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  1. Above: Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer wants to reinvigorate the Airmen Powered by Innovation campaign that draws cost-saving ideas from airmen. Rob Curtis/Staff

    Vice chief to airmen: How do we cut costs?

    Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer has collected thousands of suggestions from airmen about how to cut costs Air Force-wide and at the unit level some were so good that the Air Force has already adopted them.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  2. Capt. Wayne Brown, seen here at the July 2 change of command ceremony when he took charge of the amphibious assault ship Boxer, was fired from his command post less than 90 days later. MC3 Robert R. Sanchez / Navy

    Boxer CO fired after short stint in charge

    Capt. Wayne Brown's big deck command tour was short-lived.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  3. Senegalese Companie de Fusilier Marine Commandos and U.S. Marines conduct Marine Corps Martial Arts training in 2013. The Marines recently announced plans to establish permanent staging locations in the west African nations of Senegal, Ghana and Gabon. Sgt. Marco Mancha / Marine Corps

    Marines establish three new staging locations in West Africa

    The Corps has established three new staging outposts in Senegal, Ghana and Gabon that will help Marines respond to crises in Africa more quickly.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  4. Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson says one of its A-10 attack jets had to make a hard landing on its belly but that the pilot is OK. Master Sgt. Terry Atwell / Air Force

    A-10 lands on its belly at Davis-Monthan AFB

    Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson says one of its A-10 attack jets had to make a hard landing on its belly but that the pilot is OK.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  5. A fire destroys a fishing boat in the Atlantic Ocean as seen from the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt. After two fishermen took to their life raft after unsuccessfully fighting the fire, the Theodore Roosevelt assisted Naval Air Warfare Center 38 in their rescue. MCSN William Spears / Navy

    Navy: Aircraft carrier helps rescue 2 fishermen

    The Navy says a Virginia-based aircraft carrier helped rescue two fishermen off the coast of Florida.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  6. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash, said in a letter that she is dismayed by reports of the 'ongoing failure' of International Auto Logistics. AP

    Senator: POV moving company's problems linger

    The chairwoman of the Senate Budget Committee wants military officials to consider dumping a defense contractor responsible for moving troops' personal vehicles to and from overseas bases when they move on reassignment orders, citing significant delays an

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  7. The transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow Pentagon approval process, causing deep frustration within the administration and raising doubts that President Obama will be able to fulfill his campaign promise to close the offshore prison for terrorism suspects. Brennan Linsley / AP

    Obama goal of Gitmo closure stalled at Pentagon

    The transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow Pentagon approval process, causing deep frustration within the administration and raising doubts that President Obama will be able to fulfill his campaign promise to close th

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  8. Afghan National Security Adviser Hanif Atmar, right, and U.S. ambassador James Cunningham hold their documents after signing a deal to allow some U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan. Shah Marai / AFP/Getty Images

    Afghanistan, U.S. sign long-awaited security pact

    The United States and Afghanistan on Tuesday signed a long-delayed security agreement that will allow about 9,800 American troops to remain in the country past this year.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  9. Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work told the Council on Foreign Relations that the U.S. would come to the aid of its allies in Asia if attacked or threatened. Hayat Norimine

    Top DoD official: U.S. will 'respond' if Japan-China dispute escalates

    The U.S. will respond with military force if allies in the Pacific region are threatened, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said on Tuesday in response to questions about Japan's dispute with China over the Senkaku Islands.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  10. New York Sen. Kristen Gillibrand, left, and Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill hold a news conference at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center on July 30 in Washington, D.C. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

    Sen. McCaskill seeks probe of Fort Leonard Wood Army leaders on sex assault policies

    Sen. Claire McCaskill has asked the Pentagon to investigate allegations that Army leaders at Fort Leonard Wood discouraged trainees from reporting sexual assaults.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  11. ED cases among troops double since 2004

    Erectile dysfunction diagnoses have skyrocketed in the U.S. military in the past decade, with the rate among troops more than doubling from 2004 to 2013.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  12. A mid is seen an image taken from a U.S. Naval Academy video aimed at preventing sexual assault on college campuses. U.S. Naval Academy

    Naval Academy joins Obama's 'It's On Us' campaign

    The U.S. Naval Academy has joined President Obama's 'It's On Us' campaign to encourage college students to take responsibility in stopping sexual assault.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  13. A U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender aircraft refuels an F-22 Raptor aircraft on Sept. 26 over an undisclosed location before strike operations in Syria. Tech. Sgt. Russ Scalf / Air Force

    U.S.-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Turkey

    U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted fighters, vehicles and artillery pieces of the Islamic State group on both sides of the Syria-Iraq border Tuesday, including around a beleaguered Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish that is under assault by the militants, activists said.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  14. Fontenot in a 2013 photo at Komatsu Air Base, Japan. Staff Sgt. Amber Jacobs/Air Force

    F-15C pilot who crashed in Virginia to be buried at Air Force Academy

    A Massachusetts Air National Guard pilot who was killed in the crash of an F-15C fighter jet will be buried at the Air Force Academy in Colorado.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  15. Although the gravestone in Woodlawn National Cemetery reads 'Franklin Cooper,' it is actually Franklin Cauble who is buried there, Cauble's great-great grandson says. Ray Finger/The (Elmira, N.Y.) Star Gazette

    Confederate's grave has wrong name; VA won't fix

    The gravestone of a Confederate soldier who died at Elmira's Civil War prison camp has the wrong name on it, according to his great-great-grandson.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  16. In this Sept. 18, 2014 photo, World War II veteran Tom Pelle points to medals and citations earned while serving with the famed 307th Bombardment Group during a reunion in Santa Fe, N.M. Surviving members of the 307th and their family members are working with Ancestry.com's military site Fold3 to digitize a massive collection of memorabilia related to the group and its four squadrons that served throughout the Pacific during World War II. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan) Susan Montoya Bryan / AP

    Records, photos of famed U.S. WWII bombers go online

    Thousands of feet above the Pacific Ocean, the bullets were coming fast and the flak was flying.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  17. Texan who faked military past guilty in guns case

    A Texas convicted felon who faked being an Army Ranger to get close to a decorated retired Navy Seal faces up to 10 years in prison for having two guns.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  18. Retired FBI agent Robert Lustyik Jr. pleaded guilty Monday to 11 federal charges of fraud, conspiracy and obstruction of justice charges. Federal prosecutors say Lustyik derailed an investigation into military contract fraud by making a suspect appear to be a key counterintelligence source. AP

    Ex-FBI agent pleads guilty in Afghan scheme

    A former FBI agent pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he derailed an investigation into military contract fraud by making a suspect appear to be a key counterintelligence source.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  19. LeBron

    Singapore-based research center CO fired

    Capt. Carlos LeBron, the commanding officer of the Singapore-based Naval Medical Research Center-Asia, was relieved of his duties Monday '

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  20. Jay Leno during a visit to Israel in May. Sebastian Scheiner / AP

    Interview: Leno on USO, entertaining troops and his 'tank car'

    It would be tough to script a better opening line for a story from Jay Leno:

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  21. A U.S Air Force KC-10 Extender refuels an F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft on Sept. 23 after strike operations in Syria. Maj. Jefferson S. Heiland / Air Force

    Air Force takes the lead on airstrikes against Islamic State

    The Air Force has flown a large majority of all airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, with the mission expected to change as Islamic State fighters adjust to the aerial bombardment.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  22. Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Central Command will be based out of Kuwait, a Marine official said. Here, senior Marine leaders thank members of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, on Sept. 3. Sgt. Gabriela Garcia / Marine Corps

    New crisis response unit to be based in Kuwait

    The Marine Corps is preparing to deploy about 2,100 grunts to be based out of Kuwait in a new unit configuration designed to respond to crises in the region, according to Corps officials.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  23. A Camp Hansen-based Marine looks downrange during marksmanship training Oct. 29. Marines will likely see changes to annual rifle qualifications including proper identification of targets, and shoot/no-shoot scenarios. Lance Cpl. Anne Henry / Marine Corps

    Marksmanship overhaul was a long time coming, say Marines

    Significant changes are in the works for Marine Corps marksmanship that are likely to make basic rifle qualifications more challenging, if not more complex, affecting everyone from the freshest boots to the grizzled infantrymen on predeployment workups.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  24. A chief select fed Master Chief Sonar Technician (SW) John Nowak shrimp on a fork during chief season training aboard aircraft carrier Carl Vinson on Aug. 31. Some witnesses said it was inappropriate, but the command later ruled it was not hazing or misconduct. Courtesy photo

    Chief season screwups: These 4 cases may have crossed the line

    No more shenanigans. That was the bottom line of Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (AW/NAC) Mike Stevens' controversial chief training overhaul two years ago, which ended decades of initiation rites.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
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