Maj. Gen. Thomas Deale, air combat command director of operations, presents retired Staff Sgt. Benjamin Hutchins, 18th Air Support Operations Group joint terminal attack controller, with the Silver Star Medal during a ceremony, Nov. 4, 2016 at Pope Army Airfield in North Carolina.
Unsung Heroes
UNSUNG HEROES: This Airman Dove Into A River To Recover 2 Men While Under Fire
This airman broke cover, charged across open ground, and blew up an enemy fighting position days after diving into a river under fire to try to rescue two soldiers.
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Marine Corps Reboots Motivational Video To Add Women After Complaints
The Marine Corps released a new version that doesn’t leave out the 14,000 or so members of the service.
Between 2001 and 2014, the rate of mental health disorders and substance abuse disorders climbed from 27 percent to 40 percent, according to a new VA report.
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Drug Abuse And Mental Illness On The Rise Among Vets, New Report Finds
The number of VA patients with diagnosed mental health or substance abuse issues increased between 2001 and 2014, according to a new VA report.
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Family & Relationships
The Bravest Thing I’ve Ever Done Is Become A Full-Time Parent
There's little security in being the parent who holds the family together when the other parent constantly absent.
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Investigators Rule SEAL Trainee’s Death A Homicide
A sailor who died while training to become a SEAL was the victim of homicide by drowning, according to a new report.
Security guards patrol the sidewalk in front of a Veterans Affairs hospital in Pittsburgh on Feb. 6, 2013.
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Why Is The VA Buying Guns And Tactical Equipment?
Between 2005 and 2014, the Department of Veterans Affairs spent more than $11 million on weapons and security equipment.
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U.S. Navy file photo of Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Charles Keating IV, 31, of San Diego.
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Fallen SEAL Had Already Earned Silver Star Battling 100 ISIS Fighters
A Navy SEAL killed in May in a gunfight with Islamic State militants in northern Iraq had already earned the Silver Star.
National Guard soldiers and airmen move swiftly through the Cyber City area of operation as Blue Team defenders during Cyber Shield 2016 at Camp Atterbury, Ind., April 20, 2016.
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When Does A Cyber Attack Constitute An Act Of War? We Still Don’t Know
Pentagon leaders are still trying to figure out when a cyber attack against the United States would constitute an act of war.
Maj. Charles Kettles poses in front of a 121st Aviation Company, UH-1H helicopter, during his second tour of duty in Vietnam in 1969.
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Vietnam War Army Pilot To Receive The Medal Of Honor
Army Lt. Col. Charles Kettles will receive the Medal of Honor for saving 44 American soldiers during a May 15, 1967 enemy ambush in the Vietnam War.
Louisiana National Guard Lt. Col. Henry T. Capello, chief communications plans officer, trains members of the Cyber Defense Incident Response Team to defend the state’s cyber assets at Louisiana State University’s Stephenson Disaster Management Institute in Baton Rouge, La., Nov. 15, 2015.
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Hackers Crack Pentagon’s Cyber Walls More Than 130 Times
Under the “Hack The Pentagon” program, hackers found 138 “vulnerabilities” in the Defense Department’s cyber defenses.
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Army Reserve Captain Among Those Killed In Mass Shooting At Orlando Nightclub
U.S. Army Reserve officer Antonio Davon Brown was among those killed at an Orlando nightclub on Sunday.
Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division lead engineer/senior electrical engineer William Hughes III demonstrates the Divers Augmented Vision Display during a lab simulation.
Gear
Check Out The Navy’s New ‘Ironman’ Diving Helmets
This cutting-edge technology could become reality very soon.
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Deacon Holten, a squad leader with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, smokes a cigarette after an attack at Patrol Base Bracha in the Garmsir district of Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 9, 2009.
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Troops In California Exempt From New Smoking Age Law
A new California law on smoking age explicitly exempts active-duty members of the military from having to comply.
Patrons browse the frozen foods section of the commissary Nov. 5 at Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.
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To Cut Taxpayer Costs, Commissaries Have To Close, New Report Says
A new report found budget neutrality cannot be reached through store closures unless the commissary system is shut down completely.
Soldiers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade prepare for their airborne Joint Forcible Entry as part of exercise Swift Response 16, June 6, 2016, on Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
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US Plans To Commit Combat Troops To NATO’s Eastern Flank
Russia is likely to view the deployment of additional forces as a threat, but it's unclear how strongly it will react, sources say.
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DoD Announces First Service Member Wounded In Fight Against ISIS In Syria
A service member was wounded in Syria over the weekend, the Pentagon announced.