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Obama: US-Israel Ties Will Improve After Iran Deal in Place

U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is comparing tensions between the U.S. and Israel over the Iranian nuclear deal to a family feud and says he expects quick improvements in ties between the longtime allies once the accord is implemented. "Like all families, sometimes there are going to be disagreements," Obama said Friday in a webcast with Je... more

CentCom: Two US Airmen Killed This Week in Afghanistan Were JTACs

Capt. Matthew D. Roland, 27, and Staff Sgt. Forrest B. Sibley, 31. (US AIR FORCE)

The loss of two special operations airmen with expertise in close air support from an insider attack came as the U.S. stepped up airstrikes against the Taliban in southwestern Afghanistan, U.S. Central Command said Friday. Capt. Matthew D. Roland, 27, of Lexington, Kentucky, assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron at Hurlburt Field, F... more

Military Families Have Until January to Update DEERS Info or Pay Fines

Income taxes

About 430,000 military households that are missing Social Security numbers in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System could be forced to pay fines to the Internal Revenue Service if they don't update their information by January. Troops were notified about the missing information through letters sent by DEERS starting Aug. 13. S... more

President Obama Sets Troop Pay Raise at 1.3 Percent in 2016

handing over pay

President Obama on Friday announced a 1.3 percent pay raise for military members next year, a level that's less than what's specified under the law. The change to monthly basic pay will take effect Jan. 1. "This decision is consistent with my fiscal year 2016 Budget and it will not materially affect the Federal Government's ability to attra... more

Marine Divers Train at New Open-Water Site

Gunnery Sgt. Zachary Burgart and Master Sgt. Brad Colbert, combatant divers training in Lake Anna, Va. (U.S. Marine Corps/Carden Hedelt)

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. — Marine combatant divers from the National Capital Region and Marine Corps Base Quantico took to Lake Anna, Va., for the first time July 21 to refresh dive skills and maintain qualifications. They used both open-circuit and closed-circuit underwater breathing apparatuses as well as an underwater propulsion device. About an ho... more

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