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Wisconsin Guard whistleblower fighting discharge decision

Nov. 14, 2019 4:35 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin National Guard sergeant whose complaints spurred investigations into sexual misconduct in his unit is fighting his commanders’ decision to discharge him. Wisconsin Air National Guard Master Sgt. Jay Ellis’ complaints of sexual assault and sexual harassment...

Baldwin asks DOD to investigate Wisconsin discharge decision

Nov. 13, 2019 4:46 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin wants the Department of Defense to investigate whether a Wisconsin National Guard sergeant is being discharged in retaliation for complaining about sexual misconduct in his unit. Master Sgt. Jay Ellis’ complaints about sexual assault and harassment within...

Virginia man pleads guilty in WWII dog tags theft

Nov. 11, 2019 4:47 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Virginia National Guard sergeant accused of stealing World War II-era dog tags from the National Archives and Records Administration in Maryland has pleaded guilty to a theft charge. Robert Rumsby of Fredericksburg, Virginia, entered a guilty plea to one misdemeanor count of...

UMS to waive tuition for students called up to military

Nov. 11, 2019 5:27 AM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine System is rolling out rules for students who're called up to military service. The new policy covers academic accommodations, tuition and housing rebates, and re-admission for students who are called up to active duty. It calls for a full tuition waiver for...

Mexico farm town buries 3 of 9 slain Americans

Nov. 7, 2019 11:34 PM EST

LA MORA, Mexico (AP) — As Mexican soldiers stood guard, a mother and two sons were laid to rest in hand-hewn pine coffins in a single grave dug out of the rocky soil Thursday at the first funeral for the victims of a drug cartel ambush that left nine American women and children dead. Clad in shirt sleeves,...

Deadly ambush shows Mexico lost control of area

Nov. 6, 2019 11:05 PM EST

COLONIA LEBARON, Mexico (AP) — When drug cartel gunmen opened fire on American women and children in northern Mexico, the Mexican Army, the National Guard and Sonora state police were not there to protect them. It took them about eight hours just to arrive. To villagers and others, the bloodshed seemed to...

Air National Guard's 178th Wing gets 1st female commander

Nov. 3, 2019 4:45 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — The 178th Wing of the Ohio Air National Guard has its first female commander. Col. Kimberly Fitzgerald assumed the 178th Wing's command from Col. Gregg Hesterman during a ceremony Sunday at the Springfield-Beckley Air National Guard Base in Springfield. Fitzgerald previously served...

Failed mission raises doubts about Mexican security strategy

Nov. 1, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A sloppy operation that failed to nab Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán's son - followed by days of changing explanations - has revealed that Mexico's government has no clear security strategy, experts say. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and his security Cabinet have...

Failed mission raises doubts about Mexican security strategy

Oct. 31, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A sloppy operation that failed to nab Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán's son followed by days of changing explanations has revealed not so much that Mexico has a failing security strategy, but no real strategy at all, experts say. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and...

Air National Guard's 178th Wing to get 1st female commander

Oct. 31, 2019 5:27 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — The 178th Wing of the Ohio Air National Guard is set to get its first female commander. Col. Kimberly Fitzgerald is scheduled to assume duties as commander of the 178th Wing from Col. Gregg Hesterman during a ceremony Sunday at the Springfield Air National Guard Base. Fitzgerald is...