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Air Force Academy's new boss judging success by what cadets go on to achieve

New Air Force Academy boss Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria isn't judging his 4,000 cadets by what he's seen so far since returning to Colorado Springs.
15 hours 11 min ago

US lays out ambitious schedule for NAFTA talks as opening round concludes

After the opening round of talks to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement, at least this much is known: the U.S. is pressing ahead for comprehensive changes and racing to meet a tight political calendar.
16 hours 26 min ago

Fort Bragg paratrooper tells of rescue from burning wreckage of deadly Afghanistan blast

Staff Sgt. Sarah Zimmerman was one of six soldiers inside a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle that was struck by a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device in southern Afghanistan earlier this month.
16 hours 38 min ago

North Carolina Air National Guard C-130s take flight over Charlotte ahead of transition to C-17

The North Carolina Air National Guard has conducted its last flight including all eight of its C-130 Hercules aircraft.
16 hours 52 min ago

Spain sets up 800 checkpoints in Catalonia in manhunt for Barcelona suspect

Desperate to ease public fears and neutralize a terrorist cell responsible for the deadliest attack in Spain in a decade, Spanish police erected 800 checkpoints across the region of Catalonia on Sunday - part of a massive manhunt for a Moroccan-born man they suspect was the driver of the van that killed 13 and injured scores in Barcelona last week.
17 hours 24 min ago

Japan blames pilot error for 2015 Black Hawk crash off Okinawa

Pilot error was to blame for the 2015 crash-landing of an Army MH-60 Black Hawk helicopter onto a Military Sealift Command ship off Okinawa’s coast, according to a report by Japan’s Ministry of Defense.
17 hours 25 min ago