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U.S. Department of Defense

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  • AP: US special ops forces skeptical women can do their job

    Surveys find that men in U.S. special operations forces do not believe women can meet the physical and mental demands of their commando jobs, and they fear the Pentagon will lower standards to integrate women into their elite units, according to...
  • Prince Harry meets Australian public at start of army trip

    Britain's Prince Harry joked and chatted with an enthusiastic crowd Monday at his only scheduled public appearance during a monthlong embedment with Australia's army, declaring pride in his ginger hair and telling a self-obsessed younger generation that...
  • Tactical to practical: military technology could save firefighters' lives

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. ��Nearly two years ago, 19 firefighters died fighting a blaze near Yarnell, Ariz. Since then, experts have looked for ways to prevent similar loss of lives. They said they hope a new piece of communications technology,...
  • Failed missile defense programs cost U.S. nearly $10 billion

    Failed missile defense programs cost U.S. nearly $10 billion
    Leaders of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency were effusive about the new technology. It was the most powerful radar of its kind in the world, they told Congress. So powerful it could detect a baseball over San Francisco from the other side of the country....
  • Old Point National Bank grows loans, profit in 2014

    Old Point National Bank grows loans, profit in 2014
    Hampton-based Old Point National Bank, like community banks across the country, saw increases in lending and net interest income in 2014 over 2013. "We had a pretty good 2014," Old Point National Bank President and CEO Louis Morris said. Old Point's 7...
  • Korean War soldier's remains to be returned to Richmond

    The remains of a soldier who had been missing since the Korean War are being returned to Richmond. The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/19ViIBt ) reports that the remains of Army Cpl. Lindsey C. Lockett are scheduled to be flown to Richmond on...
  • A Stable Jobs Picture For Pratt & Whitney In Connecticut

    A Stable Jobs Picture For Pratt & Whitney In Connecticut
    Pratt & Whitney executives don't talk much about job totals in Connecticut as they describe the company's new engines, market strategies and technologies. In the long run, it's a sensitive topic, as employment in the home state has slipped slowly —...
  • Budget Cuts Are The Main Threat For Pratt Military Chief

    Budget Cuts Are The Main Threat For Pratt Military Chief
    EAST HARTFORD — Although his jet engine program has struggled through high-profile development hiccups and criticism for its price tag, the head of military engines at Pratt & Whitney said Thursday his major threats are forced cuts to the Pentagon's...
  • US officer: US helping Saudis monitor Yemen border

    The U.S. is helping Saudi Arabia defend its border with Yemen by providing intelligence from aerial surveillance while Saudi warplanes bomb rebels who have thrown Yemen into chaos, a senior U.S. military officer said Thursday. The U.S. intelligence is...
  • HR RECON Economic report: Military spending could hurt Hampton Roads

    The Hampton Roads Planning District estimates the region could lose about 5,500 jobs and $266 million in earnings in 2015, according to its most recent economic report focused on the defense industry. The Department of Defense’s budget appears to...
  • Hampton Roads businesses benefit from new defense contracts

    Hampton Roads businesses benefit from new defense contracts
    The Navy in recent weeks has awarded contracts to Hampton Roads defense firms that range from work on nuclear-powered aircraft carriers to operating and maintaining oceanographic survey ships. Huntington Ingalls Industries received $7.3 million to...