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  • Falic tribute inspiring at FIDF gala

    Falic tribute inspiring at FIDF gala
    More than 1,000 supporters of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces Greater Miami chapter paid tribute to Nily Falic, national chairman of the FIDF at the recent 2015 Solidarity Gala that took place at the Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood. In her honor,...
  • Hampton Roads defense contractors win more work in February

    Hampton Roads defense contractors win more work in February
    Huntington Ingalls Industries received additional work from the Navy in February, while other Tidewater firms won defense contracts in engineering services, technical support and even mobile kitchens. Newport News-based HII received $9.2 million for...
  • Army opts for openness with new computer security tool

    Army opts for openness with new computer security tool
    Army researchers in a lab outside Washington worked for years on a software tool to help soldiers understand how hackers were targeting military computers. Late last year they did something unusual: They released their project for anyone on the Internet...
  • Israeli soldiers share war experience

    Israeli soldiers share war experience
    Truman Brody-Boyd, just like many American high school seniors, has some big decisions to make. He has a choice of colleges and career prospects to weigh. The same can't be said of Gal, a young Israeli woman who visited Brody-Boyd's Jewish youth group...
  • 6 things to know about Israel's army

    6 things to know about Israel's army
    The College of William and Mary will be showing a free screening of "Beneath the Helmet,” which tells the story of five Israeli soldiers who were drafted to defend their country just after graduating high school. The film will be shown Monday at 7...
  • Gov. McAuliffe meets with VA Secretary McDonald

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe pitched several ideas for improving veterans health care in a meeting Wednesday with VA Secretary Robert McDonald. Joining the governor were two members of his Cabinet: Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs John Harvey and...
  • DoD plan would 'destroy' commissaries, industry reps say

    DoD plan would 'destroy' commissaries, industry reps say
    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. ALA, which...
  • Bomb blast at pro-Ukraine rally in Kharkiv kills 2; Kiev blames Russia

    Bomb blast at pro-Ukraine rally in Kharkiv kills 2; Kiev blames Russia
    A homemade bomb apparently hidden in a thin layer of snow exploded Sunday during a pro-Ukraine march in the eastern industrial city of Kharkiv, killing at least two people and wounding 11, authorities said. Four suspected perpetrators of the attack were...
  • Huntington Ingalls division in Mississippi in competition for oiler ship

    Huntington Ingalls Industries, known for building prominent U.S. warships, is now angling to construct a new class of oiler, a Navy workhorse that supplies front-line ships at sea. A recent Congressional Research Service report outlines what lies...
  • New Pentagon head Ashton Carter sets priorities

    Ashton Carter was sworn in as the secretary of defense this week, taking the reins of Pentagon leadership from former Secretary Chuck Hagel. On Tuesday, he issued a message to the Department of Defense employees outlining his top priorities: protecting...
  • McCain on Ford-class carriers: $12B 'simply too expensive'

    McCain on Ford-class carriers: $12B 'simply too expensive'
    Sen. John McCain took aim at the Ford-class aircraft carrier program Tuesday, telling Navy leaders that Congress should work to "reduce cost and increase competition" in the program. "Twelve billion dollars or more for one ship is simply too expensive,"...