Zeroing in on Chinese aggression, Harris pledges US will ‘deepen unofficial ties’ with Taiwan
Speaking aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Howard, the vice president, surrounded by sailors in dress whites, delivered remarks that largely focused on the region’s growing tensions.
Hawaii fines Navy $8.7 million for dumping untreated sewage from Pearl Harbor plant
The Hawaii Department of Health announced Tuesday that it would fine the U.S. Navy $8.7 million for more than 700 incidents of discharging sewage from its wastewater treatment plant on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
Military planes, ships evacuated as ‘extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Ian approaches Florida
The Air Force and Navy on Tuesday evacuated planes and ships from military bases in Hurricane Ian’s path as the massive storm approached western Florida, where federal officials warned it could bring life-threatening flooding and damage.
Former Army sergeant sentenced for selling fentanyl while assigned to Fort Hood
A former Army sergeant received a six-year prison sentence for distributing fentanyl while assigned to Fort Hood, Texas, the Justice Department announced Monday.
Navy Leap Frogs take ‘Hometown Hero’ for skydive to preview Pacific Airshow
Longtime Huntington Beach surfer Don Ramsey knows the thrill of riding waves, and now he knows the thrill of plunging toward those same waves from 13,000 feet in the sky.
Defense secretary to visit Navy’s Red Hill fuel facility in Hawaii
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin this week will visit the Navy’s underground Red Hill fuel facility as the military prepares to defuel and shut down the World War II-era fuel farm.
Offutt planes getting ready to leave Lincoln for good
Offutt Air Force Base’s $168.9 million runway reconstruction project is wrapping up, which means the huge RC-135 reconnaissance jets and E-4B command and control aircraft that have been seen over Lincoln for the past year and a half will return to the base in Bellevue.
Family of dead Fort Hood soldier seeks $25M for negligent treatment at Army hospital
Sgt. Elder Fernandes, 23, was found dead about 30 miles from the base in Temple, Texas, on Aug. 25, 2020. His family says he did not receive adequate mental health care at the base hospital in the week before he died by suicide.
Maryland couple plead guilty in submarine secrets sale case
A U.S. Navy nuclear engineer and his wife entered new guilty pleas Tuesday in a case involving an alleged plot to sell secrets about nuclear-powered warships, a month after their previous plea agreements that had called for specific sentencing guidelines were rejected.
Air Force building coed dorms and bathrooms for male and female special operations trainees
The Air Force is creating a multimillion-dollar aquatic special warfare training center with mixed-sex restrooms, locker rooms and showers as part of its push to make elite jobs more appealing to a broader candidate pool.
Navy, Marine Corps create integrated task force for 18-month Indo-Pacific experiment
The Navy’s amphibious force and the Marine Corps’ crisis response in the Indo-Pacific are about to get closer as they merge command staffs for a series of upcoming exercises.
Marines to send F-35Bs to Philippines, fire HIMARS there and in Japan next month
Thousands of U.S. Marines armed with stealth fighters, attack helicopters and long-range missiles will train with Japanese, Filipino and South Korean troops in Japan and the Philippines during the first half of October.
Marines dismiss case against Japan-based lance corporal who refused COVID-19 vaccine
The Marine Corps has dismissed its case against a lance corporal who faced special court-martial charges stemming from her refusal to take a COVID-19 vaccine.
5,000 National Guard troops activated as MacDill AFB, Naval Station Key West close ahead of Hurricane Ian’s arrival in Florida
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered the 5,000 troops to active duty, sending them to stage in armories across the state and prepare to rapidly respond to the hurricane after it makes landfall.
Coast Guard cutter goes on alert with sighting of Russian-Chinese naval formation near Alaska
The crew of the Honolulu-based cutter Kimball was on a routine patrol of the Bering Sea on Sept. 19 when they encountered the Chinese guided-missile cruiser Renhai about 75 nautical miles north of Kiska Island, Alaska.
Navy bribery fugitive 'Fat Leonard' seeks asylum in Venezuela
Leonard Glenn Francis orchestrated a huge bribery scheme involving dozens of U.S. Navy officers.
Naval research unit at Wright-Patterson signs NASA agreement
NASA researchers will visit the Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson as early as Tuesday to begin work exploring the effects of disorientation and other physical demands on pilots and astronauts.
Italian canal built in 1500s is the site of new supply line for US troops
A swing rail bridge over the Navicelli canal near the port of Livorno allows the U.S. military to better connect the Army’s Pisa Ammunition Storage Area at Camp Darby to European rail lines.
Tributes pour in for Army’s former Rheinland-Pfalz garrison leader Klosinski following his death
Col. Vance Klosinski, who led U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz until last year, is being remembered for his leadership following his death from appendix cancer over the weekend.