en-us Copyright 2014, SaxoTech Online Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:02:46 -0400 15 Pakistani girl's seminary names library after OBL Most didn't notice the new library at this Islamic seminary for girls near Pakistan's capital, until locals saw the paper sign in Urdu posted on its wooden door: 'Library of Osama bin Laden, the Martyr.' Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:46:00 -0400 N.C. community college rate break for vets proposed Gov. Pat McCrory says he wants to make it easier for new veterans to attend any of North Carolina's community colleges. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:08:00 -0400 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. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:24:00 -0400 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. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:12:00 -0400 Group calls for DoD to withdraw from Prayer Day event Longtime critics of Christian conservatives' influence in military culture are demanding the Pentagon back away from involvement in a National Day of Prayer event on Capitol Hill next month, saying it's a thinly veiled rally for far-right fundamentalists. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:40:00 -0400 Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions - for now In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by Moscow's annexation of Crimea. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:28:00 -0400 Rapping medic dispenses care with a smile and a rhyme If you bust your leg, he busts a rhyme. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:26:00 -0400 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 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:24:00 -0400 U.S. sending nonlethal aid to Ukraine military The U.S. will send medical supplies, helmets and other nonlethal aid to the Ukrainian military in response to Russia's 'dangerously irresponsible' efforts to destabilize the country, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:16:00 -0400 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. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:59:00 -0400 Bonhomme Richard, 31st MEU search for missing ferry passengers The amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard is helping search for hundreds of passengers missing from the Sewol, a South Korean ferry that capsized and sank Wednesday. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:13:00 -0400 4-star: Armed attackers in Ukraine are Russian troops in disguise The Russians aren't fooling anyone. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:49:00 -0400 Marines pull out of Afghanistan's Nimroz province Earlier this month, the Marine Corps quietly took leave of Nimroz province, consolidating its operations in Afghanistan to a single province and completing another chapter in its drawdown efforts. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:13:00 -0400 First deaths in Ukraine; Putin admits Crimea invaded A clash outside a military base ended with the first deaths so far in a Ukraine anti-militant operation as Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted Thursday in a radio interview that Russian soldiers did secretly invade Crimea to help pro-Russian Ukrainians take over the province by force. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:53:00 -0400 Vets group seeks Medal of Honor for Civil War Col. Robert Gould Shaw A veterans group will present a petition next week to the New York delegation of Congress asking that the Medal of Honor be awarded to Civil War Col. Robert Gould Shaw, who commanded the first unit of free African Americans recruited into the Union army. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:34:00 -0400 Kennedy beats Bisping to stay perfect in UFC Like many fighters before him, Tim Kennedy wanted to shut Michael Bisping up. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:32:00 -0400 Remington recalls hundreds of thousands of tactical, recreational rifles Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:21:00 -0400 New company to handle shipping private vehicles Some troops will have to drive farther to drop off and pick up their vehicles under the Defense Department's privately owned vehicle shipping program, with the closure of seven vehicle processing centers May 1. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:40:00 -0400 WWI love letters found in southern Indiana attic Love letters from a World War I soldier to his sweetheart have been found stuffed in the attic wall of a southern Indiana home. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:13:00 -0400 U.S. troops in Afghanistan hosting 'shadow' marathon The Fort Drum-based 10th Mountain Division will host what will be the last Boston Marathon 'shadow run' to be held at Bagram air base in Afghanistan. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:33:00 -0400 4th Md. prison training veteran service dogs The medium-security Maryland Correctional Training Center near Hagerstown is becoming the fourth state prison where inmates who served in the military help train service dogs for disabled veterans. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:51:00 -0400 Army couple in documentary told from caregiver's point of view The timing couldn't be better: In a month dedicated to military and veteran caregivers, a documentary about an Army couple's struggles after devastating combat injuries will premier at one of the world's top film festivals. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:35:00 -0400 NATO to ramp up in response to Russian aggression U.S. troops in Europe likely will ramp up operations and continue a historic shift eastward after the NATO alliance this week agreed to vastly expand its military readiness in response to Russian aggression. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:21:00 -0400 Delivery of submarine North Dakota delayed to Navy Problems with a parts supplier and the need to modify certain design features led the Navy to announce Wednesday that the commissioning of the new nuclear-powered attack submarine North Dakota won't take place at the end of May as scheduled. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:36:00 -0400 Famous Capt. Kirk honors real one at ship christening Good luck, from one Capt. Kirk to another. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:52:00 -0400 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. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:50:00 -0400 Veterans slam New York Times piece linking vets to hate groups Veterans advocates are denouncing an opinion piece in the New York Times that draws links between veterans and white supremacist groups in attempting to explain the actions of the suspected gunman in a recent and deadly shooting outside a Kansas Jewish ce Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:19:00 -0400 Fox's'Enlisted' stars cast in CBS pilot In what could be seen as a show-stopping one-two punch, the Fox network has removed all traces of the military-themed comedy 'Enlisted' from its spring schedule, and two of the show's three male leads have been cast in a new comedy pilot - this time as co Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:14:00 -0400 'Complex' report on allotments now 3 months late Defense officials are more than three months late on a report on the military allotment system, which will recommend steps to protect troops from unscrupulous businesses and lenders that use allotments to take advantage of them. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:23:00 -0400 DoD quietly expanding AFRICOM missions Just five years ago, the Pentagon considered Africa such a strategic backwater that the global map of combatant commands carved the massive continent into two chunks and placed most of it under control of the chief of U.S. European Command in Belgium. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:19:00 -0400 U.S. readies sanctions on Russia, aid for Ukraine The Obama administration is preparing to ratchet up sanctions on Russia and boost assistance for the Ukrainian military in the coming days, U.S. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:57:00 -0400 Jill Biden promotes Post-9/11 GI Bill website Jill Biden is promoting a new website designed to make it easier for service members, veterans, their spouses and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits at thousands of schools and job training programs. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:34:00 -0400 Poland wants larger U.S., NATO troop presence Poland's defense minister is calling for a larger U.S. and NATO military presence in his country to deter the type of Russian aggression occurring in eastern Ukraine. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:25:00 -0400 Iraq: Abu Ghraib prison closure not permanent An Iraqi Justice Ministry official said Wednesday that this week's closure of the infamous Abu Ghraib prison west of Baghdad is temporary and that it will be reopened once the security situation in the surrounding area is stable. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:17:00 -0400 Unclaimed remains of 3 veterans to be inurned The unclaimed remains of veterans of the Civil War and both World Wars that were discovered in the vaults of a funeral home group will be inurned next week in a northeastern Indiana cemetery. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:24:00 -0400 Aspiring pilot, recruited to be Navajo Code Talker, dies A Navajo man who aspired to be a pilot but was recruited to become a Code Talker during World War II has died. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:26:00 -0400 Official: Iran will not discuss missile program Tehran will not discuss its ballistic missiles as part of ongoing talks with world powers on a final agreement to curb the Iranian nuclear program, the country's defense minister said Wednesday. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:02:00 -0400 Congress unhappy with DoD, VA health records progress House lawmakers plan to hold back millions in dollars of technology funding from Defense and Veterans Affairs department planners until Congress is convinced they are making progress on developing a way to share electronic medical records. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:22:00 -0400 Afghanistan election results increase chance U.S. will stay The likelihood of a long-term U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan is growing after elections there in early April showed pro-American candidates winning at the polls. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:38:00 -0400 Patients rate VA medical centers high for satisfaction Patients at Veterans Affairs medical centers remain satisfied with the care they receive and complaints are down, a new survey released Wednesday by the American Customer Satisfaction Index found. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:04:00 -0400 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. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:51:00 -0400 Tricare presents plan for re-enrolling some in Prime Tricare announced Tuesday its plans for reinstating thousands of beneficiaries who lost eligibility for Tricare Prime last October, but by law, not all who were booted off Prime will be able to re-enroll. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:22:00 -0400 Sergeant to receive Medal of Honor for 20-hour Afghanistan battle High in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan, the enemy ambush was quick and deadly. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:49:00 -0400 First women move to Army platoon artillery jobs Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts. Nearby, others are preparing the howitzer cannons as helicopters swoop overhead. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:32:00 -0400 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. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:46:00 -0400 Navy's robot sub continues search for missing Malaysian jet A robotic submarine looking for the lost Malaysian jet continued its second seabed search on Wednesday as up to 14 planes were to take to the skies for some of the final sweeps of the Indian Ocean for floating debris from the ill-fated airliner. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:40:00 -0400 Russia tests Obama's ability to stop its advances President Obama is once again faced with the complicated reality of following through on his tough warnings against overseas provocations as the White House asserts that Russia is stoking instability in eastern Ukraine. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:34:00 -0400 Report: Brad Pitt to play Gen. Stanley McChrystal in movie Brad Pitt will reportedly play Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal in the movie adaptation of a book written by the reporter who got McChrystal fired. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:08:00 -0400 Michelle Obama visits Walter Reed's Fisher House It's been a long road for Amy Oppelt and her family since she got the call informing her that her husband, Army Sgt. Lucas Oppelt, had been injured by a roadside bomb while serving in Afghanistan. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:15:00 -0400 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. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:25:00 -0400 Your medical files may be at risk After veteran Aaron Alexis shot and killed a dozen people at the Washington Navy Yard last September, the Air Force noted a spike in the number of personnel dipping into his electronic medical file. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:21:00 -0400 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. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:43:00 -0400 Gunmen abduct Afghan deputy minister in Kabul Gunmen abducted the Afghan deputy public works minister in Kabul on Tuesday, officials said, a grim reminder of the insecurity plaguing Afghanistan as most foreign troops prepare to withdraw from the country at the end of the year. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:46:00 -0400 Pentagon condemns 'provocative' Russian military action against U.S. Navy ship A Russian fighter jet on Saturday made repeated 'provocative' close-range, low-altitude passes above the U.S. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:35:00 -0400 Family of former Marine in Iran sees hope of freedom The family of a former U.S. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:31:00 -0400 Best for Vets: Employers 2014 Troops transitioning out of the military often worry that the jobs they did in uniform will be irrelevant to the jobs they want out of uniform. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:31:00 -0400 Obama to speak at West Point graduation President Obama will deliver this year's commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on May 28, the White House announced Monday. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:38:00 -0400 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. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:50:00 -0400 Rep. Hunter hammers Army on social science project The Army program that sends social scientists to battlefields should be scrapped because it is 'plagued by instances of abuse and misconduct,' according to a letter to congressional appropriators from Rep. Duncan Hunter. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:36:00 -0400 Russia boosts military spending For the first time in 10 years, Russia last year spent a bigger share of its overall economy on arms investments than the U.S. as it seeks to bolster its military capability, a Swedish arms watchdog said Monday. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:45:00 -0400