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'Black Hawk Down' veteran now deployed in fight against opioids

An Army veteran who fought in the Battle of Mogadishu and later was portrayed in the film “Black Hawk Down” is now deploying on a new mission: the war against opioids.<p>Former Delta Force operator and Master Sgt. Norman Hooten has obtained his doctorate’s degree in pharmacy and says he is making the …

Military

Marine recognized for saving toddler's life

As her 2-year-old son Rylan turned a bluish purple from choking on a grape, Amber Strother ran to a neighboring apartment for help.<p>The Pensacola mother wiped tears from her eyes Thursday afternoon as she joined 600 Marines at Pensacola Naval Air Station in honoring the man who saved her son's …

Military

Fallen soldier's comrades cradle his newborn daughter in powerful photo

Army Specialist Chris Harris tragically died in combat just months before his wife gave birth to their first child — but thanks to the help of the fallen soldier's comrades, their daughter will always feel supported.<p>In a special photo shoot, Pinehurst Photography captured a powerful image of …

2021 Dodge Viper marks return of a legend sans V10

Dodge is rather notorious for canceling the Viper and then reviving it. Such is the case again with a new report claiming that the Viper will return …

Why You Don't Know Anybody in the Military

Getting rid of the draft has something to do with it, but not everything.<p>There were a lot of complicated things going on in White House Chief of Staff John Kelly's statement Thursday about the combat deaths of servicemen and women and how the nation (and his boss) responds to them. But along the …

11 books the US Army's top officer recommends to help understand the world

Secretary James Mattis has been heralded as a "warrior monk" for his prodigious knowledge and voracious reading habits.<p>But Mattis, a retired Marine general, is not the only US military officer who has supplemented his martial knowledge with academic achievement.<p>In that spirit, the US Army has …

Historic Battle of Athens Shows Importance of Second Amendment

Some American political and human events in history are intentionally overlooked by those responsible for teaching and analyzing them.<p>The nation …

U.S. Army

A battered World War II hero of Bastogne gets a new home, and a museum built around it

The old battle tank arrived at 10:15 Thursday morning, covered in a black tarp and chained to the bed of tractor-trailer.<p>The construction site near Fort Belvoir went quiet for a moment as the truck backed in. And when they pulled away the tarp, the steel hide still bore the gouges and holes from …

What Donald Trump and other US presidents looked like when they were young

It's hard to picture what American presidents were like before they left their marks on domestic and foreign policy.<p>Here we've collected old photos of US presidents to give a little taste of who they once were.<p>Not every president is listed since photography wasn't widely used during the United …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

Recruitment

Sword belonging to commander of black Civil War unit found

BOSTON (AP) — The sword that belonged to the commanding officer of the first all-black regiment raised in the North during the U.S. Civil War has been recovered after being lost to history for more than 150 years.<p>The British-made sword carried into battle by Col. Robert Gould Shaw was stolen after …

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Photo Gallery

Inside The Navy's Colossal Zumwalt Stealth Destroyer

The Zumwalt's powerful new gun system can unload 600 rocket-powered projectiles on targets more than 70 miles away.<p>The Navy gave a first look inside the stealthy and futuristic Zumwalt destroyer on Friday during the ship's first port stop at a Rhode Island naval station.<p>The 610-foot-long warship …

An Army Special Operations veteran explains a key lesson professionals can learn from the military

This question, posed by a grizzled, ten-year veteran of a West Coast-based Navy SEAL Team, hung in the air.<p>It was in response to my address to a group of Navy SEALs from The Honor Foundation, an organization dedicated to "bridging military and private sector careers … for members of the Special …

New Report Details What 31 US Air Force Pilots Who Flew the F-35 Really Think

Air Force Gen. Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, this week declared the F-35A fighter jet ready for combat. While many …

During Cleveland Republican Convention, toy guns are banned, real guns are fine.

When the Republican National Convention kicks off in Cleveland next week, guns will not be allowed in the host Quicken Loans Arena, but protesters …

Guns

Heartbreaking photos show a Haitian immigrant graduating from one of the US military's most prestigious academies

Second Lt. Alix Schoelcher Idrache never thought that he would one day be standing tall in a commissioned officer's uniform.<p>"I am from Haiti and never did I imagine that such honor would be one day bestowed on me," he told USA Today.<p>Idrache — an immigrant who came to the US in 2009 from Haiti's …

Military Spouses and Kids Bear the Burden of Service

A proposed bill (HR 3016) would cut in half certain education benefits to military families granted under the post-9/11 GI bill. This is a slap in …

Military

Register for draft: It's what a man's got to do, and women?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is on the verge of ordering young women to register for a military draft for the first time in history, touching off outrage among social conservatives who fear the move is another step toward blurring gender lines.<p>The female draft requirement, approved late Thursday by …

Military

Army Has Fewest Active-Duty Soldiers Since 1940, Report Says

The number of U.S. Army soldiers on active duty has been reduced to its lowest since 1940, according to a published report.<p>The Army Times reported …

US military cadets under investigation for Black Lives Matter salute photo

Officials at the West Point military academy in New York have said an investigation will be launched in regards to a photograph that surfaced showing …

Man finds heartbreaking letter in a bottle on the beach from boy to his dead best friend

A heartbreaking letter from a young boy to his best friend who died was found washed up on a beach in Florida.<p>Steve Mershon found it during an early morning stroll and was moved by the letter inside.<p>The 54-year-old found the letter from a 5th-grader named Jonothan Torres rolled up inside a glass …

Next president will have to change military culture

It has become patently obvious that the Obama administration has succeeded in turning the United States military into a politically correct, leftist …

Latest Woman to Try Marines' Infantry Officer Course Drops after Hike

The 30th and latest female officer to attempt the U.S. Marine Corps' grueling infantry officer course held on until the 11th day before she was …

Military

The third biggest military spender in the world is not who you'd think

Global military spending increased to $1.7 trillion in 2015, with the U.S. being the biggest spender by a wide margin.<p>A recent report from the …

A Warrior’s Career Sacrificed For Politics

A Warrior’s Career Sacrificed For Politics by William H. McRaven, <i>Tampa Tribune</i><p>When I was a young boy my father, a veteran of World War II and Korea, …

Sandy Hook massacre families given permission to sue gun makers in landmark legal ruling

Relatives of some of the 26 adults and children killed in the Sandy Hook massacre have been told they can sue the maker of the military assault rifle …

Millennials have an odd habit when it comes to their cars

Already the average age of all registered light vehicles has risen from 8.4 years in 1995 to 11.4 in 2014, the US Department of Transportation reported.<p>And a cultural shift among a new generation of car owners could help increase that number even more.<p>A study commissioned by eBay motors discovered …

Cold, snow to make for wintry weekend in Midwest, East

Folks in the Midwest and East will endure cold weather this weekend that will make it feel more like winter than spring.<p>The chilly temperatures will stretch from the Northeast into the Great Lakes and parts of the Southeast on Saturday.<p>The Northeast will only see highs climb into the 30s and 40s …