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Stories with subject: Military leadership
  • Egypt: Ex-army chief, leftist to run for president 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 2:01 pm
  • CAIRO - Egypt's election commission said Sunday only two presidential hopefuls, one of them the powerful former military chief who nine months ago ousted the country's first democratically elected leader, have submitted their papers to run in next month's polls.

  • Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 1:25 pm
  • GROTON, Connecticut - With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the U.S. Navy for decades has staggered sailors' working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean's surface.

  • Guardsman to receive Purple Heart at Texas event 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:58 pm
  • SAN ANTONIO - U.S. Army Chief of Staff Raymond Odierno will present the Purple Heart at Fort Sam Houston to a staff sergeant injured while on patrol in Afghanistan.

  • Coast Guard leader champions Connecticut museum 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 12:05 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - As commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Adm. Robert Papp Jr. has made it a priority to develop a national museum dedicated to the maritime service.

  • ND National Guard unit plans change of command 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 5:04 am
  • BISMARCK, North Dakota - The military says a change of command is set for a North Dakota National Guard unit.

  • Coast Guard schedules Alaska change of command 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 6:14 am
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - The Coast Guard has scheduled a change of command for the Alaska district.

  • Fired nuke commander will retire at lower rank 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:51 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The two-star Air Force general fired last fall as commander of the nuclear missile corps because of alcohol-fueled misbehavior will retire in June at a lower rank, the Air Force said Thursday.

  • Chairman satisfied with military on Benghazi 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 1:58 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The GOP chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Thursday he is satisfied with how the military responded to the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

  • Obama offers solace to nation at Fort Hood 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 7:44 pm
  • FORT HOOD, Texas - President Barack Obama returned to the grieving Army post Wednesday where he first took on the job as the nation's comforter five years ago, mourning with families and uniformed comrades of those killed during last week's Fort Hood shooting spree. "We somehow bear what seems unbearable," he declared.

  • Army's presence in Pacific won't diminish 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 4:30 pm
  • HONOLULU - The commander of U.S. Army Pacific said the military's presence in the region won't diminish despite cuts elsewhere.

  • US sailors sue Japanese utility over radiation 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 4:41 pm
  • SAN DIEGO - Nearly 80 U.S. sailors are seeking $1 billion from the Tokyo utility that operates the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, alleging the company lied about the high level of radiation in the area where they were carrying out a humanitarian mission after a tsunami that touched off a nuclear crisis three years ago.

  • Air Force intelligence center to get new head 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 9:37 am
  • DAYTON, Ohio - A new commander will take over a national military intelligence agency headquartered at an Air Force base in southwest Ohio later this year.

  • Ohio burial for ex-defense secretary Schlesinger 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 9:55 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - Former U.S. Department of Defense Secretary James Schlesinger is being buried this weekend next to his late wife in the Ohio city where she was from.

  • White Sands Missile Range commander leaving 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 2:08 pm
  • LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - The commander of an Army base in southern New Mexico is moving on.

  • Iraqi army battles militants in deadly Anbar siege 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 2:35 am
  • RAMADI, Iraq - An Iraqi special forces patrol moves on foot past ruined homes on the outskirts of Ramadi, a city west of Baghdad where al-Qaida-inspired militants have held off the military for three months. As they head down an alleyway, shots from snipers ring out, followed by grenade blasts.

  • New corps of military lawyers help rape victims 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 12:24 pm
  • FORT BRAGG, North Carolina - As an Army general faced court-martial for sexual assault this month, a young military lawyer sat each day in the front row of the gallery, a few feet behind the prosecutors.

  • Grissom Air Reserve commander removed from post 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 2:58 pm
  • PERU, Indiana - The commander at northern Indiana's Grissom Air Reserve Base has been removed from that position and his job performance under investigation, according to military officials.

  • Former Defense Secretary James Schlesinger dies 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 7:27 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Onetime economics professor and longtime nuclear strategist James R. Schlesinger was a political man for all seasons, holding a long string of Cabinet and other high-level posts through three administrations. He was hired - and dismissed - by presidents of both parties.

  • Ukraine finds new hero in besieged base commander 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 4:10 pm
  • KIEV, Ukraine - After Crimeans voted to leave Ukraine and join Russia, a man in a black raincoat turned up at the gate of the Belbek Air Base to demand that Ukrainian forces holed up inside surrender to Russia.

  • Army head to decide rank of disgraced general 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 4:29 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The secretary of the Army said Tuesday he will have the final say on whether a disgraced brigadier general at the center of a sexual misconduct case retires at a lower rank with sharply reduced retirement pay.

  • AP News in Brief at 10:58 p.m. EDT 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 11:05 pm
  • New French satellite data expand air search for possible Malaysian jet debris over large area

  • NYC-based chemical warfare unit gets new commander 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 11:39 am
  • ALBANY, New York - A Brooklyn-based joint New York Army and Air National Guard unit that specializes in identifying chemical, biological and radiological weapons is getting a new commander.

  • Navy secretary discusses sub replacement in Ga. 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 8:22 pm
  • ST. MARYS, Georgia - U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says the service is on track to replace its ballistic missile submarines.