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Family of Marine veteran Paul Whelan backs Griner prisoner swap

Dec 08th: President Joe Biden said Thursday that the U.S. will keep negotiating for Marine veteran Paul Whelan’s release. Read more ▸

Bill would block academy grads from playing pro sports right away

Dec 08th: The change could affect the career of current Army linebacker Army Carter II. Read more ▸

Dramatic changes in military pay to be focus of new study

Dec 08th: The provision is included in the compromise defense authorization bill released this week. Read more ▸

Army football alums make general more often than other officers — why?

Dec 08th: Army Times conducted data analysis that shows Army West Point football players are significantly more likely to become generals. Read more ▸

How Army Times confirmed a West Point football to general pipeline

Dec 08th: Army Times senior reporter Davis Winkie reflects on the methods and inspiration that led to his recent story. Read more ▸

WNBA star freed in US-Russia prisoner swap, Marine veteran still held

Dec 08th: The swap, at a time of heightened tensions over Ukraine, achieved a top goal for President Joe Biden but carried a heavy price. Read more ▸

Limiting Gen Z Marines’ phone use hard but necessary, top Marine says

Dec 08th: “Now we have to completely undo 18 years of communicating all day long and tell them, ‘That’s bad, that will get you killed.’” Read more ▸

Japanese faces, American hearts

Dec 07th: Executive Order 9066 forced first- and second-generation Japanese-Americans into internment camps. Read more ▸

Putin says Ukraine fight is taking longer than expected

Dec 07th: Russian troops invaded Ukraine more than nine months ago. Read more ▸

Domestic extremism is rare in the military, ‘but it is an issue’

Dec 07th: A new report has some recommendations for the Defense Department. Read more ▸

Some new Marines aren’t getting uniform items due to the supply chain

Dec 07th: The Marine Corps has pushed back the mandatory wear date for the new female dress blue coat and is coming up short on a handful of other items. Read more ▸

Pentagon worries repealing COVID vaccine mandate will affect readiness

Dec 07th: Democratic House leaders now support the change, which has been a priority for congressional Republicans for months. Read more ▸

This is the Marine Corps debate we should be having

Dec 07th: "Many Marines — ­former, retired and active duty — have valid concerns about the current direction of the Marine Corps." Read more ▸

Glitches delay full rollout of new Navy eval program

Dec 07th: The old system will be available to sailors through next year as the service works out the kinks of the new system. Read more ▸

Pilot program for F-35 maintainers ends with little fanfare

Dec 07th: “Ultimately, the [Lightning Technician Program] concept did not meet the needs of the Air Force enterprise,” the service said. Read more ▸

Hawaii National Guard activates after volcano eruption

Dec 07th: Officials in Hawaii activated the state’s National Guard earlier this week in response to the eruption of Mauna Loa. Read more ▸

New film ‘Retrograde’ documents chaotic final months in Afghanistan

Dec 07th: ‘Retrograde’ an emotional documentary capturing the final months of the war in Afghanistan. Read more ▸

Congress would approve A-10 retirements, more F-35s in defense bill

Dec 07th: For years, Congress has thwarted the Air Force's attempts to retire the iconic A-10 Warthog, but that is about to change. Read more ▸

Troops are missing out on key interest rate savings, report finds

Dec 07th: Fewer than 1 in 10 activated Guard and reserve members received an interest rate reduction on their eligible auto loans. Read more ▸

Congress to direct faster review of Army recruiting fraud cases

Dec 07th: Two officers cleared by CID's case review also want to know how the Army will help make things right. Read more ▸

Hawaii remembrance draws handful of Pearl Harbor survivors

Dec 07th: The youngest active-duty sailors on Dec. 7, 1941, would have been about 17, making them 98 today. Many of those still alive are at least 100. Read more ▸

Military COVID-19 vaccine mandate repealed in defense bill compromise

Dec 06th: The $858 billion measure also includes a 4.6% pay raise for troops next year and plans to backfill munition stockpiles depleted by the war in Ukraine. Read more ▸

Robins AFB cleared to pursue new missions to replace JSTARS

Dec 06th: Two studies that looked how the new missions could affect the environment at Robins found they would have “no significant impact." Read more ▸

Study recruits troops to see how sleep deprivation affects the brain

Dec 06th: Researchers want to know how sleep deprivation affects brain function. Read more ▸

Veterans urge Congress to pass the Afghan Adjustment Act

Dec 06th: The Afghan Adjustment Act would allow Afghans who came to the U.S. during the Afghanistan evacuation to be re-vetted and apply for a permanent status. 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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