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The Air Force failed to close its pilot manning gap for the fifth year in a row
For the fifth consecutive year, the Air Force has failed to completely close its pilot manning gap through retaining, and recruiting and training new pilots, recently released data shows
The decorated Marine pilot whose heroics helped stop the 1973 New Orleans sniper attack has died at 84
Retired Lt. Gen. Charles "Chuck" Pitman Sr., the decorated U.S. Marine Corps pilot who risked his life and military career to help New Orleans police halt the hotel sniper attack that claimed seven lives in 1973, died following a lengthy battle with cancer, according to his family
Airmen are finally getting their hands on a new aircrew self-defense rifle
The Air Force Gunsmith Shop has completed delivery of the 2,700 GAU-5A Aircrew Self Defense Weapon, a 5.56mm carbine that can be quickly assembled in emergency situations
Investigation clears former Naval War College president of misconduct
"I therefore, on reflection, would not have changed a single thing."
The Pentagon lost track of $715 million in weapons and gear funneled to anti-ISIS allies in Syria
The U.S. government failed to effectively account for nearly $715.8 million in weapons and equipment allocated to Syrian partners as part of the multinational counter-ISIS fight, according to a new report from the Defense Department inspector general
DARPA wants to build a flying machine gun
What's cooler than a single missile? How about a missile with a high-powered machine gun attached?
Does Tulsi Gabbard believe Syrian dictator Bashar Assad is a war criminal? It’s complicated
Gabbard has often claimed that Syria is not a U.S enemy, although she did call Assad a "brutal dictator" this year. Still, questions have lingered about how far she is willing to go to criticize Assad
Air Force Academy investigating death of civilian near north gate after NHL game
Air Force officials are investigating the death of a man near the north gate of the U.S. Air Force Academy on Saturday night after the NHL Stadium Series hockey game between the Avalanche and the Los Angeles Kings, military officials said Sunday
‘That cavalier misdirection cannot stand’ — Washingtonians ask judge to reduce ‘extremely noisy’ Navy Growler flights
"The overflights subject residents to extreme noise for several hours of the day, day and night, many days of the week."
The Army is doubling down on a brand new sniper rifle
The Army is almost doubling its purchase of the bolt-action Precision Sniper Rifles for its primary anti-personnel sniper system, according to budget documents
Airman dies while scuba diving in Hawaii
Duane Harold Parsley II was stationed at Hickam Air Force Base
California to officially apologize for the WWII internment of Japanese Americans
California expected to approve, with Gov. Gavin Newsom's endorsement, a formal apology to all Americans of Japanese descent for the state's role in policies that culminated with their mass incarceration
75 years ago, Medal of Honor recipient John Basilone was killed in battle at Iwo Jima
Seventy-five years ago today, Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone was killed in action during the battle of Iwo Jima and posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for heroism — making him the first and only enlisted Marine to receive the Medal of Honor, as well as the Navy Cross, during World War II.
‘Take what’s inside and get it outside’ — Air Force psychologist reminds airmen of mental health resources
"For whatever reason, it's too hard to mutter the words, 'I need help.' We provide a lot of different mechanisms to do that."
77 years later, remains of Kansas Marine killed in WWII Battle of Tarawa finally identified
"We made a promise to our service members to never forget them, never leave them behind and to bring them home."
DoD: We’re retiring 44 A-10s. Arizona lawmakers: fight me
Sen. McSally said she told Air Force leaders she "would not allow their plan to mothball 44 A-10s starting in October to happen."
Kim Jong Un keeps spending tens of thousands of dollars on horses from Russia
North Korea has imported at least 138 horses between 2010 and 2019, at a cost of $584,302, according to the Russian data.
High-profile Taliban spokesman escapes Pakistani detention
Pakistani analysts and experts on militant Islam speculated that Ehsan may have been converted into an asset by the state.
Exclusive: US-Taliban ceasefire to begin on Feb. 22
The temporary truce is part of efforts to reach a peace agreement with the Taliban that would pave the way for the U.S. military to reduce its footprint in Afghanistan to a residual counter-terrorism force of about 8,600 troops.
‘It wasn’t enjoyable at all’ — How a civilian photographer shot some of the bloodiest battles of WWII
Sometimes Troutman got a reminder to "don't go with the first wave, we want you alive."
One of the last USS Arizona sailors to survive Pearl Harbor has passed away
Donald Stratton, one of the few remaining members of the USS Arizona who survived the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, has died. He was 97 years old.
US and partner forces kick off annual exercise to better counter violent extremism in Africa
Forces from over 30 countries plan to participate.
300+ Americans, 14 with coronavirus, flown to US military bases after quarantine in Japan
The new arrivals will be taken into another two-week quarantine.
Taliban still attacking Afghan government as they await potential ceasefire deal with US
"Our leadership hasn't conveyed any message about a ceasefire to us," said a Taliban commander.