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Published: Monday, 02 May 2005 11:59:37 PM

 



Military Loses Contact With Two Jets

2005-05-02

The U.S. military said Tuesday it had lost contact with two jets flying in support of operations in Iraq. The status of the two Marine aircraft and their crew was not immediately known.



Foreign Language Skills For The Military

2005-05-02

In the future, officers could be required to have some familiarity with a second language; enlistees might receive language instruction during basic training. No decisions have yet been made.



Coalition Forces Raid Iraq Village

2005-05-02

Hundreds of U.S. and Iraqi soldiers swept through this village Sunday, searching homes, detaining insurgent suspects and taking their weapons.



Remembering Vietnam 30 Years Later

2005-05-02

The first deployment of American combat forces in Vietnam was made here on the beach on March 8, 1965, as the 9th Marine Expeditionary Brigade splashed ashore in what was South Vietnam's second city, to be greeted by kids selling ice cream.



Navy Probes Religious Discrimination

2005-05-02

The Navy is investigating a chaplain's allegations he was punished for theological disagreements with superior officers, including his objections to requiring sailors to participate in services at a church that accepts homosexuality.



Pre-Trial Hearing For Marine Ends

2005-05-02

Prosecutors allege that 2nd Lt. Ilario Pantano killed the suspected insurgents in April 2004 after ordering a search of their car. Pantano says he acted in self defense.



A Refuge For Homeless Female Vets

2005-05-02

The military gave Sharon Boyd all the things that life in Pottstown, Montgomery County, couldn't: economic stability, career advancement, and the chance to travel. But after 18 years in the service, Boyd was sleeping in her Oldsmobile Royale.



Third Day Of Attacks In Iraq

2005-05-02

Insurgents began a third straight day of attacks in Iraq on Sunday, including ambushes, car bombs and a drive by shooting, killing nine Iraqis and wounding 21.



England To Plead Guilty To Prisoner Abuse

2005-05-02

England, 22, faces a maximum sentence of 11 years in prison as part of the plea deal, which still must be accepted by a military judge, her attorney, Rick Hernandez, said Friday. She had been facing up to 16 years.



Four U.S. Soldiers Killed In Iraq

2005-05-02

Four U.S. soldiers were killed and two wounded by a roadside bomb near the Syrian border, and four were injured when their Humvee crashed during a nighttime operation west of Baghdad.