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  • Navy helicopter crash in Kuwait, local squadron

    The U.S. Navy is investigating a locally-based squadron's helicopter crash at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. All six crewmembers aboard the helicopter survived the crash and have been transported to nearby medical facilities for evaluation, according to a press...
  • USS Norfolk decommissioned

    USS Norfolk decommissioned
    Norfolk's namesake submarine was inactivated last week during a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk. The Los Angeles-class attack sub was commissioned in 1983 and built at Newport News Shipbuilding. It will remain in Norfolk until January to begin the...
  • Algerian army kills man behind beheading of French hiker

    Algerian army kills man behind beheading of French hiker
    Algerian troops tracked down and killed the leader of an Islamic militant group that beheaded a French hostage on video three months ago, the country’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday. The execution of kidnapped French hiker Herve Gourdel by...
  • Review: 'The Cause of All Nations' by Don H. Doyle

    Review: 'The Cause of All Nations' by Don H. Doyle
    For many years, our popular conception of the Civil War has been of the war itself — military strategists peering over giant maps, soldiers advancing on the battlefields at Antietam and Gettysburg, Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House —...
  • Does NATO want Ukraine?

     Does NATO want Ukraine?
    Talk about poking the bear with a sharp stick. Ukraine's parliament overwhelmingly voted Tuesday to rile Russian President Vladimir Putin by moving to join NATO. If that happens, another of Russia's neighbors would come under the protective umbrella of...
  • Obama thanks troops, lauds end of Afghanistan mission

    Obama thanks troops, lauds end of Afghanistan mission
    Days before the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan ends, President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, thanked American troops during a Christmas Day visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kanoehe Bay. One man in the crowd yelled "Huah!", a traditional...
  • Gen. William T. Sherman's 'March to the Sea,' through the eyes of a Union soldier

    Gen. William T. Sherman's 'March to the Sea,' through the eyes of a Union soldier
    When Gen. William T. Sherman successfully completed his "March to the Sea" 150 years ago this month, he sent President Abraham Lincoln a Christmas greeting like no other. "I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the City of Savannah, with one hundred...
  • World War II veterans show pride with 'Go for Broke' Rose Parade float

    In a frigid barn near the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, members of the Japanese American community looked on with pride Sunday as four of five World War II veterans riding in the 126th Rose Parade each placed a flower on the "Go for Broke" float. Among the...
  • After 17 years, Naval Air Station museum to open

    After 17 years, Naval Air Station museum to open
    They trained in combat, went to war and conquered formidable enemies. But for 17 years, the founders of Broward County's only military museum struggled in their fight to officially open to the public. Now it appears they've won the battle, as a...
  • New on DVD: 'Equalizer,' 'Tusk' among limited DVD releases

    A limited number of new DVD titles being released this week. Here's what you have to pick from for a New Year's Eve movie viewing. "The Equalizer," Grade B-minus: Antoine Fuqua takes an extremely patient approach to the way he's put together his big-...
  • Students connect with soldiers overseas

    Students connect with soldiers overseas
    Kimberly Caballero's kindergarten class showed true holiday spirit by writing letters and sending a care package to a group of U.S. Army soldiers serving in Afghanistan. To express their gratitude, the soldiers recently used FaceTime to thank the 19...