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Policy restricts carrying guns onto Offutt Air Force Base

Jan. 15, 2020 3:47 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new policy has gone into effect at Offutt Air Force Base south of Omaha that bars military and civilian personnel from transporting privately-owned firearms onto base. That order came from Col. Gavin Marks, who assumed command of the U.S. Air Force 55th Wing in June. It followed a...

Prosecutors: Ex-Marine lied to bypass Trump checkpoint

Jan. 7, 2020 8:46 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who was dishonorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps for sex offenses was arrested Sunday after he lied to get past presidential checkpoints at Palm Beach International Airport an hour before President Donald Trump was set to depart, federal officials said....

Coast Guard seaman headed to court martial over Alaska death

Dec. 27, 2019 4:57 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard said Friday a seaman will face a court martial on murder and other charges in the death of a fellow seaman during a night of drinking in Alaska. Ethan Tucker is charged with the January death of 19-year-old Seaman Ethan Kelch of Virginia Beach, Virginia,...

A man looks through newspapers with front pages leading with Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the International Court of Justice hearing, near a roadside journal shop Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in Yangon, Myanmar. Suu Kyi testified to the court that the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to neighboring Bangladesh was the unfortunate result of a battle with insurgents. She denied that the army had killed civilians, raped women and torched houses. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)

Nobel winner's army defense blasted in Myanmar genocide case

Dec. 12, 2019 12:54 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Lawyers seeking to halt what they allege is ongoing genocide in Myanmar slammed leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s defense of her country’s armed forces, saying Thursday that the Nobel Peace Prize winner and former pro-democracy icon chose to ignore...

FILE - In this June 6, 2019, file photo, military police direct traffic along Route 293 near the site where an armored personnel vehicle overturned and killed a West Point cadet killing in Cornwall, N.Y.  Staff Sgt. Ladonies Strong, an Army soldier based in Georgia, will face a trial by court-martial after being charged in the vehicle rollover, a Fort Stewart spokesman said Wednesday, Dec. 11.  (AP Photo/Allyse Pulliam, File)

Soldier to face court-martial in fatal crash at West Point

Dec. 11, 2019 3:24 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — An Army soldier based in Georgia will face a trial by court-martial after being charged in a vehicle rollover that killed a West Point cadet in June, a Fort Stewart spokesman said Wednesday. Commanders at the southeast Georgia Army post ordered a general court-martial for Staff Sgt....

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 201 file photo, Wisconsin Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Don Dunbar, right, looks on as then Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker talks to reporters in Milwaukee. Federal investigators plan to brief the Wisconsin National Guard's top commander this weekend on their seven-month review of the Guard's sexual assault reporting and investigation protocols. (AP Photo/Dinesh Ramde)

Investigators to brief Wisconsin Guard leader on sex probe

Dec. 5, 2019 4:30 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal investigators plan to brief the Wisconsin National Guard's top commander this weekend on findings from a seven-month review of the Guard's sexual assault reporting and investigation protocols, Gov. Tony Evers said Thursday in a letter to legislative leaders. The Guard has been...

Trial dates set for SEAL, Marine charged in soldier's death

Dec. 5, 2019 9:43 AM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy has announced trial dates for a U.S. Navy SEAL and a Marine charged in the hazing-related death of a Green Beret. SEAL Tony DeDolph and Marine Mario Madera-Rodriguez are among four American servicemen charged in Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar's death in the African country of...

Most Marines won’t face criminal trials in California probe

Dec. 3, 2019 9:52 PM EST

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — Most of the Marines who were labeled as criminals in front of their colleagues at Camp Pendleton after a human smuggling probe won’t go to court, the Marine Corps announced Tuesday. Six Marines have pleaded guilty to various charges in courts-martial but 13 will be...