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 Navy says it will still do urinalysis tests To the greatest extent possible amid COVID-19 concerns

Navy says it will still do urinalysis tests To the greatest extent possible amid COVID-19 concerns

Apr 03, 2020
The Navy is updating its urinalysis program to minimize exposure to the rapid spread of COVID-19. Unit commanders are allowed to pause or reduce collection if, at the discretion ...

 Air Force commanders can now ease up on hair grooming standards to mitigate spread of COVID-19

Air Force commanders can now ease up on hair grooming standards to mitigate spread of COVID-19

Apr 03, 2020
The Air Force is easing up on hair length grooming standards for airmen to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

 USNS Comfort arrived in New York for coronavirus response efforts

USNS Comfort arrived in New York for coronavirus response efforts

Apr 03, 2020
The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort arrived in New York City on Monday morning, part of the military effort to respond to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

 Air Force will transfer 23 missions, 1,840 billets to Space Force

Air Force will transfer 23 missions, 1,840 billets to Space Force

Apr 03, 2020
Twenty-three Air Force organizations and 1,840 billets with space-related missions are slated to transfer to the Space Force within the next three to six months, service officia ...

 Trump says VA wont collect debts, will extend benefits deadlines amid coronavirus outbreak

Trump says VA wont collect debts, will extend benefits deadlines amid coronavirus outbreak

Apr 03, 2020
President Donald Trump said he will direct the Department of Veterans Affairs to postpone all debt collections and extend deadlines for benefits applications where possible in a ...

 Marine Raiders adjust training, add online courses to weather COVID-19

Marine Raiders adjust training, add online courses to weather COVID-19

Apr 03, 2020
Even Marine Raiders are feeling the impact of COVID-19 as the elite special operations unit headquartered in state under a stay-at-home order is being forced to adjust training ...

 Latest Guard update: 18,500 troops mobilized for COVID-19 response, 11 states, 2 territories and DC on Title 32 status

Latest Guard update: 18,500 troops mobilized for COVID-19 response, 11 states, 2 territories and DC on Title 32 status

Apr 03, 2020
The number of Guard troops mobilized in the effort to cope with the coronavirus pandemic continues to grow.

 Family separations and rock-bottom morale - How the travel ban is affecting troops

Family separations and rock-bottom morale - How the travel ban is affecting troops

Apr 03, 2020
A Texas-based soldier said he moved out of his apartment near post and sent his car and belongings out-of-state, where his wife lives with their two children, in anticipation of ...

 The Air Force is training medics how to carry COVID-19 patients aboard Air Force cargo aircraft

The Air Force is training medics how to carry COVID-19 patients aboard Air Force cargo aircraft

Apr 03, 2020
The Air Force is training medics to transport COVID-19 patients on military cargo aircraft, modifying a process that was originally used to carry patients with Ebola in 2014.

 The Pentagon is looking at reducing, but not eliminating, operations during COVID-19 pandemic

The Pentagon is looking at reducing, but not eliminating, operations during COVID-19 pandemic

Apr 03, 2020
With more than 800 service members fighting coronavirus a month after the the first soldier in South Korea tested positive, the Defense Department is keeping a close eye on the ...

 Number of troops testing positive for coronavirus up over 50 percent this week

Number of troops testing positive for coronavirus up over 50 percent this week

Apr 03, 2020
COVID-19 cases continue to soar in the military, outpacing the spread of coronavirus in the general U.S. population in the past 24 hours.

 Air Force botched building its new air base in Africa

Air Force botched building its new air base in Africa

Apr 03, 2020
Construction at the Air Force’s Nigerien Air Base 201 might have violated federal law and skirted security standards, resulting in increased risks for troops operating at the ...

 Inside US IndoPacific Commands 20 billion wish list to deter China and why Congress may approve it

Inside US IndoPacific Commands 20 billion wish list to deter China and why Congress may approve it

Apr 02, 2020
WASHINGTON — A $1.6 billion defensive ring around Guam. Millions in new military funding for partner nations. A billion dollars for increased stockpiles of long-range weapons.

 Guard Title 32 mobilizations are falling one day short of earning troops Tricare benefits, BAH upgrade

Guard Title 32 mobilizations are falling one day short of earning troops Tricare benefits, BAH upgrade

Apr 02, 2020
When President Donald Trump authorized National Guard units to receive federal funds to pay for COVID-19 response, Guard leadership hailed the move as something that would incre ...

 24-hour child care would be available at some military bases under new congressional proposal

24-hour child care would be available at some military bases under new congressional proposal

Apr 02, 2020
A pair of key Republican lawmakers want the Defense Department to start offering 24-hour child care services at military bases where alternate-shift workers are concentrated as ...

 Done deal: Boeing will have to rip and replace KC-46 sensor and camera systems on its own dime

Done deal: Boeing will have to rip and replace KC-46 sensor and camera systems on its own dime

Apr 02, 2020
WASHINGTON — Boeing and the Air Force have finalized an agreement to fix the KC-46 aerial refueling tanker’s most serious technical problem, Defense News has learned from mu ...

 U.S. pulls out of a third base in Iraq

U.S. pulls out of a third base in Iraq

Apr 02, 2020
BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S.-led coalition in Iraq withdrew Sunday from a military base in the country’s north that nearly launched Washington into an open war with neighboring I ...

 Sending my spouse to fight COVID-19 feels like sending him into combat

Sending my spouse to fight COVID-19 feels like sending him into combat

Apr 02, 2020
Our government leaders are calling this a war. They say our response to COVID-19 is a fight — a battle we will eventually win. So I’m about to kiss my physician husband good ...

 Navy pays $400K per flush to unclog its prized carriers plumbing

Navy pays $400K per flush to unclog its prized carriers plumbing

Mar 28, 2020
The Navy’s prized new super carrier was meant to be a symbol of American military might over the world’s oceans, but it is the ship’s toilets and plumbing system that are ...

 Spain deploys men in deep V-necks and leather suspenders to stave off Covid-19

Spain deploys men in deep V-necks and leather suspenders to stave off Covid-19

Mar 28, 2020
Years-old images of barrel-chested Spanish Legion soldiers are making the rounds online, with scores of U.S. citizens enduring coronavirus-induced social distancing clamoring fo ...

 Army Europe delivers supplies to northern Italy

Army Europe delivers supplies to northern Italy

Mar 28, 2020
Army Europe delivers some medical supplies and equipment to the Lombardy region of Italy to combat the coronavirus pandemic. (Army/Twitter)

 More than 9000 responded to the Armys call for medical personnel

More than 9000 responded to the Armys call for medical personnel

Mar 28, 2020
The Army sent more than 800,000 former soldiers with medical training an email to gauge their interest in assisting with the coronavirus pandemic response, and received more tha ...

 Lance corporal awarded highest medal for non-combat bravery for rescuing a drowning elderly man

Lance corporal awarded highest medal for non-combat bravery for rescuing a drowning elderly man

Mar 20, 2020
A Marine lance corporal was awarded the Navy’s highest award for non-combat valor for rescuing an elderly man who was being pulled out to sea by rip currents, according to 3rd ...

 US Forces-Korea says combat approach to COVID-19 is working

US Forces-Korea says combat approach to COVID-19 is working

Mar 20, 2020
Citing aggressive measures taken to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, U.S. Forces-Korea, USFK, leadership lifted work restrictions Monday in the city of Cheonan — a p ...

 South Dakota veteran, 90, completes 3,000th honor guard

South Dakota veteran, 90, completes 3,000th honor guard

Mar 20, 2020
STURGIS, S.D. — Arvid Meland stood at attention with an American flag fluttering over his right shoulder. He steeled his jaw and fixed his gaze on the flag-draped casket being ...

 Navy is relaxing grooming standards to limit exposure to COVID-19

Navy is relaxing grooming standards to limit exposure to COVID-19

Mar 20, 2020
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 Military Times launches Best for Vets Employer Survey for annual rankings of companies

Military Times launches Best for Vets Employer Survey for annual rankings of companies

Mar 20, 2020
The Military Times on Wednesday launched its annual Best for Vets: Employers survey, giving companies across the country an opportunity to be featured in this year’s rankings.

 GI Bill benefits to continue despite college coronavirus closings after emergency fix rushes through Congress

GI Bill benefits to continue despite college coronavirus closings after emergency fix rushes through Congress

Mar 20, 2020
Emergency legislation to protect student veterans from losing their GI Bill benefits because of college closings related to the coronavirus outbreak is headed to the president ...

 Ready Player One: Navy creates billets for gamers

Ready Player One: Navy creates billets for gamers

Mar 20, 2020
The Navy squad jumped from the flying blue battle bus and landed in a chaotic scene already unfolding on the island below.

 Iwo Jima hero, 96, sees US warship commissioned in his honor

Iwo Jima hero, 96, sees US warship commissioned in his honor

Mar 14, 2020
NORFOLK, Va. — A 96-year-old war hero looked on as military officials commissioned a U.S. Navy warship in honor of the veteran, the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient fro ...

 Trump presents Medal of Freedom to retired four-star general

Trump presents Medal of Freedom to retired four-star general

Mar 14, 2020
WASHINGTON — Retired four-star Gen. Jack Keane received the nation’s highest civilian honor Tuesday at a White House ceremony hosted by President Donald Trump, who called th ...

 Gold Star families could get free access to national parks

Gold Star families could get free access to national parks

Mar 14, 2020
BAR HARBOR, Maine — Families of people who died during military service would receive free access to national parks if Congress approves a proposal from two Maine lawmakers.

 Myanmar repatriates suspected remains of US WWII servicemen

Myanmar repatriates suspected remains of US WWII servicemen

Mar 14, 2020
MANDALAY, Myanmar — The U.S. military on Thursday repatriated what may be the remains of service personnel who were lost in action in Myanmar during World War II.

 Navy to honor more than three dozen personnel following Pensacola attack

Navy to honor more than three dozen personnel following Pensacola attack

Mar 14, 2020
The Navy will award more than three dozen military and civilian personnel for their bravery and selflessness during a deadly attack at Naval Air Station Pensacola by a Royal Sau ...

 Homemade Hand Sanitizer Recipe

Homemade Hand Sanitizer Recipe

Mar 11, 2020
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 Trump to present Medal of Freedom to retired Army 4-star

Trump to present Medal of Freedom to retired Army 4-star

Mar 08, 2020
WASHINGTON — The White House says President Donald Trump will present the highest civilian honor he can bestow to retired four-star Gen. Jack Keane.

 Governor swears in new Wisconsin National Guard leader

Governor swears in new Wisconsin National Guard leader

Mar 08, 2020
MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin National Guard’s new leader took the oath of office Thursday, officially inheriting a command that was rocked by a scathing sexual assault scan ...

 Special warfare training annex renamed for Medal of Honor recipient Chapman

Special warfare training annex renamed for Medal of Honor recipient Chapman

Mar 08, 2020
The Air Force on Wednesday renamed the building at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas used to train special warfare airmen in honor of Master Sgt. John Chapman, the Medal ...

 Meet the Air Forces first female F-35 demonstration team pilot

Meet the Air Forces first female F-35 demonstration team pilot

Mar 08, 2020
The Air Force on Monday announced that Capt. Kristin “Beo” Wolfe has been named the new pilot and commander for the F-35A Demonstration Team.

 How the Navy hopes to grow your Gray Matter

How the Navy hopes to grow your Gray Matter

Mar 08, 2020
The Navy is in the process of selecting the first students to major in information technology, data science and engineering at the Naval Community College, part of a series of r ...

 New sculpture pays tribute to military working dogs

New sculpture pays tribute to military working dogs

Mar 08, 2020
Sculptor Susan Norris has a long history of touching the hearts of others through her art, but recently, she took on a new project — one involving man’s best friend in every ...

 Medal of Honor recipient promoted to sergeant major

Medal of Honor recipient promoted to sergeant major

Mar 08, 2020
A Green Beret who received the Medal of Honor in October has been promoted to the rank of sergeant major, 3rd Special Forces Group said in a news release.

 Sons of Tuskegee Airmen share history lessons with students

Sons of Tuskegee Airmen share history lessons with students

Mar 08, 2020
RICHMOND, Va. — Growing up in Petersburg, Howard Baugh was always told he could not fly because of the color of his skin.

 Hundreds honor WWII Marine Corps veteran after death at 101

Hundreds honor WWII Marine Corps veteran after death at 101

Mar 08, 2020
EVANSVILLE, Wyo. — In the end, Cpl. Ray Barela wasn’t alone.

 These are the Marines vying for a chance at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games

These are the Marines vying for a chance at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games

Mar 08, 2020
From this weekend through the coming months, a handful of leathernecks will be competing for coveted spots on Team USA in their respective sports for the Summer Olympic Games se ...

 US Air Force starts effort to buy a Flying Car

US Air Force starts effort to buy a Flying Car

Feb 29, 2020
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force has officially started its search for a “flying car” able to speedily shuttle troops and equipment into war zones.

 Ho, ho, ho, here's the name of the Air Force's combat rescue helicopter

Ho, ho, ho, here's the name of the Air Force's combat rescue helicopter

Feb 29, 2020
ORLANDO, Fla. — The U.S. Air Force’s new combat rescue helicopter will be known as the HH-60W Jolly Green II, the Air Force secretary announced Thursday.

 Marine Corps Forces Reserve Band once again takes the streets at New Orleans Mardi Gras

Marine Corps Forces Reserve Band once again takes the streets at New Orleans Mardi Gras

Feb 29, 2020
By the end of the 2020 carnival season, Marine Forces Reserve Band Drum Majors Staff Sgt. Keith Algeo and Sgt. Maria Dewey will have led eighteen Mardi Gras parades through the ...

 First female infantry Marine officer leaves Corps as commandant calls for more women at Infantry Officer Course

First female infantry Marine officer leaves Corps as commandant calls for more women at Infantry Officer Course

Feb 29, 2020
Marine Commandant Gen. David Berger on Friday took to Twitter to announce his goal of having more female Marine officers attend the Corps’ grueling 13-week Infantry Officer Co ...

 Governor picks Air Force one-star to lead Wisconsin National Guard

Governor picks Air Force one-star to lead Wisconsin National Guard

Feb 28, 2020
MADISON, Wis. — A brigadier general in the U.S. Air Force reserves who has more than 25 years of military experience will take over as commander of the Wisconsin National Guar ...

 Can digital fitness coaching get airmen in shape? The Air Force wants to know

Can digital fitness coaching get airmen in shape? The Air Force wants to know

Feb 28, 2020
One of the Air Force’s core values is “service before self.” But that mentality could be jeopardizing airmen’s fitness readiness, according to one expert.

 At 62, Marine veteran sets the Guinness record with 8-plus hour plank

At 62, Marine veteran sets the Guinness record with 8-plus hour plank

Feb 28, 2020
Marine veteran George E. Hood is no stranger to breaking world records for incredible fitness feats.

 Senior master sergeant promotions plunge this year

Senior master sergeant promotions plunge this year

Feb 27, 2020
The number of airmen being promoted to senior master sergeant, as well as the selection rate, has dropped sharply in 2020.

 Airman busted down for urinating in office coffee maker

Airman busted down for urinating in office coffee maker

Feb 27, 2020
An airman first class at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson was busted down this month after he was discovered to have delivered himself of a withering barrage of urine directly in ...

 TRANSCOM head pushes back against Air Force tanker retirements

TRANSCOM head pushes back against Air Force tanker retirements

Feb 27, 2020
WASHINGTON ― The head of U.S. Transportation Command is pushing the Air Force to rethink some of its controversial plans to retire some of its older aerial refueling aircraft, ...

 The Pentagon promises to use artificial intelligence for good, not evil

The Pentagon promises to use artificial intelligence for good, not evil

Feb 27, 2020
The military has its eye on artificial intelligence solutions to everything from data analysis to surveillance, maintenance and medical care, but before the Defense Department m ...

 6 people quarantined at Lackland AFB have coronavirus: report

6 people quarantined at Lackland AFB have coronavirus: report

Feb 27, 2020
A total of six people who were quarantined at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, are confirmed to have the coronavirus, according to new media reports.

 Taliban attacks significantly down as reduction in violence deal appears to hold

Taliban attacks significantly down as reduction in violence deal appears to hold

Feb 27, 2020
The week-long reduction in violence deal hashed out between the Taliban and the U.S. appears to be holding up. Attacks have so far been significantly reduced, potentially leadin ...

 US Army wants $364 million for Defender Pacific in FY21

US Army wants $364 million for Defender Pacific in FY21

Feb 27, 2020
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army is requesting $364 million to conduct a division-sized exercise in the Indo-Pacific region in fiscal 2021, the service confirmed to Defense News.

 Report: First woman expected to become Green Beret in coming weeks

Report: First woman expected to become Green Beret in coming weeks

Feb 27, 2020
The Army’s first female Green Beret is expected to graduate in a matter of weeks, according to unnamed military sources who spoke with the New York Times.

 Astronaut to administer enlistment oath for 800 future soldiers from space

Astronaut to administer enlistment oath for 800 future soldiers from space

Feb 27, 2020
For the first time ever a service branch will conduct an enlistment ceremony from space — and Space Force has no involvement.

 How the Army tried and failed to build a bicycle corps

How the Army tried and failed to build a bicycle corps

Feb 27, 2020
Cities across America are abuzz with the eco-friendly and traffic-ending powers of the bicycle. As localities continue to encourage the use of these manually-operated two-wheele ...

 Your Army This 79-year-old Utah man just swore his Army enlistment oath

Your Army This 79-year-old Utah man just swore his Army enlistment oath

Feb 27, 2020
A 79-year-old Utah man recently swore his oath of enlistment, nearly six decades after he first joined the Army.

 Kalashnikov’s latest DMR now has a civilian version

Kalashnikov’s latest DMR now has a civilian version

Feb 27, 2020
Just over a year ago, Kalashnikov Concern rolled out its newest blockbuster military product, the SVCh Chukavin, which will begin mass production and delivery to the Russian arm ...

 Suspect in attempted Pentagon parking lot bombing appears in court

Suspect in attempted Pentagon parking lot bombing appears in court

Feb 27, 2020
A 19-year-old Arkansas man arrested in Arlington National Cemetery on Monday is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday to face charges related to an alleged attempt to blow up a s ...

 Schools closed, events cancelled at overseas US military bases as COVID-19 spreads

Schools closed, events cancelled at overseas US military bases as COVID-19 spreads

Feb 27, 2020
Children of U.S. military personnel living in South Korea, Japan, Italy, Bahrain and elsewhere are beginning to experience the disruption of routine caused by the burgeoning wor ...

 AFRICOM airstrike takes out al-Shabab leader behind Manda Bay attack, which killed three Americans

AFRICOM airstrike takes out al-Shabab leader behind Manda Bay attack, which killed three Americans

Feb 27, 2020
A senior al-Shabab leader who plotted the attack against U.S. and Kenyan forces in Manda Bay, Kenya is dead — following a series of airstrikes in Somalia over the weekend, U.S ...

 Okinawa Marine saves drowning pregnant woman by fighting up to 10-foot swells for nearly 1 hour

Okinawa Marine saves drowning pregnant woman by fighting up to 10-foot swells for nearly 1 hour

Feb 23, 2020
On the morning of Dec. 8, 2018, Marine Maj. William Easter was getting ready for a physical fitness run along the Sunabe Seawall and the East China Sea in Okinawa, Japan, when h ...

 West Point researching bio-printed bandages and organs for field care

West Point researching bio-printed bandages and organs for field care

Feb 23, 2020
Twenty-six cadets in their final year at West Point are conducting bio-printing research that aims to create stem-cell laden bandages for burns in the field, bio-printed menisci ...

 Marine uses wrestling past to train martial arts teachers

Marine uses wrestling past to train martial arts teachers

Feb 23, 2020
Sgt. Melissa Paul is a wrestler who has been fighting all her life.

 Arizona adjutant general to lead National Guard Association

Arizona adjutant general to lead National Guard Association

Feb 15, 2020
PHOENIX — Arizona’s top National Guard officer is now the senior leader of a national group representing National Guard officers.

 New officer job assignment system will fight nepotism, Army leaders say

New officer job assignment system will fight nepotism, Army leaders say

Feb 15, 2020
The Army already factored in the possibility of nepotism before it rolled out its new job assignment system for officers, three of the service’s generals overseeing personnel ...

 US Army developing process for using 3D printing at depots and in the field

US Army developing process for using 3D printing at depots and in the field

Feb 15, 2020
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army has an overarching concept for how it wants to use 3D printing and subtractive manufacturing, but now it must develop a process for using the capabi ...

 Destroyer damaged in deadly 2017 accident returns to sea

Destroyer damaged in deadly 2017 accident returns to sea

Feb 15, 2020
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyer Fitzgerald, which was badly damaged in a 2017 collision off Japan that claimed the lives of seven sailors, is underway ...

 3 Army soldiers injured during ‘hard landing’ at Georgia airfield

3 Army soldiers injured during ‘hard landing’ at Georgia airfield

Feb 15, 2020
SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Army says three soldiers were taken to a hospital with minor injuries Wednesday when their plane had a landing mishap at a Georgia airfield.

 War with robots: how battle bots will define the future of ground combat

War with robots: how battle bots will define the future of ground combat

Feb 15, 2020
Hunkered down behind a thick stone wall, the squad leader hears the rumble of tank treads ahead as a robot breacher plows through city street obstacles followed by its control v ...

 Are heavy ground combat units better than light forces and airstrikes?

Are heavy ground combat units better than light forces and airstrikes?

Feb 15, 2020
In recent years, the Army has stationed more troops in Europe to balance against Russia and also increased temporary Pacific rotations, while the Marine Corps is throwing much o ...

 Three Fort Drum soldiers plead guilty in multiple gun store burglaries

Three Fort Drum soldiers plead guilty in multiple gun store burglaries

Feb 15, 2020
Three Fort Drum, New York, soldiers have pleaded guilty to charges in connection with two gun store burglaries and now face up to 10 years in prison for the crimes.

 Soldier dies at Bagram in non-combat incident

Soldier dies at Bagram in non-combat incident

Feb 15, 2020
The Pentagon has identified a soldier who died at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, on Wednesday.

 NATO eyes boosting Iraq army training still needs Iraqs OK

NATO eyes boosting Iraq army training still needs Iraqs OK

Feb 15, 2020
BRUSSELS — NATO is ready to expand its military training effort in Iraq, the alliance’s top civilian official said Wednesday, but the Iraqi government is not yet ready to ap ...

 Canadian military wants to attract women recruits by shortening, tightening its uniform skirts

Canadian military wants to attract women recruits by shortening, tightening its uniform skirts

Feb 15, 2020
A shortage of women in the ranks of the Canadian Armed Forces has prompted new recruiting ideas that include adding shorter, tighter skirts, more stylish shoes, and cringe-worth ...

 KC-135 carrying middle, high school students conducts emergency landing at MacDill

KC-135 carrying middle, high school students conducts emergency landing at MacDill

Feb 14, 2020
A KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft taking 21 middle and high school students with an interest in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics for an educational flight mad ...

 Tech sergeant promotion tests lost in mail; AFPC extends window for affected airmen

Tech sergeant promotion tests lost in mail; AFPC extends window for affected airmen

Feb 14, 2020
The Air Force is extending the testing window for about 6,000 airmen in 18 career fields up for promotion to technical sergeant after an envelope of tests was lost in the mail e ...

 The Air Force is massively scaling back a major upgrade for the B-2 stealth bomber

The Air Force is massively scaling back a major upgrade for the B-2 stealth bomber

Feb 14, 2020
A B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber, assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, sits on the flight line, Oct 24, 2019. Consistent training and exercising valida ...

 Pentagon seeks to cut F-35s, other equipment to pay for Trumps border wall

Pentagon seeks to cut F-35s, other equipment to pay for Trumps border wall

Feb 14, 2020
Updated 2/13 at 5:25 PM EST with comment from the Pentagon WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is seeking to divert $3.8 billion, largely from its fiscal 2020 weapons procurement bud ...

 As peace agreement looms, US opens 2020 with near record January bomb drops against Taliban

As peace agreement looms, US opens 2020 with near record January bomb drops against Taliban

Feb 14, 2020
Recent developments indicate the U.S. and the Taliban are nearing a breakthrough to end the 18-year long war but U.S. warplanes have not relented in keeping pressure on the mili ...

 Gear Scouts official ultra tacticool last minute Valentines Day 2020 guide

Gear Scouts official ultra tacticool last minute Valentines Day 2020 guide

Feb 14, 2020
Let’s face it, if you’re reading this, you more than likely forgot that Valentine’s Day is here.

 Why this could be the last year the Pentagon pays for the border wall

Why this could be the last year the Pentagon pays for the border wall

Feb 14, 2020
As the Defense Department announced Thursday that it would divert billions of dollars that were put in the Pentagon budget to support military operations and reprogram that to i ...

 US, Taliban peace deal On the Table, says Esper

US, Taliban peace deal On the Table, says Esper

Feb 14, 2020
MUNICH ― Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Thursday confirmed a U.S.-Taliban peace deal is “on the table,” and that it hinges on a seven-day reduction in violence ― a sign ...

 US warship boards small boat and seizes Iranian anti-tank guided missiles among other advanced weaponry

US warship boards small boat and seizes Iranian anti-tank guided missiles among other advanced weaponry

Feb 14, 2020
On Feb. 9 a U.S. Navy warship boarded a small ship in the Arabian Sea and seized advanced weaponry including Iranian manufactured ani-tank guided missiles, U.S. military officia ...

 Concurrent receipt: A call for fair and equitable treatment of military retirees with disabilities

Concurrent receipt: A call for fair and equitable treatment of military retirees with disabilities

Feb 14, 2020
Throughout our nation’s history we have witnessed countless examples of how quickly our troops will respond whenever and wherever they are needed.

 Tankers are KEY as the Pentagon trims them from the 2021 budget

Tankers are KEY as the Pentagon trims them from the 2021 budget

Feb 14, 2020
SINGAPORE – The head of the Pacific Air Forces pointed to a need for tankers and airlifters distributed around the region to respond to crises, hours before the Pentagon annou ...

 US Army Africa commander says We are not walking away from Africa

US Army Africa commander says We are not walking away from Africa

Feb 14, 2020
Despite reports U.S. troops could be reduced in Africa, U.S. Army Africa commander Maj. Gen. Roger L. Cloutier Jr. said African partners can remain confident the U.S. will not a ...

 American troops clash with pro-government group in northeast Syria

American troops clash with pro-government group in northeast Syria

Feb 14, 2020
DAMASCUS — A Syrian was killed and another was wounded when government supporters attacked American troops and tried to block their way as their convoy drove through an army c ...

 SOCOM is on the lookout for optics for its crew-served weapons

SOCOM is on the lookout for optics for its crew-served weapons

Feb 14, 2020
According to a solicitation posted to the federal government’s official contracts site, US Special Operations Command appears to be hunting around for new optics for its crew- ...

 US to seek more help from NATO to counter Islamic State

US to seek more help from NATO to counter Islamic State

Feb 14, 2020
BRUSSELS, Belgium — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Tuesday he is looking to NATO allies for more help countering the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq and in bolst ...

 After decades focused on terrorism, special operations is broadening its horizons

After decades focused on terrorism, special operations is broadening its horizons

Feb 14, 2020
With clear marching orders from the Defense Department to turn focus to competitors like China and Russia, the U.S. special operations community is at an inflection point. Kicki ...

 US, Taliban close to ‘reduction in violence’ agreement

US, Taliban close to ‘reduction in violence’ agreement

Feb 14, 2020
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s national security adviser said Tuesday he is cautiously optimistic that there could be a U.S. agreement with the Taliban over the next ...

 NATO set for Iraq troop trainer-swap to mollify US demands

NATO set for Iraq troop trainer-swap to mollify US demands

Feb 14, 2020
BRUSSELS — NATO countries are preparing to move more than 200 trainers working with the international force fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq to the military alliance ...

 Agent Orange decision delay draws criticism

Agent Orange decision delay draws criticism

Feb 14, 2020
Veteran advocates and Democratic lawmakers are ramping up pressure on the Donald Trump administration to decide whether to add new illnesses to the list of diseases presumed lin ...

 Stars and Stripes, military newspaper for service members, in jeopardy of losing more than $15M in Pentagon funding

Stars and Stripes, military newspaper for service members, in jeopardy of losing more than $15M in Pentagon funding

Feb 13, 2020
Stars and Stripes, an independent military newspaper for service members subsidized by the Pentagon, is at risk of losing all of its federal funding in fiscal year 2021.

 Former interpreters laud court ruling to accelerate special visa decisions

Former interpreters laud court ruling to accelerate special visa decisions

Feb 13, 2020
For thousands of Afghan and Iraqi nationals who served as interpreters with the U.S. military, visa applications to gain permanent legal residence in the United States have lang ...

 Air Force wasted $17M on unneeded, never-delivered weather sensors for Reaper drone, IG finds

Air Force wasted $17M on unneeded, never-delivered weather sensors for Reaper drone, IG finds

Feb 13, 2020
Over an seven-year period, the Air Force paid $17.7 million to a company to improve the MQ-9 Reaper’s ability to measure weather data, which it thought could have helped it tr ...

 Mildenhall apologizes for political likes on social media

Mildenhall apologizes for political likes on social media

Feb 13, 2020
At a time of increasing concern about politicization of the military, the airman in charge of the official Twitter account for RAF Mildenhall in the United Kingdom has been coun ...

 Sudden firing of top VA official raises questions about leadership stability

Sudden firing of top VA official raises questions about leadership stability

Feb 11, 2020
Individuals close to a top Veterans Affairs official abruptly fired by Secretary Robert Wilkie this week are disputing department leaders’ assertions that the move was a munda ...

 This Marine sniper left Vietnam with 103 confirmed kills

This Marine sniper left Vietnam with 103 confirmed kills

Feb 11, 2020
Ask any Marine about the Corps’ greatest snipers and a flurry of references to the legendary Gunnery Sgt. Carlos Hathcock are sure to flood the conversation. And yet it was an ...

 More evacuees from China slated to arrive at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

More evacuees from China slated to arrive at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

Feb 11, 2020
More evacuees from Wuhan, China are headed toward U.S. military installations on Friday, according to the Pentagon.

 Complaint accuses VA secretary of working to discredit Hill staffer who reported sexual assault

Complaint accuses VA secretary of working to discredit Hill staffer who reported sexual assault

Feb 11, 2020
Congressional officials are looking into whether Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie pursued his own investigation into House Veterans’ Committee staffer who alleged she ...

 Official: US citizen believed kidnapped in Afghanistan

Official: US citizen believed kidnapped in Afghanistan

Feb 11, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — An American citizen has been kidnapped in Afghanistan by a Taliban-affiliated group, a U.S. official said Thursday, and authorities are working to rescue him.

 Chiefs quarterback Mahomes builds tiny homes for veterans

Chiefs quarterback Mahomes builds tiny homes for veterans

Feb 01, 2020
Between his practice schedule and game time, Super Bowl-bound Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has little time to spare. When the 24-year-old phenom does have a mi ...

 Hundreds attend Illinois funeral for Air Force veteran with no known relatives

Hundreds attend Illinois funeral for Air Force veteran with no known relatives

Feb 01, 2020
ELGIN, Ill. — Hundreds of people attended a funeral service in suburban Chicago Wednesday for a former U.S. Air Force mechanic who became an “unclaimed veteran” when he di ...

 Four Marines receive rare medal for rescuing drowning mother, daughters

Four Marines receive rare medal for rescuing drowning mother, daughters

Feb 01, 2020
Four Marines received the Navy and Marine Corps Medal on Tuesday for rescuing a mother and her two daughters near Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, in June 2018.

 Air Force veteran floored after learning value of his Rolex watch on Antiques Roadshow

Air Force veteran floored after learning value of his Rolex watch on Antiques Roadshow

Feb 01, 2020
WEST FARGO, N.D. — An “Antiques Roadshow” guest in North Dakota was floored when he found out the current value of a Rolex watch he purchased while serving in the military ...

 Four million vets and caregivers will get access to online commissary benefits

Four million vets and caregivers will get access to online commissary benefits

Feb 01, 2020
It will be at least a month before the 4.1 million newly eligible shoppers — such as all service-connected disabled veterans — will have access to the MyCommissary portal an ...

 Vermont military college names Air Force colonel next president

Vermont military college names Air Force colonel next president

Feb 01, 2020
NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University, the nation’s oldest private military college, named an Air Force colonel as its next president on Tuesday.

 Candidate Yang supports psych mushrooms for vets medical treatment

Candidate Yang supports psych mushrooms for vets medical treatment

Feb 01, 2020
The Iowa caucuses begin next week, and the discussion on veterans health care is getting a little … trippy.

 This Marine unit is the most physically fit in the Corps — at least for 2019

This Marine unit is the most physically fit in the Corps — at least for 2019

Feb 01, 2020
It is official, the fittest unit in the Marine Corps is the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, based in Camp Pendleton, California, winning the Corps’ Superior Unit Physical Fitnes ...

 Heroes, sacrifices and making a difference across generations

Heroes, sacrifices and making a difference across generations

Feb 01, 2020
You never know where inspiration may find you. As I was recapping the day’s activities with a teammate, we were unexpectedly invited into a room of legends to include one whos ...

 Arizona’s longest-living veteran dies at age 105

Arizona’s longest-living veteran dies at age 105

Jan 30, 2020
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Navajo Nation officials say a 105-year-old woman who served in World War II and was Arizona’s longest-living veteran has died.

 Air Force hopes tablets could revolutionize basic training

Air Force hopes tablets could revolutionize basic training

Jan 26, 2020
Air Education and Training Command completed a pilot program Tuesday that could pave the way for all basic military training students to use tablet devices instead of textbooks.

 Afghan officials: US airstrike killed 10 civilians in Herat

Afghan officials: US airstrike killed 10 civilians in Herat

Jan 26, 2020
KABUL, Afghanistan — A drone attack carried out by U.S. forces earlier this month in western Afghanistan that apparently targeted a splinter Taliban group also killed at least ...

 Trump meets Iraqi counterpart, first since Soleimani strike

Trump meets Iraqi counterpart, first since Soleimani strike

Jan 26, 2020
BAGHDAD — U.S. President Donald Trump hinted that sanctions on Iraq were still a possibility in a bilateral meeting with Iraq’s president Wednesday, the first since a U.S. d ...

 Trump doesnt consider brain injuries sustained by US troops during Iran missile barrage ‘serious’

Trump doesnt consider brain injuries sustained by US troops during Iran missile barrage ‘serious’

Jan 26, 2020
President Trump said Wednesday that he didn’t consider the traumatic brain injuries reported by U.S. troops following an Iranian rocket attack to be serious.

 Pentagon agrees to republish discharge and records corrections decisions

Pentagon agrees to republish discharge and records corrections decisions

Jan 26, 2020
The Pentagon will again make public the decisions of the boards responsible for reviewing the dismissals of military personnel seeking to upgrade their discharges or correct the ...

 Marine Corps is disallowing Shields of Strength Bible verse dog tags

Marine Corps is disallowing Shields of Strength Bible verse dog tags

Jan 26, 2020
This is in response to Sunday’s commentary by First Liberty Institute’s Mike Berry, who deceptively omits that the real issue with these Bible verse dog tags is that they ha ...

 Free military tax help starts today (and check out these other helpful tax tips)

Free military tax help starts today (and check out these other helpful tax tips)

Jan 26, 2020
When it comes to taxes, one of the most important things military members and spouses should remember is that there’s free, professional help available through the military. A ...

 Commander of Nazi SS-led unit dies in US at 100

Commander of Nazi SS-led unit dies in US at 100

Jan 26, 2020
A man accused of committing war crimes as a Nazi-led unit commander has died at the age of 100, having never stood trial on any of the charges levied against him.

 Virginia Guardsman gets probation for stealing dog tags of WWII airmen from National Archives

Virginia Guardsman gets probation for stealing dog tags of WWII airmen from National Archives

Jan 26, 2020
GREENBELT, Md. — A Virginia National Guard sergeant was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months of supervised probation for stealing World War II-era dog tags from the National Archi ...

 Esper says no decisions have been finalized on AFRICOM changes

Esper says no decisions have been finalized on AFRICOM changes

Jan 26, 2020
NAVAL AIR STATION PENSACOLA, Fla. — Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is not backing down on potentially shifting U.S. forces out of Africa despite a week of negative reactions ...

 Born in 1957?

Born in 1957?

Jan 23, 2020

 Best pics of the week: Jan. 19, 2020

Best pics of the week: Jan. 19, 2020

Jan 22, 2020
Every week, Military Times publishes hundreds of photos that show how the news affects service members, veterans and their families. Of all of those photos, here are the top TEN ...

 Valentines wanted: 104-year-old Iwo Jima Marine veteran wants one thing this Valentines Day

Valentines wanted: 104-year-old Iwo Jima Marine veteran wants one thing this Valentines Day

Jan 17, 2020
A 104-year-old Marine veteran is hoping to add to the memory collection on his bookshelf this year by asking the public near and far for Valentine’s Day cards.

 Will the first woman on the moon be a Marine? Cobra pilot becomes one of NASAs newest astronauts

Will the first woman on the moon be a Marine? Cobra pilot becomes one of NASAs newest astronauts

Jan 17, 2020
After two years of intense training, Marine Maj. Jasmin Moghbeli became one of NASA’s newest astronauts Friday.

 POLL: What should members of Space Force be called?

POLL: What should members of Space Force be called?

Jan 17, 2020
Air Force Gen. Jay Raymond acknowledged the importance of developing a unique service culture after he assumed the role of chief of space operations for the new sixth branch of ...

 Your Army 59-year-old Afghanistan veteran will report to Army basic training this summer

Your Army 59-year-old Afghanistan veteran will report to Army basic training this summer

Jan 17, 2020
After a 10-year break in service, Staff Sgt. Monte L. Gould will have to report to basic combat training this June at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

 Here’s how your new No-fail PT test could work

Here’s how your new No-fail PT test could work

Jan 17, 2020
The Air Force will begin experimenting with the concept of a “no-fail,” or diagnostic, fitness assessment at Air Force Materiel Command units beginning Jan. 20.

 Automation doesn’t mean soldiers will be out of a job, chief says

Automation doesn’t mean soldiers will be out of a job, chief says

Jan 17, 2020
Automation doesn’t mean soldiers will be replaced by machines, but it could mean they’ll be working alongside them in future conflicts, the Army’s chief of staff said Tues ...

 Got ideas? Air Force seeks theme for 75th anniversary

Got ideas? Air Force seeks theme for 75th anniversary

Jan 10, 2020
Sept. 18, 2022 will mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Air Force as an independent military service, and preparations for a celebration are already underway. The s ...

 Guardsman fired from the Postal Service in 2000 for military service receives notice to return to work

Guardsman fired from the Postal Service in 2000 for military service receives notice to return to work

Jan 10, 2020
A nearly two-decadeslong legal battle entered a new phase this week when a soldier received notice to return to his job with the U.S. Postal Service after being fired in 2000.

 Hill Air Force Base completes F-35A Lightning II standup

Hill Air Force Base completes F-35A Lightning II standup

Jan 10, 2020
The F-35A Lightning II fighter wings at Hill Air Force Base in northern Utah have reached “full warfighting capability,” the Air Force said Wednesday in a release.

 Army says text messages saying 'You’ve been selected for military draft' are fake

Army says text messages saying 'You’ve been selected for military draft' are fake

Jan 10, 2020
Don’t fall for any text messages saying you’ve been selected for a military draft, U.S. Army Recruiting Command warned in an urgent news release Tuesday.

 The Army wants you... to revive its branding effort

The Army wants you... to revive its branding effort

Jan 10, 2020
The Army is ready to put in whatever work it takes to no longer be the target of ad campaign mockery.

 Marine vet Duncan Hunter resigns from Congress after corruption conviction

Marine vet Duncan Hunter resigns from Congress after corruption conviction

Jan 09, 2020
SAN DIEGO — Republican U.S. Rep. Duncan D. Hunter submitted his resignation Tuesday, one month after pleading guilty to a corruption charge, leaving vacant one of the GOP’s ...

 New in 2020: Silver earrings, male Marines carrying umbrellas

New in 2020: Silver earrings, male Marines carrying umbrellas

Jan 09, 2020
In early November 2019 the commandant announced a series of changes to uniform regulations, including allowing male Marines to carry small black umbrellas in their service or dr ...

 In the IRR or National Guard marking your time? Activation and deployment orders — know your rights or go at your own peril

In the IRR or National Guard marking your time? Activation and deployment orders — know your rights or go at your own peril

Jan 09, 2020
You have been marking time in the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) or even the National Guard or the Army Reserves for almost a decade now. You have established a career, a family ...

 Trump says Iran is Standing Down after missile attacks on US troops

Trump says Iran is Standing Down after missile attacks on US troops

Jan 09, 2020
President Donald Trump said Iran appears to be “standing down” after a missile attack on U.S. military facilities in Iraq on Tuesday, but warned that the regime still faces ...

 Iraqi Shia cleric whose militia killed American troops says crisis is over following Iran strike and Trump speech

Iraqi Shia cleric whose militia killed American troops says crisis is over following Iran strike and Trump speech

Jan 09, 2020
A controversial Iraqi politician and Shia cleric said Wednesday that the crisis is over following ballistic missile strikes from Iran against U.S. troops in Iraq and a speech by ...

 Milley says Iran launched ballistic missiles intending to kill

Milley says Iran launched ballistic missiles intending to kill

Jan 09, 2020
The Pentagon’s top military adviser believes that when Iran launched missiles at two Iraqi coalition bases on Tuesday night, they were looking for casualties.

 See the damage at al-Asad airbase following Iranian missile strike

See the damage at al-Asad airbase following Iranian missile strike

Jan 09, 2020
Satellite images depict the damage al-Asad airbase suffered after Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles targeting two Iraqi bases where U.S. troops are housed on Tu ...

 Iran didn't kill anyone in missile attack, spurring hopes for de-escalation

Iran didn't kill anyone in missile attack, spurring hopes for de-escalation

Jan 09, 2020
With no apparent U.S. casualties and a prior attack warning from Iran, there is cautious optimism inside and outside the Pentagon that Iran’s missile barrage into Iraq Wednesd ...

 Dems, GOP divided after Iran briefing from Trump administration officials

Dems, GOP divided after Iran briefing from Trump administration officials

Jan 09, 2020
WASHINGTON ― The U.S. and Iran stepped back from the brink of war Wednesday, but some lawmakers were left with questions about the administration’s strategy toward Iran and ...

 Killing of Iran general risks US gains against Islamic State

Killing of Iran general risks US gains against Islamic State

Jan 09, 2020
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s national security team knew that killing Iran’s most powerful general could hurt efforts to mop up and head off any revival of the Is ...

 For the love of OPSEC, put your phone away

For the love of OPSEC, put your phone away

Jan 09, 2020
Prior to his death in 2015, renowned British author and neurologist Oliver Sacks penned an essay lamenting society’s limitless plunge into the personality-depriving depths of ...

 In the IRR or National Guard marking your time? Activation and deployment orders — know your rights or go at your own peril

In the IRR or National Guard marking your time? Activation and deployment orders — know your rights or go at your own peril

Jan 09, 2020
You have been marking time in the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) or even the National Guard or the Army Reserves for almost a decade now. You have established a career, a family ...

 Ukrainian airplane crashes near Iran capital, killing 176

Ukrainian airplane crashes near Iran capital, killing 176

Jan 09, 2020
TEHRAN, Iran — A Ukrainian airplane carrying 176 people crashed on Wednesday shortly after takeoff from Tehran’s main airport, killing all onboard, state TV reported.

 $30,000 bonuses for former reserve pilots to return as Corps tries to fill aviation gaps

$30,000 bonuses for former reserve pilots to return as Corps tries to fill aviation gaps

Jan 09, 2020
The Marine Corps is offering $30,000 bonuses for qualified aviators who agree to return to the active reserve component for three years in order to fill “critical aviation sho ...

 Is adopting a service dog right for you? What veterans diagnosed with PTSD need to know

Is adopting a service dog right for you? What veterans diagnosed with PTSD need to know

Jan 05, 2020
As many as 20 percent of veterans who served in operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom are affected by post-traumatic stress disorder, according to the Department of Vete ...

 Navy and Coast Guard team up to rescue cruise ship passenger

Navy and Coast Guard team up to rescue cruise ship passenger

Jan 05, 2020
The Navy and Coast Guard in Hawaii rang in the New Year by teaming up to rescue a 69-year-old passenger from a cruise ship 210 miles northwest of Hilo.

 Guardsmen deployed to southern US border will get credit toward GI Bill benefits

Guardsmen deployed to southern US border will get credit toward GI Bill benefits

Jan 05, 2020
National Guard troops deployed to the southern U.S. border for ongoing military assistance operations will have that time counted towards GI Bill benefits eligibility under a ne ...

 Some veterans salty over Eddie Gallagher's new clothing line

Some veterans salty over Eddie Gallagher's new clothing line

Jan 05, 2020
You can’t swing a DD 214 these days without knocking over a half dozen veteran-owned T-shirt companies, but the newest to come on the scene has some baggage.

 Defense bill requires local JROTC programs to admit homeschooled students

Defense bill requires local JROTC programs to admit homeschooled students

Jan 05, 2020
By: Diana Stancy Correll   December 19, 2019 AddThis Sharing Buttons Share to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to EmailShare to More63.3K Indiana JROTC Cadets compete in the f ...

 100 U.S. Marines, two Apache helicopters reinforcing embassy in Baghdad after attack

100 U.S. Marines, two Apache helicopters reinforcing embassy in Baghdad after attack

Jan 02, 2020
A detachment of 100 Marines is deploying to Iraq to reinforce security at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad after Iraqi protesters supportive of an Iran-backed Shiite militia attempte ...

 Fort Huachuca groundwater review sought after leaked report

Fort Huachuca groundwater review sought after leaked report

Jan 02, 2020
FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. — Conservation activists are pressing for the federal government to reexamine the effects of groundwater pumping at Fort Huachuca in southern Arizona.

 Another soldier's remains returned by North Korea have been confirmed

Another soldier's remains returned by North Korea have been confirmed

Jan 02, 2020
PITTSBURGH — Federal authorities said Monday the remains of an American soldier killed during the Korean War have been accounted for and will be interred at Arlington National ...

 A soldiers Norse pagan faith earns beard waiver

A soldiers Norse pagan faith earns beard waiver

Jan 01, 2020
A soldier serving in Afghanistan with the Nevada Army Guard has been granted a religious accommodation to grow a beard in accordance with a Norse pagan faith that traces its ori ...

 Lets make 2020 the year injured service members finally get the right to sue DoD

Lets make 2020 the year injured service members finally get the right to sue DoD

Jan 01, 2020
In the quiet of the Friday before Christmas, President Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law. Of the many provisions in this whopping $738 billion ...

 New in 2020: Army combat casualties trend upwards into 2020

New in 2020: Army combat casualties trend upwards into 2020

Jan 01, 2020
The U.S. military’s combat casualties in Afghanistan were the highest in five years, and Army service members bore the brunt of those losses.

 Out of Iraq? Anger in Baghdad following US airstrikes against Iran-backed militia renews call for American troops to leave

Out of Iraq? Anger in Baghdad following US airstrikes against Iran-backed militia renews call for American troops to leave

Jan 01, 2020
Powerful political blocs within Iraq are describing Sunday’s U.S. strikes against an Iran-backed militia as a violation of Iraq’s sovereignty — once again raising concerns ...

 New in 2020: New VA home loan caps

New in 2020: New VA home loan caps

Jan 01, 2020
Limits on VA-backed home loans for qualified buyers will be eliminated effective on Jan. 1, 2020 — due to changes in the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 passed in ...

 New in 2020: A new robotic mule is headed to help carry the load for grunts

New in 2020: A new robotic mule is headed to help carry the load for grunts

Jan 01, 2020
A company recently selected as the winner of a program to create a “robotic mule” for troops to carry a squad’s worth of gear will have the next year to roll out the autom ...

 Several American troops wounded and a US contractor killed in rocket attack on Kirkuk base

Several American troops wounded and a US contractor killed in rocket attack on Kirkuk base

Jan 01, 2020
Members of an Iraqi Shiite militant group called Imam Ali Brigades launch rockets against Islamic State extremist positions during clashes in Tikrit, 130 kilometers (80 miles) n ...

 Movie 1917 co-star discusses instant war cinema classic

Movie 1917 co-star discusses instant war cinema classic

Jan 01, 2020
“1917” is unquestionably one of the most impressive and innovative war films ever made.

 Special Forces soldier who died in Afghanistan was seizing a Taliban weapons cache, military says

Special Forces soldier who died in Afghanistan was seizing a Taliban weapons cache, military says

Jan 01, 2020
A U.S. Special Forces soldier who died in Afghanistan on Monday was seizing a Taliban weapons cache when he was killed, the U.S. military said Friday.

 How the border wall work-stop could affect troop deployments

How the border wall work-stop could affect troop deployments

Jan 01, 2020
The Army Corps of Engineers has shut down border wall construction on sites in Arizona and San Diego following a federal judge’s Dec. 10 ruling, but that decision is not expec ...

 New in 2020: Military health system will expand takeover of local treatment facilities

New in 2020: Military health system will expand takeover of local treatment facilities

Dec 31, 2019
The Defense Health Agency in 2020 will continue its expansive takeover of military hospitals and clinics, an effort jump-started in 2017 to standardize management and administra ...

 Newly separated veterans will now get phone calls from the VA to talk about benefits and support services

Newly separated veterans will now get phone calls from the VA to talk about benefits and support services

Dec 31, 2019
Veterans Affairs officials are launching a new effort to reach out to recently separated troops to inform them about benefits and support services in an effort to ease transitio ...

 2 kicked out of National Guard over white supremacist ties

2 kicked out of National Guard over white supremacist ties

Dec 31, 2019
ATLANTA — Two men have been kicked out of the Army National Guard after liberal activists uncovered their membership in a religious group with white supremacist ties.

 Santa did not deliver to 'The Youth' in Africa

Santa did not deliver to 'The Youth' in Africa

Dec 31, 2019
By: Col. Chris Karns   4 days ago AddThis Sharing Buttons Share to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to EmailShare to More370 In this file photo from Feb.17, 2011, hundreds of ...

 Mississippi Army sergeant charged with murder of wife

Mississippi Army sergeant charged with murder of wife

Dec 31, 2019
HATTIESBURG, Miss. — A U.S. Army sergeant in Mississippi has been charged with murder in the death of his wife, who was found shot to death in the home the couple shared with ...

 Patton tank back with fresh paint at Armys Central Command HQ at Shaw

Patton tank back with fresh paint at Armys Central Command HQ at Shaw

Dec 31, 2019
SUMTER, S.C. — A Cold War-era M48 Patton tank has gotten a much-needed makeover and is back outside Patton Hall at a South Carolina Air Force base. Now it’s back on display ...

 Nonprofits honored for making a difference in the military community

Nonprofits honored for making a difference in the military community

Dec 23, 2019
Before a chance meeting at a basketball game a few years ago, Vietnam veteran Mike Donnelly had never heard of the Quality of Life Plus Program. But that nonprofit organization ...

 Santa, soldiers bring joy to beleaguered Alaska village

Santa, soldiers bring joy to beleaguered Alaska village

Dec 23, 2019
NAPAKIAK, Alaska — A school employee wearing a traditional pink Alaska Native smock called a kuspuk breezed through the hubbub in the cafeteria adorned with murals of purely A ...

 Heres how much more veteran households earn annually than non-veteran households

Heres how much more veteran households earn annually than non-veteran households

Dec 23, 2019
Veteran households consistently outearn their non-veteran counterparts — a trend that has prevailed for nearly 40 years, according to a new report.

 National Museum of African American History to display temporary exhibit on WWIs impact on African Americans

National Museum of African American History to display temporary exhibit on WWIs impact on African Americans

Dec 23, 2019
A new exhibit is coming to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture chronicling African American participation in World War I and how blacks c ...

 Leadership changing at Louisiana National Guard in January

Leadership changing at Louisiana National Guard in January

Dec 22, 2019
BATON ROUGE, La. — The head of the Louisiana National Guard is retiring after 37 years in the military, including eight years as its top leader during the state’s response t ...

 Defense bill lets active-duty Marine and Army moms defer deployment for a year after birth

Defense bill lets active-duty Marine and Army moms defer deployment for a year after birth

Dec 22, 2019
By: Patricia Kime   4 days ago AddThis Sharing Buttons Share to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to EmailShare to More41.9K The new Defense bill will allow female service memb ...

 Guardsmen deployed to southern US border will get credit toward GI Bill benefits

Guardsmen deployed to southern US border will get credit toward GI Bill benefits

Dec 22, 2019
National Guard troops deployed to the southern U.S. border for ongoing military assistance operations will have that time counted towards GI Bill benefits eligibility under a ne ...

 Another big boost for VA funding in latest federal budget deal

Another big boost for VA funding in latest federal budget deal

Dec 22, 2019
The fiscal 2020 budget deal finalized by Congress on Thursday will give the Department of Veterans Affairs another hefty funding increase next year.

 National Desert Storm War Memorial approved concept unveiled

National Desert Storm War Memorial approved concept unveiled

Dec 22, 2019
The final concept for a National Desert Storm Desert Shield War Memorial has been unveiled.

 Jet Girls story fighting ISIS in the cockpit of an FA-18 Super Hornet

Jet Girls story fighting ISIS in the cockpit of an FA-18 Super Hornet

Dec 22, 2019
There’s no room for nerves in the cockpit of F/A-18 fighter jets, according to former Naval flight officer Caroline Johnson, who participated in combat missions flying over Af ...

 Defense bill requires local JROTC programs to admit homeschooled students

Defense bill requires local JROTC programs to admit homeschooled students

Dec 22, 2019
The defense policy bill that is heading to President Donald Trump’s desk gives homeschooled students the green light to join their local Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Co ...

 Navy posthumously advances Pensacola shooting victims

Navy posthumously advances Pensacola shooting victims

Dec 21, 2019
The Navy posthumously advanced two enlisted sailors killed by a Saudi gunman last week at Naval Air Station Pensacola.

 Trump: F-35 pilots better looking than Tom Cruise with bigger and stronger bodies

Trump: F-35 pilots better looking than Tom Cruise with bigger and stronger bodies

Dec 20, 2019
F-35 pilots, better looking and stronger than Tom Cruise, according to President Trump.

 National Guardsman raises money to fly cat home from Afghanistan

National Guardsman raises money to fly cat home from Afghanistan

Dec 15, 2019
SEAFORD, Del. — A National Guardsman who made friends with a stray cat in Afghanistan raised enough money to bring the feline home to Delaware.

 Retired chief master sergeants dish on what it means to be a dual-military couple in the Air Force

Retired chief master sergeants dish on what it means to be a dual-military couple in the Air Force

Dec 15, 2019
Retired Chief Master Sgts. Robinson and Leenette Joseph know a thing or two about being a dual-military couple in the Air Force.

 The Army's only 24/7 day care in the US watches over Fort Jackson kids

The Army's only 24/7 day care in the US watches over Fort Jackson kids

Dec 15, 2019
COLUMBIA, S.C. — There are eight tiny beds at Fort Jackson, far too small for any war fighter.

 Navy's top personnel officer: Beards? Maybe!

Navy's top personnel officer: Beards? Maybe!

Dec 15, 2019
The Navy’s top personnel officer held out a faint glimmer of hope for many male sailors that the sea service might return to its hairy roots and allow them to grow beards, at ...

 After 75 years, a war hero gets France's highest honor

After 75 years, a war hero gets France's highest honor

Dec 15, 2019
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Glenn Pitts lived a quiet life after World War II, but a friend’s tip led to the 94-year-old receiving the Legion of Honor for his part in liberating Fr ...

 Veterans launch association, workshop to get more vets in newsrooms

Veterans launch association, workshop to get more vets in newsrooms

Dec 15, 2019
Approximately 1 percent of those who work in U.S. media are post-9/11 veterans, U.S. Census data shows.

 Army's uniforms for the 120th rendition have arrived.

Army's uniforms for the 120th rendition have arrived.

Dec 15, 2019
Just hours after Under Armour and Navy unveiled the Midshipmen’s uniforms for Dec. 14′s Army-Navy game, the Black Knights, in partnership with Nike, released a set designed ...

 National Desert Storm War Memorial approved concept unveiled

National Desert Storm War Memorial approved concept unveiled

Dec 15, 2019
The final concept for a National Desert Storm Desert Shield War Memorial has been unveiled.

 House OKs year-long fellowship program for Gold Star families

House OKs year-long fellowship program for Gold Star families

Dec 14, 2019
Although Capitol Hill has fellowship programs for wounded warriors and veterans, there’s never been a fellowship program for Gold Star family members. Until now.

 F.E. Warren airmen receive commendation medals for rescuing family from house fire

F.E. Warren airmen receive commendation medals for rescuing family from house fire

Nov 26, 2019
When a home in western Nebraska was going up in flames earlier this month, two airmen from F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming stepped up and saved the family.

 Twin brothers stuck together through 41 years of military service

Twin brothers stuck together through 41 years of military service

Nov 26, 2019
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Like many twins, the Markham brothers shared secrets. But most twins’ secrets probably don’t involve duping the United States military.

 An honor to fight: 95-year-old WWII veteran reflects decades after war

An honor to fight: 95-year-old WWII veteran reflects decades after war

Nov 26, 2019
BECKLEY, W.Va. — Harold Stone wakes up every day and walks two miles. For most 95-year-olds this would be a difficult task. But no, not for Stone.

 Military dogs need hearing protection too

Military dogs need hearing protection too

Nov 26, 2019
To get ready for raids and battles like the one that killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, military dogs train to fight in the dark. See one working dog great ready to fight ...

 First female Marine earns recon military occupational specialty

First female Marine earns recon military occupational specialty

Nov 25, 2019
The first female Marine has passed the Basic Reconnaissance Course and earned the 0321 reconnaissance Marine military occupational specialty, or MOS, the Marine Corps has confir ...

 Heres how this general is working to fix mold

Heres how this general is working to fix mold

Nov 25, 2019
Army Gen. Gus Perna has been digging deep into details of privatized housing operations, working to fix problems like mold and rodent infestation that have plagued some families ...

 Butterfly on a bomb range: Endangered Species Act at work

Butterfly on a bomb range: Endangered Species Act at work

Nov 25, 2019
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — In the unlikely setting of the world’s most populated military installation, amid all the regimented chaos, you’ll find the Endangered Species Act ...

 Marine vet donates dress blues and Iwo Jima sand to be buried with veteran killed in hit-and-run

Marine vet donates dress blues and Iwo Jima sand to be buried with veteran killed in hit-and-run

Nov 19, 2019
A 69-year old Vietnam veteran was killed Nov. 10 when he was struck by a car in a hit-and-run.

 New legislation, federal funding for retired military working dogs

New legislation, federal funding for retired military working dogs

Nov 19, 2019
It costs an average of $3,000 per year to pay for retired military working dogs medical expenses, according to Rep. Ron Wright.

 WWII vet, 100, takes to Reddit to answer questions

WWII vet, 100, takes to Reddit to answer questions

Nov 19, 2019
Ever wanted to ask a 100-year-old World War II veteran anything?

 Gen Maryanne Millers message to new airmen: Its all about character

Gen Maryanne Millers message to new airmen: Its all about character

Nov 19, 2019
Gen. Maryanne Miller, the head of Air Mobility Command, assumed command of AMC in September 2018. (Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez/Air Force)

 Davis-Monthan Air Force Base aircraft boneyard keeps planes for parts or possible reuse

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base aircraft boneyard keeps planes for parts or possible reuse

Nov 16, 2019
TUCSON, Ariz. — As boneyards go, this place is pretty lively.

 Crews of B-17 Flying Fortress take in Memphis Belle in Color documentary

Crews of B-17 Flying Fortress take in Memphis Belle in Color documentary

Nov 16, 2019
The introduction of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bomber signaled a turning tide in the air war over Nazi-controlled Europe.

 This study seeks to find out why recruits get injured and what can the Army do about it

This study seeks to find out why recruits get injured and what can the Army do about it

Nov 16, 2019
NATICK, Massachusetts – Researchers at an Army institute are more than halfway through a major study of what causes injuries in new recruits and what can be done about it.

 Army Alaska soldiers unveil memorial to 2 soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Army Alaska soldiers unveil memorial to 2 soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Nov 16, 2019
Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska on Thursday unveiled a memorial for two soldiers killed during a rotation to Afghanistan.

 Army drops new recruiting ad over Veterans Day weekend

Army drops new recruiting ad over Veterans Day weekend

Nov 16, 2019
The Army’s recruiting arm released its new advertising campaign Saturday.

 Veterans can now access their VA medical records through their iPhones

Veterans can now access their VA medical records through their iPhones

Nov 09, 2019
Veterans with iPhones can now view their Department of Veterans Affairs medical records through their phone’s Health app.

 How a new plan could help shore up finances of troubled enlisted retirement home

How a new plan could help shore up finances of troubled enlisted retirement home

Nov 09, 2019
In a major step to address continuing funding shortfalls, officials at the Armed Forces Retirement Home have selected a team of Washington, D.C.-based real estate firms to devel ...

 Air National Guard's 178th Wing gets 1st female commander

Air National Guard's 178th Wing gets 1st female commander

Nov 09, 2019
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — The 178th Wing of the Ohio Air National Guard has its first female commander.

 Marines lead the way in NYCs 100th Veterans Day Parade with commandant as grand marshal

Marines lead the way in NYCs 100th Veterans Day Parade with commandant as grand marshal

Nov 09, 2019
Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger, as honorary grand marshal, will lead a contingent of Marines up New York City’s Fifth Avenue in the Big Apple’s 100th Veterans Day ...

 Twin master sergeants deploy together for the 3rd time

Twin master sergeants deploy together for the 3rd time

Nov 09, 2019
Achieving the illustrious twin status of notable pairs like Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen or Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito might seem a monumental task to some, but to mas ...

 The Corps authorized Marines to play a special version of Doom in the late 90s to help train for combat

The Corps authorized Marines to play a special version of Doom in the late 90s to help train for combat

Nov 09, 2019
Former Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Charles Krulak authorized Marines to play a select list of approved computer video games to help bolster decision-making and warfighting.

 Capturing the life of women in the military is this photographers passion

Capturing the life of women in the military is this photographers passion

Nov 09, 2019
Photojournalist Lynsey Addario has covered conflict all over the world for more than 20 years, including in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Africa.

 Vets with disability ratings get lifetime access to 400+ Nat'l parks FREE

Vets with disability ratings get lifetime access to 400+ Nat'l parks FREE

Nov 09, 2019
Remember, remember, the 11th of November, the veteran’s season for free stuff. I know of no reason, why this veteran’s season should ever be rebuffed.

 Umbrellas for male Marines, silver earrings for female Marines: Corps makes uniform changes

Umbrellas for male Marines, silver earrings for female Marines: Corps makes uniform changes

Nov 09, 2019
Male Marines will now be allowed to carry small black umbrellas with their service or dress uniforms, the Marine Corps has confirmed.

 White House declares all of November as Veterans and Military Families month

White House declares all of November as Veterans and Military Families month

Nov 04, 2019
President Donald Trump signs a memorandum on veterans' student loan debt following his speech at the AMVETS 75th National Convention in Louisville, Ky., on Aug. 21, 2019. (Susan ...

Liberty Wing spouses learn English medical phraseology as part of a nurse recruitment event at West Suffolk Hospital, England, Oct. 22. If accepted the nursing applicants will undergo an extensive training process, which i U.K. hospital recruits Air Force spouses to work as registered nurses there

U.K. hospital recruits Air Force spouses to work as registered nurses there

Nov 04, 2019
The United Kingdom’s National Health Service is recruiting spouses stationed at Royal Air Force Lakenheath who are also registered nurses in the U.S. to earn their U.K. nursin ...

 To 244 years of success: The 2019 Marine Corps birthday message from the commandant is out

To 244 years of success: The 2019 Marine Corps birthday message from the commandant is out

Nov 04, 2019
With the Marine Corps’ 244th birthday quickly approaching, the commandant has released a long and winding video attempting to tie his vision for the Corps with the service’s ...

 Peter Jackson - They Shall Not Grow Old is coming back to the big screen

Peter Jackson - They Shall Not Grow Old is coming back to the big screen

Nov 04, 2019
Back by popular demand, director Peter Jackson’s wildly successful documentary that brought the trenches of World War I to life is returning to theaters.

 Decorated Invader - Two West Point graduates’ quest to champion the horse racing business

Decorated Invader - Two West Point graduates’ quest to champion the horse racing business

Nov 04, 2019
What does serving in the military have in common with racing horses?

 The US Air Forces X-37B spaceplane lands after spending two years in space

The US Air Forces X-37B spaceplane lands after spending two years in space

Nov 04, 2019
The U.S. Air Force’s X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Mission 5 concluded when it landed at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility in Florida on Oct. 27, 2019. (Jere ...

 President Trump awards Medal of Honor to Master Sgt. Matthew Williams

President Trump awards Medal of Honor to Master Sgt. Matthew Williams

Nov 04, 2019
President Donald J. Trump awarded the nation’s highest combat medal to Master Sgt. Matthew O. Williams during a ceremony at the White House on Wednesday.

 T-shirts, mugs featuring famous military K-9 Conan for sale

T-shirts, mugs featuring famous military K-9 Conan for sale

Nov 04, 2019
The military working dog injured during the commando raid on Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadii has achieved ultimate hero status.

 This airman is the fastest long distance runner in the Air Force

This airman is the fastest long distance runner in the Air Force

Oct 28, 2019
Meet Airman 1st Class Daniel Kirwa, the Air Force’s fastest long distance runner.

 Statue to be made in honor of Sully, service dog for the late President George H.W. Bush

Statue to be made in honor of Sully, service dog for the late President George H.W. Bush

Oct 28, 2019
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — A program that trains and places service dogs with disabled military veterans has commissioned a statue of the late George H.W. Bush’s service dog f ...

 Meet Air Force 2019 Cadet of the Year selected by the Royal Air Squadron

Meet Air Force 2019 Cadet of the Year selected by the Royal Air Squadron

Oct 28, 2019
Second Lt. Kirsten Cullinan has been named the Air Force’s 2019 Cadet of the Year — beating out more than 3,000 candidates for the award.

 Meal, Refusing-to-Exit — scientific study backs long-held belief that MREs make it harder to defecate

Meal, Refusing-to-Exit — scientific study backs long-held belief that MREs make it harder to defecate

Oct 28, 2019
An Army study has confirmed a belief service members have known in their hearts — and intestines — to be true for generations: Living on a Meal, Ready-to-Eat diet contribute ...

 Army astronaut to military medical students: You will solve the health issues of extended space flight

Army astronaut to military medical students: You will solve the health issues of extended space flight

Oct 28, 2019
Army Col. Drew Morgan’s list of accomplishments is extensive: graduate of West Point and member of the school’s title-winning parachute team; ER doctor; battalion surgeon fo ...

 Movie theaters at these 10 installations are showing Terminator: Dark Fate Oct. 26 for free

Movie theaters at these 10 installations are showing Terminator: Dark Fate Oct. 26 for free

Oct 28, 2019
He’s back….. and he’s back even earlier for troops, retirees and families on 10 installations in the U.S.

 Air Force vet Sen Martha McSallys book due in May

Air Force vet Sen Martha McSallys book due in May

Oct 28, 2019
NEW YORK — Sen. Martha McSally, the former Air Force A-10 pilot and Arizona Republican appointed to the seat once held by John McCain, has a book deal.

 Army partners with former Blink 182 founders UFO research company to study alien technology

Army partners with former Blink 182 founders UFO research company to study alien technology

Oct 28, 2019
Much like the universe, the military’s affiliation with alien-related subject matter appears to be ever-expanding.

 Inside Big Navys war on beards

Inside Big Navys war on beards

Oct 23, 2019
In a black and white 1954 photo, sailors mug during a beard contest while underway from Haiphong to Saigon, part of an American-led effort to evacuate refugees from North to Sou ...

 Chow hall makeover, color-coded food, greens up front

Chow hall makeover, color-coded food, greens up front

Oct 23, 2019
Here’s the plan to get soldiers, Marines eating healthier

 Retired sergeant major, U.S. Army W.T.F. Moments admin reveals himself at AUSA

Retired sergeant major, U.S. Army W.T.F. Moments admin reveals himself at AUSA

Oct 23, 2019
One of the men behind a Facebook page that has struck fear into the hearts of commanders everywhere came out from behind the screen during a panel Monday at the Army’s biggest ...

 It feels normal - nearly 2 years after penis transplant, veteran maimed by IED feels whole

It feels normal - nearly 2 years after penis transplant, veteran maimed by IED feels whole

Oct 23, 2019
Doctors at Johns Hopkins have performed the first-ever full penis and scrotum transplant an a US military veteran maimed in an IED attack that also claimed both his legs.

 Statue of 1st black fighter pilot unveiled at Robins Air Force Base

Statue of 1st black fighter pilot unveiled at Robins Air Force Base

Oct 21, 2019
ATLANTA — A black fighter pilot who fought for the French Foreign Legion during World War I was honored with a statue at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia.

 Medal of Honor comic series highlights actions of Audie Murphy and Sal Giunta

Medal of Honor comic series highlights actions of Audie Murphy and Sal Giunta

Oct 21, 2019
Two new installments in an illustrated series spotlighting soldiers whose actions earned them the nation’s highest award for military valor is now available online.

 Rank doesn't matter, only ability: First all-enlisted crew operates RQ-4 Global Hawk in theater

Rank doesn't matter, only ability: First all-enlisted crew operates RQ-4 Global Hawk in theater

Oct 21, 2019
An all-enlisted remotely piloted aircraft crew manned the RQ-4 Global Hawk out of Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates last month — signifying the first time a team ...

 How the Horse Soldiers helped liberate Afghanistan from the Taliban 18 years ago

How the Horse Soldiers helped liberate Afghanistan from the Taliban 18 years ago

Oct 21, 2019
Before the 9/11 attacks, then Capt. Mark Nutsch never expected he would use horseback riding; a skill he learned growing up on a Kansas cattle ranch in battle.

 Hail Caesar and the other amazing members of the OSS

Hail Caesar and the other amazing members of the OSS

Oct 21, 2019
It was all thanks to Caesar Civitella that I was dressed up in a monkey suit and mingling with a ballroom full of spooks.

 This is how to get your goodies to troops overseas in time for the holidays

This is how to get your goodies to troops overseas in time for the holidays

Oct 14, 2019
Summer is barely over, but it’s time to start thinking about the holidays, especially when it comes to getting packages overseas in time for the troops.

 Army veteran deported after drug conviction now a US citizen

Army veteran deported after drug conviction now a US citizen

Oct 14, 2019
CHICAGO — An Army veteran deported to Mexico after serving time in prison for a drug conviction became a U.S. citizen on Friday.

 Marine vet among four pardons by Wisconsin governor

Marine vet among four pardons by Wisconsin governor

Oct 14, 2019
MADISON, Wis. — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers will issue Wisconsin’s first pardons in nine years, invoking his constitutional power to grant clemency to four people.

 The Navy named its next warship after this city

The Navy named its next warship after this city

Oct 14, 2019
Trump administration officials stormed the Keystone State’s Capitol Rotunda to announce the Navy’s next San Antonio-class warship will honor the city of Harrisburg.

 The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine and his umbrella — the case for dryness

The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine and his umbrella — the case for dryness

Oct 14, 2019
The old adage of, “If it ain’t raining, we ain’t training,” could be in serious jeopardy...

 VIDEO: Watch Gen. Goldfein jam with Air Force band SuperSonic

VIDEO: Watch Gen. Goldfein jam with Air Force band SuperSonic

Oct 14, 2019
Gen. Goldfein jams with Air Force band SuperSonic

 Medal of Honor announced for Green Beret who braved enemy fire to rescue teammates in Afghanistan

Medal of Honor announced for Green Beret who braved enemy fire to rescue teammates in Afghanistan

Oct 14, 2019
Master Sgt. Matthew Williams will receive the Medal of Honor for his actions on April 6, 2008, while serving in Afghanistan.

 Poolee who helped tackle a Colorado school shooter is now a Marine

Poolee who helped tackle a Colorado school shooter is now a Marine

Oct 14, 2019
This once young poolee who rushed a school shooter when his classroom was attacked has become a Marine.

 Diversity of Races, Religions, Backgrounds and Genders essential to warfighting in the information age, 3 Star says

Diversity of Races, Religions, Backgrounds and Genders essential to warfighting in the information age, 3 Star says

Oct 07, 2019
ARLINGTON, Va. ― The challenges of the future operating environment are happening now for the intelligence community, the Marine Corps’ top general for information says. And ...

 Dead for decades, the torpedomans mate rating is born again

Dead for decades, the torpedomans mate rating is born again

Oct 07, 2019
The silent service spoke, and the Navy listened.

 A 94 year old WWII veteran receives top honor from France

A 94 year old WWII veteran receives top honor from France

Oct 07, 2019
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — A 94-year-old World War II veteran from Indiana has received France’s highest military honor for his wartime service.

 Nationwide smoking ban at VA facilities has some veterans fuming

Nationwide smoking ban at VA facilities has some veterans fuming

Oct 07, 2019
CONCORD, N.H. — Serving up drinks at the American Legion post in Concord, Jeff Holland gets a little testy when the talk turns to smoking.

 2,000-plus attend funeral of Florida veteran with no kin

2,000-plus attend funeral of Florida veteran with no kin

Oct 07, 2019
SARASOTA, Fla. — Most of the 2,000-plus people who gathered in the Florida heat Tuesday didn’t know Edward Pearson. They knew little, if anything, about the life of the 80-y ...

 Wounded military working dog exhibit coming to the National Museum of the US Air Force

Wounded military working dog exhibit coming to the National Museum of the US Air Force

Oct 07, 2019
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Ohio is opening a temporary display on wounded military working dogs featuring wooden dog sculptures, designed to highlight the serv ...

 West Point to honor first female 4-star general

West Point to honor first female 4-star general

Oct 06, 2019
WEST POINT, N.Y. — The first woman to become a four-star general in the U.S. military will be honored with an award at West Point.

 Coast Guard inks new tattoo regs

Coast Guard inks new tattoo regs

Oct 06, 2019
Tattoo parlor on the boardwalk in Wildwood, New Jersey (Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Ph ...

 Two Marine Corps K-9s earn highest honor for military working dogs

Two Marine Corps K-9s earn highest honor for military working dogs

Oct 06, 2019
Meet Sgt. Yeager and Emmie, the two improvised explosive detection dogs who earned the K-9 Medal of Courage this month for their work supporting the Marine Corps in Iraq and Afg ...

 Medal of Honor Museum to be located in Texas

Medal of Honor Museum to be located in Texas

Oct 06, 2019
By: Military Times staff   3 days ago AddThis Sharing Buttons Share to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to EmailShare to More3K The National Medal of Honor Museum will be bu ...

 Deported Army veteran returns to US in bid to become citizen

Deported Army veteran returns to US in bid to become citizen

Oct 03, 2019
CHICAGO — An Army veteran who was deported to Mexico in 2018 arrived back in Chicago Tuesday for a final chance at becoming a U.S. citizen and living in the city he has called ...

 New plan would dramatically expand GI Bill family transfer rules for troops, veterans

New plan would dramatically expand GI Bill family transfer rules for troops, veterans

Oct 03, 2019
A new Senate proposal would drop deadlines for adding dependents to the Post-9/11 GI Bill program, in opposition to current Defense Department plans. (Master Sgt. William Wisema ...

 Remains of Korean War POW arrive in Ohio for burial

Remains of Korean War POW arrive in Ohio for burial

Oct 03, 2019
BREWSTER, Ohio — The remains of an Ohio soldier who died while a prisoner of war during the Korean War have arrived home for burial.

 Meet the Navy chief helping suicidal sailors on Reddit

Meet the Navy chief helping suicidal sailors on Reddit

Oct 02, 2019
Chief Navy Counselor Grant Khanbalinov started posting videos on Reddit earlier this year, urging shipmates to seek help for depression and suicide. (Navy)

 75th anniversary of daring WWII Allied operation marked in the Netherlands

75th anniversary of daring WWII Allied operation marked in the Netherlands

Oct 01, 2019
Spectators watch a mass parachute drop at Ginkel Heath, eastern Netherlands, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, as part of commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of Operation Market ...

 Coasties intercept NARCO sub carrying $165M in cocaine

Coasties intercept NARCO sub carrying $165M in cocaine

Oct 01, 2019
The 40-foot self-propelled semi-submersible vessel carried an estimated 12,000 pounds of cocaine, plus four suspected drug smugglers.

 The widow of a World War II Navy hero turns 100

The widow of a World War II Navy hero turns 100

Oct 01, 2019
Tess Gay grew up outside Washington, D.C., in a military family. She said she had a pleasant childhood growing up on a naval base where she was insulated from the nation’s fin ...

 Heroic walrus sinks Russian naval vessel in the Arctic

Heroic walrus sinks Russian naval vessel in the Arctic

Sep 25, 2019
It’s a bizarre story that could not possibly happen to people from any other nation.

 Sean Spicer dons ruffled shirt, shimmies his way onto Dancing With the Stars

Sean Spicer dons ruffled shirt, shimmies his way onto Dancing With the Stars

Sep 25, 2019
Jim Mattis’ favorite former press secretary, Sean Spicer, traded in briefing room for ballroom Monday night when he debuted on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” in too-tigh ...

 The Air Force is looking at more possible Medal of Honor candidates

The Air Force is looking at more possible Medal of Honor candidates

Sep 24, 2019
Valerie Nessel, the widow of Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Chapman, holds up her late husband's Medal of Honor after receiving it from President Trump during a ceremony at the White ...

 Armys medical school is now a Center of Excellence

Armys medical school is now a Center of Excellence

Sep 24, 2019
The Army has a new name for the training center that is the starting point for all soldiers going into Army medicine.

 The Hero of Cologne receives his Bronze Star 75 years late

The Hero of Cologne receives his Bronze Star 75 years late

Sep 24, 2019
WASHINGTON — When 96-year-old Clarence Smoyer came to Washington Wednesday, he thought he was heading to the Pentagon to sign copies of “Spearhead,” a recent book detailin ...

 This is the name of the Air Forces new training jet

This is the name of the Air Forces new training jet

Sep 24, 2019
WASHINGTON — It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s the T-7A Red Hawk and it’s the name of the Air Force’s next-generation training jet, the Air Force’s top civilian anno ...

 The US Navy new autonomous refueling drone takes historic first flight

The US Navy new autonomous refueling drone takes historic first flight

Sep 24, 2019
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy’s MQ-25 Stingray refueling drone, destined to be the first carrier-launched autonomous unmanned aircraft integrated into the service’s strike ar ...

 At 98, D-Day vet jumps again, with eyes on the big 100

At 98, D-Day vet jumps again, with eyes on the big 100

Sep 24, 2019
GROESBEEK, Netherlands — Jump by jump, 98-year-old D-Day veteran Tom Rice is nudging closer to his goal of leaping out of planes at age 100.

 Military Times launches job board for veterans

Military Times launches job board for veterans

Sep 24, 2019
The Military Times has unveiled a new comprehensive job board that aims to connect veterans with thousands of job opportunities with employers seeking to hire people with milita ...


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