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North Dakota to exempt military pay from income taxes

Mar 27th: North Dakota service members’ income taxes are estimated to drop by $4 million between 2023 and 2025, the governor's office said. Read more ▸

Is the Army’s $117 million rebrand dead after Jonathan Majors’ arrest?

Mar 27th: The future of the Army's major rebrand effort remained in limbo Monday. Read more ▸

A Marine faces charges in a fatal rollover. But is the Corps to blame?

Mar 27th: Lance Cpl. Luis Ponce-Barrera will be getting support from an unlikely source: several of the parents of Marines killed and hurt in the tragedy. Read more ▸

Lawmakers move to save VA’s high-tech job training program

Mar 27th: The VET TEC program is set to expire this year. Read more ▸

Foot problems are common among troops — here’s how to avoid injury

Mar 27th: If you walk a mile in a soldier's boots, you might worry about their feet. Read more ▸

North Korea launches more missiles amid US-South Korea drills

Mar 27th: The launches may have been timed for the arrival of the aircraft carrier Nimitz and its strike group. Read more ▸

Army unveils ribbon for soldiers who refer a friend

Mar 27th: Refer a friend, get a new ribbon. Read more ▸

Coast Guard wants $1.6 billion extra to hasten modernization projects

Mar 27th: The Coast Guard wants to accelerate its aircraft improvement and life extension projects, and build up its Fast Response Cutter fleet, if given more money. Read more ▸

Did Ukraine funding spare the US Army from budget cuts?

Mar 27th: With billions in supplemental funding to replenish stock sent to Ukraine, added benefits for the U.S. Army are emerging. Read more ▸

The fallout of the military’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Mar 27th: Controversy around the COVID-19 vaccine may have increased general anti-vaccine sentiments in military. Read more ▸

This week in Congress: Top military leaders head to Capitol Hill

Mar 26th: Defense and veterans hearings on Capitol Hill for the week of March 27, 2023. Read more ▸

Female Navy pilot makes historic debut with the Blue Angels

Mar 26th: Navy Lt. Amanda Lee, the No. 3 left wing pilot for the Blue Angels, is the first woman to fly fighter jets with the renowned flight demonstration team. Read more ▸

New Russian campaign tries to entice men to fight in Ukraine

Mar 26th: A new campaign is underway this spring across Russia that seeks volunteers to replenish its troops for the war in Ukraine. Read more ▸

A look at the US military mission in Syria and its dangers

Mar 26th: American troops have been in Syria since 2015. Read more ▸

Putin taking Belarus as ‘nuclear hostage,’ Ukraine official says

Mar 26th: Russian President Vladimir Putin announced plans to station tactical nuclear weapons in neighboring Belarus. Read more ▸

Army pulls ‘Be All You Can Be’ ads after on-screen narrator arrested

Mar 26th: Actor Jonathan Majors' arrest for alleged assault, strangulation and harassment derailed the Army's rebrand project. Read more ▸

Reserve naval aviation commanders eligible for $100,000 bonus

Mar 24th: Those eligible are reserve officers on active duty who handle management and training of Naval Reserve forces. Read more ▸

US Air Force wants money to speed E-7 purchases in FY24 wish list

Mar 24th: The unfunded priorities list also requests money to buy 12 conformal fuel tanks for F-15EX fighters to extend their range and let it carry more weapons. Read more ▸

US Navy pitches short, readiness-focused budget wish list to Congress

Mar 24th: The unfunded priorities list focuses on research and development projects to boost lethality, and spare parts and facilities upgrades to improve readiness. Read more ▸

New commanding general named for West Coast Marine expeditionary force

Mar 24th: Lt. Gen. Michael Cederholm has served as deputy commandant for aviation since July 2022. Read more ▸

US Air Force conducts hypersonic test, but full results are unclear

Mar 24th: The Air Force said in a release that "several" objectives were met, but refused to detail further the results of the test. Read more ▸

New book highlights unit with the most WWII Medals of Honor in Europe

Mar 24th: From North Africa to the liberation of Adolf Hitler's lair in Berchtesgaden, Germany, the men of the 3rd ID slogged through it all. Read more ▸

The cost to rename 9 Confederacy-honoring Army bases has doubled

Mar 24th: Army garrisons won't have to foot the bill for all the renaming, general says. Read more ▸

Pentagon, Interior launch new program to protect land around bases

Mar 24th: The new program will promote both conservation and military readiness, officials said. Read more ▸

Air Force CROWS wants to expand cyber defenses within Space Force

Mar 24th: The Cyber Resiliency Office for Weapon Systems works with acquisition and test teams to ensure old and new platforms are protected against cyber threats. Read more ▸


Thumbnail: Former aide Army Col. Kathryn Spletstoser sits in the audience as Gen. John Hyten appears before the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington on July 30, 2019, for his confirmation hearing to be vice chairman of the J

Military sexual assault survivors should be able to sue for damages, judges rule

Meghann Myers

Prohibition on troops seeking redress for injuries sustained in service doesn’t apply

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Thumbnail: Frederick Police Department officers prepare to enter Fort Detrick during an April 2021 shooting. A recent DoD inspector general report found inconsistencies in the way military installations train for active shooter situa

Report reveals holes in DoD law enforcement active shooter response

Rachel Nostrant

An evaluation of the Defense Department and its law enforcement organizations has revealed a lack of an active shooter response and training standard, which officials worry may ultimately “result in a delayed and uncoordinated response that could increase casualties” at military installations.

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Thumbnail: Tech. Sgt. Jordyn Rayot, Airman 1st Class Cole Whitmore and Airman 1st Class Jason Wilson, weapons loaders assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing, remove munitions from an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a training exercise in Swa

Year-round health insurance for National Guard proves elusive

Rachel S. Cohen

ABOARD A C-40 MILITARY TRANSPORT JET—Halfway through his tenure in charge of the National Guard, Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson’s quest to get all Guardsmen year-round health insurance has stalled.

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Thumbnail: In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, violent protesters loyal to President Donald Trump storm the Capitol in Washington. (John Minchillo/AP)

Army veteran sentenced to 7 years in prison on Capitol riot charges

Michael Kunzelman, The Associated Press

An off-duty Virginia police officer who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan, 6, 2021, with a fellow officer was sentenced Thursday to more than seven years in prison, matching the longest prison sentence so far among hundreds of Capitol riot cases.

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Thumbnail: U.S. Marine Corps 1st Sgt. Jefferson Ortiz, company first sergeant for Air Operations Company, Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 271, poses for a photo at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, North Carolina, July

Marine 1st sergeant uses combat experience to save man hit by car

Irene Loewenson

A Marine first sergeant was driving through a small North Carolina town when he encountered a man lying in a nearby field, bearing injuries after being hit by a car.

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Thumbnail: Melissa Stockwell reacts arriving at the finish line in the Women

Recipients look back at their service on National Purple Heart Day

Jonathan Lehrfeld

Paralympian and former Army platoon leader, 1st Lt. Melissa Stockwell, 42, deployed to Iraq in March 2004 with the 27th Main Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, after enlisting two years earlier. But after just three weeks in Baghdad, her life would never be the same.

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Thumbnail: Col. Sharon Harmon, center, is the first Black service member to be promoted to colonel in the Rhode Island National Guard. (Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee/Twitter)

Soldier becomes Rhode Island Guard’s first Black colonel

EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island National Guard has its first Black colonel.

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Thumbnail: President Donald Trump speaks after getting a briefing from senior military leaders in the Cabinet Room at the White House on Oct. 7, 2019, in Washington. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Milley almost quit over Trump, wrote biting resignation letter, new book reveals

In an excerpt released Aug. 8 by the New Yorker, authors Peter Baker and Susan Glasser — senior reporters for the New York Times and the New Yorker, respectively — reveal shocking details from inside former President Donald Trump’s relationship with top military brass.

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Thumbnail: An aerial view of the Pentagon on May 11, 2021. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brittany A. Chase)

Remember 5G? Pentagon backs 6G hub tied to Army Research Lab

Colin Demarest

WASHINGTON — As telecom companies struggle to complete the transition to the fifth-generation, or 5G, mobile standard, the Pentagon is backing an effort focused on 6G research and technologies amid a military-wide push to modernize communications and connectivity.

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