United States Department of Defense

This image provided by the United Space Alliance shows the launch of a weather satellite, the Atlas V rocket carrying the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-19 spacecraft on April 3, 2014, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. (AP Photo/ United Space Alliance, Bill Hartenstein)

LA County moves to block military base closures

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors agreed today to press Congress to block any federal efforts to downsize or close California military installations. Supervisor Don Knabe recommended sending a letter […]

06/10/2014

Remains of US soldier lost in Korean War come home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sixty-three years after Army Sgt. 1st Class Joseph E. Gantt went missing during the Korean War, his remains have been returned to his 94-year-old widow in a solemn ceremony at Los […]

12/20/2013

This undated photo provided by the family via attorney Aaron J. Freiwald shows U.S. Marine Brian LaLoup who died in 2012 while stationed in Greece.  (AP Photo/LaLoup Family)

Marine’s body sent home without heart

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The parents of a Marine sergeant who died while stationed in Greece say that they discovered weeks after his funeral that his body had been sent home without a heart — and […]

12/10/2013

This May 13, 2013 file photo shows a Mi-17 helicopter, used by the Afghan Air Force sitting on Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Kristin M. Hall, File)

Pentagon ending buys of Russian-made helicopters

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department said Wednesday it is canceling plans to buy additional cargo helicopters from the Russian arms export agency that has supplied Syrian President Bashar Assad’s military forces with arms and […]

11/13/2013

A group of sailors and Marines who failed the so-called "tape test'' are led by an instructor on a three mile run as they work to improve their fitness and remain in the military, at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Bulky troops turn to liposuction to pass fat test

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The soldiers often call Dr. Adam Tattelbaum, a plastic surgeon, in a panic. They need liposuction, and fast. A number of military personnel are turning to the surgical procedure to remove […]

10/28/2013

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Pentagon: Most furloughed civilians ordered back

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Pentagon is ordering most of its approximately 400,000 furloughed civilian employees back to work. The decision by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is based on a Pentagon legal interpretation of a law […]

10/05/2013

U.S. Navy Blue Angels (AP Photo)

Miramar Air Show cancelled due to government shutdown

MIRAMAR (CNS) – One day before it was supposed to start, the annual Miramar Air Show became a casualty of the government shutdown today, with the military announcing its cancellation. “The timing couldn’t be worse […]

10/03/2013

This image from video provided by the FBI, shows Aaron Alexis moves through the hallways of Building #197 at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, in Washington, carrying a Remington 870 shotgun. (AP Photo/FBI)

FBI says DC Navy Yard shooter didn’t target victims (photo gallery)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Navy Yard gunman did not target specific individuals when he opened fire inside a building, killing 12 people, and was under a delusional belief that he was being controlled by […]

09/25/2013

US Army soldier participant clears a hurdle as part of Combat Readiness Test, Fort Jackson Army Base, Columbia, South Carolina

Elite Army units to stop taking anti-malarial drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top doctor for Green Berets and other elite Army commandos has told troops to immediately stop taking mefloquine, an anti-malaria drug found to cause permanent brain damage in rare cases. The […]

09/19/2013

Police work the scene on M Street, SE in Washington near the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. The U.S. Navy says one person is injured after a shooting at a Navy building in Washington. Police and emergency crews gathered Monday morning outside the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters building, where the shooting was reported.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Officials report a 2nd shooter is possible at Navy Yard

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two officials say police are looking into the possibility of a second shooter at the Washington Navy Yard where several people were killed. A Defense Department official and a law enforcement official […]

09/16/2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Pentagon may revise same-sex benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is poised to extend health care, housing and other benefits to the same-sex spouses of military members by the end of August, but may reverse earlier plans to provide benefits […]

08/07/2013

Chuck Hagel

Hagel on furloughs for Defense Department civilians

WASHINGTON (AP) – More than 650,000 civilian Defense Department workers will begin taking the first of their 11 unpaid days off next week, but the cut in salary they will see in the three months […]

07/05/2013

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