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Marines with Company B, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment -- part of Marine Rotational Force Darwin -- attack an objective during a live-fire range movement at Bradshaw Field Training Area in Australia, on Aug. 10, 2016. Sarah Anderson/Marine Corps
Marines with Company B, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment -- part of Marine Rotational Force Darwin -- attack an objective during a live-fire range movement at Bradshaw Field Training Area in Australia, on Aug. 10, 2016. Sarah Anderson/Marine Corps

Here's a look at the most popular stories this week on Military.com:

Congress: Why Don't Soldiers, Marines Use the Same Rifle Ammo?

The Marine Corps and the Army use different rifle ammo -- and Congress is demanding a report explaining why.

By Hope Hodge Seck | Read more

Defense Bill Includes Biggest Military Pay Raise in 5 Years

Troops would get their biggest pay raise in years under the final version of Congress' annual defense policy bill unveiled Tuesday.

By Travis J. Tritten | Read more

Commandant: Dropping Ratings Would Create 'Chaos' in Coast Guard

With the Navy's decision to phase out ratings in favor of an alphanumeric job code system to create more career flexibility, the Coast Guard is the only service to continue using traditional ratings.

By Hope Hodge Seck | Read more

Popular in Army

  • Army Increases Special Duty Pay for Five Job Assignments | Read more
  • Trump's Parade of Retired Generals Raises Questions | Read more

Popular in Navy

  • Transgender Navy SEAL Applies for Job in Trump Administration | Read more
  • Navy: No Exceptions to Fitness Standards for Transgender Sailors | Read more

Popular in Marine Corps

  • Marine Colonel Charged with Alleged Sex Assault of a Child | Read more
  • Corps Wants to Put Silencers on a Whole Infantry Battalion | Read more

Popular in Air Force

  • Airman Who Went Swimming off Guam Beach Presumed Dead | Read more
  • Air Force Looks to Hire Civilian Positions | Read more

Popular in Spouse

  • 3 Things to Know: New Military Concealed Carry Rules | Read more
  • This Adorable Military Kid Stole the White House Holiday Show | Read more

Popular in Entertainment

  • Sound Off: Should Vets Take Ecstasy to Treat PTSD? | Read more
  • Exclusive Images from 'Patriots Day' | Read more

Popular in Technology

  • Former US General Calls for Pre-emptive Strike on North Korea | Read more
  • The Future of EOD: Leaner, Laser-Armed Robots | Read more

Popular in Acquisition

  • No Extra Fighter Jets in Compromise Defense Bill | Read more
  • Pentagon Stops Buying Helos from Russia for Afghanistan | Read more

Popular in Gear and Fitness

  • Army Develops Wool-Blend, Flame-Resistant Uniform | Read more
  • Lawmakers Push For American-Made Military Footwear | Read more

-- Brendan McGarry can be reached at brendan.mcgarry@military.com. Follow him on Twitter at @Brendan_McGarry.

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