| Mar 12, 2015
| 6:21 PM
The Navy’s newest aircraft carrier will begin its service to the nation at Naval Station Norfolk, providing an economic boost to the region, several congressmen announced Thursday.
The first-in-class Gerald R. Ford, built at Newport News...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 1:33 AM
About 100 would-be militants have left small Caribbean countries to go fight with Islamic extremists in Syria, the top U.S. general in South America said Thursday.
Marine Gen. John Kelly told the Senate Armed Services Committee that if the recruits...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 5:50 AM
WASHINGTON The first meeting of the House Freedom Caucus, founded by nine conservatives in search of a more hard-line alternative to the Republican Study Committee, was supposed to be concerned with organization: drafting the bylaws, choosing a leadership...
| Feb 22, 2015
The Defense Department's fiscal 2016 budget request would slash taxpayer support of base grocery stores by $322 million in 2016 and by $1 billion next year, enough to "destroy" the shopping benefit, warns the American Logistics Association.
| Feb 10, 2015
| 6:36 PM
If the Pentagon wants to convene another round of military base closings, it must clear a congressional subcommittee chaired by Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland.
Wittman will be a tough sell. He says there is no appetite in Congress for another Base...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 9:21 AM
Republicans seem confused as to whether they should stick to the theme that the economy is still weak — which they've been claiming since President Barack Obama took office, even though the Great Recession was created on their watch — or...
| Jan 11, 2015
As an Army Reserve physician triaging the care of arriving wounded at the combat support hospital on Al Asad Airbase, Iraq, for half of 2008, Joe Heck said he saw "exactly how well joint operations can work."
Where the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force was...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 1:31 PM
As someone who depends on Washington to make decisions, Mike Petters knows something about uncertainty and short-term pressure.
But the CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries told a high-profile group in Detroit this week that companies can't be...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 9:22 AM
With 2014 rapidly drawing to a conclusion, it's only appropriate to begin to take stock of the year ahead.
An eventful year has passed on the Peninsula and throughout Virginia. What will 2015 bring? Here's what we expect.
| Jan 28, 2015
| 3:44 PM
In 2013, defense budget cuts sent shivers through the Hampton Roads economy, and on Wednesday a Senate panel discussed the possibility of returning to those bad old days.
If that happens, the military could see some of its most highly trained...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 11:12 AM
The latest report from the Congressional Budget Office has something for everyone to have mixed feelings about. In the short term, the outlook for the budget deficit continues to look good, but by 2018, it will start growing again, fueled in large measure...