- The Latest on Rohingya: Myanmar rescues over 200 boat people Updated: May-22-15 4:16 am
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- US readies air patrols in search for Rohingya boat people Updated: May-22-15 3:25 am
BANGKOK - Attention turned Friday to the seas off Southeast Asia's west coast as Malaysian naval vessels searched for stranded boat people and the U.S. military prepared air patrols to step up its involvement.
- Vice President Biden to speak at Naval Academy graduation Updated: May-22-15 2:19 am
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to speak at the U.S. Naval Academy graduation.
- Army Pacific priority is incorporating increase of soldiers Updated: May-21-15 10:59 pm
HONOLULU - The Army's commander in the Pacific said Thursday one of his top priorities is incorporating the growth of U.S. soldiers assigned to the region.
- China, US assert rights after exchange over S China Sea Updated: May-21-15 7:58 pm
BEIJING - China said Thursday it is entitled to keep watch over airspace and seas surrounding artificial islands it created in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, following an exchange in which its navy warned off a U.S. surveillance plane. The United States said its aerial patrolling was in accordance with international law and "no one in their right mind" would try to stop it.
- Pentagon says US anti-armor weapons due in Iraq next week Updated: May-21-15 7:15 pm
WASHINGTON - An expedited shipment of 2,000 lightweight shoulder-fired weapons intended to help the Iraqi army stop the Islamic State group's increasingly effective use of car bombs should arrive in Iraq as soon as next week, the Pentagon said Thursday.
- Corvallis-based Bravo company returns home from Afghanistan Updated: May-21-15 2:00 pm
CORVALLIS, Oregon - After more than a year of serving his country in Afghanistan, Cpl. Kevin Brower couldn't wait a second longer to propose to his girlfriend, Aubrie Irons.
- 2nd Marine killed in Hawaii crash identified as Arizona man Updated: May-21-15 1:56 am
HONOLULU - The military on Wednesday said a second Marine has died of injuries he received after an Osprey aircraft crashed during a training exercise last weekend in Hawaii.
- Asia-Pacific militaries seek to develop amphibious skills Updated: May-20-15 11:58 pm
HONOLULU - Japanese Maj. Gen. Jiro Hiroe turned to numbers to explain to his counterparts from other nations why Japan is developing the skills to move troops from sea to shore: his nation has 6,852 islands and 6,414 of them are uninhabited.
- Congress honors American Fighter Aces for service in 4 wars Updated: May-20-15 6:21 pm
WASHINGTON - Air Force Lt. Gen. Charles "Chick" Cleveland flew 145 combat missions in Korea and Vietnam, shooting down at least five planes during a career in which he logged more than 4,500 flying hours.
- French govt: Forces killed al-Qaida-linked leader in Mali Updated: May-20-15 4:20 pm
BAMAKO, Mali - French special forces killed a top chief of al-Qaida's affiliate in northern Mali who was suspected in high-profile killings and hostage-takings against French citizens, officials said Wednesday.
- French forces kill 2 Islamic extremist chiefs in north Mali Updated: May-20-15 12:35 pm
PARIS - The French Defense Ministry says special forces in Mali have killed the leaders of two Islamist extremist groups in fighting in northern Mali.
- Washington pilots among "fighter aces" being honored Updated: May-20-15 9:53 am
TACOMA, Washington - Several Washington state veterans are among an elite group of American fighter pilots being presented the Congressional Gold Medal.
- Family of soldier missing in Korean War to get his medals Updated: May-20-15 9:03 am
WHITE SHIELD, North Dakota - The family of a North Dakota soldier deemed missing in action during the Korean War is getting his medals and awards.
- National Intelligence chief Clapper to speak at conference Updated: May-20-15 3:05 am
TAMPA, Florida - Some 10,000 people and more than 300 companies are packing a conference showcasing everything from helicopters to high-tech weapons to proprietary DNA software.
- Prosecutor: Border Patrol agent justified in fatal shooting Updated: May-20-15 1:05 am
SUMAS, Washington - A U.S. Border Patrol agent was justified in fatally shooting a 20-year-old Canadian man who crossed the U.S.-Canada border illegally in March and sprayed the agent with bear spray, a prosecutor in Washington state said Tuesday.
- Syrian insurgents seize last military base in Idlib province Updated: May-19-15 12:22 pm
BEIRUT - Insurgents in Syria captured the last military base and several small villages in the northwestern province of Idlib on Tuesday, marking the latest collapse of government troops in the region now almost entirely in opposition hands, activists said.
- USS Constitution warship moves to dry dock for restoration Updated: May-19-15 8:43 am
BOSTON - The USS Constitutions has been moved to dry dock for a major restoration project expected to take three years.
- UN: Yemen crisis could open jihadist path through Somalia Updated: May-18-15 8:05 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned in a new report that the crisis in Yemen could open a corridor for jihadist movements through Somalia, which is located just across the Gulf of Aden.
- $10M sought from federal government for levee project Updated: May-18-15 4:59 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - Eastern Nebraska officials hope the federal government will chip in $10 million to help repair levees that protect the Offutt Air Force Base and the surrounding community from Missouri River flooding.
- Border Patrol agents find 1,700 pounds of pot in pickup Updated: May-18-15 1:56 pm
YUMA, Arizona - The Border Patrol says agents seized 1,700 pounds of marijuana after spotting a pickup truck that had been driven across the U.S.-Mexico border.
- High court to hear dispute over ad agency's text messages Updated: May-18-15 9:39 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court will consider whether an advertising agency hired to boost recruitment for the U.S. Navy is immune from a lawsuit that claims it illegally authorized thousands of unsolicited text messages.
- 2 Marines with Nebraska ties die in Nepal helicopter crash Updated: May-17-15 7:52 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Two U.S. Marines with Nebraska ties were among the six Marines and two Nepalese soldiers killed last week in a helicopter crash in Nepal. On Sunday, the Defense Department identified all the Marines killed in Tuesday's crash.
- USS Constitution prepares move to dry dock for restoration Updated: May-17-15 12:45 pm
BOSTON - Preparations are underway for the USS Constitution's move to dry dock for major restoration.
- Article leads 2 descendants of WWII veterans to connect Updated: May-17-15 10:47 am
COVINGTON, Georgia - Habitually identified as the Splinter Fleet, the tiny 110-foot wood-hulled Sub Chasers of WWII held the title as the smallest commissioned ship in the US Navy. Akin to riding a roller coaster even in mild seas, seasoned sailors aboard the Sub Chasers were often overcome with seasickness. To combat against submarines the crew dropped racks of depth charges or utilized a forward firing rocket contraption called a Mousetrap Rack.