Iraq

Marines Say Risks Too High to Retrieve Nepal Chopper Wreckage

A UH-1Y Huey assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469 sits at Kathmandu's airport, shortly after it arrived in Nepal on May 3, 2015. Seth Robson/Stars and Stripes

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- The Marine Corps won't try to recover the wreckage of a helicopter that crashed during earthquake relief operations in Nepal, killing six Marines and two Nepalese soldiers. The UH-1Y Huey went missing May 12 during relief efforts following the magnitude-7.8 earthquake that killed more than 8,200 people. The troops' bod... more

National Guardsman Gets 50 Years in Millington Armory Shooting

Amos Patton

Amos Patton was sentenced Thursday to 50 years in prison for wounding three superior officers of the Tennessee Army National Guard in Millington during a 2013 shooting. He was convicted in February of assaulting Maj. William Crawford, Sgt. Major Ricky McKenzie and Lt. Col. Hunter Belcher with intent to commit murder by shooting them. "No one w... more

US to 'Fine Tune' Iraq Strategy in Light of Ramadi Debacle

Iraqi security forces look for Islamic State fighters in the Haouz neighborhood of Ramadi, Iraq, April 4, 2015. AP photo

SINGAPORE -- U.S. military leaders are searching for ways to bolster the Iraqi forces following the Islamic State group's takeover of Ramadi earlier this month, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday, highlighting the importance of training and equipping the Sunni tribal militias. It's an effort that has repeatedly failed to take hold amid s... more

Army Sent Live Anthrax Sample To Australia in 2008

Microbiologist Ruth Bryan works with BG nerve agent simulant in Class III Glove Box in the Life Sciences Test Facility at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac)

The investigation by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) of the Army's handling of anthrax has turned up another case of mistaken distribution of a live anthrax sample - this time to a lab in Australia in 2008. The CDC referred questions on the Australian shipment to the Pentagon, which disclosed little about the latest case other than to con... more

Marine F-35B Takes Critical Step Towards Combat Readiness this Summer

An F-35B Lightning II takes off on the flight deck of USS Wasp (LHD-1) during routine daylight operations, a part of Operational Testing 1, May 22. (Marine Photo)

The Marine Corps is finishing up its first round of operational testing for its F-35B short-take-off-and-landing Joint Strike Fighter on board the USS WASP, an amphibious assault ship in the Atlantic Ocean, service officials said. The tests -- seen as a key final step before the aircraft becomes operational later this year -- included night-tim... more

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