81 years ago, single Japanese pilot launched only bombing of US mainland during World War II

The bombs over Brookings, Ore., were the only enemy aerial attack on the lower 48 states during the war. But the lack of any real damage left it as little more than a curious footnote in a war that spread carnage across Europe and Asia.

House passes Pentagon spending bill stripped of Ukraine aid and full of controversial social provisions

The House narrowly approved a defense spending bill stripped of aid for Ukraine and loaded with controversial provisions that include restricting abortion access for troops and slashing pay for the defense secretary to $1.

Navy secretary censures 3 former admirals for Red Hill fuel spills at Hawaii base

The Secretary of the Navy issued letters of censure to three retired rear admirals that cited leadership failures for the fuel spills at Red Hill on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

Australian defense minister says army will stop flying European-designed Taipan helicopters

The Australian army will never again fly its fleet of MRH-90 Taipan helicopters following a crash in July that killed four soldiers, the defense minister said.

Soldier ‘transitioning from active duty’ suspected of triggering Hawaii lockdowns

A “soldier transitioning from active duty” was arrested Thursday evening on suspicion of being the “armed individual” who spurred shelter-in-place alerts for two Hawaii bases, according to the Army.

Space Force could be the service branch hurt most by a government shutdown, experts say

All military branches would be affected by a government shutdown, but some experts believe the service with the most to lose is Space Force.

Pentagon issues 101 recommendations for suicide prevention to be implemented by end of fiscal 2030

Including unit leaders in more suicide prevention training and increasing mental health services are just two of the more than 100 recommendations that the Pentagon said will be implemented in the next seven years to help address the suicide crisis in the military.

Senate adopts resolution requiring men to wear business attire on chamber floor

The Senate on Wednesday adopted a resolution requiring male senators to wear a coat, tie and slacks or other long pants on the chamber’s floor following days of upheaval sparked by Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer’s decision to stop enforcing the requirement of business attire.

Blinken meets Indian foreign minister as row between India and Canada simmers

Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with India’s foreign minister amid a simmering row between New Delhi and Ottawa over allegations of Indian government involvement in the killing of a Sikh activist in Canada.

GOP senators sharply question Pentagon nominee about Biden administration’s foreign policies

A Senate hearing Thursday on the nomination of the official to be the Pentagon’s top policy adviser was dominated by Republicans expressing their frustrations with the Biden administration’s foreign policies, from the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan to Ukraine funding and climate change.

National Security Agency is starting an artificial intelligence security center

The National Security Agency is starting an artificial intelligence security center — a crucial mission as AI capabilities are increasingly acquired, developed and integrated into U.S. defense and intelligence systems, the agency’s outgoing director announced Thursday.

McCarthy rejects Senate spending bill while scrambling for a House plan that averts a shutdown

A government shutdown appeared all but inevitable as House Speaker Kevin McCarthy dug in Thursday, vowing he will not take up Senate legislation designed to keep the federal government fully running despite House Republicans’ struggle to unite around an alternative.

House Republicans make their case for Biden impeachment inquiry at first hearing

House Republicans launched a formal impeachment hearing Thursday against President Joe Biden, promising to “provide accountability” as they probe the family finances and business dealings of his son Hunter and make their case to the public, colleagues and a skeptical Senate.

Ditch the brand-name fast food for South Korea’s version of a British favorite

If you’ve reached the saturation point for imported chain restaurants and want something new, try South Korea’s take on an English staple. Not far from Camp Humphreys’ main gate is the catchy Fish & Chips.

Late-night comedy veterans are bringing laughs to Air Force base in Japan

Comedy-loving military audiences should make plans to see two entertainers Sept. 30 on Misawa Air Base.

Israel reopens the main Gaza crossing for Palestinian laborers after days of rising tensions

Israel reopened a main crossing with the Gaza Strip Thursday to allow thousands of Palestinian laborers to enter the country for the first time in over a week, a move that eased tensions between Israel and the Palestinian enclave.

US Marshals settle decades-old claims of racism by hundreds of employees

One of the longest-running discrimination cases reached a settlement after nearly three decades of litigation alleging racial bias by the U.S. Marshals Service.

Military leaders back Biden decision to keep Space Command in Colorado

Military leaders on Thursday defended President Joe Biden’s decision to nix U.S. Space Command’s planned move from Colorado to Alabama as a necessary and nonpolitical decision to avoid operational problems.

China’s plane-maker gets $9.9 billion order for 100 C919 jets

Commercial Aircraft Corp of China, or Comac, produces the C919, seen as a possible rival to best-selling jets from Airbus SE and Boeing