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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. Senior NCO names for May promotion are out

    The Army announced Thursday the names of senior NCOs who have been selected for promotion in May.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  2. 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
  3.  Staff

    Release date set for colonel and lt. colonel command selectee list

    Slating lists containing detailed assignment information for colonel- and lieutenant colonel-level command selectees will be released by the Human Resources Command April 30.

    • 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. Remote care for wounded warriors raises concern

    The potential for thousands of wounded soldiers to have to rely on remote medical care has some Defense Department healthcare officials challenging Army logic.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  6. Jorge Torrez AP

    Sailor's slaying: Prosecutors urge former Marine get death penalty

    Prosecutors have urged a federal jury to impose the death penalty on an ex-Marine who murdered a Navy sailor, saying it's the only adequate punishment for a man who has committed a series of sexually motivated attacks.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  7. COLA dropping for many troops in Germany

    Some service members in Germany could see their overseas cost of-living allowance drop by more than $200 per month under new COLA rates set to take effect on May 16, according to U.S. military officials in Europe.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  8. Canada honors Drum soldier for crash heroics

    A soldier stationed at Fort Drum in northern New York is being honored by the Canadian government for rescuing more than two dozen passengers from a burning charter bus after it was rear-ended on an upstate highway in 2011.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  9. 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
  10. Jury handed case in ex-soldier's Hawaii death penalty trial

    A federal jury is considering whether a former Hawaii-based soldier is responsible for the death of his 5-year-old daughter.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  11. N.Y. flags at half-staff in honor of Drum soldier

    Flags on New York government buildings will be flying at half-staff to honor of a Fort Drum soldier fatally injured during combat in Afghanistan earlier this month.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  12. Witness: Iraqi teens posed no threat before death

    The Army already looked into allegations that Sgt. 1st Class Michael Barbera killed two unarmed Iraqi boys in 2007. Commanders gave him a letter of reprimand.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  13. Chinese Navy helicopters and 528 warship attend an international fleet review to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army Navy in 2009 in the water off Qingdao of Shandong Province, China. China's boosted defense spending this year grew 12.2 percent to $132 billion, continuing more than two decades of nearly unbroken double-digit percentage increases that have afforded Beijing the means to potentially alter the balance of power in the Asia-Pacific. Guang Niu / AP

    China splurging on military as U.S. pulls back

    China's navy commissioned 17 new warships last year, the most of any nation.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  14. 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
  15. Ramping up in Europe

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  16. 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
  17. 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/Associated Press

    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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23.  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
  24. 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
  25. 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
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