A sailor was killed on Friday at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia, after he shot a female sailor several times in what is being described as an "isolated domestic shooting," Navy officials said.
Both the gunman and his victim were assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 37, squadron commander Capt. Chad Vincelette told reporters on Friday. The victim is being treated at Virginia Beach General Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
The incident took place at 6:45 a.m. in the squadron's parking lot outside Hangar 145 on the base, he said.
"The shooter was quickly identified and shot and killed by my Naval Air Station Oceana personnel," Vincelette said. "The shooter was armed with a single handgun and was not carrying any additional weapons or ammunition."
The gunman had been neutralized by 6:50 a.m. and the base lockdown was lifted at 7:40 a.m., Navy officials said. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service has launched an investigation into what happened.
"The base has a no weapons policy," Vincelette said. "How the sailor was able to get a weapon on base is part of the investigation."
The Navy has not yet released the name of either sailor pending next of kin notification, Vincelette said.
NAVAL BASE SAN DIEGO — The trial of Navy SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher officially kicked off on Tuesday with the completion of jury selection, opening statements, and witness testimony indicating that drinking alcohol on the front lines of Mosul, Iraq in 2017 seemed to be a common occurrence for members of SEAL Team 7 Alpha Platoon.
Government prosecutors characterized Gallagher as a knife-wielding murderer who not only killed a wounded ISIS fighter but shot indiscriminately at innocent civilians, while the defense argued that those allegations were falsehoods spread by Gallagher's angry subordinates, with attorney Tim Parlatore telling the jury that "this trial is not about murder. It's about mutiny."
As a Medal of Honor recipient, former Army Staff Sgt. David Bellavia will also be eligible for retroactive monthly pension payments stretching back to 2004.
All Medal of Honor recipients receive a pension starting on the date they formally receive the Medal of Honor, which is currently $1,329.58 per month, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
But Medal of Honor recipients are also eligible for a retroactive payment for monthly stipends that technically took effect on the "date of heroism," said Gina Jackson, a spokeswoman for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A unit of UK infrastructure giant Balfour Beatty plc falsified housing maintenance records at a major U.S. military base to help it maximize fees earned from the Department of Defense, a Reuters investigation found.
At Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma, the company's U.S.-based unit used a second set of books and altered records to make it appear responsive to maintenance requests, Reuters found in a review of company and Air Force emails, internal memos and other documents, as well as interviews with former workers.