military service

WASHINGTON | In salute to Bush, a nod to passing of ‘greatest generation’

WASHINGTON — It wasn’t just a salute to a president, it was a tribute to a generation. President George H. W. Bush was remembered during more than two days of ceremonies and services in Washington as the last president forged from World War II, a leader dedicated to military service, bipartisanship, responsibility and hard choices. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | In salute to Bush, a nod to passing of ‘greatest generation’

SALEM, Ore | Unique firefighting crew has common trait: Military service

SALEM, Ore.— After being in firefights in Afghanistan and Iraq, members of one of America’s newest elite wildfire crews are tasked with fighting fires in rugged country back home. On the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s only hotshot crew focused on recruiting veterans, members have traded assault rifles and other weapons of war for chain … Continue reading SALEM, Ore | Unique firefighting crew has common trait: Military service

TOKYO | AP Interview: US VP’s wife champions art therapy in Japan

TOKYO— Karen Pence, the vice president’s wife, announced Tuesday a $54,000 U.S. grant to Tsukuba University in Japan for studying art therapy, a little-known mental health profession she has championed under the Trump administration. Pence was in Japan while accompanying her husband, Mike Pence, on a trip through Asia for a series of meetings, including … Continue reading TOKYO | AP Interview: US VP’s wife champions art therapy in Japan

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif | California gunman went Marine to divorcee living with mom

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Ian David Long began his adult life by enlisting in the Marines and getting married. Years after a divorce and a discharge and months after shouting brought a mental health expert to his door, Long killed 12 people at a country music bar outside Los Angeles. Long, 28, was a former … Continue reading THOUSAND OAKS, Calif | California gunman went Marine to divorcee living with mom

WASHINGTON | Fury over reported federal plan targeting transgender people

WASHINGTON — LGBT leaders are reacting furiously to a report that the Trump administration is considering a new definition of gender that would effectively deny federal recognition and civil rights protections to transgender Americans. Activists are pledging legal challenges if such a change is put in place, and they say it would run counter to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Fury over reported federal plan targeting transgender people

WASHINGTON | Trump space force – a real need but hazy planning

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump has demanded that Pentagon create a new military service, a Space Force to assure “American dominance in space.” And with that demand, Trump has injected urgency into the debate over the best way to protect U.S. interests in space, both military and commercial. But his approach has left many struggling to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump space force – a real need but hazy planning

WASHINGTON | Air Force: Space Force would cost $13 billion over 5 years

WASHINGTON — Creating a Space Force as a separate military service, as proposed by President Donald Trump, would cost an estimated $12.9 billion in its first five years, according to a detailed Air Force plan for how to go about it. This is the first publicly available cost estimate. When the White House announced plans … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Air Force: Space Force would cost $13 billion over 5 years

ANNAPOLIS, Md | McCain to be buried near best friend at US Naval Academy

ANNAPOLIS, Md— It will be a fitting final resting place for a man who prized military service, cherished friendship and had little patience for formalities. Sen. John McCain, the Arizona Republican who died Saturday of brain cancer, will be buried on a grassy hill at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, right next to … Continue reading ANNAPOLIS, Md | McCain to be buried near best friend at US Naval Academy