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Soldier Charged in Drug Running, Murder for Hire

Soldier Charged in Drug Running, Murder for Hire

Colorado County Sheriff’s Office(WASHINGTON) — A lieutenant in the U.S. Army allegedly was willing to work with drug runners and to execute a murder-for-hire plot, according to Justice Department officials.The Justice Department on Monday announced ch…

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Officer Charged with Making Death Threats

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Officer Charged with Making Death Threats

Hemera/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) — A lieutenant colonel from the same military base in Washington state that’s linked to an Army sergeant accused of slaying 16 Afghan civilians was arraigned Tuesday on charges that he tried to hire a hit man to kill his est…

Army Suicide Rates Soar Since Start of Iraq War, Study Finds

Army Suicide Rates Soar Since Start of Iraq War, Study Finds

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Since the start of the Iraq War in 2003, the rate of suicide among U.S. Army soldiers has soared, according to a new study from the U.S. Army Public Health Command.The study, an analysis of data from the Army B…

Remains of Last Missing Soldier in Iraq Identified

Remains of Last Missing Soldier in Iraq Identified

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The remains of Staff Sgt. Ahmed Altaie, the last American service member still missing in Iraq, have been positively identified.Altaie was serving as an Army interpreter when he was kidnapped in October 2006, after…

US Army Suicide Rate Falls by 9%

US Army Suicide Rate Falls by 9%

ISAF/Pfc. Cameron Boyd(WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon announced Thursday that the suicide rate among active duty soldiers and those in the National Guard and Reserve had fallen in 2011 for the first time in four years.Suicides dropped nine percent, from 3…

Green Beret in Airport Explosives Incident Accused of Earlier Violation

Green Beret in Airport Explosives Incident Accused of Earlier Violation

Photodisc/Digital Vision/ThinkstockUPDATE: Atwater has been charged with attempting to board an aircraft for intrastate transportation with C-4 explosives. (MIDLAND, Texas) — The Green Beret accused of attempting to smuggle explosives through a Texas …

Soldier Shot at His Homecoming Party in California

Soldier Shot at His Homecoming Party in California

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — An Army soldier from San Bernardino, Calif., who survived a suicide bombing in Afghanistan, was shot at his homecoming party Friday night, leaving him paralyzed, authorities said.Christopher Sullivan, 22, of the…

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