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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. American journalist James Foley, shown here in Syria in 2012. Manu Brabo

    Islamic State claims execution of American as retaliation for Iraq airstrikes

    A video by Islamic State militants released Tuesday purported to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley as retribution for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  2. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert released his 'Navigation Plan' on Tuesday. It will serve as a guide to Greenert's budget priorities for the next four years. MC2 Martin L. Carey / Navy

    CNO Greenert calls for boosting deployed ship presence

    More time forward and more chances to serve in the Pacific and in the Middle East; that's the course the Navy's top officer is setting in his annual 'Navigation Plan' released Tuesday.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  3. More than half of the US Air Force's F-16D fleet has been grounded after cracks were discovered in a routine inspection. Chad Bellay / Lockheed Martin

    Air Force grounds 82 F-16Ds after cracks discovered

    The Air Force has grounded over half of its F-16D Fighting Falcons, the service's Air Combat Command (ACC) announced Tuesday.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  4. September officer promotions announced

    Congratulations to the active component officers being promoted to the ranks of chief warrant officer 3 through colonel in September:

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  5. Smoke rises on Aug. 18 during airstrikes targeting Islamic State militants at the Mosul Dam outside Mosul, Iraq. Boosted by two days of U.S. airstrikes, Iraqi and Kurdish forces on Monday wrested back control of the country's largest dam from Islamic militants, a military spokesman in Baghdad said, as fighting was reported to be underway for the rest of the strategic facility. Khalid Mohammed / AP

    U.S. mission in Iraq could expand, Pentagon official says

    The mission for U.S. troops in Iraq to help Kurdish and Iraqi security forces in their fight against Islamic militants remains limited for now, but may expand after Iraqi leaders form a new government, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  6. Jackie Chavis looks at the new USAF Security Forces Museum exhibit honoring the eight Security Forces Airmen killed in conflict since 2005. Mrs. Chavis's son, Airman 1st Class LeeBernard Chavis, is among the Airmen honored by the exhibit, 'Into the 21st Century.' Airman Chavis was killed Oct. 14, 2006, while on duty in Baghdad. Robbin Cresswell / Air Force

    Security Forces Museum, closed Friday, is already missed

    A plan to shutter the Security Forces Museum at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland this month and reopen it as early as 2017 as part of a sprawling enlisted heritage and character development center has left members of the Air Force's largest career fiel

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  7. Christopher Brandon Lee San Bernardino County Sheriff / AP

    Former Twentynine Palms Marine searched Internet about body disposal

    The former Marine accused of killing Erin Corwin admitted searching the Internet about how to dispose of a body, and .22-caliber cartridge casings at the mine shaft where she was found matched those found in his Jeep and home, according to an arrest warrant filed in California Superior Court.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  8. Verdicts released for July courts-martial

    The Navy has published the results of special and general courts-martial tried in July 36 verdicts in all.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  9. Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) sort through donated non-perishable food items during a community service project at the Bremerton Food Line food bank in Bremerton, Wash, in 2013. MC2 Lauren Howes / Navy

    DoD questions military data in food bank study

    The Pentagon's personnel chief is taking exception to statistics from a recent study that concluded 25 percent of military households use food banks.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  10. Marine Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun makes a statement to the press outside Quantico Marine Base Va., in 2004. Hassoun initially disappeared from his unit during a 2004 deployment to Iraq. He then disappeared again in December 2004. Steve Helber / AP

    Investigative hearing set for alleged Marine deserter

    Marine officials have scheduled an Article 32 investigative hearing for Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, suspected of deserting his post twice, once in Iraq.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  11. U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Constellation sails into Hong Kong waters 20 August, 2001 with its six-ship battle group for port call. 15 American warships including the Constellation held naval exercise last Friday in South China Sea before visiting Hong Kong. AFP PHOTO / Peter PARKS (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images) PETER PARKS / AFP/Getty Images

    USS Constellation takes final voyage to scrappers

    The aircraft carrier Constellation, which saw service from Vietnam to the Persian Gulf, paused along the California coast here while being towed on a final voyage to the scrap yard.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  12. Afghan National Security Forces soldiers prepare for a resupply mission in Afghanistan's Helmand province. There are reports that Afghan special forces troops have been engaging in peace talks with Taliban leaders. Spc. Brandon Thomas/Army

    Reports: Afghan special forces negotiating with Taliban in Sangin

    Reports about peace talks between Taliban leaders and Afghan special forces troops in Afghanistan's Helmand province have raised questions about security as coalition forces prepare to withdraw troops this year.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  13. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov receives airwarfare specialist certification during his deployment on the aircraft carrier John C. Stennis in early 2012. Courtesy of the Chepusov family

    Sailor, allegedly strangled to death by airman, remembered as caring

    Shortly before his death, Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov received a medal for helping save a soldier's life.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  14. Cadets look on as members of the United States men's national basketball team practice on Aug. 18 at Christl Arena at the U.S. Military Academy. Mike Groll / AP

    West Point pride: Coach K brings Team USA to alma mater

    In front of ESPN cameras and super-sized shoe-company logos Monday at West Point's Christl Arena, the U.S.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  15. The USS Houston (CA-30) is seen during the 1930s. The cruiser was sunk in 1942 during the Battle of Sunda Strait. Navy

    Divers confirm wreck is USS Houston, sunk in 1942

    Navy divers from the U.S.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  16. USA Discounters seizes the pay of more troops than any company in the country, military records show. A reader proposes changes to adjudication of collection activity from military members. Mike Morones / Staff

    Letters to the editor

    The article concerning credit practices impacting some military members is instructive to all those who use newly acquired borrowing power ['Retired officer helps run easy-credit company,' Aug. 18].

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  17. Ex-officer says she was discharged for reporting burn-pit danger

    An officer who says she was discharged from the Navy for alerting senior officials of the potential health dangers of open-air burn pits and improperly stored water at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, is suing to get her job back.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  18. Ukrainian soldiers load a Grad missile during fighting with pro-Russian separatists close to Luhansk, eastern Ukraine, on Monday. Dozens of civilians were killed Monday when separatist rebels shelled a convoy of refugees trying to flee war-torn eastern Ukraine, a top Ukrainian official said. A top rebel chief said no such attack had occurred. Petro Zadorozhnyy/The Associated Press

    Putin, Poroshenko to meet for talks on Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will meet next week in Minsk in their first face-to-face talks since June.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  19. F-15 Eagles from the 44th Fighter Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, fly over the Pacific Ocean Aug. 9 during Exercise Valiant Shield. Senior Airman Miranda Moorer/Air Force

    U.S. military stops identifying planes involved in Iraq airstrikes

    The U.S. military, at the request of host nations in the region, is no longer identifying the specific land-based aircraft carrying out airstrikes in Iraq, a defense official told Military Times on Tuesday.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  20. Suspected metal thieves stole this memorial from a Longview, Wash., park. Steven Bragg

    Thieves steal monument to Washington soldier who died in Afghanistan

    Thieves stole the monument of an Afghan War soldier, along with eight others from Lake Sacajawea Park over the weekend.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  21. A citizen peacekeeper tries to keep protesters back Monday as police advance, in Ferguson, Mo. Christian Gooden / AP

    Guard stays on sidelines as police, protesters collide in Ferguson

    The National Guard arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters clashed again with police, as clouds of tear gas and smoke hung over the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  22. An helicopter sprays water on the flames burning the bush after two Italian air force fighter jets carrying a total of four crew members collided during a training mission over Italy and crashed into a hilly, wooded area that erupted in flames, Tuesday, near Venarotta some 20 kilometers from Ascoli Piceno in central Italy. It wasn't immediately known whether the two pilots and two navigators managed to eject from the Tornado jets. Sandro Perozzi/The Associated Press

    2 Italian air force jets collide over Italy

    Two Italian air force fighter jets carrying a total of four crew members collided during a training mission over Italy on Tuesday and crashed into a hilly, wooded area that erupted in flames, the force said.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  23. Sailors with higher education degrees advance faster, data show

    Get a degree or risk falling behind those who do.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  24. New rules issued for firing VA executives

    Federal regulators on Tuesday outlined interim rules for streamlined firing of Veterans Affairs Department senior executives, a new authority backed by Congress in an effort to clean up cultural problems at the embattled department.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  25. Groups try to stave off cuts at Fort Knox

    Central Kentucky officials are in the final stages of a letter-writing campaign to oppose potential cuts at Fort Knox.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
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