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  1. Completion of the submarine North Dakota, seen Nov. 2 just before its christening ceremony, is being delayed to address design and construction issues. Navy

    Delivery of submarine North Dakota delayed to Navy

    Problems with a parts supplier and the need to modify certain design features led the Navy to announce Wednesday that the commissioning of the new nuclear-powered attack submarine North Dakota won't take place at the end of May as scheduled.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  2. An Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle prepares to land at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., after flying a routine training mission. A new study found drone pilots believe there is a negative perception attached to their jobs. Air Force

    GAO to Air Force: Improve morale for drone pilots

    The Air Force's drone pilots believe there is a negative perception attached to their jobs, report low morale and receive insufficient training, a new government study found.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  3. Top left: An F-15 deployed from Royal Air Force Lakenheath lands in Lithuania in preparation for the U.S. Air Forces in Europe to assume the NATO Baltic air policing mission. Top Right: The guided missile destroyer Donald Cook arrives at Naval Station Rota, Spain, in February. Bottom left: A U.S. airman signals to the pilot during pre-flight checks, March 20 at Lask Air Base, Poland. Bottom right: Six MV-22B Ospreys assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365 arrived in Spain on April 27 in support of Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force, Crisis Response (SP-MAGTF CR). Defense Department photos

    NATO to ramp up in response to Russian aggression

    U.S. troops in Europe likely will ramp up operations and continue a historic shift eastward after the NATO alliance this week agreed to vastly expand its military readiness in response to Russian aggression.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  4. William Shatner, who portrayed Capt. James T. Kirk in the 'Star Trek' TV series and movies, sent a letter and signed photo to the crew of the Zumwalt, a newly christened Navy destroyer. Courtesy Barbara Zumwalt

    Famous Capt. Kirk honors real one at ship christening

    Good luck, from one Capt. Kirk to another.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  5. Actors from Fox's 'Enlisted,' Geoff Stults, left, and Parker Young, right, have been cast in a CBS pilot. Greg Gayne / Fox

    Fox's'Enlisted' stars cast in CBS pilot

    In what could be seen as a show-stopping one-two punch, the Fox network has removed all traces of the military-themed comedy 'Enlisted' from its spring schedule, and two of the show's three male leads have been cast in a new comedy pilot this time as co

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  6. Frazier Glenn Cross, also known as Frazier Glenn Miller, appears at his arraignment April 15 in New Century, Kan. Cross is being charged for shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City on April 13. Veterans advocates are denouncing an opinion piece in the New York Times that draws links between veterans and white supremacist groups in attempting to explain the actions of the suspected gunman. David Eulitt / AP

    Veterans slam New York Times piece linking vets to hate groups

    Veterans advocates are denouncing an opinion piece in the New York Times that draws links between veterans and white supremacist groups in attempting to explain the actions of the suspected gunman in a recent and deadly shooting outside a Kansas Jewish ce

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  7. Participants in the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) begin the 26.2-mile run in Arlington, Va. Cpl. Ricky Robinson III / Marine Corps

    First to finish Marine Corps 17.75K broke rule, banned from MCM events

    It may be frowned upon by race organizers, but giving entries to friends is nothing new in the running world.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  8. NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe Gen. Philip M. Breedlove addresses the media April 16 at NATO headquarters in Brussels. NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday. Yves Logghe / AP

    NATO to ramp up in response to Russian aggression

    U.S. troops in Europe likely will ramp up operations and continue a historic shift eastward after the NATO alliance this week agreed to vastly expand its military readiness in response to Russian aggression.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  9. The Fire Support Group of Charlie Company 40 Commando Royal Marines, at FOB Jackson in Afghanistan engage insurgents following contact Patrol Base Paylae. Photographer: LA(Phot) Si Ethell Image 45152919.jpg from www.defenceimages.mod.uk Si Ethell / Crown Copyright

    U.K. lawmakers slam lax security in Bastion attack

    British lawmakers said Wednesday that U.K. commanders' complacency and inadequate security were partly to blame for the failure to stop a Taliban attack on a U.S-British base in Afghanistan that killed two U.S. Marines.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  10. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel briefs the press April 2 aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) in Honolulu. Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo / Defense Department

    Hagel launches broad review of military justice system

    The Pentagon is launching a 'systemic' review of the entire military justice system that will look at how commanders convene courts-martial and impose nonjudicial punishments.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  11. Frazier Glenn Cross, also known as Frazier Glenn Miller, appears at his arraignment April 15 in New Century, Kan. Cross is being charged for shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City on April 13. Veterans advocates are denouncing an opinion piece in the New York Times that draws links between veterans and white supremacist groups in attempting to explain the actions of the suspected gunman. David Eulitt / AP

    Veterans slam New York Times piece linking vets to hate groups

    Veterans advocates are denouncing an opinion piece in the New York Times that draws links between veterans and white supremacist groups in attempting to explain the actions of the suspected gunman in a recent and deadly shooting outside a Kansas Jewish ce

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  12. 'Complex' report on allotments now 3 months late

    Defense officials are more than three months late on a report on the military allotment system, which will recommend steps to protect troops from unscrupulous businesses and lenders that use allotments to take advantage of them.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  13. Marines jump out of an MV-22B Osprey while conducting parachute operations over Djibouti last year. At least 5,000 U.S. troops are operating on the African continent. Sgt. Christopher Q. Stone / Marine Corps

    DoD quietly expanding AFRICOM missions

    Just five years ago, the Pentagon considered Africa such a strategic backwater that the global map of combatant commands carved the massive continent into two chunks and placed most of it under control of the chief of U.S. European Command in Belgium.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  14. Commissioning delayed for submarine North Dakota

    The commissioning of the $2.6 billion submarine that will become USS North Dakota has been postponed because of issues with the design of the bow and component parts, the Navy said Wednesday.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  15. Family of Navy Yard shooting victim files suit

    The Florida family of a woman slain during the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Hillsborough County Court.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  16. Secretary of State John Kerry is surrounded by security as he arrives April 16 in Geneva, where he is scheduled to participate in talks on the ongoing situation in Ukraine with representatives from Ukraine, Russia and the European Union. Jim Bourg / AP

    U.S. readies sanctions on Russia, aid for Ukraine

    The Obama administration is preparing to ratchet up sanctions on Russia and boost assistance for the Ukrainian military in the coming days, U.S.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  17. The Bonhomme Richard has MH-60 Seahawk helicopters, the MV-22 Osprey and small boats that could be used to rescue survivors. Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Ed

    Bonhomme Richard ready to aid South Korean ferry rescue

    The amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard is standing by to help find survivors from a South Korean ferry that capsized Wednesday in the Yellow Sea, 7th Fleet said.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  18. Officer promotions for May are out

    May promotions have been authorized for these active-component officers, according to orders issued by the Human Resources Command

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  19. Reserve, full-time support captain selections announced

    Congratulations to the following Reserve and full-time support officers selected for promotion to captain, announced by the Navy in a fleetwide message, ALNAV 023/14, released Monday:

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  20. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, speaks April 7 in Washington. Susan Walsh / AP

    Jill Biden promotes Post-9/11 GI Bill website

    Jill Biden is promoting a new website designed to make it easier for service members, veterans, their spouses and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits at thousands of schools and job training programs.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  21. Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak says his country wants to host a larger NATO and U.S. presence. Mike Morones/Staff

    Poland wants larger U.S., NATO troop presence

    Poland's defense minister is calling for a larger U.S. and NATO military presence in his country to deter the type of Russian aggression occurring in eastern Ukraine.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  22. Iraq: Abu Ghraib prison closure not permanent

    An Iraqi Justice Ministry official said Wednesday that this week's closure of the infamous Abu Ghraib prison west of Baghdad is temporary and that it will be reopened once the security situation in the surrounding area is stable.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  23. Grand Forks Air Force Base to close school

    The Grand Forks Air Force Base School Board has voted to close an elementary school to deal with declining enrollment on the northeastern North Dakota base.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  24. Unclaimed remains of 3 veterans to be inurned

    The unclaimed remains of veterans of the Civil War and both World Wars that were discovered in the vaults of a funeral home group will be inurned next week in a northeastern Indiana cemetery.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  25. May officer promotions: Majors

    Armstrong, Jonatha

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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