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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. September sergeant, staff sergeant names announced

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

    • Aug. 22, 2014
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Moonlight illuminates the forecastle aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Cole on Oct. 10, 2009, as sailors conduct an early morning replenishment-at-sea. The USS Cole is leaving Virginia on a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and surrounding waters DoD

    USS Cole deploys to the Mediterranean

    The USS Cole is leaving Virginia on a six-month deployment.

    • Aug. 22, 2014
  21. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., says change at the VA is imminent amid Congress' oversight, media coverage and veteran outrage. Emmanuel Lozano/The Arizona Republic

    McCain: Why is Phoenix VA boss still employed?

    More than two months after Sharon Helman was suspended as director of Phoenix's VA Health Care System, she remains on the payroll collecting regular checks and benefits despite passage of a new federal statute targeting accountability in the Department of

    • Aug. 22, 2014
  22. Air Force: Airman found dead at Cannon AFB

    The Air Force says an airman has been found dead at Cannon Air Force Base in eastern New Mexico.

    • Aug. 22, 2014
  23. Vice Adm. Ted Carter, the new superintendent of the Naval Academy, talks to reporters Aug. 21 in his office in Annapolis, Md. Brian Witte/Associated Press

    Superintendent lays out vision for Naval Academy

    In his first wide-ranging interview since taking the helm at the U.S. Naval Academy a month ago, Vice Adm.

    • Aug. 21, 2014
  24. Marines conduct mock raids at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam during Exercise Gauhan Shield. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work detailed plans to make Guam a hub for Marines in the Asia-Pacific region. Lance Cpl. Jeraco Jenkins / Marine Corps

    Deputy SecDef details plans to make Guam a hub for Marines

    Counter to an earlier plan to keep single Marines in Japan and send just those with dependents to Guam, single Marines will also rotate through the tiny island in the coming years, making it a major hub for the Corps' operations in the Asia-Pacific region

    • Aug. 21, 2014
  25. Navy officials have decided to separate Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (SW/AW) Jessica Sims, a 12-year sailor, for failing to obey an order to cut off her natural hairstyle, according to a Wednesday statement from the chief of naval personnel's office. Courtesy of HM2 Jessica Sims

    Officials decide to boot HM2 for her locks

    Navy officials have decided to separate a 12-year African-American sailor for failing to obey an order to cut off her natural hairstyle.

    • Aug. 21, 2014
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