- Republic of Congo: Ex-army chief to run for president Updated: Feb-14-16 5:15 am
BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo - The former chief of staff of Republic of Congo's army has announced he will be running as a candidate in the March 20 presidential election.
- Officials: 6 Afghan security men killed in Taliban attacks Updated: Feb-13-16 9:09 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - Taliban insurgents killed six Afghan security personnel Saturday in two separate attacks, Afghan officials said.
- Army looks to recruit more women, adapt physical testing Updated: Feb-13-16 8:19 am
WASHINGTON - Beginning this summer, a visit to a local Army recruiting office will include a new set of gymnastic tests to help determine what military jobs a recruit is physically capable of performing.
- US Africa Command: Senior LRA rebel commander defects in CAR Updated: Feb-12-16 2:41 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - A senior commander with the rebel group Lord's Resistance Army has defected to villagers in Central African Republic, the U.S. Africa Command said Friday.
- Ex-army chief's appointment as Sri Lanka lawmaker criticized Updated: Feb-11-16 5:55 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - An international rights group said Thursday that the Sri Lankan government's decision to appoint the civil war-winning general to Parliament contradicts its pledges to investigate alleged abuses under his command.
- Tribe requesting the return of 3 deceased Arapaho children Updated: Feb-10-16 10:03 am
RIVERTON, Wyoming - The Northern Arapaho Tribal Historic Preservation Office is aware of three Arapaho students who remain buried at the Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania after more than a century. The site is the home of what was once the Carlisle Indian School from 1879 to 1918.
- Militants shoot down Libyan fighter jet Updated: Feb-08-16 2:10 pm
BENGHAZI, Libya - Libya's air force chief of staff says a fighter jet was shot down while carrying out airstrikes against Islamic militants.
- 1st woman brigadier general in West Virginia's history named Updated: Feb-07-16 4:57 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The first female brigadier general in West Virginia's history has officially been named.
- Report: Captain drank with his Navy crew, harassed women Updated: Feb-05-16 5:56 pm
NORFOLK, Virginia - A former commanding officer could be dismissed from the Navy over numerous misconduct allegations after a night of heavy drinking with his crew while he was in charge of the guided missile cruiser the USS Anzio.
- Commander of Groton-based sub dismissed for poor performance Updated: Feb-04-16 11:32 am
GROTON, Connecticut - The U.S. Navy says the commander of an attack submarine based in Groton, Connecticut, has been relieved of his duties due to poor performance.
- Leader of Maine National Guard promoted to brigadier general Updated: Feb-04-16 4:01 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - The leader of the Maine National Guard is now a brigadier general.
- Defense secretary says plan focuses on high-end ships Updated: Feb-03-16 7:39 pm
SAN DIEGO - The Pentagon's budget plan over the next five years will focus on investing in more high-end Naval ships and a newly modified defense missile able to also target ships at long range, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday.
- Trace elements of DNA found from Hawaii helicopter crash Updated: Feb-02-16 10:48 pm
HONOLULU - Trace elements of DNA have been found from Marines killed in a helicopter crash off Hawaii last month, the Marine Corps said Tuesday.
- The Latest: Navy commander pleads guilty in bribery case Updated: Jan-28-16 7:35 pm
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- Defense chief to seek longer family leave Updated: Jan-28-16 4:33 pm
WASHINGTON - U.S. officials say Defense Secretary Ash Carter intends to double the length of maternity leave for female service members. He'll also work to boost time off for paternity leave and adoptions.
- Pentagon chief seeks to improved family leave, child care Updated: Jan-28-16 4:22 pm
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday unveiled a series of family-friendly proposals for the military that would increase parental leave, child care and health care coverage to bolster efforts to recruit and retain high-quality service members.
- Air Force withheld nuclear mishap from Pentagon review team Updated: Jan-23-16 3:35 pm
WASHINGTON - In the spring of 2014, as a team of experts was examining what ailed the U.S. nuclear force, the Air Force withheld from them the fact that it was simultaneously investigating damage to a nuclear-armed missile in its launch silo caused by three airmen.
- Senior RAF officer appointed head of Britain's armed forces Updated: Jan-22-16 8:07 am
LONDON - The British government has appointed a senior Royal Air Force officer to head the country's armed forces.
- Army secretary nominee worried about cuts to Army's size Updated: Jan-21-16 11:34 am
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's nominee to be the Army's top civilian official said Thursday he is worried about plans to reduce the Army's size to about 450,000 active-duty troops.
- Poland's defense chief: We want constant NATO, US presence Updated: Jan-16-16 12:35 pm
WARSAW, Poland - Poland's defense minister says his country wants to have permanent NATO and U.S. troops' presence to ward off security threats.
- US Navy Secretary to visit University of New Mexico Updated: Jan-15-16 8:26 am