NASSCO awarded $600 million for initial construction work on 3 huge Navy ships
About $500 million will go toward acquiring steel and other materials to build a pair of Lewis-class replenishment oilers that will be named after former members of the U.S. Supreme Court. About $100 million will be used to begin initial work on an as-yet unnamed Expeditionary Sea Base.
Accident response exercise prepares Warren AFB for Thunderbirds show
The 90th Missile Wing’s exercise Wednesday responded to a hypothetical situation involving a Thunderbirds plane crashing into another aircraft in the sky and falling into the audience below.
North Dakota National Guard airman killed in motorcycle accident
Master Sgt. Brandon Sola, 36, died in an accident on I-95 near West Fargo, N.D.
Naval Academy welcomes Class of 2026 on Induction Day
Roughly 1,200 members of the class of 2026 began arriving in groups at Alumni Hall where they were to go through stations to receive a uniform, a haircut and be taught how to properly salute.
Navy reservist wins claim against Florida company for illegal termination 
The Justice Department said the amount of lost pay that Tapesouth Inc. will give Lt. Cmdr. James Radtke is $2,500.
This airman conducts exit interviews with retiring service members. Now, he asks for advice, too.
As Airman 1st Class Patrick Mulligan started his work at Joint Base Langley-Eustis as 633rd Force Support Squadron retirements and separation technician, he thought it’d be interesting to ask airmen leaving the service why they had signed up.
Navy ends early-out programs for enlisted sailors, urges rethink by others eyeing exit
The policy change comes amid recent attempts to balance the fleet by offering early separation to sailors in certain ratings or career fields considered overmanned.
Air Force plans construction of four child care centers, including Wright-Patt
The Air Force is taking new steps toward construction of child care centers nationally — plans that include Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
Here’s how the Air Force’s maternity uniform lending program test will work
Starting around Oct. 1, airmen will be loaned three full sets of maternity coats and trousers with the operational camouflage pattern, said Laurel Tingley, an Air Force spokeswoman. It would normally cost $224.40 to buy all three sets.
Navy sailor dies in Hawaii from injuries in Japan
Petty Officer 3rd Class Bailey Gorman died at the Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu of injuries he received in Yokosuka, Japan, according to his obituary.
US Air Force base in ‘critical location’ in northern Japan changes commanders
Air Force Col. Michael Richard succeeds Brig. Gen. Jesse Friedel as commander at Misawa Air Base.
Jury convicts four former Navy officers in 'Fat Leonard' bribery trial
A federal jury in San Diego convicted four of five former U.S. naval officers of conspiracy, bribery and fraud due to their entanglements with Singapore-based military contractor Leonard Glenn Francis.
USS Abraham Lincoln arrives in Hawaii for RIMPAC kickoff  
Navies from 26 nations are participating in RIMPAC, which runs to Aug. 4 in waters near Hawaii and Southern California.
Noise complaints more than double at Japan air base with arrival of Air Force fighters
Complaints typically fall off in June, when the Navy’s Carrier Air Wing 5 is at sea with the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, an official said. 
Ex-Coast Guard employee pleads guilty in test-fixing case
U.S. authorities say Eldridge Johnson pleaded guilty to one count each of bribery and conspiracy to defraud the United States. Johnson faces up to 15 years for the bribery charge, five years for the conspiracy charge and a fine of up to $250,000.
USS Kearsarge takes part in chaplains swap during NATO’s Baltic exercise
The exercise brought German chaplain Cmdr. Katja Bruns by U.S. helicopter from German frigate Sachsen to the destroyer USS Porter and from that Rota-based ship to the Kearsarge.
Army drops requirement that recruits have high school diplomas
The U.S. Army is doing away with its requirement that enlistees have a GED or high school diploma, a move designed to help meet recruiting goals.
Air Force selects new helmet prototype
The search for a new helmet was initiated to address long-term neck and back injury issues, optimize aircraft technology, improve pilot longevity and cater to diverse aircrews.
Army Class of 2026 arrives on campus at West Point
More than 1,200 new cadets reported Monday to the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., to start their in-processing and begin their 47-month experience.