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Austin urges Congress: Pass a timely budget

Dec 03rd: Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin highlighted investments in military hardware, in research and in the Pacific region, adding “we’ve got more to do.” Read more ▸

Dutch defense chief talks Ukraine help and stocking ammo for NATO

Dec 03rd: Gen. Onno Eichelsheim explains how he deals with a limited personnel pool, and which country might want to look closely at the Dutch Walrus submarine buy. Read more ▸

Research needed for veterans with genital and reproductive wounds

Dec 03rd: A new survey seeks information from an estimated 1,500 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans living with injuries to urinary, genital and reproductive areas. Read more ▸

Military officials look to Ukraine war for new lessons in training

Dec 03rd: “This ... is not only a war against Ukraine,” said Maj. Gen. Serhii Salkutsan, its NATO military liaison. “This is a war against the ... civilized world." Read more ▸

‘Deterrence the American way’: The new B-21 bomber debuts

Dec 02nd: The Air Force unveiled the Northrop Grumman-made B-21 Raider to the public Friday in a ceremony at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, California. Read more ▸

US forces monitor Mideast skies at Qatar base amid World Cup

Dec 02nd: The creation of a task force focused on drones and other off-the-shelf battlefield technology at Al-Udeid Air Base shows the U.S. is in Qatar to stay. Read more ▸

US military halts patrols against Islamic State in Syria

Dec 02nd: Turkish threats of a ground invasion have stymied the missions with Kurdish forces. Read more ▸

Marine recruiter accused of sexually assaulting prospective recruit

Dec 02nd: Staff Sgt. Duncan Quade Weathers, 27, was arrested for allegedly using his position of authority over an underage prospective recruit to have sex with her. Read more ▸

Five soldiers with 10th Mountain Division jailed on rape charges

Dec 02nd: All five soldiers are junior enlisted assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. Read more ▸

Appeals court weighs order to force Corps to accommodate Sikhs

Dec 02nd: Sikh plaintiffs maintain that rules forbidding them from wearing their articles of faith in boot camp violate their religious liberty. Read more ▸

Four sailors from same command die by suicide, NBC reports

Dec 02nd: The four sailors were all assigned to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center in Norfolk, according to the NBC News report. Read more ▸

Fighter pilot who tailed a civilian plane blamed for destroying F-16

Dec 02nd: Investigators blamed the pilot for his jet’s demise, saying the airman could have regained control over the F-16. Read more ▸

Last of Mexico’s World War II veterans dies at age 98

Dec 02nd: The sergeant served with 300 other Mexican soldiers alongside U.S. Army Air Forces in the Philippines. Read more ▸

Army to use old slogan for new recruits

Dec 02nd: The Army is planning to launch a new marketing campaign next year using an old slogan - “Be all you can be." Read more ▸

Veterans unemployment rose slightly last month

Dec 02nd: But the jobless rate for veterans has been below 3.0% for nine months in a row. Read more ▸

Fort Bragg bringing back beloved toy drive after three-year gap

Dec 02nd: The 2022 Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop 2.0 will reboot “Fort Bragg’s largest collective airborne operation event” with 2,200 paratroopers. Read more ▸

Educating future US Army officers to fight and win

Dec 02nd: Educating future officers will prepare them for the conflicts of tomorrow, argues this author. Read more ▸

US Central Command welcomes space ops shop in Florida

Dec 02nd: U.S. Space Forces—Central will oversee military space operations in the Middle East and Southwest Asia. Read more ▸

Allowance for the most at-risk military families begins to take shape

Dec 02nd: Fewer military families may qualify for the stipend because their housing allowances will count as income, Read more ▸

Marine vet’s prisoner swap still possible, Russian diplomat says

Dec 01st: The Biden administration has been trying for months to negotiate the release of Marine veteran Paul Whelan and WNBA star Brittney Griner. Read more ▸

Outage affects 988 suicide prevention hotline, VA offers alternatives

Dec 01st: Veterans who are looking to reach the helpline can call the Veterans Crisis Line directly at 877-267-6030. Read more ▸

Marine vet gets Lakers crowd hopped up by chugging from prosthetic

Dec 01st: "I’m glad that everybody was having a good time and realized that I was there having a good time.” Read more ▸

Can the Air Force train nearly 1,500 pilots this year?

Dec 01st: The Air Force's annual pilot production goals often prove elusive. Read more ▸

Congress wants to arm Taiwan, but hasn’t figured out how to pay for it

Dec 01st: Congress is poised to take up a massive policy that will include Taiwan security aid provisions, but the appropriations is an open question. Read more ▸

F-35B nose touches ground as plane is being towed in Japan

Dec 01st: The mishap occurred at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan. Read more ▸

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Thumbnail: Former aide Army Col. Kathryn Spletstoser sits in the audience as Gen. John Hyten appears before the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington on July 30, 2019, for his confirmation hearing to be vice chairman of the J

Military sexual assault survivors should be able to sue for damages, judges rule

Meghann Myers

Prohibition on troops seeking redress for injuries sustained in service doesn’t apply

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Thumbnail: Frederick Police Department officers prepare to enter Fort Detrick during an April 2021 shooting. A recent DoD inspector general report found inconsistencies in the way military installations train for active shooter situa

Report reveals holes in DoD law enforcement active shooter response

Rachel Nostrant

An evaluation of the Defense Department and its law enforcement organizations has revealed a lack of an active shooter response and training standard, which officials worry may ultimately “result in a delayed and uncoordinated response that could increase casualties” at military installations.

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Thumbnail: Tech. Sgt. Jordyn Rayot, Airman 1st Class Cole Whitmore and Airman 1st Class Jason Wilson, weapons loaders assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing, remove munitions from an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a training exercise in Swa

Year-round health insurance for National Guard proves elusive

Rachel S. Cohen

ABOARD A C-40 MILITARY TRANSPORT JET—Halfway through his tenure in charge of the National Guard, Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson’s quest to get all Guardsmen year-round health insurance has stalled.

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Thumbnail: In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, violent protesters loyal to President Donald Trump storm the Capitol in Washington. (John Minchillo/AP)

Army veteran sentenced to 7 years in prison on Capitol riot charges

Michael Kunzelman, The Associated Press

An off-duty Virginia police officer who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan, 6, 2021, with a fellow officer was sentenced Thursday to more than seven years in prison, matching the longest prison sentence so far among hundreds of Capitol riot cases.

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Thumbnail: U.S. Marine Corps 1st Sgt. Jefferson Ortiz, company first sergeant for Air Operations Company, Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 271, poses for a photo at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, North Carolina, July

Marine 1st sergeant uses combat experience to save man hit by car

Irene Loewenson

A Marine first sergeant was driving through a small North Carolina town when he encountered a man lying in a nearby field, bearing injuries after being hit by a car.

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Thumbnail: Melissa Stockwell reacts arriving at the finish line in the Women

Recipients look back at their service on National Purple Heart Day

Jonathan Lehrfeld

Paralympian and former Army platoon leader, 1st Lt. Melissa Stockwell, 42, deployed to Iraq in March 2004 with the 27th Main Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, after enlisting two years earlier. But after just three weeks in Baghdad, her life would never be the same.

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Thumbnail: Col. Sharon Harmon, center, is the first Black service member to be promoted to colonel in the Rhode Island National Guard. (Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee/Twitter)

Soldier becomes Rhode Island Guard’s first Black colonel

EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island National Guard has its first Black colonel.

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Thumbnail: President Donald Trump speaks after getting a briefing from senior military leaders in the Cabinet Room at the White House on Oct. 7, 2019, in Washington. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Milley almost quit over Trump, wrote biting resignation letter, new book reveals

In an excerpt released Aug. 8 by the New Yorker, authors Peter Baker and Susan Glasser — senior reporters for the New York Times and the New Yorker, respectively — reveal shocking details from inside former President Donald Trump’s relationship with top military brass.

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Thumbnail: An aerial view of the Pentagon on May 11, 2021. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brittany A. Chase)

Remember 5G? Pentagon backs 6G hub tied to Army Research Lab

Colin Demarest

WASHINGTON — As telecom companies struggle to complete the transition to the fifth-generation, or 5G, mobile standard, the Pentagon is backing an effort focused on 6G research and technologies amid a military-wide push to modernize communications and connectivity.

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