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The U.S. military has faced two epidemics over the last decade of war in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the furlough of 680,000 civilian employees for one day a week, from early July through September, to avoid taking deeper cuts in training and maintenance that could have degraded readiness to the point of threatening “core missions,” he said.
An injured soldier from Castle Rock met one of his last goals as he prepares to leave the Army when he cleaned up at the Warrior Games this month, earning two medals in the annual athletic competition for veterans.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Friday ordered the military to recertify all 25,000 people involved in programs designed to prevent and respond to sexual assault, an acknowledgement that assaults have escalated beyond the Pentagon's control.
An Army judge on Thursday handed down the toughest sentence he could give to a soldier who murdered five fellow service members at a Baghdad combat stress clinic.
A new report from the Government Accountability Office shows that the number of civilian and military employees at Joint Base Lewis-McChord increased by almost 64 percent since 2006, a pace that marked the fourth-fastest clip for any domestic military installation.
To his fellow Green Berets, Sgt. 1st Class James Grissom had a wildcard personality, keeping his friends guessing about his next practical joke while he pursued his quest for perfection as an elite Special Operator.
A Tacoma doctor and a medical ethics advocacy group are petitioning the Defense Department to halt exercises at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in which airmen use live animals for training.
Thousands of Defense Department employees in Pierce and Thurston counties are still facing the likelihood of unpaid time off this summer, but not as much as the Pentagon initially proposed.
Army Sgt. John Russell was found guilty Monday of the premeditated murder of five fellow servicemen in 2009 at a mental health clinic in Iraq, a charge that carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison.
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A military judge has found Army Sgt. John Russell guilty of premeditated murder in the 2009 killings of five fellow service members at a combat stress clinic in Iraq.
Like many other Stryker troops, the soldiers of Joint Base Lewis-McChord's 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment spent four of the past 10 years at war. This is the second story in an occasional series following these soldiers at a time of rest and transition.
Just days before the insider attack in which he was killed, Pfc. Jon Townsend sent flowers to his young wife, Brittany.
The court-martial of Army Sgt. John Russell concluded Saturday with a military judge asked to decide whether the 14-year Army veteran was deluded by depression and despair as he shot five fellow service members in Iraq, or was executing a calculated plan of revenge against psychiatrists who had blocked his hopes for an early exit from the Army.
Base commissaries are facing turbulent times as staff vacancies swell under a federal hiring freeze, employee furloughs remain a worry, and the Defense Commissary Agency digests budget guidance for fiscal 2015 that will force new efficiencies on stores and, possibly, deeper cuts to store operations.
Hundreds of Army officers and senior enlisted soldiers were given a pep talk Thursday from a coaching legend, as Duke men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski paid a visit to Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Sgt. John Russell had two meetings with the same psychiatrist before he killed five fellow military service members at a Baghdad combat stress clinic four years ago.
WASHINGTON — Sexual assaults in the military are a growing epidemic across the services, and thousands of victims are still unwilling to come forward, despite a slew of new oversight and assistance programs, according to Pentagon documents.
Sgt. Dominic Morales still hears an “evil chuckle” in his nightmares. He remembers it as the frightening laugh of Sgt. John Russell just before he shot an unarmed soldier in the face inside a Baghdad combat stress clinic four years ago.
Sgt. Dominic Morales still hears an “evil chuckle” in his nightmares. He remembers it as the frightening laugh Sgt. John Russell emitted just before he shot another helpless, unarmed soldier in the face inside a Baghdad combat stress clinic four years ago.
There’s no question Sgt. John Russell killed five of his fellow military service members four years ago at a Baghdad combat stress clinic. He already pleaded guilty to shooting a Navy commander and four soldiers in the worst case of fratricide of the Iraq War.
The sergeant who pleaded guilty to killing five fellow U.S. service members at a Baghdad military mental health clinic is back in court today to fight the Armys contention that he murdered his victims with premeditation.
A Joint Base Lewis-McChord Green Beret who followed his father into the Army’s Special Forces died Thursday at a military hospital in Germany from wounds he sustained in Afghanistan last week.
The Defense Department today identified a Joint Base Lewis-McChord Green Beret who died Thursday at a military hospital Germany from wounds he sustained last week in Afghanistan.
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