Fire causes Sri Lanka ammo dump to explode; thousands flee

Jun 6, 2016

Fire causes Sri Lanka ammo dump to explode; thousands flee

A key military ammunition dump in Sri Lanka exploded Sunday, showering shrapnel over a large area on the edge of the capital and forcing thousands to flee to safety, officials said. There were no immediate reports of casualties at the Salawa military camp, where ...

Ex-U.S. Olympic hockey coach Riley dies at 95

Feb 5, 2016

Ex-U.S. Olympic hockey coach Riley dies at 95

Jack Riley, the Army coach who in 1960 guided the U.S. to its first Olympic gold medal in hockey, has died. He was 95. Riley died Wednesday on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, the U.S. Military Academy said Thursday. He regularly attended Army home games ...

Army turns out to aid rescue effort as severe floods swamp Britain

Dec 7, 2015

Army turns out to aid rescue effort as severe floods swamp Britain

Britain’s army was called in to help put down sandbags and evacuated people from their homes Sunday as stormy weather left the country’s northern towns and cities severely flooded. Storm Desmond’s torrential rain and strong winds swept across northwestern England and Scotland over the ...

Prince Harry arrives Down Under for month's army stint

Apr 6, 2015

Prince Harry arrives Down Under for month's army stint

Britain’s Prince Harry arrived in Canberra on Monday ahead of a one-month attachment with the Australian Army, as he moves toward his retirement from the British military. The 30-year-old touched down in Sydney from where he boarded a flight for the national capital, where ...