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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. U.S. Air Force Capt. Brooke Lake, front, and Capt. Robert Shannon, 341st Operations Support Squadron, Missile Combat Crew commander instructor, go through a launch procedure checklist during simulation training at Malmstrom Air Force Base on Feb. 6. Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder/Air Force

    Some Malmstrom officers will return to training

    Of the officers involved in the cheating at Malmstrom Air Force Base, about a third have been deemed fit to return to training so they can be certified to perform nuclear duties, Air Force Global Strike Command officials said.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  2. Taliban ready to deal on Bergdahl?

    The captors of an American soldier held for nearly five years in Afghanistan have signaled a willingness to release him but are unclear which U.S.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  3. Ex-JBLM soldier gets 17 years for child porn

    A former soldier at Joint Base Lewis-McChord has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for producing and distributing child pornography, including a video of him molesting a 3-year-old child.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  4. An Afghan policeman prevents journalists from approaching Cure International Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday. The U.S. embassy in Afghanistan says three American doctors have been killed at by an Afghan security guard who opened fire at a hospital in Kabul. Massoud Hossaini / AP

    Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors

    An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital on Thursday morning, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  5. A sign cautions visitors outside a 'pump and treat' facility aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., the site of one of the worst drinking water contaminations in U.S. history. Allen Breed/AP

    Victims of Lejeune toxic water meet skepticism at Supreme Court

    A divided Supreme Court seemed mostly dubious Wednesday that federal claims for environmental damages can be brought after state deadlines have passed, signaling a potential setback for thousands of former Marines and their families exposed decades ago to

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  6. The family of Master at Arms 2nd Class Mark A. Mayo will receive one of the Navy's highest distinctions on Friday for Mayo's heroism in for protecting his shipmates during the March 24 shooting at Naval Station Norfolk. Navy / AP

    Fallen sentry to receive rare heroism medal

    A sailor credited with saving the lives of watchstanders on board the destroyer Mahan in March will be posthumously awarded one of the Navy's highest honors.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  7. First soldiers from the 173rd arrive in Poland

    The first soldiers from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team have arrived in Poland as part of military exercises that are meant to reassure NATO members that border Russia of the alliance's commitment to defend them.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  8. Airmen return from deploymenton July 28. The Air Force announced Wednesday it has approved early retirement for more than 2,100 enlisted members and more than 350 officers. Airman 1st Class Anthony Sanchelli/Air Force

    Final count: More than 2,100 enlisted members granted early retirement

    The Air Force has finished processing and approving enlisted airmen's early retirement applications and is nearly finished officers' applications.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  9. Capt. Greg McWherter is seen here in 2010 while serving as the commanding officer of the Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels MC2 Ron Trevino / Navy

    Complaint says former Blue Angels CO allowed lewd behavior

    Allegations that 'sexually explicit humor' and the display of '

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  10. Jasmine Jacobs, who started the White House petition to seek reconsideration of the Army's hairstyle rules, is not disappointed it didn't hit 100,000 signatures. The petition succeeded in generating debate. Courtesy

    Hair reg petition fails to force White House response

    A White House petition calling for the president to order the Army to reconsider its new grooming regulation fell short of its goal, but the female sergeant who started the petition still considers her effort a win.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  11. A promotional poster announces the MARSOC Strength Challenge at the command's headquarters at Stone Bay, part of Camp Lejeune, N.C., on April 26. Courtesy of MARSOC

    MARSOC debuts 'strength challenge' recruiting event

    Are you tough enough for MARSOC?

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  12. Pilots of a U.S.-contracted de Havilland DHC-8-202 'Prospector' are faulted in an Oct. 5 crash over Panama that killed an Air National Guardsman and three others. Air Force

    Pilots blamed in October crash that killed guardsman

    The failure of contracted pilots to keep their aircraft over water during an Oct.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  13.  Facebook

    Discharged Marine regrets crucifying himself in public

    Joshua Klohr felt that no one was paying attention to his claims of injustice.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  14. The Navy is working on updates to make mid-height black boots, known as boondockers, lighter and more comfortable. What other changes would you like to see to your footwear? Jennifer Milbrett/Staff

    Tell us: How would you improve your boots?

    Modifications to steel-toe boots are in the works, but are those changes enough?

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  15. In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Bradley Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick. A northeast Kansas judge will make a final determination Wednesday on Manning's request to change her name from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning. AP

    Judge grants Manning's name change request

    A Kansas judge has granted a request to formally change the name of the soldier convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  16. An artist's rendering of a KC-46A refueling F-16 Fighting Falcons. Courtesy of Boeing Co.

    Altus selected for KC-46A training

    KC-46A Pegasus crews will train at Altus Air Force Base, Okla., when the tanker begins to enter the fleet in fiscal 2016, the Air Force announced Wednesday.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  17. Making E-8 gets slightly tougher

    The latest E-8 selection board convened Monday with a mandate to select 1,445 of 12,010 eligible chief petty officers to pin a senior chief's star over their anchors.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  18. State Dept. says Egypt cleared for U.S. military aid

    The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  19. Piece of 'Band of Brothers' gets new commander

    The original 'Band of Brothers' has a new commander and will be getting a new home.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  20. Hagel seeking to deepen U.S.-Mexico ties

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday he is exploring ways to deepen U.S.-Mexican defense ties, including the possibility of training exercises with Mexican forces.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  21. Basic trainees are watched by a military training instructor as they pass over an algae-filled water obstacle on a cable and rope bridge. 'We can't lose sight of the fact that the overwhelming majority of our MTI corps ... give fully of themselves, their families sacrifice, and they train our newest airmen hard,' writes Chief Master Sgt. Gerardo Tapia. Michael Tolzmann/Air Force

    Today's MTIs, through the eyes of an old airman

    I normally don't jump into the fray of Internet social commentary, but as Air Education and Training Command's senior enlisted airman, I felt compelled after seeing many readers' comments stemming from a March 31 news article on the court-martial of a for

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  22. US Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh says a continued US presence could help Afghanistan establish a self-sustaining aeronautical industry. Scott M. Ash / US Air Force

    Welsh: Afghanistan could create 'meaningful' aerospace industry

    Afghanistan is not a country known for its aeronautical industry, but at least one top-ranking U.S. official believes that could change.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  23. Sean Terry and wife Robyn 9NEWS

    Marine's family blames esophageal cancer on burn pits

    Sean Terry's family believes what Iraqi insurgents weren't able to accomplish near Fallujah in 2005, cancer was able to take care of in 2014.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  24. President Barack Obama steps from Air Force One Wednesday as he arrives at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo. Carolyn Kaster / AP

    Obama: U.S.-Japan treaty applies to disputed islands

    President Barack Obama confirmed Wednesday that America's mutual security treaty with Japan applies to the islands at the center of a territorial dispute between China and Japan.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  25. Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov was declared dead Dec. 14 after being found unresponsive in a vehicle. Screenshot

    Army specialist charged in strangling death of sailor

    A second service member has been charged in the death of a sailor in Germany, Stars and Stripes has reported.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
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