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No Trump buildup in Marine Corps FY18 budget

The Marine Corps will not get bigger under the proposed budget.

Trump's budget calls for new base closing round in 2021

The controversial BRAC idea is likely to face opposition from many in Congress.

Today in History: May 23

1939: The U.S. Navy submarine Squalus sinks off the coast of Maine, drowning 26 of its crew.

Marine corporal is awarded the highest non-combat medal for his heroic actions during a 2014 car crash

'Being a Marine definitely affected my reaction,' Cpl. David Qualls said.

Trump's budget seeks a 2.1 percent military pay raise for 2018

Plus: The Navy and Air Force each would add 4,000 more personnel, while Army and Marine Corps end st…

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Pentagon unveils official portrait for former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel

Chuck Hagel's portrait has one key difference than other defense secretaries before him.

Today in history: May 22

1959: Benjamin O. Davis Jr. became the first black major general in the U.S. Air Force.

World War II veteran receives Bronze Star 73 years later

A World War II veteran has received the Bronze Star he was awarded 73 years ago for his service in a…

US refuses to add sailors' names to Vietnam Memorial

The Pentagon has refused a long-standing request to add the names of 74 U.S. sailors who died in a 1…

Naval Academy Class of 1967 reflects on time as midshipmen

When 1967 Naval Academy graduates reflect on their class, as they did together this week on the eve…

Lawmakers press for better rifles, bigger bullets for soldiers, Marines

As the Army continues to develop a potential replacement for the M4, for a handful of senators, repl…

Total annihilation: Mattis maps out the path ahead against ISIS

The U.S. defense secretary and his top general say Russia must play a bigger role in ensuring succes…

Military veterans take to Twitter to fight discrimination with #VetsFightHate

A group of veterans are fighting anti-immigration messages one tweet at a time.

Senate's first female war vet looks for bipartisan victories

Iowa's Joni Ernst sees military and veterans issues as a common cause for a fractured Congress to ra…

Attackers beat former Army Ranger and steal his service dog

The Army veteran was attacked by two men in the Bronx.

Today in history: May 19

1863: Union forces complete their investment of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

This week in Congress: Budget blitz before Memorial Day

Defense and veterans hearings on Capitol Hill for the week of May 22

Two service members killed in motorcycle crash on Okinawa

The airman and sailor died Thursday on Okinawa.

Navy veteran in custody after Times Square crash

Police say a 26-year-old U.S. Navy veteran with two prior arrests for driving while intoxicated has…

Lawmakers again push for more flexibility with military moves

Legislation would pay for families who want to leave early or remain at a previous assignment for si…

Chelsea Manning posts photo of her new look as a woman

Chelsea Manning, the transgender soldier just released from prison, posted a new photo on social med…

High-stakes airstrike in Syria: Pro-Assad militia threatens US troops in defiance of Russia

Officials described the incident as a security breach that posed imminent danger to US personnel nea…

Camp Pendleton to receive Iwo Jima monument

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, will receive a monument of the famous World War II fla…

Car drives into crowd in Times Square, injuring several

A car traveling through Times Square has driven into a crowd of pedestrians, injuring several peopl…

United Airlines charges soldier coming home from Afghanistan $200 for overweight bag

The bag was carrying his Kevlar vest, boots and two helmets.

If you're in the military, expect a modest pay raise next year

Much of President Trump's planned defense funding is already slated to cover other military costs an…

Red Tails reunited: Pioneering Tuskegee Airmen proudly look back

Col. Charles McGee — an original Tuskegee Airman, veteran of three wars, and aviation legend — still…

Today in history: May 18

1861: USS Monticello exchanges fire with Confederate batteries at Sewall’s Point, Virginia, in an en…

Marine veteran Robert Mueller will lead probe into Trump and Russia

The former FBI director led a rifle platoon in Vietnam and earned a Bronze Star.

US Army's 2018 budget request stockpiles munitions, modernizes armored brigades

The Army’s fiscal 2018 budget request funds a 1,018,000 sized total force and prioritizes building m…

Long-distance US bombing flight caps Jordan military drill

Close to 7,200 troops from more than 20 countries, including the U.S. and its Arab allies, participa…

US, Norway discussing possible further Marine rotations, official says

About 300 Marines have been in Norway since January as part of a pilot program.

Trump lashes out at critics, 'naysayers,' unfair treatment

President Donald Trump lashed out Wednesday at his "critics and naysayers" following more than a wee…

NATO top brass recommend joining anti-ISIS coalition

NATO top brass are recommending that the military alliance join the international coalition fighting…

Today in history: May 17

1876: The 7th U.S. Cavalry Regiment under Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer departs Fort Lincoln to c…

Supreme Court rules in veteran's favor in closely watched divorce settlement case

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday, in the case of Howell v. Howell, that a state court…

War with North Korea: An inside look at how U.S. troops would respond worldwide

Missiles and artillery rounds arc across the 38th Parallel from North Korea into South Korea and in…

Former police sergeant pleads guilty to stealing from disabled veterans

Glenn Pearson was a Department of Veterans Affairs fiduciary for eight disabled veterans and managed…

Newly freed Chelsea Manning: 'I'm figuring things out'

Pvt. Chelsea Manning, the soldier who was sentenced to 35 years in a military prison for giving clas…

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