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  1. Retired Air Force officer admits to bribery

    A retired Air Force officer living in North Carolina is admitting he took kickbacks for inside information on contracts for a classified Air Force project and took home documents that could damage national security.

    • Jul. 13, 2014
  2. A South Korean soldier looks through a pair of binoculars July 13 at a military check point at the Imjingak Pavilion near the border with North Korea. Ahn Young-joon / AP

    North Korea launches missiles in latest test-fire

    North Korea launched two ballistic missiles into the sea on Sunday, South Korea said, the latest in a series of test-firings seen as expressions of anger over the North’s failure to win talks on receiving outside aid, and over U.S.-South Korean military drills.

    • Jul. 13, 2014
  3. Lt. Col. Matt Butler and his wife, Nicole, play Rollors on a Chesapeake Bay beach. Courtesy photo

    Rollors: A game for the green grass of home

    You can have fun without being plugged in, online or at the mercy of your cable provider. That's the thought behind Lt. Col. Matt Butler's creation, Rollors, an outdoor game he modeled after horseshoes and bocce and combined into one.

    • Jul. 12, 2014
  4. Iraqi Army soldiers and volunteers chant slogans against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant inside of the main army recruiting center in Baghdad on Saturday after authorities urged Iraqis to help battle insurgents. Hundreds of young Iraqi men gripped by religious and nationalistic fervor streamed into volunteer centers across Baghdad Saturday, answering a call by the country's top Shiite cleric to join the fight against Sunni militants advancing in the north. Karim Kadim/The Associated Press

    Iraq sending 4,000 volunteers to help in Ramadi

    Iraq is airlifting some 4,000 volunteers to an embattled city west of Baghdad to help bolster government forces locked in a running battle with Sunni militants there, authorities said Saturday.

    • Jul. 12, 2014
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    Korean official to present medals to Ohio veterans

    A medal of appreciation from the Korean government to military service members who served in the Korean War will be presented to veterans of that conflict at a ceremony in southwestern Ohio.

    • Jul. 12, 2014
  5. Army veteran Charlene Jorge poses in her office at the Cuyahoga County Veterans Service Commission in Cleveland on Thursday. Mark Duncan/The Associated Press

    Time running out for some Ohio veterans' bonuses

    Veterans who served in Iraq during the war only have a few months left to claim Ohio bonuses of up to $1,500, and state officials are expanding their efforts to reach potentially thousands of veterans who may miss out by not applying.

    • Jul. 12, 2014
  6. Hagel: U.S. aware of Russian, Iranian roles in Iraq

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the United States is aware of Russian and Iranian assistance to the Iraqi military in its fight against Islamic extremists, but the U.S. is not coordinating with either Russia or Iran.

    • Jul. 11, 2014
  7. Senior Airman Andy Schliepsiek and his wife, Jamie, were stabbed to death 10 years ago. Air Force Judge Advocate General's Office

    Airman back on death row, but nightmare continues for victims' family

    The Bielenbergs stopped celebrating Independence Day after their daughter and son-in-law were stabbed to death at their home on Robins Air Force Base in Georgia early on the morning of July 5, 2004.

    • Jul. 11, 2014
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    Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, right, makes his way out of the Warren E. Burger Federal Building Tuesday during the first day of jury selection in a defamation lawsuit in St. Paul, Minn. Jurors in Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit on Thursday heard a slain military sniper say in a recording that he didn't want his book overshadowed by a story about his alleged bar fight with the former Minnesota governor. Elizabeth Flores / AP

    Slain SEAL feared Ventura tale had eclipsed book

    Jurors in Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit on Thursday heard a slain military sniper say in a recording that he didn't want his book overshadowed by a story about his alleged bar fight with the former Minnesota governor.

    • Jul. 11, 2014
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    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura returns from lunch to the federal courthouse in St. Paul, Minn., on Tuesday, the first day of a trial in a lawsuit Ventura filed against the estate of the late former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. Ventura filed the defamation lawsuit claiming that Kyle's account of a bar fight in a book he wrote was false. Jim Mone/The Associated Press

    Ventura: No bar fight with 'American Sniper' Kyle

    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has testified he doesn't remember any confrontation with the 'American Sniper' author who claimed to have punched out Ventura in a bar.

    • Jul. 11, 2014
  8. New early retirement offer

    Some majors who were passed over for promotion for the second time last month may be eligible for early retirement, the Air Force said July 3.

    • Jul. 11, 2014
  9. An armed man gestures as buildings and cars are engulfed in flames inside the U.S. consulate compound in Benghazi ater the 2012 attack that killed four Americans. AFP via Getty

    Commanders: Benghazi rescue hampered by info lack

    Two of the four U.S.

    • Jul. 11, 2014
  10. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel welcomes Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera during an honor cordon at the Pentagon on Friday. Manuel Balce Ceneta/The Associated Press

    U.S. hails Japan easing of restrictions on military

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has hailed as 'historic' a Japanese government decision to loosen restrictions on its military.

    • Jul. 11, 2014
  11. Lawmakers hope to get VA reform bill back on track

    Now that the price tag for the Veterans Affairs Department reform bill has been slashed by about $120 billion over three years, lawmakers are hopeful the legislation can move ahead quickly.

    • Jul. 11, 2014
  12. US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai Friday at the presidential palace in Kabul. Kerry seeks to broker a deal between Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates as a bitter dispute over last month's runoff election risked spiraling out of control. Jim Bourg / AFP via Getty Images

    In Afghanistan, Kerry seeks path in voting crisis

    Secretary of State John Kerry sought Friday to broker a deal between Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates as a bitter dispute over last month's runoff election risked spiraling out of control.

    • Jul. 11, 2014
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    The entrance to the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in Albuquerque, N.M., is seen July 3. Russell Contreras / The Associated Press

    911 tapes depict response to collapse of vet

    Newly released 911 tapes reveal the efforts to revive a Vietnam veteran who collapsed with a heart attack in a Veterans Affairs hospital in Albuquerque.

    • Jul. 11, 2014
  13. In this picture taken on June 30, a Kurdish Peshmerga fighter cleans his weapon on his position behind a dirt barrier built along the front line with militants in Mariam Bek village, between the northern cities of Tikrit and Kirkuk, Iraq. Hussein Malla/The Associated Press

    Iraqi Kurds take over 2 northern oil fields

    Kurdish security forces took over two major oil fields outside the disputed northern city of Kirkuk before dawn Friday and said they would use some of the production for domestic purposes, escalating a dispute the central government of Prime Minister Nour

    • Jul. 11, 2014
  14. Oahu grand jury re-indicts Air Force sergeant

    An Oahu grand jury has again indicted a 35-year-old Air Force sergeant on two counts of attempted murder.

    • Jul. 11, 2014
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    Goodbye Pentagon Channel. Hello DoD News

    The Defense Department has consolidated three media outlets into one new organization: DoD News.

    • Jul. 11, 2014
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    This July 12, 2012, file photograph shows the Joint Task Force-Alaska Team recovering debris from the 1952 C-124 crash on Colony Glacier. Bill Roth / The Anchorage Daily News via AP

    Hundreds honor Air Force vet who died in '52 crash

    Hundreds of people turned out to pay their respects to a central Indiana man killed when a military transport airplane crashed into an Alaska mountain in 1952.

    • Jul. 11, 2014
  15. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stands in front of a F-35 joint strike fighter as he talks to reporters inside a hangar at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Marcus Weisgerber/staff

    New F-35 pilots might get to skip training in F-16s

    New Air Force pilots might not have to fly F-16 jets before transitioning from T-38 trainers to the F-35 joint strike fighter.

    • Jul. 10, 2014
  16. Lt. Gen. John F. Campbell Staff

    Nominee praises progress of Afghan security forces

    Senators stuck mostly to basic questions for Army Gen. John Campbell at his confirmation hearing Thursday to become the next commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

    • Jul. 10, 2014
  17. Proper Role? An F-35, left, and an F-16 fly above Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Officials debate what is the service's primary task. Lockheed Martin

    Air Force faces turbulent times

    Demand for Air Force spy planes, fighters and bombers from Eastern Europe to the Far East is spiking, and top generals say they're scrambling to meet commanders' needs as they struggle with shrinking budgets and keeping old planes flying.

    • Jul. 10, 2014
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    More than 80 tanks amassed by Jacques Littlefield are set to go up for sale in the San Francisco Bay Area in what is being billed as one of the largest auctions of military vehicles ever. Patrick Tehan / AP

    Tech engineer's huge collection of tanks up for sale

    More than 80 tanks amassed by a Stanford University-trained engineer are set to go up for sale in the San Francisco Bay Area in what is being billed as one of the largest auctions of military vehicles ever.

    • Jul. 10, 2014
  18. A photo of a smiling Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been circulating on Twitter. via Twitter

    Pentagon decries new Bergdahl photo as propaganda

    The photo of a smiling Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl posted to a Twitter account by a Taliban sympathizer is being dismissed by the Pentagon as '100% propaganda.'

    • Jul. 10, 2014

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