Midshipman Sues Naval Academy, Claims Looming Expulsion for Tweets Violates Speech Rights

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A midshipman facing expulsion following an investigation of tweets he sent over the summer…

Military Suicides Reached All-Time High in 2019; Impact of COVID-19 Remains Unclear

The suicide rate among active-duty military personnel hit its highest in 2019 — a slight uptick…

US State Department cleared $83.5 billion in foreign military sales in FY20

WASHINGTON — The U.S. State Department cleared $83.5 billion in Foreign Military Sales cases in fiscal…

The Military’s Transition Program for Separating Troops Will Soon Have Offerings for Spouses

Military spouses whose families are getting ready to move to civilian life will soon have the…

Trump executive order targets rare earths minerals and China

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order declaring a national emergency…

Lawmakers Say They’re Encouraged by General’s Plan to Rebuild Trust at Fort Hood

Senate Armed Services Committee leaders paid a visit Fort Hood, Texas this week in the wake…

Marines ‘Looking at All Options’ When It Comes to Future Boot Camp Locations

A military task force convened in South Carolina on Thursday as leaders there attempt to halt…

Senate Confirms Lt. Gen. David Allvin as Next Air Force Vice Chief of Staff

AUSTIN, Texas — Lt. Gen. David W. Allvin was confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday to…

Former President, Navy Vet Jimmy Carter Celebrates 96th Birthday

ATLANTA — Former President Jimmy Carter marks his 96th birthday Thursday, the latest milestone for the…

US to Keep Buying F-35 Parts From Turkey, Despite Purchase Ban

The U.S. will continue to buy parts for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter from Turkey through…

Marines Activate Camp Blaz on Guam, The Corps’ First New Base Since 1952

The Marine Corps has activated a new base on Guam for 5,000 members of III Marine…

6 Missiles Intercepted Targeting Airport in Northern Iraq That Houses US Troops

BAGHDAD — At least six missiles targeting Irbil international airport in northern Iraq were intercepted Wednesday…

General Wants More Army Divisions to Get Rugged Training at NTC

After the Army’s 1st Infantry Division recently completed a first-ever division-size rotation to the National Training…

Japan reveals record high budget request eyeing hypersonic tech, F-35s and more

MELBOURNE, Australia — Japan is set to continue its recent trend of setting new records for…

It’s Official: The ACFT Is Now the Army’s Fitness Test of Record

Army units are now authorized to begin taking the new Army Combat Fitness Test as the…

Face Masks with Valves Are Being Banned at Some Military Bases and Facilities

They make breathing in a mask more comfortable, but face coverings bearing filter valves have been…

Army Gives Its Official Support to the Time-Honored Practice of Field Napping

The U.S. Army’s new health and fitness manual is officially endorsing an activity for sustaining mental…

US Defense Chief Visits North Africa, World War II Cemetery

TUNIS, Tunisia — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper met with Tunisia’s president Wednesday, kicking off a…

9 Discarded Military Ballots Weren’t Fraud, State Election Chief Says

HARRISBURG, Pa. — It appears that an election worker’s decision to throw out nine military ballots…

Assange Bugged While at Ecuadorian Embassy, UK Court Told

LONDON — Julian Assange’s conversations in the latter part of his 7-year stay at the Ecuadorian…

America must build a coalition to counter China’s accelerating aggression

China has been successfully exploiting the disarray caused by COVID-19 to coerce neighbors, project power, and…

For the fire-ravaged ship Bonhomme Richard, the US Navy has no good options

WASHINGTON – In deciding how to move forward with the warped and carbonized hulk of the…

Pentagon’s plan to rearrange forces in Europe gets the third degree from both sides of the aisle

Members of the House Armed Services Committee ripped apart a Pentagon proposal to move about 12,000…

Biden’s Rumored SecDef Pick Slams Idea of Using Troops for Election Security

A former Pentagon leader who’s viewed as the next likely defense secretary if Joe Biden becomes…

AFRICOM Headquarters Could Move to US as Troops Pull Out of Germany

The headquarters of U.S. Africa Command could move back to the U.S. under the controversial plan…

Switzerland approved for potential F-35, F-18, Patriot buys worth billions

WASHINGTON — The U.S. State Department has preemptively cleared Switzerland to purchase the F-35A joint strike…

Britain unveils new operating concept for a ‘fundamental transformation in the military’

LONDON — The British military and government must “fundamentally change” the way they counter the political…

Intense Video Shows Fiery Marine Corps F-35 Crash After Colliding with a C-130

This article by Jared Keller originally appeared on Task & Purpose, a digital news and culture publication…

Air Force OKs Longer Hair for Male and Female Airmen

In a new update to dress and appearance standards, the U.S. Air Force is allowing its…

Here’s What’s in the $2.2 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Proposal for Veterans and the Military

A $2.2 trillion COVID-19 relief package unveiled Wednesday by the House contains $2.2 billion for the…

48-Year-Old Army Reservist Is 8th Service Member to Die from COVID-19

The Army Reserve has identified Sgt. 1st Class Mike Markins, 48, as the most recent U.S.…

Marines Offer Former Pilots Up to $100K to Come Back to Active Duty

Attention Marine aviators: The Marine Corps needs you to return to active duty. That’s the call…

MQ-9 Reaper Drone Flies with Double Hellfire Missiles in New Test

A new software update on the MQ-9 Reaper allows the hunter-killer drone to carry eight AGM-114…

Azerbaijan and Armenia Brush Off Suggestion of Peace Talks

YEREVAN, Armenia — Leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia brushed off the suggestion of peace talks Tuesday,…

Xi pays tribute to national heroes at Tian’anmen Square

Xi Jinping straightens the red ribbons on flower baskets during a ceremony to present flower baskets…

‘Buy American’ reforms strike the right balance

This year, the House Armed Services Committee advanced a major reform to our defense program acquisition…