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  • Yes, there are atheists in foxholes

    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...
  • Bob Macauley's Compassion Infuses Spirit Of AmeriCares

    Bob Macauley's Compassion Infuses Spirit Of AmeriCares
    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...
  • U.S., Kurds strike at Islamic State in Syria

    U.S., Kurds strike at Islamic State in Syria
    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...
  • Want to beat Islamic State? Try the Afghan model, circa 2001

     Want to beat Islamic State? Try the Afghan model, circa 2001
    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...
  • California lawmakers criticize Pentagon's purchase of Russian rockets

    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...
  • Metal Distributor Says Pratt Scared Off Its Customers

    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...
  • Lauderdale Lakes election could determine balance of power

    Lauderdale Lakes election could determine balance of power
    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...
  • Massive search continues for missing pilot, plane

    Massive search continues for missing pilot, plane
    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...
  • Langley a finalist for support center, eyes new cyber unit

    Langley a finalist for support center, eyes new cyber unit
    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...
  • MV Cape Ray returns to Hampton Roads

    MV Cape Ray returns to Hampton Roads
    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...
  • Stephen Mihm: Air Force removes God from chain of command

    Stephen Mihm: Air Force removes God from chain of command
    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...