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Trump offered a grieving military father $25,000 but didn't immediately follow through

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:55
Chris Baldridge, the father of Army Cpl. Dillon Baldridge, said the White House had done nothing else other than send a condolence letter from Trump — despite being promised a personal donation from the president.

Work remains to address water contamination at military bases, report says

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:45
A federal watchdog has found most military bases have caught up on reporting about concerns of water contamination, but plenty of work remains to have more bases come into compliance and end future fears of water pollution.

Pentagon postpones Guantanamo prosecutor’s retirement until 2019

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:34
The Army has postponed the looming retirement of chief war crimes prosecutor Army Brig. Gen. Mark Martins, who will stay in the job “for at least another two years,” a Pentagon spokesman said Wednesday.

Suspect in Maryland office park shooting is apprehended

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:28
A gunman shot five of his co-workers at a Maryland office park Wednesday, killing three of them and setting off a manhunt along the I-95 Northeast corridor, authorities said.

Baby born on USNS Comfort one of few Puerto Ricans treated on ship after hurricane

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:10
Tania Rodriguiz Ramos was pregnant and due any day as Hurricane Maria barreled toward Ponce, Puerto Rico. Unable to receive care in Ponce, Ramos was evacuated to the hospital ship USNS Comfort. On Saturday, Sara Victoria Llull Rodriguiz was born, weighing 6 pounds, 8 ounces.

Fleeing Raqqa, ISIS left booby-trapped toys, corpses and a teddy bear

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:03
Islamic State fighters fleeing their self-declared capital in Raqqa, Syria, have left behind an unprecedented array of deadly improvised explosive devices, U.S. officials say, forecasting what's expected to be a years-long effort to purge them.

Veterans organization asks for more help combating ‘imposter’ Facebook page

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 15:56
Vietnam Veterans of America, a congressionally chartered veterans service organization, runs a public Facebook page. Another page, Vietnam Vets of America, isn’t affiliated with a major veterans group. VVA calls them an "imposter page."

Training on vet suicides set at Nevada prisons

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 15:39
Four months after he enlisted in the Army at 18, John Morse IV was on the front lines in Iraq training the sights of laser range finders on combat targets to be shelled. For the next four years, the fire-support specialist watched dozens of people in his unit die, saw missile fire kill civilians and witnessed the aftermath of a mass beheading. Last year, the 27-year-old who had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder hanged himself in a Nevada prison.

5 dead in Ukraine after vehicle plows into sidewalk crowd

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 15:27
Ukrainian police say five people are dead after a vehicle plowed into a crowd on a sidewalk in the city of Kharkiv.

Turkey: Iraqi Kurds 'miscalculated' with independence vote

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 15:24
Turkey said Wednesday that Iraq's retaking of the northern city of Kirkuk from Kurdish forces earlier this week has rectified the Kurds' "mistake" in holding a non-binding referendum on independence last month.

US-backed Syrian forces clear Raqqa after driving out ISIS

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 15:08
U.S.-backed Syrian forces were removing land mines and clearing roads in the northern city of Raqqa on Wednesday, a day after commanders said they had driven the Islamic State group from its de facto capital.

Utah National Guard breaks ground on new facility

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 14:37
The Utah National Guard has broken ground on a new $37 million facility at Camp Williams, Utah.

Abey on pace to shatter Navy single-season record for rushing attempts

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 14:20
Navy’s triple-option offense is specifically designed to force defenses to defend three potential ball-carriers on every play. Factor in the threat of a downfield pass and there are actually four options to worry about.

Air National Guard colonel convicted of soliciting sex from child

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 14:11
Air Force Col. Michael Shawn Garrett, 45, arranged to meet with an undercover police officer who he believed was a 14-year-old boy to engage in sexual activity. He faces at least 10 years in prison and a maximum of life imprisonment without parole.

DODEA students take a stand against bullying

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 14:07
Students at Ramstein Intermediate School wore orange while taking a stand against bullying Wednesday in celebration of Unity Day, a national campaign that promotes kindness, acceptance and inclusion.

Slain reporter's beats included bootleg Libyan oil, shady havens

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:59
Malta's reputation as a tax haven, its cozy links with nearby lawless Libya and its legal passports-for-sale program were just some of the topics that investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia had dug into before she was blown up by a car bomb while driving.

Al-Qaida set to gain as Islamic State disintegrates

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:54
Over several nights in September, some 10,000 men, women and children fled areas under Islamic State control, hurrying through fields in northern Syria and risking fire from government troops to reach a province held by an al-Qaida-linked group.

US, allies practice shooting down ballistic missiles amid global tensions

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:45
The U.S Navy and its allies defended themselves against incoming missiles during a monthlong exercise in the north Atlantic Ocean that ended Tuesday, sending a readiness message in light of a more assertive Russia and a growing nuclear threat from North Korea.

New Nevada prison training to be implemented after vet suicide

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:43
The state of Nevada has agreed to pay $93,000 to settle a wrongful death suit filed by the family of a 27-year-old U.S. Army veteran who was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder when he hanged himself in prison last year.

Saudi carrier launches direct flight to Iraq after 27 years

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:34
Saudi budget-carrier flynas on Wednesday launched the first direct flight between the kingdom and Iraq since the Gulf War 27 years ago, marking another move by the kingdom to improve ties with its neighbor in an attempt to blunt rival Iran's vast influence there.