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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2013
The Navy has announced an Emergency Family Support Task Force to help victims, workers and families in the aftermath of the Washington Navy Yard shootings. Critical incident stress management or counseling services are available at 800-222-0364, officials said Monday. A team of chaplains at the Washington Navy Yard already was assisting those most immediately affected by the incident, officials said, and chaplains at nearby Joint Base Anacosita-Bolling was helping family members.
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By Pamela Wood and Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2014
A former Navy football player was found not guilty Thursday of sexually assaulting a fellow midshipman at an off-campus party in Annapolis two years ago in a case that has drawn national scrutiny to the elite training ground for future officers of the Navy and Marine Corps. Allegations that Midshipman Joshua Tate and two teammates had sexual contact with the woman while she was too intoxicated to consent have helped fuel the debate over the prosecution of sexual assaults in the military.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2013
The Navy has provided telephone numbers and a meeting place for family members of workers at the Washington Navy Yard. Family members looking for information about loved ones may call 202-433-6151 or 202-433-9713, the Navy tweeted. Those who wish to reunite with loved ones may meet at Parking Lot B of Nationals Stadium, at the intersection of South Capitol Street and N Street SE. matthew.brown@baltsun.com twitter.com/matthewhaybrown
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2014
Opening statements in the case of a Naval Academy midshipman charged with sexually assaulting a classmate were delayed by Monday's snowstorm. The federal government closed in the Washington area on Monday, including the Washington Navy Yard where the court-martial is taking place. Midshipman Joshua Tate of Nashville is charged with aggravated sexual assault and making false statements. On Friday, he chose to be tried by a judge rather than a jury of Navy and Marine Corps officers.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2013
Area military installations increased their security while police searched for additional shooters at the Washington Navy Yard. The Navy, meanwhile, issued an "order to account" for all Naval personnel assigned to commands in the Washington metro area. Commanders ordered personnel at the Washington Navy Yard, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and Fort McNair to shelter in place as military and District of Columbia police converged on the naval installation in Southwest D.C. The commander of Fort Meade said visitors might experience delays as they attempt to enter the Army base in Anne Arundel County.
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September 29, 2011
A seven-member military panel has found a Naval Academy midshipman guilty of raping and sexually assaulting a female midshipman. Twenty-year-old Midshipman 3rd Class Patrick Edmond of Jackson, Miss., was found not guilty of sodomy late Wednesday at a court-martial at the Washington Navy Yard. Prosecutors said Edmond raped his classmate in her dorm room in October. Edmond testified that the sex was consensual. Academy officials tell The Capital of Annapolis that Edmond will be expelled.
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By Bradley Olson and Bradley Olson,sun reporter | April 4, 2007
WASHINGTON -- The court-martial of a former Navy football player accused of sexually assaulting two female midshipmen stalled before it started yesterday after all five new prospective jurors were barred from joining the four military officers who made it through a vigorous screening process Monday. Before the trial of Kenny Ray Morrison, 24, can get under way, the judge and lawyers will have to screen a third pool of jury candidates today in hopes of acquiring a fifth member. Four of the five who came to the noisy, hot courtroom in the Washington Navy Yard yesterday were eliminated after they told a military judge they would be inclined to drum Morrison out of the Navy if he is found guilty of the offenses, even if they were given other instructions at the time of deliberations.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2011
A former Naval Academy midshipman was sentenced to six months in military prison and dismissed from the Navy on Thursday after he was convicted of raping a female classmate. Midshipman 3rd Class Patrick Edmond, 20, was found guilty of raping the female midshipman in her dorm room last October and of lying to military officials. The native of Jackson, Miss., was dismissed from the academy after a seven-member military panel handed down its verdict. He was attending classes at the academy until the conviction.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2014
Opening statements in the case of a Naval Academy midshipman charged with sexually assaulting a classmate were delayed by Monday's snowstorm. The federal government closed in the Washington area on Monday, including the Washington Navy Yard where the court-martial is taking place. Midshipman Joshua Tate of Nashville is charged with aggravated sexual assault and making false statements. On Friday, he chose to be tried by a judge rather than a jury of Navy and Marine Corps officers.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,Sun reporter | March 29, 2007
In 1916, Charlotte L. Winters called on the secretary of the Navy and asked why women weren't allowed to enlist. A year later, she had begun her military career. This week, Mrs. Winters - the nation's oldest female military veteran - died in her sleep at the Fahrney-Keedy life care community in Boonsboro. She was 109. "She is the last female World War I veteran," American Legion spokeswoman Ramona E. Joyce said yesterday. With Mrs. Winters' death, there are only four surviving U.S. veterans from the "war to end all wars," according to the Scripps Howard News Service, which tracks living veterans of that war. Since the beginning of the year, six - including Mrs. Winters on Tuesday - have died.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2014
A Naval Academy midshipman once accused of sexual assault testified for the first time in open court Tuesday, telling a military judge that when he got into a car with a female classmate outside a 2012 off-campus party, he didn't think she was too drunk to know what she was doing. Midshipman Eric Graham said the alleged victim might have smelled of alcohol, but was talking and moving around on the night of a party that resulted in accusations of sexual assault against Graham and two others.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2013
A federal judge denied on Monday a request to strip the U.S. Naval Academy superintendent of his authority to decide whether to prosecute a sexual assault case involving three former Navy football players. "For me to stick my nose in the Navy's business at this time would be inappropriate," said U.S. District Judge Ellen Hollander as she ruled from the bench. A female midshipmen who accused three classmates of assaulting her at an off-campus party in Annapolis in 2012 asked the court to remove the superintendent, Vice Adm. Michael Miller, from the case.
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By Justin George, John Fritze and Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2013
John Johnson could have retired from the Washington Navy Yard years ago, but he loved the work. Richard Michael Ridgell, a former Maryland state trooper who helped train police in Iraq, was devoted to his daughters. Vishnu Pandit, who came to the United States to build a better life for his family, was proud of his quarter-century working for the U.S. Navy. All were gunned down Monday in one of the worst mass killings ever on a U.S. military installation. As investigators continued Tuesday to sift clues into the motivations of alleged shooter Aaron Alexis, details began to emerge of the women and men authorities say he shot to death.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2013
The Navy has announced an Emergency Family Support Task Force to help victims, workers and families in the aftermath of the Washington Navy Yard shootings. Critical incident stress management or counseling services are available at 800-222-0364, officials said Monday. A team of chaplains at the Washington Navy Yard already was assisting those most immediately affected by the incident, officials said, and chaplains at nearby Joint Base Anacosita-Bolling was helping family members.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2013
Area military installations increased their security while police searched for additional shooters at the Washington Navy Yard. The Navy, meanwhile, issued an "order to account" for all Naval personnel assigned to commands in the Washington metro area. Commanders ordered personnel at the Washington Navy Yard, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and Fort McNair to shelter in place as military and District of Columbia police converged on the naval installation in Southwest D.C. The commander of Fort Meade said visitors might experience delays as they attempt to enter the Army base in Anne Arundel County.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2013
The Navy has provided telephone numbers and a meeting place for family members of workers at the Washington Navy Yard. Family members looking for information about loved ones may call 202-433-6151 or 202-433-9713, the Navy tweeted. Those who wish to reunite with loved ones may meet at Parking Lot B of Nationals Stadium, at the intersection of South Capitol Street and N Street SE. matthew.brown@baltsun.com twitter.com/matthewhaybrown
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2013
The Naval Academy midshipman who has accused three classmates of having sex with her while she was passed out at an off-campus party turned defensive on her third day of testifying during a military hearing. As she was cross-examined Friday morning, the midshipman appeared irritated at having been asked the same questions repeatedly. She often prefaced her answers with "as I stated previously. " The woman was more forceful in her answers than on previous days, including when one of the defense attorneys asked her if she willfully lied to Navy investigators early on in the case.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2013
A federal judge denied on Monday a request to strip the U.S. Naval Academy superintendent of his authority to decide whether to prosecute a sexual assault case involving three former Navy football players. "For me to stick my nose in the Navy's business at this time would be inappropriate," said U.S. District Judge Ellen Hollander as she ruled from the bench. A female midshipmen who accused three classmates of assaulting her at an off-campus party in Annapolis in 2012 asked the court to remove the superintendent, Vice Adm. Michael Miller, from the case.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2013
Prosecutors told a military hearing officer on Tuesday that three Naval Academy football players engaged in sexual acts with a drunken female midshipman at an off-campus party last year and then lied about it repeatedly to investigators. Lawyers for the defendants said prosecutors presented scant proof of sex - just conflicting statements and hearsay - and that the alleged victim was not so drunk that she wasn't able to give her consent. They said the woman wasn't able to keep her story straight through the investigation or the hearing.
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