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Thumbnail: The Marine Corps is about to release a document codifying “information” as a warfighting function. (magicatwork/CC 2.0/Flickr)

New social media, electronics policies likely on the way for Marines

Hope Hodge Seck

WASHINGTON ? The Marine Corps is about to release a document codifying “information” as a war-fighting function ? and that’s likely to have direct implications for how Marines are told to conduct themselves online.

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Thumbnail: Captain Taylor Johnson, 349th Air Refueling Squadron instructor pilot, checks flight path details May 5. He is able to see live updates of weather, air traffic and flight plans using a Stratus puck. (Airman Brenden Beezley

Airmen take KC-46 tanker on record-setting ride in the name of sleep and fatigue science

Rachel S. Cohen

A KC-46 Pegasus tanker jet recently flew around the continental U.S. for more than 24 hours straight, breaking an Air Force Mobility Command record and offering insights for future long-haul missions, the service said.

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Thumbnail: Ukrainian military trainers learn about the M141 Bunker Defeat Munition system at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center, Jan. 28, 2021. (Sgt. Spencer Rhodes/Army)

Here’s what US Army leaders are learning from the Russia-Ukraine war

Davis Winkie

Top Army officials told House lawmakers Thursday that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has vindicated many of their technological modernization priorities.

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Thumbnail: Belton, Texas native, Maj. Christopher Allen, carries a weighted duffel bag during an alternative physical training session. (Army)

23 things veterans may carry for life

Sarah Sicard

In the back of every veteran’s closet, you’re likely to find some old uniforms, dusty caps, a stack of medical, training, and discharge records... maybe a few ribbons or medals. But these are just a few of the typical things that separated or retired service members keep with them. Other things, they’re stuck with forever.

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Thumbnail: Comedian Ashley Gutermuth, winner of “The Tonight Show” Seinfeld Challenge, uses her experiences as a military spouse to inform her jokes. (Ashley Gutermuth)

Comedian Ashley Gutermuth laughs through military life

Military Times staff

Comedian Ashley Gutermuth, winner of “The Tonight Show” Seinfeld Challenge, uses her experiences as a military spouse to inform her jokes. She shares the highs and lows of maintaining a comedy career throughout all the changes of military life and tips for handling backlash on social media — all with a hilarious spin.

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Thumbnail: Veterans Affairs officials hosted a meeting last week to discuss current operations with the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers. (DoD)

VA’s caregiver review nearly complete, but still no timeline for future program changes

Leo Shane III

Veterans Affairs officials said they are nearly finished with their review of families receiving caregiver stipends, but still do not have any timeline for when new eligibility criteria for the program will be unveiled.

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Thumbnail: A Ukrainian servicemember searches for explosives at the Antonov airport in Hostomel, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, on May 5, 2022. (Efrem Lukatsky/AP)

Pentagon denies US intelligence is targeting Russian generals in Ukraine

Leo Shane III

Defense Department officials on Thursday pushed back on reports that U.S. intelligence assets are providing information to Ukrainian military forces to help them target Russian generals, saying instead the focus is on defensive issues.

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Thumbnail: The Military Housing Privatization Initiative Tenant Bill of Rights was signed by Defense senior leaders on Feb. 25, 2020, ensuring that service members and their families receive fair treatment. (Army)

Army pressed to fix dilapidated base housing by senators

Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press

The Army must put more money and effort into repairing poorly maintained and substandard base housing for military service members and their families, U.S. senators demanded Thursday, amid persistent reports that mold and other issues threaten troops’ health.

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US Army’s budget lacks plan to buy protection system for Bradley vehicles

Jen Judson

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army late last year was nearly done with required testing to integrate a protection system on its Bradley combat vehicle fleet, but the service still isn’t seeking money to buy the Iron Fist in its next budget.

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