The Most Read Stories This Week on -- March 9, 2018

Humanitarian Service Medal (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons)
Humanitarian Service Medal (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons)

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Troops Who Supported 2017 Hurricane Relief Now Eligible for Medal

Thousands of soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen are now eligible for the Humanitarian Service Medal for their disaster relief efforts in response to Hurricanes Matthew, Harvey, Irma and Maria, according to the service branches.

By Richard Sisk | Read more


Racially Charged Rant Results in Punishment for Air Force NCO

Nellis Air Force Base officials say they've removed a noncommissioned officer from her supervisory role after she made racially insensitive comments about her subordinates in a Facebook video that went viral on social media last month.

By Oriana Pawlyk | Read more


Only Half of F-35s Available for Flight, Program Head Says

News that two-thirds of the Navy's aging F/A-18 Hornets were stuck on the flightline lit up headlines last year. But the defense department's brand-new 5th-generation fighter program is also struggling to ensure that its shiny new aircraft are flyable, the three-star director of the program this week.

By Hope Hodge Seck | Read more


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