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  • Navy's top admiral to Norfolk sailors: Long deployments are 'unsustainable'

    Navy's top admiral to Norfolk sailors: Long deployments are 'unsustainable'
    Last year, the Navy extended the deployment for Norfolk-based USS Kearsarge as hot spots in the Middle East and northeast Africa grabbed headlines. On Wednesday, the Navy's top admiral congratulated the crew for a job well done while vowing to end those...
  • NATO: Ukraine ceasefire is 'in name only'

    NATO: Ukraine ceasefire is 'in name only'
    Fighting in Ukraine is continuing and the truce there is a ceasefire "in name only," NATO's top military commander said on Saturday. "The situation in Ukraine is not good right now," U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove told reporters in Vilnius....
  • Ukraine cease-fire pressured by pro-Russia attacks, weapons buildup

    Ukraine cease-fire pressured by pro-Russia attacks, weapons buildup
    Pro-Russia separatists attacked Ukrainian government forces with Grad rockets and artillery in two unsuccessful attempts to seize the idled Donetsk international airport, Ukrainian security officials said Tuesday. The concerted campaign to wrest...
  • Kurds drive Islamic State fighters from strategic border crossing

    Kurds drive Islamic State fighters from strategic border crossing
    Iraqi Kurdish troops drove Islamic State fighters from a strategic border crossing with Syria on Tuesday and won the support of members of a major Sunni tribe, in one of the biggest successes since U.S. forces began bombing the Islamists. The victory,...
  • New unrest roils eastern Ukraine; 12 killed

    At least 12 people died in renewed fighting near the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, the most serious violations to date of a Sept. 5 cease-fire agreement, Ukrainian and pro-Russia separatist sources said Monday. Anti-communist unrest in Kharkiv,...
  • Sentara, VA facilities to share patient records

    Sentara Healthcare announced Tuesday that its sites in Hampton Roads and northern Virginia can now securely exchange patient information with local Department of Veterans Affairs' facilities. The Hampton VA Medical Center was tapped in 2012 to test a...
  • Weapons of war beefing up local police arsenals

    Weapons of war beefing up local police arsenals
    A large armored vehicle that in recent years patrolled the battlefields of the Middle East now stands at the ready in York County. Once used to help American troops avoid getting killed or maimed by roadside bombs, the imposing vehicle was turned over...
  • Obama faces hurdles at U.N. Security Council meeting

    When he heads to the United Nations this week, President Obama will try to rally the world around military operations against Sunni extremists in Iraq, without invoking his predecessor's similar effort, which failed before the global body 11 years ago....
  • Chelsea Manning, convicted WikiLeaks soldier, sues federal government

    Chelsea Manning, convicted WikiLeaks soldier, sues federal government
    Chelsea Manning, the U.S. Army private convicted of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, is suing the federal government to receive appropriate medical care for the gender disorder she was...
  • Ingalls begins cutting steel for destroyer

    Huntington Ingalls Industries' (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division today marked the start of fabrication for the future Aegis-guided missile destroyer Paul Ignatius (DDG 117). Paul Ignatius, the ship's namesake, and his wife, Nancy Ignatius, the...
  • Challenger tries to tie Duckworth to VA scandal

     Challenger tries to tie Duckworth to VA scandal
    The Republican challenger trying to unseat U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth tried to tie her to the Department of Veterans Affairs health care scandal during a joint appearance Monday. "These issues didn't just come up overnight. These have been there for a...