Opponents Say Obama Will Need Ground Troops Against ISIL
Conservatives pushed back against Obama's contention that Iraq can be stabilized without committing troops to ground combat.
Congress Debates Army's Balancing Act
Senators on Wednesday urged Army leaders to take another look at pending cuts to National Guard and Army reserve end strength...
Pentagon Requests $79B for Combat Operations
Though troop numbers will be far lower, the OCO request only fell marginally in part because DOD needs to withdraw equipment.
Army Announces First Woman in Combat Support Role
The Army on Monday announced the identity of the first woman recruit headed for one of the combat support roles recently open...
Air Force Seeks DoD Ruling on Re-Enlistment Oath
The Air Force awaits a legal opinion whether an atheist can opt out of the phrase "so help me God" in his re-enlistment oath.
Army Supporting Prayer Day Despite Protest
The Army plans to support a National Day of Prayer event closely associated with an evangelical Christian organization despit...
Odierno Says Army 'Preparing for the Worst'
If sequestration continues, the Army might not be ready by next year to respond to contingencies such as the Syrian conflict,...
Locklear: Pacific 'Pivot' Won't Require New Bases
Rather than building more bases, the United States wants to strengthen ties with Asia-Pacific allies and increasingly operate...
Analyst: DoD $300B Short If Strategy Unchanged
The Department of Defense will be hundreds of billions of dollars short of what's needed to enact the nation's official defen...
France Bestows Legion of Honor on 14 US vets
They were willing to fight and risk death in France's time of need, and this week in Washington, a grateful ally gave thanks.
DoD: OK to Talk About Faith, Not to Push On Others
It’s OK to evangelize. But it’s not OK to proselytize.
Pilot in F-15 Crash Was Decorated Combat Vet
The Massachusetts Air National Guard has identified the combat veteran killed when his F-15C crashed in western Virginia.
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After PT Deaths, Air Force Weighs Separating Waist Measurement from Fitness Test
The Air Force's top enlisted leader said some airmen go to extremes, even starving themselves, to pass the tape test.
Air Force to Institute New Fitness Requirements for Commanders
Starting next week, commanders will be expected to stay in shape, according to Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein.
The Air Force Has Declared War on Hopelessness in the Ranks
Toxic leadership appears to contribute to "hopelessness," according to the top enlisted person and chief of staff.
This Osprey-Style Drone Could Help Marines Protect Navy Warships
The Marine Corps is considering using a massive drone not unlike its MV-22B Osprey to protect ships.
A Missing ID Card Spent 50 Years in Vietnam. Now It's Coming Home
How the card was discovered after 50 years missing is an unlikely story of serendipity.
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Providence Hospital staff said the 18-year-old Army recruit's death was not heat-related.
World War II Veteran, Who Met Patton Twice, Turns 100
Leonard Kieley was a commander of a tank company serving in Gen. George S. Patton's famous 4th Armored Division.
Iran Vows to Lead Gulf Security, as US Sends More Troops
President Rouhani warned that the presence of foreign forces could cause problems for the world's "energy security."
Greek Police Make Arrest in 1985 Hijacking of TWA Flight 847
The hijackers shot and killed U.S. Navy diver Robert Stethem.
Cost of Double-Lining Underground Fuel Storage Tanks Isn't Justified, Navy Says
The report notes that double-walling the tanks is expected to cost 10 times more than the current option.
Air Force News
'Col. Ned Stark' Sounds Off on Air Force Promotion System Overhaul
Col. Jason Lamb, took the stage before a packed audience of airmen with Lt. Gen. Brian Kelly.
About 75 People Gather at Area 51 Gate, 1 Person Arrested
The "Storm Area 51" invitation spawned festivals in the tiny Nevada towns of Rachel and Hiko nearest the military site.
For Air Force Drone Operators, Connection with Unmanned Aircraft Runs Deep
Air Force Col. Stephen Jones admits that having emotional ties to a drone may seem a bit strange to an outsider.
Marine Corps News
Missing Camp Pendleton Marine Found Unharmed in Texas
Lance Cpl. Job Wallace was taken into custody at a rest area in Navarro County, Texas.
This Tiny Thermal Weapons Optic with Red Dot Is Designed for Close Combat
The Close Quarter Thermal takes two CR-123 batteries, weighs approximately one pound and currently costs about $10,000.
Coast Guard News
Coast Guard Offloads 6 Tons of Cocaine, Worth About $435M
Four cutters intercepted a total of eight drug smuggling vessels in the Eastern Pacific Ocean over the past three months
Coast Guard Commander Charged with Importing Narcotics
According to a complaint, James Silcox III received three shipments of Tramadol to post-office boxes over the summer.
Coast Guard Discovers Abandoned Panga Boat with 41 Bales of Marijuana
A helicopter crew was dispatched to conduct a search for possible people in distress.