- US submarine force in the Pacific gets new commander Updated: Sep-03-15 9:04 am
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - The U.S. Navy is installing a new commander to lead its submarine force in the Pacific.
- Sailor shot overseas is keen to redeploy Updated: Aug-30-15 8:08 am
HONOLULU - Navy Senior Chief Raina Hockenberry was a couple of paces behind Army Maj. Gen. Harold Greene on a visit to an Afghan military academy near Kabul when the bullets started to fly.
- Lebanon: Shiny on the outside, rotting from the inside Updated: Aug-28-15 5:26 pm
BEIRUT - To the casual visitor, Lebanon may seem like a tiny slice of Mediterranean modernity and coexistence in a turbulent region plagued by violence and extremism.
- SAFB Commander: Efforts to fight cyberattacks should improve Updated: Aug-27-15 10:47 am
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE - The newly-installed leader of the U.S. Transportation Command at Scott Air Force Base says cyberattacks are an "evolving threat" that need to be dealt with aggressively.
- Pentagon probing alleged distorting of war intelligence Updated: Aug-26-15 1:14 pm
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon's inspector general is investigating an allegation that the military command overseeing the anti-Islamic State campaign distorted or altered intelligence assessments to exaggerate progress against the militant group, a defense official said Wednesday.
- 1st enlisted female sub sailors start training in Groton Updated: Aug-26-15 11:16 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The first four of the female enlisted sailors selected for the Navy's "silent service" began training this week at submarine school in Groton, the latest milestone in the elimination of one of the U.S. military's few remaining gender barriers.
- DoD manual allows journalists to be held as 'belligerents' Updated: Aug-26-15 3:18 am
WASHINGTON - New Defense Department guidelines allow commanders to punish journalists and treat them as "unprivileged belligerents" if they believe journalists are sympathizing or cooperating with the enemy.
- Nigerian army chief escapes Boko Haram ambush Updated: Aug-22-15 2:41 pm
NGALA, Nigeria - Nigeria's new army chief drove to the frontline of the war on Boko Haram and narrowly missed an ambush that killed one soldier and wounded two.
- New Army chief ponders momentous decision on women in combat Updated: Aug-22-15 3:25 am
FORT BENNING, Georgia - The Army's new chief of staff, Gen. Mark Milley, is taking a calculated approach to arguably the most consequential decision of his early tenure - whether to recommend that any all-male combat roles remain closed to women.
- USS Barry commander, command master chief relieved of duties Updated: Aug-21-15 5:08 pm
NORFOLK, Virginia - The Navy has removed two of the top leaders aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Barry.
- USS Boise to undergo change of command Updated: Aug-21-15 4:04 am
NORFOLK, Virginia - The USS Boise is undergoing a change of command.
- Officials: Military likely to open most combat jobs to women Updated: Aug-18-15 4:06 pm
WASHINGTON - Two women have now passed the Army's grueling Ranger test, and even tougher and more dangerous jobs could lie ahead. The military services are poised to allow women to serve in most front-line combat jobs, including special operations forces, senior officials told The Associated Press.
- Pentagon plans to increase drone flights by 50 percent Updated: Aug-17-15 7:52 pm
JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Virginia - Faced with escalating aggression from Russia and China, the Pentagon is planning to increase its use of drones by about 50 percent over the next several years, using the Army and civilian contractors to put more of the unmanned aircraft in the air.
- Brigade receives new commander in Jackson ceremony Updated: Aug-17-15 5:06 am
JACKSON, Tennessee - The Tennessee National Guard's 194th Engineer Brigade has a new commander.
- Biden calls Chattanooga shooter a 'perverted jihadist' Updated: Aug-15-15 5:35 pm
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee - Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday called the slaying of four Marines and a sailor at a Chattanooga reserve center the act of a "perverted jihadist."
- Burundi: Ex-army chief killed, 2nd military leader targeted Updated: Aug-15-15 1:41 pm
BUJUMBURA, Burundi - A former army chief was killed Saturday, a Burundi official said, the second military official to be assassinated this month in violence linked to the country's political unrest over President Pierre Nkurunziza's re-election to a third term.
- USS Constitution gets a new commander Updated: Aug-14-15 1:29 pm
BOSTON - The U.S.S. Constitution, the world's oldest commissioned warship still afloat, has a new commander.
- Former Bragg officer to become Army commanding general Updated: Aug-14-15 4:08 am
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina - An officer who was most recently the commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command at Fort Bragg is taking over as the Army's top officer.
- Army Ranger students hurt in lightning strike return to duty Updated: Aug-13-15 7:05 pm
WASHINGTON - Four Army Ranger instructors and 40 of their students have returned to duty after lightning struck near them while they were carrying out military exercises in Florida, the Army said Thursday.
- New commander coming to Army's flagship biodefense lab Updated: Aug-10-15 5:38 pm
FREDERICK, Maryland - The Army's flagship biodefense laboratory at Fort Detrick in Frederick is getting a new commander and a new focus.
- Joint Chiefs promotion prompts command change at Fort Bragg Updated: Aug-10-15 12:07 pm
FORT BRAGG, North Carolina - There's a new commander with a notable pedigree at the U.S. Army command that makes sure the right number of soldiers are trained and deployed to the world's hotspots.
- Coast Guard commissions newest national security cutter Updated: Aug-08-15 12:47 pm
BOSTON - The Coast Guard has commissioned its newest Legend-class national security cutter at a ceremony in Boston.
- Naval Station Norfolk welcomes new commanding officer Updated: Aug-07-15 3:38 pm
NORFOLK, Virginia - The world's largest naval base has a new commanding officer.
- RI National Guard commander: Arming guardsmen not next step Updated: Aug-05-15 3:32 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The new commander of the Rhode Island National Guard says he would consider alternative strategies before allowing guardsmen to carry weapons.