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Olympian and Tuskegee Airman 'Marvelous Mal' buried at Arlington

Tuskeggee Airman buried at ArlingtonMalvin Greston Whitfield, a Tuskegee airman and three-time Olympic gold medalist who went by the moniker Marvelous Mal, was buried at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday.

Whitfield died in November at age 91. He joined the military in World War II and served as a tail gunner during bombing missions in the Korean War. He flew 27 missions in both wars.

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U.S. says China fighter made 'unsafe' intercept of spy plane

US spy plane A Chinese fighter jet carried out an "unsafe" intercept of a U.S. spy plane on routine patrol on Tuesday in international airspace over the East China Sea, the U.S. Pacific Command said, as China again demanded an end to U.S. surveillance flights.

The intercept involved two Chinese J-10 fighter planes and a U.S. Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance plane, U.S. Pacific Command said in a statement.

TVNL Comment:  Would the US intercept Chinese spy planes carrying out surveillance flights over its territory?  Just asking...

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FBI claimed Petraeus shared ‘top secret’ info with reporters

PetraeusThe investigation that led CIA Director David Petraeus to resign and ultimately plead guilty to a criminal charge of mishandling classified information also uncovered evidence that he discussed highly classified information with journalists, according to a court document obtained Tuesday by POLITICO.

Requesting a search warrant for Petraeus' Arlington, Virginia home in 2013, an FBI agent told a federal magistrate the agency had two audio recordings in which the retired four-star Army general spoke with reporters about matters that authorities believed were "top secret."

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No booze for you: Drinking banned for U.S. Navy sailors in Japan

No drinking for sailors in JapanU.S. Navy sailors in Japan can say goodbye to their sake.

Following an alleged drunk driving incident by a 21-year-old Petty Officer 2nd Class Aimee Mejia, the Navy announced Monday that drinking alcohol would be banned for all 19,000 personnel in Japan.

Imbibing will be banned both on and off base, and sailors will no longer be able to freely leave their bases. Leaving base grounds will be allowed only for running necessary errands, or commuting from an off-base home.

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3 soldiers dead, 6 missing in flood accident near Ft. Hood, Texas

3 soldiers dead, 6 missing in Texas floodThree soldiers died after their tactical vehicle overturned at a flooded crossing near Fort Hood, Texas, US Army officials have confirmed.

Three soldiers were rescued and are in stable condition, according to KXXV News. They are being transported from Coryell Memorial Healthcare System in Gatesville, Texas to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center on the base.

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Guantánamo is planning for prison after Obama

GitmoMilitary leaders are thinking about whether they will need to put a wheelchair lift into their showcase communal prison three or four years from now, widen some some cell doors, add ramps for geriatric captives.

Not one of the 80 prisoners is now in a wheelchair and most are in their 30s or 40s. The oldest is 68. But briefings by senior military officials here made clear that they are starting to actively think about operating an offshore Pentagon detention center long after President Barack Obama leaves office.

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World War II plane crashes into Hudson River, pilot's body recovered

WWII plane crashes into Hudson RiverThe body of the 56-year-old pilot who is presumed to have been operating a World War II plane that crashed into the Hudson River has been recovered.

William Gordon, originally from Florida, appeared to have attempted escape from the wreckage as the small plane sunk, but was unsuccessful, CNN reported.

Police said Friday an investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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