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 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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