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2 Fort Bliss soldiers killed in training crash identified | Army Times

Authorities have released the names of two soldiers from Texas’ Fort Bliss who died when two military training vehicles crashed in southern New Mexico. Officials at the Army base in El Paso say 24-year-old Cpl. Cole Trevor Wixom and 21-year-old Pfc. Jamie R. Riley were fatally injured in Tuesday night’s collision between two Stryker vehicles at New Mexico’s McGregor Range. ... Read More »

Soldier Identified from Remains Held by North Korea | Military.com

The remains of a U.S. soldier believed to have been captured by Chinese forces in North Korea in December 1950 and later died in a prisoner-of-war camp have been identified, officials said Thursday. The soldier, Sgt. Frank Julius Suliman, is the third American servicemember to be identified from among 55 boxes of bones and other material that the North Korean ... Read More »

Drone sighting disrupts major US airport | BBC

Flights were grounded at Newark International Airport in the US state of New Jersey after two drones were spotted flying nearby. A pilot told air traffic control that one of the drones came within 30ft (9m) of his aircraft. He was flying at Teterboro Airport, a nearby private facility, but officials closed Newark International as a precaution. The airport is ... Read More »

Barksdale airman sentenced to 35 years for murder of roommate in Guam | Air Force Times

Airman 1st Class Isaiah Edwards was sentenced to 35 years in prison Tuesday for the murder of his roommate, A1C Bradley Hale, while the two were deployed to Guam in March 2018. A seven-member Air Force panel at the federal courthouse in Shreveport, Louisiana, also sentenced Edwards to a dishonorable discharge, the Shreveport Times reported. Both airmen were electric warfare ... Read More »

Special Forces soldier killed in Afghanistan identified | Fox News

The Army identified the Special Forces soldier killed in Afghanistan Tuesday as a Green Beret from Virginia. Sgt. 1st Class Joshua “Zach” Beale, 32, was shot and killed during combat operations in Central Afghanistan’s Uruzgan Province. He was assigned to 3rd Special Forces Group based at Fort Bragg, N.C. “Joshua was a smart, talented and dedicated member of 3rd SFG ... Read More »

Navy hero and his first mate make brain health their special ops | Dallas News

Bill and Georgeann McRaven believe this is an attainable mission. Who wouldn’t want to learn how to stave off dementia or Alzheimer’s and better cope with stress and depression? “We’re on the cusp of a brain health revolution,” says Bill, who was chancellor of the University of Texas System after his storied 37-year Navy Special Operations career. “As you look ... Read More »

US service member killed in Afghanistan | Military Times

One U.S. service member was killed in Afghanistan Tuesday, U.S. officials said in a short press release. NATO’s Resolute Support mission to train and advise Afghan government forces said that the incident is under investigation. “In accordance with U.S. Department of Defense policy, the name of the service member killed in action is being withheld until 24 hours after notification ... Read More »

Army identifies Alaska soldier found dead in company arms room | Army Times

The infantryman whose body was discovered in his company arms room at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, on Jan. 18 has been identified, according to a Tuesday release from U.S. Army Alaska. Authorities do not suspect, but have not completely ruled out, foul play in the death of Spc. Ashvin Slaughter, 24, according to the release. “Ashvin was bright, funny, endearing to ... Read More »

American Soldier Wounded in Manbij Attack Fighting for His Life | Military.com

A soldier wounded in a deadly bombing in the Syrian town of Manbij last week is fighting for his life in a military hospital in Germany, according to family and friends. Capt. Jonathan Turnbull, 32, a native of Gaylord, Mich., is being treated at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and is in serious condition, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. She declined to ... Read More »

Venezuela claims it has foiled attempted military uprising | The Guardian

Venezuela’s government has claimed to have foiled what appeared to be an attempted military insurrection, blaming the mutiny on “shadowy interests of the extreme right”. In a statement, Venezuela accused a small group of “assailants” from the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) of “betraying their oath of loyalty to the homeland” by kidnapping four officials in an attempt to steal weapons ... Read More »