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  • US vets return to Mideast to battle past and present demons

    A decade after his first Iraq tour, former U.S. Marine Jamie Lane has returned to the battlefields of the Middle East to fight a still unvanquished enemy and wrestle with the demons of his past. The 29-year old from Mt. Pleasant, Michigan served as a...
  • Pentagon plans to identify hundreds killed in Pearl Harbor

    Tom Gray's family has waited for more than 70 years to bring home the remains of his cousin who was killed in the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. On Tuesday, they got a step closer when the military announced it would exhume and attempt to...
  • Remains of sailors and Marines killed at Pearl Harbor to be identified

    Remains of sailors and Marines killed at Pearl Harbor to be identified
    The Pentagon will exhume and identify remains from as many as 388 sailors and Marines who died aboard the Navy ship Oklahoma when it was hit by torpedoes during the Pearl Harbor attacks in Hawaii. The service members’ remains have lain in graves...
  • Obama pledges more humanitarian aid to visiting Iraqi premier

    President Obama announced $200 million in additional humanitarian aid to Iraq on Tuesday but was noncommittal on the request from visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi for more sophisticated weapons to fight Islamic State militants. Obama said...
  • Pentagon eyes recruiting cyber talent through National Guard

    Pentagon eyes recruiting cyber talent through National Guard
    The Defense Department still doesn't have the capabilities and resources needed to defend against a major cyberattack from another nation or other tech-savvy criminals, Pentagon officials told members of a Senate panel Tuesday. But officials said they...
  • Outgoing Naval Academy commandant promoted to rear admiral

    Outgoing Naval Academy Commandant Capt. William Byrne Jr. has been appointed to the rank of rear admiral, the Department of Defense announced Tuesday. Byrne and 29 other officers have been appointed for promotion by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter....
  • Keesler keeping squadron with 10 transport planes

    Keesler Air Force Base in south Mississippi will keep the 815th Tactical Airlift Squadron and its 10 transport planes, federal officials said Tuesday. The Air Force had considered moving the squadron to another state, but announced Tuesday that the group...
  • Tactical to practical: military technology could save firefighters' lives

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. ��Nearly two years ago, 19 firefighters died fighting a blaze near Yarnell, Ariz. Since then, experts have looked for ways to prevent similar loss of lives. They said they hope a new piece of communications technology,...
  • Highlights: Military weapons delivered to Iraq, planned aid

    Highlights of military assistance delivered to Iraq as of December 2014: —300 mine-resistant vehicles —12,000 sets of body armor, Kevlar helmets, individual first aid kits —21,000 M16A2 rifles —More than 2,000 Hellfire missiles...
  • GOP boosts nuclear weapons upgrades in 1st spending bill

    Republicans controlling the House unveiled legislation Tuesday to boost spending for veterans' health care and for maintaining the safety of aging nuclear weapons. Spending for Army Corps of Engineers water projects and for upgrading aging barracks and...
  • Ex-guards sentenced for Iraq shootings plan appeal

    Defense lawyers are vowing to appeal the convictions of four former Blackwater security guards after a federal judge handed down lengthy prison terms for their roles in a 2007 shooting of unarmed civilians in Iraq. Attorneys have identified several...