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CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (WOUB) — Veterans and lawmakers across Southeast Ohio are fighting to keep open the Chillicothe VA Medical Center, which has served veterans in the region for close to 100 years. A recent U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs report recommended closing the center, which oversees outpatient clinics in six rural Southeast Ohio counties —… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — When the invasion of Ukraine began three weeks ago, many thought it would end quickly because of Russia’s military strength. But as the war drags on and Ukraine digs in, two questions are increasingly being asked: Can Ukraine win this war, and what will it take? While Russia has occupied the… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Republican and Democratic senators debated the bill to shorten the required amount of time an overseas and military voter must have access to a primary ballot but extended when that ballot must be returned. Democratic senators, who all voted for the same measures on Tuesday, voiced opposition this time… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Democratic members of the Ohio House voted against the measure, saying the state needs to delay the May 3 primary for all voters with legal challenges to be heard over new Republican-approved district maps. Lawmakers engaged in a series of passionate floor speeches about the ability for military voters… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Ohio Senate called a previously unscheduled session to take place on Tuesday to address the delay in getting ballots to overseas voters because of the fluctuating status of state legislative and congressional district maps. Local boards of elections will not have ballots ready in time to send to… Read More
Updated February 24, 2022 at 5:23 AM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — As Russian military forces and Russian-backed separatists continued striking targets across Ukraine on Thursday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on the public to remain calm while declaring martial law. Missile strikes and military barrages struck Ukrainian targets from the country’s northern, eastern and… Read More
Updated February 22, 2022 at 3:26 PM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Russia’s decision to order troops into parts of eastern Ukraine is “the beginning of a Russian invasion,” President Biden said Tuesday as he announced a new set of sweeping sanctions targeting Russia’s ability to do business with the West. The moves by Russia… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro provides keynote remarks at a commemorative event in Hawaii on the 80th anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor.
President Biden will address the ongoing withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan at a moment when the Taliban are gaining power and threatening the Afghan government.
Former President Donald Trump had first ordered a ban on transgender soldiers in 2017, and President Biden had long promised to repeal the order.
CENTCOM Commander Gen. Frank McKenzie, who is responsible for U.S. forces in the Middle East, says the U.S. plans to reduce its troop levels there from 5,200 to 3,000 this month.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The disappearance and murder of Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen has sparked an outpouring of stories from other service members. Mostly female, they say that they also experienced sexual harassment and abuse in the ranks, but felt that the military’s reporting system was not built to help them. NewsHour’s Nick Schifrin reports… Read More
The president dismisses the allegation as politically motivated. The Senate Intelligence Committee is scheduled to receive a briefing on the matter Wednesday.
Gen. Charles Brown was confirmed to lead the U.S. Air Force. Brown said his nomination “provides some hope but also comes with a heavy burden,” given the nation’s current focus on matters of race.
First it was his sacking of Capt. Brett Crozier last week; then it was a diatribe he delivered aboard the USS Roosevelt on Monday morning. Now acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly is out.
A peace deal signed with the Taliban calls for 4,000 of the approximately 13,000 U.S. forces in Afghanistan to leave within 135 days and for all U.S. troops to be out within 14 months.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tree farmers in Ohio are joining forces with the state to send a little holiday cheer to the troops overseas. The Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Ohio Christmas Tree Association are partnering on an effort that will ship more than 100 Christmas trees to military members stationed overseas. Growers will… Read More
The world got to know the Belgian Malinois a little better on Monday when President Trump shared a declassified portrait of the dog, whose name and backstory have not been released by authorities.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper began notifying lawmakers which projects will be canceled in their districts. “It is a slap in the face to the members of the Armed Forces,” Sen. Chuck Schumer said.
The Pentagon says it tested a modified cruise missile that flew “more than 500 kilometers” — a distance prohibited under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty scrapped earlier this month.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Gov. Mike DeWine has ordered flags in parts of the state lowered to half-staff to honor an Ohio soldier killed in Afghanistan. The Republican governor on Wednesday ordered U.S. and Ohio flags flown at half-staff at all public buildings and grounds throughout Williams County and at the Ohio Statehouse, the Vern… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio lawmakers are considering a bill that would require state agencies that issue occupational licenses to grant them to members of the military and their spouses who move to the state. The legislation, which has bipartisan support, is meant to boost Ohio’s reputation as a military-friendly state. It would affect licenses… Read More
Earlier Wednesday, President Trump had congratulated Edward Gallagher and his family on the end of his legal ordeal. In response, they wrote, “Thank you Mr. President for all you have done.”
Lawmakers are still waiting to hear the price tag on this year’s event. Thursday’s celebration is expected to feature military hardware and a speech by President Trump at the Lincoln Memorial.
Multiple interceptors tracked and destroyed a missile carrying a dummy warhead. Advocates claim the test proves the system can provide some defense against countries such as North Korea.