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Marine Corps veteran recalls 1983 bombing of barracks in Beirut

5 hours 35 min ago
Almost 31 years after a suicide bomber detonated a truck packed with explosives at the Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, former Lance Cpl. Morris Dorsey remembers the gunshots and the searing blast that prevented him from opening his eyes.

Navy veteran recalls torpedoes and tin cans

5 hours 42 min ago
Glenwood "Woody" Ritz Jr. is among the few surviving sailors who served aboard the light cruiser USS Honolulu or the destroyer escort USS Fowler during World War II. The Honolulu survived a Japanese torpedo, and the Fowler is believed to have sunk a U-boat.

Recovered WWII airman's remains to be buried in Calif.

5 hours 59 min ago
Until recently, the last time Bruce Cook thought much about his uncle Billy was the early 2000s, when he and his dad paid a wistful visit to Alameda’s Fernside neighborhood.

Aircraft carrier Bush to begin heading home to Norfolk

6 hours 2 min ago
The Norfolk-based aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush has been relieved in the Persian Gulf by the carrier Carl Vinson and should soon depart for home.

Ga. school systems work to develop cyber security curriculum

6 hours 5 min ago
Staying abreast of global trends in the digital world, educators in two Georgia counties are working to create new coursework that will train high school students to protect computer networks from security threats.

Submarine hunt sends Cold War chill across Baltic

6 hours 38 min ago
In a scene reminiscent of the Cold War, Swedish naval ships, helicopters and ground troops combed the Stockholm archipelago for a fourth day Monday for signs of a foreign submarine or smaller underwater craft that officials suspect entered Swedish waters illegally.

More US troops arriving in West Africa for Ebola fight

6 hours 42 min ago
More U.S. troops are arriving in West Africa to help fight an Ebola outbreak that has claimed more than 4,500 lives, but the rainy season is causing a delay, the Pentagon announced Monday.

Why Ukraine should have US weapons

7 hours 8 min ago
Additional U.S. military assistance can help promote a political solution by raising the costs of further aggression by Russia.

Audit: Leadership problems threaten new POW/MIA accounting command

7 hours 13 min ago
Poor leadership and a hostile work environment could continue to hinder efforts to recover the remains of missing troops despite a complete overhaul planned by the Department of Defense, according to an audit released Friday.

Ebola fear, monitoring eases for some in Dallas

7 hours 20 min ago
The woman who checked Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan's vitals before calling him an ambulance beamed with pride Monday as she sent her children off to school for the first time in three weeks, with clearance from health officials tucked into their backpacks.

After US airdrop, Turkey agrees to let Iraqi Kurds cross to fight at Kobani

8 hours 20 min ago
In a dramatic policy shift, Turkey agreed Monday to allow fighters from Iraq’s Kurdish autonomous region to cross its territory to help save the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Kobani from Islamist radicals, the Turkish foreign minister said.

Philippine leader: Murder case won't harm US ties

8 hours 20 min ago
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Monday that a murder investigation focused on a U.S. Marine should have no bearing on the two countries' relations, while U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Washington seeks no "special privilege" for the suspect but only protection of his rights.

Local nationals take to Landstuhl’s streets to demand a wage hike

8 hours 29 min ago
Hundreds of local civilians working for the U.S. military and other foreign forces walked off the job Monday to protest stagnant wages and demand their first significant raise in four years.

Ukraine parliament says hundreds died in battle

8 hours 48 min ago
A report by Ukraine's parliament revealed Monday that more than 300 soldiers were killed during a weeks-long battle that marked a crushing setback in the military campaign to root out pro-Russian separatist forces in the east.

Militant pleads not guilty in Benghazi attacks

9 hours 4 min ago
A Libyan militant on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges arising from the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.

Boom to bust: The best US ghost towns

9 hours 22 min ago
Ghost towns dot the landscape all across the southwestern United States, once-thriving cultural hubs abandoned and left in shambles. Many are still fairly well-preserved, though, and offer visitors a chance to see a piece of history even if it is in pieces.

Utah National Guard opens probe of risque video of women with guns

10 hours 24 min ago
The Utah National Guard is investigating the shooting of photos and a video in which swimsuit models are shown using military weapons and gear, and which was approved by a “small number” of Guard members.

Off-base events

10 hours 55 min ago
A calendar of nearby events of interest to people living on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.

On-base activities

10 hours 57 min ago
A calendar of events on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.

Obama’s decision to aid Kobani puts him squarely at odds with Turkey’s Erdogan

11 hours 37 min ago
In air-dropping weapons and ammunition to Kurdish defenders of a Syrian town, President Barack Obama has embroiled the United States all the more deeply in two very different confrontations — one with the Islamic State extremists and the other with NATO ally Turkey.