Some Illinois members of Congress met Friday with the USAF chief of staff
Dozens of military criminal cases have been thrown into limbo because of a legal challenge over whether Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel improperly appointed a judge to the Air Force’s highest court, with attorneys raising questions about the judge’s independence amid increasing pressure over the military’s handling of sexual assault cases.
The Air Force commander who overturned a jury’s guilty verdict in a sexual assault case says he found the accused officer more believable.
Those exempted from the furloughs include firefighters and others who hold jobs are considered essential for safety and security.
Reynolds County Sheriff Tom Volner says 36-year-old David Decareaux of Millstadt, Ill., and his 8- and 10-year-old sons were found Sunday.
“This is not the way the Missouri National Guard or airmen in the Air Force should be treated, and it is not the way that our national security should be handled.”
It’s a local play benefiting the USO, and a wildly popular Air Force band is disbanding because of budget cuts.
State lawmakers and Gov. Jay Nixon now apparently are at odds over the production of military fighter jets.
Maria Ridulph was abducted in December 1957. Her case made national headlines, with President Eisenhower and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover requesting daily updates on the massive search for her.
“We prayed about it, talked about it. Sometimes you have to take a stand, and sometimes (it’s) hard,” said Mark Zartman, 51.