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Preliminary hearing held for accused in March stabbing death of airman in Guam

Airman 1st Class Isaiah Edwards is in custody at Barksdale Air Force Base, and has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of Airman 1st Class Bradley Hale on March 26 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.

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Air Force colonel faces multiple charges, including raping sleeping woman

Col. Jason Costello, an F-22 Raptor pilot with North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command in Colorado Springs, is charged with raping a sleeping woman while in Rhode Island in October and December 2014.

Army investigates death of soldier at Fort Wainwright in Alaska

Foul play is not suspected in the death of Pfc. Ruben Gonzalez III, 23, at Fort Wainwright, which is near Fairbanks, the Army said Tuesday.

Navy SEAL to receive MOH for daring rescue attempt in Afghanistan

Retired Master Chief Special Warfare Operator Britt Slabinski was a team leader assigned to a joint task force who spearheaded a daring rescue attempt for a stranded teammate up an Afghanistan mountain in 2002.

Gunners using shoulder-borne heavy weapons at risk for brain damage

Troops in training or combat who use shoulder-supported heavy weapons are at risk for brain damage from blast pressure, a report commissioned by the Army found.

Explore dinosaurs through interactive exhibit in Honolulu

I recently tried to explain to a 3-year-old the why and whence of dinosaurs, her newly found object of fascination. I failed. After all, how can you break down geologic timespans of millions of years, mass extinctions and fossilized remains to someone who doesn’t yet distinguish minutes from hours?

Purveyor of ‘puppet oath’ video wishes it had never been posted

After Air Force retiree Steven Mayne posted a video of a Tennessee Air National Guardsman taking her re-enlistment oath while wearing a dinosaur puppet on his Facebook page, it went viral and sparked outrage among some viewers who thought the ceremony was conducted in an undignified manner.


In Harris, White House finds diplomat who can ‘imagine the unimaginable’ with N. Korea

In the recent surprise revelation that the White House had switched Adm. Harry Harris’ nomination as ambassador to Australia to South Korea, the Trump administration is availing itself of a nominee who has made peace with the possibility of all-out war with North Korea.

Navy lends helping hand as Hawaiian island braces for more flooding

The recent storm on the Hawaiian island of Kauai dropped 28 inches of rain in 24 hours, causing flooding, utility outages, road closures and destroying homes on the north shore of the island.

Colonel who led dinosaur-puppet oath demoted, forced to retire

The colonel and NCO, whose use of a puppet during her re-enlistment ceremony caused an online firestorm, were not identified by the Tennessee Air National Guard.

China bolsters undersea warfare power through stolen US technology, admiral says

According to Adm. Philip Davidson, who is under consideration to lead U.S. Pacific Command, said the greatest warfighting shortfalls for PACOM’s joint forces were undersea warfare dominance capabilities, critical munitions capacity, and around-the-clock surveillance and reconnaissance.