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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. Hamidullah, then an interpreter with 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, smiles for a photo with Marine Sgt. Joshua Desforges. Desforges was killed in combat in 2010.

    Left behind: Without security, without citizenship, interpreters are exposed to death squads

    Scott Maislin spent nine years in some of the Corps' most demanding combat jobs, deploying twice to Iraq and once to Afghanistan as an infantry machine gunner before returning to Afghanistan in 2012 as a counterintelligence specialist with Marine Corps Fo

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  2. Petition: Tan beret only for the Ranger regiment

    A petition calling for the tan beret to be authorized for wear only by soldiers in the 75th Ranger Regiment has garnered more than 2,500 signatures in less than a week.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  3. Lt. Col. Grant Hargrove, who commanded a reconstruction team, sits with Abdul Ahad Fazli, the political aide to the governor of Nangarhar Province, and Mouhsen Habib, the State Department lead, during a meeting at the Provincial Governor's Palace. Courtesy photo

    4 standouts in Afghanistan honored with Sijan Award

    Lt. Col. Grant Hargrove helped Afghan leaders expand electric power and other essential services to 2.7 million citizens of Nangarhar Province, an area where Afghan forces and the Taliban often clash for control.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  4. Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman, which returned April 18 from a nine-month deployment, would've earned hundreds of dollars under a new plan that offers extra cash for sailors on deployments lasting more than 190 days. Steve Helber/AP

    Cruise pay: CNO wants to reward fleet sailors on long deployments

    Now that the era of six-month deployments is in the rearview mirror, Navy leaders are hammering out a plan to pad fleet sailors' wallets.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  5. Marine accused of prostitute murder goes on trial

    A Marine charged with the murder of a prostitute visiting Hawaii is scheduled to go on trial this week.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  6. Dozens denied Navy base access due to past crimes

    Dozens of transportation workers have been denied access to Navy bases on the East Coast because of their criminal histories since more stringent rules were put in place following a fatal shooting aboard a destroyer in Virginia, according to figures provided by the Navy.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  7. Yemeni soldiers check passing vehicles Sunday in the capital Sanaa, as authorities tightened security measures a day after a U.S. drone killed 15 al-Qaeda suspects. Mohammed Huwais / AFP via Getty Images

    New drone strike in Yemen kills al-Qaida militants

    Yemeni security officials and tribal chiefs say that a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed several al-Qaida militants in the country's south, including a local militant commander.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  8. On newsstands this week

    In this week's issue of Navy Times, find out about the CNO's plan to reward sailors on long deployments — and the average sailor could see an additional $500 to $1,000 in his pocket for each overseas cruise.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  9. On newsstands this week

    In this week's issue of Air Force Times, find out how tensions with Russia will drive missions in Europe — and what it can mean for your career.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  10. On newsstands this week

    This week's issue of Army Times has the details of the plan to shed even more soldiers, and staff sergeants are targeted.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  11. On newsstands this week

    It's hard to believe: Men who risked their lives to save Marines in Afghanistan have been all but ignored by the U.S. government, left to hide from death squads.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  12. Retired Maj. Mick O'Donnell and his wife, Karin, seated, created Retirees on Call at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., after a conversation with base chaplain Lt. Col. Dwayne Keener, standing right. Other retirees quickly joined the effort, including retired Master Sgt. Larry Hoch and his wife, Thetis. Ross Tweten / Air Force

    Retirees create network to help active-duty families

    One airman couldn't fit an oil change into his busy schedule.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  13. The Army Service Uniform. Army

    Good news for 5,900 staff sergeants moving up

    Nearly 5,900 staff sergeants have been recommended for promotion by the 2014 Regular Army and Active Guard and Reserve (Army Reserve) sergeant first class boards that met in February and March.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  14. Pat Tillman's widow, Marie, visits Pat Tillman Stadium at Leland High School in San Jose, Calif. The two met at Leland and were high-school sweethearts. Daniel Canepa / KXTV-TV, Sacramento

    10 years on, Pat Tillman's widow at peace with past

    Marie Tillman is sitting at her parents' dining-room table, waiting for a morning-coffee boost to kick in. She's surprised her baby is still asleep.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  15. Camp Lejeune Marines are searched for contraband during a March 4 health-and-comfort inspection at the 8th ESB barracks. Lance Cpl. Jackeline M. Perez Rivera / Marine Corp

    II MEF's no holds barred war on drugs

    Leaders at II Marine Expeditionary Force are ramping up counter-drug efforts after 450 Marines popped positive for drugs — including marijuana, spice, cocaine and ecstasy — during a seven month period in 2013.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  16. Soldiers from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the U.K. and the U.S. conduct a convoy June 10 into the field-training portion of Exercise Saber Strike in Latvia. The U.S. is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks, a Western official said Saturday. U.S. Army

    U.S. weighing military exercises in Eastern Europe

    The United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks, a Western official said Saturday.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  17. Miss. Guard unit could be stripped of Apaches

    The Army wants to move all AH-64 Apache attack helicopters from the National Guard to active units. Mississippi's 14 Apaches are based at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Tupelo.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  18. Insurgents famously learned how to wire cell phone triggers to IEDs, which led coalition forces to use electronic jamming. Asymetrical warfare tactics have consistently been a game of cat and mouse. Defense Department

    To counter IEDs, EOD techs teach enemy mindset

    Red wire? Blue wire?

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  19. Abdullah's lead grows in new Afghan vote results

    Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah's lead slightly increased in partial results for Afghanistan's presidential election released Sunday, but he and rival Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai still seem to be heading for a runoff next month.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  20. The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Scranton returns to Naval Station Norfolk, Va. Scientists at the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory in Groton, Conn., concluded submarine sailors, who traditionally begin a new workday every 18 hours, show less fatigue on a 24-hour schedule. Shannon D. Barnwell / AP

    Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules

    With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the Navy for decades has staggered sailors' working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean's surface.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  21. Santa Rosa County Veterans Memorial manager Ralph Nesenson looks over one the park's recently vandalized memorials. The 'Wall of Tears' monument was vandalized to the point where it will no longer weep, said Nesenson. Tony Giberson / Pensacola News Journal

    Fla. vets say vandalism of military memorials should stir revulsion

    The vandalizing of military veterans' memorials in Milton and Pensacola during the past year or so is prompting the stewards of those monuments to plan security measures, but they're saddened at the need to do so.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  22. An honor guard salutes Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Travis Obendorf from the deck of the Waesche during a Jan. 30 memorial ceremony in Alameda, Calif. Coast Guard

    Equipment changes coming after fatal mishap

    Dangerous conditions and complacency led to the death of a Coast Guardsman following a rescue mission north of Alaska last year, according to a recently released Coast Guard investigation.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
  23. Royal Air Force pilots and squadron leaders Andy Bull, right, and Mark Faulds work the cockpit controls of a Navy P-8 during the Fleet Challenge competition. The British pilots serve as instructors in the U.S.; the U.K. doesn't fly maritime patrol aircraft. Mark D. Faram/Staff

    Crews hunt 'enemy' subs in latest patrol airplane

    Flying at less than 500 feet over the Atlantic Ocean, the Navy P-8A Poseidon took a hard 180-degree turn to starboard, nearly standing the aircraft on it's wing as it doubled back along the search track.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
  24. Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer writes: 'I expect every airman to be committed to a culture of dignity and respect.' Thomas Brown

    Commentary: Every airman has role in preventing sex assaults

    Every April the Air Force recognizes Sexual Assault Prevention and Response month, using it as an opportunity to renew our commitment to treating each other with dignity and respect.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
  25. The Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine West Virginia. It is unclear whether female enlisted sailors might serve on ballistic-missile subs as well as attack boats. MC2 Ashley Hedrick/Navy

    Navy surveys female sailors for sub duty

    A survey meant to gauge interest among enlisted women for submarine service is going out to the fleet.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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