militarytimes.com http://www.militarytimes.com en-us Copyright 2014, militarytimes.com SaxoTech Online Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:36:33 -0400 15 U.S. war planners focus on advisers in Anbar http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/311030020 Top US military planners want to expand the limited advise-and-assist mission in Iraq and are talking to allied partner nations about potentially putting non-American troops on the ground to help support the fight against Islamic State militants, according to several military officials. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:03:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/311030020 In mine-riddled Bosnia, bomb dogs are life savers http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/310240068 When Betsy, a 7-year-old bomb-sniffing dog from Bosnia-Herzegovina, arrived in the U.S. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:54:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/310240068 U.S. force to fight Ebola virus starts training in San Antonio http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/310240064 The U.S. military effort to help contain the Ebola virus at home and in West Africa is gaining steam. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:24:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/310240064 Transgender troops say they want to serve openly http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/310240056 The landmark repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell' in 2011 allowed gays and lesbians to serve openly in the U.S. military. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:20:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/310240056 Head of Fort Benning Warrior Training Center relieved of command http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS02/310240065 The head of the Warrior Training Center, a Fort Benning, Georgia-based unit that offers pre-Ranger and other training primarily for Army National Guard soldiers, was relieved of command Oct. 9 and is under investigation, the base announced Friday. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:17:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS02/310240065 Report: Army discriminated against transgender civilian worker http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/310240063 The Army discriminated against a former soldier working at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, who transitioned from male to female, according to a federal report released Thursday, by improperly barring her from the female restroom and allowing employees to refer Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:08:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/310240063 Isolation pods will carry troops if they get Ebola http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS04/310240059 The Pentagon is developing isolation pods for the C-17 Globemaster aircraft to carry up to 15 service members should they contract Ebola while supporting Operation United Assistance in Africa. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:57:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS04/310240059 Leadership is key to troops' tolerance of transgender persons, allied forces say http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/310240055 Transgender persons are barred from serving openly in the U.S. military but can do so in the armed forces of 18 other nations worldwide, including NATO allies Sweden and the United Kingdom as well as Australia and New Zealand. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:31:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/310240055 Ex-sailor injures NYC policeman with hatchet http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS06/310240052 A New York City police officer who suffered a serious head wound after being attacked by a former sailor wielding a hatchet remains in critical but stable condition, police said Friday. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:38:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS06/310240052 After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/310240046 A doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation's most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his il Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:02:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/310240046 Prisoner in Afghanistan to be tried in U.S. http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/310240051 The Obama administration is preparing to transfer a military detainee in Afghanistan for criminal trial in Virginia, U.S. officials said Thursday. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:22:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/310240051 Overnight French raid destroys IS arms center http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS08/310240050 France's military chief says an overnight air raid has destroyed an arms depot for the Islamic State group in Iraq. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:09:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS08/310240050 Saudi Arabia convicts 27 for plotting attack on U.S. forces http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS08/310240048 A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced 27 people to prison for planning a series of attacks against U.S. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:26:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS08/310240048 Army setting up comms for Ebola response in West Africa http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/310240047 The Army is working to coordinate crisis response in Liberia Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:12:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141024/NEWS/310240047 U.S., South Korea delay transfer of wartime control http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS05/310230062 The U.S. and South Korea have delayed transferring wartime operational control of allied forces by taking on a 'conditions-based approach' and scrapping the previously set deadline of 2015. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:03:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS05/310230062 New quick-reaction NATO force to stand up next year http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS08/310230050 NATO is pushing forward with a new quick-reaction force that will combine the armies of multiple member nations and is intended to serve as a deterrent to Russian aggression. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:08:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS08/310230050 Virginia subs to get berthing changes for female crew http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS/310230049 Sub designers are puzzling out how to fit enlisted women into the berthings on the Virginia-class attack submarines already in the force. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:03:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS/310230049 Possible Ebola case in New York City http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS/310230066 The first case of Ebola may have arrived in New York City. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:54:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS/310230066 U.S. official: Iraq army not ready to repel Islamic State http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS08/310230065 U.S. airstrikes and Iraqi ground forces have blunted an Islamic State offensive in Iraq, but it will be months before Iraq can mount a sustained counteroffensive to take terrain back, a senior U.S. military official said Thursday. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:43:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS08/310230065 KFC touts new all-meat sandwich in South Korea http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS08/310230058 This could be the best reason yet to be assigned to South Korea. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:39:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS08/310230058 U.S. officials worry about 'lone wolf' attacks http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS08/310230064 After a pair of attacks in Canada this week that officials labeled as terrorism, counterparts in the USA are reacting with offers of cooperation - and a sense of apprehension. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:27:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS08/310230064 Beirut mission renewed: Marines take pride in returning to guard embassy http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS/310230035 As of early September, Marine security guards are again manning Post One in Beirut. The post holds profound significance for Marines young and old. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:21:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS/310230035 Coalition airstrikes in Syria killed more than 500 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS08/310230055 U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in Syria have killed more than 500 people since they began last month, mainly Islamic militants, activists said Thursday, as fighting flared yet again in the northern Syrian border town of Kobani. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:16:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS08/310230055 Prisoner in Afghanistan to be tried in U.S. http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS05/310230061 The Obama administration is preparing to transfer a military detainee in Afghanistan for criminal trial near Washington, U.S. officials said Thursday. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:48:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS05/310230061 PTSD argued in case of Marine jailed in Mexico http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS06/310230036 There's no dispute retired Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi drove with three loaded guns in his truck into Mexico where firearms are illegal. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:43:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS06/310230036 Experts call for national debate on U.S. military priorities http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS05/310230060 A prestigious defense review panel has warned that the U.S. government must 'sound an alarm' to build public support among the American people for increased defense spending. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:36:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS05/310230060 'We cannot accept average,' surgeons general say http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/BENEFITS06/310230040 The message the Army, Navy and Air Force surgeons general have taken from the military health system review released earlier this month is that their hospitals and clinics are performing on par with the nation's top private systems. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:29:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/BENEFITS06/310230040 N.C. police chief wrote lieutenant up for Army Reserve service http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS02/310230056 The city failed to comply with a federal law that allows soldiers time off for military service, according to a letter from the Department of Labor. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:38:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS02/310230056 Guantanamo prisoners protest use of female guards http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS/310230054 The use of female troops inside the highest-security unit at Guantanamo Bay is sparking protests by prisoners. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:23:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS/310230054 Meet the White House guard dogs http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS/310230053 You may be familiar with Sunny and Bo, the Obama's family pets. But meet Hurricane and Jordan, two of the White House's protectors. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:07:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS/310230053 U.S.: Iraq says troops will go on offensive http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS08/310230052 The U.S. Defense Department says Iraq's new defense minister says his troops will go on the offensive against Islamic State militants who have taken over large sections of the country. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:57:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS08/310230052 Lawmaker uses Canadian case to criticize Obama http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS05/310230051 The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee used Canadian leaders' response to the Ottawa shootings to take his own swipe at President Obama on Thursday. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:55:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS05/310230051 Ask the Lawyer: Be careful when, to whom you admit drug use http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS06/310230044 Q. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:19:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS06/310230044 Few vets use free credit monitoring after VA breaches http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/BENEFITS/310230047 Only about one in 25 veterans offered free credit monitoring in the wake of Veterans Affairs Department security breaches has signed up for the service, a figure that VA officials call disappointingly low. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:03:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/BENEFITS/310230047 U.S. OKs Samsung devices for classified data http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS04/310230045 For the first time, the government will allow devices made for the consumer market to handle classified information. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:29:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS04/310230045 Washington VA doctor accused of child rape http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS06/310230037 Stevens County authorities say a Spokane Veterans Affairs Medical Center emergency room doctor accused of assaulting a child at the doctor's home has been charged with child rape. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:58:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141023/NEWS06/310230037 Marine Corps booted suspected Indiana serial killer in 1993 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS06/310220073 An former Marine, who recently confessed to killing seven women in Indiana, was kicked out of the Marine Corps as a private in 1993 after fewer than two years of service. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:35:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS06/310220073 John McCain calls Navy 2-star an 'idiot' during interview http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS05/310220065 Sen. John McCain, a retired naval aviator, has a history of confronting military leaders he feels have fallen short. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:33:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS05/310220065 CSM who fought in Panama, Somalia and Iraq dies at 52 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS/310220069 A decorated soldier who participated in major military actions spanning three decades and spent the last few years of his career helping fellow wounded warriors was found dead in his Georgia home Oct. 13 of natural causes. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:32:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS/310220069 Kidnapping plot in Turkey raises new questions about U.S. troops' safety http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS08/310220077 A bold yet ultimately unsuccessful kidnapping plot orchestrated by the Islamic State in Turkey raises new questions about the safety of U.S. troops and other American personnel stationed throughout the country. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:31:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS08/310220077 Yuma Marines rescue lost Boy Scouts near the Colorado River http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS/310220068 Marines rescued 28 Boy Scouts and four chaperones Saturday night after they were reported missing when they failed to reach a checkpoint during a canoe trip. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:30:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS/310220068 Bond set for Afghan soldiers who fled for Canada http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS08/310220072 Three Afghan soldiers detained since abandoning a Massachusetts training exercise to avoid returning to Afghanistan are hoping financial help from supporters will allow them to go free as they challenge deportation and pursue asylum. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:25:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS08/310220072 Army helos set for joint exercise in Japan http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS08/310220060 The U.S. Army Stryker brigade set to begin exercises in Japan next week as part of its third stop in the Army's Pacific Pathways rotation brought its own aviation assets to the venerable exercise for the first time. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:54:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS08/310220060 Survey asks lesbian, gay, bi sailors about service experiences http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS/310220061 It's been three years since the Defense Department lifted its ban against gays, lesbians and bisexuals serving openly in the military, but the services have little research on their experiences and needs or how the repeal of don't ask, don't tell has affe Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:54:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS/310220061 Stateside Ebola team starts training today http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS/310220055 The 30-person medical team designed to provide short-notice help and support to civilian hospitals who may deal with Ebola cases at home began training Wednesday at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:51:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS/310220055 1,000-pound pod falls off Marine Corps Prowler mid-flight http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS04/310220062 Marine officials say they have recovered a 1,000-pound tactical jamming system pod that fell off an EA-6B Prowler aircraft while it flew a mission over a military air station in Arizona. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:51:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS04/310220062 Obama expresses optimism about Ebola in U.S. http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS05/310220076 President Obama expressed confidence about the ability to contain Ebola in the U.S., taking special note of the ongoing recovery of two nurses who contracted the disease and of others who were declared Ebola free after being exposed to the deadly virus. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:50:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS05/310220076 U.S. increases security in wake of Canada shootings, though no threats cited http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS/310220071 The military increased security Wednesday at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery after fatal shootings at a Canadian war memorial and Parliament, even though the FBI and the Homeland Security Department said there was no specific threa Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:25:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS/310220071 Editorial: Who's kidding whom? http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS01/310220045 The next time you hear a four-star whine to Congress about how military pay and benefits are wreaking havoc on the defense budget and must be rolled back, think about this item buried deep in the news mix last week: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:15:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS01/310220045 Internal investigation ID'd Phoenix VA fraud in 2008 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS05/310220079 Inspectors at the Department of Veterans Affairs caught Phoenix VA managers falsifying patient appointment records during a probe six years ago, but agency officials did not divulge those findings at the time, according to documents obtained by The Arizon Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:22:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS05/310220079 Chaos in Canada: Gunfire erupts in Parliament building http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS08/310220056 A Canadian soldier was shot and killed Wednesday while standing guard at a war memorial in the nation's capital in Ottawa, and a gunman was killed after racing inside Parliament. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:53:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS08/310220056 Marine suspected of murder in Philippine custody http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS06/310220035 A US Marine suspected in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino was flown Wednesday from his warship to the Philippine military's main camp, where he will continue to be guarded by fellow Marines, in a compromise that eased a looming irritant over his custody. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:59:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS06/310220035 North Korean detainee reunites with family in Ohio http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS08/310220059 An American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub returned home to Ohio on Wednesday to tears of joy and hugs from his wife and surprised children. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:34:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS08/310220059 Destroyer Michael Murphy leaves on first cruise http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS/310220048 The destroyer Michael Murphy left Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Monday on its maiden cruise: an independent deployment to the Western Pacific that also marked a first for many of the ship's crew. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:30:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS/310220048 Commentary: Breaking the cycle of debt for troops, families http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS01/310220053 The spouse of a member of the Illinois National Guard took out a loan of $2,575 in Illinois. Due to triple-digit interest rates, the family spent more than $8,000 to repay the loan. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:07:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS01/310220053 Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS06/310220064 Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as an illustration of a war gone horri Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:57:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS06/310220064 Estonia: Russian military plane violated air space http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS08/310220063 Estonia on Wednesday summoned Russia's ambassador over an airspace violation by a Russian military aircraft. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:45:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS08/310220063 Credit requirements loosened for student loan program http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/EDU/310220058 The Education Department has loosened credit requirements for a federal student loan program used by parents and graduate students. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:23:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/EDU/310220058 1.7 percent COLA increase starts in January http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/BENEFITS02/310220052 Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year, the government announced Wednesday. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:41:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/BENEFITS02/310220052 Pentagon confirms IS seized weapons bundle http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS05/310220057 The Pentagon is confirming that Islamic State group militants were able to seize one of the 28 bundles of weapons and medical supplies dropped to Kurdish forces on Monday. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:39:00 -0400 http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20141022/NEWS05/310220057