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Navy Lieutenant Commander Faces Attempted Murder Charges | Military.com

A naval flight officer is set to be tried for allegedly attempting to strangle to death a woman in Florida in December 2017, according to charge sheets and arrest records. Lt. Cmdr. Jason Scott Doyle faces charges of attempted murder, assault and battery, obstruction of justice, and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman, according to charge sheets obtained by ... Read More »

U.S., Partners Work Together to Keep Europe Safe | Defense .gov

More than 5,500 soldiers from 16 nations, including special operations forces from five nations, were at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, Dec. 1-11, for exercise Combined Resolve XI. The exercise series is led by U.S. Army Europe and is focused on improving readiness and interoperability amongst allies and partners, incorporating U.S. rotational units aligned under Operation Atlantic ... Read More »

Two Essex sailors plead guilty to using and selling a bunch of drugs | Navy Times

Two sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship Essex pleaded guilty this month to using and distributing a boatload of drugs in the San Diego area, according to Navy officials and legal filings. Hull Maintenance Technician 2nd Class Casey T. Balausky, and Interior Communications Specialist 2nd Class Tyler D. Farley were both charged with conspiring to sell 3.5 grams of ... Read More »

Marines raid water park in urban-assault training held in Hawaii for first time | Stars and Stripes

On a typical day, thrill-seekers slide the likes of Tornado, Volcano Express and Big Kahuna at the Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaii water park in suburban Honolulu. But Tuesday night after visitors had left for the day, the deserted 25-acre park was the scene of a mock raid by Marines and sailors with the Okinawa-based 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, joined by ... Read More »

Active-Duty Military Suicides Near Record Highs in 2018 | Military.com

The U.S. military finished 2018 with a troubling, sad statistic — it experienced the highest number of suicides among active-duty personnel in at least six years. Without the Army reporting the number of soldiers who died by suicide in the last quarter of 2018, a total of 286 active-duty members took their lives during the year, including 57 Marines, 68 ... Read More »

Navy commissions cutting-edge stealth destroyer to honor fallen Navy SEAL | WTKR News

The Navy commissioned a new, cutting-edge stealth destroyer over the weekend to honor the life of a fallen Navy SEAL. The USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) is the second in the Zumwalt-class of destroyers. It was commissioned Saturday at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, where the ship will be homeported. The ship is named in honor of ... Read More »

Three arrested in shooting death of crypto airman | Air Force Times

Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of an airman assigned to Goodfellow Air Force Base, in Texas, local police said Monday. Airman 1st Class Austin R. Burroughs, 22, was killed in front of his wife during a robbery Jan. 20 in Cedar Park, a suburb of Austin, according to police. Burroughs was found with a ... Read More »

CNO: U.S., Chinese Navies Improving Working Relationships | USNI News

The Navy’s top officer stressed the importance of his personal relationship with his Chinese Navy counterpart and in continuing a dialogue to minimize the risks from the obvious tensions between the two most powerful Pacific naval forces. “I don’t think there is any question that we’re in a competition and there are going to be areas where we’re going to ... Read More »

Hurlburt airman found dead outside nearby hospital | Air Force Times

An unidentified airman from Hurlburt Field in Florida was found dead early Monday morning, the base said in a news release. The airman was discovered outside the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, roughly seven miles from the base. Hurlburt said the airman cannot be identified until 24 hours after his or her next of kin has been notified. The airman’s ... Read More »

An inside look into the strange case, possible love triangle of a Marine lieutenant charged with murder of man found in Joshua Tree National Park | Marine Corps Times

Curtis Lee Krueger had a respected Marine Corps career ― he had risen through the enlisted ranks and eventually earned a commission as a Marine officer. But then he was charged with murder of man from Murrieta, California. Krueger, a lieutenant with Combat Logistics Battalion 7 out of Twentynine Palms, California, pleaded not guilty to the murder of 54-year old ... Read More »