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3 hrs ago | Business Journal

Tampa woman linked to Petraeus scandal can sue government

A woman fitting the description of Tampa's Jill Kelley in the Kelleys' home on Bayshore Boulevard in 2012 as media from around the country lined up on the sidewalk around the corner. With ties to MacDill Air Force Base , Kelley and her husband, Scott, sued the FBI last year, the Department of Defense and many government officials for leaks to the media about her connection to the scandal involving Petraeus and biographer Paula Broadwell .


Related Topix: Tampa, FL, US Military, MacDill Air Force Base

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Navy Times

Flexibility key for spouses, says AF secretary's husband

In Frank Beatty's experience in the private sector, discussions about job losses and benefits cuts are not limited to the military community. But a key difference between the two sectors is family programs, said Beatty, husband of Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James.


Related Topix: US Military, Chantilly, VA

Nanaimo Daily News

Jonestown massacre victims among names released for remains found at US funeral home

Five victims of the 1978 Peoples Temple mass suicide-murder in Jonestown, Guyana, were among the names released Monday by Delaware officials of people whose cremated remains were recently discovered inside an abandoned funeral home. Thirty-eight sets of remains, 31 of which were clearly labeled, were discovered last month inside a shuttered building near downtown Dover that formerly housed the Minus Funeral Home.


Related Topix: Dover Air Force Base, US Military

KHOU-TV Houston

Pride and patronage

Each year, members of Congress exercise a little-known power to help constituents obtain a nomination to one of the country's four elite service academies, which prepare future officers for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Merchant Marine. In doing so, they are helping the nominees obtain a highly sought college education worth nearly $500,000 while shaping the leadership of the military.


Related Topix: US Military, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, United States Air Force Academy, Air Force Academy, CO

Obama hits road to deal with global crises

Two unconnected overseas emergencies -- the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and Islamic terrorists in Iraq and Syria -- are prompting President Barack Obama to embark on a two-day U.S. road trip that the White House hopes will demonstrate a commander at work. The spread of Ebola in West Africa, which hasn't slowed despite $100 million of pledged U.S. aid, is unrelated to the U.S. mission to degrade ISIS terrorists in Iraq and Syria.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Military, MacDill Air Force Base, Opinion

Business Journal

Dayton office of defense firm wins $38M Air Force sensors research deal

KEYW Holding Corp., which recently opened a Dayton-area office, will get as much as $38 million in sensors work at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The local office of a national defense firm has won a $38 million contract to help Air Force Research Laboratory.


Related Topix: US Military, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Hanover, MD


Inside Dr. Sacra's 12-mile trip from Offutt Air Force Base to the Nebraska Medical Center

After learning he was infected with the deadly, contagious Ebola virus, Dr. Rick Sacra faced a 2,200 mile journey to the Nebraska Medical Center for treatment. It was a harrowing trip, on a special private jet flown by Georgia-based company Phoenix Air.


Related Topix: US Military, Offutt Air Force Base


Navy pilot missing after jet collision is presumed dead

A Navy pilot missing and presumed dead after two jets collided over the western Pacific Ocean has been identified as Lt. Nathan Poloski, 26, of Lake Arrowhead, California.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US News, Eglin Air Force Base, US Air Force, US Marine Corps

Sun Sep 14, 2014

James' mission: Prioritize wisely to maintain capable, agile Air Force

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James sees more agreement than disagreement in getting Air Force requests through Congress. The Air Force has weathered a difficult year of personnel cuts, tough budget decisions and a cheating scandal that rocked the nuclear force.


Related Topix: US Air Force, US Military, US News

Ottawa Citizen

Royal Canadian Air Force raided museum for search-and-rescue airplane parts

The Royal Canadian Air Force has quietly turned to an unusual source for spare parts to keep its venerable search-and-rescue airplanes flying: a museum. The Citizen has learned that, in July 2012, air force technicians raided an old Hercules airplane that is on display at the National Air Force Museum of Canada because they needed navigational equipment for a similar aircraft still in use.


Related Topix: US Military, North America, Canada, World News


Who is part of the coalition to battle ISIS?

In his speech about ISIS last week, President Barack Obama said, "American military power is unmatched, but this can't be America's fight alone." Allies and partners of the United States, Obama vowed, would provide support to degrade and eventually destroy the militant group that has slaughtered many people in Iraq and Syria and beheaded two American journalists and a British aid worker.


Related Topix: Europe, United Kingdom, US Military, Terrorism, Francois Hollande, Iraq


Somerset sisters tackling Appalachian Trail

That's what Sarita "Sam" Gibson and Lee Redmond are aiming to become by launching a daunting hike along the famed Appalachian Trail. The two local women - Gibson is 49, Redmond 56 - are both sisters and longtime travel buddies.


Related Topix: Somerset, KY, US Military


Nigerian jet missing in battle with extremists

The Nigerian Ministry of Defense says an Air Force Alpha jet on a mission against Islamic extremist insurgents in the country's northeast has gone missing with its two crew members. A statement Sunday from spokesman Maj.


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The Lebanon Daily News

Family: Remember slain hostage for helping others

British aid worker David Haines devoted his life to helping civilians in war zones and that is how he should be remembered, his family said Sunday as they grieved his death at the hands of Islamic State militants in Syria. Haines - the third Westerner beheaded in recent weeks by the Islamic State group - had entered humanitarian work with enthusiasm, his brother Mike Haines said in a statement.


Related Topix: US Military

The Reporter

Travis Air Force Base surgeon recalls tour in Afghanistan

United States Air Force Lt. Col. Jason Williams, a cardiothoracic surgeon stationed at David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base was deployed for three months in Afghanistan stationed at Bagram Airfield working at the largest American Hospital in the country, the Craig Joint Theater Hospital.


Related Topix: US Military, Travis Air Force Base, World News, Afghanistan,

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Inside Bay Area

East Bay Stand Down helps veterans get back on their feet

A court appearance is a bother for many people, but for Garry Glasper, it was a new lease on life. Glasper, 64, had eight outstanding traffic infractions and two unpaid fines from a pair of old misdemeanors.


Related Topix: US Military, Life, Veteran Affairs

WTVR Richmond

ISIS militants behead British aid worker to send a message to the allies of Americaa

British aid worker David Haines has been executed by ISIS militants, according to a video posted Saturday to a website associated with the group, making him the third Western captive to be killed by the Islamist extremist group in recent weeks. It is produced very similarly to the videos that showed the executions of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, the last of which included Haines and the threat that he'd be killed next.


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South Wales Guardian

Harry hopes to move Invictus Games

Prince Harry with Israel Del Toro Jrn, a US Air Force Tech Sgt who was injured in Afghanistan in 2005 and Jill Biden Prince Harry has spoken about taking his Invictus Games out of London and giving the rest of the country a taste of its warrior spirit. As the penultimate day of the international sporting spectacle for wounded servicemen and women drew to a close, Harry said the event could be staged in the north of England or Scotland before being held abroad.


Related Topix: World News, Prince Harry, US Military, United Kingdom Travel, Travel, Europe Travel, London, United Kingdom Travel, Manchester, United Kingdom Travel

Washington Times

Retired Gen. Hayden warns: Airstrikes can be like 'casual sex' without commitment

Retired Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden used a recent conference call with reporters to warn about the dangers of relying on air power to attain military objectives in the Middle East.


Related Topix: US Military

KOLD-TV Tucson

Murder suspect extradited after arrest in Virginia

Bond is set at $750,000 for Nicholas John Romeo, who was charged with killing a man in 2010 during an argument outside a bar near Davis Monthan Air Force Base. Romeo was among more than a dozen people charged last month in a gang sweep focused on Tucson's east side.


Related Topix: US Military, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, AZ