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The US is accusing a Russian spy ship of conducting multiple "unsafe" maneuvers off the eastern coast of the US. The Viktor Leonov has patrolled international waters flanking Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina, every year since 2014, but since its arrival this week, it has sailed with no warning lights and ignored other ships, the US Coast Guard said in a marine safety information bulletin, according to CNN.
"The United States Coast Guard has received reports indicating that the RFN Viktor Leonov (AGI-175) has been operating in an unsafe manner off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia," the notice said.
South Carolina's National Guard armories are crumbling, vulnerable to terrorists, and putting soldiers at risk
In 2005, when former S.C. Adjutant General Bob Livingston went to the Bamberg armory, he saw a startling site.
It was raining, and a soldier was walking through the armory with an umbrella because there were so many leaks in the roof.
"It was comical, but sad at the same time," Livingston said. "But it illustrated what sad shape the armories were in."
Today, 16 of the S.C. Guard's 63 armories are listed as "poor" by the U.S. Army, and many more are considered only "fair" and may drop to "poor" soon, according to Col. Brigham Dobson, the S.C. Guard's Construction and Facilities Management Officer.
A South Carolina VA hospital turned away a sick Navy vet who tested hot for coke, then settled when he claimed they mixed up his urine sample
A Navy veteran who sued Dorn Veterans Hospital for allegedly failing to diagnose and promptly treat him when he came to the hospital sick has gotten $150,000 in a settlement of his medical malpractice lawsuit.
"I didn't expect any money out of this," said Eric Walker, 49, of Camden, the Navy veteran. "It was mainly about what can we do to make the VA better. What can we do to keep this from happening again?"
More than 16 percent of the drinking water wells tested near Fort Jackson during the past six years have shown contamination from a toxic chemical found in hand grenades used at the military installation to train soldiers, according to recently released federal data.
In some cases, the pollution levels are high enough to exceed federal safety advisories for RDX, a chemical that can cause seizures and cancer in people from long-term exposure. In others, RDX in private wells has fallen within safe drinking water limits, Army officials and state regulators reported this week.
But the finding of any RDX, short for royal demolition explosive, is a concern.
After more than 2 months, investigators still aren't sure why one Marine corporal shot another at MCAS Beaufort
A senior airman stationed at South Carolina's Shaw Air Force Base died Saturday — the third death of a Shaw airman in two weeks, according to officials.
Senior Airman Aaron Hall, 30, died Saturday morning from health complications at Prisma Health Richland Hospital in Columbia, according to a release Sunday morning from Shaw Air Force Base. Information on a specific cause of death was unavailable.
"Aaron was more than just our coworker, he was our teammate and our friend," Maj. Jake Schillinger, 20th CMS commander, said in the release. "As you can imagine, this has been a heartbreaking week for the 20th CMS. We are grieving alongside all those who loved and cherished Aaron."