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  • Hagel says U.S. military accelerating mission to train Iraqi troops

    Hagel says U.S. military accelerating mission to train Iraqi troops
    FORT IRWIN Calif. - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Sunday the Pentagon will accelerate its mission to train Iraqi forces to combat Islamic State militants, using troops already in Iraq to start the effort while funding is sought for a...
  • Susan Tompor: Military need more backup against some predatory loans

    The shocking stories are out there about horrific loan deals that unraveled the finances of military service members. A staff sergeant who had been an active duty Marine for 18 years obtained a 32-month car title loan in South Carolina to pay off...
  • 97-year-old Virginia Beach resident becomes Green Beret

    97-year-old Virginia Beach resident becomes Green Beret
    VIRGINIA BEACH — At 97 years old, Doris Baker isn't the archetype that comes to mind when you think Green Berets. The distinctive headgear worn by the U.S. Special Forces is reserved for members of the elite group headquarted at Fort Bragg, N.C....
  • Wisconsin outdoors event helps recognizes veterans' service

    DELTA, Wis. The wind gusted from the north at 25 mph, its force augmented by sheets of cold rain. The waters of Bayfield County were whipped with whitecaps. Standing on a boat in the middle of it all, there were moments when floating nearly...
  • Former 'forever prisoner' leaves Guant�namo for Kuwait

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba A Kuwait aircraft lifted off from this remote Navy base with a long-held captive before dawn Wednesday, sealing the first repatriation of a former so-called "forever prisoner" whose dangerousness was downgraded by a U.S....
  • Obama tells Australian audience that U.S. is committed to Asia-Pacific

    Obama tells Australian audience that U.S. is committed to Asia-Pacific
    President Obama said Saturday the U.S. "is and always will be a Pacific power” and pledged that he would keep his eyes on the region for the remainder of his term in office despite skepticism in Asia that this vast swath of the world is only a...
  • Pentagon considers having U.S. ground troops fight beside Iraqi forces

    Pentagon considers having U.S. ground troops fight beside Iraqi forces
    The Pentagon is considering sending U.S. troops to fight beside Iraqi soldiers as they take on more complex missions in the battle against Islamic State militants, according to Gen. Martin Dempsey, the nation's top military officer. American ground...
  • Langley AFB to monitor troops returning from Ebola duty

    Langley AFB to monitor troops returning from Ebola duty
    HAMPTON — Langley Air Force Base is among five U.S. bases selected by the Defense Department to monitor troops returning home after the military’s Ebola mission in western Africa. The base has already erected a “mini-city,”...
  • As Ebola fight grows, some countries are noticeably absent

    WASHINGTON Despite the United States' diplomatic arm-twisting, international health experts are warning that the international response to the deadly Ebola outbreak remains dangerously inadequate to meet the needs on the ground. The experts point to a...
  • SEAL Team 6 vs. Osama bin Laden — why telling war stories matters

    There's an extraordinary tale of valor under fire in the opening pages of Stephen E. Ambrose's World War II book "Citizen Soldiers." It perfectly depicts the American fighting spirit and even has a homespun punch line: After a Mississippi woodsman and...
  • Virginia Custer: Ex-CIA worker helped establish aquarium

    Virginia Custer: Ex-CIA worker helped establish aquarium
    Virginia Custer of Yalaha spent her entire career working in intelligence, mostly for the CIA. But her children and neighbors knew her for her love of oceans, rivers and lakes. In the 1970s, she was among a small group that helped establish the...