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Family mourns airman killed in Osprey crash as search continues

Dec 01st: Staff Sgt. Jake Galliher, 24, is survived by his wife Ivy and two sons, ages 2 and 7 weeks. Read more ▸

Terminally ill Army vet to get final wish, relive his tank gunner days

Dec 01st: "Before I depart this land of the living, I'd love to feel the thunder of doom inside an Abrams MBT," he said. Read more ▸

Problems persist with how services report extremism, DOD watchdog says

Dec 01st: Findings show ongoing issues with how the services track and report data on extremism in the ranks. Read more ▸

Why some troops consider their military service a dating app red flag

Dec 01st: Dating is tough, but apparently military service makes it harder. Read more ▸

7 downed airmen’s locations unknown days after Osprey crash near Japan

Dec 01st: Several military and civilian search-and-rescue units are scouring the water and coastline around the island of Yakushima, Japan. Read more ▸

A soldier’s death leaves his family rooted in the town he chose

Dec 01st: Two Army helicopter pilots chose Kentucky to put down roots, gathering family around them. Now one is gone, killed in an accident over the Mediterranean. Read more ▸

Meet Brian Newberry: National Park guide to Navy’s new football coach

Dec 01st: In his first season as the Naval Academy’s head football coach, Brian Newberry led the Midshipmen to earn a 5-6 record ahead of Army-Navy game. Read more ▸

Slain Marine’s family fails to win lawsuit against Alec Baldwin

Nov 30th: A lawsuit against Alec Baldwin filed by relatives of Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum, a U.S. Marine killed in Afghanistan, has been resolved. Read more ▸

What is the Osprey, the aircraft at the center of multiple tragedies?

Nov 30th: A brief history of the iconic, sometimes deadly, V-22. Read more ▸

Army staff sergeant jumps into action after car crash, saves soldier

Nov 30th: Staff Sgt. Todd Darter helped rescue Sgt. Mark Garcia and his son from a car crash in September. Read more ▸

Extremism stand-down checked a box with no lasting result, critics say

Nov 30th: While some saw no reason for the training and believed it ignited division among the ranks, others thought it didn’t go far enough. Read more ▸

Japan suspends Osprey flights after fatal US aircraft crash

Nov 30th: Tokyo has asked the U.S. military to ground all Ospreys operating in Japan except for those searching for the downed airmen. Read more ▸

Marine Corps looks at ocean glider for rapid resupply to fight China

Nov 30th: With speeds of 180 miles per hour, the seaglider could fill a known gap in the Marines’ high-speed logistics mission in the Pacific. Read more ▸

A soldier died of cancer at 26. Her family says the Army is to blame.

Nov 30th: Spc. Maria Martinez's family says she explicitly requested a cancer screening when symptoms first appeared, but her military care providers refused. Read more ▸

Half of US would recommend military service to loved ones, report says

Nov 30th: At the same time, one-third of respondents said they would discourage military service. Read more ▸

Lawmakers urge Air Force to shift fighters to guard, reserve squadrons

Nov 30th: They worry that if A-10s at Guard bases in Maryland and Michigan retire without a replacement, those squadrons could lose their fighter missions. Read more ▸

Lawmakers press VA for stronger rules against discrimination

Nov 30th: Congressional Democrats and outside advocates say updated policies for the department are long overdue. Read more ▸

VA workers face more mandatory overtime amid record claims processing

Nov 30th: The backlog of overdue disability claims is expected to keep rising over the next year. Read more ▸

How mutiny aboard the USS Somers helped birth the U.S. Naval Academy

Nov 30th: The grim incident is detailed in the new book, “Sailing the Graveyard Sea." Read more ▸

Navy releases underwater footage of plane floating above Hawaii reef

Nov 29th: The U.S. Navy says underwater footage shows two points where the plane is touching coral in Kaneohe Bay. Read more ▸

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger dies at 100

Nov 29th: Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger exerted uncommon influence on global affairs under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Read more ▸

How Marines, sailors, mules and a King Stallion recovered a downed helo

Nov 29th: The Navy helicopter had been attempting to recover a civilian hiker with a broken ankle in California on Sept. 30 when it experienced a hard landing. Read more ▸

US Air Force Osprey crashes off southern Japan, at least 1 dead

Nov 29th: The cause of the crash and the conditions of seven other troops who were aboard the tiltrotor aircraft remain unknown. Read more ▸

Where the ‘Battleship’ board game originated

Nov 29th: Historians trace its origins back to World War I. Read more ▸

Iranian drone ‘took unsafe action’ near carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower

Nov 29th: Tuesday's "unsafe and unprofessional" action comes as Navy warships continue to intercept drones in the region. 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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