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    A QF-4 Drone in flight as it is tracked by a missile at Tyndall AFB, Fla. The drones are used as moving targets to test weapons. (Courtesy photo) Courtesy photo

    Training aircraft overruns runway at Tyndall

    A QF-4 targeting aircraft overran a runway Tuesday at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., causing damage to the aircraft. Investigators say there was no danger to the public or a nearby highway.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  1. The pre-workout supplement Craze, made by Driven Sports, was named 2012 New Supplement of the Year by bodybuilding.com. Driven Sports has posted statements on its website saying that Craze does not contain amphetamines. Alison Young/USA Today

    FDA warns maker of controversial workout supplement Craze

    Federal regulators have warned the maker of the once-popular sports supplement Craze about its proprietary blend of ingredients and tests showing an undisclosed methamphetamine-like compound in the product, records now made public show.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  2. This Oct. 12, 2008, file photo shows a U.S. U2 reconnaissance plane taking off at the U.S. airbase in Osan, south of Seoul, South Korea. The U-2 spy plane outlasted the Cold War, outlived its successor and helped avert the world's nuclear annihilation a half century ago. Defense cuts now threaten to knock the high-flying reconnaissance aircraft out of the sky. Lee Jin-man / AP

    Spy plane outlasts Cold War, but not defense cuts

    The U-2 spy plane outlasted the Cold War, outlived its successor and proved crucial a half-century ago when two superpowers were on the brink of nuclear war.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  3. First lady Michelle Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, April 11, during an event for caregivers of veterans. The first lady announced Wednesday the launch of a new website for veterans to help them connect with potential employers. Jacquelyn Martin / AP

    First lady announcing one-stop job site for vets

    Aiming to streamline employment resources for people leaving the military, the government is creating an integrated website that can help job-seekers create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database of veterans and their spouses for co

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  4. 2 years in jail for misusing money for homeless vets

    A Nashville, Tenn., woman who stole more than $364,000 earmarked to help homeless veterans will spend two years in jail for the crimes.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
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    McConnell base gets final OK for refueling tankers

    The U.S. Air Force has given final approval to McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita as the home of the new KC-46A air refueling tanker, according to Kansas congressmen.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  5. Obama visit to Asia seen as counterweight to China

    President Barack Obama's travels through Asia aim to reassure partners about the renewed U.S. commitment to the region, with an eye both to China's rising assertiveness and the fast-growing markets that are the center of gravity for global growth.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
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    Recruits trending older in U.S. military

    New recruits in the U.S. military are getting slightly older, with more than half of Army enlistees age 20 or above compared with a few decades ago when only a third were in the older age group, according to a RAND Corp. study released Wednesday.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  6. Two UH-60 Black Hawks assigned to U.S. Army Europe's 12th Combat Aviation Brigade pick up 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) soldiers during an exercise at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Germany on March 28. Spc. Glenn M. Anderson/Army

    4 Army units heading to Eastern Europe

    The U.S. military in Europe is sending four company-sized infantry units, a total of about 600 soldiers, to Eastern Europe, the latest effort to reassure NATO allies in light of Russian aggression in Ukraine, a Pentagon official said Tuesday.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  7. Staff Sgt. Aaron Driver with his wife, Jennifer. Courtesy of STAFF Sgt. Aaron Driver

    Letter: Why I won't re-enlist

    Tired of waiting for deployments to slow down and other hardships of military life, Staff Sgt.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  8. Spy vs. Spy: Former SecDef Gates talks Putin

    Before he became secretary of defense, Robert Gates spent a career at the CIA when U.S intelligence agents were pitted against the KGB.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    The Obama administration is reportedly considering options to leave far fewer troops in Afghanistan after this year than the top U.S. and NATO commander for Afghanistan has recommended. Munir Uz Zaman / AFP

    Report: U.S. may leave fewer troops in Afghanistan

    The Obama administration is reportedly considering options to leave far fewer troops in Afghanistan after this year than the top U.S. and NATO commander for Afghanistan has recommended.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    General officer assignments announced

    Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh announced the following general officer assignments April 21:

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  9. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, right, talks with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk during an April 22 meeting in Kiev, Ukraine. Andrew Kravchenko / AP

    Ukraine orders offensive as Biden presses Russia

    Ukraine's president on Tuesday ordered the country's forces to renew a military operation against pro-Russian militants in East Ukraine after the killing of two men and a shooting at a plane.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  10. South Carolina's top military man begins re-election campaign

    Maj. Gen. Robert Livingston, South Carolina's adjutant general, lauded the state's Army and Air Force National Guard as one of the nation's top military organizations Tuesday and asked voters to re-elect him so he can work to keep it that way.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  11. This April 18, 2012, satellite image provided by GeoEye shows North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear test site. Commercial satellite imagery shows increased activity at North Korea's nuclear test site but not enough to indicate an underground atomic explosion is imminent, a U.S. research institute said Tuesday. GeoEye / AP

    Activity at North Korea site hints at nuke test preps

    Commercial satellite imagery shows increased activity at North Korea's nuclear test site but not enough to indicate an underground atomic explosion is imminent, a U.S. research institute said Tuesday.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  12. Judge: Prosecutors must turn over info on secret CIA prisons

    Prosecutors must turn over never-revealed details about the time a Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after his arrest in connection with the deadly attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a military judge's order released Tuesday.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  13. Allison Hickey, VA's benefits chief, has questioned calls by health officials to use the phrase 'Gulf War illness' to describe the various health problems in veterans of the 1990-'91 conflict. Robert Turtil/Defense Department

    Top VA official questions use of term 'Gulf War illness'

    After the Institute of Medicine in March recommended using the term 'Gulf War illness' to describe symptoms affecting more than 200,000 Persian Gulf War veterans, a top Veterans Affairs Department official expressed concern that such a change would imply

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  14. Foreign troops now eligible for Defense Meritorious Service Medal

    President Obama has signed an executive order that allows foreign troops who work with the U.S. military to be eligible for the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    91-year-old World War II veteran gets honor

    A 91-year-old World War II veteran in suburban Detroit has received a long-overdue honor.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Vic Morris retired from the Air Force in 1961 as a lieutenant colonel. He was a flight engineer on the B-29 Superfortress 'Danny-Mite' that was shot down over Tokyo on May 24, 1945, during World War II. Derik Holtmann / Belleville News-Democrat via AP

    WWII vet overcomes survivor's guilt, tells story

    For nearly 69 years, Frances Corona has wondered how her brother met his fate in World War II.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  15. Airmen return from a six-month deployment to Afghanistan. The Air Force's revised figures show 2,132 enlisted airmen and 323 officers have been approved for early retirement. Airman 1st Class Betty Chevalier/Air Force

    Air Force corrects figures on early retirement approvals

    The Air Force has corrected an error in the number of enlisted airmen it said had been approved for early retirement.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  16. U.S. seeks to navigate military-civilian power blocs in Pakistan

    It has been six years since the Pakistani military gave up direct control of that nation's government. But U.S.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  17. Pakistan says it's test-fired short-range missile

    Pakistan's military says it has successfully test-fired a short-range missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  18. The warships of the standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE with, from front to back, Estonian minehunter Admiral Cowen, Dutch minehunter Makkum, Norwegian minesweeper Otra and Belgian minehunter Belis set sail Tuesday from Kiel, Germany. Gero Breloer / AP

    NATO minesweepers set off on Baltic deployment

    Five NATO mine-hunting ships set off Tuesday on a deployment in the Baltic Sea, part of the alliance's efforts to strengthen its presence in Europe's ex-communist east as members there worry about Russia's intentions in Ukraine.

    • Apr. 22, 2014

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