After 76 Years, a D-Day Hero’s Long-Lost Purple Heart Returns to His Family

PORTLAND, Maine — There are plenty of battlefield relics inside the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post…

6 Big Takeaways from the Full Navy Investigation into a Carrier’s COVID Outbreak

The Navy this week released its full 1,897-page command investigation into the communication, decisions and actions…

Memorial hall commemorating Korean War reopens in China

SHENYANG, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) — A memorial hall commemorating the War to Resist U.S. Aggression and…

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies at 87

WASHINGTON  — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women’s rights champion who…

School Counselor at Kentucky Army Post Dies of COVID-19

FORT KNOX, Ky.  — A school counselor at a central Kentucky Army post that started in-person…

Bradley Fighting Vehicles Sent to Protect US Troops in Syria

U.S. Central Command has directed the deployment of Bradley Fighting Vehicles, advanced Sentinel radar systems and…

Russian Military Says US Flights near Crimea Fuel Tensions

MOSCOW  — The Russian military on Friday accused the U.S. and its allies of provoking tensions…

No More Drill Sergeant ‘Shark Attack’: Army Moves Toward Kinder Basic Training Start

The U.S. Army has replaced the chaotic reception recruits entering basic training have long received from…

China, Thailand hold mil-to-mil video conference on poverty alleviation

BEIJING, Sept. 18 — The China-Thailand Military-to-Military Video Conference on Poverty Alleviation was held on September 17.…

NATO stands up Joint Force Command Norfolk to boost readiness in the Atlantic

After reaching initial operational capability, Joint Force Command Norfolk was stood up on Thursday — becoming…

German, French defense ministers push for Eurodrone progress

COLOGNE, Germany — The defense ministers of Germany and France have pushed for speedy progress in…

China’s Armed Forces: 30 Years of UN Peacekeeping Operations (Full Text)

China’s Armed Forces: 30 Years of UN Peacekeeping Operations   The State Council Information Office of…

PLA conducts combat-ready patrols and exercises in Taiwan Straits

NANJING,Sep. 18 — Recently, the naval and air forces assigned to the Eastern Theater Command (ETC)…

China issues white paper on its armed forces’ participation in UN peacekeeping operations

BEIJING, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) — China on Friday released a white paper on the participation of…

The US Navy is short almost 100 fighter pilots

WASHINGTON — A rash of technical and safety problems has left the U.S. Navy’s fleet short…

Amid Pacific naval arms race, US defense chief calls for increased funding for ships

Update 9/16/20 — The original version of this story included a statement from Esper’s prepared remarks…

Trump: ‘No problem’ selling F-35 jets to UAE

WASHINGTON ― U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he personally would have “no problem” selling…

Coronavirus has kept us close to home. It’s a helpful lesson for strengthening national defense.

Despite being warned, with impressive precision, about the dangers of so-called black swan events, America tends…

French Air Force changes name as it looks to the stars

PARIS — The French Air Force is no more. On Sept. 11, it became the French…

Reshoring does not mean ‘Buy America’ only

U.S. government officials have called for the “reshoring” of domestic industrial capacity in several areas in…

Here’s when the US Navy thinks the carrier Ford will be ready to deploy

Rear Adm. John Meier told a virtual audience at the annual Tailhook symposium that while reliability…

Maintenance delays are ‘blood in the water’ for aircraft carrier critics, admiral says

WASHINGTON – The head of the U.S. Navy’s East Coast-based aviation enterprise said the service must…

The future US Navy carrier air wing will fight at extended ranges, admiral says

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Navy’s aircraft carriers will be prepared to fight at extended ranges well…

Israel’s Controp to supply electro-optics for Vietnamese border guard

JERUSALEM — Vietnam has selected Israeli company Controp to supply its border guard with surveillance and…

US Navy to get new cyber commander

WASHINGTON — Vice Adm. Ross Myers will be the next commander of 10th Fleet/Fleet Cyber Command.…

Greece looks to France for new arms amid spat with Turkey

PARIS – Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Sept. 12 that Athens would buy 18…

EMALS technology on Ford carriers will help the US Navy accomplish its mission

In order for the U.S. to meet whatever threats the future may hold, all branches of…

Trump’s talk of secret new weapon fits a pattern of puzzles

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is expanding his arsenal of spectacular, but hard to explain, claims…

Chinese military calls US biggest threat to world peace

BEIJING — China’s Defense Ministry on Sunday blasted a critical U.S. report on the country’s military…

19 years after 9/11: Still at war with an outdated authorization

We are on the cusp of the 18th commemoration of the Sept. 11 attacks. Those of…

Hungary is Rheinmetall’s launch customer for the Lynx fighting vehicle

COLOGNE, Germany — Rheinmetall announced it has found the first-ever taker for its new Lynx infantry…

US Navy’s long-delayed plan for its future force is nearing the finish line … sort of

WASHINTON — More than two years after the U.S. Navy publicly announced its plan for a…

British warships extend their northern reach for Barents Sea drill

LONDON — Warships and aircraft from Britain, Denmark, Norway and the U.S. have completed an exercise…

Helo drone maker unveils new electric aircraft for maritime, covert missions

JERUSALEM — Unmanned helicopter maker Steadicopter has created two new models of its rotary unmanned aerial…

Budget dysfunction threatens delays to US Navy’s Columbia program

WASHINGTON — The White House is asking Congress to keep budget chaos from upending the Navy’s…

National Transportation Safety Board faults US Navy for Fitzgerald collision

WASHINGTON — Disorganization and a lack of situational awareness by the on-watch crew of the U.S.…