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The U.S. Army said Tuesday that a 30-year-old soldier stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson died on Sunday, May 6 when the vehicle he was commanding was struck by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.

Staff Sgt. Thomas Kent Fogarty, of Alameda, Calif. was killed in the attack that left three others wounded in the city of Ahmad-Kheyl, Afghanistan. The four were assigned to the 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Regiment, 4th Bridgade Combat Team (Airborne) 25th Infantry Division.

Anchorage police have announced they've arrested a fellow airman in the case of missing airman Clinton Reeves.

James Thomas, 24, has been charged with six counts of Tampering with Physical Evidence, with bail set for $25,000 cash.

Here's APD's press release on the arrest:

The Anchorage Police Department said today that a body found the day before near Golden Eagle Drive in Eagle River is that of missing airman Clinton Reeves, 24.

The senior airman was last seen April 19 leaving work at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

A fellow airman, James Thomas, 24, was arraigned on Wednesday in connection with Reeves' death and charged with six counts of evidence tampering. No murder charges have been filed against anyone, and police have not released how they believe Reeves was murdered.

The U.S. Army said Tuesday that a 30-year-old soldier stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson died on Sunday, May 6 when the vehicle he was commanding was struck by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.

Staff Sgt. Thomas Kent Fogarty, of Alameda, Calif. was killed in the attack that left three others wounded in the attack in the city of Ahmad-Kheyl, Afghanistan. The four were assigned to the 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Regiment, 4th Bridgade Combat Team (Airborne) 25th Infantry Division.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A jury acquitted an Army soldier on Thursday of manslaughter and homicide charges in the death of a friend during a drunken game of Russian roulette.

The jurors returned not guilty verdicts on manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide charges for Jacob Brouch, 27. He was found guilty of a weapons misconduct charge, a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail.

A ceremony April 26 at the Soldier’s Chapel on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson commemorated the life and sacrifice of Army Spc. Jeffrey Lee White, a paratrooper from the currently deployed 1st Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Regiment.

A native of St. Louis, Mo., White was killed in action April 3 in the Khowst Province of Afghanistan. Five other Soldiers were wounded in the improvised explosive device attack.

Mourners filled the chapel as the official party of the ceremony led them through the events

If a military veteran went to the hospital with an obvious wound, it’s natural to expect that treatment would commence without delay.

But not every war injury is immediately apparent or visible to the untrained eye.

With the wind-down of military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, thousands of the returning troops are seeking care for mental-health issues stemming from their service experiences.

Air Force Airman Kelci J. Moffitt graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

Moffitt is a 2010 graduate of Eagle River High School.

She completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

 

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A jury acquitted an Army soldier on Thursday, April 26 of manslaughter and homicide charges in the death of a friend during a drunken game of Russian roulette in Eagle River last year.

The jurors returned not guilty verdicts on manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide charges for Jacob Brouch, 27. He was found guilty of a weapons misconduct charge, a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail.

Brouch choked back tears after the jury forewoman read the not-guilty verdict on the second felony.

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson officials are seeking the public's help in locating an airman who hasn't been heard from since April 22.

Clinton Reeves, a 22-year-old senior airman, was last seen leaving his duty location on April 19, according to a press release issued by Maj. Joseph Coslett. According to the release, Reeves was last heard from on April 22 and officials became concerned when he didn't show up for duty with the 673d Logistics Readiness Squadron.

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