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Arlington National Cemetery going ahead with holiday wreath-laying ceremony
“Our strong hope is to be able to resume hosting this great event next year in 2021."
The Air Force is looking into wearable devices that detect COVID-19
The Air Force hopes the device would identify a potential COVID-19 infection early and alert the user through its user dashboard.
Officials at Virginia airport worry decrease in flights this year will hurt troops going home for the holidays
“We’re in a position of strength and we want to help our partners who are not ... we want to help our community."
Enlisted sailors on Navy warships are at higher risk of COVID-19 than officers, study finds
Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases are more likely to spread among enlisted crew members on Navy ships, a new study released this week found, due to the sailors' tight living and...
Soldier killed while on Fort Jackson rifle range identified
Two other soldiers have died at Fort Jackson this year.
Sailors say that being at sea for 215 days really sucked
'Most people were, like, extremely stressed out about it all the time,' one sailor said. 'Some people were kind of agitated a lot.'
The #2 Space Force officer has COVID-19
Gen. David D. Thompson tested positive for the disease on Wednesday soon after learning that a close family member he had been in close contact with had also tested positive,...
Emails reveal how Capt. Crozier’s pleas for help from the Navy fell on deaf ears until his bombshell letter leaked
'Letter seems to have gotten the ball rolling ‐ hopefully not too late,' Crozier wrote in a March 31 email.
Social media is the greatest threat to US service members
The Army seems to be the Typhoid Mary of America’s ongoing social media stupidity pandemic.
2 new cases of COVID-19 reported on the USS Theodore Roosevelt
Two sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and have been transported off the ship, Navy officials confirmed to Task & Purpose.
Pentagon releases latest numbers for suicide deaths in 2020
These figures are likely lagging indicators, as the Associated Press first revealed last month that suicide deaths had increased much more by the end of August.
British submariners left a US Navy port in search of booze. They came back with COVID-19
Do you want a safety brief? Because in the age of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, this is absolutely how you get a safety brief — and COVID-19, for that...
Army National Guardsmen are working at election polling sites out of uniform
“The problem with calling in the National Guard is No. 1, you know, the military should have no role in elections."
USS Theodore Roosevelt sailor dies of apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound
The Navy has not yet publicly released the sailor’s name pending next of kin notification
Army Chief says COVID-19 likely factor in rise in suicides
"Just because someone can carry the weight, doesn't mean that it isn't heavy."
After a record 215 days at sea, USS Stout finally returns home to Norfolk
The Stout spent much of its time at sea making sure merchant ships and tankers could get safely through the Straits of Hormuz.
Nearly two-thirds of the Navy’s deployable warships have endured COVID-19 outbreaks
More than 190 Navy warships have endured novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreaks so far this year, the service's top officer said in a message to the fleet
Trump claimed Gold Star families may be the source of his COVID-19 infection. Their tests are negative
The families who attended a White House event honoring the loss of a member of the military are all doing well and do not have the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the...
Immigrant Guardsman helps community while activated for COVID-19 response
U.S. Army Spc. Juan Herrera, 142nd Area Support Medical Company combat medic, helped spearhead a grassroots effort to deliver food to local families in need during the pandemic
The Marine Corps’ #2 officer just tested positive for COVID-19
The Marine Corps' second-highest-ranking officer has tested positive for COVID-19, according to defense officials.
Military researchers say flying during the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t as terrifying as you think
The head of U.S. Transportation Command offered a sneak preview Wednesday of the results of a Defense Department test of particulate spread on commercial aircraft — and they are surprising
COVID-19 puts the military’s chain of command into quarantine
All of the officers who had contact with Ray have tested negative for COVID-19 so far.
F-35 crash in May was perfect storm of faulty tech and pilot fatigue, Air Force says
"The impact of this epidemic on flying operations, while impossible to quantify, cannot be overstated."
Trump says he’s leaving Walter Reed as White House hit by wave of COVID-19 infections
President Donald Trump said he felt "really good" and will leave a military hospital where he is being treated for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) later on Monday, despite a wave...
Doctors say Trump is improving and could return to the White House on Monday
"The patient continues to improve."