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Thumbnail: U.S. Army Spc. Cody Bernardy, assigned to the Army Reserve Cyber Operations Group (ARCOG), North Central Cyber Protection Center, 335th Signal Command (Theater), analyzes network data with an Air Force Tech Sgt. during Cyb

In change, Army to allow file downloads for Army 365 email on personal devices

Davis Winkie

After months of soldiers complaining that security features on the Army’s new email platform were preventing them from doing basic tasks, the Army’s top IT official announced a change to the Army 365 download policy in a Monday LinkedIn post.

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Thumbnail: A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon is refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker over U.S. Central Command Jan. 1, 2022. (Tech. Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Air Force)

New in 2022: A changing outlook for air warfare in US Central Command

Rachel S. Cohen

The U.S. left two decades of combat in Afghanistan with a last-minute evacuation as the Taliban returned to power in August. Cue the air war’s next phase.

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Thumbnail: An F-35C Lightning II, assigned to Marine Wing Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 314, launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (1st Lt. Charles Allen/Marine Corps)

First Marine F-35C squadron deploys on an aircraft carrier

Philip Athey

The Marine Corps achieved another first for its F-35 program in early January as an F-35C squadron deployed on an aircraft carrier for the first time.

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Thumbnail: Lt. Matthew Moynihan, a chaplain aboard the Japan-based guided-missile destroyer Higgins, greets sailors during an event last month. The Navy has begun making chaplains a permanent part of the destroyer fleet

The Navy is making chaplains a permanent part of destroyer crews

Geoff Ziezulewicz

In a nod to the mental health needs of guided-missile destroyer crews, the Navy is starting to make chaplains a permanent part of the warship’s force.

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Thumbnail: A sign seeking workers is displayed at a fast food restaurant in Portland, Ore., on Dec. 27, 2021. (Jenny Kane/AP)

Veterans unemployment drops to lowest level in two years

Leo Shane III

The unemployment rate among U.S. veterans in December fell to its lowest level in more than two years, before the start of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that sidelined hundreds of thousands of jobs nationwide.

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Thumbnail: Elana Meyers Taylor (left) and Spc. Lake Kwaza (right) claim a bobsled World Cup win Sigulda, Latvia, January 2, 2022. Kwaza and Meyers Taylor finished two runs in 1 minute, 41.88 seconds. (Viesturs Lacis/ International Bo

Soldier wins bobsledding World Cup ahead of Winter Olympics

Rachel Nostrant

Spc. Lake Kwaza, a soldier assigned to the Army’s World Class Athlete Program at Fort Carson, Colorado, claimed a bobsled World Cup victory Jan. 2 in Sigulda, Latvia.

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Thumbnail: The Home Depot has expanded its military discount program, which is one of its efforts to support the military. More than 35,000 employees are veterans and military spouses. Here, vehicles drive past a "now hiring" sign as

Another 16 million veterans can get Home Depot’s new military discount year-round

Karen Jowers

If you’re seeking the 10 percent military discount at The Home Depot, be prepared for a new policy.

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Thumbnail: Active-duty troops will get a 2.7 percent pay boost starting Jan. 1. (Mary Davis/Army)

New in 2022: A coming debate over military pay could lead to troops’ biggest raise in 20 years

Leo Shane III

Troops saw a 2.7 percent pay raise on Jan. 1, but the coming debate over the size of the 2023 pay raise could put even more money into those service members’ pockets.

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Thumbnail: A Coast Guard Sector North Bend MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew hoists two 19-year-old males reported missing after hiking on Swastika Mountain approximately 32 miles east southeast of Eugene, Oregon, Jan 1., 2022. (C

Coast Guard rescues missing hikers who wrote ‘SOS’ in the snow

The Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore. — Two 19-year-old men who went winter camping were rescued near Eugene, Oregon, by the Coast Guard after signaling for help by writing an “SOS” sign in the snow.

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