Air Force’s chief master sergeant promotion rate hits 7-year high

The Air Force is bumping up nearly a quarter of its eligible senior master sergeants to the top enlisted rank next year, hitting a seven-year high in the promotion rate.

C-17 makes first US military delivery of aid supplies bound for Gaza

More than 54,000 pounds of humanitarian relief supplies delivered to Egypt this week by a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster will be transported by land into Gaza, the Pentagon said.

1 person confirmed dead after US Osprey crash, Japan’s coast guard says

An unconscious person recovered in waters where a Yokota-based Osprey went down has been confirmed dead, according to the Japanese coast guard.

Hawaii officials pose bleaker estimate of Red Hill’s fuel contamination legacy

As much as 2 million gallons of fuel may have leaked and spilled into the ground under the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility since it was built during World War II, an amount far exceeding past estimates.

Former Marine Paul Whelan attacked in Russian prison, his family reports

Paul Whelan, a former Marine who is currently serving a 16-year sentence in a Russian prison, was attacked Tuesday afternoon by a fellow prisoner, Whelan’s brother David told supporters in an email.

Emotional sketches made in Sugamo Prison find their way to former inmate’s family

A series of prison sketches by a Japanese physician convicted, but later acquitted, of crimes against Americans during World War II were handed to the man’s family on Friday, thanks in part to two Yokosuka Naval Base employees.

Authorities identify 21-year-old soldier killed in Alaska shooting Saturday

A 21-year-old soldier was killed and two others injured in a shooting early Saturday in Anchorage, Alaska, near Joint Base Elmendorf- Richardson, authorities said.

Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett’s longtime sidekick at Berkshire Hathaway, dies at 99

Charlie Munger, an Army veteran who helped Warren Buffett build Berkshire Hathaway into an investment powerhouse, has died at a California hospital. He was 99.

US to reimpose sanctions on Venezuela if there’s no action on hostages, elections

The Biden administration will stick to its promise to reimpose sanctions on Nicolás Maduro’s regime in Venezuela unless he takes concrete actions no later than Thursday to release U.S. hostages and begin democratic reforms.

Chicago’s first migrant camp slated to begin construction, as environmental report remains pending

Chicago’s first migrant camp would arrive about three months after the mayor first revealed the idea as a way to get the asylum-seekers off police station floors and sidewalks and into heated tents before winter.

FBI focus on NYC Mayor Adams’ Turkey travels in campaign finance probe, but questions about details remain

One of the threads federal investigators are tugging at in their probe of Mayor Eric Adams’ 2021 campaign and its connections to Turkey is his travel to that Middle Eastern country over the years, sources confirmed to the New York Daily News.

Army fires West Point staffer facing sexual misconduct charge in Michigan

William F. Gentry, a decorated former soldier who recently became a senior civilian staffer at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., has been charged with sexual misconduct and dismissed from the post, military officials said.

He does it all: military captain, lawmaker, alleged boss of cartel drowning US in drugs

Diosdado Cabello, a former aide to Venezuela’s late President Hugo Chavez, today juggles jobs as a captain in the military and member of the national assembly while simultaneously running the Cartel of the Suns, the connective tissue between Colombian drug producers and the Venezuelan regime.

Sailor’s death ruled a suicide by medical examiner, 4th one at Naval Base Kitsap this year

The death of a sailor found last week in his quarters at Naval Base Kitsap was ruled a suicide Monday by the local medical examiner’s office, marking the fourth service member at the base to die by suicide this year.

Ransomware attack prompts multistate hospital chain to divert some ER patients elsewhere

A ransomware attack has prompted a health care chain that operates 30 hospitals in six states to divert patients from some of its emergency rooms to other hospitals while postponing certain elective procedures.

Israel hostages recount their grim imprisonment in Hamas tunnels

One released hostage lost 44 pounds in 50 days of captivity and didn’t receive medication she needed. Others were given limited food — rice, hummus and beans — and slept in crowded conditions. An 84-year-old freed hostage has been in critical condition in the hospital with her pulse rate at 40.

In new challenge to indictment, Trump’s lawyers argue he had good basis to question election results

Donald Trump had a “good faith” basis to question the results of the 2020 election, his lawyers said in demanding that prosecutors turn over any evidence related to voting irregularities and potential foreign interference in the contest won by Democrat Joe Biden.

Migrants struggle against the elements in San Diego’s open-air desert camps

Once on American soil, the migrants subsist in makeshift open-air camps. For warmth, they huddle around campfires fueled by brush and felled trees. When it’s time to sleep, many are left to rely on plastic tarps and thin blankets to shelter them from the wind and nighttime lows that can fall below 40 degrees.

Families of 3 young Palestinian men shot in Vermont thought US would be safer

Far away from the war in Gaza, three college students were enjoying another visit to Vermont, celebrating Thanksgiving and a pair of family birthdays. But the place their Palestinian families thought would be safe was anything but.