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48 min ago | Houston Chronicle

Vital evidence feared withheld by Ukraine's rebels

Lieutenant-General Andrey Kartopolov, head of main operational department of Russian military's General Staff, left, speaks to the media during a news conference in Moscow, Monday, July 21, 2014.


Related Topix: Sukhoi Su-25, Sukhoi Aircraft, Military Aircraft, Aircraft, US Air Force

Mon Jul 21, 2014


Agency: No plans to use Fort Knox as shelter

A federal agency said Monday it has no plans to use Fort Knox as a temporary shelter for migrant children, offering assurances after U.S. Sen. Rand Paul signaled that the Army post has been considered as a possible site to house some of the young immigrants pouring across the U.S. border with Mexico.


Related Topix: Fort Knox, US Army, Fort Knox, KY, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Representative John Yarmuth, US House of Representatives, Democrat


Okla. delegation decries holding kids at Fort Sill

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe and all five of Oklahoma's U.S. House members released a joint statement on Monday opposing a decision by the Department of Defense to extend the use of temporary shelters at several military installations, including Fort Sill, through January 2015.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Jim Inhofe, US News, US Senate, Fort Sill, US Army, Fort Sill, OK, Barack Obama

Seven killed in Benghazi clashes

Islamist militants attacked an army base in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Monday, triggering fierce clashes involving helicopters and jets that killed at least seven people and wounded 40 others after days of escalating violence.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi), Terrorism, US Air Force


Soldier mauled by bear at base in Alaska

Officials say a National Guard soldier was mauled by a bear while participating in a training exercise at a military base in Alaska.


Related Topix: US National Guard

WFAA-TV Dallas

Lawmaker: Texas to send 1,000 guardsmen to border

A state lawmaker says Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas to bolster security along the Mexico border.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, US National Guard, Dallas, TX, Roman Catholic Church, Religion


New York Guard members conducting annual training

Two hundred members of New York state's volunteer defense force are conducting their annual weeklong training program at a Hudson Valley military site.


Related Topix: US National Guard, US Air Force


China sends spy ship off Hawaii during U.S.-led drills

China has sent a spy ship to international waters off of Hawaii during a giant U.S.-led naval exercise involving 22 countries, even as Beijing participates in the drills for the first time this year, the U.S. Navy said on Sunday.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, China, US Navy

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Marine Corps Times

Use your VA loan benefit

Air Force Tech Sgt. Rhonda Stockstill and her husband, Lendle, in front of the home they bought with a VA loan.


Related Topix: US Air Force, Home Listing, Home, Moore, OK, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Life, Veteran Affairs

The Island Packet

Bahrain files lawsuit to suspend opposition group

The move by the government comes after top Al-Wefaq figures met with a U.S. State Department official without a Bahraini government representative present earlier this month.


Related Topix: US Navy

ABC 33/40

Decision coming on bomber training area expansion

Air Force officials are expected to decide as soon as next month whether to go forward with an expansion of a bomber training area over the Northern Plains that would encompass an area larger than West Virginia.


Related Topix: Ellsworth Air Force Base, US Air Force, Minot Air Force Base, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, Jon Tester, US Senate, Democrat

Bellingham Herald

Decision coming on bomber training area expansion

Air Force officials are expected to decide by next month whether to go forward with a huge expansion of a bomber training area over the Northern Plains.


Related Topix: Ellsworth Air Force Base, US Air Force, Minot Air Force Base, US News, Powder River, WY, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines

WFAA-TV Dallas

Iraq vet cited for owning 14 therapeutic pet ducks

An Army veteran who was wounded during the Iraq War is worried a citation will result in him losing his 14 pet ducks, which he says are therapeutic.


Related Topix: Coshocton, OH, US National Guard, Life, Veteran Affairs

Southland Times

'Expert' downed MH17

Whoever fired the surface-to-air missile that brought down a passenger jet over eastern Ukraine would have needed extensive training to execute the mission, according to military experts.


Related Topix: US Army


Frigate Elrod Returns To Va. Homeport

The Navy says the Elrod returned Saturday after her deployment to the 6th Fleet area, with port visits to Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia.


Related Topix: US Marine Corps, US News

Sat Jul 19, 2014


Marines, Sailors Head To Virginia For Training

Residents in Southside and Central Virginia could see military aircraft and ground vehicles through July 30th as Marines and sailors prepare for a deployment later this year.


Related Topix: Virginia, US Marine Corps, US News

WTMA-AM North Charleston

Military Firefighting Planes Called Up to Battle Western Wildfires

Two military C-130 airplanes were activated Saturday morning to help fight raging western wildfires, a spokesman told ABC News.


Related Topix: US Air Force, US News

Without radar, missile may not have identified jet

American officials said Friday that they believe the Boeing 777 was brought down by an SA-11 missile fired from an area of eastern Ukraine controlled by pro-Russian separatists.


Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777, US Air Force, University of Notre Dame

US communities diverge on child migrant response

As thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children have poured into South Texas, community leaders from Dallas to Los Angeles to Syracuse, N.Y., have offered to set up temporary shelters to relieve the Army bases, holding cells and converted warehouses at the border.


Related Topix: Texas, US Army, Camp Edwards, US News, Deval Patrick, US Governors

Woman's body found in Lake Erie at Cleveland park

CLEVELAND: Officials say a woman's body was found submerged in Lake Erie after people reported seeing it while visiting Edgewater Park in Cleveland.


Related Topix: US Coast Guard, US News