He was stationed in Florida when his child died, but Alabama put him in prison
Robert Rice still doesn’t understand how he ended up inside Bibb Correctional Facility, a prison for men far from the panhandle beach town where he lived while serving in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. His failure to act in protection of his child made him culpable, prosecutors said.
Former Army soldier gets prison for sexual contact with child
An Illinois man has been sentenced to spend more than nine years in prison after he admitted having sexual contact with a child 15 years ago when he was a soldier at Georgia's Fort Stewart.
Navy ship to be named for Filipino sailor Telesforo Trinidad
A future U.S. Navy destroyer will be named the USS Telesforo Trinidad in honor of a Filipino sailor who rescued two crew members when their ship caught fire more than a century ago.
Bill aiming to help veterans who survived sexual assault unanimously passes House
The bill aims to streamline the flow of basic information from the Veterans Benefits Administrations and the Veterans Health Administration. It also requires the Department of Veterans Affairs provide information about counseling and care on the Veterans Crisis Line as well as additional resources for survivors.
Officials tell family of Marine veteran imprisoned in Russia to 'make more noise' to help secure release
During a recent a phone call with U.S. Marine veteran Paul Whelan's family, U.S. Department of State officials told them to "make more noise" or "be a squeakier wheel" in order to draw more attention to his case and help to secure his release.
Army veteran at Fort Bragg sentenced to prison for taking $773K in bribery scheme
On May 18, Calvin Alfonza Jordan, of Fayetteville, N.C., was sentenced to 42 months in prison for receiving bribes for years while he worked at Fort Bragg.
Senators reach agreement on health care, benefits for veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxins
The PACT Act seeks to provide an easy path to health care and benefits for veterans who served near open-air burn pits, which were used throughout the 1990s and the post-9/11 wars to burn garbage, jet fuel and other materials.
Thai archival find may resolve fate of missing WWII US flyer
The discovery started with a retired air marshal's effort to save archives threatened when an air force museum in Bangkok flooded. He found a police officer's notes about a 1944 plane crash in northern Thailand that matched a U.S. reconnaissance flight where the pilot never returned.
A Vietnam War vet gives his firsthand account in ‘Going Off the Beach’
Drafted into the Army when he was 20 and sent to South Vietnam in 1969, Robert Garlick spent the next year in the “hostile, volatile, bloody” Binh Dinh Province on the country’s central coast. Answering the question “What was Vietnam like?” took him 50 years.
Remains of Korean War soldier to be buried in Idaho
In late 1950, Army Pfc. Kenneth L. Bridger was a member of Company K, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Nov. 30, 1950.
Alamo, Texas, to honor local soldier killed in Vietnam thanks to fellow veteran's efforts
Army veteran Enrique Gonzalez recently set out on a mission to learn more about fellow Alamo native James Dale Earnest, who was killed in action serving with the U.S. Army in Vietnam, and hoped in doing so he'd earn the fallen soldier recognition from his hometown. Gonzalez can now say mission accomplished.
World War II veteran’s remains, marked ‘unknown’ for 78 years, will be buried in California
Seaman 2nd Class Denver True “D.T.” Kyser was just 18 years old when he died fighting on Dec. 7, 1941. He was among 429 crewmen killed on the USS Oklahoma after the battleship was hit by multiple torpedo strikes and capsized.
Governor appoints former US Navy officer to state Cabinet position
With wildfires continuing to rage across New Mexico, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday appointed a former U.S. Navy officer to run the state agency tasked with responding to natural disasters.
Fresno, Calif., area veterans leave on first Honor Flight to Washington in two years
The plane that left Monday was full of 63 veterans who have waited two years for the 21st Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., where they will visit monuments to those who served.
DOD, VA did not do enough to make new electronic health record system work, IG audit finds
A joint inspector general audit of the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments found the agencies did not do enough to exchange electronic health records information because interagency program officials did not direct or develop a clear plan for the system to work.
A Kansas veteran's house was condemned after a fire; now volunteers may save it
Kansas National Guardsman Don "Rhino" Lobmeyer had a plan for his north Broadway property. He wanted to convert it into apartments for homeless veterans. But the white two-story Victorian house caught fire in February 2019, a month before Lobmeyer returned from his third deployment in Kuwait.