- Carter sounds nearly ready to open combat jobs to women Updated: Oct-06-15 4:03 pm
ROME - Defense Secretary Ash Carter sounded like he's nearly made up his mind about opening all combat jobs to women, as he told U.S. troops in Sicily on Tuesday that limiting his search for qualified military candidates to just half the population would be "crazy."
- First lady to christen submarine at Connecticut shipyard Updated: Oct-06-15 11:18 am
GROTON, Connecticut - First lady Michelle Obama is visiting Connecticut this weekend to christen a submarine named after her home state.
- Nuclear-powered carrier USS Ronald Reagan arrives in Japan Updated: Oct-01-15 12:59 am
YOKOSUKA, Japan - The American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan docked at its new home in Japan's Yokosuka naval port Thursday just as Tokyo tries to deepen defense ties with the U.S. under new security laws that expand the role of Japan's military.
- AP sources: Top Marine recommends limits on women in combat Updated: Sep-19-15 3:09 am
WASHINGTON - The commandant of the Marine Corps is recommending that women be excluded from competing for certain front-line combat jobs, U.S. officials say, even as other military services are expected to allow women to serve in battlefield posts.
- Bath Iron Works turns to Gephardt to heal labor wounds Updated: Sep-14-15 5:48 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - Bath Iron Works has hired a firm led by former U.S. Rep. Dick Gephardt to improve labor relations as the shipyard and its 5,000-plus workers prepare for a stretch that includes a bidding for a Coast Guard contract and shoring up support for Navy contracts, officials said Monday.