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Air Force: Investigators reviewing statements by outspoken chaplain Hernandez

After initially denying an investigation, the Air Force said Friday that its inspector general’s office is reviewing complaints against reserve chaplain Capt. Sonny Hernandez, who proclaimed that Christian servicemembers are wrong to support the rights of other faiths to practice their religion, actions that he said will lead them to hell.

Army Corps of Engineers official discusses the impact of Hurricane Harvey

Here in Beaumont, flood waters that reached the rooftops in portions of the city have yet to recede, and thousands of homes have been destroyed. Roads all over town remain unpassable. Some feel like rivers. But the storm caused another water problem.


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Navy helo plucks stranded Texans from floodwaters

The rain stopped, finally. But the water didn’t. It’s everywhere. From the sky, water surrounding buildings stretched for miles, a devastating remnant from Hurricane Harvey. Roads and highways disappeared, and roofs looked like they were floating.


Navy rescue helos scramble to keep pace with Harvey

When he fired up the MH-60 Seahawk helicopter Wednesday morning, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Pat Dunn thought it was going to be an easier day over the floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey.


Texas National Guard, Coast Guard aid rescue efforts in Houston

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott activated the entire Texas National Guard on Monday, bringing the number of deployed Guardsmen to 12,000 as floodwaters in the Houston area continue to rise and more people evacuate growing flood zones.


Navy evacuates planes, personnel from 2 bases in direct path of Harvey

With Hurricane Harvey barreling down on Corpus Christi and the Texas coastline, the Navy has evacuated dozens of aircraft and thousands of personnel from its two bases in the direct line of the growing storm, which is expected to make landfall early Saturday.


Trump signs off on Global War on Terror memorial

More than 15 years into the Global War on Terrorism, President Donald Trump has signed a bill approving the construction of a national memorial honoring those who have fought and died in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001 – and those doing so today.


Senate approves Global War on Terrorism memorial in DC

The Senate on Thursday cleared the way for a Global War on Terrorism memorial in Washington – unanimously passing the first bill in recent history approving a national war memorial before the fighting is over.


Loyalty and legacy: One 101st soldier recalls his time downrange

Every Friday, John Nikolao’s neighbors can see him walking his dogs while dressed head to toe in red — red cap, red T-shirt, red socks. It’s not a Santa thing. The newly retired Chief Warrant Officer 5 — a Black Hawk pilot and father of seven who deployed to war every other year from 2003 to 2014 — wears red to pay tribute to deployed soldiers far from home and loved ones.


Architects of ‘80s military buildup talk to senators about Navy expansion

The architects of the 1980s military buildup came before senators on Tuesday to explain how they were able to rebuild and expand the Navy by 75 ships in just seven years under conditions not so different than they are today.


Names released for 15 Marines, sailor who died in plane crash

The plane was carrying seven Marines and a Navy hospital corpsman attached to the unit stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C. The other nine killed in the crash were crewmembers from Stewart Air National Guard Base.