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Navy anticipates housing crunch in San Diego region

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 13:56
The Navy is facing a looming housing crunch in the San Diego region, where high home prices and rents are already a problem.

Pencils, paper, backpacks, oh my! Stars go back to school

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 13:27
Fresh pencils and the perfect lunchbox, new clothes and the hottest notebooks. In the wind down of summer as we head into fall, a variety of celebrities time-tripped back to childhood, sharing favorite moments preparing for the first day of school.

US says war games in S. Korea to include fewer troops than last year

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 13:10
The Pentagon said Friday that U.S.-South Korean war games beginning next week will involve fewer American troops than last year.

Syrian army, Hezbollah allies attack ISIS near Lebanon border

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 13:09
Syrian government forces and allied Lebanese militant Hezbollah fighters have captured several Islamic State positions on strategic hilltops along the Syrian-Lebanese border, a military outlet said Friday.

On-base activities

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:58
A calendar of events on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.

Off-base events

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:56
A calendar of nearby events of interest to people living on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.

Restored WWII aircraft to be unveiled at USS Hornet museum

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:40
USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum's newest aircraft — a restored FM-2 “Wildcat” recovered from Lake Michigan — will go on display Saturday.

Federal judge delays sentencing man who plotted US attacks

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:32
Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud was in court Friday to be sentenced when the judge raised the questions about the case and eventually postponed the hearing.

Kansas navy veteran to celebrate 100th birthday

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:12
In the days before he turns 100, U.S. Navy veteran Sharitt Baker remembers stanching the flood of ocean water caused by Japanese gunfire that destroyed a section of the side of the destroyer he was fighting aboard.

White House to elevate cyber to full combatant command

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:45
U.S. Cyber Command will be elevated to a full combatant command and might split from the National Security Agency to streamline the military’s cyberspace operations, the White House announced Friday.

VFW helps deliver WWII-era letters to sailor's niece in Illinois

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:44
A packet of about two dozen letters written by a World War II sailor and his wife has found its way back to the couple's family.

Pentagon chief to visit Ukraine amid tensions with Russia

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:32
The Pentagon says Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will visit Ukraine next week to reassure government leaders that the U.S. does not accept Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region.

Louisiana airport named after late Tuskegee Airman

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:11
Before a packed house of family and friends of the late Augustus G. Brown, the Houma-Terrebonne Airport Commission on Thursday officially renamed the airport the Houma-Terrebonne Airport at Augustus Brown Field.

Rule will allow commanders to reverse E-4 demotions

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:57
Commanding officers will have the ability to restore the E-4 rank of sailors who were demoted to E-3 for minor offenses under new guidelines that take effect in December, the Navy said.

Set some nuclear ground rules for Kim Jong Un

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:50
While denuclearization should remain the international community’s formal goal, it is no longer a practical policy.

Trump did some good this week on infrastructure

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:49
Trump’s executive order calls for tracking every major infrastructure project, with public disclosure of deadlines and of whether they have been met, alongside potential penalties for poor performance.

Tillerson, Mattis and Dunford pulled US back from the nuclear brink

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:47
After threatening fire and fury, how does a superpower de-escalate? By scrambling its secretary of state, secretary of defense and military chief to reassure foreign leaders that President Donald Trump should be taken seriously, not literally.

Trump took Palin model, improved it

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:44
His popularity is cultural, not political, resilient to the notions of truth and fiction and to Trump’s own failures.

Accused NSA leaker will get to see classified evidence in her espionage trial

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:42
The Augusta National Security Agency leak suspect will get to review classified information federal prosecutors might use against her during her upcoming espionage trial.

Army Reserve soldiers honored for aiding anti-ISIS mission

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:25
When hundreds of Fort Bragg soldiers belonging to the 18th Airborne Corps deployed to Iraq and Kuwait last year, Army Reserve soldiers from across the country came to Fort Bragg to bolster the corps’ efforts.