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Mobile veterans center to visit courthouses in Texas

The Department of Veterans Affairs Mobile Vet Centers are driven to far-reaching rural areas to assist veterans with counseling and referral services pertaining to post-traumatic stress, military sexual trauma counseling, bereavement counseling, marriage and family therapy and resources for suicide ...

Miss. mother going back to prison for DUI crash that killed Navy veteran

Circuit Judge Lisa Dodson revoked Alicia Carmack's probation in August after an unrelated felony arrest and indictment. She had served time for driving impaired in a crash that claimed a retired Navy veteran's life in 2007.

McMaster will be a good teammate

His straightforward, nonbullying approach will be a welcome change at the National Security Council from Flynn, who lost the job before last, in part, due to management deficits and rotten treatment of his staff.

We can end the cycle of political obstruction

We can't take our democracy for granted. We can't assume there is no cost to the bitter partisanship that is turning into tribalism.

Turkish FM: Turkey's military rights still needed in Cyprus

Turkey's foreign minister says his country's right to intervene militarily in Cyprus is still necessary given recent actions that have fanned insecurity among Turkish Cypriots.

Soldier who died in noncombat incident in Iraq identified

The Pentagon has identified a 21-year-old soldier who died Monday while supporting the U.S.-led coalition to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

Air Mobility Command chief pays morale-boosting visit to Ramstein, Spangdahlem

As military operations keep airmen with Air Mobility Command at work around the clock, the command's top enlisted leader checked in with some of her Europe-based airmen last week.

Okinawa-based civilian goes missing while skiing Japanese Alps

A search is underway for a Navy civilian who went missing Monday while skiing the Japanese Alps at a Nagano winter resort.

Terrorists are building drones. France is destroying them with eagles.

Terrorists have been modifying devices that can be bought in toy stores into weapons and radio-controlled spies. The French wanted a way to take down drones without shooting at them - a potential disaster if one went rogue in a crowded area.

NATO general: Troops will stay in Kosovo as long as needed

A senior NATO commander has assured Kosovo that the military alliance will maintain troops in the Balkan country "for as long as it's necessary."

New national security adviser McMaster battle-tested in Iraq

President Donald Trump's choice for his national security adviser is a battle-tested Army general whose leadership in dealing with insurgents in Tal Afar, Iraq, in 2005 made him a leading U.S. strategist.

3 held in French anti-terrorism raids; bomb squad deployed

Three men were arrested Tuesday in widely spread anti-terrorism raids, French officials said, and a bomb squad deployed at the home of one of the men uncovered a training grenade.

Russia to rely increasingly on non-nuclear deterrent

Russia will continue to see the development of its nuclear forces as a top priority, but the military will rely increasingly on conventional weapons to deter any aggression, the Russian Defense Minister said Tuesday.

Meet Justin Hurwitz, the man most likely to win an Oscar

Of all the Academy Awards contenders this season, the surest sure thing heading into pre-Oscars week is Justin Hurwitz, the 31-year-old composer of "La La Land."

Trump ethics means jobs for DC lawyers

Rules and transparency are not popular concepts with the Trump administration.

Refreshingly, Trump's agenda includes hitting back – hard

Trump's readiness to go for the Democrats' jugular rallied Republican voters frustrated by their leaders' long-running deference to Democratic outrages and their willingness to keep their party on the defensive.

Kremlin stays mum on new US national security adviser

The Kremlin refrained from comment Tuesday on the appointment of the new U.S. national security adviser, but one lawmaker said he was likely to take a hawkish stance toward Russia.

Iraqi military says troops consolidate gains south of Mosul

Iraqi forces were consolidating their gains south of Mosul on Tuesday ahead of moving into the city's Islamic State-held western half, a military spokesman said, as civilians fled along the front line to government-controlled areas.

Military experts praise national security adviser pick

President Donald Trump's selection of Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as national security adviser was hailed by military experts as a stark contrast from the ousted Michael Flynn, trading a career military intelligence officer for an innovative battlefield commander who bucked military hierarchy.

Azerbaijan's leader names his wife as vice president

Azerbaijan's president on Tuesday appointed his wife as the first vice president of the ex-Soviet nation — the person next in line in the nation's power hierarchy.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund gets $10 million grant for education center

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund has received a $10 million grant for its proposed education center adjacent to its famous memorial on the Mall in Washington.

Israeli court gives soldier 18 months in fatal shooting

An Israeli military court on Tuesday sentenced a soldier to 18 months in prison for his deadly shooting of a Palestinian attacker who lay wounded on the ground, capping a nearly yearlong saga that has deeply divided the country.

Portugal to extradite former CIA agent to Italy within days

A Portuguese court has instructed police to extradite a former CIA agent to Italy, where she has to serve a prison sentence after being convicted of involvement in a U.S. program that kidnapped terror suspects for interrogation.

Escalating conflict along Pakistan-Afghan border threats peace talks

An escalating border conflict between Afghanistan and Pakistan is threatening to undermine their cooperation on terrorism and peace talks with the Taliban as the Trump administration begins weighing its options to spur progress on both fronts.

Red Crescent: 74 bodies of migrants wash ashore in Libya

Scores of bodies, presumably of African migrants, washed ashore in Libya, in the western city of Zawiya on the Mediterranean Sea, Libya's Red Crescent spokesman said on Tuesday.

Suicide bombers kill 6 outside court in northwest Pakistan

A group of suicide bombers with grenades and assault rifles struck outside a courthouse in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing six people in an attack claimed by a Taliban splinter group.

In Trump's future looms the familiar threat of a government shutdown

While a shutdown deadline has a few weeks to go, the huge measure looms as an unpleasant reality check for President Donald Trump and Republicans controlling Congress.

Malaysia: No cause of death yet for exiled North Korean

No cause of death has been determined yet for the exiled member of North Korea's ruling family who died last week after apparently being poisoned in a Kuala Lumpur airport, officials said Tuesday.

Suicide bombers kill 5 outside court in northwest Pakistan

A group of suicide bombers struck outside a courthouse in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing five people in an attack claimed by a Taliban splinter group.

Donald Tracey, Navy vet of Korean War and Boston-area engineer, dies at 84

Donald Don' Tracey of Weymouth died on Friday of complications from a stroke after a long, hard-fought battle. He was 84.

American flag has 51 stars for Pence visit to EU

The Star-Spangled Banner looked more starry than usual during one of Vice President Mike Pence's appearances in Brussels.

In Kuwait, 'too many foreigners' becomes a frequent refrain

Kuwait's first new government hospital in more than three decades will soon open its doors — but only to Kuwaiti citizens. It's the latest in a series of steps targeting foreigners, including laborers who build high-rise towers, sweep the roads and clean toilets in this tiny oil-rich emirate: a ...

4 US tourists and pilot killed in Australian plane crash

An Australian pilot and four American tourists on a golfing vacation were killed when a light plane crashed in flames into a shopping mall on Tuesday shortly after takeoff in the Australian city of Melbourne, officials said.

Islamic State vows more attacks on Egypt's Christians

An Islamic State group affiliate in Egypt released a video Monday showing the suicide bomber who killed nearly 30 people when he attacked a packed church in December and vowing more attacks on the country's Christian.

Tuskegee Airman recalls his time of breaking barriers in sky

For 33 years, Terry Bailey, an unsung hero, was a seemingly ordinary mailman. Few knew the quiet man who tirelessly delivered their post each day was a former member of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first group of black pilots in the United States Armed Forces.

Supreme Court to take up US-Mexico border-shooting case

The Supreme Court on Tuesday will take up the case of a Mexican teenager who was shot and killed by a U.S. border agent and try to decide a question that is also at the heart of the legal dispute over President Donald Trump's foreign travel ban: Does the Constitution protect foreign citizens who ...

Nation's largest military shipbuilder plans to hire 3,000

The nation's largest military shipbuilder says it plans to hire 3,000 workers in Virginia this year.

Wife allegedly shoots Fort Bliss soldier to prevent divorce

A Fort Bliss woman allegedly shot her husband in their base residence because she would rather have him dead than divorced,' according to court documents.

Air Force One crewmen share presidential stories at Air Force museum

Present day and former crewmen of the famed presidential fleet— spanning the Nixon to Obama administrations — appeared Monday at a first-ever President's Day event of its kind at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

Florida man again charged with impersonating a military officer

Kyle Christopher Barwan, who already was in jail, now faces a second, separate charge of misrepresenting military service to solicit funds, plus an additional charge of tampering with a witness.

A drug submarine built to carry tons of cocaine leads to a guilty plea

On March 29, 2012, the U.S. Coast Guard intercepted a strange-looking vessel off the Honduran Caribbean coast. When the vessel stopped, Coast Guard personnel realized it was a makeshift semi-submersible built to carry at least 3 tons of cocaine.

Police say newly freed gang member killed California officer

A gang member who was recently freed from jail killed his cousin and stole his car Monday then shot and killed a California police officer and wounded his partner before being wounded himself, authorities said.

In first month, Mar-a-Lago 3, Camp David 0

Dwayne Snurr, a janitor and lifelong resident of this rural, working-class town 60 miles from the White House, was eating chicken wings in a cafe off Main Street last week when he began chewing over a locally important subject: President Donald Trump's taste in vacations.

Federal workers grapple with the era of Trump

A Veterans Affairs employee is confused about whether he can display a bobblehead doll of President Donald Trump on his desk. A Federal Aviation Administration staffer wonders whether parking a car with a blue "Bernie" bumper sticker is allowed in the agency lot.

Feds say at least 12 aircraft violated restrictions during Trump's Florida visit

At least 12 aircraft violated temporary flight restrictions through Monday afternoon for President Donald Trump's Palm Beach Mar-a-Lago stay, with at least five of those having the unique experience of being buzzed by military aircraft, federal officials confirmed to The Palm Beach Post.

Rachael Ray plans surprise reunion for Fort Bragg soldier and his wife

Sgt. Terrence Beal had been home from deployment for less than a day. But his wife, Alisa, didn't know that. Not yet.

Wife of Fort Bragg soldier named military post's Spouse of the Year

Growing up, Evie King told her friends and family that she would never marry a soldier. But plans changed after meeting her then-future-spouse, Jon King, while both were in college.

High school groups help Cpl. Michael Mayne Cookie Corps

Two Little Falls High School groups conducted their first collection for the U.S. Army Cpl. Michael Mayne Cookie Corps on Friday.

Colombia's president visits rebels as they prepare to disarm

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is celebrating the arrival of the last contingent of leftist rebels at United Nations-supervised transition areas where they are preparing to disarm.

After financial hit, recovery of Wounded Warrior Project could take years

Wounded Warrior Project's well-known logo shows one solider carrying a fallen comrade to safety. For the past year, the charity has dealt with its own financial wounds after national media reports plunged it into a touch-and-go period marked by a nose-dive in donations and staff cutbacks.