Iraqi Fighter Jet Drops Bomb Over Baghdad, Kills 12 People

Iraqi security forces search for survivors after a fighter jet accidentally dropped a bomb over a Baghdad neighborhood on Monday, July 6, 2015. Hadi Mizban/AP

BAGHDAD -- An Iraqi Russian-made fighter jet accidentally dropped a bomb over a Baghdad neighborhood on Monday, killing at least 12 people on the ground, Iraqi officials said. The plane -- one of several Sukhois used by Iraq in the fight against the Islamic State group -- was returning to base when the accident happened. Military spokesman, Br... more

Air Force Officer Ranks

Officers Generals  Air Force Officers Second Lieutenant (2nd Lt)(O1) The rank of Second Lieutenant is shown through a single gold bar. Proper forms of address include “Second Lieutenant” or “Lieutenant.” Commissioned Airman may sometimes skip this rank. First Lieutenant (1st Lt)(O2) First Lieutenants have roughly the same res... more

To Rename or Not? Institutions Reconsider Honors for Racists

This Feb. 2, 2007, file photo shows Calhoun College, one of the 12 residential colleges housing Yale undergraduates. There's push to strip the name of John C. Calhoun, a white supremacist, from the building at Yale University. Bob Child/AP

HARTFORD, Conn.  -- The massacre at a predominantly black South Carolina church has institutions from Alaska to Connecticut evaluating whether they should continue enshrining the names of historical figures linked to slavery and the Confederacy. The June 17 slaying of nine black worshippers led to calls to curb displays of the Confederate flag ... more

Navy, Marines Ease Up on Transgender Policy

Ray Mabus

The Navy and Marine Corps have joined the Army and Air Force in making it harder to discharge transgender military members. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus signed a memorandum last Wednesday stating, "Effective immediately, separations initiated under the provisions of the reference for service members with a diagnosis or history of gender dysphoria, ... more

Head of POW-MIA Office Favors Closer Links to Private Groups

In this 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by then-Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington, arrive to place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Susan Walsh/AP

WASHINGTON -- The head of the Pentagon's new agency in charge of recovering and identifying remains of U.S. war dead said he will push for more partnering with private groups that have resources and interest to help reinvigorate a troubled POW-MIA accounting mission. Michael Linnington, a recently retired three-star Army general and veteran of ... more

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