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  • Notes and notables

    A fact-based approach Some 60 soldiers from Fort Eustis recently deployed to Liberia where they hope to help halt the Ebola outbreak. They follow airmen from Langley Air Force Base, who just returned after building a 25-bed facility to care for the...
  • 21-day quarantine ordered for U.S. troops on Ebola mission to Africa

    21-day quarantine ordered for U.S. troops on Ebola mission to Africa
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel signed an order Wednesday requiring all U.S. troops returning from Ebola-stricken West Africa to be quarantined for 21 days to guarantee they don't have the virus. The Joint Chiefs of Staff had recommended on Tuesday that...
  • Quarantine-like monitoring approved for U.S. troops on Ebola mission

    Quarantine-like monitoring approved for U.S. troops on Ebola mission
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday approved 21 days of strict, quarantine-like monitoring for U.S. military personnel returning from Ebola relief efforts in West Africa, but the Pentagon was still finalizing details on who exactly would be...
  • Huntington Ingalls political contributions cut a wide swath

    Huntington Ingalls political contributions cut a wide swath
    One week to go until the congressional mid-term elections -- you can feel the excitement, right? -- and the Center for Responsive Politics has updated its tally of political contributions from the defense industry. Huntington Ingalls Industries...
  • School board members want meeting documents earlier

    School board members want meeting documents earlier
    York County School Board typically begin their monthly work sessions in the dark. They don't receive an agenda or an information packet until the meeting begins, several board members say. If a public hearing is scheduled, they get an agenda a few days...
  • Pentagon orders changes for deficient military healthcare facilities

    Pentagon orders changes for deficient military healthcare facilities
    After a review of all military healthcare facilities, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered the military Wednesday to improve treatment at its hospitals and clinics, instructing the armed services to compose a plan on how it can be accomplished. The...
  • Golf tournament to benefit IDF

    A great day of golfing fun and camaraderie for a great cause — with great prizes, giveaways and food — is what's planned for the annual Golish Financial Group Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, Nov. 17 at the Boca Lago Country Club (8665 Juego...
  • Nuclear 'ghost' to leave James River Reserve Fleet

    Nuclear 'ghost' to leave James River Reserve Fleet
    NEWPORTNEWS — The James River Reserve Fleet will soon lose a unique vessel: A former World War II Liberty Ship that made the transition into the nuclear age. The USS Sturgis was essentially a nuclear barge, its WW II-era engines swapped out for...
  • Ukraine cease-fire unraveling; 11 killed at schoolyard and bus stop

    At least 11 adults were killed in Ukraine on Wednesday when artillery shells struck a schoolyard and bus stop in suburban Donetsk on the belated first day of school for the city at the center of a pro-Russia rebellion against rule from Kiev, Russian and...
  • Marines, British troops officially end Afghanistan operations

    Marines, British troops officially end Afghanistan operations
    British troops ended their combat operations in Afghanistan on Sunday as they and U.S. Marines handed over two huge adjacent bases to the Afghan military, 13 years after a U.S.-led invasion launched the long and costly war against the Taliban. Their...
  • Slim chance to stop higher prescription co-pays

    When Congress reconvenes Nov. 12, opponents of billions of dollars in military compensation "reforms" sought by President Obama and the Joint Chiefs of Staff will have one final and narrow opportunity to derail the plans. Three significant compensation...