Attorneys for the Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier accused of murdering 16 Afghan civilians last spring are five weeks from a deadline for declaring whether they intend to use a mental health defense at his court-martial.
Sgt. John Russell returned to a Baghdad combat stress clinic “in a rage,” seeking out the Army psychiatrist who Russell believed had encouraged him to commit suicide earlier that day.
A soldier who faced the death penalty on charges he killed five service members at a military mental health clinic in Baghdad reached a plea agreement with the Army last week and is expected in court today at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
A high-profile Army Medical Command task force charged with improving the health care atmosphere among patients and staff was shut down late last year after an investigation found that it created a “toxic and intimidating working environment” in its own ranks.
Lakewood Mayor Don Anderson understands that cuts are coming to a downsizing Army leaving a decade of war.
A man who helped plot an attack with machine guns and grenades on a Seattle military complex was sentenced in federal court Monday to 17 years in prison, the U.S. attorney’s office said.
With the war in Iraq over and the conflict in Afghanistan winding down, McChord ended another era Wednesday with the delivery of the 49th and final C-17 that will be permanently based there.
Maj. Chuck Hodges wished he was in a different desert 10 years ago today.
The Pentagon is canceling a well-loved international Air Force competition at Joint Base Lewis-McChord this summer, grounding the air mobility “rodeo” to save money.
A U.S. soldier charged with killing 16 Afghan civilians is expected to undergo a court-ordered review of his sanity beginning this weekend, after the military judge overseeing the case agreed that the results would not automatically be shared with prosecutors, his lawyers said Wednesday.