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  • HR RECON: PFAC, Muscarelle offer free admission to military

    Active-duty military personnel and their families can tour the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News and Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William & Mary for free this summer. Both art museums are participating in Blue Star Museums, a...
  • Air Force certifies SpaceX to compete for military launches

    Air Force certifies SpaceX to compete for military launches
    After a two-year effort, entrepreneur Elon Musk and his upstart company SpaceX won approval from the Air Force on Tuesday to launch the military's most critical satellites. The approval means that SpaceX can now compete for Pentagon contracts against...
  • Letter: B2 bombers belie parade's message

    Letter: B2 bombers belie parade's message
    I was not in favor of city funds going toward a float in the Tournament of Roses parade, nor will I be contributing my money or my energy at this point toward a Glendale float. Here's why: the B2 stealth bomber flyover that has become standard to open...
  • Memorial Day kicks off free museum admission for military personnel, families

    Memorial Day kicks off free museum admission for military personnel, families
    Memorial Day marks the start of free museum admission for members of the U.S. military and their families.  The 2015 Blue Star Museums program offers free general admission to select museums nationwide for U.S. active-duty military personnel and their...
  • Senators accept plan to squeeze military commissary benefit

    The Senate Armed Services Committee has accepted a Defense Department plan to pare taxpayer support of base grocery stores, which if enacted into law would lower shopper savings at least 2 percentage points next year, as well as cut store operating...
  • 2 Illinois Marines who died 72 years apart are mourned this Memorial Day

    2 Illinois Marines who died 72 years apart are mourned this Memorial Day
    The stories of two fallen Marines from two Illinois towns, who died nearly 72 years apart on very different missions abroad, crossed paths this month: Pvt. Jack Redman, killed by a Japanese sniper on a Pacific atoll in 1943, was buried Saturday, May 16,...
  • Richie died, then Diesel, then Dog: An eyewitness to Waco biker shootout

    Richie died, then Diesel, then Dog: An eyewitness to Waco biker shootout
    Richie was the first to die, then Diesel, then Dog. Whatever else they were in life, the men with the biker nicknames were Cossacks, loud and proud and riders in a Texas motorcycle gang. And that's what got them killed, shot to death in a brawl with a...
  • SEAL Team 6 and the secret history of U.S. kill missions in Afghanistan

    As the U.S. military focused heavily on the Iraq war in 2006, the general in charge of the secretive Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) noticed something alarming: The Taliban was regrouping in Afghanistan, and the United States didn't have the...
  • Scary breakdowns in US security

    Scary breakdowns in US security
    What a scary few weeks this has been. The flap over the NSA surveillance bill has been the big thing. But some of the lower-profile lapses might actually turn out to be scarier. The National Security Agency has the big job of keeping Americans safe from...
  • 1st female four-star general in Air Force to retire

    The Air Force's first female four-star general at Ohio's largest military base is being replaced by another female commander. Air Force Material Command Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger's retirement ceremony on Monday was to feature a transition in which Lt. Gen....
  • From U.S. ally to prison to redemption in Afghanistan

    From U.S. ally to prison to redemption in Afghanistan
    Temour Ebrahim had little reason to be nervous when U.S. soldiers summoned him to their base in this edgy highway town 80 miles south of Kabul, the Afghan capital. For the better part of a decade, he had been coming to the garrison in Ghazni, weaving...