Marines from new rotational force kick off coastal defense drills in Indonesia

A Marine Corps rotational force is practicing coastal defense in Indonesia, the latest sign of strengthening ties between the United States and the nation bordering the contested South China Sea.

Navy’s top officer and enlisted sailor celebrate Thanksgiving aboard USS Ronald Reagan

Between bites of turkey and prime rib the sailors rubbed shoulders with the distinguished visitors and discussed their personal and professional lives.

US destroyer shoots down drones launched from Houthi-controlled territory

The United States military says one of its warships in the Red Sea has shot down bomb-carrying drones launched from territory controlled by Yemen’s Houthi rebels.

Navy investigating death of submariner assigned to Naval Base Kitsap

The Navy is investigating the death of a ballistic-missile submarine crewmember whose body was found Tuesday at his apartment on Naval Base Kitsap, just west of Seattle.

Air Force base defends itself from claims of political bias over conservative rally warning

A message re-posted to a public Facebook page and purported to be from Minot AF Base leadership described a group taking part in the Dakota Patriot Rally as an “alt-right organization.” It said that “participation with groups such as Turning Point Action could jeopardize their continued service in the U.S. military.”

Search continues for the missing after landslide leaves 3 dead in Alaska fishing community

Three people are dead and three others remain missing after a landslide ripped through a remote Alaskan fishing community this week. The landslide slammed into three homes in the Alaska Panhandle town of Wrangell on Monday night.

Navy awards $47M contract modification to Ohio jet engine maker

The modification exercises options to procure three CFM56-7B27AE spare engines, two for the Navy and one for the government of Germany, in support of the P-8A Poseidon aircraft, the Pentagon said.

Honolulu water board files $1.2B claim with Navy over Red Hill leaks

On the second anniversary of a toxic fuel release that sickened families, the Honolulu Board of Water Supply announced Tuesday it filed a $1.2 billion claim with the Navy to recover costs of the agency’s response to that catastrophic event.

Coast Guard rescues NJ boater from disabled sailboat adrift at sea

Coast Guard crews rescued a boater more than a week after his family lost contact with him following his departure from New Jersey in a sailboat bound for Bermuda.

Camaraderie and competitive spirit at Thanksgiving meal on Fort Drum

Thousands of Fort Drum soldiers packed into four dining facilities for a Thanksgiving-themed lunch.

The US and the Philippines conduct joint air, sea patrols in South China Sea not far from Taiwan

The Philippine Air Force said Wednesday its aircraft had taken part in joint patrols on Tuesday in the vicinity of Batanes, the northernmost province of the Philippines, which is about 125 miles from Taiwan.

Navy families in Bahrain adapt to ‘new normal’ as Middle East tensions bring restrictions

A security sign at the gates of Naval Support Activity Bahrain reflects how heightened regional tensions are affecting the 7,600 troops and 1,200 family members stationed here.

Ford carrier group to stay deployed amid attacks on US troops in Middle East

The Navy’s most advanced aircraft carrier will stay in the eastern Mediterranean Sea for the foreseeable future in a continued show of strength, as Iran-backed militants increase their attacks on American forces in the Middle East.

Army field-tests AI system that shields wireless network use from foes

The artificial intelligence technology was tested by 101st Airborne Division soldiers, as well as other units in Europe and the United States.

Marine Corps considers liberty changes after uptick in off-base incidents in Japan

The commander of this base south of Hiroshima has ramped up patrols and is considering liberty policy changes after an uptick in off-base incidents, a local official said.

Coast Guard rescues a couple and their dog stranded off Florida’s Gulf Coast

The Coast Guard rescued the couple and Bandit, a Maltipoo who turns 1 this week, over the weekend about 90 miles off Hernando Beach on Florida’s Gulf Coast.

Okinawa-based Marine loses appeal for less jail time in sex-with-minors scheme

An appeal by an Okinawa-based Marine seeking to reduce his four-year jail sentence for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 2021 has been denied by a military court.

Navy extends new program to help sailors avoid High-Year Tenure separation

The Navy is ending a controversial program that requires sailors to move up the ranks within a certain timeframe or face discharge, personnel officials said.

Battalion commander, nephew of prominent politician, relieved at JBLM

An Army battalion commander and nephew of a prominent Republican politician was relieved of his command last month for “loss of confidence,” the Army said.