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David Gilmour is auctioning off more than 120 guitars from his collection in order to raise money for his charity. They include instruments used on Pink Floyd’s The Dark of the Moon and Wish You Were Here, as well as during decades of live performances. ‚ÄúThese guitars have been very good to me,‚ÄĚ Gilmour told Rolling Stone. ‚ÄúThey‚Äôre my friends. ... Read More »

North Carolina State hires Army’s Boo Corrigan as next AD | Kentucky

The school announced Wednesday that Corrigan will take over for the retiring Debbie Yow. Corrigan will be introduced at a news conference Thursday in Raleigh and will start work May 1. Chancellor Randy Woodson says it was “critical that we find a leader that could build on the unprecedented success” the department enjoyed under Yow, who took over in 2010. ... Read More »

Did defense officials hide border mission details from Congress? | Military Times

Lawmakers want to know if Defense Department officials intentionally hid plans to boost troop deployments along the U.S. southern border when they testified before Congress this week. ‚ÄúThe number one thing that the House Armed Services Committee wants from the Defense Department this Congress is transparency,‚ÄĚ committee Chairman Adam Smith, D-Wash., said in a statement Thursday afternoon. ‚ÄúWe did not ... Read More »

Sexual Assaults Rise Nearly 50 Percent at Service Academies | Military.com

Incidents of sexual assault are up nearly 50 percent at the nation’s military academies, and reporting rates remain stagnant — troubling trends that Defense Department officials say the schools are addressing but must work harder to change. According to a congressionally mandated survey conducted every two years at the schools, 747 students reported experiencing unwanted sexual contact during the 2017-2018 ... Read More »

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 »

Navy SEALs are shifting focus to prepare for a fight with Russia or China | Business Insider

Having spent 17 years conducting counterinsurgency and counterterrorism operations in the deserts and mountains of the Middle East, the Naval Special Warfare community is shifting its focus to threats from China, Russia and aspiring adversaries. Navy operations planners are including Navy SEALs in all aspects of planning and training, such as war games, exercises and tabletop scenarios, Vice Chief of ... Read More »

Senator: Chinese buildup in South China Sea like ‚Äėpreparing for World War III‚Äô | Navy Times

China‚Äôs ongoing military buildup on islands in the South China Sea is akin to ‚Äúpreparing for World War III,‚ÄĚ the chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee declared on Tuesday. The comment by Republican Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma came during a hearing to discuss the challenges posed by rising military powers China and Russia, a discussion that included ideas ... 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 »

Former Green Beret sentenced to 10 years in domestic abuse court-martial | Military Times

A 7th Special Forces Group officer was sentenced to 10 years confinement and dismissal from the Army following a conviction on five counts of assault and two of child endangerment on Wednesday, a 1st Special Forces Command spokeswoman confirmed to Army Times. Maj. Jason Sartori‚Äôs charges included strangling, battery and shoving his then-wife, as well as brandishing a loaded weapon ... 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 ‚Äėn‚Äô 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 »