Military/Articles

$5B ICBM system update expected for F.E. Warren Air Force Base

By Associated Press CASPER, Wyo. — The military is expected to spend between $4 billion and $5 billion over the next 10 to 20 years to modernize the intercontinental ballistic missile system at Wyoming's F.E. Warren Air Force Base. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the spending could more than quadruple the typical amount of construction spending in Cheyenne. The upgrades include concrete pours for new missile silos and buildings to house improved communications syste ... More

Bergdahl could still collect $300K from the Army

Nicole Blanchard The Idaho Statesman As part of his sentencing last week, Idahoan and former Army soldier Bowe Bergdahl must forfeit pay equal to $1,000 per month for 10 months. But he could still be entitled to more than $300,000 from the Army, reports Army Times. Army officials haven’t yet calculated the exact figure, but the sum would include bonus pay given to captured troops, along with his basic pay and benefits from the five years Bergdahl spent in captivity after walking away from his pos ... More

Fort Bragg officials warn against 'homicidal' former lieutenant colonel

Abbie Bennett The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) Fort Bragg officials issued a warning on Thursday, about former Lt. Col. Anna Heres, who is reportedly armed and dangerous and expressed “homicidal intentions.” Fliers were posted on the military installation Thursday warning that Heres, 50, could attempt to enter the base and should be considered “armed and dangerous,” according to multiple reports. Heres was “recently separated from the military against h ... More

Top 5 traditions at the Marine Corps ball

By Tim Kirkpatrick We Are The Mighty The Marine Corps ball is once again right around the corner. Marines and sailors of all ages will gather together at various locations to celebrate the Corps’ most important day of the year — the Marine Corps birthday. In 1925, the first “formal” ball took place in Philadelphia where the Marine Corps originated. The ball is a perfect time to get your drink on bond with the higher ups that have demanded so much from you over the past year. In ... More

Marine to spend year in brig for deadly rollover 

By Associated Press SAN DIEGO — A Marine corporal will serve a year in the brig after pleading guilty to negligent homicide and reckless driving for a 2015 accident in which a 7-ton truck flipped during routine training at California's Camp Pendleton, killing one Marine and injuring 18 others. The Marine Corps Times reported Tuesday that a military judge sentenced Cpl. Bin Guo to 4½ years in prison but that was reduced to one year under a pre-trial agreement Guo reac ... More