Americans Receive Highest French Honor

France is awarding its highest honor, the Legion of Honor medal, to the three Americans and one Briton that subdued a heavily-armed passenger that was on their high-speed train that was heading from Amsterdam to Paris with 500 passengers.

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Meet the First Women That Earned the Ranger Tab!

Today is the day that the first two women Rangers are graduating from the notoriously difficult Ranger School, and now we finally get to meet these two trailblazers!

Capt. Kristen Greist is a Military Police officer stationed at Fort Campbell, KY and Lt. Shaye Haver is an Apache helicopter pilot stationed at Fort Carson, CO. Both women completed 123 days of training during Ranger School, and will receive their Ranger Tabs in a ceremony alongside 94 men.

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DefSec Carter's Force of the Future Initiative

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is looking to try and recruit and retain soldiers with specialized technical skills by the formation of a new "technical career track". These technical tracks would allow soldiers to serve a full-length military career without having to continually strive for promotions or advancement along the military's typical career path.

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First Female Rangers to Graduate!

Two women will graduate from one of the most difficult and grueling courses in the Army on Friday, the famed Army Ranger School.

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Pentagon Looks to Expand Drone Flights by 50%

The Pentagon is looking to expand its daily drone sortie rate, and that mean that the Army and SOCOM will have to take up some of the slack.

According to Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, the Pentagon wants to up the number of daily drone flights from its current level of about 60 per day to about 90 per day by 2019. The Pentagon's plan is to have the Army take on 10-20 of the daily drone flights, while SOCOM takes on 10. Any additional flights would be flown by outside contractors, although those flights would have to be unarmed.

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Red Flag at Night

Red Flag is one the largest and most realistic aerial combat simulations that any pilot can fly in. It's held at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, and like a real war, a lot happens after the sun sets.

This incredible time-lapse footage, taken by Eric Bowen for the Aviationist, gives a beautiful look at some of those night operations.

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Lightning Protection Works...Kinda

The current class of Rangers that has already made news by having two women very near the finish line is in the news again. This time for something a little more shocking.

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BCT Changes Oct. 1

The Army has recently set October 1 as the date to make some changes to Basic Combat Training, emphasizing fitness, individual skills, and personal character development over combat-specific skills, as the Army transitions away from conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Army Short About 8,000 Soldiers

According to an interview with the Army's top officer for recruiting, Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Snow, the Army is about 14% short of their recruiting goal of 59,000 new recruits for this fiscal year, which ends on Sept. 30th.

According to Gen. Snow, the reduced recruiting numbers are not from a lack of work by recruiters - during the first 10 months of fiscal year 2015, Army recruiters have made about 44,000 more appointments than they did during the same time period in FY 2014, but they have signed up 2,000 fewer soldiers.

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Tuition Assistance Down, Post-9/11 GI Bill Up

According to a report by, the number of service members using the tuition assistance benefit for active-duty soldiers has dropped over the past fiscal year, while the number of veterans and their families that have been using the Post-9/11 GI Bill has risen.

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