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Air Force budget woes could scuttle effort to add more airmen

The Air Force hit its goal of bringing active-duty end strength up to 317,000 in fiscal 2016 – but a…

Government shutdown looms as lawmakers spar over budget plan

A 10 week budget extension to keep federal programs running through the November elections stalled i…

Carter: Nuke force changes are 'bearing fruit'

Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who inherited a tangled web of problems in the Air Force nuclear missi…

Survivors mark 40th anniversary of Air Force KC-135 crash

The plane was traveling to Wurtsmith Air Force Base when it went down.

Vets in prison received $100M in improper benefits payouts, report says

Officials from the VA inspector general's office blamed the mistakes on too little focus from depart…

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Top Air Force general: Airmen need to deploy as teams once again

The Air Force has gotten into a bad habit of deploying airmen overseas on their own, and needs to ge…

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Carter: Nuke force changes are 'bearing fruit'

Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who inherited a tangled web of problems in the Air Force nuclear missi…

Government Shutdown Looms as Lawmakers Spar Over Budget Plan

A 10 week budget extension to keep federal programs running through the November elections stalled i…

Air Force Lines up Funding for GBSD Test Requirements

The Air Force is preparing for major test requirements on the Ground Base Strategic Deterrent progra…

Air Force budget woes could scuttle effort to add more airmen

The Air Force hit its goal of bringing active-duty end strength up to 317,000 in fiscal 2016 – but a…

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Chemical weapon wasn't used near U.S. troops in Iraq

A rocket fired last week at an Iraqi base where American troops are present did not contain a chemic…

Defense chief: 9/11 bill could be devastating to U.S. military

Legislation that would allow the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia…

Carter: Nuke force changes are 'bearing fruit'

Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who inherited a tangled web of problems in the Air Force nuclear missi…

Government Shutdown Looms as Lawmakers Spar Over Budget Plan

A 10 week budget extension to keep federal programs running through the November elections stalled i…

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Trump and Clinton clash over ISIS, Iraq in first presidential debate

About one-third of the event was devoted to national security issues, but both candidates made refer…

Clinton, Trump to meet separately with Israel PM Netanyahu

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are expected to meet separately with Israel's Prime Minister Benjam…

This war hero's Gold Star parents want you to know why they're backing Hillary Clinton

Sgt. Matthew Abbate was killed in Afghanistan in 2010. He was posthumously recognized with the Navy…

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Factor in health care when picking a permanent home

You've found your dream house in a beautiful location. You see yourself putting down roots, spending…

10 healthiest counties — Military Times' 2016 analysis

Military Times compared 3,141 counties across the U.S. using data from County Health Rankings and Ro…

A home close to everything: 'We wanted to come back'

For Ryan Chevalier, Arlington, Va., has everything a mid-sized city should have: Good transportation…

Not just about the money: ‘You can be at peace’

Former Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Murphy Phanhdone has covered some ground: He grew up outside Chi…

Methodology — Best for Vets: Places to Live 2016

Military Times evaluated 581 places, as designated by the U.S. Census Bureau, dividing them into 265…

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Flu shots required for all students at Defense Department schools

Children attending the Department of Defense Education Activity schools must get flu shots by Dec. 1…

For those with the often solitary task of caring for disabled vets, help is on the way

More than 1 million Americans care for ill or injured Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. This new progra…

Military failed to conduct background checks on civilians in base housing, putting troops at risk

Military officials have been taking an “unnecessary safety and security risk to military personnel,…

Fort Rucker closes school building after 24 fifth-graders become ill

The students were on the playground when they became sick.

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Fresh words for forever wars — 19 new books from Belleau Wood to Wall Street to Washington

Here’s your guide, listed by category and in order of reading satisfaction and relevance, to the sea…

Air Force beats Utah State 27-20 in Mountain West opener

Jacobi Owens scored on a 1-yard TD run with 5:06 left in the fourth quarter and Air Force opened the…

Nominations open for Military Child of the Year awards

Anyone who knows an awesome military kid can nominate a candidate for the honor.

George W. Bush paintings book coming in 2017

The next book from former President George W. Bush will be more about pictures than words.

Mission Family: Absentee voting keeps getting easier

Military families have a lot of resources to help them vote by absentee ballot.

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