Military

2024-05-16 18:19:59
by Dan McCue
Federal, State Agency Collaboration Speeds Recovery From Baltimore’s Key Bridge Collapse

WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg remembers Monday, March 25, as being like any other night. The last thing he... Read More

WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg remembers Monday, March 25, as being like any other night. The last thing he did before going to sleep that night was put his cellphones on a dresser across from his bed, “so I’m... Read More

2024-04-13 21:38:19
by Dan McCue
Iran Launches Drone Attack Against Israel

WASHINGTON – Iran launched a drone against Israel, the Israeli military said Saturday afternoon, in apparent retaliation for a deadly... Read More

WASHINGTON – Iran launched a drone against Israel, the Israeli military said Saturday afternoon, in apparent retaliation for a deadly Israeli airstrike in early April on the Iranian Embassy complex in Damascus, Syria. President Joe Biden cut short his weekend... Read More

Harris Repudiates Trump Worldview and Says the US Won't Back Down on Ukraine's Defense

MUNICH (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday warned of the dangers of growing authoritarianism and isolationism in a... Read More

MUNICH (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday warned of the dangers of growing authoritarianism and isolationism in a not-so-veiled repudiation of Donald Trump’s worldview and threats to renege on security guarantees for NATO allies should he return to the White House. Speaking... Read More

Biden to Attend Dignified Transfer for Three US Troops Killed in Jordan

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will join grieving families at Dover Air Force Base on... Read More

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will join grieving families at Dover Air Force Base on Friday to honor three American service members killed in a drone attack in Jordan, a solemn ritual that has become relatively... Read More

Defense Department to Target 'Forever Chemicals' Contamination Near Michigan Military Base

The U.S. Department of Defense plans to install two more groundwater treatment systems at a former Michigan military base to... Read More

The U.S. Department of Defense plans to install two more groundwater treatment systems at a former Michigan military base to control contamination from so-called forever chemicals, U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin's office announced Friday. Environmentalists say the systems will help prevent... Read More

Hamas Frees First Batch of Hostages Under Temporary Cease-Fire, Including 13 Israelis

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas on Friday released 24 hostages who had been held captive in Gaza for weeks,... Read More

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas on Friday released 24 hostages who had been held captive in Gaza for weeks, including 13 Israelis, 10 people from Thailand and a Filipino citizen, according to Qatar and other officials, in the first... Read More

Live Updates | Cease-Fire Pleas and Israel-Hamas Recriminations Rise in Wake of Gaza Hospital Blast

President Joe Biden is in Israel on an urgent mission to keep the Israel-Hamas war from spiraling into a broader... Read More

President Joe Biden is in Israel on an urgent mission to keep the Israel-Hamas war from spiraling into a broader regional conflict and to encourage the delivery of humanitarian aid to the Palestinians. The president's visit on Wednesday came after... Read More

US Announces Sanctions Against Group of 10 Hamas Members and Financial Network

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. announced sanctions on Wednesday against a group of 10 Hamas members and the Palestinian militant... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. announced sanctions on Wednesday against a group of 10 Hamas members and the Palestinian militant organization's financial network across Gaza, Sudan, Turkey, Algeria and Qatar as it responds to the surprise attack on Israel that left more... Read More

2023-10-09 21:13:54
by Tom Ramstack
Anti-Affirmative Action Group Sues Naval Academy Over Admissions Policy

BALTIMORE — A group that opposes race-conscious college admissions sued the U.S. Naval Academy last week. The Virginia-based group, called... Read More

BALTIMORE — A group that opposes race-conscious college admissions sued the U.S. Naval Academy last week. The Virginia-based group, called Students for Fair Admissions, says the Naval Academy discriminates by allowing race to be a factor in deciding who is... Read More

Hundreds of Military Promotions on Hold as a Senator Demands End to Abortion Policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top defense officials are accusing Republican Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville of jeopardizing America's national security with his hold on roughly... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top defense officials are accusing Republican Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville of jeopardizing America's national security with his hold on roughly 300 military promotions, raising the stakes in a clash over abortion policy that shows no signs of easing. Tuberville brushed... Read More

2023-08-25 15:43:30
by Tom Ramstack
Lawmakers Assure Pacific Island Leaders US Will Help Them Stand Up to China

WASHINGTON — Pacific island political leaders advised a congressional committee Thursday that China’s threat to them and the United States... Read More

WASHINGTON — Pacific island political leaders advised a congressional committee Thursday that China’s threat to them and the United States is growing as its military prepares for a possible invasion of Taiwan. Guam, Micronesia and the Marshall Islands could reemerge... Read More

Pentagon Review Calls for Reforms to Reverse Spike in Sexual Misconduct at Military Academies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military academies must improve their leadership, stop toxic practices such as hazing and shift behavior... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military academies must improve their leadership, stop toxic practices such as hazing and shift behavior training into the classrooms, according to a Pentagon study aimed at addressing an alarming spike in sexual assaults and misconduct. U.S.... Read More

2023-07-20 20:13:28
by Dan McCue
Moylan Highlights Guam’s Military Importance for US in the Pacific

WASHINGTON — As Americans, “the West” has often played a role in our history and national psyche. “Go West, young... Read More

WASHINGTON — As Americans, “the West” has often played a role in our history and national psyche. “Go West, young man,” the newspaper editor Horace Greeley wrote in the New York Daily Tribune on July 13, 1865. Though he may... Read More

2023-06-12 21:45:46
by Kate Michael
First Lady Commemorates Women’s Armed Services Integration Act 

WASHINGTON — First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, were among those in attendance to honor America’s... Read More

WASHINGTON — First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, were among those in attendance to honor America’s women veterans and recognize 75 years of women’s integration into the U.S. Armed Forces at a “Women Veterans Recognition Day”... Read More

Biden Heads to North Carolina to Push Clean Energy Agenda and Promote Order Aiding Military Spouses

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday will sign an executive order that aims to bolster job opportunities for military and... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday will sign an executive order that aims to bolster job opportunities for military and veteran spouses whose careers are often disrupted by their loved ones' deployments. Biden is using a visit to the recently renamed... Read More

Fort Bragg Drops Confederate Namesake for Fort Liberty, Part of US Army Base Rebranding

FORT LIBERTY, N.C. (AP) — Fort Bragg shed its Confederate namesake Friday to become Fort Liberty in a ceremony some... Read More

FORT LIBERTY, N.C. (AP) — Fort Bragg shed its Confederate namesake Friday to become Fort Liberty in a ceremony some veterans said was a small but important step in making the U.S. Army more welcoming to current and prospective Black... Read More

Air Force Picks Colorado for More Space Force Missions as Politics Loom Over Headquarters Choice

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force announced the permanent location for many more U.S. Space Force units Wednesday — and... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force announced the permanent location for many more U.S. Space Force units Wednesday — and none of them are in Huntsville, Alabama, suggesting the service may be moving ahead with at least part of the... Read More

Biden Attends Memorial Mass Marking 8 Years Since Son Beau's Death

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden marked Tuesday’s eighth anniversary of one of the saddest days of his life, the death of... Read More

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden marked Tuesday’s eighth anniversary of one of the saddest days of his life, the death of his son Beau, by attending a memorial Mass and visiting his gravesite. Biden, his wife, Jill, and other family members... Read More

2023-05-25 22:40:29
by Dan McCue
Biden Picks Air Force Fighter Pilot to Be Next Joint Chiefs Chair

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday nominated Air Force Four-Star Gen. Charles “CQ” Brown Jr. to be the next... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday nominated Air Force Four-Star Gen. Charles “CQ” Brown Jr. to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, lauding the man he wants to see as top military officer in the... Read More

After Arlington National Cemetery Horse Deaths, Army Makes Changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army announced changes Wednesday to the way it will care for the gray and black horses... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army announced changes Wednesday to the way it will care for the gray and black horses that carry service members' flag-draped caskets to their final resting places in Arlington National Cemetery after the deaths of horses in the... Read More

Biden Expected to Pick Air Force General as Joint Chiefs Chair

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is expected to nominate a history-making Air Force fighter pilot general with years of... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is expected to nominate a history-making Air Force fighter pilot general with years of experience in shaping U.S. defenses to meet China's rise to serve as the nation's next top military officer, according to... Read More

US to Control Land Sales to Foreigners Near 8 Military Bases

WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreign citizens and companies would need U.S. government approval to buy property within 100 miles (160 kilometers)... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreign citizens and companies would need U.S. government approval to buy property within 100 miles (160 kilometers) of eight military bases, under a proposed rule change that follows a Chinese firm’s attempt to build a plant near an Air... Read More

Guardsman Spoke of 'Murder,' May Still Possess Secrets

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts Air National guardsman accused of leaking highly classified military documents kept an arsenal of weapons, talked... Read More

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts Air National guardsman accused of leaking highly classified military documents kept an arsenal of weapons, talked of “violence and murder” on a social media platform and an “assassination van,” prosecutors wrote ahead of Thursday's hearing for... Read More

Court Hearing Delayed for Airman Accused in Documents Leak

BOSTON (AP) — A hearing to decide whether a Massachusetts Air National Guardsman charged with leaking highly classified military documents... Read More

BOSTON (AP) — A hearing to decide whether a Massachusetts Air National Guardsman charged with leaking highly classified military documents should remain jailed while awaiting trial has been delayed to give the defense more time to prepare. Jack Teixeira, 21,... Read More

US Navy Deploys More Chaplains for Suicide Prevention

NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, Virginia. (AP) — On Navy ships docked at this vast base, hundreds of sailors in below-deck mazes... Read More

NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, Virginia. (AP) — On Navy ships docked at this vast base, hundreds of sailors in below-deck mazes of windowless passageways perform intense, often monotonous manual labor. It's necessary work before a ship deploys, but hard to adjust... Read More

Casualties Reported After Army Helicopters Crash in Kentucky

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Two Army helicopters crashed in southwestern Kentucky during a routine training mission, causing several casualties,... Read More

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Two Army helicopters crashed in southwestern Kentucky during a routine training mission, causing several casualties, military officials said. The two HH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, part of the 101st Airborne Division, crashed around 10 p.m. Wednesday... Read More

China Threatens Consequences Over US Warship's Actions

BANGKOK (AP) — China threatened “serious consequences” Friday after the United States Navy sailed a destroyer around the disputed Paracel... Read More

BANGKOK (AP) — China threatened “serious consequences” Friday after the United States Navy sailed a destroyer around the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea for the second day in a row, in a move Beijing claimed was a... Read More

Higher Cancer Rates Found in Military Pilots, Ground Crews

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon study has found high rates of cancer among military pilots and for the first time has shown... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon study has found high rates of cancer among military pilots and for the first time has shown that ground crews who fuel, maintain and launch those aircraft are also getting sick. The data had long been sought... Read More

2023-03-15 14:49:04
by Tom Ramstack
Space Force Chief Pushes for Shift in Satellite Defense Strategy

WASHINGTON — The new chief of space operations for the U.S. Space Force advocated for a shift in defense strategies... Read More

WASHINGTON — The new chief of space operations for the U.S. Space Force advocated for a shift in defense strategies Tuesday at a Senate hearing. He recommended that the United States put large groupings of small satellites into low earth... Read More

2023-02-15 14:21:56
by Dan McCue
MUFON Says It's Ready and Willing to Help Intel Committees Unravel UFO Mystery

CINCINNATI — The world’s oldest organization dedicated exclusively to the scientific study of UFOs and other unknown aerial phenomena says... Read More

CINCINNATI — The world’s oldest organization dedicated exclusively to the scientific study of UFOs and other unknown aerial phenomena says it's ready and willing to help intelligence committees on Capitol Hill get to the bottom of the recent rash of... Read More

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