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Hawaii man faces manslaughter charge in shooting death of Navy submariner

Gregory Allen Farr, 34, has been charged with manslaughter in the April 15 shooting in Hawaii of Navy submariner Chief Petty Officer John E. Hasselbrink. In addition to being charged with “recklessly” causing the 41-year-old sailor’s death, Farr also faces two counts of possession of an unregistered firearm.

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New Air Force parental-leave policy intends to provide more flexibility

The new structure, announced Friday by the service, allows parents to coordinate leave time between primary and secondary caregivers in a way that is most beneficial to their living circumstances.


Air Force grounds all B-1B bombers for safety investigation of ejection seats

The Air Force grounded all B-1B Lancer heavy bombers as of Thursday to conduct a fleet-wide safety investigation in the wake of an emergency landing by a Lancer last month.


Navy: China out, Vietnam and Israel in for RIMPAC 2018

The Navy announced on Wednesday that 26 nations, 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18 national land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial RIMPAC being held June 27 to Aug. 2.


Adm. Harris retires, Adm. Davidson takes charge of newly named Indo-Pacific Command

Adm. Philip Davidson was not the only thing new for the Pacific combatant command; it has been renamed U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, or INDOPACOM, reflecting the rising strategic importance of the Indian Ocean, India and Sri Lanka.


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.


Thai-US military relations flourish even as ruling junta postpones elections

Military relations between the United States and Thailand continue to deepen despite the ruling Thai junta’s repeated postponement of free elections.


Aquilino takes command of Pacific Fleet as Swift readies to retire

Adm. Scott Swift passed the baton of leadership for U.S. Pacific Fleet to Adm. John Aquilino during a pier-side ceremony Thursday.


Pentagon taps Central Command deputy to lead Pacific Air Forces

Lt. Gen. Charles Brown Jr., if confirmed, will be promoted to general and also become executive director of Pacific Air Combat Operations Staff at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.


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.