The Latest: Soldier sentenced to 25 years for terrorist aid

FILE - In this undated file image taken from FBI video and provided by the U.S. Attorneys Office in Hawaii on Thursday, July 13, 2017, Army Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang holds an Islamic State group flag after allegedly pledging allegiance to the groupThe Associated Press
FILE - In this undated file image taken from FBI video and provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Hawaii on Thursday, July 13, 2017, Army Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang holds an Islamic State group flag after allegedly pledging allegiance to the group at a house in Honolulu. On Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, Kang is scheduled to be sentenced for trying to help the Islamic State group. (FBI/U.S Attorney's Office, District of Hawaii via AP, File)

The Latest on sentencing for a Hawaii-based solider who pleaded guilty to trying to help Islamic State (all times local):

9:15 a.m.

A judge is sentencing a solider based in Hawaii to 25 years in prison for trying to help the Islamic State group.

Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang pleaded guilty in August to four counts of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. He says he provided classified military documents, a drone and other help.

Kang says at his sentencing hearing Tuesday that he knows what he did was wrong.

Prosecutors say he met with undercover agents he believed were part of the group. Prosecutors say he pledged allegiance to the group in Arabic and English and kissed an Islamic State flag.

Kang is trained as an air traffic controller.

Prosecutors say the help Kang tried to provide includes air traffic radio frequencies. Prosecutors say Kang taught agents to use the drone to track U.S. troops.

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Midnight

A soldier based in Hawaii is scheduled to be sentenced for trying to help the Islamic State group.

Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang pleaded guilty in August to four counts of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. He says he provided classified military documents, a drone and other help.

Prosecutors say he met with undercover agents he believed were part of the group. Prosecutors say he pledged allegiance to the group in Arabic and English and kissed an Islamic State flag.

Kang is trained as an air traffic controller.

Prosecutors say the help Kang tried to provide includes air traffic radio frequencies. Prosecutors say Kang taught agents to use the drone to track U.S. troops.

He's expected to be sentenced to 25 years in prison Tuesday.

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