Marine vet sentenced to 4 years in federal prison for scamming money from Gold Star mom, Marine families
Marine veteran John Shannon Simpson was sentenced to four years and ordered to pay restitution of $141,709.44 to the victims of his charity scam.
Afghans seek clarity on Trump’s talk of wiping country out
The Afghan government asked for clarification on Tuesday after President Donald Trump said he could win the 18-year war in 10 days but that “Afghanistan would be wiped off the face of the earth.”
Heavily armed Marine arrested at Offutt Air Force Base charged with possession of modified firearms, fraudulent enlistment and more
Pfc. Ali J. Alkazahg was arrested in May after trying to enter Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska with two semi-automatic rifles, a pistol, a suppressor, a bump stock, body armor and ammunition.
Lawmakers nominate far more men than women for military service academies each year: Report
Findings from the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center, obtained through a Freedom of Information Request, determined women have never composed more than 27 percent of current lawmakers’ service academy appointments since 1995.
Fewer troops are using Tuition Assistance benefits
Fewer troops are using their education benefits, but for-profit schools continue to be a popular choice among those who do choose to attend school while on active duty.
Esper confirmed as new defense secretary, ending Pentagon leadership uncertainty
The Pentagon had gone more than 200 days without a permanent leader.
Pakistan PM says he’ll work with US on Afghanistan accord
After years of tension between Washington and Islamabad, Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan insisted Tuesday the two are now on the same page and said he will do his best to persuade the Taliban to open negotiations with the Afghan government to resolve the war.
US Central Command now says it ‘engaged’ 2 Iranian drones, not 1
The U.S. military says that when it destroyed an Iranian drone last week over the Strait of Hormuz, it also took aim at a second drone.
The worst orders you’ll ever get?
Congress explores “Strategic Arctic Ports” for Navy and Coast Guard personnel.
Lawmakers, lawsuit want VA to reconsider delays for ‘blue water’ veterans claims
VA officials can wait until January to start paying out the claims, but advocates want action sooner.
Food trucks coming to these six bases for soldiers out on the range
Soldiers can purchase meals with their common access cards or with cash.
Hyten accuser testifies in private before Senate panel
As lawmakers decide the fate of Gen. John Hyten’s nomination for vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, they met privately to interview the woman who accused him of sexually assaulting her.
South Korea fires warning shots at Russia warplanes; Kremlin disputes events
South Korean air force jets fired 360 rounds of warning shots Tuesday after a Russian military plane twice violated South Korea’s airspace off the country’s eastern coast, Seoul officials said in an announcement that was quickly disputed by Russia.
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