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    USAF C-130 airdrops meals to displaced tribe in Iraq

    An Air Force C-130 on Monday delivered thousands of meals to an Iraqi tribe displaced by fighting between security forces and Islamic State group fighters.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  1. Contribution from last year's #MyVeteran campaign: _mrsle: 'Happy Veterans Day to the Love of My Life. Thank you for serving our country, putting your life on the line, and for being such an impeccable husband!'

    Give your vet a shout-out

    Sixty years ago, the nation declared its first Veterans Day celebration.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  2. OxyTherm Pro on sale at Fort Meyer, photographed at Gannett Government Media photo studio in Springfield, Va., on Thursday, October 9, 2014. (Mike Morones/Staff) Mike Morones

    DMBA workout stimulant pulled from base shelves

    Several dietary supplements touted as weight-loss or body sculpting aids have been pulled from the shelves of exchange and GNC stores on military installations.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  3. A member of the ground crew installs the protection pin onto a Canadian Air Force F-18 Hornet's missile at Siauliai Air Base in Lithuania on Oct. 20. Two Canadian F-18 Hornet jets were scrambled from the Siauliai Air Base in Lithuania to intercept a Russian Ilyushin-20 surveillance aircraft, which they shadowed for some 15 minutes, NATO said. Cpl. Gabrielle DesRochers / /Canadian Air Force-AP

    NATO reports spike in Russian military flights

    NATO on Wednesday reported an 'unusual' spike in Russian military flights over the Black, Baltic and North seas and the Atlantic Ocean during the past two days.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  4. Russian nuclear submarine, the Yuri Dolgoruky, drives in the water area of the Sevmash factory in the northern city of Arkhangelsk on July 2, 2009. Alexander Zemlianichenko / AFP/Getty Images

    Russia successfully test-fires new Navy Bulava ICBM

    The Russian Navy has successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile, proving its reliability after a long and troublesome development.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  5. Residents: Islamic State group kills 30 Iraqi men

    Islamic State group militants lined up 30 men in western Iraq and shot them dead Wednesday, an official and residents said, the latest mass killing carried out by the group since its advance across the country.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  6. A peshmerga fighter flashes victory sign as a Kurdish convoy arrives Wednesday at the Habur crossing along the Turkish-Iraqi border with heavy weapons. Ilyas Akengin / AFP via Getty Images

    Syrian rebels enter Kurdish town from Turkey

    For the first time since the Islamic State group launched an offensive on the Syrian border town of Kobani last month, a small group of Syrian rebels on Wednesday entered the embattled town from Turkey in a push to help Kurdish fighters there battle the m

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  7. Health workers of the International Federation of Red Cross and Medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres take part Wedensday in a pre-deployment training for staff that is heading to Ebola area at the IFRC headquarters in Geneva. Fabrice Coffrini / AFP via Getty Images

    Former NATO chiefs urge alliance to fight Ebola

    Two former heads of NATO are urging the Western defense alliance to join the fight against Ebola in West Africa.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
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    Wright-Patterson airmen told to be cautious after Canada attacks

    Personnel at a southwest Ohio Air Force base have been told to be mindful of things that could identify them as part of the military following attacks on soldiers in Canada.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  8. Joyce Opoku, a licensed practical nurse from New Windsor, New York, was arrested in June after a veteran died at the state Veterans' Home at Montrose. She pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor charge of failing to care for him properly. N.Y. Attorney General's Office

    Nurse admits fault in death at New York State Veterans' Home

    A nurse who tended to an 84-year-old Korean War veteran who died last year pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor charge of failing to care for him properly, the New York State attorney general said.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
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    Helena Perry of Avondale, Pa., continues receiving bills and correspondence for her late husband David's VA medical care. William H. McMichael/The (Wilmington, Del.) News J

    VA adds $50 to deceased vet's 59 cent bill

    It's bad enough that the Department of Veterans Affairs billed a deceased Navy vet for 59 cents this summer.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  9. This still image from NASA video shows an Orbital Sciences Corporation unmanned spacecraft exploding Oct. 28 at Wallops Island, Virginia, six seconds after launch on a resupply mission to the International Space Station. AFP

    Unmanned Antares rocket explodes on launch

    An unmanned rocket headed for the International Space Station to deliver supplies exploded on launch from Wallops Island, Va., Tuesday.

    • Oct. 28, 2014
  10. Philip Burdette, left, is seen testifying before Congress in 2011. Defense Department

    IG: Former chief of wounded warrior office broke law, DoD regs

    The Defense Department inspector general has recommended 'corrective action' against the former director of DoD's Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy Office.

    • Oct. 28, 2014
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    Bobby Pierce, supervisor at the 437th Aircrew Flight Equipment fabrication shop at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, uses a sewing machine designed for thick materials. Pierce has worked in the fabrication shop for more than 30 years. Below, Linda Lewis cuts through sheep's wool for a C-17 seat cover. The shop workers save the Air Force $1 million a year. Senior Airman Dennis Sloan / Air Force

    Veterans put experience to use at Air Force's only fabrication shop

    The Air Force taught Bobby Pierce how to sew in 1955. As a parachute rigger, he needed to know not only how to properly pack parachutes but also to mend and maintain them.

    • Oct. 28, 2014
  11. A retired service member uses an ATM on a military installation. Staff Sgt. Robert Barnett / Air Force

    Report: On-base banks, credit unions should offer more info online

    Service members need more information and protection from banks and credit unions that operate on military installations, according to research by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

    • Oct. 28, 2014
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    Cpl. Jordan L. Spears Marine Corps

    Marine's death reclassified to Operation Inherent Resolve

    The Defense Department has reclassified the death of Cpl. Jordan L. Spears as one that occurred in support of the military's effort to combat the Islamic State group, making him the first official casualty of Operation Inherent Resolve.

    • Oct. 28, 2014
  12. A health worker wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) sets up a fence at the Ebola treatment center run by Doctors without Borders in Monrovia, Liberia, on October 27. AFP/Getty Images

    Hagel to decide if troops will be quarantined

    The military's top officers are recommending a sweeping rule imposing a 21-day quarantine on all troops returning from Ebola-stricken West Africa, but Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has made no final decision, defense officials said Tuesday.

    • Oct. 28, 2014
  13. U.S. to increase security at some federal buildings

    Security will be increased at various federal government buildings in Washington and other major American cities, the Homeland Security Department announced Tuesday in what it described as a 'precautionary step.'

    • Oct. 28, 2014
  14. Secretary of State John Kerry places a wreath at the National War Memorial on Oct. 28 in Ottowa, Canada, as U.S. Naval Attache, Capt. Charles J. Cassidy, right and Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird, look on at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Sean Kilpatrick / AP

    Kerry attends slain soldier's funeral, expresses solidarity with Canada

    The United States and Canada vowed Tuesday to step up already close counterterrorism and border security cooperation as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry paid condolences to the Canadian people following last week's terror attacks.

    • Oct. 28, 2014
  15. Jamil Cooks Alcorn State Athletics Department

    Report: Ex-Academy football player stars at new school despite sex offender status

    An Alcorn State star defensive player who is a registered sex offender is part of an ABC investigation set to air this week.

    • Oct. 28, 2014
  16. Low-level winds and pilot error caused an MQ-1B Predator to crash in April at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, the Air Force announced today. Air Force

    Report: Winds, pilot error caused April Predator crash

    Low-level winds and pilot error caused an MQ-1B Predator to crash in April at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, the Air Force announced today.

    • Oct. 28, 2014
  17. Pakistani army chief Raheel Sharif. Karim Ullah / Getty Images

    Pakistan's army chief to visit U.S.

    The Pakistan army's chief of staff is coming to the U.S. to meet with his American counterparts, the Defense Department has confirmed.

    • Oct. 28, 2014
  18. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a military drill on Friday. AFP

    North Korea may be developing sea-based missiles

    A website that monitors North Korea says the isolated nation may be exploring how to launch ballistic missiles from submarines or ships.

    • Oct. 28, 2014
  19. Dozens of Kurdish peshmerga fighters drive through Arbil after leaving a base in northern Iraq on Tuesday on their way to the battleground Syrian town of Kobani. Safin Hamed / AFP via Getty Images

    Iraqi Kurdish fighters to head to Syria

    IRBIL, Iraq Dozens of Iraq's Kurdish peshmerga fighters will fly to Turkey on Tuesday and from there cross into the Syrian border town of Kobani to help fellow Kurds fight Muslim militants, a spokesman for the Kurdish force said.

    • Oct. 28, 2014

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