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  1. Basic trainees are watched by a military training instructor as they pass over an algae-filled water obstacle on a cable and rope bridge. 'We can't lose sight of the fact that the overwhelming majority of our MTI corps ... give fully of themselves, their families sacrifice, and they train our newest airmen hard,' writes Chief Master Sgt. Gerardo Tapia. Michael Tolzmann/Air Force

    Today's MTIs, through the eyes of an old airman

    I normally don't jump into the fray of Internet social commentary, but as Air Education and Training Command's senior enlisted airman, I felt compelled after seeing many readers' comments stemming from a March 31 news article on the court-martial of a for

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  2. A QF-4 Drone in flight as it is tracked by a missile at Tyndall AFB, Fla. The drones are used as moving targets to test weapons. (Courtesy photo) Courtesy photo

    Training aircraft overruns runway at Tyndall

    A QF-4 targeting aircraft overran a runway Tuesday at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., causing damage to the aircraft. Investigators say there was no danger to the public or a nearby highway.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  3. Making E-8 gets slightly tougher

    The latest E-8 selection board convened Monday with a mandate to select 1,445 of 12,010 eligible chief petty officers to pin a senior chief's star over their anchors.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  4. President Barack Obama steps from Air Force One Wednesday as he arrives at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo. Carolyn Kaster / AP

    Obama: U.S.-Japan treaty applies to disputed islands

    President Barack Obama confirmed Wednesday that America's mutual security treaty with Japan applies to the islands at the center of a territorial dispute between China and Japan.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  5. First lady Michelle Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, April 11, during an event for caregivers of veterans. The first lady announced Wednesday the launch of a new website for veterans to help them connect with potential employers. Jacquelyn Martin / AP

    First lady announcing one-stop job site for vets

    Aiming to streamline employment resources for people leaving the military, the government is creating an integrated website that can help job-seekers create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database of veterans and their spouses for co

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  6. U.S. Sen. Jack Reed presented Navy vet Frank Poli with a number of awards, including the Navy Good Conduct Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, and the American Campaign Medal. Senate.gov

    Navy vet, 92, finally gets medals

    A 92-year-old military veteran has gotten long-overdue medals he earned for serving in the Navy during World War II.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  7. In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Bradley Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick. A northeast Kansas judge will make a final determination Wednesday on Manning's request to change her name from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning. AP

    Judge grants Manning's name change request

    A Kansas judge has granted a request to formally change the name of the soldier convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  8. Md. university offers federal workers discount

    University of Maryland University College is aiming to boost enrollment with a tuition discount for out-of-state federal employees and their families.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  9. University to offer technology entrepreneurship program

    Want to create the next Google? The University of Maryland wants to help you get there.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  10. 2 years in jail for misusing money for homeless vets

    A Nashville, Tenn., woman who stole more than $364,000 earmarked to help homeless veterans will spend two years in jail for the crimes.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  11. McConnell base gets final OK for refueling tankers

    The U.S. Air Force has given final approval to McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita as the home of the new KC-46A air refueling tanker, according to Kansas congressmen.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  12. Obama visit to Asia seen as counterweight to China

    President Barack Obama's travels through Asia aim to reassure partners about the renewed U.S. commitment to the region, with an eye both to China's rising assertiveness and the fast-growing markets that are the center of gravity for global growth.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  13. Soldier faces hearing in killings of Iraqi boys

    A U.S. soldier accused of deliberately killing two unarmed teenage boys as they herded cattle in Iraq seven years ago is due in military court.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  14. Cause of child's death debated in soldier's murder trial

    A defense lawyer for a former soldier accused of punching his 5-year-old daughter to death said Tuesday an autopsy showed evidence of lasting injuries that weakened the girl before she died.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  15. State Dept. says Egypt cleared for US military aid

    The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  16. Ex-cop named N.Y. Army Guard's top enlisted soldier

    A retired Rochester police officer who served in the Iraq War has been selected to become the next senior enlisted soldier in the New York Army National Guard.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  17. Coast Guard convicts petty officer in assault case

    A jury of eight Coast Guard members, after a weeklong court-martial in federal court in New Orleans, has convicted one of their own in a sexual assault of a female Coast Guard member in late 2012.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  18. Recruits trending older in U.S. military

    New recruits in the U.S. military are getting slightly older, with more than half of Army enlistees age 20 or above compared with a few decades ago when only a third were in the older age group, according to a RAND Corp. study released Wednesday.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  19. Two UH-60 Black Hawks assigned to U.S. Army Europe's 12th Combat Aviation Brigade pick up 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) soldiers during an exercise at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Germany on March 28. Spc. Glenn M. Anderson/Army

    4 Army units heading to Eastern Europe

    The U.S. military in Europe is sending four company-sized infantry units, a total of about 600 soldiers, to Eastern Europe, the latest effort to reassure NATO allies in light of Russian aggression in Ukraine, a Pentagon official said Tuesday.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  20. An image made from video of Strike Fighter Squadron 27 based at NAF Atsugi, Japan, flying their F/A 18E Super Hornets has garnered a lot of hits on YouTube. Screenshot

    VIDEO: Hornet squadron streaks past strike group, mountains

    Armed with GoPro-style cameras, Strike Fighter Squadron 27 captured their F/A-18E Super Hornets in action in an exciting video that's getting a lot of views.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  21. Spy vs. Spy: Former SecDef Gates talks Putin

    Before he became secretary of defense, Robert Gates spent a career at the CIA when U.S intelligence agents were pitted against the KGB.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  22. Members of 3rd Marine Special Operations Battalion conduct a direct action hit during training in 2009 at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif. Sgt. Steven King/Marine Corps

    New MARSOC role players have very specific qualification requirements

    As Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command prepares for complex missions involving al-Qaida in northern Africa and elsewhere, it is hiring highly qualified role players to help its operators train.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  23. Staff Sgt. Aaron Driver with his wife, Jennifer. Courtesy of STAFF Sgt. Aaron Driver

    Letter: Why I won't re-enlist

    Tired of waiting for deployments to slow down and other hardships of military life, Staff Sgt.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  24. Midshipman 2nd Class Gabriel Voumard allegedly ran aggressively toward a cab driver with a knife. Anne Arundel County Police Department

    Midshipman accused of assaulting cab driver with knife

    Anne Arundel County police say a 22-year-old Naval Academy midshipman has been charged with assault after threatening a cab driver with a butter knife.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  25. The Obama administration is reportedly considering options to leave far fewer troops in Afghanistan after this year than the top U.S. and NATO commander for Afghanistan has recommended. Munir Uz Zaman / AFP

    Report: U.S. may leave fewer troops in Afghanistan

    The Obama administration is reportedly considering options to leave far fewer troops in Afghanistan after this year than the top U.S. and NATO commander for Afghanistan has recommended.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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