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Spc. Andrew S. Ortega was killed Sunday while deployed to Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. On Monday evening, a second 1st Cavalry soldier who has not been identified was killed in a "rollover accident" involving a Bradley Fighting Vehicle at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.


Report: China has some of world’s most advanced weapons, remains ‘long way’ from US military

China in recent years has poured billions of dollars into developing advanced weapons, some of which outclass U.S. weapons, but with an inexperienced military it remains years away from challenging American security interests globally, the Pentagon’s intelligence agency concluded in a report released Tuesday.


Capping troop pay, higher Tricare fees among theoretical options for reducing deficit in report

Congressional budget analysts have 121 ideas for reducing the ballooning U.S. deficit, and 16 of them target Pentagon programs, ranging from long-term pay caps for servicemembers and higher Tricare premiums to spending less on weapons systems.


USAA donates $15 million to Coast Guard families

The donation to the Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, a nonprofit charity that aids members of the Coast Guard, will help the military and civilian workforce in need, said Adm. Karl L. Schultz, commandant of the Coast Guard.



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Shutdown threatens to change federal workers' outlook on job stability

Morale at government agencies already was suffering under President Donald Trump's administration, according to the Partnership's 2018 Best Places to Work in Government survey, which found marked declines in job satisfaction.


British Parliament rejects Theresa May’s Brexit deal, putting EU withdrawal in doubt

Jeremy Corbyn, the opposition Labour Party leader, called the loss historic — and unrivaled since the 1920s. He said her process of “delay and denial” had lead to failure. He then introduced a motion of no-confidence, to be debated on Wednesday.


Taliban threaten to end talks with US on ending Afghan war

The Taliban issued a statement Tuesday threatening to end contact with the U.S. even as Washington's peace envoy makes another round of the region in pursuit of a negotiated end to Afghanistan's protracted conflict.


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Al-Shabab extremists claim deadly attack on Nairobi hotel

Al-Shabab — the Somalia-based group that carried out the 2013 attack at the nearby Westgate Mall in Nairobi that left 67 people dead — claimed responsibility for the carnage at the DusitD2 hotel complex, which includes bars, restaurants, offices and banks and is in a well-to-do neighborhood with many American, European and Indian expatriates.


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Shutdown threatens to change federal workers' outlook on job stability

Morale at government agencies already was suffering under President Donald Trump's administration, according to the Partnership's 2018 Best Places to Work in Government survey, which found marked declines in job satisfaction.


British Parliament rejects Theresa May’s Brexit deal, putting EU withdrawal in doubt

Jeremy Corbyn, the opposition Labour Party leader, called the loss historic — and unrivaled since the 1920s. He said her process of “delay and denial” had lead to failure. He then introduced a motion of no-confidence, to be debated on Wednesday.


Taliban threaten to end talks with US on ending Afghan war

The Taliban issued a statement Tuesday threatening to end contact with the U.S. even as Washington's peace envoy makes another round of the region in pursuit of a negotiated end to Afghanistan's protracted conflict.


Video | Gallery

Al-Shabab extremists claim deadly attack on Nairobi hotel

Al-Shabab — the Somalia-based group that carried out the 2013 attack at the nearby Westgate Mall in Nairobi that left 67 people dead — claimed responsibility for the carnage at the DusitD2 hotel complex, which includes bars, restaurants, offices and banks and is in a well-to-do neighborhood with many American, European and Indian expatriates.




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Submarine museum breaks ground on expanded offerings

The updated USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park will include three exhibit galleries that span the history and the future of submarine warfare: the submarine force of World War II, the Cold War and today’s force and into the future.


Coast Guard members invited to free dinner during shutdown

A university in Rhode Island is offering a free dinner for U.S. Coast Guard members who are working without pay during the partial federal shutdown.


Tornado fighter plane move in New Mexico goes as planned

Officials say the move of a German Air Force donated Tornado fighter plane from Holloman Air Force Base to the Otero County Fairgrounds went well.


Marine Corps veteran suits up for 7,000-mile hike across the country

Cross-country is a chance to spread the word of veterans' organizations across the country while also raising awareness about mental health, veteran suicide prevention and post-traumatic stress disorder.


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Submarine museum breaks ground on expanded offerings

The updated USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park will include three exhibit galleries that span the history and the future of submarine warfare: the submarine force of World War II, the Cold War and today’s force and into the future.


Coast Guard members invited to free dinner during shutdown

A university in Rhode Island is offering a free dinner for U.S. Coast Guard members who are working without pay during the partial federal shutdown.


Tornado fighter plane move in New Mexico goes as planned

Officials say the move of a German Air Force donated Tornado fighter plane from Holloman Air Force Base to the Otero County Fairgrounds went well.


Marine Corps veteran suits up for 7,000-mile hike across the country

Cross-country is a chance to spread the word of veterans' organizations across the country while also raising awareness about mental health, veteran suicide prevention and post-traumatic stress disorder.