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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 QF-4 Drone in flight as it is tracked by a missile at Tyndall AFB, Fla. The drones are used as moving targets to test weapons. (Courtesy photo) Courtesy photo

    Training aircraft overruns runway at Tyndall

    A QF-4 targeting aircraft overran a runway Tuesday at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., causing damage to the aircraft. Investigators say there was no danger to the public or a nearby highway.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  2. Making E-8 gets slightly tougher

    The latest E-8 selection board convened Monday with a mandate to select 1,445 of 12,010 eligible chief petty officers to pin a senior chief's star over their anchors.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  3. President Barack Obama steps from Air Force One Wednesday as he arrives at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo. Carolyn Kaster / AP

    Obama: U.S.-Japan treaty applies to disputed islands

    President Barack Obama confirmed Wednesday that America's mutual security treaty with Japan applies to the islands at the center of a territorial dispute between China and Japan.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  4. McConnell base gets final OK for refueling tankers

    McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita has received final approval to become the main operating site for the Air Force's new KC-46A air refueling tanker.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  5. In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Bradley Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick. A northeast Kansas judge will make a final determination Wednesday on Manning's request to change her name from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning. AP

    Judge to mull Chelsea Manning name change request

    A judge will on Wednesday consider Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning's petition to legally change her name from Bradley, as she serves a 35-year sentence for passing classified U.S. government information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  6. Obama visit to Asia seen as counterweight to China

    President Barack Obama's travels through Asia aim to reassure partners about the renewed U.S. commitment to the region, with an eye both to China's rising assertiveness and the fast-growing markets that are the center of gravity for global growth.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  7. Soldier faces hearing in killings of Iraqi boys

    A U.S. soldier accused of deliberately killing two unarmed teenage boys as they herded cattle in Iraq seven years ago is due in military court.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  8. Cause of child's death debated in soldier's murder trial

    A defense lawyer for a former soldier accused of punching his 5-year-old daughter to death said Tuesday an autopsy showed evidence of lasting injuries that weakened the girl before she died.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  9. State Dept. says Egypt cleared for US military aid

    The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  10. Ex-cop named N.Y. Army Guard's top enlisted soldier

    A retired Rochester police officer who served in the Iraq War has been selected to become the next senior enlisted soldier in the New York Army National Guard.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  11. Coast Guard convicts petty officer in assault case

    A jury of eight Coast Guard members, after a weeklong court-martial in federal court in New Orleans, has convicted one of their own in a sexual assault of a female Coast Guard member in late 2012.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  12. Recruits trending older in U.S. military

    New recruits in the U.S. military are getting slightly older, with more than half of Army enlistees age 20 or above compared with a few decades ago when only a third were in the older age group, according to a RAND Corp. study released Wednesday.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. General officer assignments announced

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

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
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