- About 250 SD National Guard airmen deploying to South Korea Updated: May-06-15 4:13 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - About 250 airmen from the South Dakota Air National Guard are deploying to South Korea.
- Migrants rescued after 12 days at sea; EU eyes seizing boats Updated: May-06-15 3:34 pm
CATANIA, Sicily - Nearly 100 migrants who reported being at sea for 12 days arrived in Sicily on Wednesday as diplomats mulled a draft U.N. resolution authorizing an EU mission to seize the smugglers' boats that are fueling the Mediterranean migrant crisis.
- US warships no longer accompanying commercial ships in Gulf Updated: May-06-15 1:55 pm
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says that U.S. Navy warships are no longer accompanying American and British-flagged commercial vessels through the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf.
- Military leaders from Benin and Togo visiting North Dakota Updated: May-06-15 8:24 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Officials from the African nations of Benin and Togo are in North Dakota this week to further their relationship with the North Dakota National Guard.
- Republican Congressman DeSantis to run for Rubio Senate seat Updated: May-05-15 5:34 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis will announce Wednesday that he's running for the Senate seat Marco Rubio is giving up to seek the GOP presidential nomination.
- Obama chooses Marine general as Joint Chiefs chairman Updated: May-05-15 1:51 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated a respected, combat hardened commander as his next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to lead the military during a key period of transition.
- Texas governor: Criticism of State Guard request overblown Updated: May-04-15 4:32 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Republican Gov. Greg Abbott pushed back Monday against criticism of him asking the State Guard to monitor a U.S. military training exercise that some believe is a government conspiracy to launch a hostile takeover of Texas.
- Pentagon accused of withholding information about sex crimes Updated: May-04-15 12:20 pm
WASHINGTON - In a scathing critique of the Defense Department's efforts to curb sexual assaults, a U.S. senator warned Monday that the true scope of sex-related violence in the military communities is "vastly underreported" and that victims continue to struggle for justice.
- NY Air National Guard opens new training center Updated: May-04-15 3:10 am
SYRACUSE, New York - The 108th Attack Squadron of the New York Air National Guard has opened a new $3.5 million facility at Hancock Field near Syracuse to train students to operate the MQ-9 Reaper weapon system.
- Congressmen to reconsider separate funding for Iraq factions Updated: May-03-15 3:52 pm
BAGHDAD - Congress may reconsider a provision in an upcoming bill funding the training of the Iraqi army that would also send weapons directly to Arab Sunnis and Kurds, a congressman visiting Baghdad said Sunday.
- Angola: Opposition, police dispute fatalities in raid Updated: May-03-15 10:43 am
JOHANNESBURG - Angolan police and opposition politicians are at odds over the exact number of people killed in a raid on a religious sect that believes the world will end in 2015.
- Kuster co-sponsors bill to honor top-secret WWII unit Updated: May-03-15 9:35 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire Congresswoman Annie Kuster is co-sponsoring a bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the World War II special troops known as the "Ghost Army."
- ND Guard sexual assault response coordinator recognized Updated: May-03-15 9:19 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A social worker who leads a program within the North Dakota National Guard to help prevent sexual assaults and aid victims in their recovery has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense.
- Administration worries grow over Saudi campaign in Yemen Updated: May-01-15 3:53 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is growing increasingly wary about the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen and how to restore peace to a country wracked by sectarian divisions, endemic poverty and the al-Qaida offshoot posing the greatest threat to the American homeland.
- US Navy accompanies 4 ships through Strait of Hormuz Updated: May-01-15 3:45 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Navy accompanied four American-flagged ships and a British vessel moving through the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf on Thursday, and officials said the U.S. will offer that aid to any other nation concerned about interference from Iranian vessels.
- US commander: Loss of military toehold in Yemen is worrisome Updated: May-01-15 3:01 pm
WASHINGTON - The top commander of U.S. special operations forces is expressing "very great concern" about losing a presence on the ground in Yemen, where his forces had been working with Yemeni forces against al-Qaida's affiliate there.
- UN: More child abuse cases possible in C. African Republic Updated: May-01-15 2:44 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations on Friday said "it is possible, it's horribly possible" that more allegations of sexual abuse of children by French and other soldiers in Central African Republic could come to light as investigations continue.
- Kentucky National Guard unit to deploy to Afghanistan Updated: May-01-15 12:01 pm
SHELBYVILLE, Kentucky - The Army National Guard says a central Kentucky unit is preparing to deploy to Afghanistan.
- Pakistanis see double standard in drone strikes Updated: May-01-15 6:51 am
ISLAMABAD - People in Pakistan who live under the threat of U.S. drone strikes see a double standard at work in Washington.
- Bodies of 2 sailors missing from race found on Alabama coast Updated: Apr-30-15 9:44 pm
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Alabama - Search teams recovered the bodies of two boaters missing since a disastrous sailboat race Thursday as an investigation began into circumstances surrounding the competition, including whether it should have been canceled because of the threat of bad weather.
- State Higher Ed board taps Navy veteran as next chancellor Updated: Apr-30-15 8:43 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The State Board of Higher Education selected Mark Hagerott as the next chancellor of the North Dakota University System on Thursday.
- Inquiry says Canadian military culture is hostile to women Updated: Apr-30-15 7:52 pm
TORONTO - The Canadian Armed Forces perpetuates a sexualized military culture that is hostile to women and gay members, and harassment and assault are often tolerated by senior officers, according to a report released Thursday.
- New chief patrol agent named for Yuma Sector Updated: Apr-30-15 3:31 pm
YUMA, Arizona - A 26-year veteran of the Border Patrol is the new chief patrol agent for the agency's sector that includes 126 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border in southwestern Arizona and southeastern California.
- Marine charged in military court in Va. with hazing Updated: Apr-30-15 11:58 am
NORFOLK, Virginia - A decorated Marine accused of humiliating and physically abusing those under his command - ordering one to punch another hard enough to make him urinate blood - is facing a court-martial in Virginia.
- China-Russia navies to hold first Mediterranean joint drills Updated: Apr-30-15 9:05 am
BEIJING - The navies of China and Russia plan to hold joint drills in the Mediterranean Sea for the first time in mid-May, China's Defense Ministry announced Thursday, in the latest expansion of the growing informal partnership between the two militaries.