militarytimes.com http://www.militarytimes.com en-us Copyright 2014, militarytimes.com SaxoTech Online Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:52:55 -0400 15 Report: No chance for 8 airmen to respond in 2011 green-on-blue attack http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140730/NEWS/307300060 Eight airmen and one U.S. contractor who were murdered by an Afghan colonel in 2011 never had a chance to fire back at their attacker, the final investigation into the incident concluded. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:36:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140730/NEWS/307300060 Jesse Ventura's image and legal battles not over http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140730/NEWS/307300050 Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura got the legal vindication he craved when a jury agreed he had been defamed in slain military sniper Chris Kyle's autobiography. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:34:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140730/NEWS/307300050 Man in military uniform killed in Fayetteville http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140730/NEWS06/307300059 Fayetteville police say a man dressed in a military uniform was shot and killed in the parking lot of a local apartment complex. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:13:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140730/NEWS06/307300059 Groups sue VA over rules on PTSD claims for sexual trauma http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140730/BENEFITS04/307300057 Two advocacy groups are suing the Veterans Affairs Department for what they say are the department's discriminatory practices regarding compensation claims related to service-connected sexual assault. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:19:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140730/BENEFITS04/307300057 Japanese urgently search U.S. archives for WWII MIA info http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140730/NEWS/307300056 Racing against time, members of a Japanese organization are combing a New York military museum's World War II records for information they hope will lead to the graves of American servicemen still listed as missing in action on Saipan. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:09:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140730/NEWS/307300056 Bill calls for Tricare to eliminate birth control co-pays http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140730/BENEFITS06/307300054 Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., introduced legislation on Wednesday that would require Tricare to provide birth control free-of-charge to beneficiaries at retail pharmacies and by mail. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:50:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140730/BENEFITS06/307300054 Report: Female troops struggle to get reproductive health care http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140730/BENEFITS06/307300053 Active-duty women face immense obstacles in accessing sufficient reproductive and sexual health care in the military health system, according to a new report by a Washington, D.C., think tank. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:33:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140730/BENEFITS06/307300053 Colo. VA employees face discipline for manipulating data http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140730/BENEFITS06/307300045 The Department of Veterans Affairs says six employees at a clinic in Fort Collins and the VA Medical Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming, should be disciplined for manipulating data about veteran care. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:46:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140730/BENEFITS06/307300045 House set to take up $17B VA overhaul bill http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140730/NEWS05/307300044 With a new Veterans Affairs secretary in place and an August recess looming, Congress is likely to move quickly to approve a compromise bill to refurbish the VA and improve veterans' health care. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:46:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140730/NEWS05/307300044 Japanese practice amphibious landing in Hawaii http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140730/NEWS/307300047 Japan has been practicing storming beaches with the U.S. and other countries in Hawaii this month. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:19:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140730/NEWS/307300047 Divers find wreckage of World War II-era plane http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140730/NEWS/307300048 David and Drew Losinski are struck by the coincidence. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:29:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140730/NEWS/307300048 Bill aims to strengthen forensic training in sexual assault cases http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140730/NEWS05/307300043 The Defense Department must improve its procedures for investigating sexual assaults by standardizing training requirements for medical experts who examine victims and analyze rape kits, a bipartisan group of lawmakers say. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:28:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140730/NEWS05/307300043 South Korea says North Korea fires 4 projectiles http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140730/NEWS08/307300046 North Korea fired four short-range projectiles toward the ocean off its east coast on Wednesday in its latest in a series of missile and artillery tests, officials said. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:44:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140730/NEWS08/307300046 House committee rebukes Obama over Bergdahl deal http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS05/307290078 House Armed Services Committee members voted Tuesday to condemn President Obama for failing to consult with congressional leaders before swapping five Taliban prisoners for prisoner of war Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:35:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS05/307290078 VA manipulated vets' appointment data, audit finds http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS05/307290070 Internal VA documents show the depth of fraudulent scheduling, manipulation of data and in some cases intimidation of staff to hide delays in medical care to veterans in the 6-million patient national system. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:52:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS05/307290070 SOCOM chief McRaven set to become next chancellor for University of Texas System http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290086 University of Texas System regents on Tuesday selected one of the top U.S. military special operations leaders as the lone finalist for the job of chancellor, overseeing the system's 15 campuses and $14 billion budget. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:07:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290086 PACOM chief: U.S. not worried about Chinese intel ship at RIMPAC http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS08/307290081 The head of the Pentagon's Pacific Command said Tuesday that it's 'a little odd' the Chinese government has sent a spy ship to trail the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise currently taking place off the coast of Hawaii - an exercise in which China has f Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:28:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS08/307290081 Some F-35 flight restrictions lifted http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS04/307290075 The Pentagon has lifted some flight restrictions on F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, while inspections will continue for the foreseeable future, according to a Defense Department official. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:21:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS04/307290075 Former Iran hostage demands compensation from Iranians http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290064 Paul Lewis arrived as a Marine Corps security guard at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran on Nov. 3, 1979. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:59:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290064 Body of young 'stowaway' found in wheel well of C-130 after Africa missions http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290065 The body of an unidentified male between 15 and 20 years old was found in the wheel well of an 86th Airlift Wing C-130 on Sunday after the plane returned to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, from missions in Africa, officials said. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:32:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290065 McDonald confirmed as new VA secretary http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/BENEFITS04/307290071 It's been a quick courtship for Bob McDonald - and there will be no honeymoon. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/BENEFITS04/307290071 U.S. and EU pledge new sanctions against Russia http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS08/307290083 The U.S. message has been clear that if Russia would not deescalate its movements and hostility in Ukraine, more sanctions would be imposed. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:48:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS08/307290083 Pot-for-PTSD researcher denied reinstatement http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/BENEFITS06/307290074 The University of Arizona has rejected a marijuana researcher's plea to keep her job after her contract was terminated in June. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:35:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/BENEFITS06/307290074 Jury awards Jesse Ventura $1.8M in defamation case against estate of 'American Sniper' author http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290067 Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura won $1.8 million Tuesday in his two-year fight to prove he was defamed by a military sniper and best-selling author who claimed to have punched out Ventura at a bar for bad-mouthing the Navy SEALs. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:33:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290067 Last crew member of Enola Gay dies http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290085 The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in Georgia. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:53:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290085 Police: 2 arrested in Michigan guardsman's carjack slaying http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS06/307290087 Detroit police say they've arrested a man and a woman in the fatal shooting of a Michigan National Guard soldier during a carjacking on the city's west side. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:43:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS06/307290087 17,000 troops' debt relieved in settlement with loan company http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290069 About 17,000 service members tricked into predatory loans could see their debts erased under a settlement announced by federal and state regulators Tuesday. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:50:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290069 Fort Stewart soldier, daughter die after being struck by plane http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290052 A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family died from her injuries, law enforcement officials said Tuesday. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:47:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290052 Admiral: World getting 'numb' to North Korean missiles http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS08/307290084 Amid concerns about its development and testing of nuclear weapons, North Korea may be lulling the world into largely accepting its advances in missile technology, the admiral in charge of American forces in Asia and the Pacific said Tuesday. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:12:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS08/307290084 Lavrov and Kerry talk about Cold War-era arms deal http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS05/307290063 Russia's Foreign Ministry says the chief diplomats from Russia and the United States have discussed the situation in Ukraine and the fulfillment of a Cold War-era arms control deal that the U.S. has accused Russia of violating. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:20:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS05/307290063 DoD to oversee senator's Army War College plagiarism probe http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS05/307290077 The Department of Defense has taken the unusual step of overseeing a plagiarism investigation being conducted by the U.S. Army War College against Sen. John Walsh of Montana, the college's provost said Tuesday. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:02:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS05/307290077 Conference committee OKs $17B VA health care bill http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS05/307290057 House and Senate negotiators have approved a $17 billion compromise bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs and reform a program scandalized by veterans' long waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:08:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS05/307290057 Military Times returning to Navy exchanges overseas in August http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290055 Sailors stationed overseas will soon see copies of Military Times newspapers for sale in Navy exchanges again. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:26:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290055 Miller faces sales job on $17B VA bill in the House http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS05/307290046 Before being elected to Congress, Rep. Jeff Miller was a real estate broker. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:53:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS05/307290046 Vets, teens transplant corals in Florida Keys http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290047 A dozen wounded veterans submerged in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to help transplant corals on a special section of the reef set aside as a remembrance area for fallen American service personnel. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:52:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS/307290047 Pig-castrating Senate candidate returns from Guard duty http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS05/307290050 Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has returned from two weeks of training with the Iowa National Guard to a midterm election race against Democrat Bruce Braley that has become a competitive contest in the battle for Senate control. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:52:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS05/307290050 House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS05/307290059 House Republicans have agreed to vote on a slimmed-down bill to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding unaccompanied migrant youths back to Central America. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:48:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS05/307290059 Calif. governor takes dig at Texas Guard plan http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS02/307290048 California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying Monday that he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that 'wiser minds will prevail.' Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:20:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140729/NEWS02/307290048 MARSOC gunnery sergeant to receive posthumous Silver Star http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS/307280040 A MARSOC gunnery sergeant who was killed while fighting insurgents in Afghanistan, will be awarded the military's third-highest award for valor on Tuesday, MARSOC officials announced. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:08:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS/307280040 White House: EU, U.S. to impose new Russia sanctions http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS08/307280046 The United States and European Union plan to impose new sanctions against Russia this week, including penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy, the White House said Monday. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:27:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS08/307280046 One retired colonel is campaigning for more cuts - and Congress is listening http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS/307280016 The Army insists cutting the service down to 420,000 cannot be done. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:23:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS/307280016 Former Apache pilot heads Redskins special teams http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS/307280021 After practice on Military Appreciation Day at Washington Redskins training camp, the special teams coordinator made a beeline to the people in uniform near the special VIP tent. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:56:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS/307280021 U.N. rights chief: Flight 17 possible war crime http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS08/307280031 The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:49:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS08/307280031 VA reform bill to get vote this week http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS05/307280041 In a dramatic legislative turnaround, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs committees on Monday unveiled plans for a $17 billion compromise VA reform bill that funds the hiring of more clinicians, expands private care options and makes i Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:48:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS05/307280041 Five Questions with Texas Gov. Rick Perry: U.S.-Mexico Border http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS02/307280034 Texas Gov. Rick Perry has accused the federal government of failing to provide enough resources on the U.S.-Mexico border to stop the flow of undocumented immigrants, including more than 57,000 children who have illegally crossed into the U.S. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:23:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS02/307280034 U.S.: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS08/307280048 In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach 'a very serious matter' and going public with allegations that have simmered for some tim Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:26:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS08/307280048 2 military satellites launched on Delta 4 rocket http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS04/307280049 A Delta 4 rocket has lifted off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying two satellites for the U.S. Air Force. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:50:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS04/307280049 Jury says it is stuck in Ventura case after 5 days http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS/307280045 The jury weighing former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against 'American Sniper' author Chris Kyle told the judge Monday they didn't think they could reach a unanimous verdict, but he asked them to keep trying. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:03:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS/307280045 U.S. fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS08/307280044 Obama administration officials were fuming Monday over a torrent of Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:32:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS08/307280044 Oldest female WWII vet visits D.C. monuments http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS/307280027 The nation's oldest living female World War II veteran has finally made it to Washington to see the monuments and memorials. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:29:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS/307280027 Former Naval Academy superintendent dies at 77 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS/307280022 Arizona Sen. John McCain is praising former Naval Academy Superintendent Charles Larson, who died over the weekend, as a great man. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:35:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS/307280022 Defense: Government suppressed evidence in Blackwater http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS/307280020 Lawyers for Blackwater security guards accused the government on Monday of suppressing evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:47:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140728/NEWS/307280020 Effort advances to add names of 74 sailors to Vietnam Memorial http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS/307270020 The crew of the destroyer Frank E. Evans is fighting once again, 45 years after their ship sank in the South China Sea after a terrifying collision. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:25:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS/307270020 2 USAF missileers to work with Navy in morale-improvement effort http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS/307270021 They're Air Force missileers, but their next assignments are with the Navy. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:24:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS/307270021 U.S.: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS08/307270034 Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. has released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the border. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:57:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS08/307270034 Wyoming Air Guard looks to improve planes http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS/307270037 Wyoming Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Luke Reiner has joined other Guard leaders around the country in asking Congress to approve upgrades to older transport planes. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:17:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS/307270037 Judge slams Dade County for razing soldier's home http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS/307270035 A federal judge has slammed Miami-Dade County for refusing to delay demolition of a soldier's home while he trained in California. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:26:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS/307270035 Texas couple gives forgotten flag to Marine's mom http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS/307270032 A couple who discovered a tribute flag for a fallen Marine at a Texas flea market has presented it to his mother, more than nine years after he was killed in Iraq. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 13:45:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS/307270032 38 killed as Libyan forces battle militias in east http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS08/307270024 Heavy clashes between Libyan soldiers loyal to a renegade general and Islamist-led militias killed 38 people, health officials said Sunday, as fighting between rival militias around the capital's international airport raged on and European nations warned Sun, 27 Jul 2014 13:40:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS08/307270024 Events mark anniversary of Korean War armistice http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS08/307270031 The 1950-53 Korean War ended in an armistice, meaning the two Koreas remain technically at war. But in North Korea, the anniversary of the agreement ending the hostilities is commemorated as ' Sun, 27 Jul 2014 13:38:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140727/NEWS08/307270031