| Sep 22, 2014
| 9:41 PM
To the editor: When swearing to protect us and our Constitution, which literally ensures religious freedom to all Americans, why should Air Force and other military enlistees and officers have to opt out of saying the phrase "so help me God"? ("Air...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 2:18 AM
As South Vietnam spiraled toward collapse in April 1975, a plane carrying Vietnamese orphans to new homes in the U.S. crashed about 15 minutes after takeoff from Saigon.
A cargo door on the U.S. Air Force C-5A blew out and control cables and hydraulic...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 5:34 PM
U.S. warplanes attacked Islamic State targets in Syria overnight, in raids that a group monitoring the war said killed civilians as well as jihadist fighters.
The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strikes hit mills and grain...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
President Obama, who swept to power in 2008 in part on his promise to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq, is clearly a reluctant warrior. His concern about getting involved in "mission creep" in the deserts of Iraq, where nearly 4,500 troops have died, recently...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 2:30 PM
A bipartisan group of U.S. House members from California has jumped into a high-stakes battle over the Pentagon’s use of Russian-made rocket engines to launch satellites.
It’s an effort that already involves Hawthorne-based SpaceX Inc. and...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 3:40 PM
A Massachusetts titanium supplier being sued by Pratt & Whitney for allegedly shipping bad material has denied the claim and fired back Wednesday with a counterclaim saying the engine maker's response caused many of its customers to flee.
In its response...
| Oct 3, 2014
Voters will elect a new face to the commission Nov. 4, one that could determine the political leanings of the commission for the next two years.
The six-member commission has split on a number of issues, leaving it to Mayor Barrington Russell — who...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 5:39 PM
A massive search continued late Saturday for a missing pilot last seen taking off from Flagler County Airport Friday morning.
Raymond A. Miller, 77, of Palm Coast took off from the airport around 9:30 a.m. Friday in his small, private plane heading in...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 1:26 PM
HAMPTON — Langley Air Force Base could see its potential reductions in force cut in half, if it successfully woos a support center and new Air National Guard unit.
The base is expected to lose 742 positions — though probably not that many...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 12:38 PM
The Merchant Marines ship MV Cape Ray and its crew earned two honors Friday for its mission to neutralize 600 tons of deadly Syrian chemical weapons.
The crew received the Merchant Marine Medal for Outstanding Achievement and the Cape Ray earned the...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 3:39 PM
Score one for the secular humanists. The U.S. Air Force announced this week that it is dropping the "So help me, God" coda to its oath of enlistment. The phrase will also no longer be mandatory in oaths administered when officers are commissioned. The...