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  • Russia resuming Cold War-era bomber flights close to U.S. shores

    In response to NATO's "anti-Russia inclinations," the Kremlin will resume its Cold War-era practice of sending long-range bombers to patrol the western Atlantic and eastern Pacific, Russia's defense minister announced Wednesday. The flights, which...
  • Bugler offers a final goodbye at veterans' funerals and other services

    Bugler offers a final goodbye at veterans' funerals and other services
    Richard Grogan slipped on white gloves before lifting his bugle from its case. Built to the 74-year-old Army reservist and Navy veteran's liking, the 4-year-old brass instrument has been Grogan's partner at fellow veterans' funerals and other events....
  • Columns of Russian armor and troops entering Ukraine, NATO says

    Columns of Russian armor and troops entering Ukraine, NATO says
    Moscow’s tension with the West sharpened Wednesday with NATO's top commander saying the alliance has seen Russian armored columns entering eastern Ukraine in recent days and Russia’s defense minister announcing resumption of Cold War-era...
  • Veterans remembered at area parades, ceremonies

     Veterans remembered at area parades, ceremonies
    Military veterans and politicians packed into the city's annual Veterans Day ceremony at Soldier Field, calling on Chicagoans to work to make sure people who have served in the armed forces have jobs and places to live. The event served as a chance...
  • Veterans Day events

    Veterans Day events
    Newport News World War I exhibit. Nov. 9, 1 p.m., the Virginia War Museum, 9285 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, opens a new exhibit, "Artillery on the Western Front: The Meuse-Argonne Offensive 1918," which marks the 100th anniversary of World War I with...
  • WWII hero Melvin Baron awarded honorary diploma

    WWII hero Melvin Baron awarded honorary diploma
    Moodus lost a son 70 years ago, and on Saturday, Nov. 8, his friends, neighbors and those who just wanted to pay their respects came together at Hadlyme Congregational Church on Rte. 82 to honor his memory. Included in that group were members of the...
  • Readers reflect on Veterans Day

    Readers reflect on Veterans Day
    Thanks for sacrifice A few weeks ago, I was honored to be in the audience listening to a young soldier who was wounded in service. He was speaking of the partnership between Wounded Warrior Project and Canine Companions. I was so moved by his story that...
  • Obama calls U.S. troop boost in Iraq 'new phase': CBS interview

    Obama calls U.S. troop boost in Iraq 'new phase': CBS interview
    President Barack Obama said his decision to double the number of U.S. military advisers in Iraq marked a new phase in the campaign against Islamic State and was not an indication his strategy in the region had failed. Obama, in an interview on CBS' "Face...
  • D-Day Hero's Sacrifice Remembered

    D-Day Hero's Sacrifice Remembered
       I wanted to acknowledge a great email I got the other day from Bob and Elle Conti of Bethlehem    They read my piece this summer on D-Day hero Technical Sgt. William R. Benn of Bethlehem Township, who is honored in the Sacrifice Gallery at the...
  • U.S. airstrikes target Islamic State leaders in Iraq, destroy convoy

    The U.S. carried out airstrikes that targeted a gathering of Islamic State leaders in northern Iraq, military officials said Saturday. U.S. Central Command, which oversees military operations in the Middle East, confirmed that warplanes destroyed a 10-...
  • Iraqi forces prepare to try to break insurgent siege of Baiji refinery

    Iraqi military forces reached the center of the northern city of Baiji on Sunday to try to break an Islamic State siege of the country's biggest refinery nearby, according to an army colonel and a witness. Islamic State insurgents seized Baiji and...