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Pentagon didn’t adequately track funds sent to Chinese research labs

Jun 21st: Investigators found seven awards, sub-awards or fee-for-service agreements from the Army for research that involved potential enhancement of pathogens. Read more ▸

Alaskan Command operations director killed in civilian aircraft crash

Jun 21st: Air Force Col. Mark “Tyson” Sletten was one of two people killed when a two-seat Piper aircraft crashed into a lake in Alaska on Tuesday. Read more ▸

VA chief of staff stepping down from leadership post next month

Jun 21st: Kimberly Jackson has served as the VA's top advisor since last fall, and will leave the post in mid-July. Read more ▸

Navy captain convicted for ex-girlfriend cyberstalking and ID theft

Jun 21st: Capt. Theodore E. Essenfeld set up fake social media accounts using his ex's photos and biographical information, according to the feds. Read more ▸

What troops need to know about Tricare in 2024

Jun 21st: Learn about Tricare and more in Military Times' 2024 Pay and Benefits Guide. Read more ▸

Advocates want to expand, protect vandalized mural of slain soldier

Jun 21st: Advocates are raising funds to expand a mural of Spc. Vanessa Guillén to include an image of another service member whose death was a catalyst for change. Read more ▸

What troops need to know about life insurance in 2024

Jun 21st: Learn about life insurance and more in Military Times' 2024 Pay and Benefits Guide. Read more ▸

Marines cut time for career transition program, citing readiness

Jun 20th: Officials have cited a hefty loss of manpower in recent years. Read more ▸

Air Force colonel ID’d as 1 of 2 men missing after Alaska plane crash

Jun 20th: Col. Mark “Tyson” Sletten, Alaskan Command's operations director, is one of two men missing after a small plane crashed in an Alaska lake, officials said. Read more ▸

Army vet still paying the price for bad paper discharge for being gay

Jun 20th: LGBTQ veterans and advocates want justice for discrimination and are frustrated that an upcoming VA change for bad paper discharges may not achieve that. Read more ▸

Social media among many barriers to bringing back a draft, report says

Jun 20th: A recent think tank report looks at the unprecedented social and cultural challenges the Defense Department would have to navigate in the event of a draft. Read more ▸

A veteran died in a nursing home, alone — hundreds came to say goodbye

Jun 20th: Hundreds of people who knew nothing about an 86-year-old Marine veteran beyond his name showed up on a sweltering afternoon to pay their respects. Read more ▸

Remembering Saipan: The battle that reshaped the Pacific

Jun 20th: The legacy of the Battle of Saipan endures 80 years on, as the island once again emerges as a strategic front in the Pacific. Read more ▸

US prepares to open new training site for foreign F-35 pilots

Jun 20th: Ebbing Air National Guard Base will become the latest U.S.-based site dedicated to training pilots across the global F-35 Joint Strike Fighter enterprise. Read more ▸

‘Access DOJ’ initiative aims to help veterans, citizens obtain justice

Jun 20th: In 2022, the latest year for the ranking, the DOJ received an “F” in quality writing in the Center for Plain Language’s report card. Read more ▸

What troops need to know about the GI Bill and tuition assistance

Jun 20th: Learn about the GI Bill, tuition assistance and more in Military Times' 2024 Pay and Benefits Guide. Read more ▸

West Point colonel arraigned for alleged misconduct with tennis team

Jun 20th: The officer was reassigned to a role at the academy where he does not have contact with cadets. Read more ▸

What troops need to know about spouse and family support in 2024

Jun 20th: Learn about support for spouses and military families in Military Times' 2024 Pay and Benefits Guide. Read more ▸

Navy slows procurement of key vessel for Marine littoral maneuvers

Jun 20th: Nine vessels delivered so far with a full fleet replacement number of 72 needed. Read more ▸

US humanitarian pier reanchored to the coast of Gaza

Jun 19th: U.S. defense officials said the temporary humanitarian aid pier has been reanchored to the beach in Gaza. Read more ▸

Grand jury indicts CEO of military privatized housing company

Jun 19th: The Michaels Organization CEO has taken a leave of absence to "focus on vigorously defending himself" against racketeering allegations, the company said. Read more ▸

Army vet accused of faking paralysis after base attack goes on trial

Jun 19th: A trial began this week for an Army vet accused of obtaining more than $767,000 in VA benefits by falsely claiming he was paraplegic. Read more ▸

Airmen flying B-52 bombers should be more comfortable, lawmakers say

Jun 19th: There are plenty of upgrades coming for the B-52. Now lawmakers want to make sure airmen's comfort is on that list. Read more ▸

A look at where the Navy’s 11 aircraft carriers are now

Jun 19th: Here's where the service's carriers stand, whether preparing to deploy, currently deployed or undergoing maintenance and repairs. Read more ▸

Survivors of deadly Jarheads crash urge judge to keep trucker off road

Jun 19th: Volodymyr Zhukovskyy was acquitted of charges from a 2019 crash that killed seven members of a motorcycle club for Marine veterans and their spouses. Read more ▸

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