• Hamptons town limits aircraft noise amid growing complaints

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — After receiving tens of thousands of complaints about noise from planes and helicopters shuttling the rich and famous into the Hamptons, an eastern Long Island town has passed new laws aimed at curtailing the cacophony. "This is about addressing noise and...

  • Army shutting down wounded warrior transition care units

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time in two years, the U.S. Army is shutting down a number of the specialized medical units that were set up at military bases around the country to help care for severely wounded warriors returning from battle. As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have...

  • Manchin seeks help after W.Va. veterans clinic closes

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    MAXWELTON, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is asking the federal government to provide a mobile clinic or temporary space for one that would serves veterans in West Virginia and Virginia. The West Virginia Democrat made the request in a letter Friday to Veterans Affairs Secretary...

  • Wall honoring Nevada Guard to be unveiled in Carson City

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Officials are unveiling a memorial wall with the names of nearly 3,000 Nevada National Guard soldiers and airmen who have served in combat zones since Sept. 11, 2001. Gov. Brian Sandoval planned to attend the ceremony Friday in Carson City and proclaim it...

  • Friday Military Salute: Something special cooking at Peterson Air Force Base

    eric singer eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Something special is cooking in the kitchen of the Peterson Air Force Base Chapel. Retired Air Force Chaplain David Voelker pours his heart out into his free monthly pasta dinner for anyone or any family at the base who just needs a smile, fellowship and a hot meal, "I love doing it."...

  • Romania to make special flak jackets for its female soldiers

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian research institute is developing a bulletproof vest for the growing number of female soldiers signing up to serve in the country's army. Though the U.S. Army produces flak jackets for women, they are not common worldwide, prompting the Romanian...

  • SpaceX shipment arrives at space station: 1st espresso maker

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The SpaceX supply ship arrived at the International Space Station on Friday, delivering the world's first espresso machine designed exclusively for astronauts. Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti captured the Dragon capsule, which arrived three days...

  • Boisterous Air Force Academy cadets fall silent as woman talks about rape

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Air Force Academy cadets packed Clune Arena on Thursday in an effort to curb sexual assault in their ranks. The "Take Back the Night" event featured the service's top civilian leader, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, and one of the nation's premiere speakers on sexual violence,...

  • Americans with illegal Iraq War souvenirs go unprosecuted

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — As the elected Iraqi government seeks diplomatic respect and struggles to save its ancient sites from the rampages of the Islamic State group, American military members, contractors and others caught with culturally significant artifacts they brought home from...

  • Crow Tribe receives $1.2 million for veterans cemetery

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded $1.2 million to Montana's Crow Tribe to construct a veterans cemetery in Crow Agency. Veterans Affairs Interim Undersecretary Ronald Walters said in a letter to members of Congress that the Apsaalooke Veterans...

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