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Supreme Court decides Howell v. Howell

Posted May 19, 2017 by

On May 15, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Howell v. Howell, No. 15-1031, holding that where a veteran waives retirement pay to receive service-related disability benefits, federal law preempts state courts from ordering the veteran to indemnify their divorced spouse for the loss of that spouse’s portion of the veteran’s retirement pay. “We’re pleased…

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News Briefs – August 19, 2016

Posted August 19, 2016 by

Body found at Nellis Air Force Base Authorities are investigating the body of a man who was found dead on site at the Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz said Aug. 17 that the body was found about 6:40 a.m., Aug. 16, in a dirt lot near the golf course on the…

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News Briefs – January 13, 2016

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Classified documents prompt wrangling in Bowe Bergdahl case An Army judge is considering how to handle thousands of documents — many of them classified — that will be part of the case against a soldier who walked off an outpost in Afghanistan. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl appeared Jan. 12 before Col. Jeffery Nance, an Army judge,…

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Navy casualty in Syria

Posted November 28, 2016 by

Navy photograph Senior Chief Scott Dayton. A sailor assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) Two based in Virginia Beach, Va., died Nov. 24 after wounds sustained in an improvised explosive device blast in northern Syria. Senior Chief Petty Officer Scott Cooper Dayton was serving with Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve. “We offer…

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Headlines – March 2, 2016

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News DOD clears Osprey pilots in 2000 Marana crash – U.S. Marine Corps pilots Maj. Brooks Gruber and Lt. Col. John Brow were incorrectly blamed as the primary cause of a V-22 Osprey crash that took their lives and killed 17 other Marines in April 2000, the Pentagon said March 1 in an unusual reversal…

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News Briefs – February 27, 2017

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Iran begins navy drill off Strait of Hormuz as U.S. warily observes Iran’s navy began an annual drill Feb. 26 near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, its first major exercise since the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump, state television reported. The TV report quoted navy chief Adm. Habibollah Sayyari as saying the two-day maneuver…

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Headlines – January 22, 2016

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News Luke Air Force Base: Remains found at site of F-16 crash in Arizona – Human remains have been found at the crash site of an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet that went down Jan 21 in Arizona, according to a Luke Air Force Base statement.   In Singapore, another U.S. Navy LCS sidelined with…

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Headlines – April 18, 2016

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News This is where American Special Operations forces are helping advise U.S. allies – While not secret, the missions — known often by some variation of “train, advise and assist” — have served as an extension of America’s larger wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Instead of large deployments of troops, U.S. Special Operations forces instead…

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News Briefs – May 6, 2016

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U.S. military: Al Qaeda working more closely with the Taliban The U.S. military says al Qaeda is working more closely with the Taliban in Afghanistan, raising concern that the militant group could bolster the fight against Afghan government forces. Brig. Gen. Charles Cleveland is a spokesman for the U.S.-NATO mission. Cleveland told Pentagon reporters during…

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Headlines – April 8, 2016

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News VA bosses in 7 states falsified vets’ wait times for care – Supervisors instructed employees to falsify patient wait times at Veterans Affairs’ medical facilities in at least seven states, according to a USA TODAY analysis of more than 70 investigation reports released in recent weeks.     Business Court reverses former Finmeccanica CEO…

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