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  • Ravens are among NFL teams that have promotional military contracts

    Ravens are among NFL teams that have promotional military contracts
    The Ravens are among a group of 14 NFL teams that have received government funds through promotional military contracts over the past four years. The Ravens have received $884,500 during that span, the second-most of any NFL team, according to a...
  • Packers defend sponsorship deals with the military

    The Green Bay Packers organization defended its sponsorship deal with the Wisconsin National Guard following recent criticism of such deals from a U.S. senator who singled out the New York Jets. Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona criticized the Jets for...
  • Anti-government resistance now the beating heart of GOP

    Anti-government resistance now the beating heart of GOP
    Some folks thought it was "inflammatory." Some said it was "irresponsible," others, "absurd," still others, "disappointing." Those are some of the words affronted conservatives used in emails last month to describe my column on the 20th anniversary of...
  • Navy begins providing extra security for US ships in Strait of Hormuz

    WASHINGTON Navy ships on Thursday began accompanying U.S.-flagged cargo vessels through the Strait of Hormuz in a maritime show of force in response to Iran's seizure Tuesday of a container ship from the Marshall Islands. Defense Department officials...
  • House defense bill _ at odds with Obama, Iraq, sage grouse

    A nearly $612 billion defense policy bill headed to the House floor is at odds with the White House, a Shiite cleric in Iraq, anyone who wants to bar lethal aid to Ukrainian forces fighting Russian-backed rebels — and a bird known for its strutting....
  • Hampton Roads firms win defense work

    Hampton Roads firms win defense work
    The Defense Department in April awarded nearly $200 million in contracts to Hampton Roads companies, with work ranging from ship repair to monitoring marine species. Contracts came from the Navy, Air Force and Defense Logistics Agency. The information...
  • Iraqi officials say Shiite militias can deploy in Sunni Anbar province

    IRBIL, Iraq The Iraqi government has agreed to a limited and as yet undefined deployment of Shiite Muslim militias in the primarily Sunni Muslim province of Anbar in a last-ditch effort to stabilize an area that's been primarily under the control of the...
  • Dr. Thomas E. Schwark

    Dr. Thomas E. Schwark
    Dr. Thomas E. Schwark, a pediatrician who had served as CEO of Wyman Park Medical Center and ended his career working for the United States Agency for International Development, died April 24 of a heart attack at his home in Harper House in Cross Keys....
  • Walker says he'd end sequester

    GREENVILLE, S.C. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Saturday that he would end the budget sequester requiring automatic defense and domestic spending cuts if he became president, a critical issue in South Carolina, which has a large military economy and...
  • US official: China island building now totals 2,000 acres

    China's rapidly expanding campaign to construct artificial islands, potentially for military use or airstrips, now totals about 2,000 acres and could far outstrip that amount as the year goes on, a senior defense official said Friday. The new estimate,...
  • Higher threat level at U.S. military bases likely means longer waits in Hampton Roads

    Higher threat level at U.S. military bases likely means longer waits in Hampton Roads
    Security forces and military police at Hampton Roads installations were on alert Friday as the threat level increased at all military facilities across the U.S. The incremental boost will likely mean longer waits getting onto bases and more random bag or...