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Friends, strangers help WWII veteran with musical request

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 22:25
Stanley Van Hoose hadn't picked up a guitar for about 15 years. At age 96, he felt the urge.

Navy swaps online General Military Training for live discussion

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 21:13
Sailors will no longer be required complete several hours of annual online courses, other than the Cyber Awareness Challenge. Local commands will conduct face-to-face training in small units on topics like suicide awareness, sexual assault prevention and equal opportunity regulations.

Bronze Star recipient gets more than 4 years for stealing identities of Navy subordinates

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 21:06
Clayton Pressley III pleaded guilty in August to one count each of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.

Veteran employment bill passes in US Senate

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 20:41
This legislation would promote private sector recruiting, hiring and retaining of men and women who served honorably in the U.S. military through a voluntary and effective program.

Rights group: Coalition isn't protecting Mosul civilians

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 18:45
Amnesty International says evidence gathered on the ground in Mosul "points to an alarming pattern of U.S.-led coalition airstrikes which have destroyed whole houses with entire families inside."

White House looks to bounce back after health care loss

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 18:11
The White House declared Monday that President Donald Trump doesn't consider the health care battle to be over, suggesting he may turn to Democrats to help him overhaul the system after his own party rejected his proposal.

Prosecutors charge Army vet with murder as an act of terrorism in New York stabbing

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 17:51
Police say James H. Jackson, a 28-year-old Army veteran from Baltimore, admitted to traveling to New York specifically to target and kill black men. Once in the city, they say, he "stalked numerous potential victims" before confronting Timothy Caughman, 66, and stabbing the man to death with a sword in what he intended to be the first of many attacks.

Nuclear ban talks begin at UN, but US, Russia others boycott

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 16:17
U.N. talks aimed at banning nuclear weapons began Monday, but the United States, Russia, China and other nuclear-armed nations are sitting out a discussion they see as impractical.

In bloom: 2017 Cherry Blossom Festivals

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 15:41
Places in Japan and South Korea to celebrate the bloom.

Defense supplemental request overstated by $5.2 billion

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 15:37
The Trump administration wants Congress to add $30 billion to its fiscal 2017 Defense spending bill, but about $5.2 billion of the proposed addition is already in the bill, according to a Senate committee.

Georgia lawmaker backs 'Confederate History Month,' chided

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 15:14
A Georgia lawmaker on Monday defended his proposal asking House colleagues to recognize "Confederate History Month," but black lawmakers charge it glorifies a time when slavery was acceptable.

Prosecutors say terror suspect got from couch in Virginia to Syria in two weeks

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 15:04
Mohamad Khweis quit his job as a Metro Access driver in Virginia, sold his car and created a new email account to buy a one-way ticket abroad, prosecutors said, traveling a circuitous route to the border between Turkey and Syria before contacting an Islamic State facilitator to take him across. He was undeterred by reports of land mines and bombs along the route.

Hmong vets join Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans event

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 14:53
Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans, the program that honors and remembers Shasta County soldiers who were killed in the war, had a few extra guests to recognize Saturday.

Re-enactors, visitors celebrate chance to remember Texas history

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 14:49
Edward Teniente continued in his father's footsteps Sunday during his part in the Goliad Massacre re-enactment at Presidio La Bahia.

Marthy is first active duty soldier to win All American Marathon

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 14:46
Army captain Stephen Marthy became the first active duty soldier to win the All American Marathon on Sunday, leading the pack of over 600 full marathon runners to the finish with an unofficial time of 2:40.01.

GI Bill helping to boost veterans' college ranks

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 14:42
Seton Hill University, with an enrollment of 2,500 students, typically saw no more than 10 veterans a year at its Greensburg campus. Then, Congress enacted the Post-9/11 GI Bill in 2008.

A missing WWII aviator's story is finally told

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 14:39
Flak tore into 2nd Lt. Allan Knepper's Lockheed P-38 Lightning on July 10, 1943, ending his strafing run against an armored German column in Sicily, and ending his life at the age of 27.

Visitors get to know the vehicles behind the armor at Pa. Military Museum

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 14:38
There’s one vehicle in the Pennsylvania Military Museum parking lot that even the most careless drivers don’t have to worry about scratching. It would take more than the average Honda Accord to put a dent in a retired M42A1 Duster, a anti-aircraft gun.

Military men love their military trucks, but can't always find a place to park

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 14:36
Trucks like the M35 are too big and aren’t appropriate for neighborhoods, according to city ordinances. When parked in Mitch Powell's neighborhood, his truck looks like nothing else on his street. Covered in canvas, it's a hulk of a vehicle painted Army green with military markings bolted to the front grill.

National Guard whistleblower says he was forced to retire for exposing misconduct

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 14:20
Nine months after he talked with a reporter to expose wasteful spending and mismanagement in the California National Guard, Maj. Joseph Lovelace abruptly received three unexpected performance reviews filled with what he viewed as false praise.