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Marine Corps says goodbye to its ‘Island Warrior’ infantry battalion after 80 years
"It is still hard to say goodbye to a unit that has so completely defined the experience of being a Marine."
Air Force awards Bronze Star to captain who managed airfield during chaotic Kabul evacuation
"We controlled the busiest and most dangerous piece of sky in the world."
Russian troops are battle-hardened but Ukraine would be their biggest test in decades
'I think it is a combat experienced force; but it’s not a combat-tested force.'
A memorial dedicated to Americans lost in the Global War on Terror is one step closer to reality
A bill signed Monday authorizes space on the National Mall for a memorial for the Global War on Terror.
Air Force pilot awarded for saving Green Berets surrounded by Taliban fighters in 2018
“It was a very stressful day, I could have used some Gold Bond powder.”
A-10 pilot gets Distinguished Flying Cross for Rip-It-fueled gun-run in Afghanistan
He used 37 radio frequencies to coordinate 21 aircraft, during a five hour battle — all while flying his own aircraft and providing close air support.
America’s special operations force is facing an identity crisis
America’s secret warriors—who cemented themselves as the nation’s “go-to” force—will need to find that balance in a world where the global order has changed.
Meet the Army sergeant who ran a makeshift orphanage in Kabul to care for children during the evacuation
“She not only protected the wellbeing of the children but also their dignity as human beings.”
No ‘surrender’ — What really happened between US and British Marines at a training exercise
Don't believe the hype.
They were children when the Afghanistan War began. As soldiers they carried the burden of ending it
"I feel like I let down a 20-year generation of soldiers."
The US military’s toxic exposure problem is far bigger than just ‘burn pits’
The dialogue around toxic exposure should be evidence-based, relevant, solution-focused, and preventative.
How to prevent tens of thousands of Afghans from starving to death
Millions of Afghans will starve as Americans carve our Thanksgiving turkeys next month. By the time Christmas rolls around it may be too late to save them.
Air Force uniform that covered sleeping Afghan child in evacuation photo headed to a museum
"It was heartwarming to see."
The inside story behind the photo of the last soldier to leave Afghanistan
"I was stressed the entire time, like ‘Please be in focus, please be in focus.'"
When I hear a far-off boom, I imagine the worst
“I knew I wasn’t in Afghanistan. I knew soldiers weren’t dying in the distance. But in reality, that knowledge didn’t matter.”
Why this Air Force commando who fought with a shot lung doesn’t count deployments
“Even if you go once, you did more than most."
Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller sentenced to forfeit $5,000 in pay and gets letter of reprimand
Scheller will now begin the process of exiting the service.
Marine Lt. Col. Scheller, who criticized senior leaders, pleads guilty to all charges [Updated]
Scheller has admitted to 'serious misbehavior, as opposed to just merely inappropriate or merely in poor taste.'
‘Many died on the operating table’ — What Air Force search and rescue witnessed during the Kabul airport attack
"The hair on the back of your necks should be standing up."
Opinion: Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin must resign
Resignation won’t atone for lives lost, or the debacle that American involvement in Afghanistan became, but it would at least demonstrate an understanding of professional ethics.
It’s time to stop awarding the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
The routine of getting the award has become so perfunctory that it's essentially meaningless.
Leaked documents reveal just how concerned the Marine Corps was about Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller’s call for ‘revolution’
'Every generation needs a revolution. It is time for change.'
This Air Force commando called in 688,000 pounds of bombs in one battle
“My heart was pounding. I can see the AQ guys right out in front of us ... I cleared them hot and the bomb dropped right in the position.”