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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. Two UH-60 Black Hawks assigned to U.S. Army Europe's 12th Combat Aviation Brigade pick up 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) soldiers during an exercise at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Germany on March 28. Spc. Glenn M. Anderson/Army

    4 Army units heading to Eastern Europe

    The U.S. military in Europe is sending four company-sized infantry units, a total of about 600 soldiers, to Eastern Europe, the latest effort to reassure NATO allies in light of Russian aggression in Ukraine, a Pentagon official said Tuesday.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  2. An image made from video of Strike Fighter Squadron 27 based at NAF Atsugi, Japan, flying their F/A 18E Super Hornets has garnered a lot of hits on YouTube. Screenshot

    VIDEO: Hornet squadron streaks past strike group, mountains

    Armed with GoPro-style cameras, Strike Fighter Squadron 27 captured their F/A-18E Super Hornets in action in an exciting video that's getting a lot of views.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  3. Members of 3rd Marine Special Operations Battalion conduct a direct action hit during training in 2009 at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif. Sgt. Steven King/Marine Corps

    New MARSOC role players have very specific qualification requirements

    As Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command prepares for complex missions involving al-Qaida in northern Africa and elsewhere, it is hiring highly qualified role players to help its operators train.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  4. Spy vs. Spy: Former SecDef Gates talks Putin

    Before he became secretary of defense, Robert Gates spent a career at the CIA when U.S intelligence agents were pitted against the KGB.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  5. Midshipman 2nd Class Gabriel Voumard allegedly ran aggressively toward a cab driver with a knife. Anne Arundel County Police Department

    Midshipman accused of assaulting cab driver with knife

    Anne Arundel County police say a 22-year-old Naval Academy midshipman has been charged with assault after threatening a cab driver with a butter knife.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  6. Staff Sgt. Aaron Driver with his wife, Jennifer. Courtesy of STAFF Sgt. Aaron Driver

    Letter: Why I won't re-enlist

    Tired of waiting for deployments to slow down and other hardships of military life, Staff Sgt.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  7. The Obama administration is reportedly considering options to leave far fewer troops in Afghanistan after this year than the top U.S. and NATO commander for Afghanistan has recommended. Munir Uz Zaman / AFP

    Report: U.S. may leave fewer troops in Afghanistan

    The Obama administration is reportedly considering options to leave far fewer troops in Afghanistan after this year than the top U.S. and NATO commander for Afghanistan has recommended.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  8. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden gestures as he delivers a speech Tuesday after meeting with Ukraine's acting Prime Minister during his visit in Kiev. Sergei Supinsky / AFP via Getty Images

    Biden: Russia must 'stop talking and start acting'

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia on Tuesday that '

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  9. General officer assignments announced

    Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh announced the following general officer assignments April 21:

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  10. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, right, talks with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk during an April 22 meeting in Kiev, Ukraine. Andrew Kravchenko / AP

    Ukraine orders offensive as Biden presses Russia

    Ukraine's president on Tuesday ordered the country's forces to renew a military operation against pro-Russian militants in East Ukraine after the killing of two men and a shooting at a plane.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  11. South Carolina's top military man begins re-election campaign

    Maj. Gen. Robert Livingston, South Carolina's adjutant general, lauded the state's Army and Air Force National Guard as one of the nation's top military organizations Tuesday and asked voters to re-elect him so he can work to keep it that way.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  12. Veteran Marine Sgt. Shannon Ihrke was selected for one of five special covers for the May issue of Maxim magazine, which 'salutes the military.' Ihrke spent four years in the Marine Corps before pursuing a career in modeling. Marley Kate/Maxim

    Interview: 5 questions for the Marine turned Maxim model

    Veteran Marine Sgt. Shannon Ihrke is wearing a lot less than MARPAT these days. The 25-year-old can be found on the cover of this month's military appreciation issue of Maxim magazine, sporting a star-spangled bikini and a salute.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  13. This April 18, 2012, satellite image provided by GeoEye shows North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear test site. Commercial satellite imagery shows increased activity at North Korea's nuclear test site but not enough to indicate an underground atomic explosion is imminent, a U.S. research institute said Tuesday. GeoEye / AP

    Activity at North Korea site hints at nuke test preps

    Commercial satellite imagery shows increased activity at North Korea's nuclear test site but not enough to indicate an underground atomic explosion is imminent, a U.S. research institute said Tuesday.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  14. Judge: Prosecutors must turn over info on secret CIA prisons

    Prosecutors must turn over never-revealed details about the time a Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after his arrest in connection with the deadly attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a military judge's order released Tuesday.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  15. Col. Brian L. Pearl Army

    Fort Carson commander suspended after insensitivity claims

    A Fort Carson commander who wasn't allowed to leave for Afghanistan with his troops last month was suspended over allegations that he was insensitive to victims of sexual assault and discrimination, a newspaper reported Tuesday.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  16. Allison Hickey, VA's benefits chief, has questioned calls by health officials to use the phrase 'Gulf War illness' to describe the various health problems in veterans of the 1990-'91 conflict. Robert Turtil/Defense Department

    Top VA official questions use of term 'Gulf War illness'

    After the Institute of Medicine in March recommended using the term 'Gulf War illness' to describe symptoms affecting more than 200,000 Persian Gulf War veterans, a top Veterans Affairs Department official expressed concern that such a change would imply

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  17. Foreign troops now eligible for Defense Meritorious Service Medal

    President Obama has signed an executive order that allows foreign troops who work with the U.S. military to be eligible for the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  18. Dept. of Juvenile Justice youth, volunteers making urns for S.C. veterans

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Department of Juvenile Justice is participating in a project to build urns to hold the unclaimed cremated remains of military veterans.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  19. Sub records detailed images of WWII wreck

    A Massachusetts-based company says one of its unmanned submarines has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank off the coast of England during World War II.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  20. 91-year-old World War II veteran gets honor

    A 91-year-old World War II veteran in suburban Detroit has received a long-overdue honor.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  21. Vic Morris retired from the Air Force in 1961 as a lieutenant colonel. He was a flight engineer on the B-29 Superfortress 'Danny-Mite' that was shot down over Tokyo on May 24, 1945, during World War II. Derik Holtmann / Belleville News-Democrat via AP

    WWII vet overcomes survivor's guilt, tells story

    For nearly 69 years, Frances Corona has wondered how her brother met his fate in World War II.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  22. Delaware's National Guard gets new headquarters

    The building's rugged exterior stonework stands atop sculpted grounds cut into the north side of the New Castle Airport. Daylight streams into a tall lobby and three glassed rotundas that anchor the 109,000-square-foot building.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  23. Active-duty captain selectees announced

    Congratulations to the following line officers selected for promotion to captain — names announced in a fleet-wide message, ALNAV 028/14, released Monday:

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  24. Ships from the George Washington Carrier Strike Group, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force and the Republic of Korea navy are underway during a trilateral exercise on June 22, 2012. Naval officials from the U.S. and two dozen Asia-Pacific nations adopted an agreement Tuesday aimed at improving communication at sea to reduce the possibility of conflict amid rising friction between an increasingly assertive China and its neighbors. MC3 Kaitlyn R. Breitkreutz / Navy

    Asia-Pacific navies sign communication agreement

    Naval officials from the U.S.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  25. Airmen return from a six-month deployment to Afghanistan. The Air Force's revised figures show 2,132 enlisted airmen and 323 officers have been approved for early retirement. Airman 1st Class Betty Chevalier/Air Force

    Air Force corrects figures on early retirement approvals

    The Air Force has corrected an error in the number of enlisted airmen it said had been approved for early retirement.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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