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  1. Retired Marine Cpl. William 'Kyle' Carpenter applauds his medical team as they stand to be acknowledged by President Obama during a ceremony presenting Carpenter with the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry, June 19, in the East Room of the White House. Carpenter plans to ring in this year's Marine Corps Marathon by breaking a world record. Jacquelyn Martin / AP

    Kyle Carpenter plans to break a world record to start the Marine Corps Marathon

    It was impressive enough when Medal of Honor recipient Kyle Carpenter, who survived jumping on an enemy grenade, ran the Marine Corps Marathon last year.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  2. RIF board to cut fewer captains, majors

    The Air Force expects it will cut 355 captains and majors under a reduction in force board scheduled to convene this month.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  3. Andrew Tahmooressi was arrested by Mexican officials March 31 after driving across the California border with weapons and ammunition in his truck. Screenshot

    Marine vet's release from Mexican jail coming, lawmakers say

    The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said he is 'confident' that Mexican authorities will release Marine veteran Andrew Tahmooressi, potentially ending the ongoing saga of his imprisonment.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  4. Roughly two-thirds of veterans are likely to leave their first post-military job within two years because of problems like low job satisfaction and limited opportunities for advancement, according to a new survey by employment specialists. Staff Sgt. Alexis Ramos / Army

    Survey: 65% of vets likely to leave 1st civilian job within 2 years

    Roughly two-thirds of veterans are likely to leave their first post-military job within two years because of problems like low job satisfaction and limited opportunities for advancement, according to a new survey by employment specialists.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  5. Rear Adm. Diane Webber became the first cyber type commander Oct. 1, when the Navy Information Dominance Forces command was stood up. Robin Hicks / Navy

    Navy stands up first cyber type command

    Submarines have a three-star type commander who oversees their force. So do ship crews, aviation squadrons, and expeditionary sailors likes Seabees and divers.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  6. A major review shows that the military health system performs as well as the private sector in delivering safe, quality care. 'I believe our service members, retirees and their families deserve better than average,' said Defense Secretary Chuuck Hagel, who ordered the review. J. Scott Applewhite / AP

    Report: Military hospitals show broad disparities in patient care

    A comprehensive review of the military health care system finds that overall, the military health system is functioning on a par with private-sector care, but patients face broad disparities in appointment wait times and quality of care and have little

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  7. Surgeons operate at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, in 2012. Keesler is one base that has implemented a 'go green' initiative to save the Air Force money by working with the FDA-approved companies to refurbish unused/expired surgical equipment and supplies. The program saves money while providing surgeons with the most up-to-date medical/surgical technology. Air Force

    Air Force details top 5 best and worst ideas from airmen

    Air Force leaders have approved dozens of suggestions from airmen for saving money. The ideas cover a wide range of areas and savings to date saving the Air Force $76.6 million, said spokeswoman Capt. Erika Yepsen.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  8. Former Marine Joe Teti, shown in Sri Lanka filming an episode of the Discovery Channel's popular 'Dual Survival' show, has been stripped of his membership in the Special Forces Association. Discovery Channel

    'Dual Survival' star stripped of SF Association membership

    Discovery Channel's 'Dual Survival' reality star Joseph Teti, a former Army and Marine Corps special operator, has been disavowed by the Special Forces Association and stripped of his membership with the group.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  9. 1,882 officers selected for captain

    The Air Force announced today that 1,882 first lieutenants were selected for promotion to captain in the quarterly selection for calendar 2014.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  10. Col. Richard L. Shepard, 51, was found dead Saturday of an apparent gunshot wound. Army

    Colonel found dead of apparent gunshot wound at Redstone Arsenal

    A 51-year-old Army Contracting Command officer was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound in his Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, residence Saturday, according to an ACC news release. Foul play is not suspected.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  11. An MV-22 Osprey lost power on take-off Wednesday and two crewmembers bailed out into the ocean. One was recovered and the search in underway for the second. Here, an MV-22 with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced) launches from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island in August. MC2 Christopher Lindahl / Navy

    Crewmember missing after MV-22 mishap in Arabian Sea

    The Navy and Marine Corps are searching for a missing crewmember who bailed out of an MV-22 Osprey that temporarily lost power during takeoff over the Arabian Gulf, according to a 5th Fleet press release.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  12. Omar Gonzalez, accused White House fence jumper, pleaded not guilty on Oct. 1 in federal court to unauthorized intrusion and weapons-related charges. New River Regional Jail

    Suspect in White House breach pleads not guilty

    A 42-year-old man accused in the unprecedented breach of White House security last month pleaded not guilty in federal court Wednesday to unauthorized intrusion and weapons-related charges.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  13. 6 implicated in National Guard bribery scheme

    Six people were implicated Wednesday in contract-rigging schemes involving the bribery of National Guard officials, and three individuals have pleaded guilty, prosecutors said.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  14. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson testifies on Sept. 30 on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pierson has resigned amid recent White House security breach. J. Scott Applewhite / AP

    Secret Service chief quits due to security lapses

    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson abruptly resigned Wednesday in the face of multiple revelations of security breaches, bumbling in her agency and rapidly eroding confidence that the president and his family were being kept safe.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  15. U.S. OKs $1.75 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia

    The Obama administration has approved a $1.75 billion sale of Patriot missiles and associated items to Saudi Arabia to bolster the air defenses of the key U.S. ally in the Arab world.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  16. Taliban suicide bombers kill 7 in Kabul, wound 21

    Taliban suicide bombers struck two buses carrying Afghan soldiers in Kabul early Wednesday, killing seven people and wounding 21, just a day after the signing of a key U.S.-Afghan security pact.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  17. 397 officers moving up in October

    Nearly 400 captains through lieutenant colonels will move up in October as part of the monthly promotions that continue throughout the year.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  18. Australia sends 2 unarmed support planes over Iraq

    Australia was sending two unarmed air force planes to support U.S.-led coalition combat operations against the Islamic State movement in Iraq, but would not yet launch its own airstrikes, the prime minister said Wednesday.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  19. A U.S Air Force KC-10 Extender refuels an F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft prior to strike operations Friday in Syria. Tech. Sgt. Russ Scalf / via AP

    Iraq and Syria airstrikes launched amid intelligence gaps

    The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen, according to cur

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  20. Poland's new Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz, third from left, and members of her cabinet. Czarek Sokolowski / AP

    New Polish premier wants more U.S. military presence

    Poland's new prime minister said Wednesday that she will seek a greater U.S. military presence in the country as the conflict in neighboring Ukraine has made Poland's security and U.S.-Polish relationship even more important.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  21. Army drops murder charges against soldier over Iraqi boys' deaths

    The Army has dropped murder charges against a soldier in the shooting of two unarmed Iraqi boys during a blown reconnaissance mission in 2007, but he still faces prosecution on allegations that he obstructed the investigation and threatened a journalist's wife.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  22. French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian walks in the lobby of the Elysee Palace on Oct. 1 on his way to a special defense meeting on the country's mission against the Islamic State group. Remy de la Mauviniere / AP

    France ups military deployment against Islamic State

    France is deploying an anti-aircraft frigate and more fighter jets in the Persian Gulf region to boost its ability to carry out airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  23. 7 indicted in Red River Army Depot fraud case

    Seven Northeast Texas men have been indicted in a federal fraud and theft investigation involving military trucks and repairs at the Red River Army Depot.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  24. A British crewman works at a Tornado warplane on Oct. 1 at a British air base in Akrotiri, Cyprus,. Petros Karadjias / AP

    British warplanes destroy Islamic State targets in Iraq

    British Royal Air Force warplanes flying out of a UK air base on Cyprus have destroyed four Islamic State group targets in Iraq over the last two days, the base commander said Wednesday.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  25. New North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg of Norway poses Oct. 1 as he arrives for his first day of work at the NATO headquarters in Brussels. Thierry Charlier / Getty Images

    New NATO chief: Better ties with Russia possible

    NATO's new secretary-general struck a more conciliatory tone Wednesday on Russia, saying there's a chance now for improved relations between Moscow and the West.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
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