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  • A CT Filmmaker Explores the Korean War

    A CT Filmmaker Explores the Korean War
    Sixty years have now passed since the shooting stopped on the Korean Peninsula. The body count remains stunning. More than 36,000 dead American soldiers; another 103,000 wounded, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. South Korean military...
  • Military recruits still not using American-made sneakers

    New Balance thinks the U.S. military is dragging its feet. Last April, the Department of Defense announced military recruits would start using athletic shoes 100 percent made and manufactured in America, in recognition of a law Congress passed in 1941...
  • Hampton Roads firms win defense work in June

    Hampton Roads firms win defense work in June
    The big defense contract news in June came early on, when the Navy on June 5 awarded $4.3 billion to Huntington Ingalls Industries for the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy. But it wasn't the only news. Several Hampton Roads firms received Navy work...
  • Blue Star Program treats military families to free admission to museums

     Blue Star Program treats military families to free admission to museums
    After her husband, a 26-year U.S. Army officer, was sent to Afghanistan for four months in 2013, Liz Jones decided to pack up her young son and three dogs and "head up north for the summer" from their home near MacDill Air Force Base in Florida. With...
  • Appeals court sides with veterans in suit over experiments

    The U.S. military must continue to alert veterans exposed to chemical and biological weapons experiments of any new information that may affect their health and provide them ongoing medical care, a federal appeals court said Tuesday. The 9th U.S. Circuit...
  • In Theory: The Pentagon takes an inclusive stance

    In Theory: The Pentagon takes an inclusive stance
    Protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation will now be part of the Defense Department’s equal-opportunity policy, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Tuesday, June 9. The Pentagon updated the department’s military equal-...
  • Wittman will help forge U.S. defense spending blueprint

    Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland, has been named to the conference committee that will negotiate differences between the House and Senate versions of the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act. The NDAA sets out spending priorities across the Defense...
  • US says IS suspect in Benghazi attack killed in airstrike

    An Islamic State operative suspected of involvement in the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, has been killed in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq, the Pentagon said Monday. Ali Awni al-Harzi "operated closely with multiple ISIL-...
  • Sierra Club Va.: Offshore drilling pits rigs against rockets, military, wind energy

    Sierra Club Va.: Offshore drilling pits rigs against rockets, military, wind energy
    Sierra Club Virginia joined with two former military leaders Thursday to urge the Obama administration to remove Virginia from its draft plan for offshore oil and gas development, citing potential risks to military readiness, the aerospace industry and...
  • House panel OKs bill punishing State over Benghazi response

    Over White House objections, a House panel approved a bill Thursday that withholds hundreds of millions of dollars from the State Department until it produces more documents to lawmakers investigating the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic post...
  • Futuristic 'Hoverbike' to be developed in Harford County

    Futuristic 'Hoverbike' to be developed in Harford County
    Looking like something out of the Star Wars movie "Return of the Jedi," a Hoverbike may be much closer to reality. A Harford County defense firm is helping a British firm to develop a bike-like hovering craft for the U.S. Department of Defense, Maryland...