Christopher Diamond, ArmyTimes

Christopher Diamond


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Past articles by Christopher:

National Guard soldiers rescue trapped residents in Ukraine apartment building fire

Soldiers from the Oklahoma Army National Guard noticed a burning apartment building in Lviv, Ukraine and immediately swung into action. → Read More

Army announces Iraq deployment for 2,100 soldiers

Soldiers from the 10th Mountain division will deploy to Iraq this fall in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. → Read More

Ex-worker at Red River Army Depot gets prison for theft

An ex-inspector at the Red River Army Depot in Texas must serve more than two years in prison and repay the government $762,000 for stealing parts and selling them for scrap. → Read More

Woman to command Alabama National Guard for first time

Maj. Gen.Sheryl Gordon has been named to command the Alabama National Guard, becoming the first woman to hold the post. → Read More

Money for National Guard center in north Maine clears hurdle

A key senate committee is signing off on funding for a new National Guard center in northern Maine. → Read More

NY Army National Guard troops to train Ukrainian forces

More than 200 soldiers in a New York Army National Guard until will head to Europe in October for a nine-month mission to train Ukrainian forces. → Read More

Photo of soldier saluting funeral procession in the rain goes viral

A photo of a Tennessee National Guard soldier saluting a Kentucky funeral procession in the rain has gone viral on Facebook. → Read More

Bored this summer? Sen. John McCain has released a new reading list

Arizona Sen. John McCain released a lineup of his all-time favorite books on Monday in the form of a summer reading list. → Read More

On newsstands this week

In this week's Army Times, the MOSs that come with huge perks. → Read More

Soldier charged in failed Humvee air drop

U.S. Army Sgt. John Skipper has been charged for his role in the failed air drop of three Humvee last April. → Read More

Former Army officer seeks glory in famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest

"Buffalo" Jim Reeves, a former Army officer, will compete in this year's Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, New York. → Read More

Army War College report: Basing units overseas is cheaper than troop rotations

A new study by the U.S. Army War College finds that replacing unit rotations with forward based troops may save the military money. → Read More

14th Virginia-class submarine USS Washington delivered to Navy

The Navy accepted delivery of the nuclear-powered submarine Washington on Friday, making it the 14th Virginia-class sub in its fleet. → Read More

Admiral claims that politics swayed verdict for SEAL convicted in sexual assault case

A retired Navy admiral said political pressure and unlawful command influence caused him to rule against a Navy SEAL in a 2014 sexual assault conviction. → Read More

Carrier Ronald Reagan underway in Asia-Pacific

The U.S. Navy's aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan is underway from its homeport in Japan for patrols in the Western Pacific. → Read More

Study shows Americans that can find North Korea on a map prefer diplomacy

Can you find North Korea on a map? Your ability to do so might influence your thoughts on U.S. policies toward the country. → Read More

Keeping up with the narcos: Coast Guard seeks to stay ahead of drug traffickers

Captain Nathan Moore of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton spoke to Navy Times about the latest efforts of drug smugglers to avoid detection at sea. → Read More

No FONOPS yet: Trump administration wrestles with posturing in the South China Sea

More than 100 days into President Trump's term, the Navy has yet to carry out any freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea despite tough talk on the matter during the campaign. → Read More

May the fourth be with you: the West Point Band performs a Star Wars tribute

The U.S. Army's West Point Band has prepared a special tribute in honor of May the fourth. → Read More

Army releases combat photographer's last photos before fatal explosion

The images released by the Army show the accidental explosion as it happened before taking the lives of the two photographers that captured them. → Read More