US Army Helicopter Fleets in Europe Shrink as Threats from Russia Grow


U.S. Army aviation in Europe has been hit by the double whammy of downsizing that has cut Apache and Blackhawk fleets in half amid a growing range of threats from Russia and ISIS, a top commander said Tuesday. The cuts in the rotary fleets of the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade in Europe have been accompanied by corresponding reductions in the ... more

Cutters Repatriate 108 Cuban Migrants

Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton

MIAMI — The crews of the Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton and Charles David Jr., repatriated 108 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Sunday. These repatriations are a result of seven separate interdictions at sea in the south Florida Straits. These were interdictions of Cuban nationals attempting to illegally enter the United States on u... more

US Marine Found Guilty of Killing Transgender Filipino

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton arrives for the verdict of his court case for the killing of Filipino transgender Jennifer Laude, at Olongapo city, Zambales province, northwest of Manila, Philippines on Dec. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

OLONGAPO, Philippines -- A Philippine court on Tuesday convicted a U.S. Marine of killing a Filipino last year after he discovered she was a transgender woman in a hotel in the Philippines while he was on a break after participating in joint military exercises in the country. Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton was convicted of homicide by first ... more

Navy Football Makes NCAA History with Helmet Designs Based on Position

Navy's hand-painted helmets for the Army-Navy Game. (Image courtesy

Under Armour, the sports apparel company known for its over-the-top college football uniforms, might have topped itself again with the design it unveiled Monday for the Naval Academy football team ahead of this year's Army-Navy rivalry game on Dec. 12 in Philadelphia. The design includes hand-painted helmets featuring seven classes of ships... more

Pentagon to Cut Pay Rates for Autism Specialists: Tricare Officials

Kayleigh Norton, Applied Behavior Analysis therapist, reviews animals and colors with six-year-old Carl. (Photo:U.S. Air Force/Airman 1st Class Dennis Sloan)

Specialists providing autism care to military families will face a pay cut in the spring, Tricare officials announced Tuesday, as reimbursement rates are reduced by as much as 35 percent for providers in certain locations. Providers of applied behavior analysis therapy are currently reimbursed at a fixed rate based on education and certifica... more

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