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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 »

The Latest: Navy SEAL supervisor charged in war crime case | Island Packet

The Latest on the arraignment of the Navy officer who supervised a SEAL accused of fatally stabbing an Islamic State prisoner in Iraq in 2017. The Navy officer who supervised a SEAL accused of fatally stabbing an Islamic State prisoner in Iraq in 2017 has been charged with various offenses. They include allegedly conducting the SEAL’s re-enlistment ceremony next to ... Read More »

Riding a motorcycle improved metrics of focus and decreased stress biomarkers, according to a new neurobiological study. | Harley Davidson

Motorcyclists have long championed riding as their main road to stress relief and positive mental health. Today, the results of a neurobiological study conducted by a team of three researchers from UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior yielded pioneering scientific evidence revealing the potential mental and physical benefits of riding. More. Read More »

Has the Government Legalized Secret Defense Spending? | Rolling Stone

October 4th, 2018, was a busy news day. The fight over Brett Kavanuagh’s Supreme Court nomination dominated the cycle. The Trump White House received a supplemental FBI report it said cleared its would-be nominee of wrongdoing. Retired Justice John Paul Stevens meanwhile said Kavanaugh was compromised enough that he was “unable to sit as a judge.” #NationalTacoDay trended on Twitter. ... 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 »

Supervisor of Navy SEAL accused of murder faces charges | NBC

The Navy officer who supervised a SEAL accused of fatally stabbing an Islamic State prisoner in Iraq in 2017 is due in a military court to face various offenses Tuesday, including allegedly conducting the SEAL’s re-enlistment ceremony next to the corpse and encouraging enlisted personnel to pose for photos with the body, prosecutors said. Lt. Jacob Portier plans to plead ... Read More »