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  1. Air Education and Training Command held a closing ceremony Aug. 15 for the Security Forces Museum. The museum will become part of an enlisted heritage and character development center expected to open in 2017. Photo courtesy of Mark Velasquez

    Historian on museum closure: History not going anywhere

    A plan to shutter the Security Forces Museum at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland and reopen it as early as 2017 as part of a sprawling enlisted heritage and character development center has left members of the Air Force's largest career field feeling s

    • Aug. 23, 2014
  2. Chief petty officer selectees meet with the retired Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Jim Herdt at the Senior Enlisted Academy in Newport, R.I., on Aug. 8. Sailors who want to advance to chief should take steps now to improve their chances. Lindsay Church/Navy

    Tips from the insiders on advancing to chief

    It's one of the hardest jobs that chief petty officers have counseling their E-6s who didn't select for chief petty officer.

    • Aug. 23, 2014
  3. An Inspector General investigation recommends 'corrective action' be taken against Maj. Gen. Gary Patton, who has plans to retire. Glenn Fawcett/Department of Defense

    2-star accused of intimidation, compromising investigation

    A two-star Army general impeded a Navy reservist's interaction with Defense Department investigators at a military hospital in Afghanistan in 2011, a recent DoD report found, when he allegedly told the reservist to 'stay in your f---ing lane' when speakin

    • Aug. 23, 2014
  4. A protestor with a flag of Kurdistan draped over his shoulders is seen in front of the White House during a rally supporting Kurds on August 16 in Washington, D.C. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

    Analysis: Obama again faces tug of military action in Syria

    For three years, President Obama has resisted the pull of potential U.S. military action in Syria.

    • Aug. 23, 2014
  5. U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether to hear SEAL wrongful-death appeal

    The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled a conference for Sept. 29 to determine if it will hear an appeal from a northwest Mississippi shooting range in a case involving the death of a Naval SEAL during a training exercise.

    • Aug. 23, 2014
  6. New Mexico Air Force base identifies dead airman

    Authorities have identified an airman who was found dead in housing at Cannon Air Force Base in eastern New Mexico.

    • Aug. 23, 2014
  7. A Navy P-8 antisubmarine surveillance aircraft photographed this Chinese J-11B fighter jet when it passed within about 20 feet in a highly aggressive maneuver. Defense Department

    Chinese fighter buzzes U.S. Navy surveillance plane

    An armed Chinese fighter jet aggressively confronted a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon surveillance aircraft earlier this week over international waters in the South China Sea, mounting a series of '

    • Aug. 22, 2014
  8. Pallbearers carry the remains of Rob Richards at a Florida Cemetery on Aug. 22. Mike Morones/Staff

    Rob Richards' funeral a salute to Marine sniper's complicated legacy

    Rob Richards' name became publicly linked with a 2011 war zone video depicting him and other members of his sniper team urinating on a dead Taliban fighter, an act that would receive international censure and result in a demotion for Richards. But those who knew Richards best said Friday that was the last thing that should define him.

    • Aug. 22, 2014
  9. Lt. Gen. Richard Mills, shown here during a 2012 interview, is being investigated by the Defense Department Inspector General. A complaint filed alleges the head of Marine Corps Forces Reserve retaliated against a Marine whistleblower. Marine Corps Times file photo

    IG investigates Marine 3-star for alleged retaliation

    The Defense Department Inspector General is investigating whether a three-star general retaliated against a Marine major for speaking-up as a whistleblower after he was punished by the Corps for having secret materials on his personal computer.

    • Aug. 22, 2014
  10. CMDCM (SW/SCW) Joe Grgetich has been relieved as the command master chief of the San Diego-based destroyer Dewey. Navy

    Destroyer CMC fired for loss of confidence

    The command master chief of the San Diego-based destroyer Dewey was fired Friday, Naval Surface Force Pacific said.

    • Aug. 22, 2014
  11. September sergeant, staff sergeant names announced

    The Army announced on Friday the sergeant and staff sergeant list for September.

    • Aug. 22, 2014
  12. Air Force eases officer education requirements

    The Air Force will no longer consider advanced academic degrees when Line of the Air Force officers are up for promotion to lieutenant colonel and below.

    • Aug. 22, 2014
  13. A state senator has slammed Tyler Perry's plans to buy a portion of Fort McPherson, Georgia, to be used as a studio. Heidi Gutman/AP

    Tyler Perry's deal to buy Fort McPherson faces more controversy

    A Georgia state senator wants the Army's top civilian to 'carefully consider the ramifications' of selling part of the shuttered Fort McPherson to movie mogul Tyler Perry in a process he calls 'a terrible act of injustice.'

    • Aug. 22, 2014
  14. It seems there is no more hope for reviving the show Enlisted. Jeff Lipsky/FOX

    Report: 'Enlisted' online revival talks dead

    Talks to reboot the military-themed comedy 'Enlisted' via Yahoo's emerging video service ended without a deal, reported Friday, likely closing Fort McGee for good.

    • Aug. 22, 2014
  15. Rand

    Round three of special duty assignment nominations begins in Sept.

    The third round of selections for special duty assignments is set to kick off next month, with commanders expected to nominate staff sergeants, technical sergeants and master sergeants for assignments that used to be filled by volunteers.

    • Aug. 22, 2014
  16. An Aug. 18 airstrike on a moving armed truck in Iraq is seen in an image taken from a video released by U.S. Central Command. CENTCOM

    CENTCOM releases new video of U.S. airstrikes in Iraq

    U.S. Central Command released two new videos Friday on its YouTube page of military Aug. 18 airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq.

    • Aug. 22, 2014
  17. September senior NCO promotions announced

    Congratulations to the Regular Army senior noncommissioned officers who will be promoted to sergeant major, master sergeant and sergeant first class in September.

    • Aug. 22, 2014
  18. Staff Sgt. Eddie Glover, insures that a flight of basic trainees are properly aligned in formation at the 322nd Training Squadron on April 17, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. Benjamin Faske/Air Force

    Basic training 'transition week' launches in January

    For the first time in January, basic military training will be shortened from 81/2 weeks to 71/2 to make time for a week of character development training and a focus on reinforcing Air Force core values.

    • Aug. 22, 2014
  19. Members of the Islamic State militant group raise their black and white flag July 25 over a building belonging to a Syrian army base in the northern rebel-held Syrian city of Raqa. AFP

    Armed with passports, IS fighters could threaten U.S.

    After U.S. planes bombed its forces in Iraq, the jihadist juggernaut that calls itself the Islamic State threatened to attack Americans 'in any place,'' adding for good measure: 'We will drown all of you in blood.''

    • Aug. 22, 2014
  20. A Boeing P-8-A Poseidon is pictured during an air display on the second day of the Farnborough International Air show in Hampshire, England, on July 15. CARL COURT / AFP/Getty Images

    Pentagon cites 'dangerous' Chinese jet intercept

    The Pentagon on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a 'dangerous intercept' of a U.S. Navy aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace.

    • Aug. 22, 2014
  21. A pro-Russian gunman holds a piece of shrapnel from a rocket after shelling Friday in downtown Donetsk, Ukraine. Ukraine accused Moscow of invading after Russia unilaterally sent the first part of its mammoth aid convoy into eastern Ukraine on Friday, warning against any attacks on the trucks. Dimitar Dilkoff / AFP via Getty Images

    Pentagon condemns Russian movements into Ukraine

    A Pentagon spokesman says the U.S. government 'strongly condemns' the unilateral movement of a Russian convoy into Ukraine.

    • Aug. 22, 2014
  22. UPS data breach does not affect exchange customers

    Military shoppers who made purchases or shipped packages through The UPS Store locations operated through the Army and Air Force Exchange Service were not affected by the data breach involving about 1 percent of The UPS Store locations nationwide, AAFES o

    • Aug. 22, 2014
  23. At the heart of President Barack Obama's quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria. Jacquelyn Martin / AP

    Obama faces tough options in Iraq and Syria

    At the heart of President Barack Obama's quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria.

    • Aug. 22, 2014
  24. 6 soldiers hurt by lightning strike at Fort Drum

    Army officials say six soldiers are recovering after lightning struck during a field exercise at Fort Drum in northern New York.

    • Aug. 22, 2014
  25. Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey says the surging Islamic State group has an 'apocalyptic, end-of-days strategic vision' in the Middle East and cannot be defeated unless the United States and a coalition of partners confront it head-on in Syria. Kathy Willens / AP

    Dempsey hits Islamic militant 'end-of-days' vision

    America's top-ranked military officer says the surging Islamic State group has an 'apocalyptic, end-of-days strategic vision' in the Middle East and cannot be defeated unless the United States and a coalition of partners confront it head-on in Syria.

    • Aug. 22, 2014
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