• The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, fly over Bancroft Hall as midshipmen toss their covers concluding the fifth swearing-in event for the United States Naval Academy Class of 2020 on May 20 in Annapolis, Md. (MC2 Dana D. Legg/Navy)
    Naval Academy holds its first-ever virtual graduation event

    In its first-ever virtual graduation and commissioning ceremony, the U.S. Naval Academy on Friday welcomed a new class of officers into the Navy and Marine Corps as the sea services steer through the coronavirus crisis.

  • In this Aug. 13, 2019, file photo, NASA astronauts Doug Hurley, left, and Bob Behnken work with teams from NASA and SpaceX to rehearse crew extraction from SpaceX's Crew Dragon at the Trident Basin in Cape Canaveral, Fla. (Bill Ingalls/NASA)
    NASA, SpaceX bringing astronaut launches back to home turf

    For the first time in nearly a decade, U.S. astronauts are about to blast into orbit aboard an American rocket from American soil. And for the first time in the history of human spaceflight, a private company is running the show.

  • A view of the vessel the Clavel sailing on international waters crossing the Gibraltar stretch on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. (Marcos Moreno/AP)
    1st Iranian ship reaches Venezuela with no sign of US interference

    The first of five tankers loaded with gasoline sent from Iran reached Venezuelan waters late Saturday, expected to temporarily ease the South American nation’s fuel crunch while defying Trump administration sanctions targeting the two U.S. foes.

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Almost everyone sets new resolutions on January 1, but that’s the easy part. Your resolutions might be job related, like scoring higher on your PT test. Or maybe it’s financial, like staying within budget and paying down debt. When it comes to debt, have no fear – there are great financial offers and tools available to help pay off credit card debt and get you back on track.

  • A veteran carries an American flag as he marches on the street May 27, 2019, during the 152nd Memorial Day parade in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. (Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images)
    What does success after service look like for our veterans?

    Now is the time for our country to explore new approaches to caring for our veterans and aiding their transition back into civilian life, says the chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee in this commentary.

  • An American flag blows across the back of a tombstone in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery, July 22, 2015. Section 60 is the final resting place for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in America's most recent wars, especially Iraq and Afghanistan. (Sgt. Ken Scar/Army)
    Their forever age

    In an era when military service is the exception rather than the norm, the deaths of our service members in combat overseas is often a concept, says the author of this commentary.

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