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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. Members of an Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker crew refuel a B-52 Stratofortress during a Nov. 13 training exercise. Thomas J. Sobczyk / Air Force

    Global Strike's review of morale expands to bomber crews

    Air Force Global Strike Command's effort to grasp morale problems and outline steps to improve the nuclear community is moving beyond missileers to bomber crews.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  2.  Staff

    May promotions to sergeant, staff sergeant announced

    These soldiers have been chosen for promotion to sergeant and staff sergeant in May, the Army announced on Thursday.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  3. The Air Force says it would save $3.7 billion by eliminating the 353-aircraft A-10 fleet. Airman 1st Class Benjamin Wiseman / Air Force

    Air Force leaders tout states' support for A-10 cuts

    Air National Guard leaders and governors are offering strong support for an Air Force plan to replace A-10 fleets with new missions in six states — unlike a vocal group of congressional lawmakers who have said they will fight to save the Warthog.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  4. 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
  5. The 'Happy Human' symbol associated with Humanisn. Wikimedia Commons

    Army recognizes 'Humanism' as a religious preference

    The Army has taken a step toward officially acknowledging 'humanists' among other faiths and belief systems, ending years of resistance to the idea, advocates say.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  6. Capt. Scott F. Adams, right, commanding officer at Navy Base Point Loma, talks April 24 about an incident on the base in which a sailor was arrested for operating an Airsoft weapon on the base. Adams was accompanied by Lt. Commander Steve Ruh, left. A second sailor who was a friend of the sailor with the weapon was also arrested. Lenny Ignelzi / AP

    Pellet gun firing cause Navy base lockdown

    The commander of Naval Base Point Loma says a report of an armed man on the San Diego base led to detention of a serviceman who had fired a gun that shoots soft plastic pellets.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  7. False active-shooter report sends Sheppard into lockdown

    An Air Force base in the midst of an active-shooter drill Thursday afternoon was forced to abandon the exercise in response to a report of suspected gunfire on the other side of the base.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  8. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Army / AP

    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
  9. 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
  10. Tiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuclear-armed powers

    The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward disarmament and accusing them of 'flagrant vio

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  11. Jorge Torrez AP

    Former Marine sentenced to die in sailor's slaying

    A federal jury sentenced a former Marine to death on Thursday for murdering a fellow service member in 2009, one among a series of violent, sexually motivated attacks he committed over the years.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  12. 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
  13.  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
  14. 3 possible suicides at Fort Bliss last weekend

    Fort Bliss, Texas, is reeling from three deaths on Easter weekend that, while still under investigation, are thought to be suicides.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  15. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, vowed to hold hearings on the lapses in care in the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system. Alex Wong / Getty Images

    Lawmakers vow hearings on Phoenix VA health care issues

    Congressional leaders are promising hearings and further investigation into allegations that officials in the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system covered up lengthy wait times for care of thousands of veterans, contributing to at least 40 deaths.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  16. 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
  17. President Barack Obama gestures Thursday as he attends a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Akasaka State Guest House in Tokyo. President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions 'teed up' — even as he acknowledged those penalties may do little to influence Vladimir Putin's handling of the crisis in Ukraine. Junko Kimura-Matsumoto / AP

    Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'

    Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions 'teed up' — even as he acknowledged those penalties may do little to influence Vladim

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  18. Get paid to graduate from Baltimore school

    There's nothing like free money to motivate you to hit the books — at least, that's what the University of Baltimore hopes.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
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