CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- In a fading black-and-white photo snapped 70 years ago, Japanese Gen. Masaharu Homma, history's "Beast of Bataan," sits stoically on a hard bench in a makeshift Manila, Philippines, courtroom. He is dressed in a white suit and rifling through pages of evidence that ultimately would send him before a firing squad.
Keesler Air Force Base has been a part of South Mississippi for 75 years. The Naval Construction Battalion Center has been on the Coast for almost as long. Military officials joined forces with civilian leaders Tuesday to work on a plan to continue to be good neighbors to the Coast and its residents.
With U.S. forces still at war and House members up for re-election in November, the House Armed Services Committee rejected almost every idea the Obama administration proposed in its 2017 budget request to dampen military compensation and apply dollars saved to other defense priorities.
WASHINGTON -- Senators took fresh steps this week in the slow effort to reform the beleaguered Veterans Affairs Department and hold it more accountable just as news broke of a new scandal -- cockroaches in food at a VA hospital in Chicago.
When Capt. Kristen M. Griest made history last summer by becoming one of the first two women to graduate the Army's legendarily difficult Ranger School, she made her intentions clear: She was considering joining a Special Operations unit. Now, she has accomplished another first with some similar demands: becoming the U.S. military's first female infantry officer.
The House armed services subcommittee on military personnel unanimously has endorsed sweeping reforms to how groceries are procured, priced, promoted and sold on U.S. military bases stateside and overseas.
BILOXI -- A Keesler Air Force Base air crew and weather reconnaissance squadron are back on firm footing today after separate missions last week that included an airdrop into a Major League Baseball stadium.
A three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims has ruled unanimously that the Department of Veterans Affairs ignored "plain language" of a 2010 statute meant to protect VA-enrolled veterans from out-of-pocket costs when forced to use non-VA emergency medical care.
This could be a pivotal legislative year for more than 60,000 surviving spouses of service members who either died in retirement from service-connected ailments or injuries or died while serving on active duty.