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US airstrikes begin in Syria, Pentagon says

1 hour 31 min ago
The U.S. military expanded its war against the Islamic State late Monday by sending waves of warplanes and launching Tomahawk missiles into Syria in an aggressive, risk-laden operation that marks a new phase in the conflict.

Disguised Islamic State militants kill 40 Iraqi troops, capture scores

2 hours 56 min ago
Meanwhile, the U.S. military said Monday that airstrikes on Islamic State targets southwest of the oil-rich northern city of Kirkuk destroyed two military vehicles and a tank and damaged a Humvee.

Ammo, machete found in suspected White House intruder's car, prosecutor says

3 hours 20 min ago
A prosecutor said Monday that investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in the car of former soldier Omar J. Gonzalez, accused of sprinting inside the White House with a knife.

Oshkosh prototype vehicle completes Defense Department review

6 hours 43 min ago
Oshkosh Corp. says its prototype vehicle aimed at replacing thousands of military Humvees, has completed the Defense Department's production readiness review, which evaluated the company's manufacturing readiness and production planning capabilities.

Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr.: Nominee to be next PACOM chief was born in Japan

6 hours 46 min ago
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has nominated Navy Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., an officer born in Yokosuka, Japan, to be the next commander of U.S. Pacific Command.

Pentagon: Chinese hackers did not impact TRANSCOM's mission

6 hours 49 min ago
Chinese cyber hackers "did not impact U.S. Transportation Command's ability to conduct its global mission," according to a Defense Department spokeswoman.

History presentation sheds light on 19th-century draft resisters

6 hours 56 min ago
Nowadays President Abraham Lincoln is so admired for freeing the slaves and preserving the Union, it might surprise some people to realize there were citizens in Northern states who wanted no part of the Civil War.

Oil-rich Kirkuk in Iraq’s north risks attack by Islamic State

6 hours 58 min ago
Perhaps no place in the sprawling zone under Kurdish authority is as vulnerable as Kirkuk province, long the focus of competing regional and international interests. For decades, its immense petroleum reserves have been a blessing and a curse.

Omar Gonzalez: A troubled veteran at the White House’s door

7 hours 16 min ago
Omar Gonzalez was always popular along the quiet cul de sac of neat suburban homes near Fort Hood. “Omar, Omar!” children would shout as they ran to his front door. But at some point, neighbors of the decorated combat veteran started to worry.

Website documents Camp Lejeune water contamination

7 hours 23 min ago
Gavin Smith is hte founder of, a website with media reports, studies and videos relating to the historic water contamination at Camp Lejeune.

Measuring the savings at the military commissary

8 hours 29 min ago
In Hampton Roads, an area heavy with competition from four major supermarket chains and giant discounter Wal-Mart, are the prices at the military commissaries really that much lower?

Two missing Afghan police officers located in Buffalo area

9 hours 52 min ago
They came as our guests and apparently liked what they saw. Why else would two Afghan policemen wander off from their assigned training program in Virginia and end up 400 miles away in Buffalo?

Activision hires Rudy Giuliani to fight Noriega's 'Call of Duty' suit

10 hours 7 min ago
Rudy Giuliani is back to denouncing "an evil, heinous criminal," as he put it. This time, it's Manuel Noriega.

Grand Canyon Christmas train prepped

10 hours 13 min ago
Christmas, anyone? Book a holiday-themed trip aboard the Grand Canyon Railway’s Polar Express. Tickets are on sale now for evening or overnight excursions, running Nov. 7 through Jan. 3, out of Williams, Ariz., to a destination dressed like the North Pole.

The Thrifty Traveler: Taking care of your canine while traveling

10 hours 17 min ago
If you’re hitting your favorite hotel on the beach for the weekend or traveling to the mountains for a week, chances are you might not need to worry too much about dealing with your dog’s health or behavioral confusion. Hit the road with them full time, though ...

Northeast fall foliage cruises are attracting more fans

10 hours 19 min ago
Plenty of travelers will skip the backed-up scenic highways and crowded country inns to view nature’s display from cruise ships traveling along the Eastern Seaboard.

Top-level turnover makes it harder for DHS to stay on top of evolving threats

11 hours 46 min ago
An exodus of top-level officials from the Department of Homeland Security is undercutting its ability to stay ahead of a range of emerging threats, including potential terrorist and cyber attacks, according to interviews with current and former officials.

Off-base events

12 hours 3 min ago
A calendar of nearby events of interest to people living on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.

On-base activities

12 hours 23 min ago
A calendar of events on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.

Veteran designs a tribute for the last rides of fallen soldiers

12 hours 57 min ago
Through Rich Kalashian’s inspiration and efforts, a cart for coffins is being transformed into a fitting tribute to servicemembers. Starting next month it will be permanently stationed at Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee.