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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. Power exercises, such as the bench press, are important for optimal military performance, researchers have found. Staff Sgt. Richard Andrade/Army

    Studies reveal 11 ways to improve Army fitness

    A smaller force means more emphasis on soldiers doing their jobs at optimum levels including the job of staying healthy.

    • Sep. 2, 2014
  4. PCU North Dakota goes through sea trials on Aug. 18 in the Atlantic Ocean ahead of its Oct. 25 commissioning. The sub can launch cruise missiles, deliver special forces personnel and carry out surveillance. It is the first Navy vessel to carry the name North Dakota in a century. AP

    Submarine North Dakota put through sea trials

    The Navy has put the $2.6 billion submarine named North Dakota through tests to determine its seaworthiness and capabilities, ahead of its late-October commissioning.

    • Sep. 2, 2014
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Fort Carson soldier struck, killed crossing highway

    A 23-year-old specialist based at Fort Carson, Colorado, died early Saturday morning after being struck by two vehicles while attempting to cross an interstate highway on foot, police and base officials confirmed.

    • Sep. 2, 2014
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Ohio guardsman accused of child sex abuse due in court

    An Ohio National Guardsman accused of sexually abusing three adopted daughters and his stepdaughter at their home is scheduled for arraignment Friday on an updated, 35-count indictment that includes intimidation charges.

    • Sep. 2, 2014
  14. Funeral set for Ohio guardsman killed on highway

    A Granville man who served in the Ohio National Guard was killed Friday when he was hit by a car on the side of the highway.

    • Sep. 2, 2014
  15. Tenn. Guard to award Soldier's Medal to 4

    Tennessee's Adjutant General will award the Soldier's Medal to four Tennessee National Guard members.

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

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

    • Sep. 2, 2014
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Carson soldier dies after being hit by two cars on highway

    A pedestrian who was killed when he tried to cross Interstate 25 in Colorado Springs has been identified as a 23-year-old Fort Carson soldier.

    • Sep. 2, 2014
  20. Cmdr. Patrick Foster, at right, told his crew Aug. 27 aboard the destroyer Barry they can wear ball caps with NWUs starting Sept. 1. Mark D. Faram / Staff

    New rules OK ball caps with blue cammies, on base and off

    You asked, pressed, urged and pleaded. And after six years, the Navy listened.

    • Sep. 1, 2014
  21. Navy Diver 2nd Class (DSW) Ryan Harris of Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2, Company 2/4, inspects an oxygen mask aboard the amphibious assault ship Wasp. Harris, who died trying to save a dive buddy, will receive the Navy and Marine Corps Medal posthumously for his heroism. Seaman Jah'mai C.J. Stokes/Navy

    Deceased diver will receive heroism medal

    From the moment sailors enter training to become Navy divers, they're given one absolute commandment: Never leave their dive buddy.

    • Sep. 1, 2014
  22. The Army Irregular Warfare Center, which will close Oct. 1, helped rewrite the rules for future counterinsurgency efforts. Senior Airman Ryl / Air Force

    Irregular warfare center to close Oct. 1

    After eight years working to educate soldiers on counterinsurgency, one of the Army Irregular Warfare Center's last actions was similar to its first: Updating the field's bedrock document.

    • Sep. 1, 2014
  23. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 13 attach an M777A2 Howitzer to an MV-22B Osprey during an exercise at Camp Pendleton, Calif., in August. All logistics Marines will soon take a new seminar to prepare them for small-unit missions around the world. Sgt. Sarah Fiocco / Marine Corps

    New seminar will prep logisticians for EF-21 mission types

    Coming soon: a seminar for all Marine logisticians to prepare them for their role in small-unit operations and joint missions around the globe.

    • Sep. 1, 2014
  24. 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
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