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Approval of a new uniform design would be the first update to the Air Force’s service dress uniform in decades. Airmen have long complained that the current service dress uniform looks more like corporate than military attire.



IG report: Veteran caregivers face long waits for VA assistance

Last year, lawmakers demanded the VA inspector general investigate the Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers program following news reports of the VA dropping veterans from the program with little notice.


Six provisions of the 2019 NDAA that could impact your wallet

Among the most significant changes, servicemembers are slated to get a 2.6 percent pay raise, which would mark the biggest increase in nine years.


Battle lines form over decision to return church bells to Philippines

Veterans and lawmakers from Wyoming have voiced their objections to a Pentagon plan to return church bells seized by U.S. troops more than a century ago after a battle during the Philippine-American war.


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'Fat Leonard' scandal grows with indictment of three more retired Navy officials

The worst corruption scandal in Navy history reached new heights Friday as federal prosecutors announced bribery and fraud charges against three retired sailors, including an officer who allegedly took part in a wild two-day party with prostitutes in Tokyo that cost $75,000.


McRaven: ‘I would consider it an honor if you would revoke my security clearance as well’

One day after President Donald Trump stripped former CIA director John Brennan of his security clearance, the commander of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden said it would be an honor if the president would take away his own clearance next.


USS Ronald Reagan kicks off patrol by drilling with Japan in Philippine Sea

The nation’s only forward-deployed carrier — which departed Yokosuka Tuesday with the guided-missile destroyer USS Milius and guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam — had been at its homeport since wrapping up spring patrols in July.



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Air Force pilot conscious after crash near Oklahoma base

A pilot is reported to9 be conscious after the T-38C Talon aircraft that he was flying crashed near Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma, according to the Air Force.


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Okinawa-based Marines attempt to win hearts and minds through music

By constant touring and gigging across the Pacific, members of the III Marine Expeditionary Force Band attempt to win hearts and minds through the international language of music and by putting a friendly face on American foreign policy.


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Soldiers run, shoot, fight to earn title of ‘best warrior’ in Europe

After a week of grueling tests of physical fitness and martial arts skills, three soldiers emerged victorious at the 2018 U.S. Army Europe Best Warrior competition.


Mattis says further Taliban assaults likely in weeks ahead

The Taliban is likely to keep up its recent surge of violence in advance of scheduled parliamentary elections in October but Western-backed Afghan defenses will not break, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday.


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Egypt’s record on human rights is getting worse. Could withholding American military aid help?

The pattern over the last five years has been consistent: The U.S. withholds military aid from Egypt, citing human rights concerns, only to eventually release the funds before any substantial improvement.


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Air Force pilot conscious after crash near Oklahoma base

A pilot is reported to9 be conscious after the T-38C Talon aircraft that he was flying crashed near Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma, according to the Air Force.


video, gallery

Okinawa-based Marines attempt to win hearts and minds through music

By constant touring and gigging across the Pacific, members of the III Marine Expeditionary Force Band attempt to win hearts and minds through the international language of music and by putting a friendly face on American foreign policy.


gallery

Soldiers run, shoot, fight to earn title of ‘best warrior’ in Europe

After a week of grueling tests of physical fitness and martial arts skills, three soldiers emerged victorious at the 2018 U.S. Army Europe Best Warrior competition.


Mattis says further Taliban assaults likely in weeks ahead

The Taliban is likely to keep up its recent surge of violence in advance of scheduled parliamentary elections in October but Western-backed Afghan defenses will not break, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday.


Analysis

Egypt’s record on human rights is getting worse. Could withholding American military aid help?

The pattern over the last five years has been consistent: The U.S. withholds military aid from Egypt, citing human rights concerns, only to eventually release the funds before any substantial improvement.



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IG report: Veteran caregivers face long waits for VA assistance

Last year, lawmakers demanded the VA inspector general investigate the Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers program following news reports of the VA dropping veterans from the program with little notice.



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'Fat Leonard' scandal grows with indictment of three more retired Navy officials

The worst corruption scandal in Navy history reached new heights Friday as federal prosecutors announced bribery and fraud charges against three retired sailors, including an officer who allegedly took part in a wild two-day party with prostitutes in Tokyo that cost $75,000.


Crews recover bodies of 2 men who drowned off Georgia beach

The Coast Guard, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and other agencies helped Tybee Island Fire and Rescue crews search for the two men, who went missing Monday evening.


Air Force pilot conscious after crash near Oklahoma base

A pilot is reported to9 be conscious after the T-38C Talon aircraft that he was flying crashed near Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma, according to the Air Force.


video, gallery

Okinawa-based Marines attempt to win hearts and minds through music

By constant touring and gigging across the Pacific, members of the III Marine Expeditionary Force Band attempt to win hearts and minds through the international language of music and by putting a friendly face on American foreign policy.


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'Fat Leonard' scandal grows with indictment of three more retired Navy officials

The worst corruption scandal in Navy history reached new heights Friday as federal prosecutors announced bribery and fraud charges against three retired sailors, including an officer who allegedly took part in a wild two-day party with prostitutes in Tokyo that cost $75,000.


Crews recover bodies of 2 men who drowned off Georgia beach

The Coast Guard, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and other agencies helped Tybee Island Fire and Rescue crews search for the two men, who went missing Monday evening.


Air Force pilot conscious after crash near Oklahoma base

A pilot is reported to9 be conscious after the T-38C Talon aircraft that he was flying crashed near Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma, according to the Air Force.


video, gallery

Okinawa-based Marines attempt to win hearts and minds through music

By constant touring and gigging across the Pacific, members of the III Marine Expeditionary Force Band attempt to win hearts and minds through the international language of music and by putting a friendly face on American foreign policy.



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Amid turmoil, USA Gymnastics takes small steps forward

USA Gymnastics' response to the scandal involving disgraced former national team doctor Larry Nassar — who abused hundreds of women, including several Olympians, under the guise of medical treatment — has included a massive overhaul of the leadership and legislative changes designed to make the organization more accountable from the top down.


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Amid turmoil, USA Gymnastics takes small steps forward

USA Gymnastics' response to the scandal involving disgraced former national team doctor Larry Nassar — who abused hundreds of women, including several Olympians, under the guise of medical treatment — has included a massive overhaul of the leadership and legislative changes designed to make the organization more accountable from the top down.