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  • Air Force removes commander, 9 others after cheating scandal

    Air Force removes commander, 9 others after cheating scandal
    WASHINGTON — The Air Force said Thursday it was replacing the commander and nine other senior officers at a Montana air base responsible for 150 nuclear-armed missiles after finding they were unaware of widespread cheating by missile crews on...
  • Veterans demand action to address suicide spike in their ranks

    WASHINGTON Former Marine Cpl. Tyler Tannahill left his home in Overland Park, Kan., to spend this week lobbying lawmakers in Washington to honor four fellow Marines who served alongside him in Iraq and Afghanistan but who took their own lives. Retired...
  • Air Force to replace 10 senior officers in exam-cheating scandal

    WASHINGTON — The Air Force said Thursday that  it was replacing the commander and nine other senior officers at a Montana base responsible for maintaining and operating 150 nuclear-armed missiles after finding they were unaware of widespread...
  • Greek tragedy reaches battle-scarred vets of today

    Greek tragedy reaches battle-scarred vets of today
    NORFOLK — The tragedy could come straight out of Afghanistan or Iraq. A citizen-soldier comes home from battle, deeply depressed over losing his best friend. He's gone all out for his country, but top honors go to another soldier. Driven to...
  • Maryland unprepared for defense cuts [Letter]

    Maryland unprepared for defense cuts [Letter]
    In this current legislative season, the Maryland General Assembly had an opportunity to support proposed legislation which would establish a Futures Commission to help our state develop a strategy for dealing with potential military cuts. The Future...
  • Malaysia jet search flights called off due to severe weather

    Aircraft searches for a Malaysia jetliner presumed crashed in the southern Indian Ocean have been called off for Thursday due to bad weather, a U.S. Navy officer told Reuters. "The forecast in the area was calling for severe icing, severe turbulence...
  • Ukraine's loss of Crimea has NATO examining its core mission

    Ukraine's loss of Crimea has NATO examining its core mission
    BRUSSELS — Last fall, nearly 6,000 NATO troops, mostly in Eastern Europe and the Baltics, trained to repel an invasion by a fictional country that bore an uncanny resemblance to Russia. Five months later that scenario no longer seems so remote....
  • Carriers Truman and Bush hold family reunion

    Last July, the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman left Naval Station Norfolk for the Middle East. As with all deployments, the crew realized they wouldn't see their loved ones for several months. But a handful of Truman sailors had a different...
  • Navy identifies sailor killed by shooter at Naval Station Norfolk

    Navy identifies sailor killed by shooter at Naval Station Norfolk
    NORFOLK — Two people were killed late Monday onboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan at Naval Station Norfolk, and the investigation continued Tuesday into what prompted the tragedy. The Navy identified the sailor on Wednesday afternoon...
  • Military to train in Broward this week

    Military to train in Broward this week
    South Florida is not under attack, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office. The U.S. Department of Defense will be conducting routine training March 24-27 in Broward County, officials said. A low-flying aircraft was heard in downtown Fort Lauderdale...
  • Relatives of Pearl Harbor victims want military to identify remains

    Bethany Glenn never met her grandfather, John C. England, a 20-year-old Navy ensign from Alhambra who perished in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. But 73 years after that day of infamy, Glenn has made it her mission to recover the remains of...