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U.S. military shifting gears in Europe

1 hour 38 min ago
The footprint of U.S forces in Europe is poised for major change, with two decades of peace and calm seemingly headed toward a jarring end as NATO's perspective on Russia transforms from partner to adversary.
Categories: Military Times (US)

4-star: Armed attackers in Ukraine are Russian troops in disguise

1 hour 56 min ago
The Russians aren't fooling anyone.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Poland wants larger U.S., NATO troop presence

1 hour 56 min ago
Poland's defense minister is calling for a larger U.S. and NATO military presence in his country to deter the type of Russian aggression occurring in eastern Ukraine.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Army, National Guard ready to leverage, expand Eastern European alliances

2 hours 12 min ago
Pending any orders to ramp up its forces or engagements, U.S. Army Europe and the National Guard are focused on reassuring their allies and partners.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Group calls for DoD to withdraw from Prayer Day event

2 hours 36 min ago
Longtime critics of Christian conservatives' influence in military culture are demanding the Pentagon back away from involvement in a National Day of Prayer event on Capitol Hill next month, saying it's a thinly veiled rally for far-right fundamentalists.
Categories: Military Times (US)

GAO to Air Force: Improve morale for drone pilots

4 hours 2 min ago
The Air Force's drone pilots believe there is a negative perception attached to their jobs, report low morale and receive insufficient training, a new government study found.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Tops in Blue returns, gets visit from Sinbad

4 hours 17 min ago
Tops in Blue, the Air Force's traveling musical performance troupe, will kick off this year's 85-show tour May 17 - and earlier this month, got encouragement and advice from a surprise visitor.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Pakistani girl's seminary names library after OBL

5 hours 44 min ago
Most didn't notice the new library at this Islamic seminary for girls near Pakistan's capital, until locals saw the paper sign in Urdu posted on its wooden door: 'Library of Osama bin Laden, the Martyr.'
Categories: Military Times (US)

Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions - for now

8 hours 2 min ago
In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by Moscow's annexation of Crimea.
Categories: Military Times (US)

U.S. sending nonlethal aid to Ukraine military

8 hours 14 min ago
The U.S. will send medical supplies, helmets and other nonlethal aid to the Ukrainian military in response to Russia's 'dangerously irresponsible' efforts to destabilize the country, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday.
Categories: Military Times (US)

N.C. community college rate break for vets proposed

8 hours 22 min ago
Gov. Pat McCrory says he wants to make it easier for new veterans to attend any of North Carolina's community colleges.
Categories: Military Times (US)

U.S.: Forfeiture deal over Iran assets sets record

9 hours 6 min ago
A federal judge has approved plans to sell a 36-story Manhattan office building and other properties owned by Iran nationwide in what will be the largest terrorism-related forfeiture ever, a prosecutor said Thursday.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Anger and dismay at stalled Guantanamo 9/11 trial

9 hours 18 min ago
Don Arias stormed out of the meeting with the defense lawyers at this U.S. Navy base after less than 15 minutes. He was soon followed by three others who also lost family members in the 9/11 terror attack.
Categories: Military Times (US)

DoD to start living quarters allowance debt collections May 4

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 19:11
Civilian employees assigned to U.S. Air Forces Europe-Africa and Pacific Air Forces who were overpaid for their housing allowance - some months, some years - must begin repaying the debt May 4, unless they have been granted a waiver.
Categories: Military Times (US)

NATO to ramp up in response to Russian aggression

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 17:21
U.S. troops in Europe likely will ramp up operations and continue a historic shift eastward after the NATO alliance this week agreed to vastly expand its military readiness in response to Russian aggression.
Categories: Military Times (US)

First deaths in Ukraine; Putin admits Crimea invaded

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 16:53
A clash outside a military base ended with the first deaths so far in a Ukraine anti-militant operation as Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted Thursday in a radio interview that Russian soldiers did secretly invade Crimea to help pro-Russian Ukrainians take over the province by force.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Vets group seeks Medal of Honor for Civil War Col. Robert Gould Shaw

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 16:34
A veterans group will present a petition next week to the New York delegation of Congress asking that the Medal of Honor be awarded to Civil War Col. Robert Gould Shaw, who commanded the first unit of free African Americans recruited into the Union army.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Tricare presents plan for re-enrolling some in Prime

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 16:22
Tricare announced Tuesday its plans for reinstating thousands of beneficiaries who lost eligibility for Tricare Prime last October, but by law, not all who were booted off Prime will be able to re-enroll.
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