• Coast Guard, Navy to conduct exercise in Chesapeake Bay

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The Coast Guard and the Navy plan to conduct a joint training exercise in the lower Chesapeake Bay. The cruise ship Spirit of Norfolk also will participate. The exercise is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon on Monday. The Coast Guard says the goal of the exercise...

  • ND Guard sexual assault response coordinator recognized

    Updated: Sun, May 3, 2015

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A social worker who leads a program within the North Dakota National Guard to help prevent sexual assaults and aid victims in their recovery has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense. The federal agency has named Heather Mattson the 2015 Sexual...

  • Memorial for military bomb techs adds 7 names from WW II

    Updated: Sun, May 3, 2015

    EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) — The names of seven military bomb technicians who died in World War II are now part of a memorial wall at Eglin Air Force Base. The Northwest Florida Daily News (http://bit.ly/1EO8nUL ) reported that the names of the seven soldiers, sailors and Marines...

  • Kuster co-sponsors bill to honor top-secret WWII unit

    Updated: Sun, May 3, 2015

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Congresswoman Annie Kuster is co-sponsoring a bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the World War II special troops known as the "Ghost Army." The Ghost Army — whose contributions remained classified for more than four decades — diverted enemy...

  • A history lesson and cake help Fort Carson soldiers adjust to name change

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, May 3, 2015

    Piles of cake and a talk about history helped Fort Carson's 2nd Brigade Combat Team deal with something of an identity crisis. Last month, the unit switched names, dropping the 4th Brigade Combat Team moniker in favor of the new title, which belonged to a unit that was folded this...

  • French defense chief urges soldiers to admit African abuse

    Updated: Sun, May 3, 2015

    PARIS (AP) — France's defense minister wants any soldiers involved in alleged sexual abuse of boys in Central African Republic to come forward to limit the damage to the military's image. Jean-Yves Le Drian, in an interview with the Journal du Dimanche newspaper Sunday, described his...

  • Military Update: House committee overwhelmingly supports retirement system changes

    By TOM PHILPOTT Military Update -
    Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    Despite vigorous opposition from a few colleagues who are military retirees, the House Armed Services Committee voted overwhelming Wednesday to give future generations of service members something different from the all-or-nothing 20-year retirement system the military has relied on...

  • Military briefing: Morse code out of Army training

    The Gazette -
    Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    AFA will help develop drone for fishing Air Force Academy cadets could be a boon for fishermen thanks to a new research program announced Friday. The academy said it will work with Aspect Robotics of Denver to develop a drone that could be used to spot fruitful fishing grounds....

  • Colorado Springs area military events starting May 3

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    THURSDAY Connect for a Cause - Pikes Peak Military Networking Group - 4:30-6:30 p.m., DoubleTree World Arena, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., $10. Registration: csbj.com/events. FRIDAY Military Spouse Appreciation Day Celebration - With beauty treatments, massages, financial...

  • Nigeria: Nearly 300 freed women, children led to safety

    Updated: Sat, May 2, 2015

    YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Their faces were gaunt, their hair tinted orange, their stomachs distended, all signs of malnutrition. They looked ragged, lost, shattered. But the girls were alive and free. They were among a group of 275 children and women rescued from Boko Haram extremists, the...

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