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  1. An HH-1N Huey from the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Search and Rescue Unit 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 on 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
  2. Airmen spread out around the flightline at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Senior Airman Marissa Tucker / Air Force

    Kidnapping plot in Turkey raises new questions about U.S. troops' safety

    A bold yet ultimately unsuccessful kidnapping plot orchestrated by the Islamic State in Turkey raises new questions about the safety of U.S. troops and other American personnel stationed throughout the country.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. U.S. Patriot missiles stand guard over Gaziantep, Turkey. Senior Airman Daniel Phelps / Air Force

    Kidnapping plot in Turkey raises new questions about U.S. troops' safety

    A bold yet ultimately unsuccessful kidnapping plot orchestrated by the Islamic State in Turkey raises new questions about the safety of U.S. troops and other American personnel stationed throughout the country.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  8. 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
  9. Attack submarines are seeing maintenance delays from budget cuts and staffing shortfalls that the service might never be able to make up, the Navy's top maintenance official said Tuesday. Here, attack sub La Jolla leaves Pearl Harbor in mid-October; it is to be decommissioned and converted into a moored training ship. MC1 Jason Swink / Navy

    3-star: Delays growing in fixing attack submarines

    The Navy's top maintenance official warned that the service is 'in a tail-chase' to get submarines and ships the overhauls they need, with some running much longer than foreseen.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  10. 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
  11. Airmen spread out around the flightline at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Senior Airman Marissa Tucker / Air Force

    Kidnapping plot in Turkey raises new questions about U.S. troops' safety

    A bold yet ultimately unsuccessful kidnapping plot orchestrated by the Islamic State in Turkey raises new questions about the safety of U.S. troops and other American personnel stationed throughout the country.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  12. An exterior view of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Christian Petersen / Getty Images

    Internal investigation ID'd Phoenix VA fraud in 2008

    Inspectors at the Department of Veterans Affairs caught Phoenix VA managers falsifying patient appointment records during a probe six years ago, but agency officials did not divulge those findings at the time, according to documents obtained by The Arizon

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  13. Tech. Sgt. Jason McIlvaine, second from left, meets then-Air Force Secretary Michael Donley in July 2012, along with Staff Sgt. Theiesa Morgan and Lt. Col. Pete Sipos at Pápa Air Base, Hungary. McIlvaine died Sunday while diving off the coast of Japan. Master Sgt. Wayne Clark / Defense Media Agency

    Tech. sgt. who died while diving in Japan identified

    The Air Force has identified an airman assigned to Kadena Air Force Base who died over the weekend while diving with other airmen.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  14. 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

    A former 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
  15. Police officers move through the halls of the Parliament building Oct. 22 in Ottawa, Canada, after reports of shots being fired. AFP

    Chaos in Canada: Gunfire erupts in Parliament building

    A Canadian soldier was shot and killed Wednesday while standing guard at a war memorial in the nation's capital in Ottawa, and a gunman was killed after racing inside Parliament.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Teen sentenced for killing Fort Carson soldier, pregnant wife

    A teenager who killed a Fort Carson soldier and his pregnant wife during a burglary has been given back-to-back life sentences, each with the possibility of parole after 40 years.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  20. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, a suspect in the killing of a transgender Filipino woman, is escorted to detention as he arrives Wednesday inside the compound of the Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines. Aaron Favila / AP

    Marine suspected of murder in Philippine custody

    A US Marine suspected in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino was flown Wednesday from his warship to the Philippine military's main camp, where he will continue to be guarded by fellow Marines, in a compromise that eased a looming irritant over his custody.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  21. Two Afghan military officers who face deportation after leaving a Massachusetts training exercise to seek asylum in Canada are due back before a U.S. immigration judge. the pair, plus a third soldier who remains in custody, were detained Sept. 22 at the U.S.-Canadian border. Dan Cappellazzo / AP

    Afghan soldiers who fled for Canada due in court

    Two Afghan military officers who face deportation after leaving a Massachusetts training exercise to seek asylum in Canada are due back before a U.S. immigration judge.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  22. 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
  23. Jeffrey Fowle is greeted by his son and other family members upon his arrival Oct. 22 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Fowle was detained for nearly half a year in North Korea after leaving a Bible at a nightclub. Christian evangelism is considered a crime in North Korea. David Kohl / AP

    North Korean detainee reunites with family in Ohio

    An American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub returned home to Ohio on Wednesday to tears of joy and hugs from his wife and surprised children.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  24. Families watched as the destroyer Michael Murphy leaves Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on its first cruise, an independent Western Pacific deployment, on Monday. MC2 Tiarra Fulgham/Navy

    Destroyer Michael Murphy leaves on first cruise

    The destroyer Michael Murphy left Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Monday on its maiden cruise: an independent deployment to the Western Pacific that also marked a first for many of the ship's crew.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  25. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau repors it received approximately 5,300 complaints about private student loans between Oct. 1, 2013, and Sept. 30. Getty Images/iStockphoto

    Report: Private student borrowers can't get repayment help

    Millions of Americans still struggle with high-cost private student loans, with many tumbling into default because the companies servicing the loans aren't offering reasonable options for improved terms, a new report says.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
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