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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. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos has been cleared in a Defense Department Inspector General's Office investigation into allegations of unlawful command influence. Patrick Kelley/Coast Guard

    Investigation clears top Marine general of tampering in sensitive legal cases

    The Pentagon's investigative agency has cleared the Marine Corps' top general of allegations he and other senior officials manipulated military justice to ensure several troops were punished for a making an inappropriate video three years ago in Afghanist

    • Aug. 1, 2014
  2. 550 majors to be separated in reduction in force

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh has approved the results of reduction-in-force boards that will require 550 Regular Army majors to separate or retire from active duty by next spring.

    • Aug. 1, 2014
  3. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh and Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James deliver their State of the Air Force message during a Pentagon press conference July 30. Scott M. Ash/Air Force

    30-year strategy calls for new approach to Air Force careers

    The Air Force should create a way for airmen to leave the service, gather real-world experience and then bring that back into the Air Force without being punished for it, according to the service's 30-year plan unveiled July 30.

    • Aug. 1, 2014
  4. Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno addresses leaders at the first CSA Army Profession Symposium, held at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. on July 30-31. David Vergun/Army

    At West Point symposium, top leaders ponder 'the Army ethic'

    For two days, more than 150 of the Army’s top general officers and senior enlisted leaders, with some help from authors and academics, pored over white papers, compiled briefings from breakout groups and debated everything from the Founding Fathers to Facebook.

    • Aug. 1, 2014
  5. Larson

    Two-time supe remembered for service to academy

    Adm. Charles Larson, a 40-year Navy veteran credited with righting the Naval Academy after the largest cheating scandal in its history, died July 26 after a two-year battle with leukemia. He was 77.

    • Aug. 1, 2014
  6.  Air Force

    IG report on F-22 pilots expected soon

    The Defense Department inspector general is set to complete its report on two F-22 pilots who spoke out more than two years ago about oxygen problems with the jet.

    • Aug. 1, 2014
  7. Maj. Gen. Stephen G. Fogarty, left, will succeed Maj. Gen. Lawarren V. Patterson, right, as commanding general of the Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon, according to a Defense Department release. Army

    Army announces pair of 2-star general assignments

    The Army announced two general officer assignments on Friday.

    • Aug. 1, 2014
  8. A Liberian military police truck with warnings on its side door, one reading 'Tell Everyone You Meet About Ebola' patrol through the streets to prevent panic by people over the Ebola virus in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, on Friday. Abbas Dulleh/The Associated Press

    DoD may send personnel to Africa to help fight Ebola epidemic

    Defense Department officials are discussing the possibility of sending personnel to western Africa to assist with the Ebola epidemic there.

    • Aug. 1, 2014
  9. Kwast, O'Shaughnessy nominated for third stars

    President Obama has nominated Air Force Maj. Gen. Steven L. Kwast and Maj. Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy for appointment to lieutenant general and for new assignments, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today.

    • Aug. 1, 2014
  10. Team USA guard Kevin Durant (right) dribbles the ball against guard James Harden (left) during a team practice session. Stephen R. Sylvanie/USA TODAY Sports

    ESPN2 to air Team USA hoops practice from West Point

    A visit from the U.S. men's basketball team has been on the U.S. Military Academy's calendar for months. Friday, USA Basketball announced that cadets won't be the only ones who can see some of the NBA's best take the court in West Point, N.Y.

    • Aug. 1, 2014
  11. Major says his fast-food soda was spiked with wet wipes

    A Washington State soldier claims that a fast food worker spiked his soda with anti-microbial wipes after the two bickered at the drive-through window.

    • Aug. 1, 2014
  12. Smoke billows following an Israeli military strike Friday east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. A Palestinian official says Israeli shelling has killed at least 27 Palestinians in southern Gaza as an Israel-Hamas truce unraveled less hours after coming into effect. Said Khatib / AFP via Getty Images

    35 Palestinians killed as Gaza truce unravels

    A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying one of its soldiers may have been abducted.

    • Aug. 1, 2014
  13. An Army medic checks the eyes of a Marine during a medevac mission in Afghanistan. New research shows the shock waves of IED blasts can damage the eyes of nearby troops even if they are not injured by shrapnel. Army photo

    Study: Shock waves can damage eyes

    A decade ago, the Defense Department launched a combat eye protection program that contributed to a drop in war-related eye injuries.

    • Aug. 1, 2014
  14. A South Korean army's K-55 A1 self-propelled howitzer fires during a military exercise in Yeoncheon near the demilitarized zone that divides the two Koreas, South Korea, on Wednesday. Lim Byung-shick/Yonhap via AP

    North Korea seeks UN meeting on U.S.-South Korea drills

    North Korea has asked for an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council to protest upcoming U.S.-South Korean military exercises.

    • Aug. 1, 2014
  15. Former President Bill Clinton delivers a speech in Beverly Hills, Calif., in 2001. Kevork Djansezian/AP

    Clinton, in 2001, on bin Laden: 'I could have killed him'

    Former President Bill Clinton told an audience in Australia just hours before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks that he passed on the chance to kill Osama bin Laden with a military strike, according to an audio tape just released.

    • Aug. 1, 2014
  16. An Ukrainian government army soldier approaches to a damaged bridge near the village of Debaltseve, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, on Thursday. Dmitry Lovetsky/The Associated Press

    Obama, Putin discuss Ukraine, missile treaty

    President Obama told Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday that the United States remains deeply concerned that Russia is ramping up support for pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine. It was the first conversation between the leaders since the U.S.

    • Aug. 1, 2014
  17. New Tricare policy retains therapists

    A new Defense Health Agency policy allows Tricare patients to get therapy from certain mental health specialists who otherwise would have been dropped from the military's list of approved providers this year.

    • Aug. 1, 2014
  18. Little Rock AFB welcomes new commander

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Little Rock Air Force Base has welcomed a new commander to its 314th Airlift Wing.

    • Aug. 1, 2014
  19. Post-9/11 vet unemployment rate jumps again in July

    The volatile unemployment rate for the youngest generation of veterans jumped again in July, reaching 9.2 percent, matching the highest monthly rate recorded so far this year, government data show.

    • Aug. 1, 2014
  20. Death of N.Y. airman could bring higher charge

    A bar manager could face more serious charges following the death this week of a patron he is accused of pushing down a flight of stairs more than two months ago, a prosecutor said Friday.

    • Aug. 1, 2014
  21. Volunteers award runners finishers medals at the finish line during the 3rd annual Bagram Marathon here Sept. 15, 2013. More than 700 people participated in either the full-marathon or the half-marathon. The Bagram Marathon is an extension of the Air Force Marathon held at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio, Sept. 21. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephenie Wade)

    Shadow runs let deployed service members participate in stateside races

    Shadow runs are as much about connecting troops to those back home as they are about racing in the sandbox.

    • Aug. 1, 2014
  22. Arrest made after man sped into Naval Station Great Lakes

    Authorities say a man is in custody after he allegedly sped through the main gate of a Chicago-area naval station and slammed into two security cars during a police chase.

    • Aug. 1, 2014
  23. A protester holds a picture of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a July 14 demonstration against the Japanese government's decision to change the nation's war-renouncing constitution to allow for a greater military role military. Koji Sasahara / AP

    Biden praises Japan's new military policy

    Vice President Joe Biden is welcoming Japan's decision to loosen restrictions on its military to allow greater use of force to defend other countries.

    • Aug. 1, 2014
  24. CIA Director John O. Brennan Carolyn Kaster / AP

    CIA director reverses himself on Senate spying

    For months, CIA Director John Brennan stood firm in his insistence that the CIA had little to be ashamed of after searching the computers of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

    • Aug. 1, 2014
  25. Submarine Squadron 6 to get new commander

    A Norfolk-based submarine squadron is getting a new commanding officer.

    • Aug. 1, 2014
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