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  1. President Obama formally notified Congress on Aug. 29 that he wants to cap next year's military basic pay raise at 1 percent, unless Congress comes up with an alternative mandate. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

    White House pushes for lower pay raise in 2015

    The White House is moving ahead with plans for another slimmed-down pay raise for troops in 2015, and outside advocates still aren't happy about it.

    • Sep. 2, 2014
  2. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe, is seen with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen. While reports have surfaced that some 4,000 troops capable of moving in 48-hours notice will encompass the NRF's rapid-reaction force, the numbers have yet to be set in stone, Breedlove said Aug. 2. NATO

    Breedlove: Size of NATO Response Force still up for debate

    NATO leaders heading to Wales this week will discuss how to best enhance the NATO Response Force.

    • Sep. 2, 2014
  3. In this Dec. 8, 2008, photo, armed al-Shabab fighters on pickup trucks prepare to travel into the city, just outside Mogadishu, in Somalia. U.S. military forces targeted the Islamic extremist network on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 in Somalia, the Pentagon said. Farah Abdi Warsameh / AP

    6 militants killed during U.S. strike in Somalia

    Al-Shabab's top leader was in one of two vehicles hit Monday night by a U.S. military strike, a member of the Somali Islamic extremist group said Tuesday.

    • Sep. 2, 2014
  4. Uruguay: Gitmo prisoner transfer not imminent

    A plan to resettle six men held at the U.S. Navy base in Guantanamo in Uruguay is still being negotiated and is unlikely to occur before upcoming elections in the South American country, an official said Monday.

    • Sep. 2, 2014
  5. Chinese jet's run-in with P-8 seen as pattern

    When an armed Chinese fighter jet recently buzzed a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft over international waters in the South China Sea, it was just the latest in a series of low-level confrontations between the two militaries.

    • Sep. 2, 2014
  6. Air National Guard members gather outside a Delaware Air National Guard C-130 as they prepare to leave for Germany for a training mission with European armed forces on Saturday. Kyle Grantham/The News Journal

    Clock ticking on Delaware Air Guard's aging C-130s

    Two C-130 cargo airplanes lifted off into the summer sky from the New Castle Air National Guard Base early Saturday morning, the 45 airmen aboard bound for Germany and 10 days of hauling Army paratroopers during a large multi-nation training exercise.

    • Sep. 2, 2014
  7. Army National Guard Spc. Robert Quattrocchi and his now-wife, Monica, during a 2011 deployment to Afghanistan. Quattrocchi was injured while serving in theater and is awaiting back pay. Quattrocchi family

    Injured guardsman's family lives in poverty, and waits

    Army National Guard Spc. Robert Quattrocchi, 31, spends much of his time these days helping wife Monica care for the couple's 4-month-old daughter in a rambling, uninsulated Georgia farmhouse that belongs to his in-laws.

    • Sep. 2, 2014
  8. Iran unveils new surface-to-air missile, radars

    Iran on Tuesday unveiled a new surface-to-air missile and two radar systems it claims will boost the country's defense capabilities.

    • Sep. 2, 2014
  9. In this June 11, 2014, photo, former Blackwater Worldwide guard Nicholas Slatten enters a taxi cab as he leaves federal court in Washington, after the start of his trial. After 10 weeks of argument and testimony, the case goes to the jury on Tuesday. Cliff Owen / AP

    Blackwater legacy: a faint memory of Nisoor Square

    The summer-long trial of four Blackwater security guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis has been a grim retelling of lives snuffed out and the daily life-and-death decisions amid the chaos of war.

    • Sep. 2, 2014
  10. Soldier wins settlement from storage company

    A special operations soldier has won a settlement from the storage company that got rid of his property while he was deployed — including $8,044 worth of Army-issued equipment — in violation of the Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act.

    • Sep. 2, 2014
  11. Attacks kill 3 Afghan policemen, 4 soldiers

    Attacks in Afghanistan have killed three policemen and four Afghan soldiers, officials said Tuesday.

    • Sep. 2, 2014
  12. CAFB instructor pilot dies in Texas plane crash

    . Officials at Columbus Air Force Base say a pilot instructor has died in a plane crash on Sunday near Abilene Regional Airport in Texas.

    • Sep. 2, 2014
  13. Changes Coming: Gen. Mark Welsh, Air Force chief of staff, addresses the National Guard Association of the United States Conference Aug. 24 in Chicago. Sources are concerned that an accelerated internal review could result in hasty decisions. Illinois National Guard

    Air Force moves forward on force structure changes

    The US Air Force's top general said he wants to figure out the balance between the active, Guard and reserve components for the vast majority of his service's programs in time to drive fiscal 2016 decisions.

    • Sep. 2, 2014
  14. Obama notifies Congress of airstrikes in Iraq

    President Barack Obama has sent official notification to Congress of his order for last week's airstrikes and humanitarian aid drops to help Iraqis threatened by Islamic State militants.

    • Sep. 1, 2014
  15. Recruiters who go by-the-book say they can spend several hours in the morning visiting a school in a rural location, grabbing a fast-food lunch during their drive back to their home office, and spend the afternoon interviewing potential recruits and shuttling recruits without cars to and from a testing location. Senior Airman Tiffany DeNault / Air Force

    Crushing demands of job lead some Air Force recruiters to falsify reports

    Air Force recruiting is plagued by a longstanding epidemic of falsifying records, according to multiple recruiters around the country.

    • Sep. 1, 2014
  16. Air Force Museum restoring Titan rocket

    Restoration experts at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force are launching their largest restoration project yet at the museum in southwestern Ohio.

    • Aug. 31, 2014
  17. Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a globe presented to him as a gift during his Aug. 29 meeting with participants in the youth educational forum at the Seliger youth camp near Lake Seliger, Russia. Mikhail Klimentyev / AP

    Putin to Ukraine: Begin immediate talks on east

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine.

    • Aug. 31, 2014
  18. Senator: Obama may be too cautious with militants

    Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein says President Obama may be too cautious in his approach to dealing with Islamic State militants.

    • Aug. 31, 2014
  19. A view of the New Blance 950v2, an American-made shoe the company hopes could be adopted as standard-issue to recruits. New Balance

    New Balance pitches DoD on standard-issue shoe for recruits

    New Balance has unveiled a sneaker prototype that could become standard-issue in boot camp and spell an end to the cash allowances that let recruits buy foreign-made shoes.

    • Aug. 31, 2014
  20. The Pentagon is stepping in to support research to combat the growing threat of 'superbugs' — bacteria that can't be stopped with current medications. Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images

    DoD takes lead on finding drugs to fight superbugs

    With very few antibiotics in development at major pharmaceutical companies, the Pentagon is stepping in to support research to combat the growing threat of 'superbugs' — bacteria that can't be stopped with current medications.

    • Aug. 31, 2014
  21. Retired Master Sgt. Kurt Carlson Jr., second from left, is shown with his three Air Force children, Kurt III, Natasha and Joshua. The occasion was son Kurt's 2011 graduation and commissioning at East Carolina University. Courtesy of Carlson family

    3 siblings follow their master sgt. dad into the Air Force

    When a football career didn't work out for 2nd Lt. Joshua Carlson, he decided to pursue the only other life he'd ever known — the Air Force.

    • Aug. 31, 2014
  22. Libyans hold placards during an Aug. 29 rally in support of 'Fajr Libya' (Libya Dawn), a mainly-Islamist alliance, and to protest against the new parliament and a military intervention in the country. Mahmud Turkia / AFP

    Militia says it 'secured' U.S. compound in Libya

    The Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital has 'secured' a U.S. Embassy residential compound there, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting, one of its commanders said Sunday.

    • Aug. 31, 2014
  23. Soldiers prepare slides with blood samples for testing during a training exercise. The Defense Department is closing in on a blood test to detect concussions. Dean Siemon / Army

    DoD makes advances toward blood test to diagnose concussions

    The Defense Department is closing in on a blood test to detect concussions.

    • Aug. 31, 2014
  24. Sailors direct an F/A-18C Hornet during flight operations Aug. 30 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush in the Arabian Gulf. MC3 Joshua Card / Navy

    Iraqi forces break militant siege of town after U.S. airstrikes

    Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, following U.S.

    • Aug. 31, 2014

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