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  1. Marine recharged in Iraq war case back in court

    The Marine Corps should not be retrying a Marine sergeant whose murder conviction in a major Iraq war crime case was overturned by the military's highest court after he served half of his 11-year sentence, his defense attorneys say.

    • Oct. 30, 2014
  2. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said in a letter that a vote on the The Putting Veterans First Act was 'the right thing for our veterans.' The Associated Press

    Senate to vote on advance funding for VA

    When Congress returns next month, the Senate will vote on legislation to provide all Veterans Affairs Department funding a full year in advance, preventing government shutdowns or budget gridlock from interrupting veterans services.

    • Oct. 30, 2014
  3. Military athletes mingle at the 2014 Warrior Games. New advances in sensor technology are leading to prosthetic limbs with potential for better fit and greater comfort for wounded warriors. Mike Morones/Staff

    New prosthetic limb may prevent chafing, swelling

    Prosthetic technology has come a long way in the last few decades, offering state-of-the-art robotic arms, carbon-fiber blades and joints that contain microchips and processors.

    • Oct. 30, 2014
  4. Group says militants killed 600 Iraqi prisoners

    An international rights group says Islamic State militants carried out a mass killing of hundreds of Iraqi prison inmates when they seized the country's second-largest city of Mosul in June.

    • Oct. 30, 2014
  5. Amid murder case, Philippines says U.S. pact stays

    A security pact that allows thousands of American troops to join large-scale combat exercises in the Philippines is 'imperfect' but Manila is unlikely to amend it, the country's top diplomat said Thursday.

    • Oct. 30, 2014
  6. Pakistani protesters from the United Citizen Action group shout slogans and burn a U.S. flag as they demonstrate Oct. 8 against U.S drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal region in Multan. S.S. Mirza / AFP via Getty Images

    Drone strike kills 2 militants in northwest Pakistan

    Suspected U.S. drone-fired missiles struck a house early on Thursday in a restive tribal region in northwest Pakistan, killing two militants, officials said.

    • Oct. 30, 2014
  7. Marine recruiter pleads not guilty to arson

    A U.S. Marine Corps recruiter accused of setting small fires at his workplace in Bismarck is charged in federal court.

    • Oct. 30, 2014
  8. Comptroller Michael McCord said he does not expect Congress to soon reach a budget deal. Glenn Fawcett/ / Office of the Secretary of Defens

    Pentagon officials: No hope for budget soon; tech development vital

    The Pentagon's chief financial officer admitted on Wednesday that he is 'not super optimistic' about Congress reaching a budget deal once the current continuing resolution temporarily funding the federal government expires on Dec. 11.

    • Oct. 30, 2014
  9. Firefighters extinguish the remaining flames of a military airplane that crashed in a field Oct. 29 near Naval Station Ventura County, Calif., killing the pilot. Karen Quincy Loberg / AP

    Jet crashes near Naval Station Ventura County, killing pilot

    A jet on a military training exercise crashed into an agricultural field near a Southern California Navy base Wednesday, killing the pilot, authorities said.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  10. A landing craft air cushion prepares to enter the well deck of amphibious transport dock Mesa Verde on MondayThe Bataan amphibious ready group is returning home after a deployment supporting operations in U.S. 5th and 6th Fleets. MC3 Erik Foster / Navy

    Bataan ARG returns from almost nine-month cruise

    More than 4,000 sailors and Marines in the three-ship Bataan amphibious ready group are returning home. More than 4,000 sailors and Marines in the three-ship Bataan Amphibious Ready Group are returning home.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  11. A landing craft air cushion prepares to enter the well deck of amphibious transport dock Mesa Verde on MondayThe Bataan amphibious ready group is returning home after a deployment supporting operations in U.S. 5th and 6th Fleets. MC3 Erik Foster / Navy

    22nd MEU returns from almost nine-month float

    More than 4,000 sailors and Marines in the three-ship Bataan amphibious ready group are returning home. More than 4,000 sailors and Marines in the three-ship Bataan Amphibious Ready Group are returning home.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  12. The Pentagon's internal security agency is warning military personnel and civilians who work in the building that they could be targeted by the Islamic State group or other terrorists. AFP

    Pentagon warns employees about Islamic State threats

    Military personnel and civilians who work in the Pentagon could be targeted by the Islamic State group or other terrorists, the building's internal security agency is warning employees in a new memo distributed late last week.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  13. Bryana Salaz, daughter of Col. Ed Salaz, is shown in a YouTube video from 'The Voice.' YouTube

    Singing officer's daughter makes cut on TV's 'The Voice'

    The 17-year-old daughter of an Army colonel reached the live-performance round of the NBC singing competition 'The Voice,' impressing her celebrity coach enough to become one of 20 contestants to make the cut.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  14.  Credit: Clickhole

    Real Marine stars in satirical military homecoming video

    You don't have to look far to find a viral 'homecoming video' featuring heartwarming reunions between service members and their families after a long deployment. But a new video making the rounds on social media takes a fresh approach.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  15. Capt. Drew Williams, left, was fired Tuesday amid an investigation, according to Naval Air Systems Command. Williams has been temporarily replaced by his deputy, Kurt Reese, right. Norman Tancioco/Navy

    Comms system boss fired amid investigation

    The O-6 manager of a multibillion-dollar tactical radio system was fired Tuesday, Naval Air Systems Command said.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  16. A Liberian soldier and a U.S. Marine set up a landing zone next to an Ebola treatment center on Oct. 11 in Tubmanburg, Liberia. John Moore / Getty Images

    Hagel orders quarantine for troops returning from West Africa

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday ordered all U.S. service members returning from the Ebola response mission to undergo 'controlled monitoring,' meaning they will be isolated on military facilities and monitored for symptoms for 21 days.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  17. Fort Campbell officials removed this Halloween display Wednesday after receiving a complaint. Photo via clarksvillenow.com

    After complaints, soldier removes controversial Halloween hanging display

    A Halloween display in front of an active-duty soldier's Fort Campbell, Kentucky, residence that featured effigies with black trash bags as heads hanging by their necks from a tree was removed Tuesday, shortly after base officials were informed of the dec

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  18. President Obama gestures while speaking at an Oct. 29 event at the White House with American health care workers fighting the Ebola virus. Evan Vucci / AP

    Obama on Ebola fight: U.S. can't seal itself off

    Pushing to confront Ebola at its West African source, President Obama said Wednesday the United States was not immune to the disease but cautioned against discouraging American health care workers with restrictive measures that confine them upon their ret

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Alaska Guard members sue over leaked records

    Four Alaska National Guard members have sued the U.S. Army, saying investigative and other records pertaining to them were improperly leaked to reporters and state officials.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  22. Air Force Maj. Brian Gerwe offers the best thank you card he could think of with this F-16 cockpit snapshot over Pakistan after getting an Operation Supply Drop crate full of gamer gear earlier this year. Courtesy of Operation Supply Drop

    'Operation Supply Drop' delivers the goods for desperate downrange gamers

    Ask Air Force F-16 pilot Maj. Brian Gerwe what helped him and his 30-man detachment make it through a yearlong deployment to a remote air base in Pakistan, and he'll tell you it was all about that one critical supply drop.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  23. $8K for former Schofield soldier's no-show in needle burger suit

    A federal magistrate judge says a retired soldier suing Burger King for swallowing needles in a sandwich should pay nearly $8,500 in attorneys' fees and costs to the defendants for not showing up at a settlement conference.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  24. Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike Stevens listens as Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jon Greenert addresses the Leadership Mess Symposium in Suffolk, Va. MC1 Stuart Phillips/Navy

    MCPON gathers senior leaders for annual forum

    Nearly all of the Navy's top enlisted leadership converged here for a three-day annual summit, the Leadership Mess Symposium, to discuss ways to help sailors focus on their jobs at a time of larger uncertainties about defense budgets and fleet plans.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  25. In an image taken from video, Ethan Arguello, a former Marine drill instructor, and Sgt. Maj. Paul Archie, then the senior-enlisted adviser at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., get in a verbal argument. YouTube

    Marine drill instructors weigh in on viral video face-off

    Judging from their comments on Internet forums, Marines particularly current and former drill instructors appear to be evenly divided when it comes to Sgt. Maj.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
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