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Blogger Beth Ford Roth was born into a military family and has covered issues important to service members and their loved ones for many years. She has worked as a broadcast journalist in both commercial television and public radio.
The only American killed in Tuesday's attack on a luxury hotel in Libya was a Marine Corps veteran who'd served at Camp Pendleton.
According to CNN, David Berry was one of ten people killed when gunmen stormed the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli. Five of dead were Libyans, four French, and Berry the sole American who lost his life.
Cliff Taylor, who is CEO of Crucible (a private security ...
Time is running out to enter Dogs on Deployment's "2015 Military Pet of the Year" contest.
The deadline to enter your pooch in the contest is Jan. 31.
Click here for more info on how to enter.
Dogs on Deployment is a non-profit group that helps find temporary homes for the beloved canines--and kitties--of troops during their deployments. The folks there explain the purpose of the annual contest this ...
After just five hours of deliberation, a military panel found Air Force Staff Sgt. Sean Oliver guilty of unpremeditated murder in the killing of Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov.
Stars and Stripes reports the panel (the military's version of a jury) had the option of finding Oliver guilty of premeditated murder, but chose instead the lesser charge.
Oliver testified during his court-martial that while he choked Chepusov ...
An attempt by U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton to get murder charges against him dropped in the death of a transgender Filipina has failed. The Associated Press reports the Philippines Department of Justice rejected Pemberton's appeal in the murder case of Jennifer Laude.
The Philippine Daily Inquirer reports the Department of Justice wrote in a 12-page resolution:
“After a judicious scrutiny of the evidence on record, we ...
U.S. Army will charge Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion, according to NBC News.
"Senior defense officials" have told NBC News the charges could come down this week:
[T]he desertion charges would be based on allegations that Bergdahl abandoned his remote outpost in June 2009 to avoid hazardous duty or important service, which are grounds for charges of desertion under the Uniform Military Code of Justice, or UCMJ.
USS Green Bay (LPD 20) left San Diego on Monday for its new home of Sasebo, Japan.
The USS Green Bay, a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship, will replace the decommissioned USS Denver (LPD 9), an Austin-class amphibious transport dock ship.
The USS Green Bay will become part of the 7th Fleet's Forward Deployed Naval Forces.
And while the ship has always been homeported in San Diego, the ...
Military commissaries would have to shut their doors to shoppers by up to two days a week, under a draft Defense Department budget document obtained by the Military Times.
The document lists proposed cuts to the Defense Commissary Agency's budget for fiscal 2016:
[T]he Defense Commissary Agency [must]... meet a DoD mandate to come up with $322 million in annual savings — nearly one-fourth of DeCA's annual baseline ...
Two Marines assigned to the Third Marine Aircraft Wing at Camp Pendleton were killed Friday when their UH-1Y Huey helicopter crashed aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms.
A news release from the 3rd MAW reports the crash took place at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Friday during a training exercise.
The military has not yet released the identities of the two fallen Marines.
3rd MAW Commanding ...