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War College to investigate plagiarism allegations

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 23:29
Sen. John Walsh remained steadfast Thursday amid an investigation into whether he plagiarized a research project required for a master's degree, winning fresh backing from fellow Democrats in Montana and the governor who appointed him to the Senate earlier this year.

Political realities can also take hostages

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 17:58
We are talking about people everywhere who fail to demand what they know, deep down, is in the best interest of their families and fellow citizens.

AP's top photos of the week

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 16:52
Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

Suicide's toll: Survey says half of vets know someone who has tried it

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 16:32
Nearly half of all respondents to a major survey of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans know at least one veteran from those conflicts who has tried to kill himself.

VA reform effort turns into a political fight in Congress

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 15:51
Weeks of simmering, closed-door disagreement in Congress over how to fix the Department of Veterans Affairs erupted into a public political fight Thursday that threatened to derail any chance of a final reform bill this summer.

Space shuttle astronaut Henry Hartsfield Jr. dies at 80

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:54
Over his career as an astronaut, Henry "Hank" Hartsfield Jr. spent many years in training and only 20 days in orbit — but they were very good days.

Fort Detrick research leaders confident despite CDC safety breach

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:49
The people in charge of Fort Detrick’s biocontainment labs are confident in their operations, even as safety breaches at other federal agencies lead Congress to question lab security.

Aviation history honored at New Hampshire museum

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:47
The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire opened its doors July 19 for a special day to remember the history of the Manchester airport when it was known as the Grenier Air Force base.

Senate approves nominations of Dunford, Campbell, Votel, Gortney

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:29
The Senate on Thursday confirmed the nominations of Adm. Bill Gortney to be commander of U.S. Northern Command and NORAD, Army Gen. John Campbell as commander of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford as commandant of the Marine Corps, and Lt. Gen. Joseph Votel as commander of U.S. Special Operations Command.

McDonald confirmation as VA secretary is delayed

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:05
The vote to confirm Robert McDonald as the next secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs is no longer on the Senate’s schedule for Thursday.

Fireworks

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 13:15

Off-base events

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 13:14
A calendar of nearby events of interest to people living on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.

Smaller BAH raises, higher drug co-pays gain steam

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:30
The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved a fiscal 2015 defense money bill that fully supports the Senate Armed Services Committee’s earlier embrace of key military compensation curbs sought by the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Veteran from Maine has change of heart on medal for courage under fire

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:29
On Oct. 15, 1970, in the steamy hot jungles of Vietnam, Pvt. Rob Jackson did something most soldiers probably would avoid. He ran into the middle of a ferocious firefight without a weapon. All because he heard someone shout one word: “Doc!”

Sanders offers lower-cost bill to reform VA

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:58
With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee's chairman has offered to scale back a Senate-passed bill to improve health care services for veterans.

NATO’s weaknesses are in full view

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:51
NATO has never been bigger nor have its missions ever been more ambitious. And yet it is paralyzed, incapable of playing any role in a crisis right on its European doorstep.

Medal of Honor recipient Leroy Petry returning to civilian life

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:21
Since President Barack Obama awarded him the medal at a July 2011 White House ceremony, Master Sgt. Leroy Petry’s life has been a whirlwind of events representing the Army in public and raising morale for soldiers of all ranks.

Army: Patient IDs wrongly trashed at Ala base

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:09
The military says as many as 2,300 patients are affected by a breach of personal information at the Lyster Army Health Clinic at Fort Rucker.

Marines investigate corporal who vanished in Iraq

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:49
Marine Corps officers have launched a formal investigation into whether a Lebanese-American Marine deserted his unit in Iraq or months later after returning to the United States, a military spokesman said Thursday.

Ukraine accused of targeting civilians in east

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:41
War literally came to Alexander Litvinenko's living room, when a missile punched a gaping hole into the wall of his ninth-floor apartment. The 53-year-old college philosophy teacher had just stepped into his study to check the news online, barely escaping death.