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  1. British soldiers give a hand in rescue operations at the site of the bomb-wrecked U.S. Marine barracks near the Beirut airport on Oct. 23, 1983. A bomb-laden truck detonated, collapsing the four-story building and killing 220 Marines, 18 sailors and three soldiers. Bill Foley/AP

    Beirut mission renewed: Marines take pride in returning to guard embassy

    As of early September, Marine security guards are again manning Post One in Beirut. The post holds profound significance for Marines young and old.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  2. Airman 1st Class Reece Zoller, left, 58th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew one load crew member, operates an MJ-1 lift truck carrying an AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile as Staff Sgt Zachary Watts, center, 58th AMU crew one crew chief, and Airman 1st Class Robert Hughes, right, 58th AMU crew one crew member, guide him during a qualification load Oct. 10 on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.. The F-35 training program at Eglin currently serves as the primary source of F-35 expertise to new F-35A units across the Air Force. Staff Sgt. Marleah Robertson/Air Force

    First weapons crew certified on F-35A

    The latest milestone in the F-35A program belongs to airmen on the ground.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  3. Army announced November officer promotions

    Congratulations to the active component officers being promoted to the ranks of chief warrant officer 2 through colonel in November.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  4. Erin Vasselian holds a Bronze Star with combat 'V' device awarded to her husband, Sgt. Daniel Vasselian, who was killed in action Dec. 23, 2013. Vasselian, a squad leader with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, was recognized for heroism during his third deployment to Afghanistan. Sgt. Richard Blumenstein/Marine Corps

    Fallen Marine awarded Bronze Star for heroism in 'Operation Nightmare'

    The family of fallen Marine Sgt. Daniel Vasselian accepted his Bronze Star with combat 'V' device last week for heroism in Afghanistan.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  5. Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, shown here on May 3, is being held at Tijuana's La Mesa Penitentiary. His lawyer is relying on the argument to win his freedom in the shortest time possible: He needs to be release so he can go home to get treatment for his combat-related post-traumatic stress, which Mexican authorities don't treat, even in their own soldiers. Alejandro Tamayo / AP

    PTSD argued in case of Marine jailed in Mexico

    There's no dispute retired Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi drove with three loaded guns in his truck into Mexico where firearms are illegal.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  6. Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, right, says the Military Health System Review released Oct. 1 by the Defense Department provided good feedback for military health officials. Staff Sgt. Ashley Bell / Army

    'We cannot accept average,' surgeons general say

    The message the Army, Navy and Air Force surgeons general have taken from the military health system review released earlier this month is that their hospitals and clinics are performing on par with the nation's top private systems.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  7. Few vets use free credit monitoring after VA breaches

    Only about one in 25 veterans offered free credit monitoring in the wake of Veterans Affairs Department security breaches has signed up for the service, a figure that VA officials call disappointingly low.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  8. The Samsung Galaxy 5.5 features a fingerprint sensor for security. Getty Images

    U.S. OKs Samsung devices for classified data

    For the first time, the government will allow devices made for the consumer market to handle classified information.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  9. Mission Family: Survivors' education clearinghouse inspired by student's pain, drive

    If you're a member of the military community, you know all too well the variety of struggles that the lifestyle can bring.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  10. Tricare Help: TFL and skilled nursing home care

    Q. My father is an 82-year-old Korean War veteran and military retiree. He is in a skilled nursing home but has exhausted his Medicare coverage. He's very ill, with four compression fractures, liver cancer and dementia.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  11. Lewis-McChord soldier charged in wife's death

    Bail has been set at $1 million for a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife at their Lakewood, Washington, apartment.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  12. Washington VA doctor accused of child rape

    Stevens County authorities say a Spokane Veterans Affairs Medical Center emergency room doctor accused of assaulting a child at the doctor's home has been charged with child rape.

    • Oct. 23, 2014
  13. The amphibious assault ship Kearsarge returns to Naval Station Norfolk, Va., in November 2013 after an eight-month deployment. The Navy needs to get deployment lengths down to seven months, said Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert in an all-hands call aboard the Kearsarge today in Norfolk. MCSN Edward Guttierrez III / Navy

    CNO Greenert: 7-month deployments 'achievable and sustainable'

    The Navy's top admiral said he wants to bring deployments down to a seven-month standard a call that stands in stark contrast to recent deployment lengths.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  14. Rear Adm. John Kirby, left, and Sen. John McCain. AP photos

    John McCain calls Navy 2-star an 'idiot' during interview

    Sen. John McCain, a retired naval aviator, has a history of confronting military leaders he feels have fallen short.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  15. Command Sgt. Maj. Robert 'Bob' Gallagher was at Mogadishu, Somalia, in 1993 and in Baghdad for the U.S. invasion in 2003. When he retired, he worked to serve soldiers. He has died at age 52. 3rd Infantry Division/Facebook

    CSM who fought in Panama, Somalia and Iraq dies at 52

    A decorated soldier who participated in major military actions spanning three decades and spent the last few years of his career helping fellow wounded warriors was found dead in his Georgia home Oct. 13 of natural causes.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  16. An HH-1N Huey from the Search and Rescue Unit at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., flies over the parade deck on Feb. 14. Marines with the unit helped rescue 28 Boy Scouts and four adults after they were reported missing Oct. 18 during a canoe trip on the Colorado River. Cpl. Aaron Diamant/Marine Corps

    Yuma Marines rescue lost Boy Scouts near the Colorado River

    Marines rescued 28 Boy Scouts and four chaperones Saturday night after they were reported missing when they failed to reach a checkpoint during a canoe trip.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  17. Bond set for Afghan soldiers who fled for Canada

    Three Afghan soldiers detained since abandoning a Massachusetts training exercise to avoid returning to Afghanistan are hoping financial help from supporters will allow them to go free as they challenge deportation and pursue asylum.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  18. In this handout provided by the Lake County Sheriff Department, Darren Vann poses for a mug shot photo in Gary, Indiana. Handout / Getty Images

    Marine Corps booted suspected Indiana serial killer in 1993

    An ex-Marine, who recently confessed to killing seven women in Indiana, was kicked out of the Marine Corps as a private in 1993 after fewer than two years of service.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  19. The Orient Shield exercise will include E-model Apaches certified to make deck landings during the RIMPAC exercise, such as this Apache launching from the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu. MC3 Dustin Knight/ / Navy

    Army helos set for joint exercise in Japan

    The U.S. Army Stryker brigade set to begin exercises in Japan next week as part of its third stop in the Army's Pacific Pathways rotation brought its own aviation assets to the venerable exercise for the first time.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  20. The Naval Center for Combat and Operational Stress Control and Palo Alto University in California are distributing this flier to attract gay, lesbian and bisexual sailors for a study of their experiences. NCCOSC

    Survey asks lesbian, gay, bi sailors about service experiences

    It's been three years since the Defense Department lifted its ban against gays, lesbians and bisexuals serving openly in the military, but the services have little research on their experiences and needs or how the repeal of don't ask, don't tell has affe

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  21. Trainers from the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases will work with a team of doctors from the Army, Air Force and Navy who are tasked with supporting hospitals in the U.S. respond to potential Ebola threats. Department of Defense

    Stateside Ebola team starts training today

    The 30-person medical team designed to provide short-notice help and support to civilian hospitals who may deal with Ebola cases at home began training Wednesday at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  22. A Marine EA-6B 2 Prowler with Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2 takes off in Afghanistan. A 1,000-pound jamming system pod fell off of a Prowler while it was flying over Arizona on Oct. 13. Marine Corps

    1,000-pound pod falls off Marine Corps Prowler mid-flight

    Marine officials say they have recovered a 1,000-pound tactical jamming system pod that fell off an EA-6B Prowler aircraft while it flew a mission over a military air station in Arizona.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  23. Senior Airman Laura Quick places a mask over her face during an Oct. 22 infectious disease training exercise for the Ebola virus on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Nick Tomecek / AP

    Obama expresses optimism about Ebola in U.S.

    President Obama expressed confidence about the ability to contain Ebola in the U.S., taking special note of the ongoing recovery of two nurses who contracted the disease and of others who were declared Ebola free after being exposed to the deadly virus.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  24. Tomb guards perform the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on Wednesday. Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP

    U.S. increases security in wake of Canada shootings, though no threats cited

    The military increased security Wednesday at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery after fatal shootings at a Canadian war memorial and Parliament, even though the FBI and the Homeland Security Department said there was no specific threa

    • Oct. 22, 2014
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