| Jun 15, 2014
| 4:00 AM
With a convulsive rumble, followed by billowing flames and exhaust, a sleek 60-foot rocket emerged from its silo at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base.
It was a test of the backbone of the nation's missile defense system. If North Korea or Iran ever...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 7:54 PM
Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Friday, The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games:
Air Force (1-4) at Navy (2-1)...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The skies are clearing for air shows in Florida for the upcoming year and beyond with the Air Force Thunderbirds and Navy Blue Angels nailing down dates, and the Sunshine State has a lot of stops on their tours.
Both military performance teams will make...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:39 PM
WASHINGTON — Six weeks ago, Aaron Alexis told people someone had threatened him at an airport in Virginia. A few days later, in Rhode Island, he heard voices. He thought people were speaking to him through "the walls, floor and ceiling" of the...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 5:13 PM
WASHINGTON — Police in Rhode Island warned the U.S. Navy last month that Aaron Alexis was hallucinating and hearing voices, and security officials at the local Navy base where he worked promised to look into the matter.
Newport Police Lt....
| Sep 19, 2013
| 10:38 AM
WASHINGTON — The Washington Navy Yard reopened Thursday morning following the shooting that resulted in 13 deaths there earlier in the week.
The base opened at 6 a.m., as usual, with all facilities accessible except for the gym and Building 197,...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 10:54 PM
WASHINGTON — Three hours into his Senate speech-a-thon, Sen. Ted Cruz recalled that Sen. Rand Paul's filibuster criticizing U.S. drone policy was seen at first as "curious if not quixotic," but ultimately "transformed the debate."
Cruz, a Texas...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Dismissing comparisons of tea party Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to the infamous Joe McCarthy, Jonah Goldberg suggests in his column Tuesday that Cruz instead "might be the conservative Barack Obama." Goldberg then requests that readers "bear with me."
| Oct 2, 2013
| 11:29 AM
WASHINGTON — Gays and lesbians in the military are running into widespread obstacles as they seek to take advantage of a new Obama administration policy designed to make it easier for same-sex couples in the armed services to get married.
| Oct 2, 2013
| 7:38 PM
The football game between Navy and Air Force in Annapolis will be played as scheduled despite the continuing shutdown of the U.S. government, Naval Academy athletic director Chet Gladchuk said Wednesday night.
“The secretary of defense has...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 6:37 PM
After beating service academy rival Air Force Saturday in Annapolis, Navy (3-1) is planning to play Duke this week, Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk said Sunday night.
The Midshipmen are scheduled to play the Blue Devils (3-2) Saturday at Wallace...