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  1. Buying in winter with a VA Mortgage

    • March 4, 2014

    Home buyers and home sellers always want to get the best deal, right? Unless the seller of a property is facing foreclosure or some other …

  1. Retired Master Sgt. Kurt Carlson Jr., second from left, is shown with his three Air Force children, Kurt III, Natasha and Joshua. The occasion was son Kurt's 2011 graduation and commissioning at East Carolina University. Courtesy of Carlson family

    3 siblings follow their master sgt. dad into the Air Force

    When a football career didn't work out for 2nd Lt. Joshua Carlson, he decided to pursue the only other life he'd ever known the Air Force.

    • Aug. 31, 2014
  2. A view of the New Blance 950v2, an American-made shoe the company hopes could be adopted as standard-issue to recruits. New Balance

    New Balance pitches DoD on standard-issue shoe for recruits

    New Balance has unveiled a sneaker prototype that could become standard-issue in boot camp and spell an end to the cash allowances that let recruits buy foreign-made shoes.

    • Aug. 31, 2014
  3. On newsstands this week

    In this week's issue of Army Times, how you can make the move to warrant officer. Get your own copy starting Monday at your local exchange or commissary.

    • Aug. 31, 2014
  4. On newsstands this week

    In this week's issue of Air Force Times, the crushing demands of recruiting lead some recruiters to falsify reports. Get your own copy starting Monday at your local exchange or commissary.

    • Aug. 31, 2014
  5. On newsstands this week

    In this week's issue of Marine Corps Times, a former JTAC's revealing account of tense special ops mission. Get your own copy starting Monday at your local exchange or commissary.

    • Aug. 31, 2014
  6. Mazzone

    Diving legend Walter Mazzone dies at 96

    Retired Capt. Walter Mazzone, a decorated World War II submariner who later became legend as a pioneering medical officer in deep dive experiments that captured the nation's attention, died Aug. 7 in San Diego. He was 96.

    • Aug. 31, 2014
  7. On newsstands this week

    In this week's issue of Navy Times, ball caps are back, and new rules OK them with blue cammies, on base and off. Get your own copy starting Monday at your local exchange or commissary.

    • Aug. 31, 2014
  8. The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences has purchased two of Lockheed Martin's FORTIS exoskeletons for testing and evaluation in the Navy. Courtesy of Lockheed Martin

    Coming up the gangway: Sailors in exoskeletons

    Anyone who saw Ripley defeat the alien queen in the 1986 film 'Aliens' knows how badass exoskeleton technology can be.

    • Aug. 31, 2014
  9. Libyans hold placards during an Aug. 29 rally in support of 'Fajr Libya' (Libya Dawn), a mainly-Islamist alliance, and to protest against the new parliament and a military intervention in the country. Mahmud Turkia / AFP

    Militia says it 'secured' U.S. compound in Libya

    The Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital has 'secured' a U.S. Embassy residential compound there, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting, one of its commanders said Sunday.

    • Aug. 31, 2014
  10. Soldiers prepare slides with blood samples for testing during a training exercise. The Defense Department is closing in on a blood test to detect concussions. Dean Siemon / Army

    DoD makes advances toward blood test to diagnose concussions

    The Defense Department is closing in on a blood test to detect concussions.

    • Aug. 31, 2014
  11. Air Force Museum restoring Titan rocket

    Restoration experts at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force are launching their largest restoration project yet at the museum in southwestern Ohio.

    • Aug. 31, 2014
  12. Sailors direct an F/A-18C Hornet during flight operations Aug. 30 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush in the Arabian Gulf. MC3 Joshua Card / Navy

    Iraqi forces break militant siege of town after U.S. airstrikes

    Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, following U.S.

    • Aug. 31, 2014
  13. The Pentagon is stepping in to support research to combat the growing threat of 'superbugs'  bacteria that can't be stopped with current medications. Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images

    DoD takes lead on finding drugs to fight superbugs

    With very few antibiotics in development at major pharmaceutical companies, the Pentagon is stepping in to support research to combat the growing threat of 'superbugs' bacteria that can't be stopped with current medications.

    • Aug. 31, 2014
  14. American invasion troops of the 7th Infantry Division approach a landing area code-named Beach Red in the western arm of Holtz Bay, on Japanese-occupied Attu Island on May 11, 1943. Attu, the largest and westernmost of the Aleutian Islands in relation to Alaska, was then only a U.S. Territory. AP

    U.S. trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

    Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S.

    • Aug. 31, 2014
  15. Philippine military chief Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang answers questions in Quezon City from reporters on Aug. 31 about Filipino peacekeepers escaping from two areas in the Golan Heights that came under attack by Syrian rebels. Aaron Favila / AP

    Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

    Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said Sunday. Al-Qaida-linked insurgents still hold captive 44 Fijian troops.

    • Aug. 31, 2014
  16. Senator: Obama may be too cautious with militants

    Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein says President Obama may be too cautious in his approach to dealing with Islamic State militants.

    • Aug. 31, 2014
  17. Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a globe presented to him as a gift during his Aug. 29 meeting with participants in the youth educational forum at the Seliger youth camp near Lake Seliger, Russia. Mikhail Klimentyev / AP

    Putin to Ukraine: Begin immediate talks on east

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine.

    • Aug. 31, 2014
  18. Master Sgt. Benjamin Owens models the Army Combat Uniform using the new Operational Camouflage Pattern. Army

    New combat uniform pattern coming as early as April

    The Army plans to field its new combat uniform camouflage pattern as early as April, and deployed airmen will wear it when stationed with Army units in Afghanistan and Africa.

    • Aug. 30, 2014
  19. Members of MARSOC attend the Advanced Sniper Training Course near Jacksboro, Texas. A recent Marine administrative message calls for reservists to consider joining Marine Corps Special Operations Command. Vance Jacobs/Marine Corps

    MARSOC offers operator spots to reservists

    Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command put out a call for enlisted reservists to join the ranks of critical skills operators.

    • Aug. 30, 2014
  20. James

    Air Force secretary calls for review of testing procedures after cheating incidents

    Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has directed the service to review its testing procedures following multiple high-profile incidents of cheating.

    • Aug. 30, 2014
  21. 2nd Lt. Oliver Parsons, left, and 1st Lt. Andy Parthum check systems in the underground control room where they work at an ICBM launch control facility near Minot, N.D. Now airmen can trade places with those on other bases. Charlie Riedel/The Associated Press

    Air Force to begin rotating launch officers

    The latest change in the nuclear missile career field will let airmen trade places with each other, opening up opportunities for officers to work on a different base for three months.

    • Aug. 30, 2014
  22. Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jason Snider studies aboard the amphibious assault ship Nassau. Snider is taking a college level English course given by the Navy College Program for Afloat College Education. MCSN Jonathan Pankau/Navy

    TA rule changes: Tougher grade requirement, but more sailors eligible

    An estimated 39,000 more first-term sailors are now eligible for tuition assistance with their commanding officer's approval, under a tuition assistance overhaul unveiled Aug. 21.

    • Aug. 30, 2014
  23. Clemson receiver Daniel Rodriguez leaps around defenders after catching a pass during an Aug. 6 practice. Rodriguez, a 5-foot-8 walk-on in 2012, has 10 catches for 30 yards and a touchdown over two seasons. Mark Crammer/The Associated Press

    Combat vet turned Clemson star will soon get his own movie

    Nearly five years after earning a Bronze Star with 'V' and a Purple Heart for his actions in Afghanistan at the Battle of Kamdesh, former Army Sgt. Daniel Rodriguez will suit up Saturday to begin his senior football season with the Clemson Tigers.

    • Aug. 30, 2014
  24. Sailors with Beachmaster Unit 2 guide a Marine driver onto an Improved Navy Lighterage System during a Aug. 27 loading exercise aboard in Virginia. The LOADEX was designed to simulate a Defense Support of Civil Authorities mission. Staff Sgt. Scott McAdam/Marine Corps

    Sailors prep for the next natural disaster

    More than 320 sailors and Marines put new gear and strategies to the test Wednesday in a bid to prepare for and reduce response times to natural disasters.

    • Aug. 30, 2014
  25. Honors are rendered as the remains of Army Pfc. Cecil Harris arrive at McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, Tenn. on Wednesday. On Jan. 2, 1945, 19-year-old Harris went missing while serving with the 45th Infantry Division during World War II. His remains were returned home after a hiker found his burial site last year near Dambach, France. He will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP

    Soldier is back home nearly 70 years after death

    Helen Harris Cooke had her whole life ahead of her when her first husband, Cecil E. Harris, was lost in the fog of war and the mountains of northeastern France.

    • Aug. 30, 2014
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