Monday, July 23, 2018

US builds drone base in Niger, crossroads of extremism fight

AGADEZ, Niger – On the scorching edge of the Sahara Desert, the U.S. Air Force is building a base for armed drones, the newest...

Medal of Honor going to airman killed in 2002 Afghanistan battle: report

An Air Force service member killed during a 2002 firefight between a U.S. special ops team and Al Qaeda fighters in Afghanistan will be...

Two former US soldiers found dead in apparent murder-suicide, report says

A married couple -- both of whom were former United States soldiers -- were reportedly found dead in their Italian home Monday after a...

Newly discovered brain injury in vets linked to PTSD

Doctors have found scar tissue in the brains of combat veterans who suffered from PTSD and were exposed to high explosive blast waves. The...

DoD identifies soldier killed in Syria IED attack

aster Sgt. Johnathan J. Dunbar of Austin, Texas has been identified as the American soldier killed in Syria, the Department of Defense announced. Dunbar, 36,...

Two coalition personnel, including U.S. service member, killed in Syria

WASHINGTON/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A U.S. service member and another person from the U.S.-led coalition battling Islamic State were killed by an improvised explosive device...

White House physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson, will replace David Shulkin as Veterans Affairs secretary

President Donald Trump on Wednesday named White House physician Ronny Jackson as his pick to replace Veteran Affairs Secretary David Shulkin. The president said in...

Army clarifies and expands policy on carrying backpacks while in uniform

SUBJECT: Exception to Policy: Army Regulation (AR) 670-1 (Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia), 25 May 2017 - Bags, Handbags, Purses, and...

Packages with explosive material sent to military installations in DC area

Multiple suspicious packages containing explosive material were sent to at least three military installations in the Washington, D.C. area, a senior defense official told...

Soldier charged with statutory rape of minor

A 23-year-old Fort Bragg soldier was charged Sunday with the rape of a minor. Army Pvt. Jessey Nortey, who lives on post, was charged with...

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Navy SEAL to receive Medal of Honor for leading assault on snowy Afghanistan mountaintop

A Navy SEAL who led a mission to rescue a stranded teammate while engaging in a firefight “against the tenacious and more heavily armed...

C-130 military transport plane crashes near Georgia airport, FAA says

A C-130 Hercules military transport plane carrying five people crashed and burst into flames Wednesday just after taking off from a Georgia airport, officials...

Pentagon: Claims of retaliation for complaints on rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — More U.S. service members said they faced retribution for filing sexual assault or harassment complaints last year than in 2016, according...