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McRaven named only finalist for University of Texas chancellor

McRaven named only finalist for University of Texas chancellor

If everything goes as planned, Adm. William McRaven, the outgoing commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, will be setting aside his gold Navy SEAL trident next year for the orange longhorn emblem of the University of Texas System.
Updated: 14 hours ago
Socom’s McRaven a contender for University of Texas chancellor post

Socom’s McRaven a contender for University of Texas chancellor post

Watch out University of Texas students.
Published: 07/28/14
U.S. Army sergeant killed in Caspersen Beach plane crash

U.S. Army sergeant killed in Caspersen Beach plane crash

The Georgia man killed in a Venice plane crash Sunday afternoon was a sergeant in the United States Army.
Published: 07/28/14
POW recalls time in Stalag 7a and his run to freedom

POW recalls time in Stalag 7a and his run to freedom

On Nov. 16, 1944, Albert Torchia, an Army private from Verona, Pennsylvania, was holed up with his squad from the 104th Division in a house in the German town of Stolberg.
Published: 07/28/14

Socom change of command set for late August

Army Gen. Joseph Votel will officially take the helm of U.S. Special Operations Command during a change of command ceremony Aug. 28, at 2 p.m. at the Tampa Convention Center.
Published: 07/25/14
Senate approves Votel as Socom commander

Senate approves Votel as Socom commander

Joseph Votel, newly minted Army four-star general, will become the 10th commander of U.S. Special Operations Command.
Published: 07/24/14

Gen. Austin expresses concern about Iraq security

After a 24-hour visit to Iraq where he met with senior U.S. officials and Iraqi leaders across the political spectrum, the commander of U.S. Central Command said he is “very concerned about the current security situation” and called for...
Published: 07/24/14

National Guard recruiter accused of lying to reap bonuses

A National Guard recruiter has been charged with falsifying the number of possible enlistees he brought in to scam the government out of $78,000 in bonuses, according to an indictment.
Published: 07/24/14
St. Pete VA center camera riles union

St. Pete VA center camera riles union

A week after a former employee and union official testified before congress about problems at the Veterans Benefits Administration St. Petersburg Regional Office, management installed a surveillance camera outside the office of the union representing...
Published: 07/24/14
Senate panel backs McDonald for VA secretary

Senate panel backs McDonald for VA secretary

WASHINGTON — The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Wednesday endorsed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to be the new secretary of Veterans Affairs.
Published: 07/23/14