Military affairs

June 10, 2019 - 1:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will award the nation's highest military honor to former Army Staff Sgt. David G. Bellavia for actions in Iraq, the White House announced Monday. Bellavia was leading a squad in support of Operation Phantom Fury in Fallujah on his 29th birthday in November...
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An F/A-18 fighter jet flies over the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier in the Arabian Sea, Monday, June 3, 2019. The U.S. aircraft carrier the White House ordered to the Mideast over a perceived threat from Iran remains outside of the Persian Gulf amid efforts to de-escalate tensions between Tehran and Washington. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
June 05, 2019 - 12:35 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia said it evacuated an Iranian crew member from a "hostile" ship off the coast of Yemen amid its war against the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels, the second-such aid it has offered in recent weeks amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran. The...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the U.S. Air Force Academy graduation Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Air Force Academy, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
May 31, 2019 - 2:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is tweeting in support of LGBT people to mark LGBT Pride Month. His tweets come one week after his administration moved to revoke newly won health care discrimination protections for transgender people. That move was the latest in a series of actions by the...
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May 28, 2019 - 6:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Seth Moulton is outlining his plan to improve mental health care in the United States, particularly for veterans. The Massachusetts congressman and Iraq War veteran released his proposal on Tuesday to address the mental health challenges caused by...
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May 25, 2019 - 6:35 pm
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A World War II soldier from Montana who died on an island in the Pacific Ocean 75 years ago has been buried in his home state after his remains were identified last year. A memorial and funeral with full military honors was held Saturday in Bozeman for Army Pvt. William A...
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President Donald Trump delivers a statement in the Rose Garden of the White House, Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 24, 2019 - 4:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Friday to revoke newly won health care discrimination protections for transgender people, the latest in a series of actions that aim to reverse gains by LGBTQ Americans in areas ranging from the military to housing and education. The Health and Human...
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May 24, 2019 - 10:15 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens will return to the Navy but not as one of the elite Navy SEAL team. The Kansas City Star reports Greitens will return to the Navy as an officer assigned to the Navy Operation Support Center in St. Louis. He will be designated as a general...
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In this May 7, 2019 photo, black female cadets with the Class of 2019 pose at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. The 34 women comprise a small slice of the roughly 1,000 cadets in the class. The cadets say they're proud to be part of a milestone at the historic academy after four years of testing their limits. (Cadet Hallie H. Pound/U.S. Army via AP)
May 23, 2019 - 1:27 pm
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The class of cadets preparing to jubilantly toss their caps in the air at the U.S. Military Academy's graduation ceremony Saturday includes 34 black women, a record number that's a sign of concerted efforts to diversify West Point's Long Gray Line. West Point remains mostly...
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FIEL - In this April 2, 2019, file photo, Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, D-Pa., arrives for a House Armed Services Committee budget hearing for the Departments of the Army and Air Force on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congresswomen with military service in their past, some of them forged on post-Sept. 11 wars, are hoping to create their own caucus to drive an agenda to support the nation’s growing ranks of female service members. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
May 15, 2019 - 11:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congresswomen who have served in the military are setting up a new caucus to support the nation's growing ranks of female service members, and they're looking for clout, too, in American politics. The caucus, bipartisan and including men, would be a first. There are more than a...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2019, file photo, acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan speaks with the media as he waits for the arrival of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the Pentagon in Washington. President Donald Trump on May 9, said he will nominate Shanahan to be his second secretary of defense. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
May 10, 2019 - 4:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is shifting $1.5 billion in funds originally targeted for support of the Afghan security forces and other projects to help pay for construction of nearly 80 miles (130 kilometers) of wall at the U.S.-Mexican border, officials said Friday. Congress was notified of the...
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