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  1. Write a tribute to your drill sergeant and it will appear in an upcoming issue of Army Times. Army

    SMA pays tribute to his drill sergeant now it's your turn

    SMA remembers his drill sergeant.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  2. The Navy has approved wearing command ball caps as an optional replacement for the eight-point covers. They can be worn with the blue-and-gray, desert and woodland NWU versions MC3 Wade T. Oberlin/Navy

    Tell us: Ball caps and uniform rules

    It's official: Navy leaders approved wearing ball caps with NWUs for the first time.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  3. Veterans Upward Bound aims at helping vets hone their skills through education to prepare them for careers. Courtesy of Veterans Upward Bound

    Upward Bound continues to prepare vets for college

    A program aimed at helping veterans hone their skills through education to prepare them for careers is seeing booming registration at Western Kentucky University.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  4. Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James Cody says the new feedback form, which supervisors will use for one-on-one performance conversations with their airmen, 'is all about you improving, understanding what your expectations are and having meaningful, purposeful conversations about how to get better.' Courtesy photo

    Feedback critical to racking and stacking

    This year's retention boards and the overhaul of the enlisted performance evaluation system make one thing clear: Racking and stacking airmen is the new reality.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  5. Two heroes from Vietnam will receive Medal of Honor

    Two soldiers who served in Vietnam will receive the Medal of Honor in a Sept. 15 ceremony, the White House announced Tuesday. A third soldier, who fought in Gettysburg during the Civil War, will also receive the top valor award.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
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    Four flag officers assigned

    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jon Greenert announced four new flag officer assignments Tuesday.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  7. Family, friends, fellow Marines, community members, and search-and-rescue personnel hold hands as a prayer is said during a vigil to remember Erin Corwin, which was held at Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms, Calif., on Monday. Crystal Chatham/The Desert Sun

    Erin Corwin's Marine husband says he now has 'closure'

    As the search dragged on and on, Jonathan Corwin clung to a dark kind of hope.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  8. Brig. Gen. Patrick Mordente, 86th Airlift Wing commander, has lifted a 17-month ban on alcohol in Ramstein Air Base, Germany, dormitories. Senior Airman Chris Willis/Air Force

    Alcohol ban in Ramstein dorms lifted

    Seventeen months after his predecessor banned alcohol in Ramstein Air Base, Germany, dormitories, 86th Airlift Wing commander Brig. Gen. Patrick Mordente has changed course.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  9.  Staff

    Colonel promotion list to post this week

    Selection lists containing the names of officers recommended for promotion by the annual Army Competitive Category colonel board that met in May will be released Thursday.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  10. An E2-C Hawkeye launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush on Aug. 16 in the Arabian Gulf. Spc. 3rd Class Brian Stephens/U.S. Navy

    Sources: U.S. surveillance planes over Syria

    The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Obama gave the OK, U.S. officials said, a move that could pave the way for airstrikes against Islamic State militant targets there.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  11. President Obama speaks about veterans issues at the American Legion's 96th National Convention on Aug. 26 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C. Charles Dharapak / AP

    Obama announces veterans mental health efforts, but most aren't new

    In his speech before the American Legion on Tuesday, President Obama touted new initiatives intended to improve mental health treatment and support for service members and veterans.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  12. Marine Gen. Joe Dunford is transitioning back to the states where he will soon take over as the next Marine Corps Commandant. Staff Sgt. Dustin Payne/Air Force

    Dunford hands off command in Afghanistan

    Gen. John Campbell assumed command of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan in a Tuesday ceremony.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  13. Army Gen. John Campbell, center, has assumed command of the forces in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller/Army

    Army general takes command in Afghanistan

    Gen. John Campbell assumed command of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan in a Tuesday ceremony.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  14. This undated photo provided by the Wisconsin Historical Society shows First Lt. Alonzo Cushing. Wisconsin Historical Society / AP

    151 years after Gettysburg, a Medal of Honor recipient

    Of the 3,487 men and one woman who have received the Medal of Honor, 644 have been awarded the nation's highest military honor posthumously.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  15. Air Force aiding Florida police in sex stings

    Not only have Central Florida law enforcement officers violated federal rules in conducting

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  16. American woman is being held hostage in Syria

    The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said Tuesday.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  17. U.S. transfers 2 Yemenis held in Bagram prison to Yemen

    Yemeni security officials say that two prisoners held at a U.S. military prison in Afghanistan have been handed over to Yemen.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  18. A screenshot of Douglas McAuthure McCain's Facebook profile picture. via Facebook

    Reports: American dies fighting for Islamic State

    A 33-year-old San Diego man was killed over the weekend fighting for the Islamic State, NBC News and CNN are reporting.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  19. A rocket carrying an experimental Army strike weapon exploded Aug. 25 after taking off from a launch pad in Alaska. Scott Wight / AP

    Cleanup begins after Army hypersonic rocket explodes during launch

    A rocket carrying an experimental Army strike weapon that exploded during launch has damaged buildings at the Kodiak Launch Complex, but state officials will wait until after a cleanup to assess what it will cost to make repairs.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  20. Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson has asked coaches to take a bigger role in preventing sexual assaults by talking with athletes about the issue. Mike Morones/Staff

    Academy adopts strategy to prevent sexual assaults

    The sexual assault scandals that have rocked the military and their academies, where officers are trained in a campus-like atmosphere have challenged leaders to come up with new strategies to prevent sexual assault.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  21. U.S. giving extra $60M in military aid to Tunisia

    The U.S. has announced it will be giving Tunisia another $60 million in military aid next year.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  22. An Islamist fighter from the Fajr Libya (Libyan Dawn) coalition flashes the V sign for victory on Aug. 24 at the entrance of Tripoli international airport. Mahmud Turkia / Getty Images

    Arab strikes in Libya show impatience with U.S.

    Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamic militias inside Libya, the United States publicly acknowledged Tuesday, another sharp jolt to American-led attempts over the past three years to stabilize Libya after dicta

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  23. Navy pulls protesting nurse from Guantanamo

    A Navy nurse who was the first, and apparently only, member of the medical staff at Guantanamo to refuse to take part in the feeding of hunger striking prisoners has had his assignment cut short at the U.S. base in Cuba, officials said Tuesday.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  24. Tech. Sgt. Clayton Holcomb, third from left, works with members of the 35th Communications Squadron to inspect game consoles. Courtesy Clayton Holcomb

    Airman's charity wants gamers to play for a cause

    If you're done playing Halo 3, Tech. Sgt. Clayton Holcomb wants your game console for military kids to enjoy.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  25. Brennan Ching and mother, Sue Vicary, pose for a photo during his visit home to see his family in March 2013. Courtesy photo via The Coloradoan

    Fort Collins remembers Marine who died on trip to surprise little brother

    Around 200 people gathered at Faith Evangelical Free Church Tuesday to remember a 'son, a brother, a warrior and a friend.'

    • Aug. 26, 2014
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