FBI presumes Florida base shooting was act of terrorism

PENSACOLA, Fla. — The Saudi gunman who killed three people at the Pensacola naval base had apparently gone on Twitter shortly before the shooting to blast U.S. support of Israel and accuse America of being anti-Muslim, a U.S. official said Sunday as the FBI confirmed it is operating on the assumption the attack was an […]

US considers sending several thousand more troops to Mideast

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is considering sending several thousand additional troops to the Middle East to help deter Iranian aggression, amid reports of escalating violence in Iran and continued meddling by Tehran in Iraq, Syria and other parts of the region. John Rood, defense undersecretary for policy, told senators Thursday that Defense Secretary Mark Esper […]

Trump visits troops in Afghanistan, says Taliban want deal

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) — President Donald Trump paid a surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan, where he announced the U.S. and Taliban have been engaged in ongoing peace talks and said he believes the Taliban want a cease-fire. In his first trip to the site of America’s longest war, Trump arrived at Bagram Air […]

Trump travels to Dover Air Force Base to pay respects to fallen Army officers

DOVER – President Donald Trump paid respects Thursday to two Army officers who were killed when their helicopter crashed this week in Afghanistan, holding his salute until each of the flag-draped cases containing their remains were returned to their grieving families.            Trump and his wife, Melania, traveled to Dover Air Force Base to offer condolences […]

Hats off for the arrival of USS Delaware

DOVER — Some notes and quotes in between headlines and deadlines *** News of the USS Delaware may have slipped under the radar of most Delawareans. The nuclear submarine bearing our state’s name is now in the hands of the U.S. Navy. At Monday’s Veterans Day ceremony at the Kent County Veterans Memorial Park, U.S. […]

Commentary: US military is a part of the history of Berlin

Veterans Day 2019 coincides with the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. For American soldiers, sailors, Marines, and flyers, Berlin’s history over the last century has been linked with their service and sacrifice. More than 100,000 American soldiers died in the fields of Europe in World War I. That number more than […]

Commentary: This Nov. 11, help stem the tide of veteran suicides

The numbers are sobering, but we can do something about them. The Department of Veterans Affairs’ 2019 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report says nearly 6,200 veterans took their own lives in 2017 – and more than 6,000 took their lives every year from 2008 to 2017. “In 2017, the suicide rate for Veterans was […]

Commentary: What is a ‘military family’?

Each November, the president signs a proclamation declaring it as Military Family Month, so as we prepare to enter this family-filled month, I ask myself: What, exactly, is a “military family”? The answer varies widely depending on whom you ask. For my purposes, I break it down into two general categories. The first of these […]

Letter to the Editor: Delaware Trust Fund dinner upcoming

“All gave some; some gave all,” are words that ring true to every generation of American veterans whose sacrifices enable us to remain secure in our homes. On Nov. 11, our nation will observe Veterans Day and honor the sacrifices our men and women have made to ensure our freedom since 1776. There are a […]

Commentary: Kudos to Dover airmen for a job well done

Last January at my commander’s call, I talked about our strategic calendar. At the time, when we looked at September, it was extremely busy … too busy. So, we made decisions to lighten September’s load. We asked Air Mobility Command to move our Unit Effectiveness Inspection (UEI), and they did — we had it in […]