militarytimes.com http://archive.militarytimes.com en-us Copyright 2014, militarytimes.com SaxoTech Online Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:55:16 -0500 15 Commentary: How we remember http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141111/NEWS01/311110032 Since August, the moat of the Tower of London has been filled with a blood-red blanket made from ceramic poppies. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 06:25:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141111/NEWS01/311110032 Senior Navy intel officer removed for controversial comments on China http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141110/NEWS/311100014 A senior Navy intelligence leader whose provocative comments this year about Chinese bellicosity stirred an international controversy has been shelved in the wake of an investigation into his conduct, Navy Times has learned. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:47:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141110/NEWS/311100014 Experts optimistic Republicans-led Congress will benefit Army http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141110/NEWS05/311100016 The new Republican-controlled Congress could mean some relief for the Army as it struggles to balance shrinking budgets with increasing demands for soldiers around the world, experts say. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:35:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141110/NEWS05/311100016 3rd ID commander readies his troops for Afghanistan http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141109/NEWS/311090031 The war in Afghanistan may be coming to a close, but the commanding general of the 3rd Infantry Division is calling on his soldiers to stay focused as they prepare to deploy. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 16:07:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141109/NEWS/311090031 Military studying renewable energy in Hawaii http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141109/NEWS04/311090030 The U.S. Navy is putting millions of dollars into renewable energy research in Hawaii. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 15:53:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141109/NEWS04/311090030 Foundation of U.S. nuclear system showing cracks http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141109/NEWS04/311090029 The foundation of America's nuclear arsenal is fractured, and the government has no clear plan to repair it. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 15:34:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141109/NEWS04/311090029 Army vet killed after celebrating return from Afghanistan http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141109/NEWS/311090028 Officials say a 21-year-old Army veteran was shot to death after a dispute at a party to celebrate his return from Afghanistan. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 15:20:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141109/NEWS/311090028 Iraqi officials say Islamic State leader wounded in airstrike http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141109/NEWS08/311090027 Iraqi officials said Sunday that an airstrike wounded the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Pentagon officials said they had no immediate information on such a strike or al-Baghdadi being wounded. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 15:15:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141109/NEWS08/311090027 Navy Blue Angels celebrate homecoming show http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141109/NEWS/311090026 Despite a chilly 47 degrees and heavy cloud cover this morning, cars were lined up outside Pensacola Naval Air Station for the 2014 Blue Angels Homecoming Show. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 14:21:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141109/NEWS/311090026 Germany marks 25 years since fall of Berlin Wall http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141109/NEWS08/311090025 As Germany celebrated the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on Sunday, Elke Rosin recalled how lucky her family had been. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 14:15:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141109/NEWS08/311090025 Queen Elizabeth II leads U.K. memorial ceremony http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141109/NEWS08/311090024 Queen Elizabeth II honored fallen soldiers from Britain and the Commonwealth Sunday in a dignified ceremony at the heart of central London. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 14:07:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141109/NEWS08/311090024 Hunted Islamic State leader the 'new Bin Laden' http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141109/NEWS08/311090019 With a $10 million bounty on his head, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi would seem to have earned the moniker from French newspaper Le Monde as 'the new Bin Laden.' Sun, 09 Nov 2014 12:33:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141109/NEWS08/311090019 Grunts continue guarding embassies in high-risk locations http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141109/NEWS/311090017 Hundreds of infantry Marines continue quietly deploying to some of the world's diciest cities to bolster security at U.S. Embassies that are vulnerable to violent protests or attacks. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 10:39:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141109/NEWS/311090017 Eielson chips away at the mystery of a submerged WB-29 bomber http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141109/NEWS/311090016 The mystery of the Lady of the Lake, an abandoned B-29 bomber sitting at the bottom of a pond not far from the flight line here, has been partially solved, but officials are looking for more information on how the bomber mysteriously came to be in the wat Sun, 09 Nov 2014 10:36:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141109/NEWS/311090016 Joint High-Speed Vessel turns heads during Bold Alligator http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141109/NEWS04/311090015 The joint high-speed vessel is a sight to behold, but that's not why this newest member of the blue-green team has heads turning. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 10:31:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141109/NEWS04/311090015 Shipping delays appear to be easing for troops' personal vehicles http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141109/NEWS/311090014 The backlog of troops' privately owned vehicles has almost been cleared, according to an analysis of numbers provided by the contractor responsible for shipping troops' cars on reassignment moves to and from overseas. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 10:26:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141109/NEWS/311090014 Kabul police chief survives assassination attempt http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141109/NEWS08/311090013 Afghan authorities are investigating how a man wearing an explosives-packed vest was able to infiltrate the heavily guarded police headquarters in central Kabul on Sunday and attempt to assassinate the city's chief of police. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 10:16:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141109/NEWS08/311090013 Last 2 U.S. captives in North Korea return home http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141109/NEWS08/311090011 The last two Americans being held captive by North Korea have returned home. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 10:05:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141109/NEWS08/311090011 Air Force Academy cadets win DARPA contest http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141108/NEWS/311080031 A new fuel-efficient aircraft engine designed in part by Air Force Academy cadets has won an innovation contest sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 11:04:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141108/NEWS/311080031 A lasting legacy: From charity to world travel to NYC marathon, fiancée honors fallen SSG's memory http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141108/NEWS/311080028 They had simple plans, and grand ones. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 09:53:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141108/NEWS/311080028 Unemployment rate for post-9/11 vets at 7.2 percent http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141107/JOBS/311070049 The unemployment rate for the newest generation of veterans jumped by 1 full percentage point in October, according to new federal data, but the figure of 7.2 percent is about average for 2014 and actually a marked improvement from last year's overall unemployment rate of 9 percent for that group. Fri, 07 Nov 2014 13:00:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141107/JOBS/311070049 Chairman McCain: Industry girds for a 'maverick' Armed Services panel http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141107/NEWS05/311070047 'He's coming for all of us,' said the serious voice on the other end of a late-afternoon call. Fri, 07 Nov 2014 12:04:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141107/NEWS05/311070047 1-star has confidence in Afghan security after leaving Helmand http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141107/NEWS/311070045 Days after handing over all security duties to local forces, the head of the Marine Expeditionary Brigade - Afghanistan said he believes that Afghans have good control of their country. Fri, 07 Nov 2014 10:19:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141107/NEWS/311070045 Justice Department's influence in VA cases up for debate http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141107/NEWS05/311070044 When Congress passed new rules for firing Veterans Affairs executives in July, the goal was to get rid of problem employees faster and without bureaucratic confusion. So far, it's done neither. Fri, 07 Nov 2014 08:50:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141107/NEWS05/311070044 Hunter: JSOC led botched ransom attempt for Bergdahl http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS05/311060064 U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, in a Nov. 5 letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, has accused Joint Special Operations Command of leading a botched effort to pay a ransom to bring Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl home. Fri, 07 Nov 2014 16:55:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS05/311060064 CENTCOM chief: More troops not the answer in Iraq http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS05/311060059 The four-star commander of war operations in Iraq and Syria said politics is the key to defeating the Islamic militants there - and more U.S. troops will not necessarily help resolve the complex sectarian conflict roiling the two nations. Fri, 07 Nov 2014 12:28:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS05/311060059 U.S. shoots down 3 missile targets in Hawaii test http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS04/311060068 The U.S. military has shot down three missiles nearly simultaneously during a test off Hawaii. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 21:39:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS04/311060068 Marines attending resident PME to be screened for tattoos http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS07/311060067 The Corps has revised its checklist for Marines attending resident professional military education courses to include scrutiny of tattoos to make sure they're within the service's regulations. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 21:19:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS07/311060067 Report: 600-plus U.S. troops say they were exposed to chemical weapons http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS/311060066 More than 600 U.S. service members told military medical staff that they believe they were exposed to chemical warfare agents in Iraq after the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, The New York Times reported Thursday. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 21:17:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS/311060066 'Little green army men' now in the Toy Hall of Fame http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS/311060065 It's mission accomplished for little green army men. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 20:33:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS/311060065 Use of word 'Negro' removed from new Army reg http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS/311060063 Less than 24 hours after it came to light, the Army has removed the word 'negro' from its regulation governing the policies and responsibilities of command. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 18:25:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS/311060063 Army drops use of term 'Negro' in document http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS/311060062 The Army has dropped the term 'Negro' from a policy document that called the word an acceptable alternative to 'Black' or 'African American.' Thu, 06 Nov 2014 18:06:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS/311060062 Islamic State suffering setbacks in Syria and Iraq http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS08/311060061 For a force that has built its reputation on an aura of momentum and invincibility, the Islamic State group is now dealing with a series of military setbacks in Iraq and a prolonged stalemate in the small Syrian border town of Kobani. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 17:15:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS08/311060061 Quality of vet education, for-profit college controversy could be clarified by new data http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/BFV/311060056 After years of claims - backed up by little hard data - that some schools have been providing current and former service members poor educations for their education benefits, federal officials may be on the verge of coming out with information that could Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15:54:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/BFV/311060056 NATO leader in Afghanistan vows continued support http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS08/311060058 The head of NATO paid an unannounced visit to Kabul on Thursday, where he vowed that the Western alliance would continue supporting the country after foreign combat troops withdraw at the end of the year. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15:46:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS08/311060058 Tyndall crews searching for missing F-16 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS/311060057 Crews at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, are searching for information after the base lost contact with an F-16 this morning. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15:42:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS/311060057 Civil War soldier finally receives Medal of Honor http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS/311060055 Army 1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing's battlefield heroism came more than a century before the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but on Nov. 6, President Obama said Cushing's bravery and valor are still an inspiration to all Americans today. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15:23:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS/311060055 Pakistan rejects U.S. charges it supports militants http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS08/311060032 Pakistan summoned the U.S. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 14:08:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS08/311060032 3 charged in presidential helicopter bid-rigging scheme http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS04/311060051 Three men face charges in a fraud scheme involving a helicopter fleet that transports the president and vice president, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 14:04:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS04/311060051 Mother of fallen Marine creates full-length ballet tribute to his life http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS/311060050 When theatergoers attend a performance of the ballet 'Colin' at Virginia's Hylton Performing Arts Center this weekend, among the first performers they'll see are two real active-duty Marines, clad in their dress blue uniforms. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 13:51:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS/311060050 97-year-old Virginia Beach woman named honorary Green Beret http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS/311060048 A Virginia Beach woman has received a rare honor from the U.S. Army Special Forces. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 13:35:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS/311060048 Military Sealift Command consolidates headquarters http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS/311060041 The Navy will move hundreds of jobs from Washington to Virginia over the next five years as it consolidates its transportation arm's headquarters into one location that is closer to the waterfront and fleet leaders. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 13:33:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS/311060041 U.S. official: Top bomb-maker hit in Syria strikes http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS08/311060049 A senior U.S. official says American airstrikes overnight in Syria targeted a cell of al-Qaida militants, hitting and possibly killing a top bomb-maker in the group. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 13:32:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS08/311060049 Non-military uniformed officers to treat Ebola patients in Liberia http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS/311060030 President Obama has assured Americans that none of the nearly 4,000 U.S. troops heading to Liberia will treat Ebola patients, but 70 uniformed officers of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps will. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:51:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS/311060030 End of an era: Iron Brigade to deactivate in Korea http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS/311060047 After almost 50 years in South Korea, the Army is deactivating the 2nd Infantry Division's 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, officials announced Thursday. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:06:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS/311060047 Little green army men make Toy Hall of Fame http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS/311060045 It's mission accomplished for little green army men. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 11:39:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS/311060045 Commentary: VA accountability needed to restore trust http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS01/311060043 In mid-October, just two weeks before Election Day, a CBS News poll revealed the stark reality of Americans' increasingly low opinion of the federal government. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 11:12:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS01/311060043 Death prompts changes at Hampton VA hospital http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS/311060040 A patient's death has prompted policy changes at the Hampton VA Medical Center. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 10:15:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS/311060040 Civil War hero's descendants to receive his Medal of Honor http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS/311060039 It only took 151 years, but Army 1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing is finally getting honored for his battlefield heroism. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 10:00:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS/311060039 Michigan town to rededicate Civil War headstone http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS/311060038 After lifting a Brighton Civil War hero's headstone off the ground and rebuilding it, volunteers said the memorial will finally receive the respect it deserves. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 09:35:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS/311060038 For 95-year-old WWII hero, one more honor http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS/311060036 Joseph 'Bob' Pocoroba is 95 years old and still drives at night. He cooks, shops and is quick with a one-liner. His memory is razor-sharp, especially about the stuff that happened Over There. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 08:58:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS/311060036 U.S. sends long-held Guantanamo prisoner to Kuwait http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS/311060034 One of the longest-held prisoners at the U.S. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 08:34:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS/311060034 Man may claim self-defense in military argument slaying http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS06/311060033 A Montana man may argue he acted in self-defense in the slashing of another man's throat during an argument over which branch of the military is better. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 07:59:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS06/311060033 Springsteen auctions guitars, lasagna for veterans http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS/311060031 How much for a guitar played by Bruce Springsteen, an hour lesson on how to play it, a lasagna dinner at his house and a ride in the side car of his motorcycle? $300,000. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 07:31:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141106/NEWS/311060031 Report: Navy SEAL who shot bin Laden revealed http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141105/NEWS/311050066 The former Navy SEAL who claims to have shot and killed Osama bin Laden has been identified ahead of a highly anticipated Fox News interview in which he is expected to discuss his role in the historic raid, according to multiple news sources. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 14:20:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141105/NEWS/311050066 Medical tests for PTSD and TBI not far off http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141105/NEWS/311050064 Researchers are inching closer to creating medical tests to detect post-traumatic stress or mild traumatic brain injury - conditions that now are diagnosed only with self-reported symptoms and subjective exams. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:51:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141105/NEWS/311050064 New Army reg approves use of the word 'negro'; now is under review http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141105/NEWS/311050073 The latest version of the Army regulation governing the policies and responsibilities of command includes a section that states a soldier can be referred to as a 'Negro' when describing black or African-American troops. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 11:55:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141105/NEWS/311050073 Arizona Guard crew suspended for dropping candy from Black Hawk http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141105/NEWS02/311050057 The Arizona National Guard is investigating an aircrew that flew a Black Hawk helicopter over an upscale neighborhood in Phoenix and dropped candy on the evening of Oct. 28, according to a statement issued Oct. 31. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 09:25:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141105/NEWS02/311050057 Bruce Springsteen among those receiving first-ever awards for supporting veterans http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141105/NEWS/311050051 Bruce Springsteen tops an eclectic group honored with first-ever awards for those striving to improve the lives of veterans and their families. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 07:31:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141105/NEWS/311050051 LeBron James invites deployed troops to join Veterans Day salute http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141105/OFFDUTY04/311050065 Serving overseas? The Cleveland Cavaliers want to get you in the house! Thu, 06 Nov 2014 06:44:00 -0500 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141105/OFFDUTY04/311050065