Former Army Special Forces Maj. Jason M. Sartori was sentenced on Wednesday to 10 years confinement and dismissal from the service after being found guilty of abuse and child endangerment, according to Army Maj. Beth Riordan, a spokeswoman for 1st Special Forces Command.
Sartori, a former member of the 7th Special Forces Group, was found guilty on four specifications under Article 128, and two under Article 134. The names of those involved were redacted from the charge sheet, but Army Times reported that the victims were his wife and son.
He was found guilty of threatening his wife with a loaded firearm, strangling her "with a means likely to produce death or grievous bodily harm," and shoving her with his hands, according to the charge sheet. He was cleared on a charge that accused him of strangling the victim, but was found guilty of a lesser offense of assault consummated by a battery.
Sartori was also found guilty on two charges of bringing discredit upon the armed forces due to child endangerment: strangling his wife while she held their son, and "brandishing a loaded firearm" in his presence.
He was cleared on another charge of strangulation and one of unlawfully restraining her wrists. In addition to his conviction, Riordan confirmed that his Special Forces tab was revoked.
Army and Air Force Exchange Service officials are warning soldiers and military families to be aware of scammers using the Exchange's logo.
In a news release Wednesday, Exchange officials said scammers using the name "Exchange Inc." have "fooled" soldiers and airmen to broker the sale of used cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats and boat engines.
KABUL (Reuters) - The Islamic State (IS) militant group claimed responsibility on Sunday for a suicide blast at a wedding reception in Afghanistan that killed 63 people, underlining the dangers the country faces even if the Taliban agrees a pact with the United States.
The Saturday night attack came as the Taliban and the United States try to negotiate an agreement on the withdrawal of U.S. forces in exchange for a Taliban commitment on security and peace talks with Afghanistan's U.S.-backed government.
Islamic State fighters, who first appeared in Afghanistan in 2014 and have since made inroads in the east and north, are not involved in the talks. They are battling government and U.S.-led international forces and the Taliban.
The group, in a statement on the messaging website Telegram, claimed responsibility for the attack at a west Kabul wedding hall in a minority Shi'ite neighborhood, saying its bomber had been able to infiltrate the reception and detonate his explosives in the crowd of "infidels".
Calling aviation geeks in New York City: The British are coming.
In their first visit to the United States since 2008, the Royal Air Force "Red Arrows" will perform an aerial demonstration next week over the Hudson River, according to an Air Force news release. F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, the Air Force Thunderbirds and Navy Blue Angels demonstration teams will also be part of the show.