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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. A Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15C fighter aircraft sits near a hangar at Barnes Air National Guard Base on Aug. 27 in Westfield, Mass. Steven Senne / AP

    Pilot died in F-15 crash in Virginia mountains

    The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday.

    • Aug. 28, 2014
  2. President Obama speaks about the economy, Iraq, and Ukraine, Thursday, Aug. 28 at the White House. Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP

    Obama calls on other nations to fight Islamic State

    President Obama on Thursday shunted aside speculation that he will soon expand the U.S. bombing campaign against Islamic extremists into Syria, saying the military mission for now will remain focused on Iraq.

    • Aug. 28, 2014
  3. Army names officers selected for promotion to colonel

    The Army announced Thursday the names, branches, functional areas and sequence numbers of the lieutenant colonels recommended for promotion.

    • Aug. 28, 2014
  4. Officials say an engine fix is near at hand for the F-35, following a June fire. Matthew Short / Lockheed Martin

    USAF chief: Pratt close to developing F-35 engine fix

    Engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney is close to performing tests on a potential design change for its F135 engine following a June incident that led to the devastation of an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

    • Aug. 28, 2014
  5. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel greets Lt. Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of Joint Special Operations Command, on April 23. Votel assumed command of U.S. Special Operations Command during an Aug. 28 ceremony in Tampa, Fla. Carl Woog / Defense Department

    Votel takes helm of Special Operations Command

    Army Gen. Joseph Votel has taken the helm of U.S. Special Operations Command located at MacDill Air Force Base.

    • Aug. 28, 2014
  6. A helicopter circles around and prepares to land at the mobile command center in Deerfield, Va., on Wednesday. The helicopter is one of several being used in a search and rescue mission to locate the missing pilot of an F15c fighter jet which crashed into a mountain near Elliot Knob in Augusta County. Mike Tripp/The Associated Press

    Search efforts resume for missing F-15 pilot

    Ground teams resumed searching Thursday for a pilot who went missing after an F-15 fighter jet crashed in a remote, heavily wooded area of western Virginia, according to a Virginia State Police spokeswoman.

    • Aug. 28, 2014
  7. Maj. Kari Fleming is a C-17 special operations instructor pilot and aircraft commander out of Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Courtesy

    C-17 pilot is selected White House Fellow

    Maj. Kari Fleming will be walking the halls of the White House as one of 15 White House Fellows in the 2014-15 class.

    • Aug. 28, 2014
  8. Troy Kastigar, left, and Douglas McAuthur McCain. Hennepin County, Minn., Sheriff's Office / AP

    High school buddies followed similar path to jihad

    The two high school buddies loved to shoot hoops and crack jokes with their friends. They both converted to Islam in early adulthood. And both were recruited by terror groups to leave the United States and die for jihadist causes.

    • Aug. 28, 2014
  9. An F/A-18C Hornet launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) on Aug. 25 in the Arabian Gulf. MC3 Brian Stephens / Navy

    U.S. warplanes bomb targets in northern Iraq

    U.S. fighter planes conducted five airstrikes against Islamic State targets in northern Iraq on Thursday, continuing a limited campaign aimed at helping Iraqi and Kurdish forces retake key territory and degrade the militants' capability.

    • Aug. 28, 2014
  10. A resident physician at Scott Air Force Base checks a patient's eyes in this file photo. Scott and at least six other Air Force bases have enlisted the help of mystery patients to evaluate the care they receive at medical centers. Staff Sgt. Ryan Crane / Air Force

    'Mystery patients' evaluate medical staff

    When Col. Bret Burton took command of the 375th Medical Group at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, he put customer satisfaction near the top of his priority list.

    • Aug. 28, 2014
  11. An image taken from a video uploaded on social networks on Aug. 28 shows men in underwear being marched barefoot along a desert road before being allegedly executed by Islamic State (IS) militants at an undisclosed location in Syria's Raqa Province. AFP

    Jihadists kill dozens of captured Syrian soldiers

    The Islamic State group killed more than 160 Syrian government troops seized in recent fighting, posting pictures Thursday of terrified young conscripts stripped down to their underwear before meeting their deaths in the arid Syrian countryside.

    • Aug. 28, 2014
  12. United States U.N. Representative Samantha Power speaks at an Aug. 28 United Nations Security Council meeting about the ongoing Ukrainian-Russian . Andrew Burton / Getty Images

    U.N. Security Council meets on Ukraine crisis

    Alarmed members of the U.N. Security Council demanded Thursday that Russia remove its fighters from a new front in the Ukraine crisis, while the U.S. ambassador accused Moscow of having 'outright lied.'

    • Aug. 28, 2014
  13. Rep. Duncan Hunter: '[Islamic State] in Iraq is not an existential threat to us. They're not going to harm the United States. They're bad guys, yes. If you're there.' Win McNamee/Getty Images

    Rep. Hunter: Islamic State just 'guys in pajamas,' not an 'existential threat'

    A GOP House member who served in Iraq says the Islamic State is not an 'existential threat' to the United States, striking a different tone than other Republicans.

    • Aug. 28, 2014
  14. President Obama speaks on the economy, Iraq, and Ukraine on Aug. 28 at the White House . Charles Dharapak / AP

    Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

    President Obama played down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying 'we don't have a strategy yet' for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in the Middle East.

    • Aug. 28, 2014
  15. A pro-Russian rebel walks in a passage at the local market damaged by shelling in Petrovskiy district in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, on Tuesday. Mstislav Chernov/The Associated Press

    Russian columns enter Ukraine; leader urges calm

    Two columns of tanks and military vehicles rolled into southeastern Ukraine from Russia on Thursday after Grad missiles were fired at a border post and Ukraine's overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said.

    • Aug. 28, 2014
  16. Christopher Lee, right, is escorted into the courtroom for a hearing Tuesday in Joshua Tree, Calif. Lee is charged with murder in the death of Erin Corwin, a fellow Marine's pregnant wife. Richard Lui/The Associated Press

    Cave team: Erin Corwin found in unmapped gold mine

    A cave rescue team said the gold mine where Erin Corwin was found is little more than 'an anonymous hole in the desert' that has not been worked for decades and is not marked on any maps.

    • Aug. 28, 2014
  17. China vows to respond to U.S. surveillance flights

    China said Thursday it will continue responding to U.S. military surveillance flights off its coast, rejecting American accusations that one of Beijing's fighter jets acted recklessly in intercepting a U.S. Navy plane last week.

    • Aug. 28, 2014
  18. 15th and 13th MEUs launch Twitter war

    The Marine Corps' seven Marine Expeditionary Units are designed to deploy at a moment's notice for combat or emergency response, but it seems two of the MEUs have been waging a war a little closer to home.

    • Aug. 28, 2014
  19. Bystanders watch a fire consuming a school in downtown Donetsk on Wednesday after being hit by a shelling. Several civilians died when their car was completely burned after being hit by shell fragments in central Donetsk, the rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine. FRANCISCO LEONG / AFP/Getty Images

    Ukraine president: Russian forces have invaded

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko declared Thursday that 'Russian forces have entered Ukraine' and called an emergency meeting of the nation's security council to respond to what he said was a 'sharp aggravation' in eastern Ukraine, where Ukrainian arm

    • Aug. 28, 2014
  20. This handout picture from the Finnish Air Force taken Thursday shows a Russian AN-72 transport plane, taken by a Finnish aircraft pilot. Finland's Defense Ministry said it suspects a Russian military aircraft on Thursday violated Finnish airspace  the third such incident in six days. Ministry spokesman Max Arhippainen told The Associated Press that a Russian AN-72 transport plane is believed to have crossed into the Nordic country's airspace over the Gulf of Finland for a few minutes. Finnish Air Force/Lehtikuva via AP

    Finland suspects Russian airspace violation

    Finland's Defense Ministry said it suspects a Russian military aircraft on Thursday violated Finnish airspace the third such incident in six days.

    • Aug. 28, 2014
  21. Fort Leavenworth to break ground on new center

    Fort Leavenworth is planning a groundbreaking ceremony next week for a $15.6 million battleground simulation training center.

    • Aug. 28, 2014
  22. 3 charged in assault on disabled S.C. veteran

    Three people have been charged including the victim's granddaughter in a home invasion that resulted in the shooting and wounding of a disabled Vietnam veteran in Rock Hill.

    • Aug. 28, 2014
  23. Veterans Affairs Hospital in Montgomery. Montgomery Advertiser

    Alabama VA employee accused of sexually abusing patient

    A Veterans Affairs Southeast Network employee who works at the Tuskegee VA medical center and was charged with sexual abuse of a veteran patient in February is still receiving a paycheck.

    • Aug. 28, 2014
  24. A fighter from the Islamic State group, armed with a knife and an automatic weapon, next to captured Syrian army soldiers and officers, following the battle for the Tabqa air base, in Raqqa, Syria. AP

    Photos show gruesome Islamic State seizure of base

    The mother of a hostage American journalist pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video directed at the Islamic State group, while new images emerged of mass killings, including masked militants shooting kneeling men after the capture of a strategic air

    • Aug. 27, 2014
  25. A mess hall aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., was named for fallen Marines Lance Cpl. Jordan Haerter, left, and Cpl. Jonathan Yale on Aug. 28. The two were awarded the Navy Cross posthumously for heroism during a 2008 deployment to Iraq. Courtesy photos

    Lejeune mess hall dedicated to Marines who died stopping bomb truck

    Two Marines who earned posthumous Navy Crosses for standing in the way of a truck filled with explosives in Iraq will be honored in the renaming of a mess hall on the base they called home.

    • Aug. 27, 2014
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