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  1. An F-22A Raptor refuels in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility prior to strike operations Friday in Syria. AFP

    Civilian casualty standard eased in Iraq, Syria

    President Barack Obama announced in May 2013 that no lethal strike against a terrorist would be authorized without 'near-certainty that no civilians will be killed or injured.'

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  2. In this photo taken on Sept. 9, a student trains with gun during military training exercises in a military school in Boyarka close to Kiev, Ukraine. Efrem Lukatsky / AP

    Ukraine wary of fragile peace as patriotism in the country surges

    Since Ukraine's conflict with Russia erupted, Oleksandr Federenko has gone from village kid to army cadet, trading computer games for knife-throwing classes and morning marches. He is only 13.

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  3. Judge: VA botched handling of suicidal Marine

    A Veterans Affairs hospital botched the treatment of a suicidal Marine by sending him to another medical facility even though he had an emergency condition, a federal judge said.

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  4. Man accused in Newport fatal accident barred from driving

    A Newport man charged in the death of a Naval Station Newport police detective last year had been prohibited from driving on the base following an accident in 1988.

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  5. Iowa veteran's grave left unmaintained

    Wapello County officials are trying to determine who is in charge of maintaining the grave of a man believed to be the oldest Army soldier in the Civil War.

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  6. Author helps deployed dads with home-front issues

    Staff Sgt. Shawn Oxford of the Indiana Air National Guard said he knows what it's like to come home after a military deployment.

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  7. Father charged in toddler son's death at Patuxent NAS goes home

    A Maryland father accused of accidentally causing his 17-month-old son's death by leaving him in a car for hours is returning to his home.

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  8. Turkish soldiers stand on a hill, facing Islamic State fighters' position west of the Syrian city of Ain al-Arab near the Syrian border at the southeastern town of Suruc in the Sanliurfa province on Thursday. IS fighters are at the gates of a key Kurdish town on the Syrian border with Turkey, whose parliament was set to vote on authorizing military intervention against the jihadists. Bulent Kilic / AFP via Getty Images

    Turkey considers Iraq, Syria incursions

    Turkey's parliament on Thursday was considering a motion that would give the government new powers to launch military incursions in Syria and Iraq and allow foreign forces to use its territory for possible operations against the Islamic State group, altho

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  9. Although the gravestone in Woodlawn National Cemetery reads 'Franklin Cooper,' it is actually Franklin Cauble who is buried there, Cauble's great-great grandson says. Ray Finger/The (Elmira, N.Y.) Star Gazette

    VA to look into wrong name on Civil War gravestone

    The National Cemetery Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs is going to look into whether the gravestone of a Confederate soldier buried in Elmira has the wrong name on it.

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  10. Hundreds of airmen and several B-52 bombers are leaving Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota to return to their Minot Air Force Base home in North Dakota. Air Force

    Minot bombers, airmen returning from Ellsworth

    Hundreds of airmen and several B-52 bombers are leaving Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota to return to their Minot Air Force Base home in North Dakota.

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  11. New program helps families of fallen access education benefits

    Even with hundreds of millions of dollars in scholarship money and education benefits available for spouses and children of fallen service members, many of those families struggle to pay for college because they don't know the benefits exist, or have trou

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  12. Fort Riley soldier accused of killing child

    A Fort Riley soldier is charged with first-degree murder and child abuse in a death that occurred in February.

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  13. Afghanistan's security forces guard at the site of a suicide attack Thursday in Kabul, Afghanistan. Officials say that a suicide bomber killed three army officers and wounded seven people in the Afghan capital, a day after two similar attacks killed 11. Massoud Hossaini / AP

    Latest suicide attack in Afghanistan kills 3

    Officials say that a suicide bomber has killed three army officers and wounded seven others in Kabul, a day after two such attacks killed 11.

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  14. A man holds a pamphlet allegedly distributed by Islamic State on Sept. 3, in Peshawar, Pakistan. A. Majeed AFP via Getty Images

    Islamic State influence spreads beyond Iraq and Syria

    In Pakistan, some are slapping pro-Islamic State bumper stickers on their cars and writing chalk graffiti on walls exhorting young people to join the terrorist group.

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  15. Kurdish peshmerga fighters stand guard against Islamic State fighters Wednesday in Rabia, Iraq. Hadi Mizban / AP

    Bombs slam into IS stronghold on Iraq-Syria border

    Cheers erupted as the bomb dropped.

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  16. Kyle Carpenter is seen after being presented the Medal of Honor by President Obama during a ceremony June 19. Carpenter plans to ring in this year's Marine Corps Marathon by breaking a world record Rob Curtis/Staff

    Kyle Carpenter plans to break a world record to start the Marine Corps Marathon

    It was impressive enough when Medal of Honor recipient Kyle Carpenter, who survived jumping on an enemy grenade, ran the Marine Corps Marathon last year.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  17. Former Marine Joe Teti, shown in Sri Lanka filming an episode of the Discovery Channel's popular 'Dual Survival' show, has been stripped of his membership in the Special Forces Association. Discovery Channel

    'Dual Survival' star stripped of SF Association membership

    Discovery Channel's 'Dual Survival' reality star Joseph Teti, a former Army and Marine Corps special operator, has been disavowed by the Special Forces Association and stripped of his membership with the group.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  18. RIF board to cut fewer captains, majors

    The Air Force expects it will cut 355 captains and majors under a reduction in force board scheduled to convene this month.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  19. Andrew Tahmooressi was arrested by Mexican officials March 31 after driving across the California border with weapons and ammunition in his truck. Screenshot

    Marine vet's release from Mexican jail coming, lawmakers say

    The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said he is 'confident' that Mexican authorities will release Marine veteran Andrew Tahmooressi, potentially ending the ongoing saga of his imprisonment.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  20. Rear Adm. Diane Webber became the first cyber type commander Oct. 1, when the Navy Information Dominance Forces command was stood up. Robin Hicks / Navy

    Navy stands up first cyber type command

    Submarines have a three-star type commander who oversees their force. So do ship crews, aviation squadrons, and expeditionary sailors likes Seabees and divers.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  21. An MV-22 Osprey lost power on take-off Wednesday and two crewmembers bailed out into the ocean. One was recovered and the search in underway for the second. Here, an MV-22 with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced) launches from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island in August. MC2 Christopher Lindahl / Navy

    Crewmember missing after MV-22 mishap in Arabian Sea

    The Navy and Marine Corps are searching for a missing crewmember who bailed out of an MV-22 Osprey that temporarily lost power during takeoff over the Arabian Gulf, according to a 5th Fleet press release.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  22. 1,882 officers selected for captain

    The Air Force announced today that 1,882 first lieutenants were selected for promotion to captain in the quarterly selection for calendar 2014.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  23. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson testifies on Sept. 30 on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pierson has resigned amid recent White House security breach. J. Scott Applewhite / AP

    Secret Service chief quits due to security lapses

    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson abruptly resigned Wednesday in the face of multiple revelations of security breaches, bumbling in her agency and rapidly eroding confidence that the president and his family were being kept safe.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  24. Omar Gonzalez, accused White House fence jumper, pleaded not guilty on Oct. 1 in federal court to unauthorized intrusion and weapons-related charges. New River Regional Jail

    Suspect in White House breach pleads not guilty

    A 42-year-old man accused in the unprecedented breach of White House security last month pleaded not guilty in federal court Wednesday to unauthorized intrusion and weapons-related charges.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  25. A major review shows that the military health system performs as well as the private sector in delivering safe, quality care. 'I believe our service members, retirees and their families deserve better than average,' said Defense Secretary Chuuck Hagel, who ordered the review. J. Scott Applewhite / AP

    Report: Military hospitals show broad disparities in patient care

    A comprehensive review of the military health care system finds that overall, the military health system is functioning on a par with private-sector care, but patients face broad disparities in appointment wait times and quality of care and have little

    • Oct. 1, 2014
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