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.
May 10, 2004 |
The Wennerstrands folded up the banner that says, "Welcome Home, Derek." Barbara Landgraf told her boss she didn't need Monday off after all to paint her son's room. Julie Dickerman canceled the surprise Las Vegas vacation she had booked for her and her husband. Their soldiers weren't coming home. Not now, anyway.
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.
February 1, 2008 |
National Guard and reserve forces remain inadequately equipped and unprepared to deal with a wide range of domestic disasters, particularly an attack with unconventional weapons, a congressional commission has concluded. In its final report, the panel said Thursday that congressional and Pentagon policymakers had been reluctant to acknowledge that the military remains the only institution that can respond quickly to natural and man-made disasters.
May 20, 2000 |
As a child growing up in war-ravaged El Salvador, Angelica Ortiz ran home and hid when she saw soldiers in the street. This past week, the U.S. Army transportation specialist has been delighted that children smile and wave at her as she passes them in uniform. She is here driving the big trucks that transport bulldozers and other heavy equipment used to build schools and drill wells in their poor communities in the northern province of Chalatenango.
February 18, 2005 |
Hundreds of Army Reserve and National Guard troops returning home after being wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan have gone months without pay or medical benefits they were entitled to receive, military officials and government auditors said Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 2007 |
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office on Monday dropped six of the most serious assault weapons charges against the student body president at East Los Angeles College after federal officials advised that some of the firearms recently found at his Monterey Park home were legal.
October 27, 2004 |
To understand the effect of the Army's "stop loss" (what some call the "back-door draft"), it's important to know how this sudden extension of military service affects those caught up in it. And to know that for those who volunteer to serve for a limited time -- and then are told they must continue in service long after they thought they could go home -- the issue is not partisan. It is neither Republican nor Democratic. It is not a statement for or against the U.S. mission in Iraq.
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.