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  1. Jusino (left) and Bishop Navy

    2 Lincoln sailors save woman from burning home

    Need proof that every sailor is a firefighter?

    • Jul. 12, 2014
  2. Lt. Col. Matt Butler and his wife, Nicole, play Rollors on a Chesapeake Bay beach. Courtesy photo

    Rollors: A game for the green grass of home

    You can have fun without being plugged in, online or at the mercy of your cable provider. That's the thought behind Lt. Col. Matt Butler's creation, Rollors, an outdoor game he modeled after horseshoes and bocce and combined into one.

    • Jul. 12, 2014
  3. Maj. Ann Bernard completes repetitions of pull-ups at the physical fitness gym on Feb. 15, 2013. Bernard, a competitive bodybuilder and the G-6 officer in charge for Force Headquarters Group, Marine Forces Reserve, was training as the Marine Corps transitions pull-ups into the female physical fitness test repertoire. Cpl. Michael Ito/Marine Corps

    Marines' female grunt strategy

    A key course correction may help ensure the Corps gets its first female graduates from Infantry Officers Course in Quantico, Va., before the deadline next year.

    • Jul. 12, 2014
  4. Artist rendering of the Screaming Eagle Aviation Memorial, planned for Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Screaming Eagle Aviation Association

    Funds needed to build monument to 'Screaming Eagles'

    The Screaming Eagle aviation soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) have flown and died and become legend in decades of missions, from Quang Tri province, Vietnam, to Kunar province, Afghanistan.

    • Jul. 12, 2014
  5. Rear Adm. Margaret Kibben, the chaplain of the Marine Corps, talks with a colleague downrange. Kibben will become the Navy's first chief of chaplains later this year. Marine Corps

    Chaplain of the Marine Corps: 'Nobody comes back from combat unaffected'

    Rear Adm. (lower half) Margaret Kibben made history in 2010 when she became the first woman to be named the chaplain of the Marine Corps. Later this year, she will do it again when she becomes the Navy's first female chief of chaplains.

    • Jul. 12, 2014
  6. Iraqi Army soldiers and volunteers chant slogans against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant inside of the main army recruiting center in Baghdad on Saturday after authorities urged Iraqis to help battle insurgents. Hundreds of young Iraqi men gripped by religious and nationalistic fervor streamed into volunteer centers across Baghdad Saturday, answering a call by the country's top Shiite cleric to join the fight against Sunni militants advancing in the north. Karim Kadim/The Associated Press

    Iraq sending 4,000 volunteers to help in Ramadi

    Iraq is airlifting some 4,000 volunteers to an embattled city west of Baghdad to help bolster government forces locked in a running battle with Sunni militants there, authorities said Saturday.

    • Jul. 12, 2014
  7. Step toward equality

    The Marine Corps should go the final step and allow women candidates who have washed out of the Infantry Officer Course the option to attempt it a second time, just like the men.

    • Jul. 12, 2014
  8. Helo Swap: Brig. Gen. Michael Lundy, commanding general of the US Army Aviation Center of Excellence, above, briefs Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on the Army's helicopter restructure plans at Fort Rucker, Alabama, on Thursday. A US Army UH-72A Lakota, left, lifts off at Fort Rucker. Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz/US DoD

    Army General: Black Hawks Better Suited for Guard Mission

    The Army's plan to shift National Guard AH-64 Apaches into the active duty in exchange for UH-60 Black Hawks will allow governors to better respond to state disasters, the general in charge of training the service's helicopter pilots said.

    • Jul. 12, 2014
  9. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and Afghanistan's presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani, center, and Abdulah Abdullah hold their arms in the air together after announcing a deal for the auditing of all Afghan election votes at the United Nations Compound in Kabul on Saturday. Jim Bourg/The Associated Press

    Afghan rivals clinch deal, easing political crisis

    Afghanistan's two rival candidates reached a breakthrough agreement Saturday to a complete audit of their contested presidential election and, whoever the victor, a national unity government.

    • Jul. 12, 2014
  10. Man sentenced for sexually exploiting children

    A former Naval Academy midshipman accused of posing as a teen girl online to get other girls to send him sexually explicit photos has been sentenced to 10 years of probation and cannot have contact with anyone under 18.

    • Jul. 12, 2014
  11. Korean official to present medals to Ohio veterans

    A medal of appreciation from the Korean government to military service members who served in the Korean War will be presented to veterans of that conflict at a ceremony in southwestern Ohio.

    • Jul. 12, 2014
  12. Army veteran Charlene Jorge poses in her office at the Cuyahoga County Veterans Service Commission in Cleveland on Thursday. Mark Duncan/The Associated Press

    Time running out for some Ohio veterans' bonuses

    Veterans who served in Iraq during the war only have a few months left to claim Ohio bonuses of up to $1,500, and state officials are expanding their efforts to reach potentially thousands of veterans who may miss out by not applying.

    • Jul. 12, 2014
  13. Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura returns from lunch to the federal courthouse in St. Paul, Minn., on Tuesday, the first day of a trial in a lawsuit Ventura filed against the estate of the late former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. Ventura filed the defamation lawsuit claiming that Kyle's account of a bar fight in a book he wrote was false. Jim Mone/The Associated Press

    Ventura: No bar fight with 'American Sniper' Kyle

    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has testified he doesn't remember any confrontation with the 'American Sniper' author who claimed to have punched out Ventura in a bar.

    • Jul. 11, 2014
  14. Marines departed Friday aboard amphibious assault ship America. Navy

    Marines depart aboard new amphib to sail around South America

    Hundreds of Marines set sail when the Navy's newest amphibious assault ship departed from the shipyard in Mississippi on Friday, their historic transit taking them around South America to the ship's home port in the Pacific.

    • Jul. 11, 2014
  15. Electrician's Mate 2nd Class Nicholas Lord is under investigation by Navy officials for for allegedly threatening via Facebook to rape a Navy recruit. Facebook

    Sailor under investigation in Facebook rape threat

    The aircraft carrier Nimitz is investigating one of its sailors for allegedly making a rape threat to a delayed entry program recruit on Facebook.

    • Jul. 11, 2014
  16. Tap handles for the new Fidelis Beer Company, founded by Marine Capt. Brian Magee. Photo courtesy Capt. Brian Magee

    Marine beer maker recreates authentic Tun Tavern ale

    Almost 239 years old, and still hoppy and refreshing.

    • Jul. 11, 2014
  17. Lt. Chuck Nadd and his girlfriend, Shannon Cantwell, in the 'Hero's Welcome' Budweiser ad nominated for an Emmy award. Courtesy of Budweiser

    'Hero's Welcome' TV ad nominated for an Emmy award

    The Budweiser ad 'Hero's Welcome,' featuring a surprise homecoming parade for an Army lieutenant, has been nominated for an Emmy award for outstanding television commercial.

    • Jul. 11, 2014
  18. Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, right, makes his way out of the Warren E. Burger Federal Building Tuesday during the first day of jury selection in a defamation lawsuit in St. Paul, Minn. Jurors in Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit on Thursday heard a slain military sniper say in a recording that he didn't want his book overshadowed by a story about his alleged bar fight with the former Minnesota governor. Elizabeth Flores / AP

    Slain SEAL feared Ventura tale had eclipsed book

    Jurors in Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit on Thursday heard a slain military sniper say in a recording that he didn't want his book overshadowed by a story about his alleged bar fight with the former Minnesota governor.

    • Jul. 11, 2014
  19. Senior Airman Andy Schliepsiek and his wife, Jamie, were stabbed to death 10 years ago. Air Force Judge Advocate General's Office

    Airman back on death row, but nightmare continues for victims' family

    The Bielenbergs stopped celebrating Independence Day after their daughter and son-in-law were stabbed to death at their home on Robins Air Force Base in Georgia early on the morning of July 5, 2004.

    • Jul. 11, 2014
  20. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel meets with service members at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga., on Wednesday. He spoke to a group of female submarine officers during the visit and toured a ballistic-missile sub. Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz/Air Force

    Hagel visits with female submarine officers in Ga.

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met with 15 female submarine officers earlier this week to hear about the progress of the undersea force's integration, hull by hull and class by class.

    • Jul. 11, 2014
  21. New early retirement offer

    Some majors who were passed over for promotion for the second time last month may be eligible for early retirement, the Air Force said July 3.

    • Jul. 11, 2014
  22. An armed man gestures as buildings and cars are engulfed in flames inside the U.S. consulate compound in Benghazi ater the 2012 attack that killed four Americans. AFP via Getty

    Commanders: Benghazi rescue hampered by info lack

    Two of the four U.S.

    • Jul. 11, 2014
  23. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel welcomes Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera during an honor cordon at the Pentagon on Friday. Manuel Balce Ceneta/The Associated Press

    U.S. hails Japan easing of restrictions on military

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has hailed as 'historic' a Japanese government decision to loosen restrictions on its military.

    • Jul. 11, 2014
  24. Hagel: U.S. aware of Russian, Iranian roles in Iraq

    WASHINGTON (AP) Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the United States is aware of Russian and Iranian assistance to the Iraqi military in its fight against Islamic extremists, but the U.S. is not coordinating with either Russia or Iran.

    • Jul. 11, 2014
  25. Lawmakers hope to get VA reform bill back on track

    Now that the price tag for the Veterans Affairs Department reform bill has been slashed by about $120 billion over three years, lawmakers are hopeful the legislation can move ahead quickly.

    • Jul. 11, 2014
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