Master sergeant promotion list released
The Air Force released its master sergeant promotion list today. Of the 20,528 eligible technical sergeants, 3,841 were selected for promotion to master sergeant, for a promotion rate of 18.71 percent.
Lawmakers make pre-Memorial Day calls to fix vet claims backlog
In a pre-Memorial Day push to show their concern about the backlog of veterans' disability claims, House Republicans are calling for an independent task force to recommend a solution while House Democrats pushed the idea of providing temporary benefits to
Pentagon goes it alone on electronic health records
The Defense Department is abandoning its plans to build a single, joint electronic health record system with the Veterans Affairs Department in favor of developing its own system using commercial software.
Obama to address drones, Gitmo in security speech
President Obama is set to at least partially bring out into the open some of the U.S.-directed drone program, a key component of counterterrorism strategy, as he outlines the contours of the continuing threat to American security.
Tinker airman, family narrowly escaped Okla. storm
Picking through the debris of his tornado-demolished home Wednesday in Moore, Okla., Valparaiso native Jacob Schroeder hoped he might find things such as baby books, the computer with the family's stored pictures or his daughter's favorite stuffed toy.
Soldier was target of brutal attack in London
The British government's emergency committee met Thursday after two attackers butchered a British soldier in a daylight attack in London that raised fears terrorism had returned to the capital.
4 leg exercises with little or no equipment
You really can do leg exercises without the isolation-style or massive leg press machines found in most gyms. No more leg extension or leg curl machines. No need to find a leg abductor/adductor combo or hoist a 45-pound Olympic bar.
Stolen Valor Act on the way to White House
The Stolen Valor Act that makes it a federal crime to profit from falsely claiming to have received a military medal for valor is on its way to the White House for President Obama's signature, thanks to the efforts of two Nevadans.
Float driver: Train seemed still before deadly crash
The driver of a parade float involved in a train wreck that killed four war veterans in West Texas told investigators the oncoming train appeared to be stationary, and that he didn't notice anything was wrong until he saw people jumping from the float, ac
New chapter begins for 79th Medical Wing
The surgeon general of the Air Force is no stranger to the Malcolm Grow Medical Clinic and Surgery Center at Joint Base Andrews, Md. It's the first stop for ill and injured troops returning from Europe and Afghanistan.
Fort Hood suspect wants to represent himself
The Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood attack wants to represent himself at his upcoming murder trial, which means he could question the nearly three dozen soldiers he's accused of wounding in the shooting rampage.
Special victims counsel 'a huge step forward'
The judge advocate gave one victim of sexual assault the courage to take the stand at trial, to remain professional when it would have been easier not to, to get through one more day.
WikiLeaks case file fight moves to federal court
The WikiLeaks organization and a handful of journalists are asking a federal judge in Baltimore to order greater transparency in the court-martial of an Army private who has acknowledged sending reams of classified documents to the WikiLeaks website.
DoDEA schools will soon decide furlough schedules
Defense Department schools are deciding which days their schools will be closed for the required furloughs this fall and should start posting the information on their websites next week, said Marilee Fitzgerald, director of the Department of Defense Educa
First wounded warrior to graduate CCAF
It may have taken Staff Sgt. Jason Ellis about nine years to receive his degree from the Community College of the Air Force, but he had good reason. Ten years ago, combat injuries severely wounded Ellis while he was on deployment in Iraq.
VA clears 34,000 old claims under new initiative
Last updated at: 5/26/2013 5:35:10 AM ET
A Veterans Affairs Department effort to spend six months concentrating on its oldest benefits claims is having some success, but lawmakers are concerned that the improvements might be temporary.
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