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  1. Buying in winter with a VA Mortgage

    • March 4, 2014

    Home buyers and home sellers always want to get the best deal, right? Unless the seller of a property is facing foreclosure or some other …

  1. An F-15C is seen launching from Barnes Air National Guard Base, Mass., in 2013. US Air Force

    Update: Air Guard F-15C crashes in Virginia, pilot's status unknown

    A Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15C crashed at about 9 a.m. in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The pilot's status is unknown.

    • Aug. 27, 2014
  2. Promotion board: Raters are fudging facts for senior NCOs

    A recent promotion board tasked with examining the files of first sergeants and master sergeants came upon a stunning realization: Not only were senior NCOs gaining weight to an alarming degree, they were miraculously getting taller.

    • Aug. 27, 2014
  3. Maj. Gen. Michael T. Harrison Sr will retire as a one-star, the Army announced Wednesday. Dustin Perry/Army

    Two-star general demoted for lack of attention to sex assault case, Army says

    A two-star general has been demoted to one star and will retire after he received punishment for failing to pursue a sex assault claim in his command, the Army announced Wednesday.

    • Aug. 27, 2014
  4. Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds carries the ball against Army during last year's Army-Navy game. Mike Morones/Staff

    Military ethos vs. Individual honor: The Naval Academy's Heisman conundrum

    Allow Roger Staubach to, rather unofficially, carry the torch for Keenan Reynolds' 2014 Heisman campaign. From one Navy great to another.

    • Aug. 27, 2014
  5. Members of the Bundeswehr, the German armed forces, load an Antonov 124 cargo plane with food and other humanitarian aid destined for Erbil in northern Iraq at the airport Leipzig-Halle on August 22 in Schkeuditz, Germany. Ronny Hartmann / Getty Images

    Sources: U.S. considering new relief mission in Iraq

    The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.

    • Aug. 27, 2014
  6. A massive runway refurbishment project at Dover Air Force Base will force the temporary relocation of the base's 18 C-5M cargo jets. Roland Balik/Air Force

    Dover Air Force Base to get major runway rebuild

    The runways at Dover Air Force Base will undergo a $98.3 million refurbishment over the next 22 months — a massive project that will force the temporary relocation of the base's 18 C-5M cargo jets beginning next summer.

    • Aug. 27, 2014
  7. Airman Adam Wickham signals an MH-60S Sea Hawk with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 15 to land on the flight deck of aircraft carrier Carl Vinson. Carl Vinson left San Diego Friday for a Western Pacific deployment. MC2 Scott Fenaroli/Navy

    Vinson strike group heads to Middle East

    About 6,200 sailors with the Carl Vinson carrier strike group departed San Diego Friday for a scheduled nine-month deployment to the Western Pacific and Central Command areas of responsibility.

    • Aug. 27, 2014
  8. Christopher Lee, right, is escorted into the courtroom for a hearing on Tuesday in Joshua Tree, Calif. Lee is charged with murder in the death of Erin Corwin, a fellow Marine's pregnant wife. Richard Lui/AP

    Former Marine pleads not guilty in Erin Corwin's death

    A former Marine who is accused of killing his neighbor's wife, Erin Corwin, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.

    • Aug. 27, 2014
  9. An Afghan election commission worker sort ballots for an audit of the presidential run-off votes at an election commission office in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday. Rahmat Gul/AP

    Afghan candidate pulls out of election audit

    One of two men vying to become the president of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah, pulled his observers Wednesday from an audit of the country's disputed election over concerns of widespread fraud in a move that throws the already contentious election into f

    • Aug. 27, 2014
  10. Pay and benefits reform still in limbo

    In about five months, the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission will unveil its recommendations for a radical overhaul of troops' pay and benefits.

    • Aug. 27, 2014
  11. One-third of domestic violence victims in active-duty military families are men

    Army Special Forces Sgt. Casey Gray clearly recalls the day when his fiancée turned violent.

    • Aug. 27, 2014
  12. Selection board overviews

    The zone of consideration for the Regular Army Sergeant Major Selection, Training and Promotion Board in June included 4,238 first sergeants and master sergeants with dates of rank of June 4, 2012, and earlier; basic dates of June 4, 1988, through June 4,

    • Aug. 27, 2014
  13. It's getting harder for the Army to find recruits within the service's weight standards. Glenn Fawcett/Army

    Recruit command boss: Overweight youth a growing problem

    The obesity epidemic among young adults has become a weighty problem for Army Recruiting Command, leaving its commander, Maj. Gen. Allen Batschelet, to seek answers.

    • Aug. 27, 2014
  14. Reports: Military jet crashes in Virginia

    A Washington, D.C., airport is reporting to police dispatchers that a military jet crashed in the forest near Deerfield this morning.

    • Aug. 27, 2014
  15. Soldier convicted in '03 grenade attack vs. fellow troops will have appeal hearing

    A soldier sentenced to death for killing two fellow service members and wounding 14 others in a grenade attack in Kuwait will have an appeal in military court.

    • Aug. 27, 2014
  16. Hagel recommends Medal of Honor for World War I hero

    The secretary of defense has recommended a posthumous Medal of Honor for a black World War I soldier from upstate New York who saved a comrade while fighting off a German attack in France, Sen. Charles Schumer said Tuesday.

    • Aug. 27, 2014
  17. U.S. commander: Taliban will test Afghans in 2015

    Afghanistan's election stalemate this summer hurt progress in training the country's military, and resolving the political chaos will be key to that military's success in 2015, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford said as he stepped down as the top U.S.

    • Aug. 27, 2014
  18. The Navy has approved wearing command ball caps as an optional replacement for the eight-point covers. They can be worn with the blue-and-gray, desert and woodland NWU versions MC3 Wade T. Oberlin/Navy

    Tell us: Ball caps and uniform rules

    It's official: Navy leaders approved wearing ball caps with NWUs for the first time.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  19. Veterans Upward Bound aims at helping vets hone their skills through education to prepare them for careers. Courtesy of Veterans Upward Bound

    Upward Bound continues to prepare vets for college

    A program aimed at helping veterans hone their skills through education to prepare them for careers is seeing booming registration at Western Kentucky University.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  20. Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James Cody says the new feedback form, which supervisors will use for one-on-one performance conversations with their airmen, 'is all about you improving, understanding what your expectations are and having meaningful, purposeful conversations about how to get better.' Courtesy photo

    Feedback critical to racking and stacking

    This year's retention boards and the overhaul of the enlisted performance evaluation system make one thing clear: Racking and stacking airmen is the new reality.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  21. Two heroes from Vietnam will receive Medal of Honor

    Two soldiers who served in Vietnam will receive the Medal of Honor in a Sept. 15 ceremony, the White House announced Tuesday. A third soldier, who fought in Gettysburg during the Civil War, will also receive the top valor award.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  22. Write a tribute to your drill sergeant and it will appear in an upcoming issue of Army Times. Army

    SMA pays tribute to his drill sergeant — now it's your turn

    SMA remembers his drill sergeant.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  23. Brig. Gen. Patrick Mordente, 86th Airlift Wing commander, has lifted a 17-month ban on alcohol in Ramstein Air Base, Germany, dormitories. Senior Airman Chris Willis/Air Force

    Alcohol ban in Ramstein dorms lifted

    Seventeen months after his predecessor banned alcohol in Ramstein Air Base, Germany, dormitories, 86th Airlift Wing commander Brig. Gen. Patrick Mordente has changed course.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  24. An E2-C Hawkeye launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush on Aug. 16 in the Arabian Gulf. Spc. 3rd Class Brian Stephens/U.S. Navy

    Sources: U.S. surveillance planes over Syria

    The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Obama gave the OK, U.S. officials said, a move that could pave the way for airstrikes against Islamic State militant targets there.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  25. U.S. transfers 2 Yemenis held in Bagram prison to Yemen

    Yemeni security officials say that two prisoners held at a U.S. military prison in Afghanistan have been handed over to Yemen.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
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