KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Sitting on a dirty straw mat on the parched ground of southern Afghanistan, Masooma sank deeper inside a giant black shawl. Hidden from view, her words burst forth as she told her side of what happened to her family sometime before dawn on March 11, 2012.
An Army judge on Thursday handed down the toughest sentence he could give to a soldier who murdered five fellow service members at a Baghdad combat stress clinic.
To his fellow Green Berets, Sgt. 1st Class James Grissom had a wildcard personality, keeping his friends guessing about his next practical joke while he pursued his quest for perfection as an elite Special Operator.
Thousands of Defense Department employees in Pierce and Thurston counties still face unpaid time off this summer, but not as much as the Pentagon initially proposed.
Army Sgt. John Russell was found guilty Monday of the premeditated murder of five fellow servicemen in 2009 at a mental health clinic in Iraq, a charge that carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison.
Like many other Stryker troops, the soldiers of Joint Base Lewis-McChord's 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment spent four of the past 10 years at war. This is the second story in an occasional series following these soldiers at a time of rest and transition.
Hundreds of Army officers and senior enlisted soldiers were given a pep talk Thursday from a coaching legend.
Sgt. John Russell had two meetings with the same psychiatrist before he killed five fellow military service members at a Baghdad combat stress clinic four years ago.
Sgt. Dominic Morales still hears an “evil chuckle” in his nightmares.
Just days before the insider attack in which he was killed, Pfc. Jon Townsend sent flowers to his young wife, Brittany.