Jessica Lopez, 25, is one of three suspects accused of murdering 22-year-old Brittany Killgore
Allegedly left note before failed suicide attempt detailing how she had strangled victim and dumped body
It states how she tried to ‘chop her up’ with power tools and doused body in bleach to get rid of evidence
Victim had just filed for divorce from Marine husband who was serving in Afghanistan at the time
A jealous woman, who was [...]
*Two Toronto officers were sent to hospital after they were injured while trying to arrest a “raging” man at an Etobicoke apartment building Sunday. He is suspected to have been under the influence of the drug, although that has not yet been confirmed.
“They sustained several broken bones in the face, nose, hand and wrist,”
*Meanwhile, Calgary police are dealing with two separate incidents in which they arrested men exhibited strange and [...]
The first sexual misconduct allegations at Lackland surfaced a year ago against Staff Sgt. Luis Walker, who is charged with 28 counts
Another is accused of rape and will face a court-martial in July
5,900 trainees were surveyed about whether they had been a victim
More than 30 instructors at have been removed in the past year
From a chapel pulpit on Lackland Air Force Base, where every American airman reports for basic training, Col. Glenn [...]
A U.S. Marine got the gift of a lifetime when he returned from Afghanistan to find that his son Michael, 6, had learned to walk.
The heartwarming event was recorded as it unfolded in a school gymnasium, as Staff Sgt. Jeremy Cooney believed his son’s cerebral palsy would keep him from being able to move without assistance for his entire life.
‘We kept the fact that he could walk a secret the [...]
The U.S. military is under-reporting the number of times Afghan soldiers and police open fire on American troops.
The U.S. and its Western allies routinely report each time an American or other foreign soldier is killed by an Afghan in uniform.
But they’re failing to track insider attacks in which the Afghan wounds – or misses – his U.S. or allied target, according to the Associated Press.
Attacks: The military is failing to [...]
Most Americans realize that today marks the one-year anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death at the hands of courageous Navy SEALs. Yet many of the same citizens, conditioned by a national media that pays scant attention to the military’s daily sacrifices, probably don’t realize that 2012′s bloodiest month of fighting in Afghanistan has just concluded.
As this blog and others discussed all month, April was difficult for our troops in Afghanistan and their families at home. [...]
FORT CARSON, Colo. (CBS4)- The wife of a Fort Carson soldier learned about his death on Facebook. Now the U.S. military is investigating how a Facebook friend passed on the news before the Department of Defense had a chance to.
Ariell Taylor-Brown had just said goodbye to her husband via Skype hours earlier when she learned he had been killed in Afghanistan.
She found out from another soldier on her Facebook page [...]
A U.S soldier was struck and killed by an armoured truck immediately after rescuing an Afghan girl who was about to be run over.
Sgt Dennis Weichel, a Rhode Island National Guardsman, was riding along as part of a convoy with his unit in Laghman Province in eastern Afghanistan when they spotted children on the road ahead.
The children were collecting empty shell casings to be recycled for money.
Weichel and the other [...]
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) – The United States has paid $50,000 in compensation for each Afghan killed in the shooting spree attributed to a U.S. soldier in southern Afghanistan, an Afghan official and a community elder said Sunday.
The families of the dead received the money Saturday at the governor’s office, said Kandahar provincial council member Agha Lalai. Each wounded person received $11,000, Lalai said. Community elder Jan Agha confirmed the same [...]
In this courtroom sketch, Staff Sgt. Calvin Gibbs is seated at lower left as Army prosecutor Capt. Dan Mazzone stands at center and the military judge, Lt. Col. Kwasi Hawks, listens at top left. (Peter Millett /Associated Press)
The court martial for Staff Sgt. Calvin Gibbs, accused ringleader of a rogue U.S. Army platoon accused of murdering civilians in Afghanistan for sport, opened Monday, with Gibbs’ lawyer admitting Gibbs kept fingers from three [...]
Reporting from Washington—
A Marine and a Navy medic killed by a U.S. drone airstrike were targeted when Marine commanders in Afghanistan mistook them for Taliban fighters, even though analysts watching the Predator’s video feed were uncertain whether the men were part of an enemy force.
Those are the findings of a Pentagon investigation of the first known case of friendly fire deaths involving an unmanned aircraft, the April 6 [...]
Michael Stravato for The New York Times
Staff Sgt. Chris Cano, a Marine recruiter, prepared to set up Tuesday in Oklahoma. The Marines got a small but warm reception.
By ELISABETH BUMILLER
TULSA, Okla. — Master Sgt. Anthony Henry, a top Marine recruiting trainer for the southwestern United States, pulled up to Tulsa’s biggest gay community center on Tuesday morning and left his Chevy where he could make a [...]
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Air Force said Wednesday it is discharging a hero of the so-called birther movement who refused to report to duty in Germany for a few days earlier this month because he doubts President Barack Obama’s citizenship.
Staff Sgt. Daryn Moran expects to be discharged within the next week. Although the 41-year-old Nebraska man refused to report [...]
Soldiers’ Lives Saved by Toy Truck
Staff Sgt. Christopher Fessenden is on duty in Afghanistan now after tours with the Army in Iraq. He has traveled with standard-issue equipment — weapons, helmet, uniform, boots and so forth — plus a radio-controlled model truck his brother Ernie sent.
The truck is not a toy to him. He says it just saved six soldiers’ lives.
“We cannot thank you enough,” said Sgt. [...]
A week after the Pentagon apologized for graphic photos of unarmed Afghan civilians killed by U.S. soldiers, the Defense Department today issued another apology following Rolling Stone ‘s publication of more gruesome images taken by the Army “kill team.”
“The photos published by Rolling Stone are disturbing and in striking contrast to the standards and values of the United States Army,” the Pentagon said in a news release. “Like [...]