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Video: Airman describes taking down gunman on Paris-bound train

By Bill Lindelof The Sacramento Bee WASHINGTON — Carmichael’s Spencer Stone describes in a Department of Defense interview the actions he and friends took that helped thwart possible carnage aboard a Paris-bound train. And, also, if Hollywood ever wants to portray the brave Airman 1st class Stone, he wants leading man to play his part. “I would hope it would be Denzel Washington, but I don’t think that would go over so well,” said Stone, who is much younger and does not ... More

Budget may cause Air Force to postpone programs, not hire 4K airmen

By Barrie Barber Dayton Daily News, Ohio WASHINGTON — The Air Force would be forced to postpone dozens of programs and not add 4,000 airmen to its ranks if federal lawmakers fail to pass a defense spending bill and keep funding where it is now for the next year, top-ranked leaders said Monday. "If we don't get a budget, it's going to affect lots and lots of programs," Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lees James said Monday at a State of the Air Force press conference with Gen. ... More

Navy: Sickly, 74-pound Guantánamo hunger striker not that sick

By Carol Rosenberg Miami Herald WASHINGTON — Justice Department lawyers argue in a filing unsealed Monday that a 74-pound Guantánamo hunger striker is not sick enough to require hospitalization or continuous tube feedings and that the Yemeni captive alone bears responsibility for any adverse health consequences in U.S. military custody. The 49-page filing asks U.S. District Judge Thomas F. Hogan to refuse the habeas corpus petition of 13-year detainee Tariq Ba Odah and ... More

Veterans organization suspends NM chapter over stolen valor allegations

By Steve Garrison The Daily Times. FARMINGTON, N.M. — The New Mexico Military Order of the Purple Heart suspended its Farmington chapter in the spring after allegations surfaced that chapter officer David Shrum misappropriated funds and made false claims about his military record. Steve Rose, a former state commander of the order, told The Daily Times he confronted Shrum in March over "outlandish" claims of valor made by the 68-year-old Blanco man. Rose said Shrum, himself a former c ... More

Building on US Army base in Japan explodes

By W.J. Hennigan Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — A U.S. Army building in Japan exploded early Monday morning on a base about 25 miles southwest of Tokyo, U.S. military officials said. The Army said it does not know what caused the explosion incident in the city of Sagamihara. No injuries were reported. U.S. Pacific Command, which oversees U.S. military operations in the region, confirmed the explosion at Sagami general depot. Cmdr. Ivy Kupac, Pacific command spokeswoman, said in a stateme ... More

Texas navy veteran wins 7-Eleven franchise valued at $180K

Maria Halkias The Dallas Morning News GRANBURY, Texas — Mark Anthony Page of Granbury is a Navy veteran. 7-Eleven made a promise last year on Veteran’s Day to wave its $180,000 store franchise fee to a military veteran who dreamed of owning a business. U.S. Navy veteran Mark Anthony Page of Granbury is one of three military veterans who won Dallas-based 7-Eleven’s “Operation: Take Command” competition. Page’s 7-Eleven store is at 980 N.W. John Jones Drive ... More

Fort Bragg to see small decline in population over next few years, officials say

By Drew Brooks The Fayetteville Observer FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Fort Bragg will see a small decline in its population over the next few years, but it should remain the nation's most populous military installation, officials said. Speaking at a Regional Land Use Advisory Committee meeting on post, Fort Bragg's Roger Vickers detailed projected population data for the next few years. The quarterly update to the committee came more than a month after Army officials announced cuts at most Arm ... More

Cheating website hack reveals military emails

Joshua Stewart The San Diego Union-Tribune SAN DIEGO, Calif. — There must be a lot of service members shaking in their combat boots. The recent computer hack of user accounts from Ashley Madison, a dating website that helps people have extramarital affairs, shows that tens of thousands of members of the armed forces use the service. The full list was posted on the Dark web and wasn't available on the mainstream Internet. But a publicly-posted compilation of government email addresses pulled fro ... More

93-year-old Tuskegee airman gets robbed, carjacked

By Military1 Staff ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A 93-year-old Tuskegee Airman was robbed and later carjacked when he got lost visiting his daughter, KMOV reported. The man got lost on Aug. 16 while driving to his daughter’s house. He stopped to call her when a suspect got into his vehicle, grabbed money from his pockets and fled in a black sedan. The victim tried to follow the suspect, but lost him. When he stopped to ask two men for help, they jumped into his vehicle and drove away. Authorities are se ... More