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Prosecutors will make their case in court today that former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky should go to trial on charges of sexually molesting boys. A hearing will be held to determine whether there's enough evidence for a trial.

Panel investigating mishandling of military remains to meetupdated: Tue Dec 13 2011 03:57:00

A congressional panel investigating claims the Dover Air Force Base Mortuary mishandled the remains of hundreds of fallen U.S. military personnel will meet for the first time Tuesday.

'Vietnam type' wall in Iraq for soldiersupdated: Tue Dec 13 2011 03:57:00

At Camp Warrior in Iraq, most U.S. troops have left, but a wall with the names of the fallen remains.

Additional remains sent to landfill, Air Force acknowledgesupdated: Thu Dec 08 2011 18:07:00

The Air Force admitted Thursday that it sent more sets of military personnel remains to a Virginia landfill than it originally acknowledged.

Official chosen to run Dover military mortuary probe steps asideupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 18:48:00

The man selected on Tuesday to run an independent investigation of problems within the military mortuary at Dover Air Force Base has already bowed out.

U.S. troops' remains end up in landfillupdated: Thu Nov 10 2011 08:23:00

The cremated remains of U.S. soldiers were disposed of in landfills after incineration at Dover Air Force Base.

General: Ashes from service members' remains went to landfillupdated: Thu Nov 10 2011 08:23:00

The ashes of cremated body parts from some of the nation's war dead were dumped in landfills until 2008, unbeknownst to their survivors, an Air Force general acknowledged Wednesday.

Obama attends transfer of service members' remains from downed copterupdated: Tue Aug 09 2011 20:10:00

President Barack Obama and top Pentagon officials including Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen attended Tuesday's dignified transfer of the remains of 38 U.S. and Afghan personnel killed on board a helicopter shot down in Afghanistan over the weekend.

Troops' remains return homeupdated: Tue Aug 09 2011 20:10:00

Barbara Starr reports on the military's "dignified transfer" of the troops killed in a helicopter attack in Afghanistan.

Bodies of Americans killed after end of Iraq combat operations arrive homeupdated: Fri Sep 10 2010 05:00:00

Like so many U.S. service members before them, the bodies of Sgt. Phillip Jenkins and Pvt. James McClamrock returned late Thursday to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, the most recent deaths of the war in Iraq.

Army honors dead, searches for motive in Fort Hood shootingsupdated: Sat Nov 07 2009 07:43:00

Thirteen flag-draped coffins left Fort Hood on Friday as authorities searched for a motive in the massacre that left more than 50 casualties at the largest U.S. military base.

'Shocked and bewildered'updated: Sat Nov 07 2009 07:43:00

CNN's Anderson Cooper talks with Army Medic Spc. Eric Blohm, who was at Fort Hood during the shooting spree.

Obama salutes fallen soldiersupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 15:45:00

President Obama traveled to Dover Air Force Base to witness the return of bodies from Afghanistan.

Bodies' arrival 'sobering reminder,' Obama saysupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 15:45:00

President Obama said Thursday that watching the arrival of 18 flag-draped cases containing bodies of Americans killed in Afghanistan was a "sobering reminder" of U.S. sacrifice as he prepares to decide on sending more troops there.

Mother's final duty to soldier son: Escort his body homeupdated: Tue Oct 20 2009 10:12:00

When the Army flew home the body of Spc. Stephan Mace from Afghanistan, his mother climbed aboard a small jet with the flag-draped coffin for the last leg of his trip.

Mother prepares to bury sonupdated: Tue Oct 20 2009 10:12:00

Kate Bolduan meets a mother and whole community bringing home a fallen soldier from Afghanistan

Soldiers' bodies returnedupdated: Wed Oct 07 2009 08:50:00

The bodies of U.S. soldiers arrive to a somber homecoming at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware.

Afghan insurgents pushed into U.S. base, official saysupdated: Wed Oct 07 2009 08:50:00

The battle Saturday in which eight U.S. troops were killed was so fierce that, at one point, U.S. forces had to fall back as attackers breached the perimeter of their base, a U.S. military official with knowledge of the latest intelligence reports on the incident said.

Dignified transfer for the deadupdated: Thu Jul 09 2009 13:27:00

The bodies of U.S. soldiers killed while serving in Afghanistan arrive at Dover Air Force Base.

Honoring the fallenupdated: Sun May 24 2009 12:24:00

The return of the body of a U.S. servicemember was opened in April to the media for the first time since 1991.

Dover 'Old Guard' team shoulders heavy burdenupdated: Sun May 24 2009 12:24:00

Staff Sgt. Cody Reeves has survived harrowing conditions and stared down enemies on the battlefield during two tours in the military hotspots of Iraq.

Bodies of servicemen killed by comrade come homeupdated: Thu May 14 2009 08:20:00

The bodies of five U.S. servicemen fatally shot by a comrade at a stress clinic in Iraq were returned to the United States late Wednesday.

Pres. dodging the question?updated: Fri May 01 2009 11:47:00

CNN's Ed Henry explains President Obama did not answer his question on AIG.

Behind the scenes: Ed Henry's take on exchange with Obamaupdated: Fri May 01 2009 11:47:00

The most amazing part of the exchange to me is that I didn't go into the East Room intending to ask President Obama about AIG.

Fallen airman returns homeupdated: Mon Apr 06 2009 17:04:00

The body of Staff Sergeant Phillip Myers, who was killed in Afghanistan, is returned to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.

Ban lifted, media witness solemn return of fallen service memberupdated: Mon Apr 06 2009 17:04:00

His name was Phillip A. Myers. A staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, he was killed in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan on Saturday.

Military mortuary open to media for first time since 1991updated: Mon Apr 06 2009 11:20:00

For the first time since media coverage was banned in 1991, the return of the body of a fallen member of the U.S. armed forces was opened to news outlets late Sunday.

Media coverage of war deadupdated: Mon Apr 06 2009 11:20:00

CNN's Susan Roesgen reports on the Pentagon's decision to allow media coverage of flag-draped coffins of war victims.

Commentary: Lifting image ban respects war deadupdated: Fri Feb 27 2009 09:29:00

The reversal of two decades of policy on images of returning war casualties is an important and welcome milestone for the American people.

Pentagon allows coverage of war coffinsupdated: Thu Feb 26 2009 22:29:00

The Pentagon will lift its ban on media coverage of the flag-draped coffins of war victims arriving at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday.

Policy review of war dead coverage nears endupdated: Fri Feb 13 2009 20:58:00

A Pentagon review looking at allowing media coverage of the flag-draped coffins of fallen troops returning to the United States could be ready for the secretary of defense to look over within days, according to Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell.

'Pet crematorium' complaint leads to Pentagon changeupdated: Fri May 09 2008 21:53:00

Military cremation procedures have been changed after a soldier complained that his buddy's remains were taken to what appeared to be a "pet crematorium," the Pentagon announced Friday.

Giant C-5 military jet crashes in Delawareupdated: Mon Apr 03 2006 08:26:00

An Air Force C-5 cargo jet carrying 17 people crashed and broke into pieces Monday while trying to make an emergency landing near Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, Air Force and FAA officials said.

An American Foreign Legion?updated: Mon Sep 19 2005 15:51:00

There is an old Washington maxim that holds: Personnel is policy. People do matter.

Soldier's mom interrupts Laura Bush's speechupdated: Fri Sep 17 2004 08:59:00

The mother of a soldier killed in Iraq was arrested Thursday in Hamilton, New Jersey, after interrupting a campaign speech by first lady Laura Bush. As police hauled her away, she shouted "police brutality."

Laura Bush heckled during campaign speechupdated: Fri Sep 17 2004 04:32:00

The mother of a soldier killed in Iraq was arrested Thursday after interrupting a campaign speech by first lady Laura Bush. As police hauled her away, she shouted, "Police brutality."

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