December 2, 2005 |
A lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve has been arrested on charges that he stole $100,000 from the occupation authority in Iraq and accepted money and gifts in exchange for steering reconstruction contracts to a businessman, the Justice Department said Thursday. Michael Brian Wheeler, 47, of Amherst Junction, Wis., faces conspiracy, money laundering and weapons charges, according to the criminal complaint filed under seal Monday in Washington.
January 6, 2005 |
Burdens placed on military reservists since the Sept. 11 attacks, combined with "dysfunctional" Pentagon policies, have damaged morale and retention and threaten to turn the Army Reserve into a "broken force," the commander of the Reserve told senior military leaders. Lt. Gen. James R.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 2004 |
Assemblyman Tom Umberg, stationed at the U.S. Naval Station in Guantanamo, Cuba, since August, came home to Santa Ana on Tuesday to give supporters the thanks usually shared on election night. Standing alongside him in a conference room in the Santa Ana Transit Center, known now as the Depot at Santa Ana, were his wife and the cardboard cutout of him that she used to campaign in his absence.
June 29, 2004 |
For the first time since Operation Desert Storm, the Army plans to announce this week an involuntary mobilization of thousands of troops from the Individual Ready Reserve, the latest signal that the service is struggling to bolster ranks stretched thin by the global war on terrorism.
May 29, 2003 |
A military panel found an Army reservist guilty of disobeying an order for refusing to take the anthrax vaccine and tossed her out of the Army on Wednesday. The panel of eight officers -- only two of whom said during questioning that they have taken the six-shot regimen -- took 40 minutes to return a guilty verdict against Pvt. Kamila Iwanowska and two hours to determine her penalty: a bad conduct discharge.
June 27, 2001 |
A federal jury in Tampa took only two hours Tuesday to find a 74-year-old Florida man guilty of espionage for smuggling thousands of pages of U.S. classified documents to the KGB. George Trofimoff, the German-born son of Russian immigrants and a retired colonel from the U.S. Army Reserve, could face a life term in prison. According to testimony at his trial, he was one of the Kremlin's most prized undercover assets during the Cold War, earning a Soviet medal for valor.