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A-10C pilot earns top flying award for combat successes in Afghanistan

Nov 23rd: "The A-10 community is filled with incredible people doing exceptional things in an exceptional aircraft," Maj. Kyle Adkison said. Read more ▸

Soldier killed in WWII to be buried in home state of West Virginia

Nov 23rd: Cpl. Joseph H. Gunnoe's unit was captured near Vossenack, Germany on Nov. 2, 1944. Read more ▸

Space Force opens first regional command headquarters in Indo-Pacific

Nov 23rd: It’s the first time that the U.S. will have a staff solely focused on integrating military satellite- and radar-based missions into Pacific operations. Read more ▸

The Marine who was a duck (yes, an actual duck)

Nov 23rd: Meet the "Devil duck" who could drink like a Marine. Read more ▸

USS Gerald R Ford slated to wrap up first deployment

Nov 23rd: The carrier, which got underway on Oct. 4, and its strike group focused on air defense, anti-subsurface warfare, and distributed maritime operations. Read more ▸

US to send anti-drone machine guns, air defense ammunition to Ukraine

Nov 23rd: The Pentagon is seeking to give Ukraine what it needs to defend against Russian drones targeting the embattled country's energy infrastructure. Read more ▸

Army veteran suing timeshare company over predatory lending practices

Nov 23rd: The lawsuit alleges that the contract violated the Military Lending Act. Read more ▸

Army vet, Navy petty officer stopped gunman at Colorado gay club

Nov 23rd: Authorities say Fierro and Thomas James, a Navy petty officer, stopped the shooter after he began spraying bullets inside Club Q on Saturday night. Read more ▸

USS Nitze seizes $20M in illicit drugs from vessel in Gulf of Aden

Nov 23rd: The destroyer's crew seized 2,200 kilograms of hashish and 330 kilograms of methamphetamine on a fishing vessel. Read more ▸

New mental health scholarships designed to counter VA staff shortfalls

Nov 23rd: VA will provide two years of graduate level tuition in exchange for a promise to work at a Vet Center for six years. Read more ▸

Users of the F-35 huddle in Italy to tout joint maintenance plans

Nov 23rd: Italy hopes that pooling maintenance will encourage users to send jets to its fledgeling F-35 maintenance hub at Cameri air base in the country's north. Read more ▸

Pilot safe after landing gear fails in T-38C training jet mishap

Nov 22nd: Officials are investigating what caused the landing gear to fail. Read more ▸

Soldier charged after allegedly firing weapon into homes while drunk

Nov 22nd: A Fort Hood soldier has been arrested and charged after he allegedly fired a weapon recklessly in a residential area. Read more ▸

Petty officer injured in Colorado Springs LGBTQ nightclub shooting

Nov 22nd: Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Thomas James is believed to have helped subdue the shooter on Saturday. Read more ▸

Passing Electoral Count Act reforms is vital to national security

Nov 22nd: Nine senior former defense officials and military leaders warn about national security threats America faces due to weaknesses in the Electoral Count Act. Read more ▸

Watch: Army 3rd Infantry Division ‘blows up’ Naval Academy goat

Nov 22nd: In the first of what is expected to be many biting short films to come, the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division blows up the Navy’s mascot. Read more ▸

Marine 3-star ‘myth-busts’ notions about Force Design 2030

Nov 22nd: “Internal disagreements stay internal,” Lt. Gen. Christopher Mahoney said. Read more ▸

Air Force pauses myEval for performance reviews until further notice

Nov 22nd: “We get it, folks. We have seen the memes and the jokes,” Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne Bass said on Facebook. Read more ▸

Vet sues over coverage denial for daughter gender transition

Nov 22nd: The veteran and daughter filed their lawsuit anonymously on Monday against the government via a Boston-based advocacy group. Read more ▸

Will your military ID card stop working tomorrow?

Nov 22nd: As of Nov. 10, 37,377 Navy members and 9,337 Marine Corps members were still using impacted cards. 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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