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Excerpt: ‘Send Me: The True Story of a Mother at War’

May 27th: Marty Skovlund Jr. and Joe Kent detail the journey of Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Shannon Kent, a special operations trailblazer killed in Syria. Read more ▸

She was America’s first woman POW in Vietnam — and was never found

May 27th: In 1962, Dr. Eleanor Ardel Vietti became America's first female prisoner of war in Vietnam. She's still unaccounted for. Read more ▸

Veterans of one of Vietnam’s most dangerous jobs recount their mission

May 27th: Veterans of LRRP units talk about how they got into the military, and took jobs in Long Range Recon — one of the most dangerous jobs in Vietnam. Read more ▸

From history to controversy: 5 things to know about Memorial Day

May 27th: The day is supposed to be about mourning the nation’s fallen service members, but it’s come to anchor the unofficial start of summer and retail discounts. Read more ▸

After nearly 80 years, the wreck of the USS Harder has been found

May 27th: “We must not forget that victory has a price, as does freedom.” Read more ▸

US military funeral traditions honor the fallen on land, air and sea

May 26th: From missing man formation flyovers to taps, here’s how the services pay respect to America's fallen heroes. Read more ▸

Exposed to Agent Orange at US bases, vets face cancer without VA help

May 26th: A proposed VA rule would allow compensation to veterans for Agent Orange exposure at 17 U.S. bases, but some say certain bases are missing. Read more ▸

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin resumes duty after undergoing procedure

May 26th: Austin is continuing to deal with bladder issues that arose in December following his treatment for prostate cancer, U.S. officials said. Read more ▸

Former President Obama surprises volunteers at Memorial Day event

May 26th: Obama joined local veterans groups and scouts in a volunteer event at a Virginia cemetery ahead of Memorial Day. Read more ▸

US Army vessels supporting Gaza aid break free, beach on Israeli coast

May 26th: Four U.S. military vessels supporting the Gaza aid mission broke free from their moorings due to rough seas Saturday. No injuries have been reported. Read more ▸

American vets for Ukraine launch group for sustained support

May 24th: The recently launched group American Veterans for Ukraine wants to drive up public support for Ukraine. Read more ▸

World War II ace Richard Bong’s plane found, explorers believe

May 24th: Searchers announced Thursday they’ve discovered what they believe is the wreckage of World War II ace Richard Bong’s plane. Read more ▸

Marines say no more ‘death by PowerPoint’ as Corps overhauls education

May 24th: Less lecture, more projects and problem-solving on the horizon in Marine schools. Read more ▸

Judge says Marine vet who allegedly trained Chinese pilots can be extradited

May 24th: Daniel Duggan served in the Marine Corps for 12 years before immigrating to Australia in 2002. Read more ▸

Defense Secretary Austin to undergo procedure, will transfer power

May 24th: Austin will transfer authority to Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks while he is indisposed, the Pentagon said. Read more ▸

Younger troops get more vasectomies after Dobbs decision, study finds

May 24th: The vasectomy study looked at male active-duty, retired and dependents in the military health system. Read more ▸

VA wants vets to submit benefits claims before looming summer deadline

May 24th: The VA wants vets who submitted an 'intent to file' to finish submitting their benefits claims before many hit a summer deadline. Read more ▸

Air Force 2-star accused of sexual assault won’t be allowed to retire

May 24th: Maj. Gen. Phillip Stewart's request to retire in lieu of court-martial was denied by Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall earlier this year. Read more ▸

Proposal would boost retirement help for military working dogs

May 24th: Lawmakers want to start a new grant program to cover medical costs for retired military working dogs. Read more ▸

US soldier arrested in Russia for alleged theft will remain in custody

May 24th: Army Staff Sgt. Gordon Black will remain in custody in Russia at least until July 2, Russian state news agency RIA Novosti said. Read more ▸

Meet the Navy’s newest sea drone squadron

May 24th: The Navy's latest surface drone squadron will continue to hone how such unmanned vessels work with the rest of the fleet. Read more ▸

Graphic novel tells story of Army captain who tackled suicide bomber

May 24th: New graphic novel tells story of how Medal of Honor recipient Capt. Florent Groberg saved countless lives. Read more ▸

Families of Marines killed in 2022 Osprey crash sue manufacturers

May 23rd: Families of four of the five Marines killed when their Osprey crashed in California allege the manufacturers failed to address known mechanical failures. Read more ▸

The Air Force’s pool of master sergeants is growing in 2024

May 23rd: More than 18.6% of eligible airmen will promote to master sergeants in 2024, up from 17.3% in 2023. Read more ▸

Three US troops on Gaza pier mission sustain non-combat injuries

May 23rd: U.S Central Command leaders said two of the injuries were minor, while a third required evacuation to an Israeli hospital. 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 doesnt 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 JETHalfway through his tenure in charge of the National Guard, Army Gen. Daniel Hokansons 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 Guards 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 Trumps 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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