U.S. Army/Visual Information Specialist Jason Johnston
Two leaders of a Virginia Beach-based naval special warfare unit currently deployed to Africa have been suspended from their overseas duties while the Navy investigates allegations of sexual misconduct, Lt. Jacqui Maxwell, a spokeswoman for Naval Special Warfare Group 2, said.
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is probing whether a pair of Navy SEALs were responsible for the strangling death of Staff Sgt. Logan J. Melgar, an Army Green Beret reportedly found dead on June 4 while deployed to Mali, the New York Times first reported on Oct. 29.
A Navy sailor has been indicted on six charges of maliciously conveying false information by calling in a series of bomb threats to various ships and bases across Hampton Roads in early August, according to federal court documents.
The Marine Corps has fired two commanders for problems within their units related to the treatment of women as the service continues to investigate dozens of Marines involved in a nude photo-sharing scandal, service leaders said Tuesday.
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service has increased a reward from $500 to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest of those involved in a spate of bomb threats called in to Navy bases in Hampton Roads earlier this week, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic spokeswoman Beth Baker said.