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  1. Sgt. Hasan Akbar, center, is led from the Staff Judge Advocate Building at Fort Bragg, N.C., in 2005 during the sentencing phase of his court-martial. Akbar, who was sentenced to death for killing two fellow service members and wounding 14 others in a grenade attack in Kuwait, will have an appeal in military court. Gerry Broome / AP

    Soldier convicted in '03 grenade attack vs. fellow troops will have appeal hearing

    A soldier sentenced to death for killing two fellow service members and wounding 14 others in a grenade attack in Kuwait will have an appeal in military court.

    • Aug. 27, 2014
  2. UPS data breach does not affect exchange customers

    Military shoppers who made purchases or shipped packages through The UPS Store locations operated through the Army and Air Force Exchange Service were not affected by the data breach involving about 1 percent of The UPS Store locations nationwide, AAFES o

    • Aug. 22, 2014
  3. Verdicts released for July courts-martial

    The Navy has published the results of special and general courts-martial tried in July — 36 verdicts in all.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  4. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov receives airwarfare specialist certification during his deployment on the aircraft carrier John C. Stennis in early 2012. Courtesy of the Chepusov family

    Sailor, allegedly strangled to death by airman, remembered as caring

    Shortly before his death, Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov received a medal for helping save a soldier's life.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  5. Report: VA employee took recovering vet to crack house

    Although a Veterans Affairs police officer determined that a Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System employee took a patient to a crack house and helped him buy illegal drugs, the worker is still employed more than a year after the incident.

    • Aug. 18, 2014
  6. Cmdr. Chris Tarsa, commanding officer of the attack submarine Newport News, was relieved of command following an arrest Sunday for domestic assault and battery, according to a Navy report obtained by Navy Times. Navy

    Sub CO fired following domestic abuse arrest

    The commanding officer of the attack submarine Newport News was arrested Sunday and charged with domestic assault and battery, according to a Navy report obtained by Navy Times.

    • Aug. 15, 2014
  7. Man pleads not guilty to military argument slaying

    A Montana man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he slashed the throat of another man with whom he was arguing over which branch of the military is better.

    • Aug. 15, 2014
  8. Lemoore sailor charged with raping 2 kids

    A sailor at Lemoore Naval Air Station in Central California has been charged with rape and other sex crimes against two children.

    • Aug. 14, 2014
  9. Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov was declared dead Dec. 14 after being found unresponsive in a vehicle. (Screenshot)

    Airman accused in Ramstein sailor's murder will not get death penalty

    The military will not seek the death penalty against an Air Force staff sergeant accused in the December strangling death of a U.S. sailor in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

    • Aug. 13, 2014
  10. Ask the Lawyer: The many nuances of 'aiding and abetting'

    A. Wrongfully introducing a controlled substance onto a military installation violates Article 112a of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

    • Aug. 13, 2014
  11. Navy contractor pleads guilty in bribery case

    A former contractor for the Navy's Military Sealift Command pleaded guilty Tuesday to accepting bribes from two companies who were seeking government contracts.

    • Aug. 12, 2014
  12. Judge orders exam for Guantanamo hunger striker

    A federal judge ordered the military Tuesday to allow an independent medical evaluation for a hunger-striking Guantanamo prisoner who his lawyers say is in sharply declining health as a result of his protest at the U.S. base in Cuba.

    • Aug. 12, 2014
  13. Coast Guardsman sought in Wash. death found dead

    A Coast Guardsman identified as a suspect in the slaying of a 59-year-old Washington state woman has been found dead in an apparent suicide in a remote area near Show Low, Arizona, authorities said Monday.

    • Aug. 12, 2014
  14. Kevin Wayne Dunlap, 36, right, is seen during his arraignment on Oct. 2, 2008, in Hopkinsville, Ky., with his lawyer James Gibson. Kentucky New Era via AP

    Case of former soldier before U.S. Supreme Court

    The U.S. Supreme Court is weighing whether to take the case of a former Fort Campbell soldier sentenced to death for killing three children and attacking a woman in southwestern Kentucky.

    • Aug. 8, 2014
  15. Sailor fined for landing private plane on base

    A Navy Reserve officer will have to pay a $1,500 fine for landing his private plane at Naval Station Norfolk.

    • Aug. 8, 2014
  16. Security contractor says hit by computer breach

    A government contractor that handles hundreds of thousands of security clearance background checks for civilian and military workers says that some workers' personal information was compromised after a recent computer breach.

    • Aug. 6, 2014
  17. The Spanish Navy training ship Juan Sebastian de Elcano is seen in 2013. Spanish police say they have seized 127 kilograms of cocaine from the Juan Sebastian de Elcano, which allegedly carried the drug from Colombia and dropped off some in New York. Ricardo Arduengo / AP

    127 kilograms of cocaine seized from Spanish navy ship

    Spanish police say they have seized 127 kilograms of cocaine from Spanish navy training ship, which allegedly carried the drug from Colombia and dropped off some in New York.

    • Aug. 6, 2014
  18. Defense says Cole attack mimicked a U.S. ruse

    Lawyers for a Guantanamo Bay detainee accused of orchestrating the deadly bombing of the USS Cole are asking a judge to dismiss six of the 11 counts because of what they call U.S. hypocrisy.

    • Aug. 6, 2014
  19. Cmdr. Alphonso Mortimer Doss was found dead on Feb. 12.

    Navy commander's wife, 2 men charged in his slaying

    Authorities say a Jacksonville Navy commander was killed by his estranged wife, her boyfriend and that man's best friend in an attempt to collect more than $1 million in life insurance money.

    • Aug. 5, 2014
  20. Defense: Gitmo jury should know execution method

    Jurors should know how the government plans to execute the Guantanamo detainee accused of orchestrating the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole if he's convicted of a capital offense, his lawyer argued at a pretrial hearing Tuesday at the U.S.

    • Aug. 5, 2014
  21. Ex-contractor sentenced in Navy bribery scheme

    A former government contractor has been sentenced to three years in prison for conspiracy to bribe public officials at the United States Navy Military Sealift Command.

    • Aug. 5, 2014
  22. Man killed in argument over military branches

    A Montana man who faces a deliberate homicide charge for slashing another man's throat told police they were arguing over which branch of the United States military was better, the Army or the Marines, Yellowstone County prosecutors said.

    • Aug. 5, 2014
  23. Andrew Tahmooressi Screenshot

    Monday hearing for Marine jailed in Mexico

    A hearing is scheduled Monday in Tijuana for a U.S. Marine jailed in Mexico on charges of bringing weapons into the country.

    • Aug. 4, 2014
  24. Defense seeks judge's recusal in Cole attack case

    A lawyer for the Guantanamo Bay detainee accused of orchestrating the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen asked the new judge in the case to recuse himself Monday, citing possible conflicts stemming from the judge's involvement in an earlier case.

    • Aug. 4, 2014
  25. Arrest made after man sped into Naval Station Great Lakes

    Authorities say a man is in custody after he allegedly sped through the main gate of a Chicago-area naval station and slammed into two security cars during a police chase.

    • Aug. 1, 2014
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