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  • Airman's lawyer asks judge to quit murder trial over Pentagon's 'Guantanamo-first' rule

    A Pentagon order reassigning military judges to remote Guantanamo for the duration of their war crimes trial is already reverberating in the traditional military justice system. On Thursday, the defense lawyer for an airman awaiting a capital court...
  • Schools on military bases struggle with maintenance

    Schools on military bases struggle with maintenance
    Water leaks stain the ceiling of Irving L. Branch Elementary School. Electrical wiring is exposed, and students are careful to avoid cracks in the playground's asphalt. "We need new stuff," sixth-grader Damian Rattler said recently while sitting in a...
  • Women to participate for first time in Army Ranger course

    Women to participate for first time in Army Ranger course
    About 60 women will be allowed to take the next Army Ranger course assessment, giving female soldiers their first opportunity in the all-male area of special operations forces — even though they will not become members of the regiment and will not...
  • Defense contractor pleads guilty to bribes involving prostitutes, Kobe beef, Spanish suckling pigs

    Defense contractor pleads guilty to bribes involving prostitutes, Kobe beef, Spanish suckling pigs
    A Malaysian defense contractor pleaded guilty Thursday to a corruption scandal of epic proportions, admitting that he bribed "scores" of U.S. Navy officials with $500,000 in cash, six figures' worth of sex from prostitutes, lavish hotel stays, spa...
  • Obama said to seek 7 percent budget boost, sets up fight with Congress

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama will ask Congress for as much as $68 billion more than current budget limits in fiscal 2016, according to two people familiar with the administration's proposal. The request sets up a fight with the Republican-led...
  • EB Chief Says Nuclear Sub Demand Could Mean Major Shipyard Improvements

    GROTON — The head of Electric Boat said Thursday that revived demand for nuclear submarines as part of the U.S. foreign policy's pivot to Asia will result in $500 million being spent over the next decade to upgrade the company's shipyard here. "The...
  • 5 Guantanamo Yemeni detainees go to Oman, Estonia

    The United States released five more Yemeni detainees from the prison camps in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on Wednesday to far-flung locations four to the Arabian Sea nation of Oman, and a fifth to Estonia in Northern Europe in continuing transfers that have...
  • Detailed study confirms high suicide rate among recent veterans

    Detailed study confirms high suicide rate among recent veterans
    Recent veterans have committed suicide at a much higher rate than people who never served in the military, according to a new analysis that provides the most thorough accounting so far of the problem. The rate was slightly higher among veterans who...
  • Text of Gov. McAuliffe's State of the Commonwealth Address

    Text of Gov. McAuliffe's State of the Commonwealth Address
    Here is the prepared text for Gov. Terry McAuliffe's 2015 State of the Commonwealth Address:  Lieutenant Governor Northam, Speaker Howell, Chairman Stosch, men and women of the General Assembly, distinguished guests, people of Virginia – thank you...
  • Hackers possibly linked to Islamic State hijack Pentagon social media accounts

    Hackers possibly linked to Islamic State hijack Pentagon social media accounts
    The Pentagon is investigating how hackers claiming to be aligned with Islamic State took over U.S. military social media accounts Monday and released more than half a dozen documents, some with the home addresses of retired generals. The invasion of...
  • Community members stand against reductions at Fort Eustis

    Community members stand against reductions at Fort Eustis
    Residents, community and economic leaders, elected officials and business owners filled a theater on Fort Eustis on Tuesday to tell the Army of the devastating impact losing half of the soldiers on base would have for the region. "This base is so...