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In a July 27, 2020 photo, Gen. Joseph M. Martin, Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, leads a reenlistment ceremony of Michigan National Guardsmen during the Northern Strike 2020 exercise at the Grayling Maneuver Training Center, in Grayling, Mich.<br>Drew Schumann/Air National Guard

Coronavirus mission for most National Guard troops is extended through Christmas

Nearly 25,000 National Guard troops serving on coronavirus missions throughout the country have had their deployments extended through Christmas, the White House announced Tuesday.


Fort Hood soldier drowns in boating accident

The body of a 24-year-old Fort Hood soldier was recovered Sunday after a boating accident that led to his drowning in a lake near the Army base, officials said Tuesday.


Nursing home firms accused of misusing federal funds got hundreds of millions of dollars in pandemic relief

For-profit nursing home providers that have faced accusations of Medicare fraud and kickbacks, labor violations and widespread failures in patient care received hundreds of millions of dollars in “no strings attached” coronavirus relief aid meant to cover shortfalls and expenses during the pandemic, a Washington Post analysis of federal spending found.

About 9,000 DODEA students worldwide will attend school virtually this fall

Around one in seven students in Defense Department schools worldwide will attend school virtually for at least the fall semester, school officials said Tuesday. Students enrolled in virtual school in the fall will be allowed to participate in extracurricular activities at school.


Florida surpasses 7,500 COVID-19 deaths

Florida on Tuesday got another stark reminder of how the coronavirus pandemic has been so deadly — another 247 fatalities were reported. New COVID-19 cases also increased Tuesday, with 5,446 new diagnoses.




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Missing Fort Riley warrant officer found dead in Kansas hiking area

A warrant officer assigned to Fort Riley, Kan., has been found dead along a hiking trail miles outside of the Army base, base officials said. Foul play is not suspected.


Air Force conducts test flight of unarmed Minuteman III missile

An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from California early Tuesday on a test flight to a target in the Pacific Ocean, the Air Force Global Strike Command said.


Vintage warbirds aboard USS Essex on their way to Hawaii for end-of-WWII anniversary

Fourteen vintage warbirds, including a polished aluminum 1944 B-25 bomber, are headed to Hawaii courtesy of a U.S. Navy lift on the amphibious assault ship USS Essex for aerial flyovers commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.


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Missing Fort Riley warrant officer found dead in Kansas hiking area

A warrant officer assigned to Fort Riley, Kan., has been found dead along a hiking trail miles outside of the Army base, base officials said. Foul play is not suspected.


Air Force conducts test flight of unarmed Minuteman III missile

An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from California early Tuesday on a test flight to a target in the Pacific Ocean, the Air Force Global Strike Command said.


Vintage warbirds aboard USS Essex on their way to Hawaii for end-of-WWII anniversary

Fourteen vintage warbirds, including a polished aluminum 1944 B-25 bomber, are headed to Hawaii courtesy of a U.S. Navy lift on the amphibious assault ship USS Essex for aerial flyovers commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.



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