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Multiple Marines Charged With Unpermitted Sharing Of Nude Photos

A large number of active-duty Marines are currently under investigation for allegedly sharing nude photos of female troops without consent. Such conduct falls under multiple UCMJ provisions, ...
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Free Speech Limitations in the Military

In America, our citizens are afforded a high degree of freedom when it comes to free speech. There are many areas of critical speech that are undoubtedly protected by the First Amendment. Some ...
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TWO CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH SKELETAL REMAINS OF AIRBORNE SOLDIER FOUND IN TENNESSEE

Private First Class Shadow McClaine, a 101st Airborne Division Soldier, has been identified as the skeletal remains that were found off a Tennessee interstate in mid 2016. McClaine was scheduled to be ...
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Article 32 Hearing At Marine Corps Depot Parris Island This Thursday

Marine Corps Depot Parris Island will conduct an Article 32 military disciplinary proceeding this Thursday as it investigates allegations of hazing and mistreatment of recruits. An Article 32 hearing ...
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Fraternization and the Broad Reach of Artcile 134 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice

In military law, a general article is one that encompasses a broad range of offenses, and not one single category. A general article is drafted as intentionally vague and inexplicit to act as a ...
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Air Force Sergeant Pleads Guilty to Dereliction for Sexual Misconduct

Judge Lt. Col. Tiffany Wagner accepted Air Force Sgt. Joel A. Williams's guilty plea of dereliction for making sexually charged comments and advances towards three female co-workers; in which ...
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Federal Judge Orders Marine Corps to Submit Affidavit Proving it did not Retaliate Against Marine Corps Major

Federal Judge Joseph Bianco has ordered the Marine Corps to submit an affidavit, within 10 days, stating that it did not retaliate against Maj. Jason Brezler over mishandled classified information. ...
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Judge Rules That Convening Authority Will Be Allowed To Stay In Bergdahl Court-Martial

After a ruling by Army Col. Judge Jeffery Nance, Gen. Robert Abrams will be allowed to remain as the convening authority in the court martial of alleged Army deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Earlier in ...
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U.S. Air Force Sergeant Accused of Channeling Bribes on Behalf of Philippine Senator

Sgt. Jonel Sanchez, a member of the United States Air Force, is currently under investigation for his alleged involvement in funneling drug money for his former boss, Senator Leila de Lima of the ...
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Marine Col. Given Fine and Brig Time Following Misconduct Case

Col. T. Shane Tomko, the former commander of the Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment, received a $20,000 fine and two months confinement, but after pleading guilty to his conduct in late May 2016, ...
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Foreign-born Naval officer accused of espionage.

In a separate case, that follows on the heals of the continually unfolding "Fat Leonard" debacle, the U.S. Navy has charged one of its officers with disclosing classified information. Lt. ...
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Active duty airman arrested for assault at Trump rally.

Active duty airman, Staff Sgt. Tony Pettway, was arrested last Saturday on a misdemeanor charge of assault with injury. Pettway's arrest comes after he was captured on video punching and stomping ...
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Naval officer sentenced in bribery scheme

After initially being arrested in 2013, a high-ranking naval officer has pleaded guilty to the charge of conspiracy to commit bribery. The officer in question is Capt. Daniel Dusek, 49, who at the ...
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More than a dozen airmen under investigation for alleged drug use at ICBM launch facility.

In the latest scandal to rock the nation's military, more than a dozen airmen are reportedly under investigation in connection with allegations of drug abuse at a nuclear missile facility. Air ...
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Navy relaxes its tattoo policy

In yet another move to modernize our Navy, officials have relaxed the standards governing the number and placement of sailors' tattoos. Beginning this month, sailors will be permitted one small ...
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Soldiers and airmen disciplined for strike on Afghan hospital.

Last week, the Associated Press reported that disciplinary actions had been taken against military personnel involved in an October 2015 airstrike that killed 42 civilians at a Doctors Without Borders ...
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Appeals continue to delay death row inmate's execution

Convicted murder and rapist Ronald Gray has once again filed an appeal in federal court for his 1988 conviction. Gray was convicted for a series of brutal rapes and murders that he committed in ...
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Trial begins Monday for Air Force Academy cadet charged with sexual abuse

Last Wednesday, the Air Force Academy announced Court-martial proceedings for Cadet 2 nd Class Zachery Chubb are scheduled to begin Monday, February 29. Chubb was charged with with sexual assault last ...
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Senators Demand Transparency in the Military Justice System, Call on Carter to Lift the 'Cloak of Secrecy'

Last month, the Associated Press published a detailed investigation that highlighted flaws in the military justice system's current record databank, or lack thereof. In response, 3 U.S. senators ...
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Army Issues Recommendation for Petraeus Punishment

What happens when a CIA director discloses top-secret materials to his biographer with whom he's also having an affair? According to the Army, not much. When military legend David H. Patraeus ...
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U.S. Secretary of Defense Fires Senior Aide

Until last week, Lt. Gen. Ronald F. Lewis served as senior military assistant to Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, wielding influence and control over military policy and administration. Until last ...
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Sexual Assault Case Draws Widespread Criticism of Military Justice System

A military sexual assault case that began in 2012 has finally come to an end, but not without first stirring a wave of controversy and debate. Last week, Senior Airman Brandon T. Wright was found not ...
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Marine to be court martialed for involvement in toddler's death

Last week, the U.S. Marine Corps decided to bring Lance Cpl. Jared T. Cardwell to trial for his alleged involvement in the death of 20-month-old Celine Marie Matus. Charges against Cardwell were ...
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Soldier's denied appeal may pave way for death sentence

Last month, convicted killer and death row inmate, Ronald Gray, had yet another appeal denied by judicial authorities. Gray, a former serviceman, was convicted in 1988 for a series of rapes and ...
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Presiding Officer in Bergdahl case recommends no jail time

According to Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's defense team, Lt. Col. Mark Visger, who presided over Bergdahl's preliminary hearing, recommended that he not face any jail time for charges of desertion and ...
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