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    Four flag officers assigned

    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jon Greenert announced four new flag officer assignments Tuesday.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  1. President Obama speaks about veterans issues at the American Legion's 96th National Convention on Aug. 26 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C. Charles Dharapak / AP

    Obama announces veterans mental health efforts, but most aren't new

    In his speech before the American Legion on Tuesday, President Obama touted new initiatives intended to improve mental health treatment and support for service members and veterans.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  2. This undated photo provided by the Wisconsin Historical Society shows First Lt. Alonzo Cushing. Wisconsin Historical Society / AP

    151 years after Gettysburg, a Medal of Honor recipient

    Of the 3,487 men and one woman who have received the Medal of Honor, 644 have been awarded the nation's highest military honor posthumously.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  3. American woman is being held hostage in Syria

    The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said Tuesday.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  4. A screenshot of Douglas McAuthure McCain's Facebook profile picture. via Facebook

    Reports: American dies fighting for Islamic State

    A 33-year-old San Diego man was killed over the weekend fighting for the Islamic State, NBC News and CNN are reporting.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  5. U.S. giving extra $60M in military aid to Tunisia

    The U.S. has announced it will be giving Tunisia another $60 million in military aid next year.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  6. An Islamist fighter from the Fajr Libya (Libyan Dawn) coalition flashes the V sign for victory on Aug. 24 at the entrance of Tripoli international airport. Mahmud Turkia / Getty Images

    Arab strikes in Libya show impatience with U.S.

    Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamic militias inside Libya, the United States publicly acknowledged Tuesday, another sharp jolt to American-led attempts over the past three years to stabilize Libya after dicta

    • Aug. 26, 2014
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    Navy pulls protesting nurse from Guantanamo

    A Navy nurse who was the first, and apparently only, member of the medical staff at Guantanamo to refuse to take part in the feeding of hunger striking prisoners has had his assignment cut short at the U.S. base in Cuba, officials said Tuesday.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  7. President Obama speaks about veterans issues at the American Legion's 96th National Convention on Aug. 26 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C.. Charles Dharapak / AP

    Obama to announce VA initiatives today at American Legion convention

    The White House is unveiling a slate of executive actions Tuesday designed to ease troops' transition from military to civilian life and boost veterans medical-care options in the wake of scandals at the Veterans Affairs Department.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
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    Air Force wife Adrianna Domingos-Lupher is being honored as a White House Champion of Change, but says she didn't become an entrepreneur for the recognition. Courtesy photo

    Spouse to receive White House entrepreneurship honor

    Air Force wife Adrianna Domingos-Lupher said she was 'floored' when she learned she is being honored as a White House Champion of Change, but she didn't become an entrepreneur for the recognition.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  8. The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Phoenix, Ariz. Christian Petersen / Getty Images

    IG: Better training, new scheduling practices needed at Phoenix VA

    A scathing report looking into care delay problems at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health system recommends an overhaul in scheduling practices, better training and oversight for all employees, and possible firing of numerous system leaders as starting po

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  9. People walk past a homeless veteran in Hollywood, California, in 2012. Data from the Department Housing and Urban Development's annual point-in-time count of homeless Americans showed 8,000 fewer homeless vets since the 2013 count. Frederic J. Brown / AFP via Getty Images

    HUD: Number of homeless veterans continues to drop

    The number of homeless veterans dropped under 50,000 last year, the fourth consecutive year of decreases since White House officials refocused efforts on getting that population into stable housing.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  10. VA Secretary Bob McDonald visits the Phoenix VA Medical Center on Aug. 9. Department of Veterans Affairs

    No proof deaths caused by delay in VA care, IG says

    Veterans Affairs leaders say they're relieved that investigators have found no evidence of patient deaths connected to serious medical appointment delay problems at the Phoenix VA Health Care System, but said the months-long review still points to numerou

    • Aug. 25, 2014
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    Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jason Snider studies aboard the amphibious assault ship Nassau. Snider is taking a college level English course given by the Navy College Program for Afloat College Education. MCSN Jonathan Pankau/Navy

    TA rule changes: Tougher grade requirement, but more sailors eligible

    An estimated 39,000 more first-term sailors are now eligible for tuition assistance with their commanding officer's approval, under a tuition assistance overhaul unveiled Aug. 21.

    • Aug. 25, 2014
  11. Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem speaks during an Aug. 25 press conference. AP

    Syrian official warns U.S.: No unilateral airstrikes

    Syria said Monday it was ready to help confront the rising threat from the Islamic State group, but warned the United States against carrying out airstrikes without Damascus' consent, saying any such attack would be considered an aggression.

    • Aug. 25, 2014
  12. Iraqi premier-designate Haider al-Abadi speaks Aug. 25 at his first press conference since accepting the nomination to be Iraq's next prime minister in Baghdad, Iraq. Office of the Iraqi Prime Minister / AP

    Iraq premier-designate: Militias must follow state

    Iraq's prime minister-designate called Monday on the country's numerous Shiite militias and tribes to come under government control and stop acting independently, as violence killed at least 58 people in areas where the Muslim sect dominates.

    • Aug. 25, 2014
  13. VA touts progress on suicides; data tell another story

    Seven years ago, the Veterans Affairs Department rejected allegations by media outlets and watchdog organizations that America faced a suicide epidemic among former military personnel.

    • Aug. 25, 2014
  14. Iran TV shows off allegedly downed Israeli drone

    Iran's state TV on Monday broadcast footage purported to show an Israeli drone the country's Revolutionary Guard claimed to have shot down over the weekend near an Iranian nuclear site.

    • Aug. 25, 2014
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    Officials: White House reviewing equipment program

    The White House is conducting a review of programs that have equipped local police departments with military gear from the Pentagon, urged by President Obama's call for more separation between the nation's armed forces and civilian law enforcement.

    • Aug. 25, 2014
  15. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., talks to reporters July 8 after a closed meeting on Iraq and Afghanistan on Capitol Hill. Jim Watson / Getty Images

    Sen. Graham hints at future strikes against Islamic State

    As the Obama administration weighs further action against the Islamic State, one of the top defense voices on the Hill is sending clear signals he expects action soon.

    • Aug. 24, 2014
  16. A fighter from the Islamic State group inspects a military truck on Aug. 7 in Raqqa, Syria. AP

    Islamic State fighters capture major Syrian air base

    Islamic State fighters captured a major military air base in northeastern Syria on Sunday, eliminating the last government-held outpost in a province dominated by the extremist group, activists and state media said.

    • Aug. 24, 2014
  17. This screen grab shows Peter Theo Curtis, a 45-year-old author and freelance journalist, while detained in Syria. Curtis was released August 24, after being held hostage for 22 months by an Islamic rebel group in Syria. AFP via Getty Images

    Captive U.S. journalist freed in Syria

    An American held captive for two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria was released Sunday, according to the Obama administration.

    • Aug. 24, 2014
  18. Peshmerga fighters inspect the remains of a car on Aug. 18 that with an image of the trademark jihadist flag of Islamic State (IS) militants after it was targeted by an American airstrike in the village of Baqufa, Iraq. Ahmad Al-Rubaye / AFP

    Islamic State biggest threat since 9/11, officials say

    The Islamic State presents the greatest terrorist threat to Americans since 9/11, and fighting it will take more than air strikes in Iraq, according to a top member of Congress and a retired four-star general.

    • Aug. 24, 2014
  19. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during an Aug. 24 press conference with his Iraqi counterpart Hoshyar Zebari in Baghdad. Ahmed Saad / AP

    Iran says Iraq able to fight militants alone

    Iran sees no need to send fighters to help the Iraqi government battle the Islamic State group, even as Sunni militants inch closer to the Iraq-Iran border, its top diplomat said Sunday.

    • Aug. 24, 2014
  20. The Iranian nuclear power plant of Natanz. Henghameh Fahimi / AFP

    Iran says it downs Israeli drone near nuclear site

    Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said Sunday its forces shot down an Israeli drone as it approached an Iranian nuclear site, recovering major parts of what it described as an advanced aircraft.

    • Aug. 24, 2014

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