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Former SecDef Gates blasts lawmakers over sequestration

3 hours 59 min ago
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates ripped Washington on Thursday over sequestration budget caps, saying Congress' inability to reach a budget compromise was causing 'grave damage' to the U.S.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Dempsey: Iraqi Shiites must back expanded mission

4 hours 36 sec ago
U.S. military leaders want to expand the advise-and-assist mission into Iraq's Anbar province and put combat advisers on the ground to help support the fight against Islamic State militants.
Categories: Military Times (US)

15 Air Force officers to be discharged after cheating

5 hours 14 min ago
Of the airmen involved in the cheating investigation at Malsmtrom Air Force Base, most of them are now back on the job.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Islamic State threat prompts new security warnings across U.S. military

5 hours 32 min ago
Military facilities around the U.S. are on alert, urging troops and their families to take precautions amid continued threats of violence from the Islamic State group.
Categories: Military Times (US)

U.S. military to train more Ebola response teams

5 hours 36 min ago
The U.S. military will train more medical personnel to respond to domestic cases of Ebola should they occur, a senior Defense Department official said Thursday.
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Dover air base wings 'on standby' for Ebola mission

5 hours 57 min ago
Dover Air Force Base hasn't been tasked to support the U.S. effort in West Africa to combat Ebola - but the base is reviewing procedures and standing by in case orders to do so arrive.
Categories: Military Times (US)

USFK: Troops cannot pay for the companionship of 'juicy girls'

5 hours 57 min ago
The commander of U.S. troops in South Korea is dropping the hammer on that country's notorious 'juicy bars,' which use women as sex workers who cater to U.S. troops.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Online shopping privileges for all vets is likely, official says

6 hours 9 min ago
Expanding online shopping privileges to all honorably discharged veterans isn't a matter of 'if,' but 'when,' the chief executive officer of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service said at a meeting in Washington on Wednesday.
Categories: Military Times (US)

USAFE tests catchy new approach to airman health

6 hours 34 min ago
Sometimes all a campaign needs is a little rebranding.
Categories: Military Times (US)

NATO chief sees spike in Russian flights on border

6 hours 35 min ago
NATO is increasing its readiness and air policing following a spike in Russian air force activity in Eastern Europe, the alliance's new chief said Thursday.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Amid murder case, Philippines says U.S. pact stays

6 hours 35 min ago
A security pact that allows thousands of American troops to join large-scale combat exercises in the Philippines is 'imperfect' but Manila is unlikely to amend it, the country's top diplomat said Thursday.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Guard troops sent to site of Hawaii lava flow

7 hours 8 min ago
The National Guard is deploying troops to a rural Hawaii town as lava makes a slow crawl toward a major road and threatens to further isolate the community that got its start during the lumber- and sugar-plantation heydey.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Pentagon defends decision to isolate troops

7 hours 28 min ago
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday defended the Pentagon's decision to isolate troops for 21 days after they return from Ebola duty in West Africa.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Virginians to vote on tax exemption proposal for spouses of troops killed in action

7 hours 32 min ago
Virginians were being asked to decide Tuesday whether to approve a constitutional amendment that would exempt the surviving spouses of U.S. military members killed in action from paying real estate taxes.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Dempsey: U.S. considering empowering Sunni tribes in Iraq

7 hours 56 min ago
The top U.S. military officer says the Pentagon is beginning to consider ways to bring the Sunni Arab tribes of Iraq's Anbar province more fully into the battle against the Islamic State group.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Norway to send training troops to Iraq

9 hours 18 min ago
Norway's prime minister says her country will send 120 soldiers this year to join the international campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and help train local troops there.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Obama on Ebola fight: U.S. can't seal itself off

10 hours 54 min ago
Pushing to confront Ebola at its West African source, President Obama said Wednesday the United States was not immune to the disease but cautioned against discouraging American health care workers with restrictive measures that confine them upon their ret
Categories: Military Times (US)

Hagel orders quarantine for troops returning from West Africa

10 hours 54 min ago
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday ordered all U.S. service members returning from the Ebola response mission to undergo 'controlled monitoring,' meaning they will be isolated on military facilities and monitored for symptoms for 21 days.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Troops' sleep problem may be new disorder

11 hours 29 min ago
A 39-year-old soldier arrived at the sleep clinic at Madigan Army Medical Center with symptoms not uncommon in combat soldiers: nightmares of his war experiences and thrashing in his sleep, at one point clocking his wife hard enough to leave bruises.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Group says Islamic State killed 600 Iraqi prisoners during Mosul takeover

11 hours 29 min ago
An international rights group says Islamic State militants carried out a mass killing of hundreds of Iraqi prison inmates when they seized the country's second-largest city of Mosul in June.
Categories: Military Times (US)