Beaufort Marines remember ‘Simple Jack,’ a combat jet pilot known for his warrior’s spirit

Lt. Col. Andrew Mettler – an F/A-18 Hornet pilot based at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort who died in a crash during a training flight near MCAS Miramar, Calif., on Aug. 24 – was remembered as a hard worker who cared about people and his fellow Marines and possessed a “warrior’s spirit.”

Army command sergeant major demoted and discharged for sex offenses in Bosnia

An Army senior enlisted leader who pleaded guilty to assault and sexual harassment charges will serve 30 days in jail and was sentenced Tuesday to a discharge at a much lower rank.

Grissom runway reopens following $60M renovation

KC-135R Stratotankers and the airmen who fly, maintain and support them began returning home Monday as Grissom Air Reserve Base’s runway reopened following a nearly $60 million renovation project.

From Westover Air Reserve Base to Head Start, Western Mass agencies brace for federal shutdown

From child care providers to airports to offices that process Social Security and work with veterans, federal agencies in Western Massachusetts and organizations that rely on federal dollars here say a federal shutdown would not immediately affect their operations.

Fort Drum soldiers conduct helicopter jumps over St. Lawrence River

About 70 Fort Drum soldiers were jumping 10 feet out of helicopters and into the St. Lawrence River as part of Helocast training, which simulates the soldiers entering an area of operation.

‘Significant victory’: US agrees to pay nearly $50M to Guam for former Navy landfill’s cleanup

The federal government on Monday agreed to pay Guam $48.9 million for costs associated with cleaning up a toxic, former Navy landfill that was handed over to the island 53 years ago.

Space crisis hotline with China a good idea, says Space Force commander

A hotline linking the United States and China to prevent a crisis in space would be valuable but is not in the works, the U.S. Space Force commander said Monday during a visit to the Japanese capital.

Navy relieves ballistic missile submarine commander for ‘loss of confidence’

The Navy fired the USS Alabama’s skipper on Friday, a little over a year after he took command of the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine.

Coast Guard searching for woman swept into ocean from popular Washington coast beach

 The Coast Guard says it received a call at 10:50 a.m. Monday about a woman who was reportedly taken by ocean currents while she was on Rialto Beach near Olympic National Park. 

Loss of 3 Marines in recent weeks at Parris Island is ‘felt deeply within our ranks’

Three Marines have died at Parris Island in the last two-and-a-half months — including two in last week — but the Marine Corps has yet to release the causes of death.

The best images from California Capital Airshow

The California Capital Airshow returned on Saturday and Sunday, filling the skies over Rancho Cordova with spectacular aerial demonstrations.

Congress moves to protect pay for troops as government shutdown nears

Lawmakers are scrambling to ensure troops will be paid in case of a looming government shutdown, including Coast Guard members who typically go without paychecks during the closing of federal agencies.

173rd Airborne Brigade soldiers remember soldier killed in Italy car crash

Colleagues of a U.S. Army paratrooper who was killed last month in a nighttime crash on an Italian road held a memorial Monday at Caserma Del Din, paying tribute to his dedication to the job and kindness to others.

USS Bunker Hill, one of the Navy’s last Cold War-era cruisers, is decommissioned in San Diego

The cruiser USS Bunker Hill — one of the first American warships to attack Iraq with cruise missiles during the Persian Gulf War in 1991 — was decommissioned Friday at Naval Base San Diego, ending 37 years of service.

Space Force is boosting its footprint in Japan, top Guardian says in Tokyo

The US Space Force is expanding its presence in Japan with the transfer of an Army missile-tracking unit and possibly establishing a headquarters in the country, the Space Force commander said.

USS Ronald Reagan lingers longer during patrol’s midpoint break in Japan

The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan is late returning to its routine patrol, having missed five planned departure dates in the past week, according to the city of Yokosuka.

Japanese F-35 stealth fighter refuels with engines running for first time on Guam

The first “hot-pit” refueling of an F-35A Lightning II during the inaugural overseas deployment of Japan’s fifth-generation fighter jets took place on Guam.

US, South Korean navies hunt submarines during joint training aimed at North Korea

Nine US and South Korean navy vessels began three days of live-fire and antisubmarine exercises, South Korea said.

Army specialist dies after vehicle strikes utility pole on Okinawa

Spc. Izaiah Sneed, who was assigned to Kadena Air Base, died in a car crash, police said.