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Soldiers' Tricky Mission: Tend
Aging Nuclear Arsenal of US
Oct 1, 2023 8:45 AM CDT
Soldiers' Tricky Mission: Tend Aging Nuclear Arsenal of US
The AP is given a look at the delicate process
- In an ultra-sterile room at a secure factory in Kansas City, US government technicians refurbish the nation's nuclear warheads. The job is exacting: Each warhead has thousands of springs, gears, and copper contacts that must work in conjunction to set off a nuclear explosion. Eight hundred miles away in...
Senate Briefly Pierces
Sep 21, 2023 3:00 PM CDT
Senate Briefly Pierces Tuberville's Blockade
Army chief of staff and Marine commandant are confirmed, but other nominees wait
- The Senate confirmed two new service chiefs on Thursday, despite the blockade put in place by Republican Sen. Tommy Tuberville, but there were indications Democrats didn't feel good about it. Gen. Randy George can now take over as Army chief of staff, and Gen. Eric Smith can officially become...
That Went Down
in Australia Has
Aug 28, 2023 8:47 AM CDT
Marines Aircraft That Went Down in Australia Has Crash History
8 US troops remain in Aussie hospital after weekend accident that killed 3 of their colleagues
- Eight US Marines remained in a hospital in the Australian north coast city of Darwin on Monday after they were injured in a fiery crash of a tilt-rotor aircraft that killed three of their colleagues on an island. All 20 survivors were flown from Melville Island, 50 miles south, to...
3 US Marines Dead
in Training Crash
Aug 27, 2023 6:33 AM CDT
3 US Marines Dead in Training Crash
Several others injured when Osprey aircraft goes down in Australia
- Tragedy for the US Marines Sunday in Australia: Three members of the service were killed and at least five more were in serious condition after an Osprey aircraft crashed during a training mission, reports CNN . A total of 23 people were aboard the MV-22B aircraft when it went down on...
Aug 15, 2023 2:00 AM CDT
Senator's Stance Creates a Military First
Three military branches are now without leaders as Sen. Tommy Tuberville blocks nominations
- Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville now has notched an unprecedented political hat trick of sorts: Because of the Republican senator's hold on military nominations , the Navy, Army, and Marines are without official leaders for the first time, reports the
. The trifecta came into place Monday when Navy chief...
Woman Who Helped Hide
Soldier's Body Gets 30 Years
Aug 14, 2023 6:15 PM CDT
Woman Who Helped Hide Soldier's Body Gets 30 Years
Cecily Aguilar was only person arrested in Vanessa Guillen case
- A Texas woman was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison for helping dispose of the body of a US soldier, whose 2020 killing sparked a movement of women speaking out about sexual abuse in the military. Cecily Aguilar was the only suspect arrested in the death of Vanessa Guillen,...
'Typo Leak' Could Be
Big Problem for US Military
Jul 17, 2023 2:17 PM CDT
'Typo Leak' Could Be Big Problem for US Military
Messages supposed go to military email addresses are being sent to Mali
- A Dutch internet entrepreneur says he has repeatedly warned the US government over the last decade that emails intended for the American military are being sent to Mali because of a common typo. Johannes Zuurbier tells the
that instead of the suffix .mil used for American military email...
US Spy Flight
Jul 10, 2023 7:20 PM CDT
North Korea: Warplanes Turned Back US Spy Flight
Kim suggests incursions could meet with consequences
- North Korea said Monday that its warplanes turned back a US spy plane that was over its territorial waters earlier in the day. The statement was made by Kim Yo Jong, sister of the nation's ruler, Kim Jong Un, and one of the government's top foreign policy officials....
US Army Sees Record Number
of Fatal ODs From This Drug
Jun 14, 2023 8:28 AM CDT
US Army Sees Record Number of Fatal ODs From This Drug
Fentanyl is hitting all military branches, but none as hard as the Army, and loved ones want answers
- Earlier this year, Congress received some sobering data from the Department of Defense showing that fentanyl was involved in 88% of the 2021 deaths of US troops who'd died of drug overdoses—up from just 36% five years earlier. "Our military is not immune to the opioid epidemic,...
Army Base Renamed to
Honor Black WWI Hero
Jun 13, 2023 6:32 PM CDT
Army Base Renamed to Honor Black WWI Hero
Fort Polk in Louisiana is now Fort Johnson
- A US Army base in western Louisiana was renamed Tuesday to honor Sgt. William Henry Johnson, a Black hero of World War I who received the Medal of Honor nearly a century later. Fort Johnson had previously been named after a Confederate commander, Leonidas Polk. The renaming is part of...
Fort Bragg Is
No Longer Fort Bragg
Jun 2, 2023 11:01 AM CDT
Fort Bragg Is No Longer Fort Bragg
Military renames it Fort Liberty, part of a push to rid itself of Confederate names
- Quick, name the biggest military base in the country. The longtime answer of "Fort Bragg" is no longer correct. The Pentagon on Friday formally renamed the gigantic base in North Carolina "Fort Liberty," reports CNN . It's part of the military's ongoing push to rid itself...
US Opts Not to Shoot
New Balloon Out of Sky
May 2, 2023 7:21 AM CDT
US Opts Not to Shoot New Balloon Out of Sky
But military is watching a new mystery object that drifted over Hawaii, is now headed to Mexico
- After a mysterious spate of balloon sightings earlier this year, a new entry has made its way into the mix. NBC News reports that the US military has been tailing a new balloon since late last week that drifted over parts of Hawaii, though officials indicate it didn't fly...
Report: Leaker of
Works at Military Base
Apr 13, 2023 5:15 AM CDT
Report: Leaker of Classified Documents Works at Military Base
Discord server member says leaker has anti-government views
- The person who leaked classified military documents online is a gun enthusiast who works on a military base and shared secrets for months in a private Discord chatroom with around two dozen members, according to two members who spoke to the
. One member, who is under 18 and...
Fort Hood Is Getting
a New Name in May
Mar 27, 2023 6:45 PM CDT
Fort Hood Is Getting a New Name in May
Fort named after Confederate general is becoming Fort Cavazos
- Fort Hood is weeks away from the second name change in its history. In 1950, eight years after the Army base was established in central Texas, Camp Hood became Fort Hood—but this year's renaming reflects bigger changes. The name of Confederate Gen. John Hood is being dropped and...
US Strikes Syria After
Drone Kills Contractor
Mar 24, 2023 5:31 AM CDT
US Strikes Syria After Drone Kills Contractor
Pentagon says suspected Iran drone injured 5 soldiers
- A strike Thursday by a suspected Iranian-made drone killed a US contractor and wounded five American troops and another contractor in northeast Syria, the Pentagon said. American forces said they retaliated soon after with "precision airstrikes" in Syria targeting facilities used by groups affiliated with Iran's Revolutionary Guard,...
US Commander: Russia Is
Ignoring Syria Protocols
Mar 23, 2023 4:48 AM CDT
US Commander: Russia Is Ignoring Syria Protocols
He says armed jets are flying over US outpost almost every day
- The Black Sea, where Russian jets forced down an American drone last week, is far from the only potential flashpoint between US and Russian forces. Lt. Gen. Alexus Grynkewich at US Central Command says armed Russian jets have flown over the Al-Tanf base in southeast Syria almost every day this...
Army Brings Back
Old Recruiting Slogan
Mar 9, 2023 7:47 AM CST
Army Brings Back Old Recruiting Slogan
'Be All You Can Be' returns as Army struggles to meet recruitment goals
- After falling a long way short of its recruiting target last year, the Army has launched a new campaign with an old slogan. In a rebranding campaign unveiled Wednesday, the Army brought back its "Be All You Can Be" slogan, which was first used in 1981, replacing 1970s slogans...
War Game Results Don't
Bode Well for US Military
Mar 7, 2023 11:09 AM CST
War Game Results Don't Bode Well for US Military
'Wall Street Journal' finds that America isn't ready for a new era of conflict with China
- Last year, a war game simulation looked at what might happen if China launched an amphibious attack on Taiwan. China would be happy with the results: The US side ran out of long-range cruise missiles in a week, writes Michael R. Gordon in the
Wall Street Journal
. The reasons behind...
Pentagon to Military Members:
Stop Eating Poppy Seeds
Feb 22, 2023 10:40 AM CST
Pentagon to Military Members: Stop Eating Poppy Seeds
They could cause a failed drug test, memo warns
- It's a lesson that Elaine learned the hard way —and one that's not purely the stuff of TV lore . In a Feb. 17 memo , the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Gilbert Cisneros warned service members of the potential perils posed by poppy seeds as...
4 US Troops, and Dog,
Wounded in Syrian Raid
Feb 17, 2023 2:14 PM CST
4 US Troops, and Dog, Wounded in Syrian Raid
Helicopter strike killed a senior member of the Islamic State
- The US military said Friday that a helicopter raid led by its forces in northeast Syria left a senior leader with the Islamic State group dead and four American service members wounded. The operation was conducted Thursday night in partnership with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, which is allied with...
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