Pentagon chief seeks to improved family leave, child care
National / Politics / U.S. News

Pentagon chief seeks to improved family leave, child care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 unveiled a series of family-friendly proposals for the military that would increase parental leave, child care and health care coverage to bolster efforts to recruit and retain high-quality service members. Carter told a Pentagon news conference that he will double the length of … Continue reading

Philippine leader welcomes Japan’s emperor as ties blossom
Asia / Politics

Philippine leader welcomes Japan’s emperor as ties blossom

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III gave a red-carpet welcome to Japan’s emperor Wednesday in a sign of blossoming ties between the two nations, both mired in territorial disputes with China, while further moving past painful memories of Japan’s World War II aggression. Aquino and Emperor Akihito held talks at Manila’s Malacanang … Continue reading

Rapid response on NATO agenda during Norfolk, Virginia conference
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Rapid response on NATO agenda during Norfolk, Virginia conference

By Mahogany Waldon, Antonio Garland and Richelle Hammiel The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) brought its annual Chief of Transformation Conference to the Norfolk Waterside Marriott in Norfolk, Virginia from Tuesday, Dec. 8, through Thursday, Dec. 10.  The conference highlighted the goals and plans for NATO’s Allied Command Transformation (ACT), which is one of two NATO … Continue reading

ROTC program offers rare opportunity for officer, cadet engagement
Education / National

ROTC program offers rare opportunity for officer, cadet engagement

WASHINGTON D.C. (November 10, 2015) – More than 325 Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets from colleges and universities across the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland, heard from 11 senior Army officers yesterday at the second Senior Leader Professional Mentorship Forum at Howard University. Junior ROTC cadets from local high schools also attended. … Continue reading

Iran shows off underground missile base
Middle East

Iran shows off underground missile base

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s Revolutionary Guard opened the doors of a secret underground missile base to state TV, showing off medium- and long-range missiles. The station Wednesday aired footage of long tunnels with ready-to-fire missiles on the back of trucks. The broadcast said the facility is one of hundreds of underground missile bases around … Continue reading