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Remains of WWII soldier killed in Germany identified

Mar 20th: Army Tech Sgt. Matthew L. McKeon will be buried in San Diego, California. Read more ▸

Ukrainian forces running out of shells, equipment in fight for Bakhmut

Mar 19th: To keep holding Bakhmut, Ukrainian troops need to be resupplied, fast. Read more ▸

Higher cancer rates found in military pilots, ground crews

Mar 19th: In a new study the Pentagon has found higher rates of cancer among aviators than in the U.S. general population, and has further reviews planned. Read more ▸

North Korea launches missile into sea amid US-South Korea drills

Mar 19th: The launch was North Korea’s third round of weapons tests since the U.S. and South Korean militaries began joint military drills last week. Read more ▸

How Marines helmed DoD’s response to the deadly Turkey earthquake

Mar 18th: On top of performing command and control for the U.S. military's response, a Marine task force helped build a 100-bed field hospital from the ground up. Read more ▸

This week in Congress: SecDef defends the White House budget

Mar 17th: Defense and veterans hearings on Capitol Hill for the week of March 20, 2023. Read more ▸

Navy’s MQ-4C Triton wraps up deployment to U.S. 7th Fleet

Mar 17th: But it won’t be long before the Triton returns to the Indo-Pacific. Read more ▸

Former Air Force officer gets prison term for Capitol attack

Mar 17th: The Air Force Academy graduate flew combat missions in Afghanistan. He remained on active duty until 1998 and retired from the Air Force Reserve in 2014. Read more ▸

Greece buying vehicles that Marines Corps beached after fatal sinking

Mar 17th: The U.S. government has approved the sale of dozens of Assault Amphibious Vehicles to Greece. Read more ▸

Troops who deployed seem to have lower risk of cancer death: study

Mar 17th: The results are most likely proof of the “healthy deployer effect” as troops are required to be in fairly good health to go overseas. Read more ▸

Iraq War veterans refuse to be defined by a war they didn’t lose

Mar 17th: Despite the war's aftermath, these veterans remain proud of their service. Read more ▸

Wars in Iraq and Syria cost half a million lives, nearly $3T: report

Mar 17th: The report comes days ahead of the Iraq war's anniversary. Read more ▸

Turkey’s president says he will back Finland’s NATO bid

Mar 17th: Turkey, Finland and Sweden signed an agreement in June of last year to resolve differences over the Nordic states’ membership. Read more ▸

Slovakia to transfer 13 MiG-29s to Ukraine, after Poland gives four

Mar 17th: Bratislava has no use for the old planes, but Ukraine can get them flyable again, according to the country's defense minister. Read more ▸

A Marine author uses fiction to dig into the Corps’ mythology

Mar 17th: His debut short story collection won the 2021 Veterans Writing Award. Read more ▸

Polls show support for Iraq War drop in 20 years post invasion

Mar 17th: In the two decades after the U.S. invasion of Iraq began, public support for the drawn-out war dwindled, according to think tanks and research groups. Read more ▸

This Marine vet created a wargame for enlisted leaders

Mar 17th: The game is being played by units and is available for order by anyone. Read more ▸

Marines accelerate Force Design transformation in FY24 budget request

Mar 17th: The commandant also previewed his wish list, which will go to lawmakers later this month. Read more ▸

Get the score, skip the tape: This fitness score waives body fat test

Mar 17th: Soldiers must hit at least 80 points in each Army Combat Fitness Test category. Read more ▸

Modern ‘shock and awe’ would be defined by aging jets, new tactics

Mar 17th: “We need to be able to use a scalpel and not a meat ax,” said Harlan Ullman, the defense consultant credited with coining "shock and awe." Read more ▸

How Iraq tours helped the careers of these sea service veterans

Mar 17th: Some sea service leaders made serious career headway on their professional pathways as a result of, or in concurrence with the Iraq invasion. Read more ▸

The stars born on Highway 8

Mar 17th: Seven officers found themselves on an extraordinary stage in April 2003 as the 3rd Infantry Division’s 2nd Brigade brought the Saddam regime to its knees. Read more ▸

Pentagon to phase out firefighting foam with ‘forever chemicals’

Mar 16th: The EPA on March 14 proposed new standards for six types of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as “forever chemicals,” in drinking water. Read more ▸

American legacy of ‘forever wars’ lives on in its casualties

Mar 16th: The divorces, wars, and military bases blurred together as they do in military families. Read more ▸

Military groups call on lawmakers to give Texas troops death benefits

Mar 16th: Texas lawmakers are considering legislation that would guarantee National Guard troops on state deployment $500,000 in death benefits for their survivors. 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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