en-us Copyright 2014, SaxoTech Online Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:10:44 -0400 15 Complaint says former Blue Angels CO allowed lewd behavior Allegations that 'sexually explicit humor' and the display of ' Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:18:00 -0400 Making E-8 gets slightly tougher The latest E-8 selection board convened Monday with a mandate to select 1,445 of 12,010 eligible chief petty officers to pin a senior chief's star over their anchors. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:36:00 -0400 Victims of Lejeune toxic water meet skepticism at Supreme Court A divided Supreme Court seemed mostly dubious Wednesday that federal claims for environmental damages can be brought after state deadlines have passed, signaling a potential setback for thousands of former Marines and their families exposed decades ago to Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:36:00 -0400 State Dept. says Egypt cleared for U.S. military aid The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:28:00 -0400 Hagel seeking to deepen U.S.-Mexico ties U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday he is exploring ways to deepen U.S.-Mexican defense ties, including the possibility of training exercises with Mexican forces. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:56:00 -0400 Obama: U.S.-Japan treaty applies to disputed islands President Barack Obama confirmed Wednesday that America's mutual security treaty with Japan applies to the islands at the center of a territorial dispute between China and Japan. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:24:00 -0400 Fallen sentry to receive rare heroism medal A sailor credited with saving the lives of watchstanders on board the destroyer Mahan in March will be posthumously awarded one of the Navy's highest honors. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:20:00 -0400 Army specialist charged in strangling death of sailor A second service member has been charged in the death of a sailor in Germany, Stars and Stripes has reported. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:50:00 -0400 Tell us: How would you improve your boots? Modifications to steel-toe boots are in the works, but are those changes enough? Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:14:00 -0400 FDA warns maker of controversial workout supplement Craze Federal regulators have warned the maker of the once-popular sports supplement Craze about its proprietary blend of ingredients and tests showing an undisclosed methamphetamine-like compound in the product, records now made public show. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:22:00 -0400 Judge grants Manning's name change request A Kansas judge has granted a request to formally change the name of the soldier convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:04:00 -0400 First lady announcing one-stop job site for vets Aiming to streamline employment resources for people leaving the military, the government is creating an integrated website that can help job-seekers create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database of veterans and their spouses for co Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:26:00 -0400 Navy vet, 92, finally gets medals A 92-year-old military veteran has gotten long-overdue medals he earned for serving in the Navy during World War II. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:24:00 -0400 2 years in jail for misusing money for homeless vets A Nashville, Tenn., woman who stole more than $364,000 earmarked to help homeless veterans will spend two years in jail for the crimes. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:08:00 -0400 Obama visit to Asia seen as counterweight to China President Barack Obama's travels through Asia aim to reassure partners about the renewed U.S. commitment to the region, with an eye both to China's rising assertiveness and the fast-growing markets that are the center of gravity for global growth. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:48:00 -0400 Coast Guard convicts petty officer in assault case A jury of eight Coast Guard members, after a weeklong court-martial in federal court in New Orleans, has convicted one of their own in a sexual assault of a female Coast Guard member in late 2012. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:06:00 -0400 Recruits trending older in U.S. military New recruits in the U.S. military are getting slightly older, with more than half of Army enlistees age 20 or above compared with a few decades ago when only a third were in the older age group, according to a RAND Corp. study released Wednesday. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:14:00 -0400 VIDEO: Hornet squadron streaks past strike group, mountains Armed with GoPro-style cameras, Strike Fighter Squadron 27 captured their F/A-18E Super Hornets in action in an exciting video that's getting a lot of views. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:26:00 -0400 4 Army units heading to Eastern Europe The U.S. military in Europe is sending four company-sized infantry units, a total of about 600 soldiers, to Eastern Europe, the latest effort to reassure NATO allies in light of Russian aggression in Ukraine, a Pentagon official said Tuesday. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:58:00 -0400 Spy vs. Spy: Former SecDef Gates talks Putin Before he became secretary of defense, Robert Gates spent a career at the CIA when U.S intelligence agents were pitted against the KGB. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:02:00 -0400 Midshipman accused of assaulting cab driver with knife Anne Arundel County police say a 22-year-old Naval Academy midshipman has been charged with assault after threatening a cab driver with a butter knife. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:58:00 -0400 Report: U.S. may leave fewer troops in Afghanistan The Obama administration is reportedly considering options to leave far fewer troops in Afghanistan after this year than the top U.S. and NATO commander for Afghanistan has recommended. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:16:00 -0400 Ukraine orders offensive as Biden presses Russia Ukraine's president on Tuesday ordered the country's forces to renew a military operation against pro-Russian militants in East Ukraine after the killing of two men and a shooting at a plane. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:40:00 -0400 Activity at North Korea site hints at nuke test preps Commercial satellite imagery shows increased activity at North Korea's nuclear test site but not enough to indicate an underground atomic explosion is imminent, a U.S. research institute said Tuesday. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:22:00 -0400 Judge: Prosecutors must turn over info on secret CIA prisons Prosecutors must turn over never-revealed details about the time a Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after his arrest in connection with the deadly attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a military judge's order released Tuesday. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:18:00 -0400 Top VA official questions use of term 'Gulf War illness' After the Institute of Medicine in March recommended using the term 'Gulf War illness' to describe symptoms affecting more than 200,000 Persian Gulf War veterans, a top Veterans Affairs Department official expressed concern that such a change would imply Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:52:00 -0400 Foreign troops now eligible for Defense Meritorious Service Medal President Obama has signed an executive order that allows foreign troops who work with the U.S. military to be eligible for the Defense Meritorious Service Medal. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:19:00 -0400 Sub records detailed images of WWII wreck A Massachusetts-based company says one of its unmanned submarines has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank off the coast of England during World War II. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:43:00 -0400 Active-duty captain selectees announced Congratulations to the following line officers selected for promotion to captain - names announced in a fleet-wide message, ALNAV 028/14, released Monday: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:57:00 -0400 Asia-Pacific navies sign communication agreement Naval officials from the U.S. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:53:00 -0400 U.S. seeks to navigate military-civilian power blocs in Pakistan It has been six years since the Pakistani military gave up direct control of that nation's government. But U.S. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:01:00 -0400 Pakistan says it's test-fired short-range missile Pakistan's military says it has successfully test-fired a short-range missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:53:00 -0400 NATO minesweepers set off on Baltic deployment Five NATO mine-hunting ships set off Tuesday on a deployment in the Baltic Sea, part of the alliance's efforts to strengthen its presence in Europe's ex-communist east as members there worry about Russia's intentions in Ukraine. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:43:00 -0400 Militants attack balloting center in Iraq, kill 10 Militants wearing military uniforms carried out an overnight attack against a balloting center in a remote area of the country's north and killed 10 guards, a senior police official said on Tuesday. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 07:59:00 -0400 Judge rejects 5 witnesses in Kodiak murder trial A federal judge on Monday rejected five witnesses in the Coast Guard double homicide case on Kodiak Island, ruling that defense attorneys had not established that their testimony was relevant. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 07:49:00 -0400 Dozens denied Navy base access due to past crimes Dozens of transportation workers have been denied access to Navy bases on the East Coast because of their criminal histories since more stringent rules were put in place following a fatal shooting aboard a destroyer in Virginia, according to figures provided by the Navy. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:31:00 -0400 Cruise pay: CNO wants to reward fleet sailors on long deployments Now that the era of six-month deployments is in the rearview mirror, Navy leaders are hammering out a plan to pad fleet sailors' wallets. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:19:00 -0400 Navy cruisers go into 'laid up' status at Pearl Harbor A 20-year-old guided-missile cruiser will join two other ships in 'laid up' status at Pearl Harbor. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:53:00 -0400 U.S.: Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow accord Russia has 'days, not weeks' to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:05:00 -0400 Interview: 5 questions for the naked veteran Vietnam War veteran Max Sanchez struggles with controlling issues stemming from post-traumatic stress. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:00:00 -0400 Army personnel to take part in prayer event Army officials say they will not back away from participating in a Capitol Hill prayer event next month despite complaints that the event amounts to an endorsement of evangelical Christians. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:12:00 -0400 Former Marine tells lawyers not to fight death penalty A former Marine facing possible execution for the 2009 murder of a fellow service member ordered his lawyers Monday not to make any arguments to spare his life. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:06:00 -0400 Yemen says strikes on al-Qaida base kill 55 Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaida militants for a second straight day Monday in what Yemen officials said was an assault on a major base of the terror group hidden in the remote southern mountains. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:10:00 -0400 Hagel vows to keep fighting sexual assault Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said his visit Monday to the military's sexual assault hotline sends this message: No single issue has a higher priority at the Pentagon. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:08:00 -0400 Express Scripts to continue as Tricare prescription provider Express Scripts, the Pentagon's pharmacy benefit management company, has been awarded a contract worth up to $5.4 billion over eight years to continue providing pharmacy services for Tricare beneficiaries. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:06:00 -0400 Army doc is back to run in Boston A year ago, Army Reserve Lt. Col. (Dr.) David King crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon with a time of 3 hours, 12 minutes - a slow pace for the experienced runner but a thrill nonetheless for the Cambridge, Mass., resident. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:53:00 -0400 Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the Navy for decades has staggered sailors' working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean's surface. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:12:00 -0400 U.S. weighing military exercises in Eastern Europe The United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks, a Western official said Saturday. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:16:00 -0400 Abdullah's lead grows in new Afghan vote results Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah's lead slightly increased in partial results for Afghanistan's presidential election released Sunday, but he and rival Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai still seem to be heading for a runoff next month. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:51:00 -0400 Fla. vets say vandalism of military memorials should stir revulsion The vandalizing of military veterans' memorials in Milton and Pensacola during the past year or so is prompting the stewards of those monuments to plan security measures, but they're saddened at the need to do so. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:38:00 -0400 Equipment changes coming after fatal mishap Dangerous conditions and complacency led to the death of a Coast Guardsman following a rescue mission north of Alaska last year, according to a recently released Coast Guard investigation. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:26:00 -0400 Crews hunt 'enemy' subs in latest patrol airplane Flying at less than 500 feet over the Atlantic Ocean, the Navy P-8A Poseidon took a hard 180-degree turn to starboard, nearly standing the aircraft on it's wing as it doubled back along the search track. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:26:00 -0400 Navy surveys female sailors for sub duty A survey meant to gauge interest among enlisted women for submarine service is going out to the fleet. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:30:00 -0400 Navy's European missile sites move forward The military could speed up deployment of a land-based missile defense shield in Europe to hem in a resurgent Russia, the Navy 3-star in charge of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency said in early April. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:46:00 -0400 CG tuition assistance cap boosted to $4,500 Coast Guardsmen pursuing degrees can take advantage of up to $4,500 in tuition assistance for the rest of this year, nearly doubling the previous $2,500 cap. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:00:00 -0400 Naval Academy breaks ground on new clinic The U.S. Naval Academy has broken ground on a new $41 million health clinic. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:52:00 -0400 As tension with Russia flares, U.S. senators meet with Marines in Baltics United States Marines assigned to the Black Sea Rotational Force, based at Mihail Kogalniceanu air base in Romania, wrapped up a 10-day exercise called Summer Shield with Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian troops on April 17. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:32:00 -0400 XO fired for issues while leading Blue Angels The Navy fired the No. 2 officer at Naval Base Coronado Friday after allegations arose into his conduct while in command of the Blue Angels. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:14:00 -0400 On-base fast food outlets get temporary reprieve from new wage rules The Labor Department has pulled back - at least temporarily - from new minimum wage rules that had led several fast-food restaurants to end their contracts on military installations and prompted others to possibly follow suit. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:30:00 -0400 Truman CSG returns home from 9-month cruise The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group on April 18 returned to unseasonably cold weather, but a warm welcome from thousands following a nine-month deployment. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:08:00 -0400