More Military Articles

  • Medicaid expansion, budget top governor's debate

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Medicaid expansion and the state budget emerged as key issues Wednesday in Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan and Republican businessman Walt Havenstein's first televised debate. Hassan, who is seeking her second term, has centered her campaign on bipartisan...

  • Peterson Air Force Base commands monitor attack in Canada

    TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Leaders of the bi-national North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado Springs were warily monitoring an attack on Ottawa's Parliament Hill, but had not increased security across the continent. The Peterson Air Force Base command represents the largest permanent foreign...

  • US increases security, though no threats cited

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The military increased security Wednesday at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery after fatal shootings at a Canadian war memorial and Parliament, even though the FBI and the Homeland Security Department said there was no specific threat against the...

  • Navy sailor medevaced off ship to hospital

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A sailor aboard the USS Barry was taken by a Coast Guard helicopter to a Navy hospital in Portsmouth. The Coast Guard says the 36-year-old man was experiencing chest pains early Wednesday morning. Watchstanders aboard the guided-missile destroyer requested...

  • Arguments conclude in Navy silencer-contract trial

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — It might seem improper on the surface for a Navy intelligence director to divert nearly $2 million in government funds to his boss' brother in the form of a secret, no-bid contract to build hundreds of untraceable rifle silencers, but in the convoluted world of...

  • 30 Maine Guard members home from Middle East

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — About 30 members of the Maine National Guard are home from a six-month deployment to Afghanistan. Thirteen members of the 243rd Engineering Installation Squadron arrived late Tuesday and another 15 arrived shortly before noon Wednesday to waiting family and...

  • DHS: No specific threat to US amid Canada shooting

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department says there is no specific threat to the U.S. amid the ongoing shooting incident in Ottawa, Ontario. The department said Wednesday that it is continuing to monitor the situation in the Canadian capital, and U.S. security efforts will...

  • Admiral: 8-month deployments not sustainable

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy's top admiral told sailors on Wednesday that lengthy eight-month deployments are no longer sustainable and that he's got a plan to make seven-month cruises the standard. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert made the comments during an all-hands...

  • White House says immigration plans not final yet

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Wednesday cautioned against making assumptions about President Barack Obama's changes to immigration rules based on a new federal contract proposal from the Homeland Security Department to buy enough supplies to make as many as 34 million immigrant...

  • Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Lawmakers in Iraq's largely autonomous Kurdish region Wednesday authorized peshmerga forces to go to neighboring Syria and help fellow Kurds combat Islamic State militants in the key border town of Kobani, providing much-needed boots on the ground. The unprecedented...

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement