• US military gets new commander for Asia-Pacific region

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — A new commander has taken over as the top U.S. military officer in the Asia-Pacific region. Adm. Harry Harris assumed command of the U.S. Pacific Command during a ceremony at Pearl Harbor on Wednesday. He replaces Adm. Samuel Locklear, who has retired....

  • Analysis: Against IS, airstrikes may not suffice

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — It's the modern era's military strategy of choice: overwhelming air power delivering precision-guided punishment backed by intelligence on the ground, with minimal exposure for soldiers of the striking side. Seductive though it is to risk-averse governments with...

  • 2nd submariner guilty of sharing videos of women in shower

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MAYPORT NAVAL STATION, Fla. (AP) — A second submariner pleaded guilty Wednesday to sharing videos of female officers undressing for a shower, continuing a case that a prosecutor calls a "black eye" for the Navy's integration of women into the nation's sub fleet. Electronics technician...

  • Southern Arizona residents protest Border Patrol checkpoints

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    AMADO, Ariz. (AP) — Southern Arizona residents are rallying against what they say is the militarization of their communities by the U.S. Border Patrol. Residents of Arivaca spent Wednesday morning protesting at an immigration checkpoint in Amado, about 20 miles north of the...

  • Coast Guard and NOAA investigating NH oil spill

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NEW CASTLE, N.H. (AP) — The Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are continuing to clean up oily water discharged from a ship into the Piscataqua River. The Coast Guard says the discharge came from NOAA's Ferdinand R. Hassler ship on Tuesday. The cause of...

  • Correction: Forgotten Souls story

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In a story May 22 about a military ceremony for 21 long-deceased former patients of Oregon's state psychiatric hospital, The Associated Press reported erroneously that one of them, Arthur B. Hunter, was a Civil War veteran who was born in 1877. Hospital officials...

  • Arkansas legislators endorse $87 million incentive package

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An $87 million incentive package intended to bring a military vehicle assembly plant to south Arkansas easily won initial approval from lawmakers Wednesday, with a handful of Republicans opposing the move as the wrong way to attract business to the state. The...

  • West Virginia editorial roundup

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: May 27 Charleston (West Virginia) Daily Mail on Congress needing to allow crude oil exports: With one action, the U.S. Congress could reduce the nation's trade deficit, grow U.S. jobs, increase revenue and assure more U.S. influence...

  • Keep these tips in mind if you're attending Thursday's Air Force graduation

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    The Air Force Academy's Class of 2015 will graduate Thursday amid pomp and ceremony. Here's a rundown on the event. - Get there early: Falcon Stadium opens at 7 a.m., and the ceremony starts at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. So, if you want to be there on time, plan to hit the road before 6...

  • Report on state's military impact to be released

    Megan Schrader
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Gov. John Hickenlooper will release the results of a $300,000 study of Colorado's military institutions ordered by lawmakers last year to help fend off potential federal cuts to military bases across the nation. The Report on the Comprehensive Military Value and Economic Impact of...

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