Red Cross regains entry to Venezuela jails, military prisons
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross has regained access to prisons in Venezuela, including highly guarded military facilities where dozens of inmates considered...
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Germany's defense minister says her country is looking to boost defense cooperation with Cyprus, which she called a valuable partner in the European Union's defense strategy...
Colorado joining with other states to challenge wall funding
DENVER (AP) — Colorado is joining with California and other states in challenging President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
In a joint statement Monday, Gov. Jared Polis and Attorney General Phil Weiser said they decided to join the effort in part because tens of millions of dollars could be diverted from military construction projects in Colorado to build a border wall.
Military contract information session draws strong interest
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Construction at military facilities in interior Alaska is attracting strong interest from contractors.
The Procurement Technical Assistance Program in Fairbanks announced a presentation, scheduled for Wednesday, on how to do business with the military, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported .
In reversal, Pentagon now says it backs GOP measure on birds
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an abrupt reversal, the Pentagon said Thursday it supports a Republican proposal in a defense policy bill that would bar the Fish and Wildlife Service from using the Endangered Species Act to protect two chicken-like birds in the western half of the U.S.
Family of fallen Marine plans home for military family
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The family of a Massachusetts Marine killed in an attack on a military facility in Tennessee in 2015 is teaming with Habitat for Humanity to build a home for a military family.
The family of Gunnery Sgt. Thomas J. Sullivan tells MassLive.com the goal is to build a home in the Springfield area for a family in need of "simple, decent, affordable housing."
US carrier sails in disputed sea as China shows own force
ABOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT, South China Sea (AP) — — As fighter jets streaked overhead, a U.S. aircraft carrier sailed through the South China Sea on Tuesday in the latest display of America's military might after China built a string of islands with military facilities to assert its claims in the strategic waters, sparking regional alarm.
Beijing lashes out over Pentagon report on Chinese military
BEIJING (AP) — Beijing says it is "firmly opposed" to a Pentagon report that highlighted China's construction of military facilities on man-made islands in the disputed South China Sea and speculated that Beijing would likely build more bases overseas.
Pentagon report cites China military buildup around world
WASHINGTON (AP) — China's construction of a military outpost in Djibouti is just the first of what will likely be an ongoing expansion in friendly foreign ports around the world to support distant deployments, a new Pentagon report concludes, predicting that Pakistan may be another potential location.
IS claims attack on Iraqi training camp north of Baghdad
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for an attack Monday on a military training center in Diyala north of Baghdad that killed at least four soldiers and wounded four others, including two officers, according to a statement released by the group and two Iraqi officers.
Brown looks to military bases for potential students
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University says it has signed a memorandum with the Defense Department so it can talk to service members at military bases about attending the university.
The Ivy League university in Providence, Rhode Island, says one of its admissions officers visited Norfolk, Virginia, but couldn't go to the Navy base because Brown wasn't certified to reach out to potential students at military facilities.
Road race to honor Massachusetts Marine scheduled
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A fundraising road race in memory of a Marine from Springfield killed in attacks on military facilities in Tennessee is scheduled for this weekend.
The Gunnery Sgt. Thomas J. Sullivan 5K Remembrance Run is scheduled for Sunday.
It starts in the morning at Nathan Bill's Bar and Restaurant.
The 40-year-old Sullivan was one of five service members killed during an attack on military facilities in Chattanooga in July 2015. The gunman was killed by police.
Lawmaker calls for state investment at military facilities
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Democratic Rhode Island lawmaker wants the state to put money into an empty fund created to support its military facilities and defense industry.
Sen. Louis DiPalma of Middletown said the state needs to invest in improvements at its military facilities but can't because lawmakers never put any money into the fund. He wants funding to be considered as part of the budget process.