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  1. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response take cover from debris blasted by an MV-22B Osprey. SPMAGTF-Crisis Response serves as a model for the new Middle East-based unit. Cpl. Michael Petersheim/Marine Corps

    Corps assembles next crisis response task force in Middle East

    The Marine Corps is preparing to dispatch its second task force designed specifically for crisis response this time to the Middle East in order to position for rapid response in that part of the world.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  2. Reductions in end strength have to equate to thinning the operating force, Army leadership explains. Army

    One retired colonel is campaigning for more cuts and Congress is listening

    The Army insists cutting the service down to 420,000 cannot be done.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  3. Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov was declared dead Dec. 14 in Kaiserslautern, Germany, after being found unresponsive in the passenger seat of a vehicle driven by Air Force Staff Sgt. Sean Oliver, according to police. Screenshot

    For Germans, death penalty is concern in U.S. airman's murder trial

    Nearly a week after German police discovered the lifeless body of a U.S. sailor inside a car in Kaiserslautern Dec. 14, the remains were turned over to the U.S. armed forces regional medical examiner.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  4. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speaks during a news conference Thursday on Capitol Hill in Washington. The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays. AP

    After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

    After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  5. Former Naval Academy superintendent dies at 77

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Arizona Sen. John McCain is praising former Naval Academy Superintendent Charles Larson, who died over the weekend, as a great man.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  6. Washington Redskins special teams coach Ben Kotwica demonstrates a drill during practice Sunday at the team's NFL football training facility. Alex Brandon / AP

    War & games: Ex-helo pilot heads Redskins special teams

    After practice on Military Appreciation Day at Washington Redskins training camp, the special teams coordinator made a beeline to the people in uniform near the special VIP tent.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  7. Defense: Government suppressed evidence in Blackwater

    Lawyers for Blackwater security guards accused the government on Monday of suppressing evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  8. An Army of 420K means involuntary separations

    If the Army has to drop to 420,000, you can expect the involuntary separations of enlisted and officers to continue.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  9. The destroyer Frank E. Evans, after it was cut in half in a 1969 collision with an Australian aircraft carrier in the South China Sea. The names of the 74 sailors killed in the incident do not appear on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Navy

    Effort advances to add names of 74 sailors to Vietnam Memorial

    The crew of the destroyer Frank E. Evans is fighting once again, 45 years after their ship sank in the South China Sea after a terrifying collision.

    • Jul. 27, 2014
  10. On newsstands this week

    In this week's issue of Marine Corps Times, the top TA and GI Bill schools, and what you need to know before you enroll. Get your own copy starting Monday at your local exchange or commissary.

    • Jul. 27, 2014
  11. On newsstands this week

    In this week's issue of Navy Times, the top TA and GI Bill schools, and what you need to know before you enroll. Get your own copy starting Monday at your local exchange or commissary.

    • Jul. 27, 2014
  12. On newsstands this week

    In this week's issue of Army Times, the job that will get you promoted. Get your own copy starting Monday at your local exchange or commissary.

    • Jul. 27, 2014
  13. On newsstands this week

    In this week's issue of Air Force Times, the top TA and GI Bill schools, and what you need to know before you enroll. Get your own copy starting Monday at your local exchange or commissary.

    • Jul. 27, 2014
  14. British Ambassador to Afghanistan, Sir Richard Stagg, meets the police chief of southern Helmand province, Maj. Gen. Abdul Qayum Baqizoi, aboard Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, on April 2. Baqizoi was later sacked following a deadly Taliban offensive. Lance Cpl. Darien J. Bjorndal / Marine Corps

    Helmand police chief mentored by Marines is dismissed after Taliban violence

    Less than a month after Marines ended their mission advising Afghan National Police in Helmand province, the Afghan interior ministry has replaced the provincial police chief central to the Marines' final mentoring efforts.

    • Jul. 27, 2014
  15. A CID special agent uses a bright light in processing a crime scene. Jeffrey Castro / Army Criminal Investigation Comma

    CID looking for new special agents

    U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is putting out a dragnet for new special agents.

    • Jul. 27, 2014
  16. 'Broadside' cartoonist Jeff Bacon, a retired Navy oceanographer, often makes light of how the brass respond to their forecasters.

    Navy's weathermen celebrate 90 years

    They have been knocked down from ship's company to ship riders.

    • Jul. 27, 2014
  17. Capt. Patrick McAfee Air Force

    2 USAF missileers to work with Navy in morale-improvement effort

    They're Air Force missileers, but their next assignments are with the Navy.

    • Jul. 27, 2014
  18. A panel of three judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld the Federal Claims Court's decision to dismiss the legal challenge to the 2011 ERB by 300 former sailors. Navy

    Judges dismiss booted sailors' appeal

    Three hundred former sailors suing forcompensation from or reinstatement in the Navy after being booted by the deeply unpopular 2011 enlisted retention boards lost their appeal, likely closing the book on their challenge.

    • Jul. 27, 2014
  19. Individual Training Course students with Marine Special Operations School at Stone Bay, N.C., participate in the field training exercise Raider Spirit. Cpl. Donovan Lee / Marine Corps

    MARSOC demystified: Officials to unveil training details

    Notoriously shrouded in secrecy, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command may soon lift the veil on its training pipeline, beginning with the assessment and selection course that is held several times per year at undisclosed locations, and continuin

    • Jul. 27, 2014
  20. A satellite image purports to show a before and after close-up of artillery strikes. The United States says the images back up its claims that rockets have been fired from Russia into eastern Ukraine and heavy artillery for separatists has also crossed the border. State Department / AP

    U.S.: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

    Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. has released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the border.

    • Jul. 27, 2014
  21. Wyoming Air Guard looks to improve planes

    Wyoming Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Luke Reiner has joined other Guard leaders around the country in asking Congress to approve upgrades to older transport planes.

    • Jul. 27, 2014
  22. Lackland airman James Green surprised a homeless man with a makeover. KENS 5

    Lackland airman ambushes homeless man with makeover

    James Green has a special commitment to San Antonio's homeless. He wants them to know they matter and he wants the displaced to know he cares.

    • Jul. 27, 2014
  23. Judge slams Dade County for razing soldier's home

    A federal judge has slammed Miami-Dade County for refusing to delay demolition of a soldier's home while he trained in California.

    • Jul. 27, 2014
  24. A flag that once belonged to Lance Cpl. Fred Maciel, who died in a helicopter crash in Iraq more than nine years ago, is unveiled July 26 at Calvary Hill Cemetery in Humble, Texas. Lanie and Walter Brown bought the flag for $5 after finding it tucked away in the corner of a flea market in Hemphill, about 170 miles from Houston. Karen Warren / AP

    Texas couple gives forgotten flag to Marine's mom

    A couple who discovered a tribute flag for a fallen Marine at a Texas flea market has presented it to his mother, more than nine years after he was killed in Iraq.

    • Jul. 27, 2014
  25. Smoke billows from an area near Tripoli's international airport July 24 during fighting between rival factions around the capital's airport. Mahmud Turkia / AFP

    38 killed as Libyan forces battle militias in east

    Heavy clashes between Libyan soldiers loyal to a renegade general and Islamist-led militias killed 38 people, health officials said Sunday, as fighting between rival militias around the capital's international airport raged on and European nations warned

    • Jul. 27, 2014
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