Army: Chelsea Manning's 35-Year Sentence Will Stand
An Army general has upheld Private Chelsea Manning's conviction and 35-year prison sentence for giving reams of classified US government information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, the Army said Monday, according to Newser.com. The approval by Maj. Gen. Jeffery Buchanan, commander of the Military District of... Read More
Black lawmakers challenge new Army hair policy
The Army opened a can of worms 10 days ago when it published new rules on allowable hairstyles that, among other things, banned dreadlocks and restricted cornrows. Black female soldiers have objected, arguing that the rules are discriminatory, leaving black soldiers with natural, untreated hair few grooming options,... Read More
One of last Native American code talkers dies
Edmond Harjo, one of the last remaining Native American code talkers, has died. He was 96.
The Swearingen Funeral Home says Harjo died March 31 at Mercy Hospital in Ada. Harjo’s nephew, Richard Harjo, says his uncle had a heart attack.
Harjo, a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, was one of the last... Read More
Oklahoma Legislature honors 45th Infantry soldier
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A soldier with Oklahoma’s 45th Infantry Brigade who was seriously injured while trying to protect others when a massive tornado struck Moore in May was honored Tuesday with one of the state’s highest military decorations.
Sgt. E.H. Pittman received the Oklahoma Star of Valor medal for... Read More
Oklahoma National Guard veteran faces murder complaint
Oklahoma National Guard veteran Maxx Robinson, 23, is accused of shooting and killing his uncle, Bill Cline, during an altercation Tuesday at Cline’s home in Porter. Robinson, who was hailed as a hero when his unit returned from Afghanistan, was awarded the Bronze Star in 2012. Read More
Manning lawyer wants leak conviction reversed
WASHINGTON — Convicted leaker Chelsea Manning is asking an Army general to reverse her conviction and 35-year prison sentence for sending reams of classified information to WikiLeaks.
Defense attorney David Coombs says in a statement issued late Wednesday that he had taken the procedural step in the... Read More
Fort Hood widow fears losing house due to taxes
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The widow of a soldier killed in the Fort Hood shooting could get relief from a $6,000 tax bill under a measure that would grant some families benefits similar to those given after acts of terrorism.
Jennifer Hunt, 30, had been married just short of three months when her husband, Jason, was... Read More