Wyatt Olson

Remains of 22 servicemembers killed 76 years ago in Battle of Tarawa return to US soil

The 76-hour Battle of Tarawa cost the lives of about 1,000 U.S. Marines and sailors, many of whom were buried where they fell. Efforts to exhume the graves and identify remains were hampered due to incomplete record keeping and by the alterations to the cemeteries shortly after the battle.

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New think tank with funding from Koch and Soros aims to shift US foreign policy away from ‘penchant for war’

George Soros’ Open Society Foundations and the Charles Koch Institute are each contributing about a half-million dollars to launch the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft in November in Washington, D.C.

Investigation into infant’s death at unlicensed day care in Army housing enters fifth month

More than four months have passed since 7-month-old Abigail Lobisch died at an unlicensed day care in an Army-managed housing complex, but issues surrounding military families' use of so-called "black market" child care remain unresolved.

Stryker Brigade soldier discovered dead in his Alaska barracks

The death of Spc. Charles Michael Bodey follows the deaths of at least three other soldiers in their living quarters in Alaska in the past year.

Navy to christen destroyer named for late Hawaii senator, Medal of Honor recipient

The future USS Daniel Inouye will be christened during a ceremony Saturday in Bath, Maine, where the ship was constructed, according to a statement from the Navy.

Retired Air Force general assumes top US diplomatic seat in Asia

As U.S. assistant secretary of state for Asian and Pacific affairs, Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. David Stilwell will guide diplomatic operations in the region, which remains a hotbed of activity thanks to China and North Korea.

Study finds VA prescribes far more opioids to rural veterans than urban counterparts

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported earlier this year that the nation’s overall total of opioid-related deaths increased by 12% from 2016 to 2017, with 47,600 deaths attributable to opioids in that latter year.

Hawaii-based Marine being ousted after investigation into pro-Nazi, racist tweets

The Marine Corps began investigating Lance Cpl. Mason Edward Mead after media reports in February alleged he had tweeted racist and pro-Nazi messages.

Chief of boat on Hawaii-based attack sub relieved for sharing prescription meds

The senior enlisted sailor serving aboard the fast-attack submarine USS Jefferson City has been relieved as chief of the boat due to misconduct, the Navy said Friday.

Navy raises traditional blue-and-white flags once again as it commemorates Battle of Midway

During a ceremony commemorating the battle aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, the 50-star Union Jack was hoisted for the first time since 2002, when it had been replaced by the First Navy Jack in response to the 9/11 attacks.

Army identifies Hawaii drowning victim as 21-year-old field artilleryman

The Army has identified the soldier who drowned in Hawaii on Friday as Pvt. Saije Anthony Daniel, 21, who was originally from Richmond, Va.