Brian Shul, fighter pilot who soared after being shot down in Vietnam, dies at 75

Retired Air Force Major Brian Shul, a fighter pilot who nearly died after being shot down during the Vietnam War and then, defying doctors who said his injuries would ground him forever, flew the world’s fastest jet in top-secret Cold War operations, died May 20 at a hospital in Reno, Nev. He was 75.

Camp Zama seniors kick off graduation ceremony season for DODEA schools in Asia

Graduation ceremonies have begun at Defense Department high schools across the Pacific, where students at the home of U.S. Army Japan were the first to pick up their diplomas.

Former Army Ranger from Pa. sentenced to 66 months in prison for role in Jan. 6 Capitol riot

A former Army Ranger and substitute teacher will spend more than five years in federal prison for his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

Biden picks history-making Air Force fighter pilot to serve as next Joint Chiefs chairman

President Joe Biden will announce Thursday that he is tapping Air Force Gen. Charles “CQ” Brown Jr., a history-making fighter pilot with deep knowledge of China, to serve as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Marine leaders to be reviewed by subordinates for development, not evaluation

The program launched in 2022, but under a new phase implemented this year certain Marine leaders will be reviewed and rated by five to 10 subordinates.

Marine lieutenant colonel stymies alleged human-trafficking ring in DC suburb

The Marine Corps dubbed the lieutenant colonel “a hero” in a news release this week announcing he had been awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for his May 5 actions after he noticed a young girl who seemed out of place in his Alexandria hotel lobby.

Navy awards $736M contract for Lewis-class oiler to NASSCO as BAE struggles with layoffs

The new contract brings NASSCO's total haul in Lewis oiler program work to $5.5 billion.

Blue Angels, F-22s set for Pocono Raceway Airshow in Pa. on Memorial Day weekend

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels and U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team are among the performers due for Lehigh Valley airspace for two demonstrations of aeronautical mastery above the Tricky Triangle track in Long Pond, Pa.

1st woman to lead aircraft carrier completes command tour

Capt. Amy Bauernschmidt was relieved by Capt. Pete Riebe as commanding officer of USS Abraham Lincoln during a change of command ceremony held on the flight deck.

US aircraft carrier arrives in NATO-member Norway

The nuclear-powered ship USS Gerald R. Ford entered the Oslo fjord escorted by an armed escort boat.

Marines fly US ambassador over Australian Outback during disaster drills

U.S. Marines and Australian and Indonesian troops wrapped up three weeks of disaster relief training in Indonesia and northern Australia, according to the Marines’ commander.

Ohio farmer and veteran behind viral 'it's honest work' meme dies in Illinois crash

A prominent Ohio farmer and Marine Corps veteran whose image was used in a popular social media meme touting the value of "hard work" has died after he was injured in a vehicle crash in Illinois.

Rick Hoyt, who rolled his way to marathon fame, dies at 61

Over nearly four decades, Rick Hoyt and his father, Dick Hoyt, became celebrated fixtures of the Boston Marathon. Their first race was in 1977, when Rick Hoyt asked his father, an officer with the Air National Guard, if they could join a five-mile fundraiser race.

Trial starts for Maryland doctors accused of leaking medical records to Russia

An email from a Johns Hopkins physician reached the Russian Embassy on March 1, 2022, five days after Russia invaded Ukraine. According to federal prosecutors, that email is evidence of the two doctors’ plot to assist an American adversary by abusing their positions as medical professionals.

‘This gives my tragedy purpose’: Gold Star mom fights for all troops to have annual medical exams

Margie Taylor’s son, Spc. Joey Lenz, was a generator mechanic assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Cavazos when he died Feb. 1, 2022, of a heart attack. She thinks his life could have been saved.

Pentagon can’t monitor, keep track of F-35 spare parts, GAO finds

The Pentagon isn’t keeping track of tens of thousands of spare parts for F-35 fighter jets worth millions of dollars because it was unclear who is responsible for doing it, according to a recent congressional audit.

Army National Guard readies for hurricane, wildfire seasons

Top National Guard generals and other state and federal officials said Tuesday that they anticipate fewer hurricanes in 2023 than in recent years as they prepare for the official start of the season in the next few days.

Biden picks new National Security Agency head, key to support of Ukraine, defense of US elections

President Joe Biden has chosen Air Force Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh, the current deputy commander of Cyber Command, to replace Army Gen. Paul Nakasone as the new leader of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, a joint position that oversees much of America's cyber warfare and defense.

After 6-year overhaul, USS George Washington departs Newport News shipyard for sea trials

The Washington got underway just days after the Navy released a comprehensive investigation into command climate and sailor quality of life unique to a shipyard environment. The investigation was in response to the suicides of three Washington sailors within the span of one week.