troops in Afghanistan The United States and Afghanistan will sign a long-delayed security agreement Tuesday that will allow about 9,800 American troops to remain in the country past this year, a U.S. official said. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:25:00 -0400 Report: White House intruder made it far past front door A man who scaled a White House fence this month and breached the mansion's front door apparently rushed past a Secret Service agent inside and was stopped only after reaching the building's East Room, a government official confirmed Monday. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:47:00 -0400 Vietnam veteran receives Silver Star 48 years later A Vietnam War veteran received the Silver Star Sunday for his heroic actions in heavy combat 48 years ago. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:37:00 -0400 McCain: Ground troops needed to fight ISIL Americans would support sending more U.S. troops to fight the Islamic State if U.S. strategy in the region were clearer, Sen. John McCain, a longtime critic of President Obama's foreign policy, said Monday. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:20:00 -0400 Obama efforts to oust Assad pushed to back burner By President Obama's own admission, U.S. efforts to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad have been pushed to the back burner by a bombing campaign against Islamic State militants that could ultimately help him stay in power. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:29:00 -0400 Delay vote on authorizing airstrikes, key GOP lawmaker says By the time Congress decides whether it wants to vote on authorizing new military intervention in Iraq and Syria, the fight could be over. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:11:00 -0400 Administration seeks to close Gitmo hearing The Obama administration is seeking to close a court hearing into the government's treatment of a Guantanamo Bay prisoner, saying that much of the information about the man is classified. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:02:00 -0400 Germany unable to meet NATO readiness target Germany's military is unable to meet its medium-term readiness target should NATO call on its members to mobilize against an attack, officials said Monday. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:58:00 -0400 IS fight already near $1 billion as strategy shifts The air war in Syria and Iraq has already cost nearly $1 billion and ultimately could cost as much as $22 billion per year if a large ground force is deployed to the region, according to an analysis by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:26:00 -0400 Battle against Islamic State creates new alliances On a recent evening, two of Jordan's top pro-al-Qaida ideologues held court on the rooftop of a villa decorated with strings of lights. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:49:00 -0400 U.S. envoy says no talks with North Korea in sight Washington believes that North Korea is increasingly unwilling to live up to its nuclear disarmament commitments, and is using three detained Americans as pawns, a senior U.S. envoy said Monday. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:59:00 -0400 Emotional toll taxes military drone operators too President Barack Obama has assured Americans he opposes sending U.S. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:34:00 -0400 Marriage fraud can earn you a prison sentence, stiff fines U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials want service members to say, 'I don't' to marriage fraud, warning that it is a federal crime and no laughing matter. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:08:00 -0400 Meet the Zumwalt: The Navy's stealth destroyer will go to sea next spring The ship is plainly visible from Front Street, across the Route 1 bridge in downtown Bath. Nothing like this angular, almost hulking giant has ever been seen here, even after well over a century of shipbuilding at Bath Iron Works. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:18:00 -0400 In Pakistan, bomb kills 8 as U.S. drone kills 4 A bomb blast killed eight people Sunday in northwestern Pakistan as a U.S. drone strike nearby killed four suspected militants, officials said. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:44:00 -0400 Obama: U.S. underestimated Islamic State President Obama told '60 Minutes' that the United States underestimated the strength of the Islamic State before it took over large parts of Syria and Iraq, and overestimated the Iraqi army's ability to fight the militants. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:56:00 -0400