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  1. Photograph of the gas mask, storage can, and collection tag from our eBay listing where the item was rediscovered. Photo courtesy Presidential Pawn Shop

    Stolen WWI gas mask found in pawn shop

    A World War I gas mask stolen from the Wyoming Capitol and missing for almost a century is on display in Cheyenne again after a South Dakota pawn shop donated it back to the state.

    • Jul. 31, 2014
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    The Pentagon has relaxed flight restrictions on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter fleet. Tom Reynolds / Lockheed Martin

    Some F-35 flight restrictions lifted

    The Pentagon has lifted some flight restrictions on F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, while inspections will continue for the foreseeable future, according to a Defense Department official.

    • Jul. 29, 2014
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     MARSOC A&S Workout App

    App lets Marines share their workout progress with friends

    If you're interested in tracking and sharing your progress on the new MARSOC 10-week prep workout, it turns out, there's an app for that.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
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    The sheriff's office in Johnson County, Ind., used a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle tor eplace its 22-year-old armored 'Peacekeeper' vehicle (left). Kelly Wilkinson/Indianapolis Star

    DOD resumes transferring military vehicles to first responders

    The Defense Department has resumed transferring excess military vehicles to civilian emergency personnel after reaching an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency, said Jeffrey Curtis, executive director, logistics operations support for the De

    • Jul. 18, 2014
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    The flight deck crew secures an F-35B Lighting II aircraft aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) following testing. Commandant Gen. Jim Amos said a recent fire in an F-35A was probably a 'one-off' incident. US Navy

    Marine commandant: F-35 engine fire a 'one-off' incident

    As the Pentagon announced it was un-grounding the F-35 fleet following an investigation into a June engine fire, the commandant of the Marine Corps reiterated his support for the fighter program and said the mishap amounted to a fluke.

    • Jul. 15, 2014
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    Derek Herrera walks using his ReWalk ExoSkeleton. The $69,500 device has a top speed of 1.3 mph. Courtesy of Derek Herrera

    Marine paralyzed by sniper's bullet walks with use of exoskeleton

    Like any active 30-year-old, Marine Capt.

    • Jul. 15, 2014
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    A Marine F-35B joint strike fighter lifts off from the runway during the first short take-off and vertical landing mission at of the model last year. The Pentagon announced July 15 that the F-35 will not be flying to the Farnborough Airshow. Samuel King Jr./Air Force

    It's official: F-35 not flying to Farnborough

    The F-35 joint strike fighter will not be flying at the Farnborough International Airshow, to the disappointment of attendees, program supporters and partnered militaries.

    • Jul. 15, 2014
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    A Pentagon official told Defense News that the F-35 fighter fleet has been cleared by air worthiness authorities. A decision on attending the show has not been made but the official said DoD is 'hopeful' it can make the trip.

    F-35 cleared for flight

    A Pentagon official said that the F-35 fighter fleet has been cleared by air worthiness authorities.

    • Jul. 15, 2014
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    An illustration of the neuromodulation device designed to restore memory, to be developed by the Restoring Active Memory program team at UCLA. Courtesy UCLA

    Prosthetics for the brain could restore memory after TBI

    The Pentagon's research arm is exploring the development of brain implants that might one day reverse memory loss caused by traumatic brain injuries, the signature wound of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

    • Jul. 13, 2014
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    An F-35A flies a flight test at sunset at Edwards Air Force Base, California. Lockheed Martin

    Kendall: Fan-blade rubbing cause of F-35 fire

    Inspectors now believe they know the cause of the fire that damaged an F-35A the morning of June 23, but remain unclear on why the incident occurred.

    • Jul. 13, 2014
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    The Assault Tank Jumbo Sherman, part of the Jacques Littlefield Collection, is displayed at the Military Vehicle Technology Foundation in Portola Valley, Calif. Jeff Chiu / AP

    Collectors buy tanks, military vehicles at auction

    Collectors from around the world have snapped up more than 100 tanks and other military vehicles amassed by a Silicon Valley engineer, auction officials said Sunday.

    • Jul. 13, 2014
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    A sign is seen outside the National Security Agency campus in Fort Meade, Md. Patrick Semansky / AP

    Report: U.S. spies on prominent Muslim-Americans

    An online magazine reported Wednesday that the National Security Agency and the FBI covertly scanned the emails of five prominent Muslim-Americans under the government's secret surveillance program aimed at foreign terrorists and other national security t

    • Jul. 9, 2014
  2. With an American and Chinese flag flying in the background, a canon is seen aboard the Haikou. Marco Garcia / AP

    China gives rare glimpse at naval ships during RIMPAC

    China gave Western journalists a rare look aboard two People's Liberation Army vessels Saturday during the Rim of the Pacific naval exercises in Hawaii, showcasing a hospital ship with complex medical facilities and a destroyer flying U.S. and Chinese fla

    • Jul. 6, 2014
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    The National Security Ageny (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. Patrick Semansky / AP

    Report: Ordinary Americans caught up in NSA data sweep

    When the National Security Agency intercepted the online accounts of legally targeted foreigners over a four-year period it also collected the conversations of nine times as many ordinary Internet users, both Americans and non-Americans, according to a pr

    • Jul. 6, 2014
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    DARPA officials are partnering with industry to develop a barrier in a can, which could self-deploy with the push of a button and be used downrange instead of Hesco barriers, or perhaps even as a personal protective shield. Cpl. John McCall/Marine Corps

    DARPA calls on industry to develop compact, push-button wall

    The military's lead research agency is working to develop what some are calling a ballistic '

    • Jul. 5, 2014
  3. Airmen from the 58th Aircraft Maintenance Unit on May 28 look over the 26th and final F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 33rd Fighter Wing on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. A June 23 F-35A fire on the Eglin runway is under investigation. Senior Airman Christopher Callawat / Air Force

    Air Force, Navy F-35s grounded for 2nd week

    The Air Force's F-35A fighter fleet remained grounded for the 11th day Wednesday, following the June 23 fire that damaged one of the jets at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

    • Jul. 3, 2014
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    The first flight for the UK's first F-35, known as BK-1, took place on April 13, 2012. BK-1 is also the first international F-35. Lockheed Martin

    USMC F-35 will not attend UK carrier ceremony

    The Marine Corps will not be bringing an F-35B model to the naming ceremony of the HMS Queen Elizabeth in the United Kingdom, the service announced Thursday.

    • Jul. 3, 2014
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    This image provided by NASA shows the launch of the high-altitude balloon on June 28 in Kauai, Hawaii. It is carrying a saucer-shaped vehicle for NASA to test technology that could be used to land on Mars. NASA / AP

    Mars 'flying saucer' splashes down after NASA test

    NASA has tested new technology designed to bring spacecraft and one day even astronauts safely down to Mars, with the agency declaring the experiment a qualified success even though a giant parachute got tangled on the way down.

    • Jun. 29, 2014
  4. A North Korean soldier takes photos through the window at a meeting in which U.S. Army Gen Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, was briefed in late 2012 at the Demilitarized Zone between the two Koreas. Defense Department photo

    New landmine policy will not affect Korea's DMZ

    A major change in U.S. policy on landmines should not affect the mines in the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea.

    • Jun. 27, 2014
  5. Marine Harrier pilot sticks incredible landing on tiny bench at sea

    A new video from the amphibious assault ship Bataan shows a Marine AV-8B Harrier pilot executing the precision landing of a lifetime after his aircraft malfunctioned in mid-flight.

    • Jun. 27, 2014
  6. FILE - This June 21, 2007 file photo show a MQ-4 Predator controlled by the 46th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron stands on the tarmac at Balad Air Base, north of Baghdad, Iraq. A Pentagon official says the U.S. has started flying armed drones over Baghdad to protect U.S. civilians and military forces in the Iraqi capital. The official said the flights started in the last 24 to 48 hours to bolster manned and unmanned reconnaissance flights the military has been sending over violence-wracked Iraq in recent weeks. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the new flights on the record. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File) Maya Alleruzzo / AP

    Official: Armed drones guard U.S. interests in Iraq

    The U.S. has started flying armed drones over Baghdad to protect U.S. civilians and military forces in the Iraqi capital, a Pentagon official said Friday.

    • Jun. 27, 2014
  7. The United States will urge China to resume discussions on cybersecurity that were suspended abruptly after the U.S. charged five Chinese military officers with hacking into U.S. companies to steal trade secrets, a U.S. official said Thursday. Charles Dharapak / AP

    U.S. seeks resumption of cyber talks with China

    The United States next month will urge China to resume discussions on cyber security that were abruptly suspended after the Americans charged five Chinese military officers with hacking into U.S.

    • Jun. 27, 2014
  8. Among the weapons funded in the overseas contingency operations request is $192 million for 12 MQ-9 Reapers. Paul Ridgeway / US Air Force

    Defense spending request includes $6B for new weapons

    President Obama has requested $6 billion for new military aircraft, drones, vehicles and bombs as part of his $58.6 billion request to fund the war in Afghanistan and other contingency operations in 2015.

    • Jun. 26, 2014
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    An Air Force F-35A Lightning II flies over the coast of Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Master Sgt. Donald R. Allen / Air Force

    On-board fire investigation prompts Air Force to ground all F-35s, while Marines, Navy remain hesitant

    The Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps have halted all F-35 flights after a fire damaged an Air Force F-35A during takeoff Monday morning at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

    • Jun. 26, 2014
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    Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Jim Amos said he welcomes critical thought and wasn't offended by a position paper, written by two field-grade infantry officers and published by Marine Corps Times, challenging his procurement strategy. He said he found the critique incomplete, however. Colin Kelly / Staff

    Amos rejects recent critique of amphibious combat vehicle

    The commandant of the Marine Corps pushed back on criticism of the Marines' amphibious combat vehicle Tuesday, calling development of the vehicle his top priority for the remainder of his tenure.

    • Jun. 25, 2014

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