US Army reports 'barricade situation' at base outside DC
A “barricade situation” has drawn the FBI and other law enforcement officials to a U.S. Army base outside the nation's capital Sunday, according to the official twitter account of Fort Belvoir in northern Virginia. The base tweeted shortly before 1 p.m. that its law enforcement officials, local police and the FBI had responded “to a barricade situation” Sunday morning. Fort Belvoir sits on about 8,800 acres of land along the Potomac River in Fairfax County and is located about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Washington.news.yahoo.com
10/06/22: One Detroit – Joe Louis Greenway, Army Recruitment Shortage, Ozzie Rivera’s Salsa Band, ‘Making Black America’
This Week on One Detroit:Soldier Shortage: Youth Obesity, Academic Outcomes, Labor Deficits Affecting U.S. Army RecruitmentThe United States Army has a recruitment problem. The 27.5-mile biking and walking trail would connect Detroit’s riverfront to parts of metro Detroit like Hamtramck, Highland Park and Dearborn. As Rivera got older, community festivals became the norm in Detroit, but then they slowly faded away. Plus, Rivera shares his thoughts on the longevity of salsa music and how it’s changed since it began several decades ago. A Preview of ‘Detroit Performs: Live from Marygrove’ Season 12 With Singer-Songwriter Alison LewisOne Detroit closes out tonight’s episode with a preview from the premiere of “Detroit Performs: Live from Marygrove” season 12, premiering on October 12 at 7:30 p.m. Detroit singer-songwriter Alison Lewis performs the title track from her solo album “Our Lady of the Highway.”Watch Now:onedetroitpbs.org
10/06/22: One Detroit – Army Recruitment Shortage, Joe Louis Greenway, Ozzie Rivera’s Salsa Band, ‘Making Black America’
The 27.5-mile biking and walking trail would connect Detroit’s riverfront to parts of metro Detroit like Hamtramck, Highland Park and Dearborn. His father, a musician, would often play with other Caribbean Islanders at Rivera’s home or during drum circles in Clark Park. As Rivera got older, community festivals became the norm in Detroit, but then they slowly faded away. When Rivera reconnected with his salsa jazz band during the COVID-19 pandemic, he sought to bring those impromptu community jam sessions back to life. Plus, Rivera shares his thoughts on the longevity of salsa music and how it’s changed since it began several decades ago.onedetroitpbs.org
Army major and doctor wife charged in plot to give U.S. military medical info to Russians
A sign of Fort Bragg is seen in Fayetteville, North Carolina September 26, 2014. A U.S. Army major doctor and his physician wife have been charged with a criminal plot to give confidential medical information related to members of the U.S. military and their spouses to the Russian government. The couple, Major Jamie Lee Henry and anaesthesiologist Anna Gabrielian, were named in a federal indictment unsealed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, Maryland, charging them with conspiracy to disclose health information. Henry was a staff internist at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, while Gabrielian on the staff of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, according to the hospital's web page. Please check back for updates.cnbc.com
On this day in history, Sept. 23, 1806, Lewis and Clark return to St. Louis as heroes after journey
U.S. Army Captain Meriwether Lewis and 2nd Lt. William Clark — plus the Corps of Discovery — returned to St. Louis after epic travels to the Pacific Ocean on this day in history, Sept. 23, 1806.foxnews.com
Panel advises removal of Confederate statue at Arlington
An independent commission is recommending that the Confederate Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery be dismantled and taken down, as part of its final report to Congress on the renaming of military bases and assets that commemorate the Confederacy.
Family refuses to remove American flag after Alabama homeowners association’s demand
A Huntsville family says they were told by their homeowners association to remove their American flag and the U.S. Army flag, along with the pole where the two fly outside their home. WAAY is reporting that Jill and Anthony Hudnell were told by the Homeowners Association of Lake Forest to remove their flagpole because it did not conform to the association covenants and restriction. “My reaction was, no, this is going to stay,” Jill Hudnell told FOX News. According to the Hudnells, their landscaper contacted the HOA in July, leaving messages, before the flagpole was installed. Homeowners can submit a written request before adding structures to their yards, which the association has 30 days to review.mlive.com
A Santa Barbara history
The city on California's southern coast would evolve dramatically over the course of four centuries, from the home of Chumash people to a Spanish settlement and mission, to an oceanfront jewel whose architecture and lifestyle have become the epitome of the California Dream. Jane Pauley takes a walk through the history of the "American Riviera." (Originally broadcast May 22, 2022.)news.yahoo.com
Soldier accused of accidentally shooting self, pregnant wife in Saginaw County no longer on tether
SAGINAW, MI — Accused of accidentally shooting himself in the hand — for the second time — and his pregnant wife in her abdomen, a U.S. Army soldier is no longer to be monitored on a tether. Cameron H. Zuzula, 30, on the afternoon of Tuesday, Aug. 23, appeared via Zoom before Saginaw County District Judge M. Randall Jurrens, wearing an Army uniform. Defense attorney Russell J. Perry Jr. asked the judge to remove his client’s tether and allow him to travel out of state for work. Zuzula’s next court date in Saginaw County is pending. Read more:Army soldier charged with accidentally shooting pregnant wife, self in Saginaw County homeAccidental shooting leaves pregnant woman, man wounded in Saginaw CountySaginaw bakery raising funds for newborn daughter of woman killed in recent shootingmlive.com
A Florida bodybuilder landed prison time for his $245,000 disability fraud on the VA
A U.S. Army veteran who falsely claimed PTSD and physical disabilities left him so weak that he couldn’t lift 10 pounds — but who remained a hardcore bodybuilder with the social media posts to prove it — will have to pump iron in federal prison for at least 10 months.news.yahoo.com
‘Proud’ Gunmaker Figures Out How to Make Mass Shootings Worse
Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/The Daily Beast/SIG/GettyThe gun company that made the AR-15-style rifle used to kill 49 people at an Orlando nightclub in 2016 and another four at an Indiana mall this month is now gearing up to mass produce an even more lethal weapon of war for the civilian market.SIG Sauer’s new MCX-SPEAR fires bullets with twice the kinetic energy of those from an AR-15. That means double the horrifying force that mangled the victims of the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texasnews.yahoo.com
U.S. Army private admits plotting attack on military unit
A U.S. Army private from Kentucky pleaded guilty Friday to charges that he plotted to murder members of his unit in an attack that he planned to carry out in 2020 on behalf of a group that promotes extreme violence to bring about the demise of Western civilization, authorities said. Ethan Phelan Melzer, 24, of Louisville, Kentucky, entered the plea in Manhattan federal court. In court papers, federal authorities say Melzer was already a member of a radical violent group known as the Order of Nine Angles, or 09A, before joining the Army in December 2018.news.yahoo.com
Sig Sauer is sued over pistol critics say goes off by itself
A pistol made by Sig Sauer and sold to law enforcement and civilians alike is prone to going off without the trigger being pulled, a defect that has led to dozens of injuries over the past several years, a U.S. Army veteran alleges in a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The veteran said his holstered Sig Sauer pistol discharged while he was going down the stairs, causing a serious leg injury. The lawsuit, which was filed in Philadelphia and calls for unspecified monetary damages, recounted dozens of other alleged unintended discharge incidents involving that model, of which lawyers estimate there are about a half-million in circulation in the U.S.news.yahoo.com
Search for Supreme Court leaker falls to former Army colonel
When Gail Curley began her job as Marshal of the U.S. Supreme Court less than a year ago, she would have expected to work mostly behind the scenes: overseeing the court’s police force and the operations of the marble-columned building where the justices work.
Microsoft wins $22 billion deal making headsets for US Army
Microsoft says it has won a nearly $22 billion contract to supply U.S. Army combat troops with its virtual reality headsets. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)Microsoft won a nearly $22 billion contract to supply U.S. Army combat troops with its augmented reality headsets. Microsoft and the Army separately announced the deal Wednesday. The technology is based on Microsoft's HoloLens headsets, which were originally intended for the video game and entertainment industries. The new contract will enable Microsoft to mass produce units for more than 120,000 soldiers in the Army Close Combat Force.
Seoul agrees to pay more for hosting American troops in 2021
U.S. and South Korean officials say has Seoul agreed to a 13.9% increase in payments to cover this year's cost of basing U.S. troops on the Korean peninsula. American and South Korean officials, in separate briefings for reporters in Washington and Seoul, said the 13.9% increase will apply to the South Korean government's payments this year. That is a 13.9% increase, which a State Department official said is the largest since 2004. Overall, South Korea will be paying about 44% of the overall cost of having American troops based on the peninsula, not counting U.S. military and civilian salaries. The U.S. has about 28,500 troops in South Korea.
US and South Korea agree on new cost-sharing deal for troops
FILE - U.S. Army mobile equipment sits in a field in Yeoncheon, South Korea, near the border with North Korea, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. The U.S. keeps about 28,000 troops in South Korea to help deter potential aggression from North Korea, a legacy of the 1950-53 Korean War. On Monday, the South Korea and U.S militaries kicked off annual military drills that would last for nine days. The big U.S. military presence in South Korea is a symbol of the countries’ alliance but also a source of long-running anti-American sentiments. ___Associated Press writer Hyung-jin Kim in Seoul, South Korea, contributed to this report.
LIVE STREAM: Astronauts spacewalk outside ISS
Back dropped by the rotating earth, U.S. Army and NASA Astronaut Col. Andrew Morgan pauses for a photo opportunity during extravehicular activity (EVA) #64 at the International Space Station’s Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer worksite Jan. 25, 2020. Col. Morgan and Italian Air Force and ESA astronaut Col. Luca Parmitano participated in this fourth and final EVA to complete repairs on the AMS, a state-of-the-art particle physics detector. The emblems displayed on Col. Morgan's cuff checklist are U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (top) and U.S. Space Command (bottom). (Photo by ESA Astronaut Luca Parmitano)(Department of Defense)
US Army crowdsources ideas to combat sexual assault crisis
In this Monda, Feb. 22, 2021 photo released by the U.S. Army, Sgt. The 18th Airborne Corps says they plan to implement parts of all seven pitches heard at the presentation. Taylor Knueven always knew sexual assault and harassment plagued the U.S. Army. Last week, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said at his first Pentagon news conference that reducing sexual assault is one of his top priorities and that he would introduce stronger efforts to fight it. Some ideas, like Knueven’s will be easier than others and involve simple policy changes, according to Col. Joe Buccino, Public Affairs Officer for the 18th Airborne Corps.
Army: Sick soldiers drank compound found in antifreeze
FILE - This Sept. 9, 2014 file photo shows cars wait to enter Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. The U.S. Army says eleven soldiers have been injured after ingesting an unknown substance during a field training exercise at Fort Bliss. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca, File)FORT BLISS, Texas – An investigation into what sickened 11 soldiers who ingested an unauthorized substance shows they drank an industrial compound found in antifreeze believing it was alcohol following a 10-day field training exercise at Fort Bliss in Texas, U.S. Army officials said Friday. Those sickened include one warrant officer, two noncommissioned officers and eight enlisted members, Fort Bliss officials said in an earlier statement. The Fort Bliss senior commander has also directed an administrative investigation.
US soldier arrested in plot to blow up NYC 9/11 Memorial
The 20-year-old soldier, also known as Cole Gonzales, was with the Third Infantry Division out of Fort Stewart, Georgia, when he thought he was communicating with the Islamic State online about the terrorism plots, Biase said. They said he expressed his support for the Islamic State group and jihad on social media before he began communicating in October with an FBI employee who posed as an Islamic State group supporter in contact with the group's fighters in the Middle East. According to court papers, he expressed his frustration with the U.S. military and his desire to aid the Islamic State group. The criminal complaint said he then provided training and guidance to purported Islamic State fighters who were planning attacks, including advice about potential targets in New York City, including the 9/11 Memorial. This month, according to the complaint, Bridges sent a video of himself in body armor standing before an Islamic State flag, gesturing support.
Lawyer: Soldier charged in Rockford shooting may have PTSD
Duke Webb, 37, faces three counts of murder and three counts of first-degree attempted murder for injuring three others in the shooting at Don Carter Lanes, in Rockford, on Saturday evening. According to Army service information, Webb had four deployments to Afghanistan, the most recent once ending in July. His lawyer, Elizabeth Bucko, also told the hearing in a Winnebago County courtroom that Webb appeared to have issues with memory loss. Webb was taken into custody shortly after the shooting and without officers firing a shot, Rockford Police Chief Dan O’Shea said Sunday. At a news conference Monday afternoon, Winnebago County State’s Attorney J. Hanley said that Webb was in the Rockford area visiting family.
Man charged in Illinois bowling alley shooting that killed 3
Authorities say Webb, a U.S. serviceman from Florida has been charged in the deaths of three people and the wounding of three more in a shooting at an Illinois bowling alley on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. While no bowling is currently allowed due to state-imposed coronavirus restrictions, a bar linked to the business was legally open. Maj. Gen. John Brennan, commander of 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne), said in a statement Sunday night that Webb's alleged actions were “abhorrent” and not representative of the Special Forces Regiment. The bowling alley was closed at the time of the shooting, in accordance with restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, O'Shea said. The teens who were wounded were picking up food at the carryout section of the bowling alley, he said.