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  • Ex-Guards Get Lengthy Prison Sentences For Iraq Shootings

    WASHINGTON — Rejecting pleas for mercy, a federal judge on Monday sentenced former Blackwater security guard Nicholas Slatten to life in prison and three others to 30-year terms for their roles in a 2007 shooting that killed 14 Iraqi civilians and...
  • Sea-Air-Space Exposition displays latest maritime technology

    The 50th annual Sea-Air-Space Exposition kicks off Monday outside of Washington, D.C., attracting major defense contractors, Pentagon officials, analysts and lawmakers in what is billed as the largest maritime exhibition in the U.S. Huntington Ingalls...
  • Kaine feeling optimistic Congress will get more done

     Kaine feeling optimistic Congress will get more done
    His party lost control of the Senate and the White House isn't all that happy with his push for a congressional review of any Iranian nuclear weapons agreement, but by and large Sen. Tim Kaine is feeling pretty optimistic these days. He's seeing signs...
  • Ft. Hood victims in 2009 attack awarded Purple Hearts

    Ft. Hood victims in 2009 attack awarded Purple Hearts
    After years of lobbying, victims of the 2009 shooting rampage at Ft. Hood were awarded Purple Hearts during a somber ceremony at the central Texas military post Friday morning. For some who returned for the first time since the attack, just making it to...
  • Langley, Portsmouth military hospitals combine efforts for newborn care, save money

    Langley, Portsmouth military hospitals combine efforts for newborn care, save money
    When Macy and Christopher Stapleton's unborn twins began having heart problems, doctors decided to deliver them eight weeks early. Miles and Ethan were just 3 pounds and 5 pounds when they were born Jan. 31. In the womb, Ethan was receiving a majority...
  • Wandering Eye: 'Inside the Kremlin's Hall of Mirrors,' the Pentagon's policy on transgender personnel, and more

    Wandering Eye: 'Inside the Kremlin's Hall of Mirrors,' the Pentagon's policy on transgender personnel, and more
    As Rand Paul makes his inevitable Libertarian-ish presidential run official, it's time for some big thinking on the optimal size of the federal government. Paul will say it ought to be no bigger than a toy poodle—perhaps an unweaned kitten—...
  • Troops handle tough jobs in extreme conditions

    Troops handle tough jobs in extreme conditions
    Editor's note: Chicago-based Pro BMX rider Brian Kachinsky is entertaining U.S. servicemen and women in the Middle East as part of the Bikes over Baghdad program. For several weeks, he will provide video and other dispatches from the other side of the...
  • Dissecting a press gaggle with Defense Secretary Ash Carter

    Dissecting a press gaggle with Defense Secretary Ash Carter
    Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke to troops at Yokota Air Base, Japan, on Thursday, followed by that grand journalism tradition -- the press gaggle. This one didn't make any headlines, but that's OK. It shows the kind of routine give-and-take that...
  • Hampton veteran receives lifetime achievement award

    Ben Partin, a retired Air Force chief master sergeant with 35 years of service, received the 2015 Department of Defense Fire and Emergency Services Lifetime Achievement Award from the Military Firefighter Heritage Foundation earlier this month. He...
  • From one cockpit, the war to destroy Daesh forces

    The Department of Defense daily releases a list of U.S. and coalition airstrikes conducted in the previous 24 hours against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) forces across war-torn Iraq and Syria. Periodically a news outlet will use the...
  • Pratt & Whitney wins appeal over alleged fighter-engine overpricing

    Pratt & Whitney wins appeal over alleged fighter-engine overpricing
    More than 30 years after the overpricing allegations began, a $657 million judgment against jet-engine maker Pratt & Whitney has been overturned. The U.S. Department of Justice alleged overpricing on jet engines by Pratt during the "fighter engine"...