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Military life wellness tips from the 2023 Spouse of the Year

Jun 03rd: On this episode of The Spouse Angle, the newest Military Spouse of the Year shares wisdom for prioritizing wellness during deployments and military moves. Read more ▸

Air Force promotions to lieutenant colonel grow more competitive

Jun 02nd: It's the most competitive round of on-time promotions to lieutenant colonel since the Air Force overhauled its selection process in 2020. Read more ▸

Fleet’s material condition keeps getting worse, new INSURV report says

Jun 02nd: The annual report to Congress also warns of a personnel shortage within the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey. Read more ▸

Did the Navy remove a Pride Month post from its Instagram account?

Jun 02nd: Navy officials did not answer questions Friday about the post and whether it had been removed. Read more ▸

Army vet tapped for Peace Corps leadership post

Jun 02nd: David White Jr. is a West Point grad who held a key leadership role in efforts to resettle Afghanistan refugees in the United States. Read more ▸

Retired Air Force officer gets 3 years for having classified documents

Jun 02nd: Retired Lt. Col. Robert Birchum was sentenced Thursday for unlawfully possessing classified documents. Read more ▸

Cherry Point receives its first F-35 jet

Jun 02nd: An F-35B Lightning II jet recently arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina. Read more ▸

More recruits eligible for Army pre-boot camp study, fitness courses

Jun 02nd: A wider range of future soldiers can now enlist in the Army’s Future Soldier Preparatory Course. Read more ▸

Marines release specs for high-tech next-gen combat utility uniform

Jun 02nd: The Marines took a major step forward in acquiring a combat utility uniform that builds in fire resistance, minimizes visibility and adds comfort. Read more ▸

Milley: tanks, F-16s coming, but not in time for Ukraine offensive

Jun 02nd: Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley says Ukrainian forces are training on Abrams tanks and US is working on agreements to train them on F-16s. Read more ▸

Thrift Savings Plan participants sue over access to funds

Jun 02nd: The TSP, which has some $800 billion in assets, announced a year ago that it was standing up a new system to improve customer service. Read more ▸

Blinken says no Ukraine cease-fire without Russia’s withdrawal

Jun 02nd: In a speech in Finland, Blinken said a cease-fire without Russia’s withdrawal would simply “freeze current lines in place.” Read more ▸

Take advantage of TA: Tips for transitioning into school life

Jun 02nd: Tuition Assistance offers 100 percent of your tuition paid for while you’re on active duty. Read more ▸

China Ukraine envoy urges allies to ‘stop sending weapons’ to Kyiv

Jun 02nd: China Ukraine envoy's appeal comes as Washington and its European allies are ramping up supplies of missiles, tanks and other weapons to Ukrainian forces. Read more ▸

Fort Bragg officially renamed Fort Liberty

Jun 02nd: Fort Bragg shed its Confederate namesake Friday to become Fort Liberty as part of the U.S. military's base-renaming initiative. Read more ▸

White House wants to engage Russia on nuclear arms control post-treaty

Jun 02nd: The Biden administration is ready to talk to Russia without conditions about a future nuclear arms control framework. Read more ▸

Air Force official’s musings on rogue drone targeting humans go viral

Jun 02nd: A "thought experiment" from the service that went viral highlights the possible dangers that could come from giving autonomous drones too much power. Read more ▸

Pentagon draws ire of lawmakers over war crimes evidence sharing

Jun 02nd: Much of the session was spent answering lawmakers’ questions about the Pentagon’s resistance to cooperating with the International Criminal Court. Read more ▸

Air Force 3-star tapped as next Northern Command boss

Jun 02nd: Lt. Gen. Gregory Guillot currently serves as the No. 2 officer at U.S. Central Command. Read more ▸

Do we owe a teen sailor thanks for creating doughnuts as we know them?

Jun 02nd: “I took the cover off the ship’s tin pepper box, and — I cut into the middle of that donut the first hole ever seen by mortal eyes!” Read more ▸

America faces a tidal wave of aging military veterans

Jun 02nd: The number of women veterans over the age of 65 is expected to increase by a staggering 237% between 2021 and 2041, according to data from VA. Read more ▸

Pentagon stops US military bases from hosting drag shows

Jun 01st: At least one show was canceled as a result. Read more ▸

White House orders Pentagon to probe antisemitism, Islamophobia

Jun 01st: Antisemitic harassment, vandalism and assault in the U.S. reached a historic high in 2022. Read more ▸

Biden thanks Air Force Academy grads for choosing ‘service over self’

Jun 01st: More than 900 academy graduates are becoming second lieutenants in either the Air Force or Space Force. Read more ▸

US defense secretary calls China’s refusal to meet unfortunate

Jun 01st: On a stop in Tokyo, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin stressed the importance of communication between Washington's and Beijing's defense authorities. Read more ▸


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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